Biking

If it’s one thing Nepal has lots of, its mountains! Mountain biking as an outdoor sport did not take that long to find a home here. Enthusiasts will find any number of trails here to run, of almost any level of difficulty or ease. Since around 2003, the sport of mounting biking has gone mainstream in Nepal’s tourism market and it’s a sport popular now even with locals, and you will come across helmet and lyacra clad weekend warriors pumping up hills and flying down trails in the hills surrounding Kathmandu. The city is ideal for short trips as it is surrounded by hills and offers a range of bike rides from half a day to a few days circling the valley on high trails in woods. Nowadays however, a growing number of cycling companies also offer rides that take you on what was once classic walking trails like the Annapurna Circuit – rides lasting for a week or longer on classic Himalayan trails and through classic Himalayan scenery. Nepal is fast becoming a mountain biking mecca, and the infrastructure and guiding for its support has kept good pace with it. If you are thinking of a mountain biking holiday, Nepal is probably one of the most spectacular destinations for this type of adventure.