Relaxed Mountain Bike Day Trips in Kathmandu Valley
Got a free day? Then why not grab a bike and join us for one of these relaxed and easy day trips in the Valley. Discover the rich and diverse culture of local people, some fun trails and get a few mountain bike tips from our professional guides.
Urban Morning Ride – Hidden City (3 Hours)
Kathmandu is a diverse city that is a juxtaposition between the old and the new. While the city looks busy, dust and bland on the outside, she has many hidden secrets to divulge to the city explorer. Join HST’s Hidden City ride and discover the hidden temples, Stupa’s, Markets and backstreets of the city. This ride is a city ride and best taken early morning, around 6 am before it gets to busy. It’s a great time to enjoy the morning religious rituals and local life like tea drinking, exercise and exploring the local markets.
Rural Morning Ride (3 Hours)
Join our team for this 2 – 3 hour blast around the trails of Northern Kathmandu Valley. This short fun ride explores villages, rice fields and country lanes. Trails can be tailored to suit any level of rider. We ride from 12 km to 25 km and can vary the trail to suit your abilities. Trails are a mix of on and off road and can encounter some dust and traffic. We ride through the suburbs of the city and out into some semi rural farming areas, rural communities and small forests.
A Tale of Two Cities (Full Day)
This is an urban ride that explores the two cities of Khokhana and Bungamati. These two cities sit like ancient islands above the chaos of the city. They are still trying to cling onto their ancient roots. The ride explores the lanes, temples and town squares of both cities and is linked by a Khulo (Water Channel). We the ride down to Shree Khali temple where we finish our ride. Trail starts in Bhashapti and ends at Shree Khali. During the day we get to try some local food and drinks. Total riding distance is around 12 km with some up and down hills.
Nagarkot to Bhaktapur (Full Day)
Nagarkot is a hill station situated on the valley rim. The drive there takes about an hour. Once there we visit the view tower and hopefully get nice views of the Himalaya. From here we ride mostly easy trails and roads all the way down to Bhaktapur. It’s about 14 km, with some traffic and dust. (There are technical single track options for those that want it). Enter the ancient city of Bhaktapur and explore the area. Have a local lunch and drive the 40 mins back to Kathmandu.