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Cycling tour in Bhutan

  • Whole Day Tour
  • Max People : 16
  • Wifi Available
  • Jan 24’ - Dec 24'
  • Min Age : N/A
  • Pickup and Drop from Paro International Airport.

Cycling Tour in Bhutan. The Lands of Bhutan the terraced hillside and the vertical landscape towards the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas, provide you with the adventure of an awesome landscape within a single country. Excursion to the Himalayas with experience cyclist loves cycling and firmly believes that this way of travel not only to energizes, stimulates, and excites your senses but also escapes the well-trodden tourist trails and experiences the local people and cultural virginity. Our love of cycling and passion for adventure and real-life biking tour experiences is what drive us to deliver high-quality biking tours to all levels of riders wishing to explore this panoramic region for 10 years. Cycling can be a great way to enjoy the mild temperatures of Bhutan to go with the remaining activities.

A cycling tour in Bhutan with an Excursion to the Himalayas will take you to some of the most beautiful and unexplored places on the earth, including wilderness of mountain biking where you will experience some tough climbs, technical descents, fast flying single track, and exotic sights of ancient routes of Trans-Himalayan Traders and the rural village life of Bhutan. Apart from high-altitude cycling Excursion to the Himalayas also offers cycling on the low land of valleys and hills of different places like Paro, Thimphu, and Punakha valley.

Departure & Return Location

Paro Airport Pick and Drop

Cycling Tour Route

Our Cycling routes follow Paro- Thimphu- Punakha- Phobjikha to Wangdiphodrang then to Paro Airport.

Hotels and Accommodation for the Cycling tour

Paro: Hotel Shomochuki.

Thimphu: Hotel Seven Suits

Punakha: Hotel Lobesa

Gangtye: Hotel Dewachen

Haa: Hotel Lhayul

Room Type

Deluxe Room in twin sharing or Single sharing

Price Includes

  • All Accommodation in Bhutan in 3 star Hotel
  • Professional English speaking Guide throughout the Trip
  • Taxes and service charges.
  • Pick up Drop to Paro International airport.
  • All meals as per the Itinerary
  • Entrance Fees for all monuments in Bhutan
  • Daily charge for Bycycle Hire
  • Pick up Van for Cycle and Mechanic
  • Refreshment during the Cycling Activity

Price Excludes

  • Travel Insurance
  • Bills of Personal Nature
  • International airfare/Domestic
  • Shopping or sovenior
  • Repair of Bycycle incase of accident

Bhutan Cycling Tour Highlight

  • Embark on an exhilarating Bhutan Cycling Tour, pedaling through the enchanting landscapes of the Last Himalayan Kingdom.
  • Traverse charming valleys, ascend mountain passes, and soak in the cultural richness of traditional Bhutanese villages.
  • Explore ancient monasteries, experience vibrant festivals, and relish panoramic views of the majestic Himalayas.
  • Encounter warm hospitality from locals as you cycle through pristine nature, with opportunities to spot unique flora and fauna.
What to Expect on this Cycling Tour of Bhutan
  • Cycling burns 600 calories an hour
  • On a bicycle you can travel 3 times faster than you can walk, for the same amount of energy.
  • On a bicycle you can travel up to 1037km on the energy equivalent of a single liter of petrol.
  • Cycling is great exercise: leisurely cycling (around 12 mph) burns calories at the same rate as very brisk walking (faster than 4mph)
  • An estimated 8.6 million cyclists hit the trails in 1998, nearly double the number in 1993.
  • The toughest Tour of the Dragon is held in Bhutan.
Cycling Tour in Bhutan

Day 01Arrival at Paro airport from Bangkok/Singapore/ Kathmandu/Delhi:

Paro arrival and acclimatize. Stroll around the Paro town. Paro, nestled in the Paro Valley of Bhutan, is a charming town renowned for its cultural richness and stunning landscapes. Home to the iconic Tiger’s Nest Monastery, Paro offers a blend of ancient architecture, vibrant markets, and a serene atmosphere, making it a must-visit destination in the Last Himalayan Kingdom.

Day 2Paro to Thimphu:

Start the day with body stretching. It is 60 Km from Paro to Thimphu. Our team will escort you throughout your cycling trip on the road from Paro to Thimphu.

Day 3Thimphu Debsi cycling:

This is an off-road cycling trail that recently opened for cyclers. It takes about 30 minutes starting from Kuenselphodrang to debsi. Our team will be waiting for you at the meeting point. In the afternoon visit the craft bazaar, simply Bhutan Museam and TashiChhodzong.

Day 4Thimphu to Punakha (79Km and takes about 5 hours cycling)

The roads are good and cycling from Thimphu will take about 4.5 hours. You really need to have that strength to cover the 80 km. We shall follow the commercial road. The road starting from Thimphu to Dochula is a little high and from Dochula the road descends towards Punakha. You need not have to use energy here. Visit the Fertility temple.

Day 05Explore Punakha valley on cycle.

Explore Punakha valley by Cycle. Two wheels and a scenic route into the Punakha Valley and visiting the fertility temple and longest suspension bridge is one of the most amazing experience in Bhutan on Cycle.

Day 6Punakha to Phobjikha: Explore the glacial valley on your cycle.

Explore Phobjikha valley on two wheels. Once can reach any village on the cycle.

Day 7Phobjikha to Paro: Relax day

Today we shall drive to Paro and relax. Stroll around the beautiful Paro town, visit handicraft shop and realx.

Day 8 Paro Tiger Nest Hike

Paro Tiger Nest Hike. The Tiger’s Nest Monastery is located 10 miles north of Paro (20 minutes by car), making Paro the perfect home base when making this visit.

Sitting precariously 900 meters above the Paro valley, the Paro Taktsang Monastery (Tiger’s Nest Monastery) was built in the late 17th century on the site of a cave set into the cliff. Although we call it the Tiger’s Nest in English, Taktsang more accurately translates to “tigress’ lair” and aptly gets its name from the legend of its founding.

According to that legend, the 8th-century Indian Buddhist master Guru Rinpoche was carried up the mountain on the back of a disciple who had transformed herself into a tigress. Once they arrived, Guru Rinpoche then spent 3 years, 3 months, 3 days, and 3 hours meditating in the cave. After he had finished, it became a holy place and became known as Paro Taktsang.

Day 9Paro to Airport and See Off.

Today we bid farewell to the guest and drop you at the airport.

Bhutan Cycling Tour Map
FAQ About Cycling Tour in Bhutan

Is Cycle Touring safe?

Cycle touring is, in general, as safe as cycling on roads ever is, but motor traffic is by far the biggest threat to that safety. There are many ways to minimize the risk when traffic is around Bhutan.

What is the best month to visit Bhutan?

The best time to visit Bhutan is during the spring months of March to May when the valleys come alive with flowers in bloom. Be it in its festivals or festivities, clear skies and glimpses to the Himalayan peaks, flourishing Himalayan flora, and fauna, or simply beautiful snowfall.

How much does it cost to hire cycle in Bhutan?

The hiring cost for Cycle in Bhutan ranges from USD30 to USD 90 per day depending upon the brand of the cycle.

Are there specific routes for cycling tours in Bhutan?

Yes, Bhutan offers various cycling routes catering to different skill levels. Popular routes include Paro to Thimphu, Bumthang Valley, and Punakha to Wangdue.

What is the level of difficulty for cycling tours in Bhutan?

The difficulty varies based on the chosen route. Bhutan offers options for cyclists of all skill levels, from leisurely rides to challenging mountainous terrains.

Are rental bikes available in Bhutan?

Yes, some tour operators provide rental bikes suitable for the terrain. However, it’s advisable to check and confirm the availability beforehand.

Is it safe to cycle on Bhutan's roads?

Bhutan’s roads are generally safe for cycling, but cyclists should be cautious of varying road conditions and traffic. It’s recommended to follow safety guidelines.

Are there support vehicles during the cycling tour?

Some tour operators provide support vehicles carrying essentials and offering assistance, ensuring a smoother and safer cycling experience.

Can non-cyclists accompany a cycling tour group?

In many cases, non-cyclists can join the tour group, traveling in support vehicles and participating in cultural activities along the way.

What should participants pack for a cycling tour in Bhutan?

Participants should pack suitable cycling gear, comfortable clothing, sunscreen, a water bottle, and essentials. A detailed packing list can be provided after you confirm the tour.

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