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Cycling in Uttaranchal / Uttarakhand

It is a country with a variety of landscapes, embedded in a long and interesting history. An eviable culture that embraces the arts, nature, heritage, religion, innovation and a strong sense of justice for all.

Delhi - Corbett National - Park - Thalisain - Mandakal - Pauri - Srinagar - Rudraprayag - Karaqnprayag - Chamoli - Helang - Joshimath - SriBadrinath - Auli - Chamoli - Rudraprayag - Deoprayag - Rishikesh - Delhi

20 Nights / 21 Days

Day 1

Arrive Delhi

Lotus Temple

Meet on arrival and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 2

Delhi - Corbett National Park

Drive to Corbett N. Park. Arrive and check into hotel. Overnight.

Day 3

CORBETT N. PARK Full day explore the park

The Park established in 1936 as Indias first national park, Corbett is famous for its wide variety of wildlife and its beautiful location. It covers 520 sq. km. on the banks of the Ramganga River in the foothills of the Himalaya. It may seem incongruous for a national park to be named after a famous British hunter-Jim Corbett is best known for his book The man-eaters of Kumaon, and was greatly revered by local people for shooting tigers that had developed a liking for human flesh. More commonly seen wildlife includes wild elephant, langur monkey (black face, long tail), rhesus macaque, peacock, and several types of deer including chital, sambar, hog deer and barking-deer, monitor lizard, wild boar and jackal. Overnight at Park

Day 4

Corbett - Thalisain (1350 m)

Morning take charge your mountain bike and ride 55 kms to Thalisain. Arrive and overnight at camp.

Day 5

Thalisain - Mandakal (1495 m)

Cycling Tour to Uttranchal

Morning ride bike to Mandakal (approx.60 kms). Overnight at camp.

Day 6

Mandakal Pauri

Morning ride bike to PAURI : Situated at a height of 1,818 m, is the capital of the foot hill district, this town with a population of 15,000 is an area of imaginative scenery, incredible landscapes and delightful weather. Bhuvaneshwari Devi Temple is located near the town of Pauri. Overnight at Tourist Bungalow.

Day 7

Pauri Srinagar

Start riding bike towards to Srinagar(35 kms). SRINAGAR : At an altitude of 579 m (1,900 ft.), where the cold, placid waters of the Alaknanda flow on unhindered Srinager, was founded by King Ajaypal of Tehri Garhwal in the 14th century and was its capital till 1803. During the halcyon days of the Maharajas of Garhwal, Srinager was the home of the famous Garhwal School of Painting. Overnight at Touris Bungalow.

Day 8

Srinagar Rudraprayag (35kms)

Morning ride your bike towards - RUDRAPRAYAG : Rudraprayag at an altitude of 610 meters (2,000 ft. ). The confluence of the Mandakini from Kedarnath and the Alaknanda flowing from Badrinath, this is the point where the road branches of to both the shrines. The ancient Narad Muni meditated here for several years at the temple of Rudranath. With a population of 5,000. Arrive and overnight at Tourist Bungalow.

Day 9

Rudraprayag Karanprayag (30 kms)

Uttarakhand Cycling Tour

Commence your riding till KARANPRAYAG : At a height of 788 m (2,600 ft.), Karanprayag is the place where centuries ago, Karna, hero of the Mahabharata, worshipped Saturn (Surya) or the Sun God. Nanda Devi towering above at 7,816 m (25,634 ft.), and surrounded by an array of glittering peaks, Trishul, Drona Giri, Narad Ghunti, Mrigathuni and Maiktoli. It is the ancient temple, devoted to Uma and Karna. Arrive and O/Night at Tourist Bungalow.

Day 10

Karaqnprayag Chamoli (50 kms)

Ride your bike towards to CHAMOLI : Chamoli is mentioned in the Taleshwar Copper Plate Grant, one of the plates left behind by the ancient Katyuri kings, who ruled Kumaon from the Gupta dynasty (3rd century AD) onward till the 14th century when the Chand kings, rose to power. At a height of 960 m (3,500 ft.) this pretty little town is the capital of Chamoli which is the middle district of the three border districts and which is covered by the basin of the Alaknanda. Overnight at T/ Bungalow.

Day 11

Chamoli - Helang (1524 m) (30 kms)

Morning ride your bike to HELANG : At an altitude of 1,524 m (5,000 ft.). Nestling in the beautiful valley of Urgam is Kalpeshwar Temple, one of the Punch Kedras, where there is an ancient temple to Shiva. Overnight at T/Bungalow.

Day 12

Helang Joshimath (1875 mtrs-40 kms)

Badrinath Temple

Ride your bike to JOSHIMATH : Winter seat of the Rawal Sahib of the Badrinath shrine. Joshimath is the home of the semi-pastoral Bhotias, an Indo-Mongolian people. Overnight at T/ Bungalow.

Day 13

Joshimath - Sri Badrinath (3096 m)

Ride your bike to Badrinath. Afternoon free. Overnight at hotel.

Day 14

In Badrinath

SRI BADRINATH: No pilgrimage is complete till a visit to this beautiful 15.25 m (50 ft.) tall shrine on the right bank of the Rishi Ganga (Alaknanda). The Naga Parbat, over which the Neelkanth Peak looms, almost directly above, is believed to contain riches beyond belief. Explore around. Overnight at hotel.

Day 15

Sri Badrinath - Auli (2519 m)

Ride back your bike to Joshimath and the continue to AULI : No matter where you are, if you are looking for the best ski slopes, come to Auli. And for those who year to learn no other place matches Auli. Beside from providing a 3 km long slope (ranging from 2519 m to 3049 m), it offers a 180 panoramic view of peaks like the Nanda Devi (7817 m), Kamet (7756 m), Mana Parbat (7273 m) and Dunagiri (7066 m). Arrive and overnight at T/Bungalow.

Day 16

Auli - Chamoli (960 m)

Ride back your bike to Chamoli. Arrive and overnight at Tourist Bungalow.

Day 17

Chamoli - Rudraprayag (610 m)

Cycling Trails in Uttranchal

Morning start riding along with the river Alaknanda till Rudraprayag. Arive and Overnight at Tourist Bungalow.

Day 18

Rudraprayag - Deoprayag (618 m)

Continue ride the bike along with Alaknanda till DEOPRAYAG : Where the Bhagirathi and the Alaknanda become the Ganges. Deoprayag is, in a literal sense the birth place of the Ganges and is next only to Prayagraj in its importance as the Ganges flowed from Shivas locks. At an altitude of 618 m (2,000 ft.) here are ancient temples of Raghunathji and Lord Shiva which are both landmarks as well as the Raghunath Kirti Mahavidyalaya, the headquarters of the pandas of Badrinath. Overnight at Tourist Bungalow.

Day 19

Deoprayag - Rishikesh (335 m)

A last day Riding of your bike along with River Ganges till RESHIKESH : Rishikesh, situated on the right bank of river Ganga and surrounded on three sides by Himalayan ranges, known from medieval time as celestial abode, is a great pilgrimage center of India, attracting a large number of pilgrimage center of India, attracting a large number of pilgrims. This is the gateway to the kingdom of gods and pilgrimage to Badrinath. Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri are clustered with Ashrams, Tourist Rest Houses. Overnight at hotel.

Day 20

Rishikesh Delhi

Biking in Uttrakhand

Morning free. Afternoon visit to Haridwar and continue drive to Delhi. Arrive and check into hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 21

Delhi Out

Day at leisure. In time transfer to International airport to board flight for onwards destinations.

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Bikes: Mountain Bikes

Bike Sizes: 13-21

Bike Hire: Includes on Tour Cost. You may bring your own bikes, but in this case let us know in advance. Other equipment provided: Pedals, helmet, water bottles.

Accommodation

Accommodation is offered at all locations. Most of the hotels are Culture Resort, Eco Resorts & family run hotels - all with a common line of quality in service. Our costs are based on 'twin-sharing' foundation. For those who wants single room, we offer single room, but at extra cost.

Terrain

The landscape includes flatlands, mountains, backwaters and village streets.

Climate

The variety of the regional features of this country has led to a corresponding variety in environment. The Great Varies have awesome environment throughout the year, while the flatlands are warm and moist. The common level of yearly rain fall is superb in Kerala, Sikkim and some of the Northern Eastern Declares of Native India, when compared to other Native India. July to Aug is the monsoon season, with heavy downpours. It is always recommended to check weather and temperature at websites.

Transportation/Support Vehicles

All transport is involved in the cost. We provide backup vehicle at all times during cycling trip. The vehicle can be used to boat your baggage & yourself as required.

Food

Food is a very essential part of these trips. We make sure that the meals we offer is method delicious, unless you ask for dull meals. You are also permitted the choice of veggie or non-vegetarian meals. We suggest that you consume only the canned standard water. Please make sure that the container is enclosed.

What to bring

Footwear

  • Bike shoes
  • Sun cream lotion
  • Relaxed shoes for walking
  • Shoes for other sightseeing
  • Socks

Clothing

  • In Indian, the conventional of outfit is more traditional. We counsel you to prevent very short shorts/skirts and limited tops/tanktops when viewing small non-urban places, temples, mosques or other sacred sites as this may limit your access.
  • A hotter set of outfits (Fleece, Coat, hat and gloves) are required for visits going through Munnar and other thin air places.
  • Water resistant jacket.
  • Riding a bike equipment like safety gloves and shorts.

Others

  • Torch
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Eyewear, cap
  • Sun lotion of spf at least 35
  • Individual Bike riding equipment like bar finishes, pedals, chairs and headgear
  • Helmets for riding a bike

Health

Water is higher risk; hence we suggest that you drink only nutrient water in bottles during your trip. A cage of standard nutrient water is always focused for in the start of the vehicle during trips as an urgent evaluate. Despite the high requirements, it is worth providing basic OTC medications for disappointed tummies, complications, pest attacks etc. Indian is a financially creating democratic republic and has worked very hard to control illnesses. Sufficient medical care is available in the major inhabitants' facilities, but is usually limited in the non-urban areas of the country. Many western worlds are utilizing the state-of-the-art healthcare services available in Indian. The cost of treatment is much less expensive here in comparison to the same features available in innovative nations.

The most important cause of sickness of tourists in Indian is food and water-borne illnesses. Malware, bacteria, or harmful bacteria can cause diarrhea. Attacks may cause simple diarrhea and throwing up, high temperature, or, in extraordinary instances, liver organ damage (hepatitis). Malaria is a avoidable disease that can create trouble if neglected. One can prevent disease by taking recommended anti-malarial drugs and defending against insect attacks. The areas you will be passing are Malaria-free. Make sure that your insurance provider includes illnesses and injuries overseas.

Precautions

  • Bring all the important medications and OTC medications. Do not ignore to have the brands as well as the general titles of the medications one needs to have.
  • Use a sun hat when revealed.
  • Consume a lot of liquids. Don't drink tap water. Use only bottled water which is always kept in the back of your automobile.
  • Bring your personal medical kit and pest resilient.
  • To avoid fungus and parasitic attacks, keep legs clean and dry, and do not go without shoes.
  • Do not eat food bought from road providers.
  • Do not drink drinks with ice.
  • Do not eat milk products unless it is known that they have been pasteurized.
  • Prevent managing creatures (especially apes, pets, and cats) to avoid attacks and serious illnesses.

Medical Information Update

Details given above are liable to change every now and then and one should contact the Native India tasks of the specific country or the government vacationer offices for more details.

Shopping

You will get possibilities en-route to do a bit of purchasing. However unless particularly requested for, our guide will not suggest any particular store. Neither we nor our driver/guides take any percentage on purchasing.

Spending Money

Every visitor will have different cash specifications and varying personal costs. Please assess your own spending routines while enabling for beverages, purchasing and falling. Also keep aside cash for extra costs like:

  • Foods which are not included
  • Emergencies
  • Optionally available activities /additional sightseeing
  • Shopping/Souvenirs

Foreign Exchange

As Indian currency value tend to go up and down, make reference to the following website for daily return rates: www.xe.com.

Airport Taxes

There is no airport terminal or leaving taxation from any airport terminal of India.

Exclusions

  • Insurance Policy - Please take your own Insurance
  • Tips
  • Beverages
  • Laundry
  • Telephone bills
  • Cycles
  • Support Vehicle, parking, toll, driver's allowances
  • Cycling guide
  • Breakfast at all destination
  • All Accommodation on Full board
  • First Aid Kid
  • Backup of Support Vehicle