For those adventure lovers, especially cyclists, fun is in riding along the treacherous highland trails. The fun and thrill soar when you have to ride through some narrow paths that cut through the dangerous cliffs and ravines. And Bhutan, being a country high up on the Himalayas, is a perfect place to have adventure riding. The roads of Bhutan will take you over the high passes—some 4,000 meters above sea level—and also guide you through plain and flat lands, but for sure, they will usher you to the merriment. Bhutan is the perfect place to ride!
Day 1: Paro to Thimphu
Arrive at the Paro International Airport (2200 meters above sea level).
Travel to Thimphu. En route, visit TaChog Monastery. After lunch in Thimphu (2300 m), drive to the Golden Buddha Dordenma Statue, and National Memorial Chorten, and Takin Park. Also, enjoy the evening walk exploring the busy street of Thimphu.
Overnight stay at Hotel Tara Phendeyling Resort (or similar)
Day 2: Thimphu
Ride a bicycle to Cheri Monastery. Then visit the monastery.
After lunch, ride southward on tarmac roads passing through Thimphu’s various residential neighborhoods and surrounding villages. Visit the majestic Tashichhodzong on the way back.
Overnight at Hotel Tara Phendeyling
Day 3: Thimphu–Punakha
Begin riding towards Punakha after breakfast. En route, visit the Victory Stupas at Dochula pass. Then stop at Chimmi Lhakhang, the temple of fertility.
Later in Punakha (1200m), visit Punakha Dzong which is situated strategically at the junction of the Pho Chu and Mo Chu rivers. Thereafter walk along the 160 meters Pho Chhu Suspension Bridge.
Overnight stay in Zhingkham Resort
Day 4: Punakha-(Exploring Punakha valley through Bicycling)
After breakfast, ride northwards, up the Punakha valley, and take a hike through fields of vegetables and tiny hamlets to Khamsum Yulley Namgyel Chorten. Then proceed on a sightseeing ride. Then have a picnic lunch by the side of Mochhu river. Visit Walakha Nun’s University in the afternoon.
Overnight stay in Zhingkham Resort (or similar)
Day 5: nakha for Paro.
After lunch, Punakha-Paro
Leave Puvisit Paro Dzong, the National Museum, and Kyichu Lhakhang. In the evening, have an orientation walk along Paro town.
Overnight stay at Bhutan Mandala Resort (or similar)
Day 6: Hike to Taksang Monastery
Hike to the Tiger’s Nest monastery (2900m). After lunch, have a bicycle ride along the far valleys of Paro. Then have a hot-stone bath in the evening.
Leave Paro International Airport for your respective countries