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Kathmandu: Full-Day Mountain Biking Tour

Product ID: 25344
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Bike the Himalayas on a full-day mountain bike tour around Kathmandu. Cycle the ridge-top trails encircling the valley's rim, traveling on quiet dirt roads. Immerse yourself in the wilderness of mountain villages, small temples, and more.
About this activity
Duration 1 day
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, French, German

Pickup included

Pick-up from hotels in and around the Thamel district of Kathmandu
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Ride the jeep tracks and trails of the Kathmandu Valley by bike
  • Enjoy technical challenges along jungle roads
  • Get panoramic views of the giants of the Nepalese Himalayas
  • Choose a route to suit your techical ability
  • Meet the villagers of the Newar and Tamang people
Full description
Enjoy spectacular views of the Nepalese Himalayas on a full-day mountain bike tour, with options tailored to your level of experience and fitness, from an easy 19-mile (32-kilometer) trek to a challenging 37-mile (62-kilometer) bike ride.

You will be cycling in a delightful world of wooded slopes, small villages, hidden temples, and views of the giant mountain peaks, from Makalu to the Annapurnas. Each route is available daily and includes a mix of trails and technical challenges.

Kathmandu-Tolkha-Kathmandu Tour
This is a great beginner’s ride that includes an easy climb away from Kathmandu before a thrilling ride back downhill through typical villages and farms. There will be some chances to test your skills on sections of single track. Visit the ancient temple at Tolkha for a picnic lunch, before returning to Kathmandu.

• Grade: Easy
• Distance: 19 miles (32 kilometers)

Kathmandu-Jamcho-Kathmandu Tour
Enjoy a challenging 27-mile (45-kilometer), 3-4 hour bike ride, climbing through the National Park jungle, with breathtaking views and a brilliant descent along a rough-and-ready trail as the reward for hardcore mountain bikers.

• Grade: Difficult
• Distance: 27 miles (45 kilometers)

Kathmandu Scar Road Tour
This is one of the most talked about and challenging rides in the Kathmandu Valley. Start with a 20.5-mile (34-kilometer) climb along a winding paved road to Trishuli and the heart of Langtang. Once at the top, go off-road and climb the last 3-mile (5-kilometer) steep section for stunning views of the Himalayas on clear days. Once inside the National Park the trail becomes narrow and technical. Traverse the jungle with a cliff drop on one side, and test your technical riding with some fast and furious downhill stretches. Be sure to keep your eyes on the trail and not the mountains!

• Grade: Difficult
• Distance: 37 miles (62 kilometers)

Kathmandu-Chobar-Lele-Godwari- Kathmandu Tour
Enjoy a longer, scenic ride of the southern end of the Kathmandu Valley. Suitable for intermediate riders, the tour combines a mix of jeep tracks, country roads, and trails. The 28-mile (47-kilometer) trail undulates through the countryside and small villages of the Newar and Tamang people, before making a sharp ascent to Dhanda, where views of the Kathmandu Valley open up before your eyes. There is the option of a challenging single track, or a switch back jeep track to get down to the valley.

• Grade: Difficult
• Distance: 28 miles (47 kilometers)
Includes
  • Packed lunch
  • Experienced cycling guide
  • Mechanical facilities
  • Mountain bike with repair kit, helmet and gloves
  • All necessary paper work, service charge, and government taxes
What’s Not Included
  • Emergency rescue evacuation if required
  • Personal accident insurance or rescue
  • Tips and personal expenses

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet at 09:00 at the Snowy Horizon office in Kathmandu

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Important information
Know before you go
• Cancellations made up to 30 days before departure date incur a 15% charge of the total tour cost; cancellations made 30-15 days prior to departure date incur a 25% charge; cancellations made 15-7 days before the tour incur a 40% charge; cancellations less than 7 days before the tour incur a 100% charge of the tour cost (no refund)
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.7 / 5
based on 6 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.5/5
Organization
5.0/5
Value for money
4.0/5
Safety
3.5/5

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