About The Listing
Type of Trip : Cycling
Level : Hard
Location : Uttarakhand
Duration : 5 Days 4 Nights
Trip Start : Kosi
Trip End : Bhimtal
WTH Biking Challenge, a 3-day biking tour encompasses 230 kms cycling at 6500 feet above sea level in the breath-taking Kumaon region of Uttarakhand. Highlights of this tour are 35 kms of off-road ride, amazing single-track with great flow, tons of jumps, and fast terrain. You’ll find here Mountains, Dense Jungles, Gurgling Waterfalls, Serene Lakes, Vibrant Himalayan Birds, the odd leopard and the larger than life Himalayan Ranges. Mountain biking for those who truly love the mountains.
- Delhi- Someshwar - Kausani - Darshani - Gerar temple - Jageshwar - Bhimtal
- Mountains, Dense jungles, Gurgling Waterfalls, Serene Lakes
- Bubbling Rivers, Stars, Vibrant Himalayan birds, Fish, Conifer-Scented Air, Friendly Villager, Odd Leopard, Himalayan Ranges.
Day 01: Kosi Valley Retreat
Destination: Kosi Valley Retreat
10th December - Arrive at Kosi Valley Retreat (www.kosivalleyretreat.com ). Everyone congregates at Kosi Valley Retreat by evening. Debriefing session in the evening to understand the terrain and the route. Dinner and overnight at Kosi Valley Retreat .
Day 02: Someshwar - Kausani - Darshani
Destination: Darshani (36 KM)
On 11th December you will start the day bright and early at 6:00 am with a cup of stiff mountain tea and light breakfast. We head to Baijnath which is about 36kms from Kosi Valley RetreatEnjoy the wilderness in the meandering lanes penetrating through the dense forest with the breathtaking backdrop of the snow-capped Himalayas. Lying in the Katyuri valley, 19 kms away from Kausani and 26 kms from Bageshwar, is the small but ancient town of Baijnath. In Kumaun socio cultural region,Baijnath is one among remote antiquity and of historical importance. The remnants of those glorious day lie at the bank of the Gomti River in the form of a group of Temples. Post lunch we cycle back to Kosi Valley Retreat on gentle slopes. Evening stroll by the river next to Kosi Valley Retreat. Dinner and everyone retires at Kosi Valley Retreat.
Day 03: Gerar Temple
Destination: Jageshwar (67 KM)
On 12th December your day will be start with the birds in the Kosi valley by 6.00 am and after breakfast prepare for 67km biking to Jageshwar and back. Jageshwar Temple is believed to be the adobe of twelve Jyotirling's. It is situated in a verdant narrow valley surrounded by magnificent Deodar trees. These temples range in the period from 8th century and are estimated to be about 2500 years old. At about midday, we’ll find a quiet spot, rest our tired limbs and enjoy the local cuisine. Last rider reaches Jageshwar Resort by 3pm. Relax and repose for the day. Dinner and stay at the hotel.
Day 04: Gerar Temple
Destination: Bhimtal (91 KM)
On 13th December Your day will be start with the song of the Himalayan whistling thrush at 6:00 am. After breakfast and briefing for the day, riders flag off to Bhimtal which is about 91kms ride. Situated at an altitude of 1370 metres above sea level. It is an idyllic and scenic lakeside destination. Bhimtal lake is named after the second pandava called Bhima of the famous epic Mahabharata. On the way you will get to see amazing views of the beautiful valleys and also the mesmerizing peaks of the Himalayas. Lunch by the mountain path enroute to Bhimtal around midday. Riders get to rest for some time before pedaling their way to Bhimtal. In the evening, cheer for yourself and the winner in the felicitation ceremony and prize distribution. Let yourself loose and bask in the glory of your accomplishment. Dinner and overnight at Bhimtal.
Day 05: Bhimtal
On 14th December wake up at leisure. Post breakfast check out from Bhimtal.
- All Meals.
- All expenses for pick up vans, doctor, refreshments during cycling.
- All traveling during the event.
- Bike charges.
- Travel expense till Kosi on the start of the event from Delhi.
- Travel expenses from Bhimtal to Delhi on the last day of the event.
- Any part or accessories that needs to be replaced for the bike during the event, on event of any puncture, gear shift etc.
- Any extra or miscellaneous expenses during the event.
- Air Fare-Train Fare.
- Medical expenses or Insurance of any kind.
- Tips, Laundry, wine, liquors, items of personal nature.
- Transportation is not on disposal basis. It is strictly as per program and any extra running would be charged.
- Cost arising out of unforeseen circumstances.
Terms & Conditions
- 100% advance need to be paid for confirmation of registration.
- On cancellation fees will not be refunded.
- Tour once commenced will strictly go as per the itinerary finalized.
- In case of events and circumstances beyond our control, we reserve the right to change all or parts of the contents of the itinerary for safety and well being of the riders.
- All the arrangements for trekking as preplanned and prepaid. In case of not completion of the trek due to any reason whatsoever there will not be any refund for any utilized services. Any extra expense due to the same has to be paid extra.
Tips, Hints, Precautions
1. Is there medical back up on the tour?
Yes, the trip is accompanied by qualified paramedics and HAPS.
2. What is the sleeping material provided in the tent?
You get a cotton wool mattress, a trekking mattress of foam, a sleeping bag. If you still feel cold after the arrangements they do give you blankets and duckback hot water bottles.
3. Are any spare cycles carried on the bus, incase of a major cycle breakdown?
Yes we do, though these are Firefox targets. We have a mechanic accompanying us who does carry some spares. We also recommend that you carry your own spares as well.
4. Is there any physical preparation/ diet, that needs to be done, to reduce the chances of altitude sickness?
The simplest things are the most difficult. On this expedition lets keeping it to the basics. No smoking, no drinking. If you do, then please reduce. Stick to your regular diet, increase carbs, greens. At least 5-8 ltrs of water everyday and other liquids (citrus). Mix your cycling with aerobics and swimming. As such there is no golden thumb rule to avoid High altitude sickness, the mantra is to go high on fluids. Lots of water helps. The ride is slow paced which aids in acclimatization.
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