Himachal Cycling Adventure

Total Duration

9 days

Avg. Activity

7 hrs/day


5 days

Max. Altitude

Jalori Pass (3,223m)


Explore Himachal on two wheels from Mandi to Shimla, crossing the Jalori Pass and traversing back-roads with splendid views in this 7 Day/ 6 Night tour. Cycle along the river Beas, crossing the famous orchards of Kullu. Challenge yourself on the steep climb to the Jalori Pass and enjoy splendid views of the Pir Pinjal and Tibetan peaks. Pedal through the Sutlej valley with breathtaking views of the mountain peaks and quaint villages. Choose this adventure if you are looking for a challenge.

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Best Months
Apr May Jun Sep Oct

  • Ride through stunning landscape and quite back-roads of Himachal Pradesh

  • Cycle across Jalori pass (3223m)

  • Visit quaint Himalayan villages

  • Explore Shimla, the exquisite and historic hill-station
Route Map

Himachal Cycling Adventure

Daily Itinerary
  • DAY 01

    Arrive at Delhi

    Arrive at Delhi by international flight. A KVT representative will meet you at the airport and assist you to the vehicle. Later we will be transferred to hotel. Rest of the time is free to relax at the hotel or independent activities. Optional half day Delhi sightseeing can be arranged at additional cost. (Meals: Nil)

  • DAY 02

    Train to Chandigarh, Drive to Mandi

    Early morning transfer to New Delhi railway station for train to Chandigarh. Meeting on arrival at Chandigarh railway station and drive to Mandi (5 – 6hrs drive). Mandi is a beautiful township situated on the banks of the Beas River and also is known as the “Kashi of the hills” because of its famous temples. NOTE: It is advisable to arrive a day earlier to help with better acclimatization. (Meals: Breakfast)

  • DAY 03

    Cycle to Larji

    After an early breakfast, we check our bikes for last moment adjustments, followed by a briefing session by the tour leader. We then take a short around of the town on our cycles to get accustomed with the bikes. We then start to cycle towards Larji, following the Beas river in the lower parts of Kullu Valley. The mountains rise steeply on either side as we trace the contours and climb some steep sections, with terraced fields and the famous Kullu orchards becoming more dominant. We leave the main Kullu Valley road as we come to Larji (975m), a small hamlet and an excellent spot for trout fishing. Upon arrival we check into the hotel. (Cycling distance: Around 45 kms / Meals: Breakfast & Dinner)

  • DAY 04

    Cycle to Shoja

    Today is a challenging day of cycling. From Larji we begin to gradually climb, riding along the fringes of the Great Himalayan National Park, home to bear, leopard, wild cats and surrounded by temperate forest of pine, oak, horse chestnut. We pass through Banjar - a small village with attractive wood-fronted shops lining the narrow street. From Banjar, the ride steepens to Shoja (2,600m) - a picture postcard village on the mountain overlooking the valley, with apple groves, long wooded walks and distant views of the Pir Panjal range. (Cycling distance: Around 27 kms / Meals: Breakfast & Dinner)

  • DAY 05

    Cycle to Luhri

    Another tough day of pedaling as we ride toward the Jalori Pass (3223m). We start with a steady climb which turns into a rather steep final ascent. We start cycling through cool-temperate forests of fir and spruce or oak, which changes to sub-alpine zone of birches and rhododendrons as altitude increases and finally diminishing in size as the tree line is approached. The Pass, which marks the dividing line between the Inner and Outer Saraj, offers splendid views of the Pir Pinjal and Tibetan peaks. From here it is an exhilarating downhill ride, passing through Ani and eventually reaching the gorge of the great Sutlej river. Upon arrival at Luhri we check into the hotel. (Cycling distance: Around 58 kms / Meals: Breakfast & Dinner)

  • DAY 06

    Cycle to Narkanda

    After breakfast we start cycling on a continuous ascent out of the Sutlej valley. The route is very beautiful with breathtaking views of the mountain peaks. En-route we pass through the Kotgarh Valley, famous for its world class apples. Upon arrival at Narkanda we will check into the hotel. Narkanda is a popular skiing destination, surrounded by Shiwalik range. (Cycling distance: Around 35 kms / Meals: Breakfast)

  • DAY 07

    Cycle to Shimla

    Today is the final day of cycling. From Narkanda we follow the main route contouring around the hills through the last of the villages and pine forest. There are great views of the deep Sutlej Valley and snow-capped peaks all through the route. We cross a small col at 2450m before descending to the sprawl of Shimla. Most of the route is level or gently undulating. Upon arrival at Shimla we will check into the hotel. Cycling Trip Ends Rest of the day is free to explore the colonial town on your own. Shimla is known for its Victorian architecture which is reflected in the areas of the Mall and The Ridge. (Cycling distance: Around 50 kms / Meals: Breakfast)

  • DAY 08

    Drive to Kalka, Train to Delhi

    Late morning we will be transferred to Kalka railway station for evening train to Delhi. Assistance on arrival at the New Delhi railway station and later transfer to the hotel. (Meals: Breakfast)

  • DAY 09

    Depart from Delhi

    Morning transfer to the airport for onward international flight back to home country. (Meals: Breakfast)


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