Mountain Biking in Kathmandu

Mountain Biking in Kathmandu

Hurtle down dirt trails on a mountain bike through Kathmandu's streets.

Hurtling down dirt roads through fresh mountain breeze is the ultimate thrill for mountain bikers, and Nepal is the ideal destination for such daring adventurers. Bikers have a plethora of options starting from the trails in Kathmandu Valley. The dirt trails that run up and down the valley's edge lead to remote settlements with breathtaking views of snowcapped mountains, verdant valleys, and lush green terraced hillsides. The higher you climb the better the view, and the fresh mountain air revitalizes your tired body. Cycling trails also lead through charming little hamlets, up and down hills, along riverbanks, around temples, past stray cattle, across suspension bridges, and along highways. 

Popular trails lead to Budhanilkantha, Sankhu, Dakshinkali, Godavari, Thankot  including longer trails along the Kathmandu Valley rim. Valley rim mountain biking trails which are longer lead to popular destinations like:  Nagarjun, Kakani, Shivapuri areas in the north; Nagarkot, Dhulikhel areas in the east; Phulchowki, Lakuri Bhanjyang areas in the south; Chandragiri, Chitlang, Pharping areas towards the west.  Special mountain biking events are also organized for tours and championships in Kathmandu Valley.

Mountain bikes can be rented for the day or longer from one of the many bicycle rental shops in Thamel and throughout the city. Cycling lanes exist in Lalitpur, and many more are being planned throughout the Valley's cities. Take a guided bike tour for better understanding of the local culture and rhythm of the Kathmandu Valley or join a group to visit interesting sites that you might otherwise miss on your own. Learn more about real Kathmandu by participating in one of the most enjoyable sports, mountain biking. It is one of the best ways to experience the nature and culture of the country.

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