Unventured is a small group only experiential travel company that organises bike, hike, and dive tours across India and South East Asia. Our experiences are off the beaten path and aim to open you up to the local culture, food, with insights into the history, natural wealth, and knowledge about the region you travel to.
In an Unventured expedition, you might not get to experience luxury travel; but instead, find real-world experiences! As part of our quest to create these experiences we collaborate with the locals of the region and bring together a wholesome experience that combines:
All of our guides are experienced cyclist and travellers. We pair our travels with expert local guides with experienced Unventured tour leaders to ensure that you get the perfect balance of insider insights and attentive personal service. Our tour leaders will support you and ride with you throughout the tour. Our guides are from a range of backgrounds; each has their own individual qualities, which add to your experience. They will in most cases be fully trained in first aid for adventure travel and are competent bike mechanics. On some tours a bike mechanic will also accompany the group and look over and service your bike daily.
We are meticulous in our planning and logistics. So you can live every moment of the adventure; undistracted, undisturbed, and unperturbed.
An Unventured experience is all about attention to detail. This goes with the logistical aspect of support and making for good quality content and delivery through our tour leaders.
Unventured is a small group tour company, and hence our group size is never more than 12-14. It is a mixed gender group and you’ll always be in the company of like-minded Unventured travellers, who also seek fun, adventure, and local experiences. It’s always a great experience to share the night sky under a campfire or in the comfort of a dining tent reliving the day’s adventure with the rest of the team. Our support set-up is planned to ensure guest comfort, but not luxury.
Our amazing tour leaders, who will not only make your journey fun and interesting, but will also be there to address any of your needs with regard to food, accommodation, and other facilities. Rest assured, being hard-core travellers themselves, they’ll make sure to do everything possible to make sure you can leave your worries behind and enjoy the moment.
We pair our travels with expert local guides with experienced Unventured tour leaders to ensure that you get the perfect balance of insider insights and attentive personal service. Our tour leaders will support you and ride with you throughout the tour. Our guides are from a range of backgrounds; each has their own individual qualities, which will add to your experience. They will, in most cases, be fully trained in first-aid for adventure travel and are competent bike mechanics. On some tours, a bike mechanic will also accompany the group and look over and service your bike regularly.
At Unventured, we believe in delivering the promise that we have made to our traveller. Subcontracting or commissioning our promise of an experience to another contractor not only compromises on the quality but drops integrity. All Unventured tours are lead and delivered by us.
An Unventured, Tour Leaders will accompany you on your tour ensuring an Unventured experience of meeting local people, hear their stories, enjoy their food, learn of their way of life and culture in a way that brings every destination to life.
At Unventured, we take pride in becoming one with the region we travel to. Our tour leaders are usually locals from the region and we also work closely with local teams to help our crew. What set’s an Unventured Experience apart is that since our tour leaders are locals, they have vast local knowledge and experience of the terrain, culture, food, and all the nuances that are intrinsic to the place.
On an Unventured tour, you’ll mingle with locals, enjoy a taste of their way of life and gain special insights from your tour leader. Our idea is not to indulge in luxury travel where you’re far away from the realities of life; but real-world experiences – just with a softer impact!
Be prepared to taste some delicious local cuisine, indulge in a local sport, stay in a homestay or even witness a cooking class, perhaps. You never know what’s in store in an Unventured experience. Keep an open mind, and we promise you won’t be disappointed!
While we don’t really believe in “luxury” (we think it gets in the way!), we do make sure everything is of the highest quality, including your experience. Many places we go to are rural and remote. But given the circumstances, we make sure that all our guests are comfortable and well taken care of.
While accommodation is generally a budget or tourist class place (2-3 star), at tented camps (on some of our trips) each individual is given a separate tent. Food will be served fresh sourced locally or prepared by our very own travelling kitchen.
We try and make sure the food is nutritious and delicious, but do note that on some of our trips to remote and off-the-beaten-path destinations, we are dependent on what we can source locally.
Tej and Guru of unventured , Thank you for taking us on such amazing cycle trails and hikes. Every trail of yours is unique and so well researched by you... read more . You enthral and captivate Us with stories along the way yet ensure that we are safe and secure. Riding with you guys has been one of the best experiences I’ve had and I look forward to many more with you. Will come with you anywhere , that’s the confidence you’ve instilled in me.
I strongly recommend all of you out there to take a journey along with unventured . You won’t find anyone as good as them
Words can't justify the Excellent experience Unventured provides.
Unventured are just not an experience curated company.
They offer a wrapper of joyful experiences in a 4 hour long journey!
... read more /> We were a group of friends new to cycling and they cross all the T's and dot each I's.
From handpicking cycles to suit our height and comfort to guiding us across the entire journey they ensure our safety and comfort while making sure we are enthralled and captivated by the stories they churn out about the places we visit.
We look forward to doing more such long multi-city cycling and trekking trips.
I Highly recommend Unventured for a complete experience.
I had moved jobs to Bangalore recently from Chennai (2015). When I enrolled for a quick 4 hour bicycle tour of south Bangalore, my expectations were more to check out... read more if riding a bicycle is my thing, based on which I could decide to buy a cycle for daily work commute or not.
Navigating south Bangalore was not of much interest to me. But kudos to the unventured team (Guru & Tejaswini) who made the 4 hours so enjoyable, that I ended up recommending this tour to several of my kith and kin. Starting with the memorable breakfast at MTR Lal Bagh, the rest of the trip was pretty scenic and relaxing.
I did get important tips from Tejaswini & guru which helped me buy a bicycle. I look forward to undertake the Bhutan or the Ladakh trip with unventured some day in the future.
I’ve taken over bike trips all over the world , and Unventured is my favorite . Our guide Tej was fantastic....friendly, knowledgeable, supportive and organized. There was... read more a good balance of riding challenges & discovering local culture. Our children (ages 10-13 ) absolutely loved the bike tour around Nandi Hills. We will definitely be booking another biking trip soon.
Had a lovely day listening to the amazing in depth knowledge Bala shared of all the attractions on the tour itinerary .... all day long ! His energy is amazing... read more and he is very friendly and kind. Such a day well spent and I totally recommend this tour to anyone wanting a private or group tour of Bangalore’s interesting places! He guides you with ease from place to place and I found myself wearing flower garlands in my hair and eating lunch off a banana leaf like a true local ! I learnt so much and he answered all my questions and waited patiently as I took a tone of photos along the way ! Loved every minute of it ! Highly valuable experience!