Cycling India's Hill Stations

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  • duration days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 16+ yrs
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Amritsar, India
  • Ends New Delhi, India
  • The Golden Temple at Amritsar
  • McLeod Ganj, home to the Dalai Lama
  • Cycle across the Jalori Pass (3223m)
  • The former colonial hill station of Shimla 
The Cycling India's Hill Stations tour starts in Amritsar and ends in New Delhi. The Cycling India's Hill Stations is a bicycle tour that takes days taking you from Amritsar to New Delhi and through other destinations in India.

A superb ride taking us through a huge variety of scenery and the endless variety of India - the incomparable Golden Temple of the Sikhs at Amritsar, the home of the Dalai Lama at McLeod Ganj, the fascinating Hindu temple town of Mandi and the magnificent former capital of British India at Shimla. In between are quiet country roads, frequent superb views of the Himalaya glinting in the distance and the satisfaction of reaching the highpoint of the Jalori Pass.
4.5 - Very Good
Based on 5 reviews
MIS - November 2016
5 - Excellent
“A really good way to experience a relatively unpopulated rural region of India but also pulling in the iconic Amritsar and Shimla.”
Beautiful scenery
5 - Excellent
“I can really recommend this trip if you like mixing cultural experience with nature, beautiful scenery and cycling - of course. Its marked as challenging, but it was in general much easier to do than I had expected, only Jalori Pass was a bit though, but can be done at a slow pace. And there is no rush, you can do it in your own speed, slow or fast as you like, there is plenty of time to reach your destination.”
4 - Very Good
“This is challenging holiday. Some of the cycling is fantastic and the scenery is great .It is very much off the beaten track and some of the accomodation is very basic. There is very little rest time for the first few days. There are a couple of hills which are long and steep but are worth it as the downhills are great.”
3 - Average
“Cycling was fantastic and back up team very enthusiastic and helpful. Challenging cycling by title, challenging by nature.”
  • Day 1: Start Amritsar.
  • Day 2: Visit Golden Temple; transfer to Pragpur.
  • Day 3: Cycle to Kangra through traditional villages and scenic valleys; optional visit to Kangra Fort.
  • Day 4: A long steady uphill climb to McLeod Ganj (2000m); late afternoon sightseeing.
  • Day 5: To Andretta (1100m) via Norblingka Institute on the undulating back roads below the Dhaula Dhar range.
  • Day 6: Continue towards Jogindernagar via Baijnath Temple.
  • Day 7: Cycle to the historic temple town of Mandi; time to explore the town and old temples.
  • Day 8: An easier day cycling along the Beas River to Larji in the lower part of the Kulu Valley.
  • Day 9: A challenging day cycling through traditional remote villages to Shoja (2600m).
  • Day 10: Climb to the Jalori Pass (3223m) for fantastic views across the Pir Pinjal and the great Himalaya; downhill to Luhri.
  • Day 11: Another climb to Narkanda (2700m) for stunning views of the peaks on the Tibetan border.
  • Day 12: Cycle to the famous hill station of Shimla.
  • Day 13: Free day to explore Shimla.
  • Day 14: Take Viceroy's narrow gauge 'Toy Train' to Kalka; connect with onward train to Delhi.
  • Day 15: Free day to explore India's capital.
  • Day 16: End Delhi.
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  • 11 nights hotels, 3 nights lodge, 1 night homestay , All accommodation
  • All breakfasts, 3 lunches and 4 dinners 
  • 10 days cycling with full vehicle support
  • Transfer for group flights
  • Group normally 6 to 16, plus local cycling leader and driver. Min age 16 yrs.
  • Local bike hire
  • Any international flights to Amritsar and from New Delhi are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Cycling India's Hill Stations tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Cycling India's Hill Stations tour. You can cancel the tour up to 62 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 61 days of departure.


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Cycling India's Hill Stations tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


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