Delhi is well connected by flight or train to most cities in India.
This epic Spiti cycling adventure is not for the faint-hearted! You'll be cycling across 450 kms of rugged terrain over 15 days, through the magical landscape of the Spiti Valley. The benefit of this route is that most of it is downhill, but you can expect some steep climbs and some long days of cycling. You'll also enjoy this itinerary, as it involves cycling and hiking.
This cycling trip in Spiti takes you deep into the culture of the people here. You'll be spending nights in homestays, eating meals with locals, staying in monasteries, and visiting small villages where time seems to have stood still.
This expedition is accompanied by 1 tow truck and 1 Tempo Traveller vehicle. The truck will carry cycles and baggage, and the Tempo is for cyclists who want to rest or are unable to cycle that day. There are rest stops every 25-30 minutes, and you'll be able to get a snack or drink, or access your luggage if you need to.
IMPORTANT: This is a difficult cycling tour with off-road and uphill cycling. Participants should be seasoned cyclists with good to great levels of fitness.
Although it lies in Himachal Pradesh, the Spiti Valley is very unlike the rest of this state. While Himachal is green and filled with fruit and flower orchards, Spiti is a cold desert that lies between India and Tibet. The harsh weather and arid terrain are the perfect backdrop for the dramatic mix of Indian and Tibetan cultures.
You'll start from Saharan, and will cycle through Sangla, Kalpa, Nako, Tabo, Mud, Kaza, Key, Kibber, and Chandratal. During this Spiti cycling expedition, you'll cycle along sparkling rivers, climb to high mountain passes, and hike through dramatic landscapes.
Cycle for about 450 through the glorious Spiti Valley. | Visit remote villages in Nako, Tabo, Kaza, and Key Kibber. | Spend nights in monasteries and temples, or in homestays with the locals. | Book this well-planned itinerary that lets you bike and hike through Spiti Valley. | Enjoy the comforts of a full staff and crew, with two support vehicles, plenty of rest stops, and 4-5 hours of cycling each day.
You'll have to reach Delhi and report to the bus stop at the appointed time. It's a 14-hr ride to Rampur, so you might as well make yourself comfortable. The bus will stop at a suitable location enroute for dinner and snacks. Overnight in bus.
Overnight in luxury bus.
You'll spend the night on a luxury bus tonight, travelling from Delhi to Rampur. Do carry a warm jacket or shawl for the bus, and some dry snacks if you want. The bus will stop en route for dinner. Today's package includes only dinner.
If the cancellation is made 15 days or more before the Spiti cycling trip begins: 50% of the cost will be refunded, minus any transaction charges.
If the cancellation is made 15 days before the Spiti cycling trip begins: No refund will be provided.
Helmets are compulsory. Cyclists without helmets will not be permitted to participate in this Spiti cycling trip.
Participants should adhere to the instructions of the guide, respect local cultures, and refrain from littering or defacing natural strucutres during the Spiti cycling trip.
Cycles should be handled with care.
Consumption of alcohol is strictly prohibited while on the Spiti cycling tour.