Pedal Pedal run a small series of international cycling tours as well as weekend get togethers every few months. If you love exploring by bike keep an eye on them as their tours are exclusive and sell out very quickly.
Bhutan Cycle the Land of Happiness
12 days (Bike: 7 days)
347 km (~50km per day)
Tour Operator Pedal Pedal
Bhutan is something of an enigma in the modern world. It purposely protects its culture and heritage and remains a remote and little visited corner of the globe.
Many people believe it is hard to visit but in truth all that is needed is that you join an organised tour. And do we have the tour for you!
Enjoy magnificent views around every corner. It’s not easy though! Locked away in the Himalayas means that there is little flat land in Bhutan so you need to expect a lot of climbing and descending. While the climbs can be long the gradients are not steep so it’s all about getting in a comfortable gear and winding your way uphill.
With ebikes now available in Bhutan it is now much more accessible for those who struggle a bit up long climbs. So there’s no excuses, join us for a truly memorable trip.
Combining cycling with some classic walks you will delve into the heart of Bhutan and experience the history, culture and beautiful landscape up close.
There are few roads in Bhutan so navigation is very easy. We will be following the only sealed east-west road in the country. Traffic is light and as we travel east the number of vehicles declines ever further. The road for the most part is a single lane road where the word ‘sealed’ doesn’t always apply as there are many sections of broken road. The mountain bikes provided will easily deal with the terrain we encounter.
There are a couple of long ascents (and descents!) but the gradients are not steep and we take our time to slowly make our way to the passes. Anyone that needs a lift at any stage is welcome to hop in the support bus.
Paro, where we start the tour, sits at an elevation of 2200m so it is important we take our time to get used the altitude. During the trip we will ride to a maximum elevation of 3420m which is enough to affect your ability on the bike but we don’t consider altitude an issue on this tour as we always descend to sleep below 3000m.