Our Shivalik Himalaya cycling ride is one of the most exciting mountain bike tours in India. Red Chilli Adventure offers extreme challenges through the very heart of the Uttarakhand. Here you can discover some of the finest backroads an adventure cyclist could wish for. Riding switchback after switchback for hours and at end ascending into the thin air at an altitude of 1858 metres is part of the ride. Discover the comparatively untrodden paths of the most unexplored travel circuit in Uttarakhand. This trip encompasses all the elements of Garhwal that makes it unique in persona, to any other country. The trip unveils with snow capped Himalayas and the intricate bucolic villages of Pauri – Garhwal traverses through amazing Himalayan forest and ends at chaotic holy river Ganga.
What is included in the tour
- Road transportation from Rishikesh to Rishikesh by car.
- Accommodation in tents on twin share basis during trekking.
- All meals (Day 1 Lunch to Day 09 Lunch)
- All camping gear including tents and sleeping mattress. Kitchen, Dining and toilet tent
- Permits and Entrance fees.
- Good English speaking guide, cooks and porters, mules.
- Rafting Equipment and Rafting guides including safety kayaker.
What is NOT included in the tour
- Accommodation in Rishikesh.
- Personal Insurance.
- All alcoholic beverages and personal expenses.
- Good down sleeping bags can be provided at an additional cost of Rs.100 per day.
- Auli- a winter Ski Meadow
- View of Nanda Devi- 7850m
- 3 Days rafting expedition with camping on river side beaches
- Devprayag- Confluence of Alkhnanda and Bhagirathi River
- highest point 4800m
Day 01 :
Begin the day with a hearty breakfast at the hotel, then get ready to ride. After a brief talk on biking techniques and safety, your Trip Leaders fit your bike and we ride up to the exotic village Siloghi. Set off on a bike ride through countryside of Rishikesh with stunning view of holy river Ganga. After 15km of ride you might have to stretch yourself and cycle with extra vigour to ride past the big hills and some difficult patches. This ride takes you close to the Himalaya, This is the most scenic ride of the trip as you climb the Himalaya, on the way we will have picnic lunch serve by our mobile kitchen crew. Post lunch cycle towards Siloghi village and you can see the enchanting view of snow capped Himalaya, enjoy night stay at camping accommodation.
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Distance Cycled : 52km/34 mi
Day 02 :
Early morning wake up with sunrise of joy and happiness and feel the exotic natural breath. after breakfast heading toward small villages of Podhi-Ghadwal . you can see the bucolic villagers lifestyle with lovely cattle bails and downhill cycle will make you fun day. This is the most scenic ride of the trip as you climb the Himalaya, maneuver through the switchbacks and cycle past a Pine (Pinus wallichiana) coniferous evergreen tree native to the Himalaya and see dense forest of Devdar (Cedrus deodara) . This is the most wholesome ride of the tour as you get a balanced day of different topographies. Night stay at Dangu and you can enjoy campfire dinner.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Distance Cycled : 63km/38 mi
Day 03 :
Our next destination for the ride is Braghukhal, we start cycle from dangu You bike past the rugged Himalayan and undulating hilly stretches but largely remain on flat terrain, before reaching the garrison of kathur. Enroute, you may spot animals like wild boar and blue bulls (Antelope), fox etc. as you ride past swaying masses of yellow mustard and wheat. Home to the Ghadwali family, you feel not feel as less than Truly unexplored state of india.You may have picnic lunch near kasiali and heading to Rishikesh all the way down off road biking give you another level of biking experience of your cycling holiday. Personal with rural life of uttarakhand, Hanging acacias, small shrines and village huts of the hamlets close to kasiali are extremely picturesque and finish our tour, back to rishikesh where your tour ends and it is time to share your lovely tour memory’s and to say goodbye to your crew.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Distance Cycled : 65 km/40 mi.
From Delhi to Red Chilli Adventure Office in Rishikesh >
Take Hamilton Rd/Zorawar Singh Marg to NH44 in Kashmere Gate 4 min (850 m)
Continue on NH44. Take Outer Ring Rd and NH9 to Sonia Vihar - Pushta Rd in Rajiv Nagar 17 min (6.8 km)
Continue on Sonia Vihar - Pushta Rd. Take Saharanpur - Delhi Rd to NH334B in Baghpat Rural Hamedabad Mill 47 min (31.6 km)
Continue on NH334B. Drive from NH334 to Tapovan, Rishikesh 4 h 56 min (214 km)
Turn right at Travel Partner. Destination (Red Chilli Adventure) will be on the left 36 s (85 m)