Cycling is one of the best ways to see Ladakh. Ladakh Safari Bike tours are for everyone. Our itineraries are designed for all ages, individuals, families and couples, whether you are a first time cyclist or experienced. We offer a range of gentle touring or more active holidays, but on all of our safaris we transport your luggage to the next accommodation, so all you have to do is enjoy the views.
If you are planning your trip to Ladakh between mid-June and September, cycling is a fine option to enjoy adventure. The zigzag roads of Ladakh give you an opportunity to cycle through the world’s highest mountain ranges. The adventure sport of cycling calls for alertness, activity, accuracy and grace in the upper portions of your body. To cycle through, you have exotic local villages along with an interesting backdrop of the snow-laden Himalayas.
The adventure of cycling in Ladakh also takes you to many popular Buddhist gompas that lie on the route. Get to experience the local scenes, the Himalayan backdrop and test your stamina. After a hard day of cycling you can also tickle your taste buds with food items like momo, noodles with beans, pancakes with jam, dal with rice and so on.
Famous Routes of Cycling in Ladakh
Cycling in Ladakh Himalayas has its own unique taste. You have a number of route options to choose from. Some of the most preferred cycling routes or itineraries are as follows.
Leh to Alchi
One can cycle the 64 km road from Leh to Alchi. The route takes one on a zigzag course through the hairpin turns of the Himalayan roads. The village of Alchi is renowned for the Alchi Monastery, one of the oldest monasteries in Ladakh.
Leh to Hemis
Leh-Hemis (45 km) is another famous cycling itinerary. Leaving Leh from the main road provides a last glimpse of magnificent gompas at Thikse, Shey and Stok Palace. The cycle tour follows the bank of the Indus River until Karu. At Karu, the route continues across the bridge and onwards to the village of Hemis.
Through Khardungla Pass
One can cycle through the highest motorable pass Khardungla La Pass. Follow the discipline and do not ride with an upset stomach. Your cycling trip along the road is definitely going to be a real life adventure.
Jispa-Gondla, Marhi-Manali, are other trips that can be undertaken. We can offer you a number of other options to enjoy your cycling adventure in Ladakh. Depending upon the date of your travel, we will recommend the suitable route and itinerary for the cycling tour.
Things to Remember for Travellers
To cycle the Zig-Zag roads in Ladakh, one needs to be technically perfect biker as the roads are rough, though paved. A support car to carry ones luggage comes handy and helps to enjoy the great Himalayan range without any worry. Just remember to follow the code of conduct and observe the rules while you are cycling through Ladakh Himalayas.
The best time for cycling is from mid June to September end.
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