• Cycling up the Jalori Pass
  • Views during the cycling tour - Jalori pass, Thirthan Valley
  • Cycling Manali to Shimla
  • Snow clad Himalyan Peaks Jalori pass
  • Snow clad Himalyan Peaks Jalori pass
  • The GoMissing Snowman
  • Downhill from Jalori Pass

Do something different, something AWESOME!

Ever felt the need, the burning desire to break free, to do something incredible? To do something impossible? To experience adrenalin in a way you’ve never felt before?

If you’re feeling the burn right now, we have just what you need. An incredible ride which will challenge you to no end, a ride through the heavenly Himalayas, a ride which you will remember for the rest of your life!

The great Himalayan ride across the spectacular Jalori pass at 3,200 meters altitude will test your endurance and will make you feel the freedom like never before.

Come join us on this epic journey and explore the mountains like never before.

At a Glance

Itinerary

The first day of the ride is a relatively easy downhill with some inclines. This ride of about 55 kms will be a good acclimatization ride. The group will ride away from the national highway and away from the maddening traffic.

The ride from Manali to Naggar is a beautiful route on the other side of the Beas river. This route has a few uphill sections and several downhill sections. En route you will stop over at a nice bakery in Naggar for lunch.

Overnight: Bhuntar

Accomodation: Basic guest house

Prepare for the inclines!

Today you will start off from Bhuntar and ride alongside the Beas River. Till Aut tunnel, the ride is on the national highway which is a nice wide road with gentle gradients all along. This route is scenic and the ride will be quite enjoyable.

After the Aut tunnel, the route climbs up into the Tirthan valley. In the valley, we will stay overnight at a beautiful riverside guest house.

Ride distance: 45 km

Overnight: Tirthan valley

Accomodation: Riverside guest house (basic, neat and clean)

If the ride last night wasn’t challenging enough, today will take care of that!

Prepare yourself for the most difficult ride of the trip. This 20 km ride to Shoja is a steep uphill. Shoja village lies about 4 km before Jalori pass. The last 5 km of the ride are quite crazy, so save your energy for this climb.

At Shoja, you’ll get to stay at the delightful Banjara guest house where you will be pampered for the remaining part of the day and the next day.

Ride distance: About 20km

Overnight: Shoja

Accomodation: Luxury retreat

Today you’ll take a break from riding and get pampered at the retreat in Shoja. Optionally, if you feel like doing something, you can head out for a hike to Serlosar lake or into the meadows with a packed lunch. We’ll plan the day according to what the group decides.

Overnight: Shoja

Accomodation: Luxury retreat

The day will start with a steep 4 km uphill ride to Jalori pass. At the pass, you will get to take a break and sip piping hot tea and enjoy the view from the pass.

After this comes the stupendous 50km downhill to Luhri. From Luhri there is a short and easy uphill ride to Sainj, which is about 4 km long. At Sainj you will crash overnight at a guest house. This guest house is pretty basic and well, there aren’t too many options to stay here so you’ll have to make do with this one!

Overnight: Guest house at Sainj

Accomodation:  Basic guest house

Now that you’ve done all your crazy up and down rides, you’ll find the 50Kms to Matiana relatively easy. From Sainj, Narkanda is an uphill ride. But you will have several flats and downhill sections during the ride. All in all a pleasurable ride through a beautiful green landscape.

The 20kms from Narkanda to Matiana is mostly downhill.

Overnight: Matiana

Accomodation:  Guest house

One the last day of the ride, you will ride about 45kms to Shimla which is again mostly downhill.

Trip ends.

 

Trip Price

INR 34,500/- per person

Mountain bike hire – if you need one for the trip, do let us know and we’ll bring one of our MTBs for you for the trip. Charges for the same are INR 500 per day per bike

Important

  • This is a crazy adventure and you need to have good physical fitness to truly enjoy the ride
  • Downhill rides sound easy, but you can easily attain speeds of 50+ kmph on a downhill ride. Be extra careful as there will be a steep valley/ river on one side and a solid mountain of rock on the other and there may be fast moving jeeps and/ or other vehicles just around a blind turn.
  • Absolutely DO NOT wear headphones while riding, you won’t be able to hear any approaching vehicles while riding. The wind wooshing by, the river, the forest and the birds anyways sounds way better than anything on a music player
  • Even 20 km long uphill rides can sap out your energy. Be prepared and you will have an absolutely incredible time. Carry energy bars/ dry fruit and share! And yes, we’ll carry a whole bunch of them, so every time you see the escort vehicle, stock up!
  • Make sure you’re adequately hydrated. Force yourself to drink a lot of water even if you don’t feel thirsty
  • Make sure you do not remove jackets immediately after rides. Your body temperature will fluctuate drastically and it may lead to fever, uneasiness and other random stuff which is totally avoidable
  • Apart from the rides mentioned in the itinerary, there will be a number of opportunities to ride/ hike at all the places where we will be staying.
  • After the trip, send us some love and share your pictures & videos!

P.S. If you think you’re not fit or have some hesitation in joining the trip, we assure you that you won’t be left alone struggling on your mountain bike. Your group leader and most members of the group will be around you and will motivate you to complete the difficult sections. Trust us, we run these rides every weekend!

Additionally, if you get really tired and don’t want to ride uphill on the tough sections, we’ll put you and your cycle on the escort vehicle and get you to the next destination. However, now it will be your turn to help other riders with motivation and nutrition!

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