Gear up and pedal this historic route. The idea is to enjoy the outdoors as we ride through forest trails on the vestiges of the Kalka – Shimla highway and soak in the beauty of the Shivalik Hills. An outdoor trip is never complete without staring at the stars and wide open skies, after a day of riding we reach Gamberpul, one of the earliest bridges built by the British. After a quick snack we ride the only uphill to Kasauli and then reach to the comfort of our rooms. The riding is about 70 kms on this day. Day two of our riding we have reached the lower foothills of Shivalik, almost the great Indian plains, however just before we disembark to Chandigarh, a nice backcountry road will take us to the base of Morni hills from where we descend to Chandigarh.
The course is ideal for beginners and novices. The Experts will have the opportunity to further hone their endurance and mountain riding skills.
DAY 00 (Fri)
We will all meet at Himachal Bhavan, Safdar Hashmi Marg, Delhi at 1900hrs and board the Volvo bus to Shimla.
DAY 01 (Sat) Shimla to Kasauli (78kms)
We arrive at Shimla early morning at 6:00 AM and check into our hotel for freshening up and a quick breakfast at 8:00AM. Start the ride at 9:30AM. The first stage of today’s course is 18 kms of rolling terrain on a tarmac surface. The second stage is part offroad and part tarmac, 27kms downhill with uphills interspersed. The last stage of the day is another 23 kms after which we finish the ride just before Kasauli and check into our hotel followed by a barbeque and dinner
DAY 02 Sun Kasauli to Pinjore (54kms)
After an early morning breakfast at 7:00AM, the ride starts at 8:00Am following the backcountry roads leading us to Kumarhatti, a quaint junction on NH22. From here a fantastic tarmac surfaced road will lead us to Sukkhi Jodhi. The third stage of the day is a 27 kms downhill on gravel towards Mallah, reaching the great Shivalik plains. Here we enter the Morni hills reserved forest and ride another 7 kms towards Amrapali on the main highway. We have the option of boarding the support vehicle here or riding further still Chandigarh, terminating the ride at Sukhna Lake. After a small celebration and snacks at the Lake we depart for Delhi.