Biking in Bhutan
Bhutan, besides being rich in it’s culture and traditions, is a mountainous country so it’s one stop destination for any cycling enthusiast exploring it’s mountainous terrains. Most of the winding roads of Bhutan go dramatically up and down with exhilarating drops of thousands of meters, and there’s always a challenges of crossing over high mountains passes of over 3,000 meters. The high routes often passes through mixed forests, pasturelands, rich meadows and hills dotted with age-old villages and towns rich in culture. Ride through and discover the prominent cities and towns of Bhutan like the colorful Paro, the tiny capital – Thimphu and the ancient capital city of Punakha including Trongsa, Bumthang, Gangtey, Ura Valley, Haa Valley and Phobijikha Valley, considered the most beautiful valleys in Bhutan. The choices are from easy to adventurous trails backed up by the professional supporting staff at all times. Mountain biking is slowly gaining it’s popularity ever since the government opened up the country for tourism. It’s like taking a breath of fresh air when biking in Bhutan.
The west-east highways of Bhutan (approx. 600 kms) are a challenging route that passes along several mountain passes over 3,000 meters. You will feel the adreline rush cycling down the highway winding up and down with the drops of thousands of feet. There will be a dramatic change in the flora and fauna and temperature while gradually descending, from the alpine heights into the temperate regions of the east. Biking in Bhutan certainly is a different experience discovering Bhutan ancient culture and witnessing majestic views of the snow-capped mountains.