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.
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!
Today I experienced the Bengaluru Markets and did the “Pete” Walk.
From start to finish it was simply amazing. Our guide was Guru, super informative, very... read more friendly and his passion was clear to see. Being a local, he could tell you stay after story.
I was expecting this walk to be good, however it surpassed all expectations. Colours were insane, food markets, the endless flower markets, it was eye-opening. Our brunch stop was again incredible. We watched them make our Masala Dosa and I can honestly say it’s the best thing I’ve eaten since being here in Bangalore.
One final thing, at the end of the tour, I foolishly had no money on me. Struggling to find a cash machine, Tej, founder of the company, happily ordered me an Uber from her phone. Lifesaver!
Seriously, if you are in town and you want a true, local, traditional feel of Bangalore, there is nothing better than these guys.
Another great tour with my friends at Unventured!
Guru took me on 3/4 day adventure just outside of Bangalore, mixing up some cycling with a climb/scramble up to a hill-top... read more fort, and then back into the city for a late lunch.
Hotel pickup was at 6am Saturday morning.
Drove about an hour out of town, and then commenced cycling. We had a beautiful day for it. In total, we cycled 50km on Unventured's great mountain bikes that are well suited for the rural roads and villages outside of the city.
At about the 3/4 mark of the ride, we got off our bikes and hit Savandurga, an old fort high up a hillside, that was quite a scramble. Then back on to finish our ride, and then drove back into the city for some beers and a biryani lunch.
- This is my weekend exercise in the middle of a business trip, and I always love it.
- Stopped at Dodda Aalada Mara, a huge 400-year old banyan tree spread over 3 acres.
- Great views overlooking the Manchanabele reservoir.
- Scrambling up the hill at Savandurga, the largest monolithic hillock in Asia. Great views here, too, overlooking the plains, river and other hills.
As always, Guru is great fun to adventure with. Funny and engaging, and with an amazing knowledge of the countryside, birds and all. No pressure on the cycling apart from that which you bring with you yourself - which is always much appreciated.
The tour was lovely! Love the tour guide so caring and they have arrange a way to make it easier to visit with such young kids (toddler, baby and... read more a 10y old child)
My toddler had a coloring book,bananas, flowers and a ballon during the tour. She love it and kept saying Tuk! Tuk! all evening at home.
Thank you for making this tour magical!
I definitely recommend it.
Unventured as a tour company does a impeccable job and ensures they deliver the best guide service in the city. Niranjan had complete knowledge of city and showed us what... read more real Bangalore market is.