FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHY SHOULD I DO THIS TOUR?
For a very memorable riding experience through forests, archaeological places, waterfalls, caves, lakes and a hitherto unexplored but really beautiful part of Incredible India.
WHAT KIND OF SUPPORT IS PROVIDED DURING THE TOUR? WHAT ELSE IS INCLUDED?
This is a fully supported bicycle tour. There will be 1-2 support stations along the route with ample supply of water, drinks, beverages, energy bars, snacks etc. Beside this there will be multiple backup and breakdown support vehicles plying the routes. Mobile medical assistance and access to physiotherapist will also be available during the tour.
Four nights’ accommodation on sharing basis.
Sightseeing at Sirpur and Kotumsar Caves.
Breakfast and Dinner in the hotel and meals and refreshments during the ride on all 4 days.
Luggage transportation from one point to another on all days.
Transport back to Raipur from tour finish point.
Bicycle transport back to Raipur.
A Tour Jersey and other goodies.
Finishers' Medal and Certificate
Cool-Off Party at the end of the tour.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO DO THIS TOUR?
Anyone who wants to go on an active vacation instead of a run of the mill lazy vacation, either with family or solo. You should be able to ride a bicycle is the only requirement.
CAN SOMEONE ACCOMPANY ME ON THE TOUR?
Yes anyone, even your kids can accompany you on this tour, provided they also ride during the tour.
DOES THE TOUR FEE INCLUDE TRANSPORT TO AND FROM RAIPUR?
Yes. Tour is from Raipur to Raipur, which means all the participants, their baggage and bikes will be transported from Raipur and will be brought back to Raipur from finish point. During tour participants will be depositing their bags each morning to the transport truck and they will be transported to their respective rooms at next hotel.
IS ACCOMMODATION AT RAIPUR INCLUDED?
No Raipur stay is not included in tour fees, however we can help you with finding a comfortable stay at reasonable price, if you so desire.
IS THERE A LUGGAGE LIMIT?
There is a one bag per rider limit. Each rider is entitled to one piece of baggage (the max limit is 30 litres/15 Kgs). However we advise you not to carry any fragile items or expensive gadgets/ equipments in your baggage. We do not provide any guarantee for the safety of any fragile/expensive items in the baggage. We will not be responsible for any loss/ theft or damages.
WHAT KIND OF BICYCLE IS MOST SUITABLE FOR THIS TOUR? DO I BRING MY OWN BICYCLE?
In our recce done recently we found most of the road to be smooth and perfect for road bikes, so we would suggest you to bring a road bike for this tour and we expect most of the participants will be bringing road bikes. However a cross bike can be very useful as well. We also expect to see some hybrids lining up at the start line, so I think they are ok too. We won't suggest mountain bikes for this tour, but if that's what you have and are confident of doing the distances involved here with it, we are not going to stop you :-)
CAN I GET A BICYCLE ON RENT FOR THE TOUR AT RAIPUR?
Yes we can arrange bicycles on rent for your for Rs. 4000 for the duration of the tour. However we only have MTBs available for rent.
HOW DO I TRAVEL WITH MY BICYCLE TILL RAIPUR?
Modern bicycles are really easy to carry in cars using a bike rack, or even in the boot of the car. If you are travelling by train, then you can easily remove both the wheels and then carry the bike with you in some bag. If you are flying to Raipur, then you can easily check-in your bike in bike-box. Local bike shops can help you with packing it in a cardboard box, if you don't have a proper bike bag for travelling. People travel all over the world with their bikes, so it's a good idea to talk to someone who has already done so. You can also check very popular cycling forum Cyclop on Facebook for more info.