Mountain Kingdom of Bhutan

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14 Day(s)
Moderate
460 Miles
avg 51 Miles
Guided


The rugged landscape of Bhutan provides exceptional terrain for this spectacular cycle tour.

The Himalayan scenery is stunning and the fresh crisp mountain air, combined with the very light traffic conditions make Bhutan a very appealing destination for cyclists of all denominations.

We find the best bicycle for this tour is a hard-tail mountain bike, equipped with slick tyres. As you would expect in the Himalayas there are some strenuous climbs but these are ameliorated for by the beauty of this landlocked diminutive kingdom which measures just twice the size of Wales.

You will remember for many years to come the rice terraces that cling limpet-like to the hillside and valleys carpeted with patchwork of various shades of green cultivated by generations of Bhutanese subsistence farmers. Beyond the cycling there are some amazing cultural sights that we will be visiting including the world famous Taktsang Monastery (Tiger's Lair). Although visitors are actively encouraged to this Buddhist kingdom, the numbers of tourists are strictly limited by the government which takes the time to measure the Gross National Happiness of its people.

Over the course of the tour we will be ascending some of the most famous mountain passes in Bhutan including Dochula, Pelela, Yotongla and Thrumshingla and for every climb you will be enjoying kilometre after kilometre of exuberant descent. At the end of this cycle tour you will have a lifetime to ponder on the nature of Bhutan, is it a modern day 'Shangri La' ? Come on this tour and you may come closer to the answer.

Information

Tour Location

Country:
Bhutan
From:
Delhi
To:
Delhi

Tour Information

Guiding:
Guided
Duration:
14 Days
Level:
Moderate
Terrain:
Hills, Mixed on/off-road
Accommodation:
Double Occupancy
Tour Language:
English
Cost From:
GBP 2745

Tour Distance & Dates

Distance:
460 Miles
Riding Days:
9
Month(s):
March, April, October
Departure:
5 Oct 2019 11 Apr, 3 Oct 2020

Additional Information

Inclusions

Accommodation
Lunch
Cycling guide
Vehicle support
Baggage transfer
Bike hire
Airport transfers

Exclusions

Evening meals (unless specified)
GPX files
Travel to start & from finish
International flights
Travel insurance
Visas

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