Fitness and experience.
For day trips around the valley anyone can do them from
the novice to the advanced rider. If you are planning on
longer rides then you should have a good level of
fitness and some biking experience. If you have never
ridden long distances or consecutive days before then it
can become quite difficult and painful for you in the
rear end department. If you are doing a long trip we
suggest you try and ride 50km 3 or 4 times a week and do
some uphill climbing as well. By being fit you will
improve the enjoyment of your trip.
The guides are all highly qualified and expert riders.
They know all the best trails and ways around the
foothills. Your guides are also all bike mechanics and
can fix any problems that should occur on the trail.
Your guides will be trained in first aid and emergency
procedure. Most importantly your guides are all locals,
being well versed in the local culture and history to
allow you to get the most out of your trip. They are fun
and friendly for your up most enjoyment.
Whilst in Nepal you will experience a great array of
trails. For riding around the valley the first part of
the ride you should expect to be riding in heavy
traffic. Once across the ring road the trails will vary
for bumpy jeep tracks, quite paved country roads and
single tracks through rice paddies. In the national park
areas the trails will be unused and very rough jeep
tracks and single walking tracks. When you are going up
into the mountain regions you should expect to carry
your bike quite a bit. The trails are mainly single
walking track with very rocky section and steep stair
cases. In the Annapurna region, there are a lot of jeep
size tracks which make for nice riding.
Best time of
The best time of year for biking in Nepal is January to
June and September to December. During the winter months
it can be quite cold so bring some warm clothes. If you
donít mind getting wet and muddy, then august is a great
time to come and slip and slide your way down the
When doing a biking tour you can bring your own bike and
helmet along with you. To transport your bike on the
plane is no problem and as long as you are not over the
weight limit you will not be charged extra. Your bike
should be dismantled and packed securely in a box. We
recommend you to take out t insurance for your bike and
bring along a good lock and any spare parts. Spare parts
such as tires and inner tubes, peddles, chains etc can
be brought in Nepal, though the quality and price vary a
You can hire a bike in Nepal. at a small extra cost the
company will supply you with a top quality giant or Fuji
bike with front suspension, a bike helmet, spare inner
tubes and tools and a good lock and chain. You will be
required to leave some form of identification as a
deposit for any hire bike.