Hurtling down dirt roads on a mountain bike and getting a big thrill out of it is for the hardy and the fittest adventure seekers. Nepal is just the place for such high spirited people. Beginning in the Kathmandu valley, there are endless possibilities for bikers.
The dirt trails up and down the valley lead to far flung settlements with great views along the way. Out of the valley, there are terraced hillsides, waterfalls and better views of mountains that loom large in the background. Mountain trails for bikes offer excellent views of valleys, pristine glacial lakes and the always ever present Himalayan Mountain range. It’s a great way to discover the heart and soul of Nepal.
Bikers can ride along the Himalayas to the northern border of Nepal and back again if desired. The most popular destinations around the valley are Bhaktapur, Sankhu, Budanilkantha, Nagarkot and the Kathmandu Valley rim. Pokhara is fascinating for bike rides with its incredible natural beauty. Each year there are mountain biking championships held in Kathmandu and Pokhara in which many people participate.
Ride through lush green rice fields, delightful little hamlets, up and down the hills, along river banks, around temples, past the stray cattle, over suspension bridges and along the highway. Mountain bikes can be easily rented for the day or even longer from any of the numerous bicycle rental shops in and around the city. For a better understanding of the local culture, rhythm of village life and to visit the cool spots, take a guided trip.
09:00 am: We begin the cycling tour at 9:00 am
10:00 am: We stop in Chobhar Gorge and visit Adinath Temple
12:00 pm: Arrive in Kirtipur for lunch and tour the city
03:00 pm: Complete the tour in Kathmandu.