SPITI Circuit Cycling Expedition

11 Days & 10 Nights

693 km

Spiti valley



Tour Overview

Dare2Gear is back to redefine adventure with a perfect fusion of landscapes, flora and fauna will excite the nature lover in you. We are pleased to add one more adventure to your kitty by presenting the "Spiti cycling expedition" in the mountains.

And Cycling is the perfect way to appreciate the majesty of the landscape at a gentle pace, to get close to the environment and feel the culture of this place. All this wonder, packed in one expedition is something you will carry with you throughout your life.

We bet you will not want to close your eyes even for a second because it is a blink-and-you-miss landscape! Get ready to have a bold experience in the valley of Spiti with Dare2Gear.

Please Note: Only MTB bikes are allowed. No cyclocross, gravel or hybrid bikes are allowed.


Day 1: Arrive in Shimla | Introduction & Trip Brief | Stay: Hotel Stay

Once you reach ISBT shimla, pickup will come to pick you up and drop to hotel if transportation services taken from Dare2Gear for shimla.

After reaching hotel, you meet up and acquainted with other fellow riders. You can rest for a while. Then, we will have delicious lunch.

In the evening, the Dare2Gear team will brief you on things to keep in mind for the next eleven days of the cycling expedition. We will retire early and give our bodies a complete rest before the start of this cycling expedition.

Day2: Shimla to Narkanda | 67 km

Stay: Hotel | Lunch at Theog | Altitude: 2708 Meters

It’s your first day of cycling. Get up early, have some fresh air. We will start the day with some healthy & delicious breakfast and then set off on your cycles to Narkhanda.

Get ready to begin this memorable cycling expedition. The landscape will give you a feel like it is designed specifically for an adventure-seeking cyclist. While riding through the Himalayan Range, this beautiful road will leads us to today’s destination, a beautiful town named Narkanda. It is among India’s oldest ski destinations with the undulating beauty of nature.

Day3: Narkhanda to Badhal | 95 km

Stay: Hotel | Lunch at Rampur | Altitude: 2086 Meters

Today is going to be an easy day. Get ready to experience downhill ride from Narkhanda to Badhal. With an easy start, you will experience uphill riding after covering almost half of the route.

Day 4: Badhal to Spillo | 97 km

Stay: Hotel | Lunch at Tapri | Altitude: 2320 Meters

Same as Yesterday, today is  also going to be an easy day. You will experience downhill ride in most of the region. This will make your ride pleasant and you will experience uphill in some parts of the route.

Day5: Spillo to Nako | 63 km

Stay: Hotel | Lunch at Pooh | Altitude: 3625 Meters

After having an early morning bite, we gradually ascend towards Nako,which is located in Indo-China border in the Trans-Himalayan region.  It is famous for an oval shape lake surrounded with mountains which makes it a picturesque location. Get ready to experience this scenic beauty from the saddle of your bike.

Day6: Nako to Tabo | 62 km

Stay: Hotel | Lunch Point: Hurling | Altitude 3050 Meter

Brace yourself up, for today’s adventurous and challenging ride. Today’s destination is Tabo, which is a another popular tourist destination located in the Spiti Valley. This route offers picturesque views to riders.

Famous attractions like ancient monasteries, temples of the Enlightened Gods, the Golden Temple and the Mystic Mandala Temple are worth witnessing. Get ready to encounter the brown hills standing over the roads to reach today’s destination Tabo.

Day7: Tabo to Pangmo | 76 km

Stay: Hotel | Lunch Point: Kaza | Altitude: 1189 Meters

Today we are going to ride a distance of 76 km. We will explore the quaint village of your journey called Pangmo. It offers spectacular views of the Spiti River and the valley. It is Surrounded by snow-capped peaks and scaling mountains on all sides, this village is yet untainted by tourists.

Day 8: Pangmo to Chandrataal | 68 km

Stay: Hotel | Lunch Point: Lossar | Altitude: 4250 Meters

Today’s destination is Chandrataal also known as “Tso Chigma”. According to Hindu mythology, Chandratal is the place where Indra, the King of Gods, came down on his chariot to transport Yudhishthira, eldest of the five Pandavas, in his mortal form to Swarga (heaven).

This route offers an off riding track, so gear up yourself for some challenging and new experiences. Chandertaal Lake is a treat for all adventure enthusiast as it is full of gigantic Himalayan Mountains, valleys, undiscovered monasteries, etc.

Day 9: Chandrataal to Sissu | 81 km

Stay: Hotel | Lunch Point: Chatru | Altitude: 3130 Meters

After an early breakfast, we leave for today’s destination Sissu.(a small town in the Lahaul valley of Himachal Pradesh). It is famous for its all season charm and all-around sun-kissed Himalayan mountain range.

In this 81km ride you are going to have life time experience and can feel beautiful Autumn Vibes. Once you reach hotel, get fresh and have a hot served dinner. Post dinner, you can retire to your cozy bed for a sound sleep to face the challenges of the next day.

Day 10: Sissu to Manali | 84 Km

Stay: Hotel | Lunch Point: Marhi | Altitude: 2050 Meters

Today is the last riding day of this expedition and we are going to travel to one of the most popular destinations of India-Manali. This place is classic blend of peace and beauty which makes it a heaven for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts, especially who want to get off the main tourist trails and experience nature up close.

Get ready to witness beautiful landscapes that will leave you awestruck. You can explore the locals and enjoy the culture of Manali Region.

In the evening, we will be waiting for you at the hotel to start with the trophy distribution ceremony. We will have some tea and snacks. You can relax and can share the experiences/learning, which you’ve witnessed in Spiti circuit cycling expedition. Post dinner, you can retire in your cozy beds for a sound sleep to gear up for the return journey.

Add On(s)

Cycle On Rent – 10,500

People who don’t want to carry their own cycle, or have with them road or city bikes only. For them this is the best option to go for a hassle free extended services from Dare2gear. Can drop cycles at Leh itself no additional cost of cycle transportation.

Passenger Transportation From Delhi to Manali - 2500

As Delhi is the central hub for all flights, so if you plan to join us from Delhi we will make your bookings in same Volvo bus where you get opportunity to travel together with co riders from Delhi itself.

Cycle Transportation from Noida to Manali - 3000

You have to drop your cycles at Noida, if you are not staying in Noida or around once you book the tour as per your location in INDIA we will coordinate the pickup from your city as well with revised cost form your city.

Cycle Transportation from Leh to Noida - 3500

All cycles as dropped in leh will be shipped back to Noida, if you are not from Noida or around once you book the tour as per your location in INDIA we will coordinate the drop to your city as well with revised cost to your city.

Single Stay – 12500

Some participants look for a single stay and don’t want to share the rooms as their personal comfort choice, to meet their requirement this service is being offered by default tour is designed keeping stay on double sharing.


What Things do I need to Carry?

Please click to the respective

Is there a Training program available for participants who register?

Yes, a route map has been designed for participants who register with us. This is a training plan which a rider can follow own their own to train themselves strong along with set of exercises you should during your training.

I am looking for personal training is that also available?

Yes, we do provide personalised training in which we assign a coach to you who examines your training patterns, current strength and then design a customised training with certain list of tasks involved and observe the progress report on weekly basis.

How to Reach Shimla ?

By Road (Delhi To Shimla)
If you wish to go to Shimla from Delhi by road, The total distance by road from Delhi to Shimla is 12 hours. A network of state-run and private buses connects Shimla to some of the most well-known tourist destinations, including Leh, Manali, Kullu, Dharamshala, and New Delhi. The majority of buses depart from Delhi‘s ISBT Kashmiri Gate. The bus trip from Delhi to Shimla is more comfortable if you choose an air-conditioned Volvo coach. The best one to take would be the Himachal state transport buses because of its good frequency and cheap price.

By Rail (Delhi To Shimla)
If you wish to go to Shimla from Delhi by rail, You cannot directly reach Shimla from Delhi because Shimla does not have a railway station. The nearest railway station from Delhi to reach Shimla is Chandigarh. You can simply catch a train to Chandigarh, and then opt for a bus or taxi from there.

By Air (Delhi/ To Shimla)
If you wish to go to Shimla from Delhi by air, Chandigarh is where the nearest airport to Shimla is located which is about 110 km from Shimla. You can fly down to Chandigarh from Delhi and then go to Shimla by road. Once you get down at the airport, you will surely find some taxis or can ask us we will provided extended services to our registered members.

Can you share the insights about climate?

In Mountains weather is one thing which is most unpredictable but on the basis of old patterns in last 5 years of experience sharing the insights on climate.

When you reach Manali days are time temperature is pleasant around 24 degree celcius and morning and evening are cold around 5 degrees.
The similar kind of weather we will get till Jipsa first 3 days of tour with a drop of 2 -3 degrees in temperature. Post jispa Cold deserts area begin where you need to be in warm clothes and temperature during the day will be around 18-20 degrees and in nights can drop to 0 degrees also till we don’t cross Tanglangla pass for next 4 days.

The Day we will be enter Leh will be little hot as compare to previous days and temperature will be between 25-30 degrees diring day and night and early morning are pleasant with 4 – 5 degrees temperature.

When we will go to attempt khardung-la we have to cover ourselves with warm layers as we will be again gaining the height and touching more approx. 18000 feet of height.

*Disclaimer: Rain & Snow Storm changes the story.

Which type of cycles are allowed in this ride?

As this ride is designed to test  your endurance and explore the mountains so MTB or Gravel bicycle is allowed. On mountains during the downhill the bike need more stability and controllability which can easily be achieved on MTB or Gravel bicycles.

I will be riding first time in mountains am I advised to come on gravel bicycle?

No, it is not advised to do your first expedition in mountains on gravel bicycle as speedy downhills and sharp edged curves are there. If skill of controlling the bicycle is not build earlier, then probability of skidding on turns and getting disbalance is there which may lead to injuries too.

Do you provide cycle on rent, if yes then which bike you provide?

Yes, we do provide cycles on Rent. We have premium brand Polygon MTB bikes available for rent.

Will I get the cycle according to my height for this ride?

As we have multiple cycles to offer on rent for all sizes ranging from S to XL, so you will get the cycle of right frame size for your ride.

What is included in the cost of cycle rental?

We give cycle only for rides, all other mandatory items and accessories you want on cycle you have to bring yourself.

I have taken a cycle on rent if any damage happens who will bear the cost?

Any kind of damage happens to cycle during the ride shall be taken care by rider himself / herself. So treat it like your own property and handle with care.

I have taken a cycle on rent when will I get and where?

You will get the cycle on rent a day before the start of ride in hotel itself.

Do you have any Minimum Speed Criteria for this Ride?

Yes, as it is a long endurance ride so recovery for rest day is important. To cover the maximum ride on saddle each rider has to maintain a minimum average pace of 15-18km/hr. If you will not be able to manage this pace, no need to worry our support team will be there to pick you from Point A to Point B and you can again continue your ride from there.

Do I have to submit any medical fitness certificate for this Ride?

Yes, for our all expeditions we need a self-declaration as well as medical certificate stamped and signed by MBBS. Or higher degree holder doctor. To download the respective forms please click on the respective links Self Medical Declaration Form, Medical certificate.

I have already accepted the terms and conditions do I still need to fill the waiver form?

We understand at the time of registration you have accepted the terms and condition. But there is probability that due to short of time may any of the important information may got skipped to read so a hard copy of signed document is must. To download the Waiver form please click on below shared link Waiver Form

I am under 18 can I also join the ride?

Yes, you can also join the ride with the consent of your parents. You have to get a disclaimer form signed by your parents and submit it before the ride with us. Already a 11 year youngest rider also joined in previous batch with us along with his father.

If I forgot to bring any of the mandatory things you have mentioned, will I be allowed to ride?

No, without any of the mandatory things as mentioned above you are not allowed to ride. So either bring them along or can purchase from us.

If a part of my cycle get damaged. do you keep spare parts or a backup cycles?

Yes, we keep spare parts or a backup cycle with us. But we will charge the spare part cost from the customer.

Will medical support is also there for riders?

Yes FIRST-AID shall be provided immediately to the rider as and when needed. If in case any critical emergency rider needs to visit the hospital that shall be taken care of by us. But the expense of the hospital shall be taken care of by rider only.

Does tour cost cover our medical insurance also?

No, tour cost doesn’t include your medical insurance.

Q What are the safety rules for this Tour?

1) It is compulsory to wear a helmet for the entire duration of the ride. Riders without a helmet will not be permitted to ride.

2) Every rider must use their own lights for riding in dark times, and bicycles must be equipped with front and rear lights attached firmly to the vehicle. Lights must be fully functional. If lights will not be working you are not allowed to ride.

3) All riders must wear a reflective vest that clearly places reflective material prominently on the front and back of the rider. If you will not be wearing reflective vests you are not allowed to ride.

4) This ride is open to any amateur cyclist regardless of his or her cycling affiliations. Riders (under the age of 18) must get a consent form signed by their parent or legal guardian

5) Each rider must be covered by liability insurance, either by a group policy or by a personal policy.

6) Our Sikh brothers – We have RELAXED THE MANDATORY HELMET RULE for Sikh Riders. But the rider must either wear a full Turban and not just a Patka.

What is your cancellation & refund policy?

Please check below shared link CANCELLATIONS & REFUND POLICY



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