Cycling In The Maze Of Mountains: A Trip To Kumaon Himalayas

[ 10days / 9 nights ]

A perfect escape from the busy life is to hit the roads and peddle towards the mesmerizing Kumaon Himalayas. Lying largely within the mystical land of Uttarakhand and Himachal,the Kumaon region is one of the most picturesque destinations to spend some time amidst the mountains. Cyclomania In India brings the perfect holiday that showcases a thoughtful amalgamation of nature, religion and heritage. On this tour, you get to witness the magnificent views of the might Himalayan peaks and at the same time divulge in the charm of local culture and cuisine. Dotted with sparsely located tiny villages, the Kumaon region is like a picture perfect setting for a much-needed holiday. The sombreness of flora and fauna in the region makes it a destination worth exploring. Your dream of cycling in the Himalayascan be fulfilled with the help of our experts. We make sure to deliver the most authentic and memorable experience on this 10-day long cycling tour in India.

The enticing tour begins with a long drive from Delhi to Sat Tal. On your way, you will get plenty of chances to witness the lush green landscapes and divine beauty of the serene districts of the Kumaon region. You will experience the most peaceful time during the drive which is followed by an adventure filled camp stay. Biking in the Himalayas is complemented with panoramic views that are sure to fix in your heart forever. Throughout this trip, we will explore the most beautiful places boasting their unrivalled locations such as Kausani and Ranikhet. To make it the best bike trip in India, we make sure to offer something to everyone. For instance, after a week long biking excursion, we will reach the eye-soothing destination, Corbett Park, for an elephant safari. For history buffs, the tour also includes a trip to the renowned Corbett museum. Biking amidst the dense forests to get some scenic vistas is what makes this trip a wholesome experience. The wilderness also enhances your experience during cycling in Himachal. Check out the itinerary to learn more about the lush green stunning views comprising a fantastic getaway.

Day: 1 -Delhi – Sat Tal

After youarrive at Delhi International Airport, you will be picked up by our experienced driver who will then accompany you for a long drive to the region of beauty and mountains. The road trip starts from the hustle and bustle of the capital city Delhi, soon as you enter the Kumaon region, the landscape starts to change. You will notice the mystical beauty greeting from the sides of the road. You will cover the first 300 kms of this trip via car and the rest of the distance will be explored with the help of bikes. You will get your bikes in Sat Tal which is situated at the lower Himalayan ranges. The beautiful destination is known for serene freshwater lakes. The rich biodiversity and scenic mountain views at Sat Tal are surely a sight to behold. While catching the eye-pleasing beauty, we will have lunch and then meet with the rest of the group for bike handovers. Day 1 of this bike tour in India is reserved for chatting and leisure. You may take a short spin around Sat Tal to appreciate the gorgeous surroundings. After dinner, we will have a deluxe camp for an overnight stay.

Details:-

Accommodation: Overnight at camp

Meals: All meals Plan (breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Cycling: no cycling

Visit: as per program

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Day: 2 Sattal – Baijnath

The divinity of Bageshwar comes from its unrivalled location. The scenic beauty of this place is created by the peaceful ambience of revered temples, glaciers and rivers. The cycle tour in India beginsby pedalling 30 kms from Almora towards the land of ancient temples. Located on the confluence of the Saryu and Gomathi rivers, Bageshwar is known as a quaint temple town tucked quietly in a verdant valley. From here, we will be rolling down towards our next pit stop, which is Baijnath. The small town is very famous and attracts many devotees at its ancient temple of Lord Shiva. The time-honoured temple was built in 1204 AD and is still recognized as a source of unique tranquillity by Shiva devotees. For dinner and overnight stay, we will have a riverside camp.

Details:-

Accommodation: Overnight at camp

Meals: All meals Plan (breakfast, lunch and dinner

Cycling: 60km

Visit: as per program

Cycling route map link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38553984

 

Day: 3 Baijnath – Kausani

Day 3 of cycling in north India calls for an adventure. Perched on a ridge, Kausani is a beautiful hill station knowns for its serene vantage points. The uphill tracks lead us to rewarding views of the higher Himalayan range. One can spend the entire day looking at the colourful compositions in the valley adorned by the Himalayan peaks in the sight. Covered in the thick pine forest, Kausani offers unrivalled views of majestic peaks like Trishul, Nanda Devi and Panchachuli. After admiring the snow-crested peaks, we will have dinner and an overnight stay at a camp.

Details:-

Accommodation: Overnight at camp

Meals:All meals Plan (breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Activity: 20km

Drive:

Visit: as per program

Cycling route map link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38553908

Day: 4 Kausani - Someshwar - Binta

After witnessing a picture perfect sunrise from Kausani, we will be on the roads once again to explore the divine nature of the Kumaon region. Our next destination is a quaint little village known for the famous Lord Shiva temple. A downhill ride amidst the stunning Someshwar valley would take us to the ancient temple. The serene valley views are complemented by distant scenic mountain peaks where we will find an apt location for overnight camping. The beauty of chirping birds and the serenity of the Kumaon region is further augmented at the tiny hamlet Binta. To make it one of the best bike trips in India, we make sure to cover the prettiest places in theAlmora district, and Binta is one such destination.

Details:-

Accommodation:Overnight at Guest house

Meals: All meals Plan (breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Cycling: 32km

Drive:

Visit:: as per program

Cycling route map link: : https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38553920

Day: 5 Binta – Ranikhet

Day 5 will be a treat for the admirers of natural beauty. Leaving Binta, we will cover an uphill stretch to reach the rewarding destination Ranikhet, also known as Queens Land. Situated at an altitude of 1800 meters is adorned with an old-fashion military environment. The all-season destination is mostly preferred by wandered for its undiluted beauty. For an action packed trip, we can go to the adventurous sightseeing spot at Majkhali or shop for souvenirs in the busy bazaars.

Details:-

Accommodation: Overnight at Holms Heritage Farm

Meals: All meals Plan (breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Cycling: 31KM

Drive:

Visit:: as per program

Cycling route map link: : https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38870953

Day: 6 Ranikhet – Bhatrojkhan

On day 6, we will head towards a lesser known Uttarakhand. To delve deeper into the beautiful Kumaoni Hills, our next destination is the quaint backroad of Bhatrojkhan. En route to Corbett park, we will peddle across a serene downhill track to reach Bhatrojkhan, which has many points of interest. Bhalu Dam, Jhula Devi Temple, Kumaon Regimental Centre Museum are to name a few. To witness the beauty of surrounding forests at wee hours, we will stay overnight at a camp.

Details:-

Accommodation: Overnight at Tourist Bungalow

Meals: All meals Plan (breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Cycling: 30KM

Drive:

Visit:: as per program

Cycling route map link: : https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38553960

Day: 7 Bhatrojkhan – Garija

To experience the intriguing mountain biking encounters, Garija is one of the most desired destinations in the Kumaon region. The wilderness at Garija takes us through the scenic Corbett National Park. It is famous for having the highest number of tigers. The stunning landscape and the wildlife make it one of the best bike trips in India.Located on the Himalayan foothills; Corbett boasts the most memorable sights to behold. Overnight stays are allowed at the National Park, so we will retire for the night at a jungle resort.

Details:-

Accommodation: Overnight at jungle resort

Meals: All meals Plan (breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Cycling: 60km

Drive:

Visit:: as per program

Cycling route map link: : https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38553984

Day: 8 Garija - Corbett – Kotabag

Exploration of the massive landscape of the national park is reserved for the early morning. We will book an elephant safari to stroll around the dense forests. Later we will peddle towards the foothills of Nainital to reach our next destination, Kotabag. It is one of the most picturesque destinations in the Kumaon region. Lush greenery and finger licking foods are the prime attraction at this place. Dinner and overnight stay at a farmhouse.

Details:-

Accommodation: Overnight at farmhouse

Meals: All meals Plan (breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Cycling: 40km

Drive:

Visit:: as per program

Cycling route map link: : https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38553990

Day: 9 Kotabag – Kaladungi

Surrounded by forests and rivers, Kaladungi is our next destination on this Kumaon bike trip. Besides, the small village takes pride in the enchanting Corbett Museum which was once a residence of the renowned naturalist Lt. Col. Jim Corbett. Kaladungi is the apt location to witness the mesmerizing wilderness when the sun peeps through the babbling creeks in the morning. Overnight stay at a vintage style farm house.

Details:-

Accommodation: Overnight at Farm house

Meals: All meals Plan (breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Cycling: 17km

Drive:

Visit:: as per program

Cycling route map link: : https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38553998

Day: 10 Kaladungi – Chorgalia

Chorgalia is a small town in the Nainital district. Known for its ancient heritage, the revered beauty of this village augments with the temples located here. The place is blessed with thick forest regions, which makes it one of the most preferred places for adventurous jungle safari. The quaint hamlet is our last pit stop for this memorable bike tour in India. After carving some cherishing moments during the nature walk, we will have lunch and leave for Delhi, where the tour ends. You will be dropped at the airport or railway station on your way back home.

Details:-

Accommodation: no accommodation

Meals: All meals Plan (according to time)

Cycling: 48km

Drive:

Visit:: as per program

Cycling route map link: : https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38554015

Being surrounded by mountains is a memorable experience. To witness the breathtaking views, you can book a slot on this life-altering holiday. We have both fixed departure and private tours scheduled for cycling in Kumaon. To learn more about the departure dates and charges, you can send in your queries at the email address given below.

2 To 4 Guest: 1900 USD per person on double sharing basis

5 to 10 Guest: 1880 USD per person on double sharing basis

Single Supplement: 650 USD per person on single sharing basis

Inclusions

Bikes: Mountain Bikes

Bike Sizes: 13-21

Bike Hire: Includes on Tour Cost. You may bring your own bikes, but in this case let us know in advance. Other equipment provided: Pedals, helmet, water bottles.

ACCOMMODATION

Accommodation is offered at all locations. Most of the hotels are Culture Resort, Eco Resorts & family run hotels - all with a common line of quality in service. Our costs are based on 'twin-sharing' foundation. For those who wants single room, we offer single room, but at extra cost.

TERRAIN

The landscape includes flatlands, mountains, backwaters and village streets.

CLIMATE

The variety of the regional features of this country has led to a corresponding variety in environment. The Great Varies have awesome environment throughout the year, while the flatlands are warm and moist. The common level of yearly rain fall is superb in Kerala, Sikkim and some of the Northern Eastern Declares of Native India, when compared to other Native India. July to Aug is the monsoon season, with heavy downpours. It is always recommended to check weather and temperature at websites.

TRANSPORTATION/SUPPORT VEHICLES

All transport is involved in the cost. We provide backup vehicle at all times during cycling trip. The vehicle can be used to boat your baggage & yourself as required.

FOOD

Food is a very essential part of these trips. We make sure that the meals we offer is method delicious, unless you ask for dull meals. You are also permitted the choice of veggie or non-vegetarian meals. We suggest that you consume only the canned standard water. Please make sure that the container is enclosed.

WHAT TO BRING
  • Footwear
  • Bike shoes
  • Sun cream lotion
  • Relaxed shoes for walking
  • Shoes for other sightseeing
  • Socks
  • Clothing

In Indian, the conventional of outfit is more traditional. We counsel you to prevent very short shorts/skirts and limited tops/tanktops when viewing small non-urban places, temples, mosques or other sacred sites as this may limit your access.

  • A hotter set of outfits (Fleece, Coat, hat and gloves) are required for visits going through Munnar and other thin air places.
  • Water resistant jacket.
  • Bike riding equipment like safety gloves and shorts.
Others
  • Torch
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Eyewear, cap
  • Sun lotion of spf at least 35
  • Individual Bike riding equipment like bar finishes, pedals, chairs and headgear
  • Helmets for riding a bike
HEALTH

Water is higher risk; hence we suggest that you drink only nutrient water in bottles during your trip. A cage of standard nutrient water is always focused for in the start of the vehicle during trips as an urgent evaluate. Despite the high requirements, it is worth providing basic OTC medications for disappointed tummies, complications, pest attacks etc. Indian is a financially creating democratic republic and has worked very hard to control illnesses. Sufficient medical care is available in the major inhabitants' facilities, but is usually limited in the non-urban areas of the country. Many western worlds are utilizing the state-of-the-art healthcare services available in Indian. The cost of treatment is much less expensive here in comparison to the same features available in innovative nations.

The most important cause of sickness of tourists in Indian is food and water-borne illnesses. Malware, bacteria, or harmful bacteria can cause diarrhea. Attacks may cause simple diarrhea and throwing up, high temperature, or, in extraordinary instances, liver organ damage (hepatitis). Malaria is a avoidable disease that can create trouble if neglected. One can prevent disease by taking recommended anti-malarial drugs and defending against insect attacks. The areas you will be passing are Malaria-free. Make sure that your insurance provider includes illnesses and injuries overseas.

PRECAUTIONS
  • Bring all the important medications and OTC medications. Do not ignore to have the brands as well as the general titles of the medications one needs to have.
  • Use a sun hat when revealed.
  • Consume a lot of liquids. Don't drink tap water. Use only bottled water which is always kept in the back of your automobile.
  • Bring your personal medical kit and pest resilient.
  • To avoid fungus and parasitic attacks, keep legs clean and dry, and do not go without shoes.
  • Do not eat food bought from road providers.
  • Do not drink drinks with ice.
  • Do not eat milk products unless it is known that they have been pasteurized.
  • Prevent managing creatures (especially apes, pets, and cats) to avoid attacks and serious illnesses.
MEDICAL INFORMATION UPDATE

Details given above are liable to change every now and then and one should contact the Native India tasks of the specific country or the government vacationer offices for more details.

SHOPPING

You will get possibilities en-route to do a bit of purchasing. However unless particularly requested for, our guide will not suggest any particular store. Neither we nor our driver/guides take any percentage on purchasing.

SPENDING MONEY

Every visitor will have different cash specifications and varying personal costs. Please assess your own spending routines while enabling for beverages, purchasing and falling. Also keep aside cash for extra costs like:

  • Foods which are not included
  • Emergencies
  • Optionally available activities /additional sightseeing
  • Shopping/Souvenirs
FOREIGN EXCHANGE

As Indian currency value tend to go up and down, make reference to the following website for daily return rates: www.xe.com.

AIRPORT TAXES

There is no airport terminal or leaving taxation from any airport terminal of India.

Inclusions
  • Cycles
  • Support Vehicle, parking, toll, and driver’s allowances
  • Cycling guide
  • Breakfast at all destinations
  • All Accommodation on Full board
  • First Aid Kid
  • Backup of Support Vehicle
EXCLUSIONS
  • Insurance Policy - Please take your own Insurance
  • Tips
  • Beverages
  • Laundry
  • Telephone bills
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