Cycling To Manali

Price On Request

Bijli-Mahadev

6-7 Hours

Mar to Nov

Easy to Moderate

Manali
Save the Planet... Ride a bike...

One of the best ways to discover the Himalaya. Explore the Virgin Trails - Bijli Mahadev Cycling Tour. A different way to travel, offering complete flexibility & freedom. You can go where you want & at your own pace, often experiencing a more intimate contact with the inhabitants of the villages you will pass through and a more indepth discovery of the land you will cross. For keep-in-shape fanatics... Nothing develops thigh muscles & physical stamina quite as effectively as cycling.

The site of the most striking Temple Bijli Mahadev is breathtaking far away from maddening crowd one can sit in meditation posture to forget all worries of the life. The temple is dedicated to Hindu trinity god "SHIVA"

The temple on a steep hill has a 20 meters rod on the top which is reputedly struk by Bijli (lighting) shattering the stone “LINGAM”( oneness symble of SHIVA & SHAKTI”) inside. The priest put the “LINGAM” together each time with butter and a grain mixture until the next lighting strike breaks it apart again.

Itineraries

Day 01

- You need to report at our office in Old Manali at 8 or 9am

- Registration/payment at HYA

- Drive to Naggar 40 Minutes (Janna Water Fall 31 km) & have Local Cuisine of Kullu-Manali.
- 1 hour drive to starting point which is off-road 25km.
- Visit Temple and Our guide check the Cycles.
- Our backup vehicle will lead you after.
- Riding start now till kais Monestary which 32km combine of downhill and Traverse.
- Stop & pack drive back to Manali.

    Cost Include

  • Meals: As mentioned in the itinerary
  • Expert guide
  • Group Medical Kit
  • Support Vehicle
  • Marin Mountain bikes & Rockrider Helmet
  • Basic repairs.
  • Food

    Cost Exclude

  • Repair/ replacement cost if bike is damaged.
  • Aerated and Alcoholic drinks
  • Items of personal nature such as phone calls, laundry
  • Tips
  • Travel Insurance
THINGS TO BRINGS CYCLING TOUR:

1: Suitable Shoes

2: Minimum. 2 to 3 liter of drinking water per person

3: Wear flexible fitting clothing like rash guard shirt and leggings with shorts over them.

4: Long hair should be pulled back in ponytail close to head – this is for safety.

5: Do not wear necklaces, rings or bracelets or jewelry – this is for safety.

6: Pack for the weather: sunglasses with strap, Sun Lotion, sun hat, and rain jacket.

7: Camera/Gopro/Drone.

8: Matches or a lighter (in a waterproof case).

9: Due to its outdoor nature, there will be a lack of toilet facilities near the Area.

Preoaring for a high altitude cycling tour

Even if you are an experienced and avid cyclist, cycling on the heights is a different cup of tea altogether. At these heights, the air is thinner and oxygen availability is considerably lowered.

No matter how fit you are, the atmosphere here will definitely impact your performance. If you really want to enjoy the landscapes then a certain amount of preparation is necessary.

Acclimatization

As you hit the heights, the first thing you notice is accelerated breathing as your body responds to decreased oxygen levels. Your heart rate increases to compensate for it and fatigue is common. Nonetheless, it helps to be mentally prepared for initial discomfort. A comforting thought, of course, is that it will get better as you get used to it. Some also experience headaches, nausea, vomiting, light-headedness and so on.

However, this is more likely to occur if you have ascended rapidly. Generally, if you give your body time to acclimatize, it has its own in-built response. Within a day or so EPO levels increase within the body which stimulate red blood cell production. This helps in more efficient absorption of oxygen. Therefore the first step is reaching at least a week before the tour starts.

Never make the mistake of underestimating the impact of altitude. Some people believe that if they reach just the day before, they would be able to cope. Unfortunately, acclimatization is a gradual process and productivity increases at a slow and steady pace. The key is not to overdo it and to take things easy in the beginning. Meanwhile, certain steps can help to ease the process. Pay special attention to hydration and drink lots of water, eat well and get adequate rest.

Prepare Yourself Beforehand

But if you really want to enjoy your cycling tour then prepare well in advance. It is not necessary that a fit person will respond well to altitude, it is the person who has prepared well who will fare better. Altitude simulation is one way to begin acclimatization even before you reach the mountains. Different techniques are used to replicate the conditions found at the heights.

One is to breathe in thin air with the help of face masks alternated by breathing in normal air. Another way is to train in normal conditions during the day but to sleep in special nitrogen rooms at night. As oxygen levels are low in these special rooms, the body begins to compensate for it. Preparation should also include a training regime that develops stamina and endurance for long distance cycling in less than ideal conditions. Failure to do so can hit hard in the middle of your trip.

Equipment

Mountain cycling is a class apart from regular cycling and includes wide variations in the terrain. There is an extensive range available in mountain bicycles. The right bicycle that is suitable for rough terrain, as well as descents and climbs, is essential.

This not only ensures more comfortable riding but is also necessary from the viewpoint of safety. Make sure your bicycle is in optimum condition before you set out. Preparation will not only help you to make the most of your tour but will also ensure your safety.

Terms & Conditions

All bookings for the tours/treks/camps/Expeditions with Himalayan Yeti Adventure, hereinafter referred to as the "Company" are subject to the following conditions:

1. Every participant is required to fill in and sign an "Indemnity Bond" prior to the commencement of the trip.

2. All cancellations must be in writing signed by the participant and will be effective from the date of receipt by the company.

3. Refund and cancellation:
There will be no full refund.
- If you cancel 15 days before the trip begins Himalayan Yeti Adventure will retain 20% of the trip cost.
- If you cancel 7 days before the trip begins, Himalayan Yeti Adventure will retain 30% of the trip cost.
- If you cancel less than 7 days before the trip begins, or, are not present when the trip begins, there will be no-refund
- No refund will be payable to any client who voluntarily leaves a trip en-route.

4. The company reserves the right to alter details of the services, facilities, tour/trek and vehicle described in the itinerary at any time, when deemed necessary, reasonable and advisable. During the programme, the decision of the Guide will be final and binding.

5. Maximum efforts are made to ensure the safety of the participant. But Please understand there are certain hazards involved in your adventure holidays which you must accept at your own risk. The company will not be liable for any major illness, injury, death sustained during the trip, nor it will be liable for any uninsured losses of your property.

6. In case any participant falls sick during the programme, the medical, travel, porter and any other expenses has to be borne by the concerned individual. However, primary medical facilities will be made available wherever possible.

7. Any damage, other than that attributable to fair wear and tear, to the equipments by the participants will be billed to you. Our decision on all such matters will be final and binding.

8. In the event of any dispute, all matters will be subject to the sole jurisdiction of the courts of Manali, Himachal Pradesh and the prevailing law of India shall prevail. Recourse to the courts of any other country will not be applicable.
While making your booking, it is implied and accepted that you have read and understood all the booking conditions and agree to abide by them.

Care for your Environment

Himalaya, with its pristine mountains, rivers and forests is known as the “abode of the Gods”. It is therefore our responsibility to maintain the natural glory of these mountains and make it a place of endless delight for travelers and residents alike. A few easy to follow steps will help you to contribute in making this effort a success.

1) Plastic stays: It is one of the least degradable substances, resistant to the effects of the sun, wind and rain. When you leave a plastic bag or bottle in the quiet picnic spot that you and your family enjoyed, you may very well find it there when return a few years later, an ugly spot on the landscape. The State of Himachal Pradesh has banned the used of polythene/plastic bags and you can be fined for using them, while you are in the Sate.

2) Litter: Do remember to take your litter back to the hotel or dropt it in the conveniently placed dustbins. Don’t leave it lying around.

3) Noise: One of the prime attractions of Himalaya, is the quiet of the mountains that invite you to linger. Need we say….

- Please don’t blow your vehicle horn unnecessarily or play blaring loud music as you drive.

4) Vandalism: Nature intended trees and rocks to remain unmarked by human beings. Nor were our monuments intended for graffiti written by some young wit.

- Do not scratch your name or write message on trees, rocks, mountains or monuments.

5) Respect: Please treat the mountains and the people with respect and you will be pleasantly surprised at what both can give back to you.

Last, but not the least….. Enjoy yourself with responsibility.

Leave nothing, but Footprints……