Mountain biking/cycling though a new sport in Bhutan is steadily gaining popularity amongst the Bhutanese and visitors alike. The country’s topography is not very cycle-friendly but that is precisely why mountain biking is gaining momentum. The mode of transport itself calls for a certain intimacy seldom experienced in vehicles.
With the increasing numbers of off-road roads being developed, biking/cycling is now becoming a very unique and original way of seeing and interacting with the country, people and the Bhutanese environment.
Most biking trips go through well paved roads while others trail on to dirt roads and trails. The traffic is still relatively very light and the experience very intimate. This is the “Road Less Traveled”.
The more adventurous have the option of making side excursions for more “off-the-road” ventures if preferred. Biking trails mostly meander through small towns and villages and rural areas; it’s just you, your bike, the tour group and the agrarian and natural scenery. Biking in Bhutan allows you many opportunities for self reflection along with the absorbing, rich environment. There are also numerous opportunities for optional hikes with a bit of climbing thrown in.
Riders should have adequate level of fitness and stamina and be experienced enough in the art of mountain biking as there are challenging climbs in some parts.
Tours are fully supported by a van following riders. The van allows riders the option to sit in and take a break.
7 Days/6 Nights Mountain Biking and Cultural Tour Highlights:
- Hike to Tiger’s Nest in Paro
- Visit Farm House
- Visit Monastery and some Museums
- Visit weekend market(Friday, Saturday and Sunday only)
- Visit Craft Bazaar
- Visit Rhododendron Park in Spring (March to May)