Spiti Valley Cycle Tour in India
The Earthly Glory

Shimla , Narkanda ,Rampur, Wangtu , Kalpa , Pooh , Tabo, Kaza, Losar, Manali

[ 09 Nights / 10 Days ]

Cycling across Himachal Pradesh is the perfect way to soak in the beauty of the windswept landscape and fascinating valleys. The best spot to encounter the surreal highlands and Buddhist relics in the state is to go on a Manali-Leh cycling tour. The pristine beauty of this region magnifies at Spiti Valley which is an ideal destination to get into the many facets of Northern India without pushing your limits. Biking in this sparsely inhabited place is perfect for those who seek bliss in solitude. Although the region has sub-zero temperatures, but pedalling here is less demanding and apt choice for beginners. Cyclomania in India brings forth a guided Manali Leh cycle tour to bring you upclose to the unadulterated beauty of green meadows, pine forests, Himalayan lakes and thousand years old monasteries. The tour is itself a slice of paradise and would surely bring you a lot of awe-inspiring moments. Riding along the Hind-Tibet Road, cyclists are known to experience the ecstasy of reaching another world. That’s how Rudyard Kipling described the cold desserts in his book ‘Kim’ that after passing the rough terrains and high altitude, you would reach ‘a world within a world’.

Day: 1 - Shimla – Narkanda (No Cycling)

The trip begins from the cold and snow covered district of Narkanda. The small town is located on the Hind-Tibet road at an altitude of 2708 meters. Bikers will reach Shimla to drive all the way to the scenic and peaceful village of Narkanda. Here you will be escorted to a hotel where you will chat with your fellow bikers and get a hang of your bikes. There are plenty of travel choices as Shimla has good connectivity.

The nearest airport is in Chandigarh. You can land there and take a bus to reach Shimla, from where you will be driving towards the high altitude region of Narkanda. On the way, you will get plenty of opportunities to get mesmerized by the views of fir forests. After reaching the pre-booked hotel, you will have dinner and complete the required paperwork to begin one of the most memorable and best bike trips in India.

Details:-

Accommodation: Overnight at pre booked hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Cycling: no cycling

Visit: as per program

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Day: 2 Narkanda – Rampur (Cycling 66 Kms)

We will leave the hotel at Narkanda after breakfast and the trip of a lifetime begins by pedalling around trails full of mesmerizing views of orchards and hills. The altitude of Narkanda gives a scenic view of the Himalayan range. The undulating beauty of nature can be experienced throughout the road until we reach Rampur. We have got a great choice of routes throughout this Manali Leh bike tour, and the first leg of this trip itself has a little bit of everything to make you excited. On one side, there is breath-taking scenery of snow capped Himalayan range which is accompanied by gorgeous pine and maple trees on the other side. The slopes on this road are perfect prep work for the cycling fun coming ahead on this trip. Moderate biking on the country roads for about 5 hours throughout the day will prepare your body for the exciting days ahead. Apart from some steep ascents, the trail is somewhat easy.

After pedalling through the dreamland of sky touching fir and cedar forests, and some time spending is admiring the most fascinating mountain views complemented by the Sutlej Valley, we will reach Rampur and call it a day. We will take dinner and retire at a pre-booked hotel room at Rampur.

Details:-

Accommodation: Overnight at pre booked hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Cycling: 66km.

Visit: as per program

Cycling route map link:https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38633750

 

Day: 3 Rampur – Wangtu (Cycling 60 Kms)

The day starts with a dose of culture and history at the town of Rampur which was a former seat of the Princely states of Bushair. Having rich historic importance due to its location, the town was a part of the ancient trade route between Afghanistan, Ladakh, Tibet and China. A magnitude of temples and historic places are the highlights of this bustling town. As we move out of Rampur, the roads are a combination of uphill and downhill trails. Halfway through the route is fairly an easy ride. The spur cycle route begins when we reach Jhakri.

The cycle path is surrounded by scenic views and exhilarating experiences of steep ascents. After the occasional slopes, we will be heading towards Wangtu to encounter some rewarding views of the Baspa Valley. The region is covered with pine and oak forests and to put it simply nothing can beat the joy of exploring the view at a slow pedalling pace. Cycling on this day is comparatively shorter and easier. As we reserve this day for the conditioning your mind and body needs, we don’t gain much altitude and take the easier trails to reach Wangtu. Here we will retire and take the much needed rest before beginning biking on the challenging trails you would be dreaming of.

Details:-

Accommodation: Overnight at pre booked hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Activity: Cycling: 60km

Drive:

Visit: as per program

Cycling route map link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38633767

 

Day: 4 Wangtu – Kalpa (Cycling 50 Kms)

Day 4 of the tour marks the beginning of pedalling through the hilly region and experiencing the true sense of cycling in Northern India. After Wangtu we leave the lower Himalaya region behind and begin an exhilarating trip by gaining some serious heights through steep ascents and hairpin bends. The ride is short and scenic except for some challenging paths. Tour in the land of the incredible valleys begins with pedalling for about 30kms to gain an altitude of 400+ meters. The ride is fairly easy except for the last leg of this trail which includes a few adrenaline climbs.

For the last 15kms of this scenic ride, you will be rolling upwards to gain an altitude of 800+ meters before hitting Kalpa. This day marks the beginning of a challenging ride ahead as you would be riding through the vertical rocks of theKinnerKailasha mountain range. The roads will then lead us to Kalpa where you can make a toast to the sense of achievement you would experience after successfully rolling for the entire day filled with challenging trails. The steady climb would surely offer some rewarding views of the Himalayas.

Details:-

Accommodation: Overnight at pre booked hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Activity: Cycling: 50km

Drive:

Visit:: as per program

Cycling route map link: : :https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38633782

Day: 5 Kalpa – Pooh (Cycling 75 Kms)

On day 5 we will point our handlebars towards Pooh. As we will be rolling eastward towards Tibet, we will take the routes with a slight escalation in the altitudes. Halfway through the road and the greenery of Kinnaur is left behind. The next part of the trip features amazing rock formations as we will be heading towards the Indo-Tibetan border which is the gateway to the Spiti Valley. The road is in great condition and you will feel delighted throughout the route. The rewarding and amazing sights are encountered with the last 8 kms of cliffhugging trails. The road has historic importance as it was part of the old Hind-Tibet trade route. Along with rocky mountains, the route will offer some mesmerizing views of cascading water torrents. The sheer joy of pedalling all the way to experience the view is hard to be described in words. As you move ahead, the greenery is disappeared and the vegetation is sparse giving a vibe of reaching a different world altogether. Riding for more than 6 hours is somewhat easier except for a few adrenaline kicking uphill routes.

Details:-

Accommodation: Overnight at pre booked hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Cycling: 75KM

Drive:

Visit:: as per program

Cycling route map link: : https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38633792

Day: 6 Pooh – Tabo ( Cycling 100 Kms)

Day 6 of this itinerary is often filled with emotions as we enter the cold desert of Spiti. The precept of visiting the ‘world within a world’ finally gets to come true on this day. After breakfast, we will be out of Pooh and begin the day with an easy downhill rolling alongside the mesmerizing views of the Sutlej river. The route is cut through the stratified fold mountains and looks very enticing to pause for a moment a behold the beauty. As we cross the Sutlej River and head towards the Spiti River, you will notice a rise in altitude resulting in strenuous pedalling movements. Day 6 is the longest day to test your endurance for holding the handlebars. As we progress on the path towards the Martian landscape of the cold desert in Spiti, the road gets thinner with absolutely no sign of habitation.

The steady climb and long cycling distance will put your mind and body through their paces but you are already be cycling in high altitudes for four consecutive days by now and it won’t be as challenging as it sounds. It shouldn’t be a problem for you to cross the hairpin bends and reach your destination as the surrounding views are no less than a reward for the day long pedalling. After crossing the challenging bends at Malling Nallah, we will be rolling downward for the next 40 kms to reach Tabo. After the confluence of the Sutlej river and Spiti River, the hairpin loops on the way, the oldest Eastern Buddhist Monastery at Tabo village is the key highlight that makes it worth cycling for more than 100 kms in a single day.

Details:-

Accommodation: Overnight at pre booked hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Cycling: 100km

Drive:

Visit:: as per program

Cycling route map link: : https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38633802

Day: 7 Tabo – Kaza ( Cycling 50 Kms)

After a long and challenging uphill climb on the previous day, your muscles certainly need a respite. Therefore, we will cover a short distance from Tabo village to Kaza township. As we bid farewell to Tabo, the rock formations are no less than a rewarding morning soak. The sweeping panoramic views can be admired with a leisurely pause as we will be covering a shorter distance on day 7. The quiet and scenic landscapes can be encountered while climbing slowly on the rocky roads but for a quick detour we will make a pitstop at Dhankar Village. The rocky spurs at the cliff of Dhankar village offer some life-altering views of Manirang peaks and the confluence of the Spiti and Pin rivers. From Dhankar, we will point our handlebars towards Kaza township for an easy downhill ride and call it a day.

Details:-

Accommodation:Overnight at pre booked hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Cycling: 50km

Drive:

Visit:: as per program

Cycling route map link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38633813

Day: 8 Kaza – Losar ( Cycling 60 Kms )

On day 8, we hop back on the bikes and ride over to visit the 1000 years old Key Monastery to explore some stunning murals and a rich collection of Buddhist learnings. After a quick soak in the culture and religious learnings, we will be heading out of Kazaand be back on our bikes one last time. You will take the morning tomake a lifetime experience at a 1000 ft deep gorge. The astounding spectacle is encountered at a suspension bridge between the twin villages of Kibber and Chiccham.

The awe-inspiring visuals from this bridge are often captured in photographs as it is Asia’s highest bridge. Even before you are done recounting the views of the massive heights of the Chiccham bridge, you will explore another enchanting view at La Darcha. The commanding views of the mountains in these plains are so mesmerizing that words fall short to describe the ecstasy. La Darcha was a barter trade hub in ancient times and still, the La Darcha festival tops the list of the most happening festivals in the Spiti Valley. From here onwards, your biking skills are put to test as we will be following a gravel route to reach Losar. As we have entered a remarkably plain region, there won’t be any steep and rocky inclines anymore so biking here won’t be a problem for you.

Details:-

Accommodation: Overnight at pre booked hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Cycling: 60km

Drive:

Visit:: as per program

Cycling route map link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38633819

Day: 9 Losar – Manali (No Cycling)

After breakfast, we will say farewell to the surreal vista of Spiti Valley and bid adieu to the bikes as well. From here onwards, we will be driving and gaining some more altitude to reach the panoramic views of the mountain pass Kunzum La. The pass is situated at a height of 4500 meters, which is the highest altitude you will gain on this trip. The wonders of nature at Kunzum La offer some charming views. The list of quaint and mystical places at this pass is endless, however the most favoured destination is the mesmeric Chandra Taal Lake.

The lake spells as a scenic paradise because of its magical and panoramic views. After soaking in the peaceful vibes of the enchanting green meadows at the Chandra Taal Lake, we will be back in the cab to continue the rejuvenating drive. On our way to Manali, we will relish the wonderful views of the Rohtang Pass. Lost in the beauty of pristine snow and Himalayan Vista at Rohtang Pass and mark the end of the enthralling Manali Leh Bike Tour. We will escort you to a pre-booked hotel in Manali for dinner and an overnight stay.

Details:-

Accommodation: Overnight at pre booked hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Cycling: no cycling

Drive:

Visit:: as per program

Cycling route map link:

Day: 10 Manali (No Cycling)

The tour ends after breakfast. We can even extend the tour to explore the jaw-dropping views of Manali on request.

Details:-

Accommodation: no accommodation

Meals: Breakfast

Cycling: no cycling

Drive:

Visit:: as per program

Cycling route map link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38632935

Cycling in India is the best way to explore the undisturbed beauty at off-beaten paths. 10 days amidst the lofty mountains and barren stretches are always on the bucket list of adventure seekers. For a guided itinerary of the emerald green lakes, vibrant monasteries and other attractions of the gorgeous Spiti Valley, you can count on us. Cyclomania in India presents the most thoughtfully crafted fixed departure bike tours in India. For more information on guided itineraries and tour dates, send an email on the link given below.

2 To 4 Guest: 999 USD per person on double sharing basis

5 to 10 Guest: 850 USD per person on double sharing basis

Single Supplement: 400 USD per person on single sharing basis

Tour Cost Includes:
  • Hotel Based on Twin Sharing
  • All Meals (Breakfast and dinner at Hotel)
  • Pack Lunch
  • Bicycle is included in Tour Cost
  • Expert Cycle mechanic throughout the tour
  • Back up AC vehicle for complete tour
  • Expert Cycling Guide throughout the tour
  • Fresh Fruits/Snacks (Only Cycling Part)
  • Unlimited Bottle water during cycling (Only Cycling Part)
  • All road and transport taxes
  • Entry Fee, if any (Up to the amount charged for Indian nationals)
  • Camping Charges, if any (Up to the amount charged for Indian nationals)
  • Separate Camping Vehicle
  • Services of support team include expedition cook, helper
  • Oxygen Cylinder
  • Driver Allowance
  • Toll and Parking charges
Tour Cost Excludes:
  • Any Domestic or International flight tickets
  • Meals as mentioned in itinerary
  • Any Kind of Insurance
  • Emergency evacuation
  • Any expense of personal nature
  • Any expense not specified in the inclusion list
  • Tips and Gratitude
  • Travel insurance
  • Any Hard and Soft Drink
  • Insurance Policy - Please take your own Insurance
  • Tips
  • Beverages
  • Laundry
  • Telephone bills
WHY US?

Doing this Cycling Trip for last 7yrs without any complain and committed to specialize Cycling Tour in India.

BATCH SIZE: MAX 10
  • Luxury Tempo Traveller for Participant
  • Dedicated Camping Vehicle
  • Brilliant condition Trek Bike (Marlin 6, 7 and 4300 D)
  • Twin Sharing Tents/Hotel during the Tour
  • Best Expedition Leaders and Supporting staff, we can assure they will not treat you as clients but as guests and as own family member.
ACCOMMODATION

Accommodation is offered at all locations. Our costs are based on 'twin-sharing' basis. For those who wants single room, we offer single room, but at extra cost.

TERRAIN

From 2250Mts to 4580Mts, Extreme, Scenic Mountain Terrain

CLIMATE

Cold, Temperature can go to Zero Degree

TRANSPORTATION/SUPPORT VEHICLES

All transport is involved in the cost. We provide backup vehicle at all times during cycling trip. If in any case if you don’t feel like riding you can always come in car/Bus and we can drive

FOOD

Food is a very essential part of these trips. We make sure that the meals we offer is healthy and hygiene, clean and well cooked. We will only offer Veg meal except Egg.

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
  • Helmet
  • Pedal
  • Water Bottle
  • Sun cream lotion
  • Relaxed shoes for walking
  • Shoes for other sightseeing
  • Socks
  • Clothing
  • Bring your Cycling shorts, T-shirts and Must bring good quality warm
  • clothes
  • Water resistant jacket.
  • Safety gloves and shorts.
Others
  • Torch
  • Eyewear, cap
  • Sun lotion of spf at least 35
  • Helmets

In Indian, the conventional of outfit is more traditional. We counsel you to prevent very short shorts/skirts and limited tops/tank tops 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.

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