A classic biking tour exploring the remote valleys of Himachal Pradesh. From the picturesque and verdant Kinnaur valley to rugged, semi-arid Spiti and Lahaul, this exciting trip journeys through incredible mountain scenery, visiting ancient Buddhist monasteries and traditional villages en route. Cycling is the perfect way to appreciate the majesty of the landscape at a gentle pace, to get close to the environment and the people who live here.

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Starting from Delhi we drive through the northern plains to the enchanting hillside town of Shimla, summer capital of the British Raj. After local exploration, we will proceed north along the Hindustan-Tibet road to reach Sarahan and its famous Bhimakali temple.

We start our biking adventure from Sarahan, passing through the beautiful Kinnaur valley along Sutlej river. The lush green environs and apple orchards gradually peter out, to be replaced by the barren mountain landscape of the Spiti valley, home to the Tibetan Buddhist monasteries of Dhankar, Ki, Kibber and Tabo. Tabo is popularly known as the Ajanta of the Himalayas for its magnificent wall-paintings and frescoes.

Biking through the higher reaches of Spiti, we will pass incredible rock formations and dramatic sandstone scenery before crossing the Kunzum La (4,551m) and descending into the comparatively green Lahaul valley. We will continue along the Chandra river passing through traditional villages as we climb towards the Rohtang pass (3,979m) to enter the lush Kullu valley.

After a day relaxing in delightful Manali, we will drive to Delhi en route visiting some popular sites around Chandigarh en route, including the extraordinary Rock Garden of artist Nek Chand.

Tour Highlights

  • Cycle through spectacular Himalayan landscapes and remote mountain villages
  • Explore the region’s Tibetan monasteries, including Tabo “the Ajanta of the Himalayas”
  • Visit Shimla hill station, the summer capital of the British Raj
  • Experience the contrasting Kinnaur and Spiti valleys up close
  • See the remarkable Rock Garden near Chandigarh

Tour Itinerary

  • Please note: You can use this itinerary as a guide to fully customise this tour as per your budget and requirements. Flexible options include travel dates and duration, places visited, activities and experiences, hotel category (star/rating) and any specific requirements that you may have.

  • DAY 01 - Delhi

    Arrive Delhi and transfer to hotel, free afternoon and evening. Overnight Hotel

  • DAY 02 - Shimla

    Drive to Shimla, check into hotel. Overnight Hotel

  • DAY 03 - Sarahan

    Drive to Sarahan, visit Bhimakali temple. Overnight Guest House

  • DAY 04 - Wangtu

    Cycle from Sarahan to Wangtu (47km cycling, with some steep ascents). Overnight Guest House

  • DAY 05 - Ribba

    By bike through Wangtu to Ribba (52km cycling). Overnight Guest House

  • DAY 06 - Puh

    Cycle from Ribba to Puh (47km cycling). Overnight Guest House

  • DAY 07 - Chango

    Cycle from Puh to Chango (65km cycling). Overnight Guest House

  • DAY 08 - Tabo

    By bike from Chango to Tabo (42km cycling). Overnight Guest House

  • DAY 09 - Kaza

    Cycling from Tabo to Kaza, visiting visit Tabo and Dhankar monasteries en route (48km cycling). Overnight Guest House

  • DAY 10 - Kaza

    Explore Ki and Kibber monasteries and villages on bikes, or take a rest day for relaxation. Overnight Guest House

  • DAY 11 - Hansa

    By bike from Kaza to Hansa (45km cycling). Overnight Guest House

  • DAY 12 - Losar

    Short cycle from Hansa to Losar with some steep ascents (10km cycling). Overnight Guest House

  • DAY 13 - Chhota Dara

    Cycle from Losar to Chhota Dara via Kunzum La pass (4,551 metres; 48km cycling). Overnight Camp

  • DAY 14 - Marhi

    By bike from Chotta Dara to Marhi, crossing Rohtang pass (3,978 metres) with some steep ascents and rapid descents (60km cycling). Overnight Camp

  • DAY 15 - Manali

    Cycle from Marhi to Manali, with some rapid descents (35km cycling). Overnight Hotel

  • DAY 16 - Manali

    Manali local exploration and sightseeing on bikes (20km cycling). Overnight Hotel

  • DAY 17 - Chandigarh

    Drive to Chandigarh, free evening. Overnight Hotel

  • DAY 18 - Delhi

    Drive to Delhi, stopping of at Rock gardens and Pinjore gardens en route. Overnight Hotel

  • DAY 19 - Delhi

    Delhi, morning sightseeing, evening departure transfer to the international airport.

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