Bhutan has more to offer than just trekking in the Himalayas and delivering mountain views. And if long duration treks are not your forte, then soft adventures are just the way to start exploring Bhutan. Bhutan has some of the best terrains for mountain biking. You can bike on the tarmac road or rugged mountain routes with views of scenic valleys and plenty of fresh air. Rafting is another popular sport in Bhutan. The rivers you will raft in are source from the high mountain glaciers making them mighty and turbulent. It is an exhilarating experience on such powerful rivers meandering through the picturesque valley of Punakha. Bhutan is also a haven for diverse flora and fauna and wildlife. The rich and abundant forest is a wide expanse for bird watching, botany, and photography. Soft adventures are one of the best ways to explore Bhutan.
1. How difficult are cycling tours?
Most biking trips go through well-paved roads. The traffic in Bhutan is still relatively light, and you will be biking through valleys making the experience very intimate. The more adventurous can make side excursions from the tarmac road for more “off-the-road” ventures. Off-road biking is challenging, going through mountain trails, dirt roads, and rocky trails.
2. How can I prepare for a cycling holiday?
It’s probably best to spend some time in the saddle before you set off for your cycling holiday – how much time will depend on the biking trip you have chosen and its grade.
The bike rental companies in Bhutan have good bikes, and they will even make adjustments to fit you. The bike hire costs an extra US$35 per day. If you wish, you may also bring your own bike for your cycling holiday.
The ‘Tour of the Dragon’ race covers 255 kilometers and crosses over 4 mountain passes in a day; it is the toughest one-day mountain bike race in the world. An extremely challenging ultra-marathon mountain bike race on tarmac road.
Yes. Soft adventures such as biking and rafting are not included in the tour cost. You will have to bear the charges for the bike hire and the rafting service. Prices vary according to the rafting service provider and the seasons. Please inquire about the cost. You can either pay us or directly to the service provider.