Well known for their excellent active adventure holidays, Exodus Travels has an amazing Asia portfolio. Here ate the best hiking and cycling adventure tours in Asia by Exodus Travels.
Described by T.E. Lawrence as "vast, echoing and God-like...", it is at Wadi Rum that red sandstone rocks reach up from the desert floor to the high desert sky. The area is at its most dramatic early and late in the day, when the soft light and blue sky create a coppery effect on the sand. Here you hike through canyons and wadis, camping like the local Bedouin among the rock formations. Imagining ancient caravans of spice traders travelling far and wide to sell their wares, you walk into Petra, the Rose Red City hewn from the rock. Here you discover tombs, temples and treasuries, and as you climb up to find magnificent views and vistas, you begin to understand why Lawrence loved this land.
Ride through the mountains and deserts of the land Lawrence of Arabia loved, on this 9-day adventure cycling holiday in Jordan. Starting the in the capital Amman we travel to the ancient ruins at Jerash, from where we ride through olive groves and villages to Madaba. After admiring the Byzantine mosaics we ride up Mt Nebo before enjoying a fantastic freewheeling ride down to the Dead Sea. A transfer vehicle takes us to Petra which we will explore on foot before cycling to Little Petra and on through traditional Bedouin territory to Aqaba on the Red Sea. A highlight for many will be the ride into Wadi Rum where the red-sand rocks make for some of the most spectacular desert scenery anywhere on earth. Enjoy a night in a camp (and perhaps sleep out under the stars) and a jeep safari before returning to Amman.
Nepal's Everest Base Camp has captivated the minds of trekkers around the world ever since the 1920's and the multi-day hike to basecamp offers some of the most breathtaking scenery you will see anywhere in the Himalaya. In addition, the fascinating culture and a personal sense of achievement will make this a once-in-a-lifetime trek.
Between the soaring peaks of the Himalaya and the steamy expanses of India, Nepal is a nirvana for hikers, trekkers and lovers of mountains. One of the country's most famous trail is the Annapurna Circuit, offering an unrivalled variety of cultures and scenery. You trek past Buddhist and Hindu temples and through villages, deep forests and semi-desert. The views are out of this world, as is the trek over the famous Thorong La Pass.
Nepal's Annapurna Sanctuary is a natural amphitheatre surrounded by such lofty peaks as Annapurna 1 and Machhapuchhare. The Annapurna Sanctuary trek takes you from lower forest-clad valleys into the heart of the Sanctuary for marvelous views of these mountains. We spend a day inside this stunning arena before hiking out to Pokhara via a different trail.
Between the hills of the Western Ghats and its rich wildlife, the backroads of Kerala with its serene countryside and the Indian Ocean coast with its splendid beaches, southern India is a wonderful place to explore by bicycle. Join us for the bike ride of a lifetime enjoying the region's wonderful food and exploring tranquil villages, elaborately decorated temples and the wildlife sanctuaries of India's deep south.
Saddle up and cycle the quiet backroads of Sri Lanka. Splendid temples, ancient ruins, welcoming people and flavourful food are all to be found within this small country and it is the perfect destination to explore by bicycle. Pedal to the fortress at Sigiriya and the hill country towns of Kandy and Nuwara Eliya. Ride through the cool highlands with its tea plantations, waterfalls and beautiful vistas, before dropping to the south coast. Here you get to search for leopards in Yala National Park before spending some time on the beautiful beaches.
Traditional ways live strong in Myanmar. Witness the leg-rowers of Inle Lake, the ethnic villages of the north and trishaw and carts in the streets, all watched over by betel-chewing grandmothers. Travelling by bicycle is a sure way to be in touch with the land as you cycle among the hundreds of temples and stupas at Bagan, along the shores of tranquil Inle Lake and through the beautiful scenery of the Shan Highlands. Are you ready to cycle the road to Mandalay?
Thailand, Cambodia & Vietnam
Ride through beautiful South East Asian countryside, from the capital of Thailand to the famous temples of Angkor. Continue to Cambodia's capital Phnom Penh and on to the Mekong Delta, a picturesque area of ride paddies, waterways and forgotten villages. End your trip in the hustle and bustle of Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), Vietnam's largest metropolis.
Saddle up and follow the highways and byways of beautiful Vietnam on this two-week holiday. Cycling is still the transportation of choice for many locals and you and them will delight in each other's company. Cycle the length of Vietnam from the commercial city of Saigon to the coast at Mui Ne, through the highlands around Dalat and along the coast to Hoi An. Explore the imperial city of Hue before a cruise on stunning Along Bay and ending in the capital Hanoi.
Borneo is endless deep green jungles and stunning mountains. On this tour you get to trek Mount Kinabalu, explore the rainforests on foot and spot wild orangutans and proboscis monkeys. In mainland Malaysia meanwhile we hike through the Cameron Highlands with its tea plantations and take a canopy and a night walk in Taman Negara National Park in search of wildlife and birds. This is Malaysia, a land for adventure-seekers.
Explore beautiful seascapes, pretty farmlands and the mountains of the Japanese Alps on this 2-week cycling holiday through rural Japan. You will visit age-old villages, markets and temples and stay at a ryokan, a traditional Japanese inn. A fitting end to this biking trip in Japan is a stay in Kyoto where you can visit its Zen gardens and temples.