Cycling Expeditions are truly one of the best ways to explore the beauty and the grandeur of the Himalayas. Zipping through the zig-zag roads, crossing over high altitude passes, peddling through streams of water and having a great view to accompany you all this while, what more could one ask for!
Before we enter the new year, we thought we'd take a look at the best cycling expeditions so that you can plan your adventure almanac well in advance. Here's a list of the
4 Best Cycling Expeditions In India
Fix the gear, helmet on, adrenaline pumped, bike set, GO!
|Maximum Altitude||5602 m|
|Cycling Distance||561 km|
|End Point||Khardung La|
|No of Days||12|
Cycling from Manali to Leh is a treat for every adventure lover. Cycling over 6 mountain passes and crossing numerous bridges and quaint villages on your way makes this expedition one of the best ways to experience the cultural beauty of Himachal as well as Ladakh. Another highlight of this expedition is the Moray plains, the world's highest cold desert.
Words fall short as we try to explain what this expedition has in store for you! One really has to undertake this magnificent journey in order to understand this beauty.
|Maximum Altitude||4,850 m|
|Cycling Distance||218 km|
|End Point||Karzok (Tso Moriri)|
|No of Days||9|
This cycling expedition is an exclusive gateway to some of the most remote villages of Ladakh. As you start your trip from Leh, you mostly cycle along the Indus river, gradually leaving it behind and entering the villages.
After cycling over many mountain passes and encountering some of the most beautiful lakes and villages you finally reach your destination, Tso Moriri. One can see almost all shades of blue in the waters of this majestic lake.
|Maximum Altitude||4200 m|
|Cycling Distance||250 Km|
|No of Days||6|
Manali Chandratal Cycling Expedition is a great way to start your Himalayan cycling journey in case you haven't started yet. The trail transitions from the lush valley of Kullu to the arid desert valley of Spiti. The lake Chandratal lake itself is a destination worth all the effort. The blue waters of the lake will surely take your breathe away.
|Maximum Altitude||4630 m|
|Cycling Distance||350 km|
|End Point||Bum La|
|No of Days||11|
Tawang Bum La cycling expedition is a gateway to the gullies of Arunachal Pradesh. Starting from Assam you cycle along the Kameng river, cross the dense alpine forests of Arunanchal and finally pedal towards the Indo - China border. This cycling expedition is unlike any other. On the trail, you cross three magnanimous passes namely, Nechiphu, Bomdila, and the treacherous Se La before entering the Tawang region.