Bhutan Mountain Biking
The rugged, mountainous terrain of Bhutan provides an ideal landscape for mountain biking. It is relatively a new adventure activity in the country and very recently, especially in the urban towns of Thimphu and Paro, the locals have picked up biking sports as a way of enjoyment and to keep their physique in align with the fitness consciousness. However, Mountain Biking tour in Bhutan could be best described as loosing oneself in the wilderness. It offers both on-road and off-road trails with breathtaking scenery. There are varieties of biking routes available ranging from smooth journeys on paved roads to challenging off-road dirt trails that wind through rough terrain. The sport offers a certain intimacy with the environment and numerous opportunities for optional hikes. It also rewards with breathtaking views and unforgettable experience. Those individual and group interested in visiting Bhutan on biking tour, you should have an adequate level of fitness and stamina and be experienced enough in the art of mountain biking, as you paddle the pads over two miles (3,400 meters) above sea level. The experience would be unique and challenging. A 4WD vehicle and personalized and professional guide will escort every mountain biking tour in Bhutan.
Type of Bikes: As shared above there are variety of biking routes available from well-paved roads to dirt roads and trails. The more advanced and highly skilled bikers can also choose more adventurous routes excursion like more off-the road trip. The traffic density is relatively very low and there is no traffic light. Traffic light in the city and major towns are directed by policeman. Most of the Bhutan biking trails are meander through the countryside, remote villages, towns and rural areas, and every biking trail accommodates most type of biking frames like – MTB, Hybrid, and Road. We recommend, if possible to bring your own choices mountain bikes that your are familiar with. Make sure if you are planning to bring your own mountain bike, it should at list have the front suspension, suitable for sustained climbs while crossing several high altitude and ridges. A suitable tire for hard packed, off road conditions is must. Make sure that your bike is in excellent running condition before you venture off to Bhutan. Make sure that you have a good practice several times before departure, just to ensure that your bike is working well. If you think of hiring one in Bhutan, do not worry we will provide you with our best gear bike.
- On-Road Mountain Biking: Our on-road mountain biking tour is grades as basic in term of difficulty and it is design especially for the beginners and for wanderlust family who plan to add mountain biking to their family adventure vacation. The places like - Paro, Thimphu, Punakha and Wangdue has got well established road infrastructure in the western region and are selected to cater smooth on-road biking destination for beginners and family wanderlust seekers with 100% paved road. The on-road biking trail provides exciting opportunities to stop at out-of-the-way sites in between to explore this magical land by travelling through the countryside, meet the local people and in between learn their culture, history and traditions. Our on-road biking tour will be escorted by 4WD vehicle, mechanical and experienced personalized and professional tour guide.
Off-Road Mountain Biking: Our challenging off-road mountain biking tour is graded from difficult to very difficult, where riders are required to have adequate level of fitness and stamina and be experienced enough in the art of mountain biking. The off-road mountain biking experience will be unique and challenging for those individual and group enthusiasts wishing to explore the wonders of Bhutan on off-road mountain biking tour. With variety of off-road biking trail available, you will experience non-stop excitement on your wilderness safari as you journey through the mountainous landscape and enter the world of green forest with streams and hot springs, mountaintop temples and hill tribe villages while enjoying the fusion of diverse cultural, adventure and natural environment. Our off-road biking tour will be escorted by 4WD vehicle, mechanical and experienced personalized and professional tour guide.(Strictly recommended for professional riders, and to those who long for challenging adventure) Downhill Mountain Biking: Our challenging downhill mountain biking is recommended only for those who has enough experience in the art of downhill mountain riding. The ride takes you varying from moderate to extreme downhill crossing several high altitude ridge and we recommend if possible to bring your suitable and choices downhill bikes and to those who wish to rent we have available downhill bikes on rent. Our downhill biking tour will be escorted by 4WD vehicle, mechanical and experienced personalized and professional tour guide. (Strictly recommended for professional riders, and to those who long for challenging adventure)
What to Expect: Bhutan Mountain biking takes you far off the usual tourist path, is one of the cycling epic journey. Over the course of your ride your experience occasionally have to tide up with uphill paddling and then abruptly ride downhill, taking you from changing scenery of verdant forests of flower-filled valleys, through alpine forest, open valleys, along the rivers and lakes, lush meadows, rich staircase landscapes, with towering mountain peaks. Apart from this rich natural beauty, the challenging cycling provides you with an insight into the rich traditional culture of Bhutan. Visiting the traditional villages and ancient monasteries and temples are other highlight of mountain rides. Your effort will be rewarded with a breathtaking view and unforgettable experience.