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Contents: Tours (8)   

India (local)

This page lists all reports that for India only that do not involve other countries.
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All descriptions are in English, unless otherwise noted.

Tours

Manali - Leh - Nubra valley - Lamayuru - Kargil - Zanskar - Shrinagar - Jammu
by Michael Menshikov, tour started August 2012, submitted 11 May 2013
Asia: India
language: ru

It's econom, not very difficult, nice route with 6 passes more 5000-5300 m.

Route on map: http://www.bikemap.net/route/2035529

Road to Zanskar. Pass Pensi La, 4400 m. On pass good place for camping
We are two Indian cyclists rediscovering our own country through a 9000 km journey through the heart of India.
tour started August 2012, submitted 8 September 2012
Asia: India

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We are 2 Indians who have decided to hit the road on our cycles and rediscover our country slowly but surely. This is our first ever touring trip together and we ride into this quite unprepared, but we are learning with every hour that passes and we are loving it even more with every minute on the road. We have just about started and it has already been an overwhelming ride. With 5 months more to go, we can't wait to expect everything that road is going to spring upon us.

Cycling in India
by Paul Jeurissen & Grace Johnson, tour started 2010, submitted 16 July 2010
Asia: India
language: en, nl

Which country do we keep coming back to? India! For India's diverse people, landscapes and religions make it a fascinating land to bicycle through.

On our Cycling in India website we show what it's like to travel through this enormous country.

See all 4 reports by Paul Jeurissen & Grace Johnson

Cycling in South India
Granny Gear
by Tanya and Kelly, tour started November 2008, submitted 19 November 2008
Asia: India

The idea of freedom and not working is appealing to everyone. Tanya and I have quit our jobs and have left the country (our home, Canada) for a year. We are going to be riding our bicycles through many countries. Moving along at a slow pace, emerging ourselves in the culture. The only goal is to have a good time, not deal with schedules, or due dates and see a part of the world that has always intrigued us.

This is the journal of our travels.

the Title of the blog
Lightweight on Delhi - Manali - Leh - Kargil - Srinagar
by Igor Kovse, tour started August 2006, submitted 23 October 2006
Asia: India

I've cycled over a number of passes these few weeks, but if I will remember one, then it will be Zoji La. It stands between Alpine-like valleys near Sonamarg and more rugged mountain ranges of upper Kashmir. The road is cut into a steep mountain slope and it seems it's a one-way road. As a cyclist I was allowed to go in the wrong dirrection. Before that, going up to the summit, I had a sur-realistic encounter with incredible number of trucks (at least 200) that were descending the pass practicaly bumper-to-bumber. With dirt road and the headwind it ment cycling in constant dust and exhaust fumes. By the time all the trucks passed I was as white as a baker after a night's shift.

See all 16 reports by Igor Kovse

Rhotang La
LADAKH: avventure sulla strada tra Manali e Leh
by Ambrogio D'Adda, tour started May 2003, submitted 26 August 2006
Asia: India
language: it

Questa volta dobbiamo ringraziare la perseveranza e la volonta` di Pierangelo che ci ha spinti e motivati nell'affrontare questa avventura.

Erano circa due anni che ci provava ed anche se non abbiamo fatto proprio quello che si era programmato all'inizio, siamo stati sul passo carrozzabile piu' alto del mondo (forse) ed abbiamo scorazzato per dieci giorni tra le montagne piu` alte del nostro globo.

See all 5 reports by Ambrogio D'Adda

The Wheel of Life
by Erik Nomden, tour started August 2005, submitted 24 April 2006
Asia: India

``What road? There is no road. Just stones and rocks and rivers flowing over what is supposed to be the road. You cannot cycle there. Still there are some who try.

I do not know how, but they do. But it is impossible.'' An old English traveller tells about the road from Keylong to the Baralacha La. ``But I do not want to discourage you.''

We have cycled six weeks in the Indian Himalayas through Sikh, Hindu and Tibetan Buddhist country. We had to cross some of the highest cols of the world (5.000 m plus) to reach the stunning Ladakh, Nubra, Lahaul & Spiti valleys.

See all 17 reports by Erik Nomden

Dhankar Monastery, Spiti Valley, Indian Himalayas
Biking in the Himalaya
by Per Löwdin and Elisabeth Löwdin, tour started July 1999, submitted 21 February 2006
Asia: India

Travelogue of a 2700 km journey in Himalachal Pradesh, Ladakh, Nubra and Rupshu. The route was consistently on altitudes higher than 3000 metres, crossing Lachalung La 5065 m, Taglang La 5360 m, Khardong La 5603 m, Chang La 5519 m, Kiagar La 5000+ m, and Polakongka La 5115 m. Some of the passes were passed twice, as it was not possible to do a loop.