Intermediate Mountain Bike Day Trips
If you are a regular rider and have come to Nepal for some trekking or other adventure, then make some time to join one of these day trips, you will not regret it.
Join this night ride around the north of the Kathmandu Valley, its fun hitting the rice fields and single track during the night. We explore many back lanes and small villages and return back to Thamel for burgers and beer. What a fun way to end your day. Read more about night rides here :- Night Ride Magic in Kathmandu.
Valley North Single Track Explorer
Balaju – Mudkhu – Chaurgoan –Jhor -Tolkha – Budhanilkhanta – 47km – Moderate Ride, 4 to 5 hours
A mix of off-road trails and the best single track sections on offer in the Valley north. Zig-zag your way through the rice paddies and semi rural villages and test your skill on some fine sections of single track. The ride combines sharp, steep climbs, sweet down hills and single tracks. There are many variations on this route depending on where your guide takes you and your fitness and skill.
Big Climb and Sweet Downhill (National Park)
Jamacho & Mudhku Single Tracks – 42km- Moderate Ride, 4 to 6 hours
The ride kicks off with a short section of traffic roads to the National Park Gate. Enter the jungle and follow the winding jeep trail on its 21 km climb to the top of the second highest ‘hill’ in the Valley. Views are great from the top, take time to rest and explore the small monastery and have a packed lunch. Now the downhill begins, retrace the main trail for 3 km then head right, deeper into the jungle, from the army check post there are great views of Manasulu and Ganesh Himal. From here the single track fun begins with a fast descent, the trail at times can be overgrown with jungle vines, all the more fun. After the single track, 6km of sweeping flat trail takes us out of the jungle and back to the main road at Mudkhu for a tea stop. From Mudkhu follow cross country trails and fun single tracks before returning to Kathmandu.
The Fabled Scar Road (National Park)
Kathmandu – Kakani – Bhudanilkhanta – 57km – Hard Ride, 5 to 6 hours
One of the most challenging rides in the valley that rewards you with fantastic mountain views on a clear day and around 9 km of single track riding in the dense jungle. The ride starts with a long on road climb of around 27 km to Kakani (you also have the option of going on the bus or in a jeep). The last 5 km of this climb are quite steep. Stop for rest and lunch in this tiny village and admire the Himalayan views. From here we enter the park and have a short but tough climb that may involve some push and carry. Things get exciting as we enter the jungle and the track narrows. Technical riding abounds for the next hour or so. Emerge from the jungle and drop almost vertical back down into the Kathmandu Valley. A truly great ride.
Splendid Single Tracks, Jungles and Monasteries (National Park)
Thamel –Bhudanilkhanta-Staff College – Nagighompa-Heli Pad-Kopan 47 km –Technical Ride 5 to 6 hours
Leaving our Shop, the ride heads northwards following the main road for around 8 km on a steady climb to Bhudanilkhanta. From here, ride up hill for another 8km on a smooth switch back road which climbs through the jungles of Shivapuri National Park. Past the army college the road flattens and you can get great views of both the valley and the Himalaya. The next section we call ‘30 min of heaven’, a sweeping single track in the Jungle with great turns and descents. Re-join the jeep track and climb for a further 3 km before the trail again begins to descend, turn off the main trail for a steep and super technical descent through the villages and the ‘Heli Pad’ … if you can ride it all! Take a late lunch in Bouldanath to fill up empty tummies before returning to Thamel.
Temples, Ancient Villages and Single Trails
Changunayaran – Sankhu – Ghorkarna 41 KM – Moderate Ride 4 to 6 hours
One of the best cross country rides in the Kathmandu Valley. The terrain is varied from paved country lanes, bumpy jeep tracks and sweet sections of single track. Leave behind the city and cycle past Pasupatinath Temple and head cross county through Sanu Thimi and climb upwards to the ancient temple of Changunayran we can explore the temple and have lunch. From here a sweet section of single trail and jeep track takes us through the rice fields to the Newa town of Sankhu where we will stop for lunch. After that we head to Ghorkarna using a selection of narrow trails before returning to Kathmandu.
Southern Culture and Suspension Bridges
Chapagoan – Khokhana – Bungamati – Chobvar – 47 km Moderate/Technical Sections 5 hours
A great day ride that explores some rural sections of the valley, ancient villages and some good section of single track plus a spectacular suspension bridge crossing. A fun moderate tour that highlights the rich and varied culture of the Kathmandu Valley. Finish up at Chobvar and test the National Championship Race course before heading back to Kathmandu. This ride passes through Patan and Central Kathmandu so be prepared for some traffic.
Day Tours depart from our workshop and hire bike station inside the Annapurna Market Complex in Saaghumti, Thamel. Ride length varies from 3 hours to 7 hours depending on which ride you choose. Our selection of Intermediate Day Tours covers some big climbs and descents, single track and some technical sections. Route can be changed on the fly, so don't be scared to try something, if its to hard we will bring you back on an easier route. Hire bikes and a helmet are included in the price of our day trip's as well as the guide, first aid kit, spare parts and tools. SPD pedals and shoes can be hired separately if required. Bikes have bottle cages and we can supply water bottles if needed. You should carry your own small day pack with a jacket, sun-cream, buff, sunglasses and camera if required. Prices:- Night Owl:- US$55 pp Includes Bike, Dinner, Guide and Lights National Park:- US$95 pp Includes Lunch, Guide, Bike, Helmet and National Park Entry Outside National Park :- US$65 pp Includes Lunch, Guide, Bike and Helmet Discounts apply for groups. Hotel picks and shuttle can be provided on demand, ask us for a quotation. 24 hour advanced booking is required, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or talk to us +977 01 4700909.