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Mountain Biking(Cycling) in Indian Himalayas

Mountain Biking(Cycling) in Indian HimalayasAdventurous, exciting fun and full stroke speed, Mountain biking in the Indian Himalayas is one of the life time experience for the adventure enthusiast. Biking along the rivers in the magnificent valleys, climbing over the winding roads, high mountain passes, foothills, barren lands - panoramic beauty with the truest face of nature everything gets proximate while biking in Indian Himalayas. The great Himalayas are the finest place to cycle. Its unbelievable and never-seen geographical architecture makes perfect for Cycling. High altitudes, unpredictable weather and uneven roads, there is no leeway left for ultimate fun.

Day 1 : Delhi – Ranikhet  (380 Kms 10 hours, Transfer)
Drive from Delhi to Ranikhet. The bikes will be carried on the roof of the car/jeep. Over-night at Ranikhet.

Day 2: Ranikhet –Binta- Kausani (50 Kms Biking)
Today will be the first day of biking and the road is beautiful passing through the picturesque Someshwar valley. The track is fairly even, most of it going through the valley with two uphill stretches of 5 and 9 Kms. Overnight stay at Kausani. Kausani is a small hill resort got famous first because of Gandhi Ji’s Stay here during his Kumaon visit. The ridge overlooks the Garur Valley with Snow-capped peaks right in front.

Day 3 : Kausani – Bageshwar – Harshila( 50 Kms )
Today the road is downhill up till Garur then fairly flat up till Bageshwar. From Bageshwar it goes flat/slight uphill up till Harshila (12 Kms). We camp close to the river overnight. Harshila is a small village 12 kms upstream from Bageshwar on the banks of Saryu river.

Day 4 : Harshila – Kapkot - Sama (40 Kms)
Today’s route is fairly flat up till Kapkot(20 kms) and then it is a steady uphill upto Sama, passing through the lovely forests of Parshali. We camp for the night near Sama. Sama is a small village on the old Bageshwar – Tejam -Munsiyari route. The Picturesque village is a main stop for all the remote villages on the upper reaches of this area

.Day 5 : Sama – Quiti – Birthi (38 Kms)
The adventure we are looking for. This less traveled road offers great terrain and views. The narrow road winds up and down on the mountain slopes offering thrilling mountain biking experience. Although the road is wide enough (4-5 meters), be prepared for sharp turns, steep uphill as well as downhill stretches overlooking deep gorges. We go more or less downhill upto Door and then a steady but moderate uphill uptoBirthi. We stay overnight at Birthi in a guest house.  Birthi is a small settlement on the ThalMunsiyari route. The 125 mts high Birthi falls is a real treat to the eyes. It has a small KMVN guest house and we do have options to camp.

Day 6 : Birthi – Kalamuni – Munsiyari (32 Kms)
Today is another day of great terrain biking. The route goes up steadily to Kalamuni pass (17 Kms Altitude 2748 Mts )Kalamuni offers breathtaking views of Panchachuli group of peaks. After Kalamuni the route is steady up to Betuli (5Kms) then downhill up to Munsiyari. We stay overnight at Wayfarer Huts. Munsiyari is a lovely town with the Ala Grande view of Panchachuli peaks right in the front. It is also a base to treks to Milam and Ralam Glaciers, and Nanda Devi base camp. The town has a culture rich Bhotia community who provided the hills, with all essentialcommodities through the famous Barter system in the past.

Day 7 : Munsiyari -  Rest Day
Today is a rest day. Optionally we can bicycle down to Darkot (7 kms) and in and around Munsiyari town.  

Day 8 : Munsiyari – Jauljibi  (66 Kms Cycling)
The road from Munsyari, initially, descends to Madkot Village which is on the banks of the rapidly flowing Gori Ganga river. From this point, the two hour drive to Jauljibi is particularly scenic. The entire terrain is marked with water falls,   At Jauljibi one can see the confluence of river Gori with Kali that crosses into India from Nepal.
Mountain Biking(Cycling) in Indian Himalayas
Day 9 : Jauljibi –Didihaat- Thal – Vijaypur  (Cycling 35 Kms, Transfer 100 Kms)
We trace back our previous route uptillQuiti and then acrry on to Thal – Chaukori. Chaukori onwards is a beautiful road to do biking passing through dense Oak and pine forests. We stay overnight at Wayfarer Huts at Vijaypur.
Vijaypur is a tiny hamlets surrounded by tea gardens overlooking the Reema valley and Nanda Devi ranges in the front.

Day 10 : Vijaypur – Bageshwar – Binser (Cycling 45 Kms, Transfer 60Kms)
We drive down to Bageshwar and then carry on towards Takula and Binser. Once we hit the gate of the Binser reserve, we bicycle uphill to the Guest house at Binser reserve. The road is beautiful and passes through a the dense forest of Oaks and Rhododendron.
Binser in a bird sanctuary at an average altitude of 7700 feet. The reserve is covered with dense Oak Rhodendron and Pine forests, providing breathtaking views of the surrounding town and Himalayan ranges.

Day 11 : Binser – Almora –Delhi( Cycling [Optional] 25 Kms, Transfer 380 Kms)
We can bicycle down to Almora from Binser via Kasar Devi. From Almora we drive back to Delhi.
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