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  • Trip introduction

    This cycling tour takes you along the lifeline of the city, the Yamuna river, showing you the unique mix of colours, smells, sounds, tastes and unforgettable images of Delhi. You'll take a once-in-a-lifetime ride into the walled city of Old Delhi. From vibrant markets to small temples, this route gives you a true feeling of Delhi street life. As a special highlight you will enjoy a boat ride on the Yamuna river and a traditional breakfast at Karim's!

    Your tour package includes 2 English/Hindi speaking guides for a group. The main guide cycles in the first position, the client in-between and one co-guide in the last position to ensure nobody is left behind.

    For each tour, the maximum size is usually 9 participants in one group, to ensure you receive full attention. If your group is of a bigger size, it may be split into 2, 3 or more sub groups, and still conducted on the same day.

    IMPORTANT: During the summer season (April-September), the Yamuna tour does not include the boat ride due to the water condition. The Yamuna tour will still include a fascinating stop at the riverbank and a visit to the nearby cow shelter.

    Destination

    Intense and full of history, Old Delhi is a hub for travellers from all over the world. Behind every historical capital there is a great big river. The route is an ode to the Yamuna river that has been a silent witness to Delhi’s historic past. On this route, you will also learn a little about the rising levels of pollution and its impact on the river.

    Destination highlights

    Explore Old Delhi's hidden lanes | Enjoy a boat ride on the beautiful Yamuna river | Photograph historic and iconic monuments like the Red Fort and St. James' Church | Relish delicacies at Chandni Chowk and the famous Karim's restaurant

    Activity Details

    City tour

    Yes

    No

    700 feet

    700 feet

    13 kms

    2 English/Hindi speaking guides for a group + a mechanic on call for repair or assistance.

    Atlas

    4 yrs

    4 yrs

    Yes

    Yes

    150 cms

    Trip details
  • Yamuna Tour

    Behind every historical capital there is a great big river. The route is an ode to this river that has been a silent witness to Delhi’s history and is now a recurrent victim of its excesses.

    Starting from the little lanes of Shahjahanabad, while the city is still sleepy and calm, passing along the magnificently formidable walls of the Red Fort, you'll find yourselves on the meditative quiet banks of the Yamuna at Nigambodh Ghat. A boat-ride along its shores, migratory birds circling above the calm waters unravels the ritualistic devotion with which the Hindus treat the historic river. Despite its current struggles with pollution, the Yamuna is a goddess in the eyes of her devotees.

    The trip concludes with a memorable view of the Jama Masjid through the streets of Old Delhi. You'll find that the Yamuna Route is a true experience in the stimulating contradictions that is India.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Delite cinema

    Delite cinema

    06:30 AM

    Food

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  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made at least 48 hours prior to departure: Full refund

    For cancellations less than 48 hours before departure: No refund

    For cancellations done by the operator on the day of the tour (due to weather or security concerns) you will receive free re-booking for an alternative date, or a refund of INR 1750 of the booking price.

    Rules on trip

    Dogs (or other pets) are not allowed. Delhi streets are full of stray dogs who defend their territory.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    For guests with children:

    If needed, you will be provided a baby seat at the back of your bicycle (free of charge).

    For children cycling themselves, there are smaller bicycles, for which the child should be a minimum of 150 cm tall and able to cycle. Parents are advised to use their own discretion and judgement.
    • Cycling Delhi City tour Adventure Yamuna
    • Cycling Delhi City tour Adventure Yamuna
    • Cycling Delhi City tour Adventure Yamuna
    • Cycling Delhi City tour Adventure Yamuna
    • Cycling Delhi City tour Adventure Yamuna
  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Well-maintained comfortable city bicycles

    • Helmets (optional and on-request)
    • Baby seat (optional and on-request)
    • Mineral water
    • Chai (Indian tea)
    • Soft drinks
    • Snacks
    • Breakfast

    Excludes

    • Pick up and drop facilities

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Please dress conservatively and according to the local customs. We are guests of the old city and its people, so please respect their customs.
    • Do carry some warm clothes during winter (December and January).
    • Carry a rain coat in the monsoon and the summer months (for occasional showers).
    • Sunglasses
    • Cap
    • Not to wear - Shorts or figure-hugging/skimpy t-shirts or shirts
    • Toe-slippers/Chappals

    What not to Wear

    • Loose clothing that will tangle around you while swimming
    • Restrictive clothing
    • Flip-flops

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Well-maintained comfortable city bicycles
    • Helmets (optional and on-request)
    • Baby seat (optional and on-request. Prior intimation required.)

    You need to get

    • Sunglasses
    • Sunscreen (if required)
    • Caps (if required)

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry specific personal and prescribed medication only.