Cycling

Phewa Lake, Pokhara valley and Annapurna Mountain range as seen from World peace pagoda cycle tour
Phewa Lake, Pokhara valley and Annapurna Mountain range as seen from World peace pagoda cycle tour

Not only a place for extreme adventure sports, but Pokhara is also an ideal place for mountain biking. Hence, cycling around Pokhara should also be on your to-do list. This city has been satisfying cycling enthusiasts from all over the world. Admittedly, cycling around in this pristine city surrounded by lush green hills can truly be an unforgettable experience. Get on a comfortable mountain bike and stroll around this beautiful city filled with lakes, rivers, and temples. Not to mention the peaceful environment and the ever-smiling people. Moreover, you’ll be seeing glimpses of Machhapuchhre and Annapurna as you ride along.

There are a few cycling trips for you to choose from:

World Peace Pagoda Cycling  tour

We start our tour from Lakeside and ride to Gupteshwor cave and Devi’s Falls. From there it’s an uphill climb through Tilahar. We then traverse through quiet villages and rice fields along the way. Finally, we reach the top of the hill where the sacred World Peace Pagoda sits and scenic beauty of the Himalayas awaits.

It is a must if you plan on cycling in Pokhara.

Tourist cycling around Phewa Lake, Lakeside Pokhara.
Tourist cycling around Phewa Lake, Lakeside Pokhara.

Fewa and Begnas Lake Cycling Tour

Pokhara is a city where rural living fuses with modern lifestyle. The Fewa and Begnas biking tour provides enough glimpses of both these worlds. We ride through Pokhara valley and view popular sites as well as the everyday life of its residents. We also venture into dirt roads, passing through villages and river beds along the way. And of course, we get close to two of the most popular lakes of Nepal: Fewa and Begnas. It is very popular among tourists who try cycling in Pokhara.

Before Riding:

Make sure the brakes are working properly.
Ensure the wheels move and turn freely.
Check that the bike is sturdy enough.
Make sure the gears are working properly.
Visually inspect the tires and also check their pressure.

What you need:

Cycling helmet, water bottle, towel, first aid kit, camera, cycling gloves, t-shirts, half pants, cycling glasses, comfortable shoes, and some cash.