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Riding on a High: 5 Epic Cycles
Riding on a High: 5 Epic Cycle Adventures
If you’re still feeling the Tour de France effect, aching for those hours of intense and exhilarating action on the bike, look no further! From heli-biking in Kazakhstan to free-wheeling on the world’s highest motorable road in the Himalaya, we’ve put together our most challenging and epic cycle adventures!
1. Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan by Bike
Are you looking for an exhilarating mountain biking adventure with a twist? On this trip you will enjoy two days of heli-biking as you cycle across the grasslands of Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, once part of the Silk Road, dotted with nomads and yurts. The helicopter will drop you off at altitudes of 3,500m for an unforgettable yet daunting descent (1,300m!) on switchback trails and forest dirt roads back to your base at the remote Karkara Valley, complete with a traditional sauna and a bar.
2. Nepal - Mustang Mountain Bike with Huw Kingston
Join adventurer Huw Kingston on an epic mountain bike expedition into the Kingdom of Mustang in Nepal. Follow 4WD and off-road tracks that once served a thriving trade route between Nepal and Tibet. Cycle through striking terrain, a semi-arid desert with deep ravines and rock shelves, flanked by snowy peaks. Pass impressive chortens and simple monasteries which preserve some of the last vestiges of traditional Tibetan Buddhist culture. This itinerary is somewhat exploratory...get geared up for an unforgettable adventure!
3. Morocco - Cycle the High Atlas
Morocco’s blend of culture, natural beauty and infrastructure make it an ideal place to explore by bike and the opportunities are both physically exhilarating and culturally infused. From Marrakesh head to North Africa’s highest mountain range to tackle its rugged, flat-topped peaks (still used by nomadic Berbers), ascend winding roads that twist through palm trees and fresh water ravines before crossing a narrow gorge to the idyllic Paradise Valley.
4. Indian Himalaya: Cycle Leh to Manali
A Trans-Himalayan expedition that traverses the backbone of West Himalaya. Across a vast wilderness on the borderlands of Tibet, you will cycle high passes that link Ladakh to the Kullu Valley and go freewheeling from the Kardung La (5,602m), the world’s highest motorable road, as you make your way to the hill station of Manali. A challenging expedition, this trip is designed to appeal to highly motivated cyclists keen to get their first experience in the Himalaya.