Holiday ideas for 2020 & 2021

We are now taking new bookings for autumn 2020, winter 2020/21 and summer 2021, so let us inspire you with some holiday ideas:

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Pack your bags and get ready to explore one of the most popular tourist destination in India – Himachal Pradesh as we are offering the best Himachal Tour Packages at exciting prices. Himachal Pradesh is one of the most famous and popular tourists destination in India and a must see destination for those who love mountains.

Himachal tour in India, the Dtravco way

The state is popular for its beautiful landscape with fresh lakes, gushing rivers, snow capped mountains, fruits and flowers laden trees, rich diversity and cultural heritage of arts and living style of people in Himachal Pradesh and this make it a tourist’s paradise.

If you are planning your Holiday Trip to Himachal then, you should definitely go through our Himachal Holidays packages to pick the best package as per your budget and enjoy a wonderful and unforgettable trip. DTravcos is offering you the best holiday packages to Himachal that includes from the shortest duration of 2Nights/3Days Shimla tour to the longest 13Nights/14Days tour to Himachal and much more. Considering your requirements and budget we have designed our Himachal Tour so that you can enjoy a wonderful trip.

Book & travel with confidence

Book with confidence

  • Amend your booking up to the day before travel
  • Speedy, no-quibble refunds if we cannot operate your holiday
  • No price rises: book for summer 2021 at 2020 prices
  • Bonded with ATOL and ABTA



Travel with confidence

  • We only work with accommodation owners, taxi drivers and bike suppliers who are ‘Covid Compliant’
  • Travel arrangements tailored to you, including the option to drive to your holiday
  • 24-hour helpline in case of emergencies


A good way to holiday

  • Off-the-beaten track destinations
  • Walking, cycling, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing – ideal ways to explore while social distancing
  • Small hotels which can be relied on to take good care of Dtravco guests
  • No groups – choose who you travel with

Travelling from outside the INDIA?

To give you a good idea of how we can tailor our trips to your individual requirements, take a look at the section of the website specifically devoted to travellers from outside the INDIA.

Alternatively, if you’d prefer to get the low-down on Dtravco holidays from someone who has first-hand experience, you can email sales@thetravco.com. Based in India, Dtravco has taken many trips with us over the years, and will be happy to give you general information about travelling to Europe and the overall Dtravco holiday experience from an American perspective.

How Dtravco himachal holidays work

Route notes you can trust

We pride ourselves on providing accurate, comprehensive route guides, which we update constantly so that you can have complete confidence in them. While steering you from A to B, they’ll fill you in about places of interest and local culture, so that you enjoy the richest possible holiday experience – all at your own pace.

Freedom to choose

Holidaying independently, not in a group, means you can stay in intimate hotels, and decide which places to visit each day. What’s more, there’s no set start date, no set duration (feel free to add extra nights), no set travel arrangements – we’ll happily book a bespoke travel package for you, either by air, by rail or by ferry.

Expert advice

We’ve been offering holidays since 1984 and have built up a wealth of experience. Whenever you contact us, you’ll deal with friendly experts who share a passion for travel and who have cycled our routes and stayed in our featured hotels. They’ll be delighted to answer your queries and help you plan your perfect holiday.

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FAQs & tips

If you’d like more information about one of our ‘journey’ holidays in Europe, or advice about creating an itinerary that’s just right for you, please get in touch – our friendly experts will be happy to help.

What’s a typical day like?

We try to vary each day’s route, but you’ll no doubt fall into a pattern, perhaps setting off at 9am after a leisurely breakfast. You might pause a couple of times for photos or to take a closer look at a monument, then break in the next village for a coffee before continuing to the restaurant suggested in the route notes. There’ll usually be somewhere – a museum, castle or gardens – to visit in the afternoon, then a final stretch will bring you to your next hotel in the late afternoon, with time for a dip in the pool and a beer on the terrace, before a dinner of regional cuisine.

Do we cycle on roads or cycle paths?

Our routes follow cycle paths where possible, otherwise quiet back roads. Inevitably there’ll be short sections on busier roads in/out of towns, across rivers or to connect scenic routes, so you need to be comfortable cycling in traffic. Some routes include unsurfaced tracks, but no technical skills are required.

How do we find our way? Do you provide GPS info?

We provide you with meticulously compiled route notes, which are checked regularly and written as easy-to-read bullet points, along with a map (usually 1:50,000). In addition, we’ll send you a link to the GPX tracks for your holiday which you can download onto a GPS device or a smartphone with the relevant app. This gives you added reassurance – all you have to do is follow the highlighted route! – but is by no means essential; if you prefer to stick to using our route notes and maps, that’s entirely up to you.

As well as guiding you from A to B, the route notes provide information about the places of interest you pass. If there’s a worthwhile detour, we point this out too, and even suggest eateries for lunch.

Do we have to follow a set route?

We usually include a choice of two or more routes each day, which have been designed to show you the best of the area while avoiding busy roads. However, there’s nothing to stop you from devising your own routes using your map.

Do we have to cycle every day?

Our holidays usually feature two nights at each hotel, giving you the chance to rest or sightsee every other day (although we usually suggest a circular route if you want more cycling).

What sort of bike do you provide?

Whether you choose a ‘regular’ bike (in which case you will usually be provided with a touring or hybrid/cross bike) or an e-bike, it will be no more than two years old and equipped with front and rear lights or reflectors, at least 18 gears (except in Holland and on e-bikes), straight handlebars with a waterproof map case, a comfy saddle, a pump, a puncture repair kit (or spare tube and basic tools), a lock and ample pannier or saddlebag space (you leave your luggage in reception after breakfast so it can be transferred ahead, but you’ll need drinks, sun cream, snacks and waterproofs each day).

Read our the FAQs on our e-bike page to find out more about how electric bikes work.

Do I need a helmet or special clothing?

We strongly advise everyone to wear a cycling helmet. You can often rent one from the bike supplier (see the FAQs on each holiday page), or you could bring your own. Sometimes it is possible to buy a new one locally. Helmets are a legal requirement for cyclists of all ages on public roads in Spain; under 12s in France and Austria; under 15s in Slovenia; under 16s in Croatia; and under 18s in the Czech Republic.

Clothing-wise, we suggest a fast-drying synthetic top that wicks away moisture, plus a thin fleece or sweatshirt and a lightweight, breathable, wind/waterproof jacket. Trainers work best for both cycling and visits. Please limit yourself to one piece of hand luggage (max 10kg) and one larger piece of luggage (max 15-20kg).

What happens if we have a problem with our bike?

The professional local suppliers with whom we work maintain their rental bikes to a high standard.
You should fix any punctures yourself (you’ll be supplied with the necessary equipment), but, in the unlikely event that you encounter a more serious problem, you can call the supplier for help. We also provide a 24-hour emergency line for added peace of mind.

Do I need special insurance for the rented bike?

You are responsible for damage to or loss of the bicycle while it is hired to you. Our recommended travel insurance policy provides cover of up to £1,000 (£2,500 in the case of electric bikes) if it is stolen or extensively damaged while locked and/or stored appropriately. Similar cover is available through our ‘bicycle only’ insurance policy (in association with Fogg Travel Insurance Services) – cover is subject to certain limited exclusions (see product information document and full policy wording), and you should pay the first £75 of any claim. The insurance can be bought at any time before your holiday, and costs £19 per person.

Please note both our travel insurance and ‘bicycle only’ policies are only available to residents of the United Kingdom, Channel Islands and European Union member countries.

Where should we lock up our bikes?

Whenever you leave your bicycle unattended, you should secure it carefully, preferably to an immovable object, using the lock provided, and remove all accessories.

Are Dtravco’s self-guided cycling holidays suitable for children?

We recommend our special family cycling holidays, although other holidays may be suitable if you are travelling with teenagers who can use adult bikes.

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