Besides its stunning natural scenery, the enduring image of Bhutan for most visitors is the strong sense of culture and tradition that binds the kingdom and clearly distinguishes it from its larger neighbors. Take a guided ride & trek through this mystical kingdom that, due to its policy of restricting visitor numbers to protect its culture, has long remained an enigma.
We won't lie, parts of the ride will be a challenge complete with mountain climbs and thrilling descents, and you will be riding at altitude. But the effort is doubly rewarded with beautiful views and an adrenaline-fueled sense of personal achievement. The combination of bike travel with guided treks will give you a satisfying active experience rewarded with plenty of unforgettable experiences and scenery. Immerse yourself in the magical culture of Bhutan on your active holiday.
186 Km riding. 98% of the roads are sealed but all the riding takes place at altitudes from 1300m to 3400m - you need to be prepared for all uphill or downhill riding. Most of the ride is on well maintained sealed roads, and drivers are courteous and give space, but as always when cycling, keep your road awareness. Bhutan is a sparsely populated country so traffic is light and gets even lighter as we travel east.
Make it private: Bhutan trips can be run as private tours for two or more people at a 20% surcharge.
Your climb to the Dochula Pass will be rewarded with stunning views to all sides before you descend into the verdant Punakha Valley.
Visit the 16th-century Gangtey Monastery and Crane Information Center where rare black-necked cranes roost.
Cycle the wide open Gangtey valley before lessons in Bhutan’s national sport: archery.
Hike the Gangtey Nature Trail and trek to Tiger’s Nest Monastery for some alternate activities.
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WHAT MAKES US STAND OUT
Since Bhutan has only recently opened its country to tourism and still limits its number of visitors each year, the country has remained a mystery for most foreigners. We’ve taken advantage of this little-explored place in order to bring you on an adventure that encompasses all of Bhutan’s charms and best scenery. On this active adventure, you will enjoy satisfying cycling through spectacular scenery and hiking excursions to magical places, and even an archery lesson to mix things up.