Here are what some of our customers have had to say about our Indian Himalayas cycling holidays...
David Brixey, West Sussex, UKRaju and his team were excellent. They had very good local knowledge, they went out of their way to look after us and to make sure that we had everything that we needed to get the most from the trip.
Charlotte Hall, Northants, UK
I just wanted to personally say how much I enjoyed the biking! I didn't get off to a great start with my lung related uselessness and road hugging experience (I left my knee in Manali!) but due to the amazing Raju and his team it was soo fantastic! I did find it obviously very challenging but with the breathtaking scenery, amazing care and great group it was all made so much easier! I am now plotting the next biking experience next year!
Keith & Pat Green , Dudley, West Midlands, England
This is the third redspokes trip we have been on and we were not disappointed. Our redspokes guide Felipe and local guide shusheel and his helpers looked after us really well. The locals were friendly and the scenery was awesome. The camp beds were comfortable and the breakfast and evening meals were delicious.
Kevin Bailey, Worcestershire, England
What a great trip! Thanks for running with such low numbers after the cancellation of the Tibet trip. Ramesh , our guide, was brilliant and I would definitely go with him again. He cycled every metre with us and was a fantastic companion ensuring we were comfortable at all times. We had the most fabulous food and always felt that our every comfort was being catered for, right down to early morning tea in bed and a nice steaming bowl of hot water to wash in! Even a hot water bottle on those cold high mountains, it goes without saying that this is one of the most beautiful and dramatic routes in the world and every day was jaw dropping. Brilliant! Particularly good transfers which made life so much less stressed.
Ken Moyer, Pennsylvania, USA
The trip was well planned from the start. We enjoyed a brief taste of Delhi, riding a tuk-tuk around town, and then had a chance to acclimatize riding a train and then driving to Manali. The mountains, monasteries and Indian cuisine offered an exotic experience. With the high altitude, the day long bike rides invigorated us as we enjoyed a close-up experience with the local village people. Camping was very comfortable, from our cots and dining tent to the home-made food. Ramesh, our guide, and Aneil, our cook, plus our driver, made us feel very welcome. They were professional and personable.I would highly recommend this trip for the fit cyclist who wants to experience northern Indian life.
David Smith, Manchester, England
Quite a challenging trip, but overall it was excellent. I wasn't fully aware of the effects of the altitude but I was confident in the staff should there have been a problem! Great views and an excellent in site into another culture. Would definitely recommend it...
Christine Bratton, Brooklyn, NY, USAEnjoyable and well-organized trip with like-minded fellow cyclists. Enthusiastic leader and great local support team. Gorgeous, spectacular terrain and scenery.
Mark Swindall, Worthing, West Sussex, England
Great opportunity to experience a remote wilderness area and really test your cycling. Truly a memorable trip, encompassing a wide variety of scenic and cultural opportunities, and excellent value
Julia Swindall, Worthing, West Sussex, England
Despite suffering badly from altiude sickness (I was only well enough to do three days cycling) I have come away feeling I had a great trip and feel privilegd that I was able to stay with the group and to have seen the Himalayas. ( this was only possible because of the excellent care and support I recieved from Felipe Sushil and my husband Mark).I may be tempted one day to give it another go!
Richard Searle, Hornsby, Australia
The bike tour from Manali to Leh in August/September 2010 was wonderful. The tour guide, Susheel, and the rest of the support were great. We had a 120km detour due to flooding that damaged the road, but this only added to the experience as we got to travel through a more remote area. It's a pity that a few people pulled out of the tour beforehand, as they missed out. Hope you can get the numbers to keep running the trip in future.