Mountain biking in Bhutan is a new sport that is steadily gaining popularity amongst the Bhutanese and visitors alike. The topography of the country adds much more thrilling challenges for mountain biking in Bhutan. Mountain biking give you closer proximity to nature and develops an intimate relationship with you.
Biking is now becoming a very unique and original way of seeing and interacting with the country, people and the Bhutanese environment, with better roads replacing the old and the increasing number of off-road roads.
Most biking trips go through well paved roads while others trail on to dirt roads and trails. The traffic is still relatively very light and the experience very intimate. This is the “Road Less Travelled.”
There is a variety of biking routes available ranging from smooth journeys on paved roads to challenging off-road dirt trails that wind through rough terrain.
There are also numerous opportunities for optional hikes with a bit of climbing thrown in. There are some challenging climbs with one in particular that is more than seven hours. You peddle the pads over two miles (3,400 meters) above sea level. Your effort is rewarded with a breath-taking view and an unforgettable experience. Riders should have an adequate level of fitness and stamina and be experienced enough in the art of mountain biking.
Tours are fully supported by a van following riders. The van allows riders to rest should they require it. Many of the biking trails lead through small villages and temples which can provide interesting and informative diversions should you wish to take a break.
The best time for biking in Bhutan is in the spring and autumn season. In spring the blooming flowers under the clear blue sky with peach and cherry blossoms will make you r trip a heavenly one. March – May and September to November.