This add-on can be booked in conjunction with any group tour, city break and tailor-made itinerary that visits Delhi, and is offered on Saturday mornings.
Experience a different side of Old Delhi with an early morning bike ride. Heading out before the city awakens, we discover hidden gems on two wheels before the hustle and bustle of the day begins.
Our cycling tour will include a stop at Turkman Gate - one of the five remaining gates of Old Delhi. At Kulcha Bakery we'll see the bakers preparing bread for the day and we'll also stop outside of Jama Masjid - one of the largest mosques in India.
Continuing on we'll visit Gurudwara Sis Ganj - a Sikh temple and the location of a community kitchen that serves up to 20,000 people every day. At the Spice Market we'll head up to the rooftop to enjoy hot tea and cookies while enjoying views of the city below, and then we'll eat a traditional Indian breakfast at a local café before finishing up our morning cycling tour of Old Delhi with a ride through the narrow backstreets.
Starts/Ends: New Delhi
This cycling tour is offered on a Saturday morning in Delhi. Departs hotel at 05:00, returns at 10:00 (Mar - Aug) & 06:00 to 11:00 (Sep - Feb).
For all group tours starting in Delhi on a Saturday you could book this excursion with pre-tour accommodation.
For Taj Traveller, Taj Express, Taj & Raj, India for Teens, and Amritsar & the Golden Triangle group tours, the final day of your tour is a Saturday meaning you could book this trip without needing to book additional accommodation.
Special departures: Sat 03 November 2018 and Fri 25 Oct 2019 to coincide with our Diwali, Festival of Lights tour and Sun 17 March 2019, to coincide with our Holi Festival tour.
Mountain bikes with disc brakes & helmets are provided, all you need is comfortable clothes (avoid shorts if you can as we will be visiting some religious places) and a sense of adventure. Padded bike pants would only be required if you scare easily.
This tour is by no means for only experts or skilled cyclists. The pace is leisurely and not that of the Tour de France, so if you can ride a bike you are most welcome to join.
Transfers from your hotel to and from the cycling tour start/ end point in Old Delhi
Rental of mountain bikes and helmet
Services of an experienced English-speaking local guide and cycle crew to assist along the way
A tasty Indian breakfast in the heart of the Old City, once the tour has finished