To the youth, Bikes are the stuff that drives them crazy. Each one of you must have tried your impeccable driving skills at road biking, but in Sikkim we have something more interesting for you. Yes champs, you're right, it is mountain biking. Mountain Biking is a sport that is tantalizing and enticing to try out for yourself. In Sikkim, you can enjoy this adventurous biking sport in the rugged terrain and steep zones.
In the recent years, mountain biking has been started, considering the
heartening response of tourists in Sikkim. Here, the roads are good
enough to afford the solid tyres of bikes. For bikers, driving bikes in
mountainous zone becomes the next level of biking after roads. The
anticipation says that mountain biking would definitely top the charts
of future adventure sports in Sikkim. Within the parts of North Sikkim
and West Sikkim, Mountain Biking has been promoted to a great extent.
Moreover, Sikkim boasts of the best mountains in the world to ride on.
The fact remains that mountain biking is a thrilling sport 'coz driving
through the cranky roads of hills is not that easy. One also needs to be
cautious, while roaming in the unfamiliar lands. If you are a bit
hesitant to try mountain biking, leave your worries aside because you
can take the help of instructors too. The bikes and other gears are
available with the tourism authorities of Sikkim. The popular biking
routes in Sikkim are given below.
Mountain Biking Routes
The popular routes for mountain biking start from Gangtok, moving to
Phodong, then to Rangrang, Dikchu, Makha and eventually to Singtam.
Another route from Gangtok takes to Lingdum, Rumtek, Martam, Sang,
Makha, Singtam, Singchuthang, Temi Tea Garden, Ravangla, Dentam and
finally to Sombarey. An additional route in East Sikkim starts from
Gangtok, subsequently moving towards Bhusuk, Assam Lingzey, Pakyong,
Rorathang, Rhenock, Rongli and ultimately to Aritar.