1. IS IT SAFE TO CYCLE IN CHANDIGARH?
Yes! Chandigarh is one of the few cities of India with dedicated lanes for cycling. You will be surprised how easy it is to cycle around. We follow a carefully designed route to maximise safety and ensure that no one rides without a hi-quality helmet.
2. HOW DO I BOOK A TOUR WITH CHANDIGARH BYCYCLE?
The easiest way is to write to us. You could also give us a call on +91 99 8877 6560. Please mention details like height and helmet size for each individual rider so that preparations can be made accordingly.
3. HOW MANY PEOPLE WILL THERE BE?
A maximum of 9 guests are allowed on each tour to ensure safety and quality. Tailor made/ Customized tours will be reserved exclusively for you.
4. WHAT IS THE PAYMENT POLICY?
If you possess an Indian credit/ debit card you could reserve your tour in advance by paying us through Instamojo (We will send you a payment link once the booking has been confirmed by us. Payment can also be made in cash on the day of the confirmed tour before the start of the tour. We are also integrating payment gateways with our website to accept payments from International cards.
5. IN WHAT LANGUAGE WOULD THE TOUR BE CONDUCTED?
We offer tours in English and basic French.
6. SHOULD I CARRY WATER?
We will provide you 1 one-litre bottle of packaged drinking water for the tour.
7. ARE REFRESHMENTS INCLUDED?
Yes, refreshments (lassi/ coconut water/ tea/ coffee and a snack) are included in the price of the tour. These are usually served at the end of the tour.
8. DO I NEED A HIGH LEVEL OF FITNESS?
If you know how to ride a bike, you are good to go. Our cycling tour is conducted at a gentle pace and there are many stops. In case you need to slow down, all you need is to let the guide know.
9. WHAT DO YOU RECOMMEND TO DO AFTER THE TOUR?
Our tours are designed to give you an overview of the city, but you may wish to revisit the place to find out about it in more detail later. Chandigarh Tourism offers a walking tour of the Capitol Complex which includes the High Court, The Secretariat and the Assembly Buildings. The 2 hour long tours are conducted multiple times a day.
10. HOW HOT/ COLD WILL IT GET?
In summers, we recommend starting at 7:00 am or before to steer clear of the heat as the temperature can rise quickly during the day (upto 45 degrees celsius!). As winter mornings can get cold in Chandigarh, we suggest to begin the tour after 8 am. Rainfall is most likely in the monsoon season (late July/August/early September). For cancellations done by CBC on the tour date itself due to weather conditions, we offer free re-booking on an alternative date, or a refund.
11. WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
In summer, men and women can come in regular shorts or loose khakis and t-shirts. Do carry a rain coat if its raining or seems like it will. During winters sweaters or light sports jackets would be needed as departure time will be cold (should you opt for the recommended departure time). Don’t bring caps as wearing helmets during cycle rides is mandatory. Helmets also offer some protection from sun. You might want to apply sunscreen and get your sunglasses as we will be out in the sun for a few hours.
12. HOW LONG WILL THE TOUR BE?
- Essential Chandigarh: 3 hours approximately
- Architectural Tour: 3 1/2 hours approximately
13. WHERE WILL THE TOUR END?
Our city-tours end at Sukhna Lake, Chandigarh. The lake is well connected by way of buses and rickshaws with the rest of the city.