India Cycle Challenge 2016

Join us on this exciting charity challenge as we ride the tribal trails and royal pathways through India’s colourful “Land of the Kings” – Rajasthan.

Our Indian charity cycle challenge will provide us with an ‘off-the-beaten-track’ adventure, through some of the best hill and desert landscapes that Rajasthan has to offer. We’ll cover a total distance of 400km over 6 consecutive days in the saddle through this fascinating region of India. Experiencing India at it’s best on this charity bike ride, we’ll have opportunities to explore the amazing painted “havelis” (mansions) of Shekawati – a remote area where rich merchants once aimed to outdo each other by painting their homes in ever more exuberant styles. Time has largely stood still since this extravagant heyday, making this a fascinating area in which to hold this charity challenge.

From Shekawati we head further into rural Rajasthan, an area of stunning desert landscapes, dotted with villages of vibrant colour – a complete contrast to the world-renowned sights of Delhi, Jaipur and the Taj Mahal; with which we end our charity challenge!

Come and cycle “The Land of the Kings”…

Day 1 – We depart the UK on our overnight flight to Delhi.

Day 2 – We’ll be met at Delhi airport and taken by coach directly to the Midway Hotel, Behror, a 2½ hour drive.

Day 3 – From here we cycle to Jhunjhunu: Cycling distance – 45km

Day 4 – Today we cycle from Jhunjhunu to Mahansar: Cycling distance – 45km

Day 5 – Our cycling today takes us through stunning desert landscapes to Nawalgarh, stopping in Mandawa: Cycling distance – 60 km

Day 6 – We push on, cycling to Danta through classic Rajasthani villages, well away from the established tourist routes: Cycling distance – 85km

Day 7 – Today we continue our cycling challenge and bike to Sambhar Salt Lake, approached through the Aravalli Hills: Cycling distance – 75km

Day 8 – Following breakfast, we don our helmets one last time and cycle to Pachewar: Cycling distance – 85km

Day 9 – We’ll have a quick look at Amber Fort, one of the most impressive sights in Rajasthan, as we pass by on our way to Agra, a 5 hour drive away.

Day 10 – Depending on flight times, there may be some time in Delhi, before transferring to the airport for our flight to the UK, arriving back the same day.

 

If you have registered, considering registering or have a any questions about this challenge or fundraising for it please email us at fundraising@cornerstone.org.uk and we will offer you a range of support to meet your needs.

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