Bhutan Heritage by Bicycle

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US$ 3,350
Duration
7 Days / 6 Nights
Distance
181 km
Tour Code
BTN-BUH
Next departure
17-Jun-2024
Number of Cycling Days4
Average Distance Per Day: 45
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150 Km
Average Climbing Per Day: 947
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2,250 m
Total Cycling Distance181 kilometres
AccommodationIncluded
Bike HireMountain Bike: Included, E-Bike*: US$ 420
Single SupplementUS$ 260
Client Rating (based on 8 reviews)
*E-bikes are in limited supply, please enquire to reserve one.

About this Cycle Tour

Long isolated from the rest of the world, the Himalayan nation of Bhutan still maintains an aura of mystery. Bicycling in Bhutan rewards you 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, while absorbing the Buddhist culture.

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Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in Paro with an airport pick-up and visit the Paro Museum and one of the major Dzongs (fortresses).

Day 2

We transfer to Thimpu for a morning visit to a series of Bhutanese heritage institutions. In the afternoon we ride to Dodina and visit 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, we descend down the pass through pristine forest.

Day 4

A leisurely loop in the Punakha Valley, where we visit the grand Punakha Dzong and the sacred Chhimi Lhakhang monastery.

Day 5

We conquer a gradual climb to Tashitang, traversing lush forests known for their birdlife and wild orchids, and loop back to Punakha. In the afternoon we transfer back to Paro.

Day 6

We’ve saved Bhutan’s most iconic site, the Tiger’s Nest Monastery, for last! We’ll hike up the steep trail, surrounded by breathtaking views of the Paro Valley, to reach this legendary cliffside monastery.

Day 7

Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

Reviews

Amazing experience! Guides are very knowledgeable. They were super accommodating of everyone's skill level and needs. Would highly recommend this tour!

Rachel EymaMarch 2024

The guides are what make a trip like this a success, ours Parkgash and Hardgar (sorry for the spelling) were instantly recognizable as top tier. Our group had some flight difficulties getting into Paro. The guides were totally flexible and on the fly redoing the schedules so that we would meet up with the rest of the group the next day. The afternoon we arrived there was a local festival in the community and they escorted us there. It wasn't on the original itinerary but proved to be one of the highlights of the sights for us. They were excellent at reading our group and responding to its specific needs. We rode bikes and were able to see gorgeous scenery. The guides were attentive to individual needs, to safety while on bikes and all the while keeping the schedule flexible and fun. Parkgash has great communication skills and what endeared him to our group a great sense of humor! As far a driving Hardgar was flawless. He too was attentive and always helpful to his guests. The food and the service at the Spirit of Bhutan Resort was excellent and definitely more varied than the other meals. The accommodations overall were very good. In all this was an amazing experience in a beautiful country!

Suzanne DardeauMarch 2024

This trip to Bhutan was our 5 th trip with SpiceRoads. Enjoyed very much. Thank you SpiceRoads you did it again 5 th time.

Sadruddin HemaniMarch 2024

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