4 days of outstanding riding all from our base in Lakeside Pokhara
Length: 7 DAYS
in a 3*+ Hotel
based in one location
No high altitude or cold condtions
Up to 200km of off-road trails
Guided mountain biking tailored to your abilities.
The Pokhara Trails mountain bike holiday affords the luxury of being based in one location but at the same time provides 4 days of awesome and varied off road trails, all within 15km of Pokhara. Pokhara Trails itinerary can also be tailored to meet most riding abilities from those really wanting a full-on workout to those more interested in admiring the mountain views from a rural location.
We offer monthly departures between September and May!
▼ POKHARA, NEPAL ▼
▼ DAILY ITINERARY ▼
You will be met at the airport by one of the Mountain Biking Worldwide team members and transferred to a 3*+ hotel in the Thamel district of Kathmandu. There will be time to unwind and unpack etc. before an informal evening meal with the rest of the riders and crew.
Whilst the riders enjoy breakfast at the hotel, the luggage and bikes will be loaded onto the tour vehicle for the transfer to Pokhara.
Those that have opted to fly to Pokhara will be transferred to the domestic airport for the 30 minute flight. Those that have opted road transfer will be collected from the hotel for the approximate 8 hour transfer. On arrival we will check into the hotel, which leaves time in the late afternoon / evening to stretch the legs and explore the town.
Fewa Lake loop – 54km Ride – 1400m Ascent
After a nutritious breakfast, we will head out on a 7km ride along lakeside to the first of our off road loops, Fewa Lake. The total off road riding today is 40km with 1400m of climbing and the trails will be steep and challenging. There are however a number of points where we can cut the ride short and return to Pokhara should there be any tired legs.
Todays course climbs and criss crosses the mountains surrounding the prominent Peace Stupa before descending on some awesome singletrack back down to the lakeside and a cool down 7km ride back to the hotel.
The afternoon / evening is free to stretch out, relax and explore Pokhara Lakeside and its many delicious local and continental eateries.
Kristi Hill – 62km Ride – 1800m Ascent
Same routine as yesterday but we’re heading out to Kristi Hill today. A 6km ride will get us to the trail head where another 50km of scintillating off road trails awaits. Again don’t worry if you’re not up for the full 50km, there are plenty of escape routes.
The trail today is 2 loops with the second loop being much tougher than the first, with some really steep climbs rewarded with awesome views across to snowcapped mountains.
Begnas Lake loop – 75km Ride – 1800m Ascent
You know the score by now! Todays ride to the start is the longest of the lot at 15km but you will be rewarded with panoramic views of Begnas lake as we ride the 45km of off road awesomeness. As always there are many short cuts for those that want a more leisurely ride.
Todays course starts from beautiful Begnas lake and climbs up to Kalika top before descending via a different route back down to Begnas and a loop around Rupa lake on undulating trails.
Bat Cave Loop – 67km Ride – 1600m Ascent
The last day of riding but no need to take your foot off the gas if you don’t want to.
Our guides are happy to go as fast or as slow as you like and can accommodate those wanting a total workout or those who’d rather take in the stunning views.
Either way, even with the full 47km off road loop there should still be time today to explore the bat caves before heading on a 10km ride back to the hotel.
After breakfast we will return to Kathmandu either by plane or coach (the choice is yours at time of booking).
Once back in Kathmandu (for those that chose to fly) there will be time in the afternoon for some trinket shopping or to explore some of the many temples and places of interest in the city.
Transfer to airport or continue with additional itinerary.
▼ PACKAGE OPTIONS ▼
- 2 nights accommodation at a 3* hotel in Kathmandu
- 5 nights accommodation at a 3* hotel in Pokhara
- Return flights from Kathmandu (approx 30min transfer)
- Guided riding from and to hotel for 4 days
- Various 2019 dates available
- 2 nights accommodation at a budget hotel in Kathmandu
- 5 nights accommodation at a budget hotel in Pokhara
- Return coach transfer from Kathmandu (approx 8 hours)
- Guided riding from and to hotel for 4 days
- Various 2019 dates available
▼ ESSENTIALS ▼
The Mountain Bike Worldwide team wants your holiday to not only be the adventure of a lifetime, but also a relaxing and fun experience, so here's our Essential & Frequently Asked Questions!
Two (or more) Qualified & Experienced Guides
We understand that everybody is different. Some riders will want to push hard, others will want to take in the views and learn about the surrounding area and cultures. All of our guides are selected not only for their fitness but also for their local knowledge. The passion for mountain biking, fun loving nature and local connections, that all our guides have, ensure that your adventure will be an incredible journey.
Sport Specific Nutrition
We know how important it is to remain properly fuelled during an arduous day in the saddle and so have teamed up with TorqFitness to provide all our adventures with a selection of energy products.For an additional $210, you can collect your Torq nutritional pack, of gels, bars, energy powder and recovery powder on location, saving you excess baggage charges and customs scrutiny. You will then only need to carry provisions for use during the day whilst the remainder will be transported by the support vehicles or porters.
The nature of your holiday is to have an adventure, but that doesn’t mean you have to rough it. For all of our adventures we use the best accommodation that is available in the area. All our hotels / guesthouses have been personally vetted, so whether it’s a 3* hotel in the city or a basic teahouse in the mountains you can rest assured you will be warm, comfortable and well fed.
Each group will have at least 2 riding guides, that way if any riders want to push on and “race” the stage, the remainder of the group will still have an accompanying guide. Each group (where terrain allows) will also be closely accompanied by a support vehicle, carrying water, food, bike spares etc, with space to transport any rider to the hotel should the going get too tough. All our guides are mechanically adept and will be able to fix most bike problems out on the trail. There will also be a separate vehicle and guide to transport all the luggage and to ensure your hotel / guesthouse is ready for your arrival after a hard days riding.
Your detailed adventure information pack will list the exact meal arrangements but in general, all breakfasts and evening meals are included in the price of your trip. Most dietary requirements can be catered for, even in the remotest of areas, and as all trips are guided by experienced riders you can be assured of loaded plates of high carbohydrate quality food to fuel you through the day.
All in country transport costs related to the adventure are included in the trip cost.
During the actual adventure most evenings will be spent dining as a group, but pre, and post adventure we arrange a social get-together so that everybody can get to know each other and the guides, and share their experiences.
The Finer Details
All our adventures follow the same itinerary / route as the races in our World Challenge Series ensuring that we have extensive, first hand and current knowledge of all the finer details relating to the area. The MTB-Worldwide team together with their in country partners, check out the trails, hotels, local transport on an annual basis so that all racers and adventurers alike can be assured of an ultra smooth passage during their time away.
The MTB-Worldwide team are proud of their branding and want to share their vision with the world. On arrival, all MTB-Worldwide Holiday guests will receive a MTB-Worldwide t-shirt and a branded kit bag. They are yours to keep as mementos of your epic adventure and as a thank you for travelling with us.
Adventure Information Pack
Being avid mountain bikers, travellers and adventure enthusiasts ourselves, we know how important it is to be able to visualise your trip before arrival. All MTB-Adventures Holiday guests will be sent a detailed PDF trip specific information pack. This extensive document will arm riders will all the details they need to plan and prepare for their adventure, and will include a day to day itinerary, maps, photos, information relating to the country and much more.
Our knowledgeable MTB-Worldwide team are always on hand via email or phone to answer any queries that you may have related to the adventure, during the booking process or after you have booked.
We will keep you informed with regular updates from the adventure, and closer to departure, with specific details of the guides, hotels, meeting times etc. If you "opt in" we will also give you contact details of other riders joining the adventure so that you can start exchanging information and getting to know other riders before arrival.
We aim to make all adventurers feel as comfortable and relaxed as possible. We offer single room supplements for any rider that prefers to have a room to themselves (prices vary on destination).
MTB-Worldwide Holidays take riders into some of the remotest and wildest areas on earth”. The MTB-Worldwide team takes rider and crew safety extremely seriously and only uses the most reputable and properly equipped ground logistics teams on location. All our logistic teams also provide the support for our races and have a track proven record for customer service and safety. By travelling with MTB-Worldwide you can rest assured that your safety and well being could not be in better hands.
Compare Your Times
Via GPS data you will be able to compare your stage times with those of corresponding races and the top adventure timings will be featured in a MTB-Worldwide timings leader board on the website. Incentives – If after taking on a MTB-Worldwide Holiday, you feel like taking on one of the world challenge series races, we will give you a 10% discount of any of the race entry fees.
All the MTB-Worldwide team have flown to far flung destinations with their bikes, an know that it is not the most relaxing of procedures, from checking it in at one end to the nervous wait for it to arrive unscathed at the other. To make your MTB-Worldwide holiday even more stress free we have a range of high quality mountain bikes (nothing we wouldn’t ride ourselves) available to rent. Please enquire for prices.
What's NOT Included;
- International flights to and from the adventure country
- Country entry visa fees
- Equipment hire / rental
- Transport to the adventure pickup location
- Lodging before and after the adventure
- Trip / medical insurance (which is compulsory and must include helicopter evacuation in the event of an emergency)
- Medical expenses
- Alcoholic and soft drinks consumed during the adventure
- Personal items purchased during the adventure
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