Bhutan Heritage by Bicycle

Price from
US$ 2,450
Duration
7 days/ 6 nights
Distance
189 kilometres
Tour code
BTN-BUH
Next departure
23-Oct-2017
Number of Cycling Days 3 full, 1 half
Average Distance Per Day: 47
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150 Km
Average Climbing Per Day: 1239
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2,250 m
Total Cycling Distance 189 kilometres
Accommodation Included
Bike Hire Included
Single Supplement US$ 260

All About this Tour

Bicycling in Bhutan is rewarded with stunning views and pristine nature on good paved roads with little traffic. We start cycling from Thimpu after visiting Paro, and head east to Punakha, stopping to visit dzongs (fortresses), monasteries and temples and absorbing the Buddhist culture.

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Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive from Bangkok to Paro and visit the Paro Museum, and one of the major Dzongs (fortresses).

Day 2

After a morning transfer to Thimphu ride in the afternoon to Dodina and visit two monasteries set back high amongst the mountains.

Day 3

Today will be a major hill challenge to the pass at Dochula, which is known for its spiritual energy and 108 Chortens that are atop the pass. After lunch descend down the pass through pristine forest.

Day 4

Today's ride is an enjoyable out and back ride passing through lush forests which are famous for their rhododendron trees, and an area well known for its birdlife and wild orchids.

Day 5

Explore Punakha valley, the Punakha Dzong, one of the most impressive Dzongs (fortresses) in Bhutan and the temple of Chhimi Lhakhang.

Day 6

We leave Punakha early for the drive back to Paro and visit the Tiger's Nest (Taktsang Monastery), a highlight of the tour.

Day 7

Tour concludes and we transfer you to the airport for onward travel.

Additional journey information

Meets: Paro
Ends: Paro
Fly in to: Paro International Airport (PBH)
Fly out of: Paro International Airport (PBH)
Countries visited: Bhutan
Minimum age: 14 (on scheduled departures)

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