India and Sri Lanka are destinations that need little introduction! Two fantastically diverse and intoxicating countries packed full of mind-blowing landscapes and inspiring cultures – cyclists exploring here will have much to keep them smiling in the saddle. Here’s our round up of our top cycling experiences here:
1. Best for: Ancient palaces basked in sublime sunsets | Trip: Palaces and Lakes of Rajasthan, India
We say: New for 2017, we’re excited to bring you a journey steeped in historical traditions, where incredible, ancient architecture is ever-present on your cycling route. From the Pink City of Jaipur to the City of Lakes Udaiper, this is a tour for those seeking a taste of India’s rich culture.
2. Best for: Tea plantations and beautiful backwaters | Trip: Classic Kerala, India
You say: ‘This was the trip of a lifetime for me. A view of India from the saddle was an assault on all the senses: wonderful scenery, vibrant colours and so many unusual locations, a cacophony of new sounds, from whistling ducks at dawn to tuk tuks in the towns and villages.’ Lorraine, Derbyshire, UK.
3. Best for: A laid-back introduction to this corner of the world | Trip: Backroads and Beaches, Sri Lanka
We say: Located in the Indian Ocean, this underrated island is bursting with cultural wonder. Whether you’re soaking up the ancient Buddhist temples or gazing in awe at the incredible local wildlife, we guarantee there’s lots to get excited about here.