Kumaon Himalayas Mountain Biking Tours
Places covered for Biking Tour are :-
Delhi - Sattal - Bageshwar - Baijnath - Kausani
- Binta - Ranikhet - Bhatrajkhan - Corbett National Park - Kotabagh -
The gentle Himalayas of the Kumaon region must be one of the most picturesque
in the country, with giant terrace fields straddling the green mountains.
The bicycling track is through flat valleys in the Almora district of
the Kumaon Himalayas. The open valleys are scattered with little rivers,
villages and small town. The Journey begins at Bageshwar an important
religious centre famous for the temple of Lord Baijnath; this is a part
of Binsar wild life sanctuary. A dense cover of Oak forests, which abounds
in wild life, commonly seen is leopards, barking deer and wild boar. Breathtaking
views of snow covered peaks dominate the far horizon.
Day 01: Delhi - Sat Tal Approx 282 Kms Drive
ex Delhi to Nainital and than to Saattal. Arrive late afternoon and hot
lunch is served after the welcome drinks. Post lunch at Leisure. Evening,
introduction by the professionals in the field of mountain bicycling.
Overnight at deluxe camp.
Day 02: Bageshwar - Baijnath (23 Kms) Bageshwar
1965 M. - 30 Km from Almora has a dense cover of Deodar trees (a vanishing
species of Himalayas Flora). This is one of the oldest Jungles with some
trees as old as 300 Yr. old. This is a fairly even stretch along the Gomati
River. Baijnath is famous for a group of ancient temples and the Shakti
temples of Kot (Lord Shiva-The Destroyer) are ten Km away. The forests
are interspersed with ancient Shiva temples, unrivalled for its location.
Overnight camp at the riverside.
Day 03: Baijnath - Kausani (17 Kms) A fairly
uphill track to Kausani, with panoramic views of the Himalayan peaks,
seen from the wide green valley of Katyiar. Kausani is 40 Kms from Almora
with a 350 Kms stretch view of the High Himalayas. Overnight in the Camp.
Day 04: Kausani - Someshwar (12 Kms / Binta
15 Kms) Kausani to Someshwar is all down hill to the tiny hamlet of Binta
in the middle of the Valley. Over night in the Guesthouse.
Day 05: Binta - Ranikhet (23 Kms) The last
bit of the day is a steep track, leading to Ranikhet (the Queens Garden).
In yesteryears her highness was so impressed with the sight that she declared
this little town as her own. A small cantonment area garrisoned with the
Kumaon Regimental centre with their history of Valour Triumphs, Ranikhet
is also famous for the Botanical gardens of Chaubatia and the fruit orchards,
the Hariakhan and the Kalika Temple. Overnight in the Holms Heritage Farm.
Day 06: Ranikhet – Bhatrajkhan A down hill
track takes you through various villages to Bhatrajkhan, enroute to Corbett
national park. Overnight in the camps.
Day 07: Bhatrajkhan – Garija 63 Kms Freewheel
down the wilderness of the Corbett National Park along the Kosi River.
Overnight in the Jungle resort Corbett park.
Day 08: Corbett National Park - Kotabag 23
kms. In Corbett an early morning elephant safari into the forest, post
breakfast cycle to Kotabagh through the dense jungles, Kotabagh is the
small village on the foothills of Nainital. Overnight in the jungle resort.
Day 09: Kotabagh - Kaladungi 15 Kms. A small
village which has the Corbett museum and the house, once residence of
Lt Col. Jim Corbett. Over night in the farm house.
Day 10: Kaladungi - Chorgalia 30 Kms. Through
the gujjar villages situated amidst the thick Jungles, once the reign
of the Famous Dacoit Sultana, giving the place its name. Leave for Delhi
after late lunch by coach.
Nainital to Kausani Bike Tour
Costing; For team of a Minimum 10 people
4800 INR : Canondale Mountain bikes, Guide Support, Supporting Vehicle.
Itinerary Option 1
Day 1: Nainital to Ranikhet. Stay at Ranikhet. Distance 55 km
Day 2: Ranikhet to Kausani. Stay at Kausani. Distance 60 km
Day 1 : Nainital to Almora. Distance 66 km
Day 2: Almora to Kausani. Distance 53 km.