THAR BIKE EXPEDITION
Paths with blazing sand on both the sides and striking roads taking you through the Little Rann of Kutch and Thar Desert.
Activity Level Challenging
Accomodation Type Cozy
Gear up yourself for a thrilling experience… Paths with blazing sand on both the sides and striking roads taking you through the Little Rann of Kutch and Thar Desert… Your most awaited bike expedition is about to start! Treat your eyes with spectacular landscapes, tickle your taste buds with delicious local food, Rush the adrenaline levels throughout the expedition and get ready to revive!
We start the expedition from Ahmedabad and cover Zainabad, Bhuj, Sanchore, Jaisalmer, Sam sand dunes, Tanot, Jodhpur, Ranakpur, Kumbhalgarh, Udaipur and back to Ahmedabad. The voyage is blend of short and extended rides, with an intention to enjoy, not exhaust! We make it a point to visit most of the eminent places during this exhilarating journey.
A journey to cherish, a journey you will remember… this expedition is definitely a not-to-miss opportunity!
- Railway Journey by 3 Tier A.C, both ways.
- Accommodation at all Places/Camps on Twin Sharing Basis.
- Breakfast and Dinner.
- Entry and Jungle Safari Charges.
- Guide Charges.
- One Backup Vehicle With Mechanic.
- Biking Expert From GW
- Bike and Fuel Expenses.
- Bike Transportation Charges.
- Any Expenses Incurred Like Bike Damage, Use of Spare Parts etc.
- Lunch Throughout the Tour.
- Taxes as Applicable.
- Any Personal Expenses Other Than Mentioned Above.
- Any Cost Incurred Due to Man-Made or Natural Calamities.
Pune - Ahemedabad
Leave from Pune by Duronto at 21.35 hrs. Overnight journey.
Ahmedabad-Zainabad (106 kms)
Reach Ahmedabad at 06.15 hrs. Upon arrival pick up the bikes and have breakfast. After breakfast, start your ride to Zainabad. Zainabad is situated near Little Rann of Kutch. Reach Zainabad by evening. En-route we will visit Indian Wild Ass Sanctuary. It is famous as the world’s last refuge of the Indian Wild Ass. Leisure time in the evening followed by dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
Zainabad-Bhuj (268 KM)
Post early breakfast leave for Bhuj. Lunch en-route. Reach Bhuj by 16:00 hrs. Some time at leisure followed by dinner and overnight stay at a hotel.
(Bhuj is a famous destination for shopping of handicraft work like bandhni (tie-dye) and leatherwork. It is famous for the jolly nature of its citizens, who usually go to the surroundings of Hamirsar lake to relax.
Bhuj is also famous for its food, especially pakvans, dabelies (a local burger stuffed with mashed potato, cooked with masala curry and chutneys). The Gujarati Thali which is unlimited Gujarati food is a not-to-miss item in Bhuj. )
Lakhpat - Bhuj (270 KM)
Post early breakfast, leave for Lakhpat. Lakhpat is located at the mouth of Kori Creek. Lakhpat is the last village of Gujrat border. After Lakhpat sightseeing leave for Bhuj by 16:00 hrs. Reach Bhuj by 19:00 hrs. Dinner and overnight stay at a hotel.
Bhuj - Sanchore (331 KM)
Post early breakfast leave for Sanchore. Reach Sanchore by 19:00 hrs. Dinner and overnight stay at a hotel.
Sanchore is strategically located on National Highway 15. Sanchore has many hotels, restaurants, or dhabaas.
(Bhuj to Jaisalmer distance is around 623 kms. Hence we take an overnight halt in Sanchore)
Sanchore to Jaisalmer (292 KM)
Leave for Jaisalmer by 08:00 hrs. Reach Jaisalmer by 17:00. Rest and leisure time. Dinner and overnight stay at a hotel.
Jaisalmer to Sam Sand Dunes (40 KM)
Post breakfast leave for local sightseeing. Visit Patwon ki Haweli (The Patwon Ji ki Haveli is an interesting piece of Architecture and is the most important among the havelis in Jaisalmer. This is precisely because of two things, first that it was the first haveli erected in Jaisalmer and second, that it is not a single haveli but a cluster of 5 small havelis.) & Jaisalmer fort. (Made of sand stones and locally known as Sonar Quila, the Jaisalmer Fort is a dominating structure amidst sands). Have lunch and leave for Sam Sand Dunes by evening. Enjoy folk dance with camp fire and Rajasthani food at Sam Sand Dunes. Overnight stay at camp.
Sam - Tanot - Jaisalmer (260 KM)
Post early breakfast, leave for Tanot. Reach Tanot by late afternoon. After Tanot Mata darshan leave for Jaisalmer by 16:00 hrs. Reach Jaisalmer by 20:00 hrs. Dinner and overnight stay at a hotel.
Jaisalmer to Jodhpur (286 KM)
Post breakfast, leave for Jodhpur by 9:00 hrs. Lunch near Pokhran. Reach Jodhpur by 18:00 hrs. Rest and leisure time. Dinner and overnight stay at a hotel.
Jodhpur to Ranakpur (171KM)
Post breakfast leave for half day local sightseeing. Local sightseeing – Meharangarh & Jasvant thada. Have lunch and leave for Ranakpur by 15:00 hrs. Reach Ranakpur by 19:30 Hrs. Rest and leisure time. Dinner and overnight stay at a hotel.
Kumbhalgarh - Udaipur (152 KM)
After breakfast visit Ranakpur temple and Kumbhalgarh fort. Kumbhalgarh fort is the birth place of Maharana Pratap. Then leave for Udaipur. Reach Udaipur at 18:00 hrs. Rest and leisure time. Dinner and overnight stay at a hotel.
After breakfast, leave for half day local sightseeing. Visit Udaipur City Palace, Jagdish Temple & Monsoon Palace. Have lunch in the city during sightseeing. Leave for Ahmedabad by 16.00 hrs. Reach Ahmedabad by dinner time. Overnight in Ahmedabad hotel.
Ahmedabad to Pune
After breakfast, leave for Ahmedabad city sightseeing. Visit Sabarmati Ashram, after the Ashram, we will visit Adalaj Baav. After dinner board the Pune-Duronto Train at 22.30 hrs.
Reach Pune by 07.10 hrs.
For all our adventure expeditions, we provide you accommodation at staggering and exquisite locations; either in Three Star Properties or in Tented Camps with all the basic facilities. We just have the perfect vista of the mountains through a wooden window than plush upholstery, a true taste of experiential luxury. As our responsibility towards the environment we choose our properties on basis of their eco commitments. We stick to no littering and creating as little plastic waste as possible to preserve the sanctity of the nature. Accommodation in all hotels/camps is provided on a twin sharing basis.
- Is there a flight option to this location?
Yes, flights can be opted thus saving one day at the start of the tour and the end; however certain flight timings do not coincide with the train timings; and thus the flight itinerary might make you compromise on the typical itinerary.
Contact our travel consultants to figure out the best possible options.
- What to expect when in Thar?
The bike expedition of Thar will take you through various regions. Your travel will cover the Kutch region where you will witness the largest salt desert. The travel further will be through deserts, exploring ancient temples, forts and palaces.
- What is the usual sharing for accommodation?
The accommodations are always on double sharing basis unless otherwise opted for. Single sharing basis attracts an additional nominal fee, while triple sharing allows you to be eligible for a small discount.
- How is the climate in Thar?
The best time for this expedition is during the winters. December being the peak season for tourism it is always convenient to travel in the month of January. It is also a festive time in this month and one can get to experience the culture in the region.
- Who all can be a part of this tour?
Any person who is well versed with riding a geared bike and has a valid license can be part of this expedition.
- What is the difficulty level of this expedition?
The travel throughout the expedition is smooth as it is a state/ national highway. It is a non rugged terrain. One should remember that this an expedition and not a leisure trip and hence safety is of utmost importance.
- Benefits of travelling with Go Wild?
We pride in being experts in adventure and bike expedition from last 7 years. Having conducted innumerable expeditions our expert tour leader makes sure that every person traveling is given all the necessary instructions, safety guidelines and is taken care off. In case of any emergency situations, we can provide immediate backup support. We make sure to provide with a back up vehicle with driver and mechanic.
- What do I pack for my travel?
Packing for a bike expedition needs more gears and packing than that on a normal tour. We provide you with a detailed list of things to be carried before the tour which will help you to pack, right before the expedition.
- Is network connectivity easily available?
As the travel throughout the journey will be mostly through villages and cities, network and internet
connectivity is available.
- Is it safe?
All expeditions conducted by us follow the highest safety standards, and we take all necessary precautions involved. However its worthy of noting, that being cautious goes a long way in preventing any mishaps.