Naturebeyond organizes regular mountain bike tours to the entire north-Bengal. All mountain biking tours are customized as per guest specification. The most common routes include Dooars, Darjeeling, Kalimpong, West Sikkim etc. Please follow the following link for a suggested tour itinerary for a biking tour to Siliguri - Mirik - Darjeeling - Kalimpong - Lava - Siliguri (app 10 days).
Mountain Biking is the best way to see the most exotic sights of the Himalayas such as ancient trade routes of Trans-Himalayan traders and the mystifying rural life of the hill towns and villages. In fact, biking and hiking make the best adventure options to witness the timeless cultural celebrations and lifestyle of the hill people and the rich bio-diversity of the Himalayan region.
The biking tours we organize are relaxed programs for general tourists with little or no experience. Although good physical fitness is a must, you do not have to be a racing champion to join them. Do give your body some time to acclimatize with the Indian temperatures, especially the ones at the higher altitude, where bikers are exposed to ultraviolet rays, dry weather and less oxygen.
The bikes we use are basic Indian Mountain bikes. You can also bring you own bike and join the tour.
You do not require any special permit traveling within North-Bengal. But if you are an International tourist and have plans to move onward to Sikkim or Bhutan, you will need permits for that, naturebeyond also organizes these permits for its guests on request.