The best way to explore the Kathmandu Valley and around is on a mountain bike or cycling, Nepal’s diverse terrain is a mountain biker’s dream adventure come true. There are plenty of drift roads and trails in Nepal to meet every mountain biker’s wildest fantasy. Mountain biking is a fascinating way to travel the by ways of the valley, visiting little known villages, sacred groves and out of the way temples and monuments. Tours may go out for just the day or may spend two or three days, staying at the science view spots of Dhulikhel, Nagarkot and Namobhuda.
1. For One-day biking tour of Kathmandu and Nagarkot :
Forget the up hills! We will take you on a downhill dream ride descending more than 2800ft, starting from 7100ft (2164m) with glorious mountain vistas from Nagarkot. Morning hotel pickup, shuttle to Nagarkot for breakfast for a taste of the pick of the peaks then mountain bike on sealed roads through the terraced hills, fields & villages into Bhaktapur for a tour of this ancient Kingdom. Lunch in Bhakatapur Durbar square and safely returned to your hotel. All Levels with off road Option. We have couple of options like below for this Mountain bike day tour around Kathmandu valley:
2. Balaju to kakani – Mountain biking day tour
Set off towards Kakani a view point off the bifurcation at Balaju. It is a slow and easy ascent to this hill resort 23 km northwest of Kathmandu. The entire trip offers a magnificent view of the valley along with the fresh and serene atmosphere of the hills. The route passes through forests, waterfalls and meadows. There are several restaurants on the way if you feel like resting or munching on some snacks.
3. Bhaktapur to Changu Narayan biking –
Heading north from Bhaktapur, turn left from the road leading to Nagarkot to reach Changu Narayan. The four-hour ride is an easy one with panoramic views of the mountains, fields and the Manohara river. There is also a small village on the eastern side of the temple. A hike to Nagarkot from Changu Narayan takes five hours and is more adventurous if you want to do it.
4. Biking around Old town of Kirtipur
Kirtipur is situated 7 km southwest of Kathmandu and can be reached in half an hour on bike. On reaching the main bazaar, head north uphill to the Bagh Bhairav temple which has an interesting tale. Bike further uphill to reach the Shiva-Parvati temple from where you can have a splendid view of the Kathmandu Valley. Return to the bazaar and take the road leading southwest and then follow a dirt road to the Adinath Lokeswar temple.