The rugged, mountainous landscape of Bhutan lends itself well to both on-road or off-road mountain biking and the sport is seeing increasing popularity among both visitors and Bhutanese alike. There are a variety of biking routes available ranging from smooth journeys on paved roads to challenging off-road dirt trails that wind through rough terrain. The sport offers a certain intimacy with the environment that is seldom experienced in vehicles. With better roads replacing the old and the increasing number of off-road roads, biking is now becoming a very unique and original way of seeing and interacting with the country, people and the Bhutanese environment.
Most biking trips go through well paved roads while others trail on to dirt roads and trails. Traffic is still relatively very light and the experience very intimate. The more adventurous have the option of making side excursions for more “off-the-road” ventures if prefer. The trails accommodate most types of frames: including MTB, Hybrid, and Road, depending on your cycling style and experience. Biking trails mostly meander through small towns and villages and rural areas; it’s just you, your bike, the tour group and the agrarian and natural scenery.
Day 01: On arrival at Paro International Airport, our representative will receive you.
Day 02: Full day sight seeing – visit Drukgyal Dzong (a ruined fortress – 14 kms from Paro town).
Day 03: After breakfast and start your journey for Thimphu. Distance is 70 kms and will approx take 5 hrs to cycle you to the capital.
Day 04: Full day sightseeing, visit Dup-Thop Lhakhang (nunnery), view point for an aerial view & photography of Thimphu valley, Memorial Chorten, National Library, Painting School, Handicrafts Emporium, and view of Tashichhodzong (the central secretariat) and stroll in town.
Day 05 :Visit Folk Heritage Museum, Textile Museum, Wood craft center, gold & silver smiths at work, indigenous Paper factory, Indigenous Hospital of Traditional Medicine, Post & Telegraph office for view of Bhutanese stamps and afternoon stroll in town.
Day 06: After breakfast and continue your journey to Punakha through Dochula Pass 3050 m which is approximately 25 Kms from Thimphu.
Day 07: After breakfast and drive to Trongsa via Wangdiphodrang. Distance is approximately 145 kms, and thus you will be biking only at selected places.
Day 08: After breakfast to proceed for sightseeing of Trongsa – view of Trongsa Dzong and the Taa Dzong. Trongsa Dzong is the biggest Dzong in Bhutan and is the ancestral home of the ruling dynasty.
Day 09: Full day sightseeing – visit the historical Jakar Dzong built by Minjur Tempa, the third Druk Desi (Temporal ruler) in 1646 A.D.
Day 10: After breakfast and drive to Thimphu via Gangtey. It is a beautiful valley with a Monastery “Gangtey Gompa” which is historically important in the Bhutanese context.
Day 11: Drive back to Paro via Thimphu.
Day 12: After breakfast, relaxing or shopping then three hours before departure , our representative will drop to you Paro airport for onward journey.