The undulating hills and rugged terrains of Uttarakhand make for an ideal setting for off-road biking and adventurous rides in the Himalayas, using the specially designed mountain bikes.
Uttarakhand’s valleys are incredible for some of the most amazing mountain roads and scenic views of rivers and lakes. Adventure sports in Uttarakhand are also renowned and one can certainly enjoy cycling here for adrenaline pumping bike tours.
Many long and short route options are available for cycling in Uttarakhand, with the lengthy routes traversing through Rajaji National Park & Corbett National Park and could last a week, whilst the shorter rides could be around destinations like Dehradun and Nainital. One thing that you can be sure of is to be thrilled by the sheer excitement of mountain biking.
Here are some of the best places to #GoBiking in Uttarakhand.
Dehradun to Robbers Cave
This natural cave located about 10 KM from the city centre is a prime attraction near the city of Dehradun. There are multiple routes to get there, one along Malsi Deer Park and the other through an Army area. The roads are well maintained, surrounded by trees and amongst the best cycling trails for rides with your family.
Almora offers incredible panoramic views of the mighty snow-clad Himalayan peaks. The blend of terrains, a mix of road cycling and off-roading options allows for freedom to #GoBiking in your prefered way. You could test your limits on the rocky hills or go for leisure and fitness rides with your family and friends through Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary.
Dehradun to Mussoorie
This trail is one of the most challenging stretches for any cyclist as you climb from an altitude of around 430 m to 2100 m . The entire ride will be uphill and offers a great view of Dehradun city on one side. The route is great for riders to test their endurance levels with the steep altitude climb.
The Kumaon Cycling Tour
The Kumaon region has an array of adventure experiences to offer with unexplored mountains, quaint villages, terrace farming, and dense forests of Deodars and Pine. Amongst the explored/popular trails which still make for a great cycling experience is the route which connects Nainital, Ramgarh, Kosi, Kathpuri, Sattal, Bhimtal, and Kilbury. This cycling route is loaded with twists & turns, hairpin bends, a mix of uphill and downhill, with several tributary trails that open up the world of adventure and mountain biking in the beautiful region.
Rishikesh to Mussoorie
Some of nature’s best secrets can be found in the Garhwal Himalayas and what can be the best way to explore the splendors other than cycling? For those who wish to take up a challenge, cycling from Rishikesh to Mussoorie will help one to explore the inner beauty of Uttarakhand as well as test their limits. This 400+ km multi-day trail starts from Rishikesh and passes through the scenic regions like New Tehri, Uttarkashi, Gangotri, Uttarkashi, Barhmakal and Mussoorie. During the journey, riders will experience beautiful sunsets, blooming flowers, whispering woods, alpine meadows, jostling rivers, surreal terrains, rugged off-roading, adrenaline rush, and a complete #GoBiking experience.
Uttarakhand is filled with mind boggling opportunities to live mountain biking adventures to the fullest. Apart from the trails mentioned above, one can also explore Chopta, Jim Corbett National Park, Mukteshwar, Nelong Valley, etc. for the thrill these places offer.
So take out your Firefox bikes and go experience the surreal trails and explore this mountain state in an adventurous manner.