Pristine 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

    Casual Inns: From $3,575 pp dbl. occ.
    The price is indicative and may vary due to size of group, accommodation, time of year you travel

  • Hotels

    Casual Inns

  • Riding Style

    Challenging Rider

Group Departures

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ITINERARY

Day 1: Thimphu (~2,400m)

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!

We meet at the Paro airport and drive to Thimphu and have a relaxing evening.

Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Day 2: Thimphu

We warm up with a short ride around Thimphu. Visit museums, textile weavers, post office, markets and watch archery at the stadium. After lunch, we’ll ride up north on tarmac roads passing through Thimphu’s various residential neighbourhoods and surrounding villages. On the way back, we’ll visit the Changangkha Lhakhang and Trashichhodzong Fortress, a fine example of Bhutan’s rich architecture that holds the office of His Majesty the King and the Prime Minister.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance cycled: ~ 40km/24mi*

Day 3: Punakha (~1,300m)

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 (3,140m). The landscape changes dramatically from here to rhododendron forest and fir. We stop by for a lunch here and admire stunning views all around.

A long descend from here takes us to Punakha, 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, Dinner
Distance cycled: ~ 65km/39mi

Day 4: Punakha

Today, enjoy a beautiful countryside ride visiting ancient fortresses, suspension bridges, paddy fields, temples and a school. Soak your feet in the glacial rivers over a picnic lunch.

Post-lunch visit Punakha Dzong. Sitting majestically at the confluence of Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu rivers.

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

Day 5: Phobjikha Valley (~3,000m)

The topography changes drastically from lush valley to wetlands over the Nobding valley. Along the way, cross Lha Wang La Pass for a glimpse of Phobjikha Valley. 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, Dinner
Distance cycled: ~ 70km/42mi

Day 6: Phobjikha Valley

Phobjikha valley is a paradise for bikers and today enjoy a ride on beautiful single-track trails that traverses through pine-forests festooned with prayer flags and overlooking the bowl-shaped marshland and meadows. Visit the famous Gangtey Gompa monastery and the Black-necked Crane Information Centre on the way.

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

Day 7: Paro (~2,200m)

We shuttle to Paro and later visit Paro National Museum followed by Rinpung Dzong. Enjoy the evening shopping around for various handicrafts and artefact.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8: Haa Valley

Take the switchback road to get that blood pumping over the Cheli la Pass; that panoramic views from Haa will be highly rewarding.

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

Day 9: Paro

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.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10: Departure

Travel further as per your onward travel plans.

Meals: Breakfast