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Cycling Madman's trail

Discovering Bhutan 

Discover its stunning natural scenery, the enduring image of Bhutan for most visitors is the strong sense of culture and tradition that binds the kingdom and clearly distinguishes it from its larger neighbors. Take a guided ride & trek through this mystical kingdom that, due to its policy of restricting visitor numbers to protect its culture, has long remained an enigma.

parts of the ride will be a challenge complete with mountain climbs and thrilling descents, and you will be riding at altitude. But the effort is doubly rewarded with beautiful views and an adrenaline-fueled sense of personal achievement. The combination of bike travel with guided treks will give you a satisfying active experience rewarded with plenty of unforgettable experiences and scenery. Immerse yourself in the magical culture of Bhutan on your active holiday.

HIGHLIGHTS 

 Discover some of the most sacred Buddhist monasteries and temples in the Himalaya.
 Visit many cultural attractions including medieval fortresses (Dzongs), markets and museums.
 Hike up to the famous Taktsang Monastery, perched on a cliff 900m above the valley floor.
 Marvel at the elaborate and ancient wall paintings and carvings in Dzongs and temples.
 Travel beautiful landscapes from lush valleys to dense forests.
 Traverse beautiful landscapes from lush valleys to dense forests.
 You will be climbing to the Dochula Pass will be rewarded with stunning views to all sides before you descend into the verdant Punakha Valley.
 Visit the 16th-century Gangtey Monastery and Crane Information Center where rare black-necked cranes roost any cycling.

We understand that every traveler has different wants and requirements therefore this itinerary should serve as a guideline. If you would like to tailor it according to your/your groups specific needs then feel free to contact us 

Cycling Madman's trail

Day 1 Welcome to Paro
Welcome to Paro, a sacred town in the Paro Valley of Bhutan. We will pick you up at the airport and transport you to our hotel of choice that features an optimal view of lush paddy fields in the surrounding valley and the mountains that frame it.
For those who have the energy and are not jet-lagged, we take a little time in the afternoon to see some of the sights of Paro and have the first introduction to Bhutan and it's culture. This includes a visit to your first dzong: an incredibly grand Bhutanese fortress. These are situated at strategic locations throughout the country and are an imposing sight to behold.

Day 2 Discovering Paro valley by Cycle. Distance 35 KM

Paro sits at a height of 2200m, so we’ll take it easy today with a short ride to get used to the altitude, warm up the legs, acquaint ourselves with the bikes and see a little more of Paro Valley. The setting of our ride today provides spectacular views of the verdant valley and towering mountains, cut with rice paddies and thick forests that are mostly left untouched. We'll cycle to a ruined dzong and a farmer's house along the way and enjoy some time out in town to get a sense of the valley.

Day 3 Ride to Thimphu Distance 55KM
Time to leave Paro and begin the ride across Bhutan! This first point to point ride is the easiest on the tour. Our Bhutanese friends describe this day as 'flat' as you will only be cycling from a 2100m high stretch of road to 2350m throughout the journey, although the road does undulate and there is no such thing as ‘flat’ roads here! In the afternoon take a leisurely walk through the Thimphu Market area and explore the foreboding yet elegant dzong.

Day 4 Cycle Dochula Pass  Distance 75KM
The first pass of the trip, Dochula, sits at 3050m and offers a breathtaking panoramic view of the Eastern Himalaya on a clear day. After a long climb up to the pass, you'll love zooming along the downhill section that takes you 40km rolling all the way down until the junction towards the Punakha Valley. The final section undulates along the valley to our overnight stop at Punakha which sits at a lowly altitude of 1350m.

Day 5 Exploring  Punakha Valley 
We take a day to explore the beautifully situated dzong at Punakha, once the summer capital. While pedaling down a mostly unsealed back road, we get great views of the river and Punakha Dzong. Before the Dzong, however, you must cross a terrifying or exhilarating suspension footbridge (the feeling depends on your perspective). Either way, it will take your breath away!
This is the longest and highest suspension footbridge in the country stretching over 200m above the Pho River. After a picnic lunch, we ride back to the hotel and the rest of the afternoon is free for rest and relaxation off the bike or you may choose to wander around for a brisk walk in the valley or spend some time exploring town.

Day 6 Drive into the Valley to Gangtey 
 
Today we travel to Gangtey, a valley famed for its conservation efforts. Along the way, we'll walk to the famous fertility temple. The drive from Punakha takes us to the Lawala Pass at 3300m after which we descend into the beautiful Phobjika/Gangtey Valley where we visit the Gangtey Monastery and Crane information center. The Gangtey Monastery, established in the 16th century, is a significant center for the Nyingmapa school of Buddhism and will provide an interesting cultural stop on our journey. Gangtey Valley is an ecological hotspot for Bhutan, known to be the roosting site of the rare black-necked crane that is an extremely honored bird in Bhutan. We’ll make a visit to the Crane Information Centre for further exploration.

Day 7 Cycling in around Gangtey valley
Today we cycle for half of the day in the beautiful valley of Gangtey / Phobjikha. The day is casual and can be custom tailored with recommendations from your guides. We can proudly claim that by this stage of the tour, after going through the challenges and rewards of the cycling journey together, your guides will feel like family. In the afternoon we have archery (Bhutan’s national sport) lessons for the group as a fun way to round out the day.

Day 8 Hike, Transfer to Paro and Craft Beer Tour
Soon after breakfast, we’ll begin trekking on the popular Gangtey nature trail. The two-hour-long hike takes us across the grounds of the black-necked cranes that roost here during the months of November until May each year and provides us with peaceful forest views. We then retrace our route through the Dochula pass to the breathtaking valley of Paro, where we’ll return to our palace accommodation.
While in Paro, we will also take a tour of the recently opened Namgay Artisanal Brewery craft brewery. This is the first such establishment to open in Bhutan and is an incredible operation. Spend the evening at leisure or you may choose to enjoy a walkabout in Paro Town.

Day 9 Trek to Tiger's Nest Monastery
In the morning, we’ll trek up to one of Bhutan's most venerated sites: the Tiger's Nest Monastery. This stunning site is precariously perched on the side of a cliff 900m above the Paro Valley floor. Tiger’s Nest has been recognized as one of the most spiritual sites in Bhutan and many eminent saints have meditated in this area. Reward your physical activity by soaking up the energy of this place!
You should now be quite familiar with the town of Paro and after dinner, the final evening is yours to enjoy at your leisure, a return to the craft brewery for a few celebratory drinks may be in order!

Day 10 Tour ends in Paro
Your tour ends today with breakfast and a transfer to the Paro Airport in time for your departing flight. 

What is included : 

Private guided tour
Visas for Bhutan
Airport transfers
Daily 3 meals (B/L/D)
Accommodation
A qualified & licensed English-speaking guide
An experienced driver
A tour vehicle
Entry fees & road permits
Government fee, royalty, taxes & surcharges
Mineral bottled water
Full service & assistance before, during and after your Bhutan trip


What's Excluded
Flight into Bhutan (can be arranged with us)
Flight on other airline to catch Drukair Flight
Meals at 4-5 stars restaurants
Hotel stay outside of Bhutan
Expenditure of personal nature
Travel Insurance (can be arranged with us)
Tips for the guide and driver
Alcoholic drink

Special Offer :
Do you have a group of 10 or more? You may qualify for a special group rate. Allow us to make sure your group travels happy and confidently.

Payment & Cancellation Policy

Payment Terms

The approval of tourists VISA is contingent on the full payment of the tour
Flight ticket payment is subject to the Ticketing Time Limit issued by the airlines

Tour Cancellation and Refund Policy

30 to 15 days prior to arrival - 20% of the total tour cost will be levied as cancellation fee
14 to 7 days prior to arrival - 50% of the tour cost will be levied as cancellation fee
Less than a week prior to arrival - 100% cancellation charge will be levied as cancellation fee

Flight Ticket Cancellation and Refund Policy

Subject to the cancellation terms of the Airline

Rescheduling Tour Dates:

There are no charges for rescheduling your trip. However the minimum daily tariff, hotel rates, airline charges are subject to change depending on your new travelling dates.

CLASSIC Motorbike Bhutan Tours

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The Kingdom of Bhutan has been blessed with snow-capped Himalayan peaks, beautiful deep and broad valleys, lush orchards and paddy fields, busy markets, and pristine towns and villages. An exotic destination, Bhutan can best be explored through a motorbike ride. Although this landlocked country opened to the world in the 1970’s but still most of it still carries its old charm, which is its main highlight. Traverse through the landscape of this tiny scenic Tibetan Buddhist nation on your bike and unravel its hidden secrets. Riding the bike on roads with varying conditions and along the banks of rivers is not going to be boring at all.

Note: This is just a suggested itinerary indicative of what could be possible. We customize holidays for your specific needs. Contact us if you want modifications so that we could customize a holiday to suit your need for an unforgettable Bhutan motor bike tour. 

HIGHLIGHTS 

Discover some of the most sacred Buddhist monasteries and temples in the Himalaya.
Visit many cultural attractions including medieval fortresses (Dzongs), markets and museums.
Hike up to the famous Taktsang Monastery, perched on a cliff 900m above the valley floor.
Marvel at the elaborate and ancient wall paintings and carvings in Dzongs and temples.
Traverse beautiful landscapes from lush valleys to dense forests from western part to eastern Bhutan.

* In the unlikely case of any natural disaster or road closure for part(s) of this tour, an alternative route or changes in the route may apply. In such cases Bhutan Druk Adventure will not be responsible for any further costs related to these changes, and any additional costs will be the responsibility of the rider/passenger.

We understand that every traveler has different wants and requirements therefore this itinerary should serve as a guideline. If you would like to tailor it according to you/your groups specific needs then feel free to contact us 


CLASSIC MOTORBIKE BHUTAN TOURS

Day 1 Welcome to Paro
Welcome to Paro, a sacred town in the Paro Valley of Bhutan. We will pick you up at the airport and transport you to our hotel of choice that features an optimal view of lush paddy fields in the surrounding valley and the mountains that frame it.
For those who have the energy and are not jet-lagged, we take a little time in the afternoon to see some of the sights of Paro and have the first introduction to Bhutan and it's culture. This includes a visit to your first dzong: an incredibly grand Bhutanese fortress. These are situated at strategic locations throughout the country and are an imposing sight to behold.

Day 2 Discovering Paro valley by Cycle. Distance 35 KM

Paro sits at a height of 2200m, so we’ll take it easy today with a short ride to get used to the altitude, warm up the legs, acquaint ourselves with the bikes and see a little more of Paro Valley. The setting of our ride today provides spectacular views of the verdant valley and towering mountains, cut with rice paddies and thick forests that are mostly left untouched. We'll cycle to a ruined dzong and a farmer's house along the way and enjoy some time out in town to get a sense of the valley.

Day 3 Ride to Thimphu Distance 55KM
Time to leave Paro and begin the ride across Bhutan! This first point to point ride is the easiest on the tour. Our Bhutanese friends describe this day as 'flat' as you will only be cycling from a 2100m high stretch of road to 2350m throughout the journey, although the road does undulate and there is no such thing as ‘flat’ roads here! In the afternoon take a leisurely walk through the Thimphu Market area and explore the foreboding yet elegant dzong.

Day 4 Cycle Dochula Pass Distance 75KM
The first pass of the trip, Dochula, sits at 3050m and offers a breathtaking panoramic view of the Eastern Himalaya on a clear day. After a long climb up to the pass, you'll love zooming along the downhill section that takes you 40km rolling all the way down until the junction towards the Punakha Valley. The final section undulates along the valley to our overnight stop at Punakha which sits at a lowly altitude of 1350m.

Day 5 Exploring Punakha Valley
We take a day to explore the beautifully situated dzong at Punakha, once the summer capital. While pedaling down a mostly unsealed back road, we get great views of the river and Punakha Dzong. Before the Dzong, however, you must cross a terrifying or exhilarating suspension footbridge (the feeling depends on your perspective). Either way, it will take your breath away!
This is the longest and highest suspension footbridge in the country stretching over 200m above the Pho River. After a picnic lunch, we ride back to the hotel and the rest of the afternoon is free for rest and relaxation off the bike or you may choose to wander around for a brisk walk in the valley or spend some time exploring town.

Day 6 Drive into the Valley to Gangtey
Today we travel to Gangtey, a valley famed for its conservation efforts. Along the way, we'll walk to the famous fertility temple. The drive from Punakha takes us to the Lawala Pass at 3300m after which we descend into the beautiful Phobjika/Gangtey Valley where we visit the Gangtey Monastery and Crane information center. The Gangtey Monastery, established in the 16th century, is a significant center for the Nyingmapa school of Buddhism and will provide an interesting cultural stop on our journey. Gangtey Valley is an ecological hotspot for Bhutan, known to be the roosting site of the rare black-necked crane that is an extremely honored bird in Bhutan. We’ll make a visit to the Crane Information Centre for further exploration.

Day 7 Cycling in around Gangtey valley
Today we cycle for half of the day in the beautiful valley of Gangtey / Phobjikha. The day is casual and can be custom tailored with recommendations from your guides. We can proudly claim that by this stage of the tour, after going through the challenges and rewards of the cycling journey together, your guides will feel like family. In the afternoon we have archery (Bhutan’s national sport) lessons for the group as a fun way to round out the day.

Day 8 Hike, Transfer to Paro and Craft Beer Tour
Soon after breakfast, we’ll begin trekking on the popular Gangtey nature trail. The two-hour-long hike takes us across the grounds of the black-necked cranes that roost here during the months of November until May each year and provides us with peaceful forest views. We then retrace our route through the Dochula pass to the breathtaking valley of Paro, where we’ll return to our palace accommodation.
While in Paro, we will also take a tour of the recently opened Namgay Artisanal Brewery craft brewery. This is the first such establishment to open in Bhutan and is an incredible operation. Spend the evening at leisure or you may choose to enjoy a walkabout in Paro Town.

Day 9 Trek to Tiger's Nest Monastery
In the morning, we’ll trek up to one of Bhutan's most venerated sites: the Tiger's Nest Monastery. This stunning site is precariously perched on the side of a cliff 900m above the Paro Valley floor. Tiger’s Nest has been recognized as one of the most spiritual sites in Bhutan and many eminent saints have meditated in this area. Reward your physical activity by soaking up the energy of this place!
You should now be quite familiar with the town of Paro and after dinner, the final evening is yours to enjoy at your leisure, a return to the craft brewery for a few celebratory drinks may be in order!

Day 10 Tour ends in Paro
Your tour ends today with breakfast and a transfer to the Paro Airport in time for your departing flight. 

What is included : 

Private guided tour
Visas for Bhutan
Airport transfers
Daily 3 meals (B/L/D)
Accommodation
A qualified & licensed English-speaking guide
An experienced driver
A tour vehicle
Entry fees & road permits
Government fee, royalty, taxes & surcharges
Mineral bottled water
Laundry service on a daily basis
Full service & assistance before, during and after your Bhutan trip

Royal Enfield 350cc motorcycle rental for the duration of the tour.
Support and mechanical services.
Support van.
Official t-shirts.
Cost of any special permits for the entire route.

What's Excluded
Flight into Bhutan (can be arranged with us)
Flight on other airline to catch Drukair Flight
Meals at 4-5 stars restaurants
Hotel stay outside of Bhutan
Expenditure of personal nature
Travel Insurance (can be arranged with us)
Tips for the guide and driver
Alcoholic drink

Special Offer :
Do you have a group of 10 or more? You may qualify for a special group rate. Allow us to make sure your group travels happy and confidently.

Payment & Cancellation Policy

Payment Terms

The approval of tourists VISA is contingent on the full payment of the tour
Flight ticket payment is subject to the Ticketing Time Limit issued by the airlines

Tour Cancellation and Refund Policy

30 to 15 days prior to arrival - 20% of the total tour cost will be levied as cancellation fee
14 to 7 days prior to arrival - 50% of the tour cost will be levied as cancellation fee
Less than a week prior to arrival - 100% cancellation charge will be levied as cancellation fee

Flight Ticket Cancellation and Refund Policy

Subject to the cancellation terms of the Airline

Rescheduling Tour Dates:

There are no charges for rescheduling your trip. However the minimum daily tariff, hotel rates, airline charges are subject to change depending on your new travelling dates.

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