- Cycle through mixed forests, pasturelands and valleys dotted with villages rich in culture.
- Ride down mountains with exhilarating drops of thousands of metres.
- Challenge yourself with surmounting high passes of over 3000 metres.
- Spend 3 days trekking the area around the beautiful Phobjikha Valley,
- Explore Bhutan’s central valleys, rich with ancient historical and sacred Buddhist sites.
- Discover some of the most sacred Buddhist monasteries and temples in the Himalaya.
- Experience Bhutan’s unique culture up-close with farmhouse visits and village excursions.
- Drive over high mountain passes affording sensational views of the Himalayan peaks.
- Visit many cultural attractions including medieval fortresses (Dzongs), markets and museums.
The rugged, mountainous landscape of Bhutan lends itself well to both on-road or off-road mountain biking and the sport is seeing increasing popularity among both visitors and Bhutanese alike. There are a variety 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 that is seldom experienced in vehicles. With better roads replacing the old and the increasing number of off-road roads, biking 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. Traffic is still relatively very light and the experience very intimate. The more adventurous have the option of making side excursions for more “off-the-road” ventures if prefer. The trails accommodate most types of frames: including MTB, Hybrid, and Road, depending on your cycling style and experience. 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.
A typical cycling tour in Bhutan takes you through scenic routes that offer breathtaking views of the country’s majestic mountains, lush forests, and serene monasteries. The routes often include the stunning Paro Valley, the bustling capital city of Thimphu, and the historic Punakha Dzong, among others. Cyclists can immerse themselves in the local culture by visiting ancient temples, interacting with friendly locals, and witnessing traditional Bhutanese life.
The tours are well-organized, with options for both guided and self-guided rides, catering to varying levels of expertise and stamina. Companies providing these tours usually equip cyclists with quality bikes, safety gear, and logistical support, including transportation for luggage and provisions for food and accommodation. This ensures a comfortable and hassle-free experience, allowing cyclists to focus solely on the journey and its many splendors.