Mystical Bhutan Bike Tour

  • Soak into the stunning and dramatically diverse topography of Bhutan and regions around
  • Experience the indulgent warm hospitality of the ever-smiling Bhutanese
  • Let the reticent Buddhist culture showcase itself in soothing ambience of monasteries and simple homes

With an unmatchable ‘blueness’ in the sky and wonderfully unique vistas of lofty mountains, monasteries perched on hilltops and bright windows adorning white-washed ‘Dzong like’ houses, Bhutan is nothing short of a topographical wonder! Looking at the surreal landscape around you, you will certainly be gasping from something other than the altitude. Surrender to the warm hospitality and savour your surroundings.

Quick Facts

  • Duration

    10 days / 9 nights

  • Start / End

    Paro / Paro

  • Price

    As per your size of group, accommodation, time of year you travel

  • Hotels

    Premiere or Casual Inns

  • Riding Style

    Active Rider

Group Departures

PRIVATE TRAVEL

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ITINERARY

Brief Itinerary

* with shuttle
DayPlacePremiere InnCasual InnDurationActivity~ Cycling Distance
1 – 2ParoLe MeridienGangtey Palace Hotel2Biking,
Hiking
25km / 15mi
3ThimphuTaj TashiJumolhari Hotel1Biking35km / 21mi
4 – 5PunakhaDhensa Boutique ResortMeri Punesum Resort2Biking50km / 30mi
30km / 18mi
6Phobjikha ValleyAmankora GangteyDewachen Hotel1Biking50km / 30mi
7TrongsaYangkhil ResortYangkhil Resort1Biking60km / 36mi
8 – 9BumthangAmankora JakarSwiss Guest House2Biking60km / 36i
10Departure

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Paro
Enjoy a flight to Bhutan over a stack of snow-topped mountains for a large part of journey. Pray for a clear sunny day for a stunning view!

In the afternoon, visit Paro Dzong and National Museum.

We meet at the hotel and get to know each other better over numerous cups of Tsheringma tea.

Meals: Dinner

Day 2: Paro
It is imperative for us to get the body used to the rarified air of the mountains before we hit the pedal. Today, we explore on foot and hike up to the Tiger’s Nest, which overlooks the town from its perch on a sheer hill. The 17th century monastery is a perfect place to get a breathtaking bird’s eye view of the region. Lovely Kyichu Lhakhang, is another monastery worthy of your time. Take the steps rather than the road to get that blood pumping; that panoramic views from here will be highly rewarding.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3: Thimphu
We warm up with a short ride to and around Thimphu, stopping at the charming Tamchhog Lhakhang en-route.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Distance cycled: ~ 35km/21mi*

Day 4: Punakha
We take up with a bit longer ride to balmy Punakha over the mountains. The route takes you through apple orchards and pine forests and passes through Dochu La Pass. The landscape changes dramatically from here to rhododendron forest and fir.

Punakha is a picturesque settlement where you can see small stands of apple orchards and locals busying themselves over farmlands.

Time to rest well and gear up for some serious cycling ahead!

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Distance cycled: ~ 50km/30mi

Day 5: Punakha
Today we take a loop around east side of the valley from Khuruthang and return to reach one of the most distinguished monastery of Ladakh – Punakha Dzong, sitting beside the river confluence.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Distance cycled: ~ 30km/18mi

Day 6: Phobjikha Valley
The topography changes drastically from lush valley to glacial valley over the Black Mountains dotted with black yaks. This area is known for black-necked cranes. Wild boars, sambars, Himalayan black bears, leopards and red foxes are also there in surrounding hills.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Distance cycled: ~ 50km/30mi

Day 7: Trongsa
Today we ride to Trongsa past gorges, meadows and through snow bound passes connecting east to west of Bhutan. The town is based on a steep ridge and commands spectacular views of the valleys.

Visit Trongsa Dzong, a spectacularly sited dzong, situated atop a steep ridge with a sheer drop into the clouds on its other side.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Distance cycled: ~ 50km/30mi

Day 8: Bumthang Valley
Get ready for a tough yet rewarding day and ride to Bumthang valley comprising of Chokhor, Tang, Ura and Chhume valleys. It’s a long switchback route today with highest peak at 3,500m.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Distance cycled: ~ 50km/30mi

Day 9: Bumthang Valley
Today you can plan your own day. Spend day at leisure or take a ride to Ura Valley.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 10: Departure

The trip closes as we provide transfer to the airport for your onward journey.

Meals: Breakfast

*with shuttle – short transfers.

INCLUSIONS & MORE

we go the extra mile

Beautiful Hotels

On this tour, experience the best of hotels at each destination. They are chosen carefully so that you are well rested, get a drift of the local character or an enthralling view from your verandah! Under circumstances of non-availability of homestay, we will put in equivalent or a better one. Any extras at homestay is at your expense.

Quality Bikes

When you have a road and the thrill of a journey ahead of you, it’s imperative to have a good bike to enjoy it. Most of our tours in Bhutan run on some of the best mountain/hybrid bikes in the cycling tour industry. Upright position, good traction and optimal balance between performance and comfort are some of the characteristics.

Outstanding Food

Local food plays an integral part in experiencing the culture of region and we make sure that you get plenty of this. The inclusion of daily meals is highlighted in detailed itinerary. Drinking water and soft drinks such as juice, tea/coffee is included while riding. Fresh fruits, cookies, salted chips & water is provided while cycling.

Charming Guides

Our most visible and perhaps most important role is played by a Trip Leader, the folks who make a trip exciting, comfortable, knowledgeable and who are able to steer you towards the real experience! In most of the trips, we have two guides riding with you. One is leading the group of riders and other is closing at the back.

Comfortable Support Van

A Van follows the group of riders throughout the trip and carries all belongings. If at any point riding seems a little hard, the van takes you for as long or as little as you wish it to. It also provides you refreshments along the way and sometimes a chilled beer.

Guaranteed to Depart Tours

We run most of our tours with minimum 2 people traveling and sometimes even with 1 person, without any extra fee. Rest assured, your trip is always guaranteed to depart. If for some reasons you don’t wish to join a tour then you can always transfer to another trip or we’ll give you a credit which you can settle against any future trip.

Entrance Fees & Transportation

Entrance fees to historic sites, museums, temples & other exclusive events and transportation from rendezvous to final drop-off is always included in your tour price. Our tour designers give as much focus on non-cycling activity as on cycling.

Deep Local Knowledge & Presence

Presence of operations in India, local associations at Himalayas and ad-hoc field network allows us to leverage local know-how and deliver on what is promised to you without any culture and communications barrier.

Singles Friendly

It is applicable in cases where you want to opt for a room alone or we don’t find a room partner. In other cases, we will try to club you with another person, preferably of same sex.