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“It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them”

- Ernest Hemingway

Cycling in India

If you want to discover the best of the Himalayas but do not want to do treks or mountaineering trips. Cycling in India will make ideal option for you.

 

The remoteness of some of the regions, a mixture of metalled and dirt tracks, combined with altitude make the experience unlike any other in the world.

 

We enjoy cycling for its natural connection with the outside world. Going only as fast as our legs can propel us, carrying only as much as our engines will allow. Life simplified !!. A cycle is minimal and uncomplicated and goes well with our philosophy, so it was only natural that we took to cycling all over the Himalayas. It is a great de-clutterer, a brain and body sieve; keeping muscles and lungs working the way they should be, helping unmind the mind.

 

Whether you're a casual cyclist looking for a leisurely trip or a hardcore challenge seeker looking for something demanding, you're sure to find something in our cycling in India to fit the bill.

 

All our cycling in India is with small groups and gives you the flexibility to ride with others when you feel like it, or go at your own pace. Our smallest cycling tour group is one person and our largest group will not exceed 8 people.

 

For our part, we let you just enjoy the cycling in India and not worry about the logistics - accommodation, back-up, equipment, restricted area permits etc. - we take care of it all.

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Chenab | Pangi | Cycle Tour | Himachal Pradesh | Above 14000ft

A short nine-day trip that takes you on a route few travel. We start our adventure from Manali, over the Rohtang Pass and into the Lahaul valley, on the same road that goes to Leh. At Tandi we deviate off the main Leh Highway and turn into the Pattan Valley and onward to the remote Pangi Valley. Cycling along the stark landscapes carved by the Chandrabhaga river, this trip leads you to vistas and gorges unlike any other you would have seen. The route is a mix of tarmac and rough un-metalled roads. Ending in Dalhousie, it combines two of Himachal's most scenic hill stations.

  • Trip Type: Cycling

  • Region: Kullu, Lahaul, Chamba - Himachal

  • Grade: Moderately Challenging

  • Duration: 9 days

  • Best Season: Jun - Oct

  • Trip Begins: Manali

  • Trip Ends: Dalhousie

Lahaul Spiti Kinnaur |Himachal Pradesh Cycling | Above 14000ft

An 11 day trip that takes you from Manali, over the Rohtang Pass and into the Lahaul valley along the Chandra river and onward over the Kunzum Pass to reach Spiti and ending in Kinnaur.  The route is a mix of tarmac and rough un-metalled roads with beautiful views throughout. Biking through some of the remotest parts of Himachal Pradesh, this trip provides a myriad of experiences.  Spiti is the cultural and a religious mirror to  Tibet. Ancient monasteries dot the brown valleys, interspersed with green villages - it's the  High Himalayas at their best. From here, it gradually gets green as you enter Kinnaur. A traverse unparalleled in the myriad of landscapes that it goes through.

  • Trip Type: Cycling

  • Region: Kullu, Spiti, Kinnaur - Himachal

  • Grade: Challenging

  • Duration: 11 days

  • Best Season: Jun - Oct

  • Trip Begins: Manali

  • Trip Ends: Reckong Peo

Lahaul Spiti Kinnaur |Himachal Pradesh Cycling | Above 14000ft

The Manali - Leh cycling route is one of the most scenic, challenging and popular mountain biking routes. You cover 475 km over 10 days going past many high passes - Rohtang (3900m), Baralacha La (4800m), Nakee La (4850m), Lachung La (4800m) and Tanglang La (5200m and the world's second highest motorable road). The route is a mix of tarmac and unmetalled roads. Once you cross into Lahaul valley from Manali, you go past picturesque villages. However, after Darcha, it's all wild country with no permanent villages till you cross Tanglang La closer to Leh. The only settlements you will come across are doksas or make-shift bed-and-breakfasts and off late, fixed campsites that have come up for the season. From alpine forests and meadows in Manali through deep valleys in Lahaul, and vast plains in Sarchu, you enter Ladakh - a land that offers every hue of orange, red, brown and ochre. Along the way your challenges include searing hot days, freezing nights and most importantly, high altitude.

  • Trip Type: Cycling

  • Region: Himachal & Ladakh

  • Grade: Challenging

  • Duration: 11 days

  • Best Season: Jun - Oct

  • Trip Begins: Manali

  • Trip Ends: Leh

Bishkek | Above 14000ft | Cycle Tour

Kyrgyzstan is an adventure destination like no other in the sheer diversity it offers. This 16 day journey takes you through the Tian Shan mountains of Central Asia and culminates on the banks of the second largest saline lake in the world - the Issyk Kul.

Bike over parts of the Silk route and 6 passes going upto 3900m, follow ancient rivers as they cut through the expansive meadows and rocky mountains and relax at the Jyli Suu hot springs and on the banks Song Kul, Teshik Kul and Issyk Kul Lakes.

  • Trip Type: Cycling

  • Region: Kyrgyzstan

  • Grade: Moderately Challenging

  • Duration: 16 days

  • Best Season:

  • Trip Begins: Bishkek

  • Trip Ends: Bishkek

Lahaul Spiti Kinnaur |Himachal Pradesh Cycling | Above 14000ft

Biking through some of the remotest parts of Himachal Pradesh, this trip gives you a myriad of experiences. You start from Manali, go through alpine forests and meadows till you cross Rohtang Pass into the more arid Lahaul valley. At Gramphoo, you take a deviation on to the Spiti Road and bike along the Chandra River. After the layover day at Chandertal lake, you make your way pass Kunzum La, the gateway to Spiti and now bike along the Spiti River. Spiti is the cultural and religious mirror of erstwhile Tibet. Experience ancient monasteries dotted across brown valleys, interspersed with green villages. It is the High Himalayas at their best.

  • Trip Type: Cycling

  • Region: Kullu, Spiti - Himachal

  • Grade: Challenging

  • Duration: 9 days

  • Best Season: May - Oct

  • Trip Begins: Manali

  • Trip Ends: Kaza

Chandratal | Baralacha | Spiti| Trekking |Himachal Pradesh |Above 14000ft

A short week-long trip that takes you from Manali, over the Rohtang Pass and into the Lahaul valley to reach the turquoise waters of the Chandratal (translated to Moon Lake because of its crescent shape). We take a detour from Gramphoo on to the road that goes to Spiti. The route follows the Chandra river all the way from here to the high altitude lake, Chandertal. The route is a mix of tarmac and rough un-metalled roads with beautiful views throughout of the Bara Shigri glacier, (one of the largest glaciers in India) and peaks of the CB range. The turquoise waters of the Chandratal lake at 4300m are a great culmination to a short exceptional adventure.

  • Trip Type: Cycling

  • Region: Kullu, Lahaul - Himachal

  • Grade: Moderately Challenging

  • Duration: 7 days

  • Best Season: Jun - Oct

  • Trip Begins: Manali

  • Trip Ends: Manali