Nepalís another mode of mountain touring is mountain
biking. There are plenty of dirt roads and trails to
scenic destinations even close to Kathmandu. These
15 to 8 gear all terrain bikes can handle almost
anything, and make climbing the hills to mountain
lookouts a breeze. Mountain bikes are available for
rent by the day or longer on-guided trips in and
around the Kathmandu Valley. One speed Indian
bicycles are also readily available.
Motorcycling is a fun slightly easier way to see the
sights and can be rented for day or longer outings.
A driver license is required.
Mountain Biking is a fast way to see rural Nepal.
Nepal's extraordinary contours and numerous tracks
and trails make it an ideal place for mountain
biking. You not only climb up and down challenging
mountain roads but also have wonderful opportunity
to admire the magnificent scenery around. You can
ride through rice fields, bike to the Terai towns or
test your mountain biking skills by travelling to
Mount Mera with your bike. The mountain biking
possibilities and streets are "endless" in Nepal.
There are many mountain mud tracks that have created
a paradise for the action biker.
A classic off-road adventure is the 70-km Scar Road
that starts from Balaju to the west of Kathmandu
city, traverses the hill resort of Kakani, Trisuli
bazaar and Shivapuri, and then descends back to
Another route is the two-day circular tour to
Dhulikhel to the east of Kathmandu. You can combine
this ride with a visit to the ancient townships of
Bhaktapur, Namobuddha and Panauti which lie en
Yet another possibility is the 75-km ride on the
adventurous, hair-raising Tribhuvan Highway to the
hill resort of' Daman southeast of Kathmandu that
offer even tougher challenges.
Furthermore, if you want to have a long and
dedicated biking tour then you can choose your
destination in and around any part of the country.