At Unventured our goal is to create unique offbeat experiences that engage the travellers and helps them soak in the local flavours, history, and culture of the region.
Our trails and activities can vary in its intensity based on the regions’ geographical variations in terrain, by its altitude and by the facilities and format. Some trails/activities can be more physically demanding than some others. To ensure you have a good knowledge and information about the intensity of the trail/activity, each of our trails have been graded across 3 levels of intensity.
NOTE: Our trail/activity intensity grading is only an indicator of the intensity levels. Always request for more information and ensure you speak to one of our representative who will interact with you to understand your physical abilities and suggest if the trail will be challenging and yet suitable for you.
Our high-intensity trails/activities are both physically and technically demanding. Knowledge of the activity must be at an advanced level. Duration of the activity is longer and hence more demanding.
Cycling: These will be longer duration trails suitable for people with more technical riding skills. You will be subjected to a whole day of cycling mostly with steep hilly incline sections. Distances covered can vary with the terrain and altitude of the region.
Hiking: More than 5-6 hours of hiking in a day. Distances covered can vary with the region, but the hike will be in steep inclines and not necessarily have well-paved paths.
Diving: Longer dive days with more technically demanding dive conditions. Water temperature and currents will determine the intensity of a dive tour.
Medium intensity trails/activities strike a good balance between physical activity and fun. The activity may still be longer full-day sessions, but will not be technically demanding although they can be physically demanding.
Cycling: The duration of the trail will be shorter and more suitable for people who are physically active with well-grounded basics in cycling. You may be subjected to a whole day of cycling with some hilly incline climbing sections. Distances covered can vary with the terrain and altitude of the region.
Hiking: More than 3-4 hours of hiking in a day. Distances covered can vary with the region, but the hike will involve some sections of climbing but this region will have better-paved pathways.
Diving: Diving in conditions that are physically tiring, but not technically demanding.
Our low-intensity trails/activities are ideal for beginners or individuals who are not intent on physically challenging themselves, but are keen on the Unventured way of travel, i.e. soaking in a region and all that comes with it. The activity may still be full-day sessions but can be done at a slower pace. The activity may also be spread over shorter sessions during the day.
Cycling: The duration of the trail will be shorter and suitable for people who know the basics of cycling. You may be subjected to a whole day of cycling but with a lot of breaks in between. Distances covered can vary with the terrain and altitude of the region.
Hiking: This entails more than 3-4 hours of hiking in a day. Distances covered will be very short and mostly as a activity, for example, exploring a temple complex/ historical site / nature reserve.
Diving: All our dive sessions are either classified medium or high and will not be graded low on intensity due to the physically demanding nature of the activity.
My family recently did a 3 hour cycle ride around Hesserghettq lake. Tej was an excellent guide- She was patient, kept us safe, really friendly and knowledge about the area.... read more Everything was very organised and well planned. They provided great snacks and we stoped for coffee along the way, and ended with a much needed coconut water. The scenery throughout is beautiful and peaceful, going through little villages and passing lots of farm land. It felt like we had truly escaped the city for a few hours. I highly recommend the tour.
This is the second time I was a part of an Unventured expedition. A friend and I decided to partake the Makalidurga Fort Hike. Like the last trip I took... read more with Unventured which was the Nandi Hills cycling tour, everything was very well organized. Our guide Guru was enthusiastic, professional and friendly. I did not expect the hike to be on such rocky terrain or to be so steep. I am apprehensive of slippery rocks and steep heights. However I have to commend our guide here for the extent of his encouragement. He literally goaded me and pulled up up to the fort and assisted me a great deal while descending as well. The terrain was frankly difficult for me and terrifying at times. I only wish a bit more description of what to expect from the terrain was given. Still, as with Unventured tours it was an experience to remember for a lifetime. The fort, the temple on top and the views were spectacular as was the surrounding forest and the nature that we saw. In the end the sense of exhilaration is enormous. I got what I came for. Thank you Unventured Tours.
We did a 3 hours cycling tour around Hesserghetta lake with Tej. There were 2 children with us (under 5 yrs). Tej and Swathi, right from the beginning understood our... read more requirements, addressed our questions promptly, were there on time and fantastically organised this for us.
Strongly recommended if you want to plan an outdoor excursion in and around Bangalore with them. They plan very well - everything right from the cycles provided with safety seats for children, to refreshments on the route - was well thought through and executed.
Unventured curated this 3-hour fabulous cycling get away for me and my wife at Nandi Hills for our anniversary. A pleasant and rejuvenating experience so memorable!
Big thanks to... read more Guru and Niranjan for the diligent planning and follow-up to ensure they had all the information and inputs, very professional i should say. The best part of this 20kms cycling trip was the special brunch and chocolate cake they organised for us at Nandi Railway Station below this huge tree!
A special mention of Mahadesh from their team who was also very helpful with getting us the cycles to the start point and arranging the picnic basket with all safety and hygiene protocols followed.
Truly cherish this trip for a life-time!
My friends and I did the Nandi Cycle trail on the 16th of August 2020. This being my first cycle trail in over 15 years, i was a bit... read more nervous. Having said that, Tej and Guru did a good job in giving me helpful tips and making me comfortable.
The trail in itself was moderate yet very scenic, it was a pleaure to have a nice group for friendly riders to ride along. Guru has vast knowledge on the places that we visited during the 20Km trail and did not hesitate in answering any of our queries.
I definitely look forward to joining them in their next adventure.