Mountain biking is very popular activity among arriving tourist and even Bhutanese themselves.
Highly recommended areas for biking are Haa, Paro, Punakha, Phobjikha and Bumthang. Apart from hard top roads, there is number of feeder roads and trails connecting smaller villages.
Please mind that due to rugged topography, it is pretty much normal having to negotiate over thousand meters up and down in a one-day ride. So reasonable strength and stamina are required.
Check our Cycling tours to get idea about possible travel packages.
Mountain bike renting
We rent bikes manufactured by Polygon of Indonesia, one of the world's biggest bicycle manufacturer.
|S / 16"||Polygon Premier 5|
|M / 18"||Polygon Premier 5|
|L / 20"||Polygon Premier 5|
|XL / 22"||on request|
- Different frame sizes can be arranged while requesting at least 1 month ahead.
- Renting cost: 30 USD / day including helmet and basic repair kit.
- Bikes are rented from Thimphu. Transport to/from other place might be charged extra.
- Bicycle renting is only available for guests on full package tour from our company.
Races and competitions
Other option is Dragon Fury race which covers only 60 km from Punakha to Thimphu over Dochu-la pass.
Permitted bikes are hard tail MTBs. Tyre width should be minimum 1.75" and wheel size should be from 26" to 29".
Races are usually held at the end of August. See nearest upcoming date of Tour of the Dragon race.