Cycling in Bhutan
Bhutan’s rugged mountainous landscape offers everything from cultural road rides, remote off-road trails, challenging single track, huge descents and cruisey river valley circuits.
Mountain biking is becoming increasingly popular among visitors and Bhutanese alike with better roads replacing the old and the increasing number of off-road roads, biking is now becoming a unique and original way of seeing and interacting with the country, people and the Bhutanese environment.
Most biking trips travel through well paved roads while others take on 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. The trails accommodate most types of bikes: including MTB, Hybrid, and Road, depending on your cycling style and experience. Biking trails mostly meander through small towns and villages and rural areas.
There are also numerous opportunities for optional hikes with steep climbing thrown in. There are some challenging climbs with one in particular taking more than seven hours, peddle in the thin air over two miles (3,400 meters) above sea level if you are feeling strong. Your effort is rewarded with a breathtaking view and an unforgettable experience. Many of the biking trails lead through small villages and temples which can provide interesting diversions should you wish to have a rest.
We offer a mixture of well-researched road and off-road rides, fully guided and vehicle supported, luxury or standard trips, bespoke adventures and special interest group.