Mountain Biking in Darjeeling, an adventurous trail in the Himalayan Range
Darjeeling is known as the of mecca of Mountain Biking and Senchel wildlife Park near Darjeeling is perhaps the most popular spot for one or two days of Mountain Biking in Darjeeling. It is the only and the first Bike Park in India dedicated solely to Mountain Biking. Mountain biking in Darjeeling in the Himalayan foothills may sound intimidating, but yes it certainly is. Darjeeling and Sikkim is an area for experienced mountain bikers who love gorgeous scenery and local culture.
Darjeeling and Sikkim are the only two places in the entire Eastern Himalayas that have great Mountain Biking Trails. There are different levels of Mountain Biking Tours in Darjeeling with a wide range of difficulty levels, obstacles, and scenery. Mountain Biking is a great way to stay fit and Darjeeling and Sikkim has prime destination for hardcore mountain biking, but there are trails suited to those with moderate skill levels too.
Mountain Biking in Darjeeling can be a one days affair to multi days Biking tour involving biking destinations like Kalimpong and Sikkim. Since the invasion by the Civid-19 pandamic Mountain Biking in Darjeeling has hit an all time high and has become the most popular actitvity in Darjeeling not only among the local population but also among the visiting Tourists.
A 20Km trail in the Senchal Wildlife Park is the most popular one day Biking tour in Darjeeling. One can start this Darjeeling Biking Tour from Darjeeling or take a jeep ride till Ghum. A small town just eight Kilometres out of town and start the Biking Tour from Here.
The Trail leads through lush green forests of the Senchal wildlife Park to Chatakpur, a small Himalayan hamlet with views of the River valleys down below and the Kanchenjunga Range in the horizon. Stop over for lunch at a local Home stay and Bike back to Ghum.
Mountain biking is a sport of riding specially designed bicycles over rough terrain and Darjeeling has one of the first trail in India dedicated exclusively for Mountain Biking only. The 20km long trail in the Himalayan range through the Senchal Wildlife Sanctuary is a perfect getaway for Mountain Biking in Darjeeling. Though a late entrant in this field, Mountain Biking in Darjeeling has gained popularity with avid mountain Bikers from all over the world of late.
Gravelled path starts from Jorebungalow, eight Kilometres from the main town of Darjeeling. One can ride from Darjeeling through the quieter Toongsoong Aloobari route to Jorebungalow. From Jorebangla you enter the sublime forests of the Senchal wildlife Sanctuary dedicated only to Mountain Biking in Darjeeling. The twenty Kilometre Biking Trail ends in Chatakpur, a small village within the periphery of Senchal wildlife Park. One Can either cycle back through a detour or can also proceed further on to Baggora fifteen Kilometres away.
The highlights of this is biking trip is through the protected wildlife Sanctuary which is home to the endangered jungle cat, sloth Bear, Leopards, wild Boars and a host of Birds. Coupled with this the incredible views of the Everest and the Kanchenjunga Range makes the Darjeeling Mountain Biking a memorable outing.
What is the Duration of this Trip ?
Biking Tours in Darjeeling depends upon the participants. We at Farouttrek can arrange one Day of Biking in the Senchel Wildlife Sanctuary to multiple Day Biking Tours in Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Sikkim or in Nepal. All you need to do is, tell us your requirments and we will prepare a customized Itinerary to suit your needs. We can arrange and organize multiple day Biking in Nepal, Sikkim, Darjeeling or Kalimpong with full support vehicle with spare Bikes and with in house Cooks and helpers to provide support for the Biking Trip.
Type of Mountain Bikes Arranged and the Gears supplied.
The Type of Mountain Bike used are Trek and Canondale. Helmets are also provided. But it is recommended that you bring your own personal helmet as the size may vary. An experienced Biking Guide will accompany the Bikers all along the Trail. Spare parts for the Bikes will also be carried along just in case of breakdown.