Location : Alarums caves of Lolab in the state of Jammu and Kashmir
Cycling is widely regarded as a very effective and efficient mode of transportation for short to moderate distances. Cycling is enjoyed by many for transport and recreation. Cycling quickly became an activity after bicycles were introduced in the 19th century and remains popular with more than a billion people worldwide used for recreation, transportation and sport.
Cycling in ladakh
Cycling in ladakh offers a thrilling experience for those who dream of cycling through the highest mountain range in the world. Cycling at all levels can be a welcome experience. In Ladakh, one can come across many of the attractive Buddhist Gompas on the way while cycling through beautiful local villages, all at the backdrop of the snow-coated Himalayan mountain ranges. After day long performances of cycling one can enjoy the Tibetan food-Momo, Noodles with Beans, Pancakes with Jam, Dal with Rice, and so on.
To cycle the twisted roads in Ladakh, one needs to be technically perfect biker as the roads are rough , though paved. A support car to carry ones luggage comes handy and helps to enjoy the great Himalayan range without any worry. The best time for cycling is from mid June to September end.
One can ride through the 64km road from Leh to Alchi. The route takes one on a Zig Zag course through the snaky turns of the Himalayan Roads. Leh-Hemis (45 km) is another famous cycling option. There are various travel agencies which arrange the cycling trips in Ladakh and offer their expertise. Their travel packages and schedules of itineraries may vary.
Things Required for Cycling
Cycling is undoubtedly one of the most enthusiatic adventure sports high in the Himalayan region. You can either select the self-supported trip with all the required equipment and the supplies on the bike itself or else you can also carry just yourself on the bike and have a carrier van following you with all the required equipment.
Some of the equipment required to be carried along on the trip is a mountain bike fitted with gears and water bottle cages, water bottles, bicycle helmet, shorts, t-shirt, windcheater, back pack, and a basic level of fitness.