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Thrilling Bike Trails In India To Be Attempted Only By Serious Bikers

Biking trails have gained immense popularity among travellers in India.

The winding endless roads passing through lush forests, barren deserts, lofty mountains and deep valleys let bikers explore every corner of the country. Here is a list of spectacular biking trails in India as suggested by HolidayIQ Travellers. 

 

1. Ladakh - Zanskar Trail 


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Rugged terrain, rocky mountains covered with snow, an ever-changing climate and high altitudes make this journey breathtaking. The trip starts from Leh and goes through Lamayuru, Kargil and Padum. Padum is the base point for the famous Chadar Trek.

Route: Leh --> Lamayuru --> Kargil --> Padum --> Kargil --> Leh

Distance Covered: 880 km

1963+ Ratings | 1292+ Reviews | 98 Sightseeings | 1019 Photos

 

2. Rajasthan Desert Trail


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HolidayIQ Traveller Subhankar says that the highway between Jaipur and Udaipur is smooth and the scenery is very beautiful. He adds, “Advice to travellers is to go out, visit a dhaba, climb up a hill on the highway and enjoy.”

Biking across Rajasthan’s sand dunes, the Aravalli range and its buzzing markets is an overwhelming experience. The trip starts in Udaipur and goes through Barmer and Jaisalmer, right up to Jaipur.

Route: Udaipur --> Jalore --> Barmer --> Jaisalmer --> Makrana --> Jaipur

Distance Covered: 1070 km

16767+ Ratings | 8501+ Reviews | 315 Sightseeings | 510 Photos
 

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3. Southern Udupi Trail


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HolidayIQ Traveller Ganesh Jadhav says, “The route is full of beautiful deep valleys and ghats. During monsoon, the road and the mountain seem like heaven. The road was very smooth and wide and crosses many rivers and mountains."

Lush forests, beaches and the imposing Western Ghats are the highlights of the route. The trip starts in Mumbai, passes through Ratnagiri and Goa, and ends in Mangalore. NH 17 is known as the best coastal route in India. 

Route: Mumbai --> Ratnagiri --> Goa --> Karwar --> Mangalore

Distance Covered: 960 km

1882+ Ratings | 1076+ Reviews | 47 Sightseeings | 193 Photos
 

4. East Coast Road 


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HolidayIQ Traveller Raaz says, “Though the ECR has no divider in between, it is worth the drive. Ocean on one side of the road throughout the drive is a superb treat. I suggest to stop in between wherever you feel and hear the roar of sea.”

An unbroken tree-fringed coastline and beautiful seashore temples beckon bikers for a short yet refreshing trip from Chennai to Pondicherry via the East Coast Road. A quick photo stop at the Lake Odiyur is a must.

Route: Chennai --> Kalpakkam --> Pondicherry

Distance Covered: 160 km 

11214+ Ratings | 6284+ Reviews | 59 Sightseeings | 493 Photos
 

5. Eastern Himalayan Trail


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HolidayIQ Traveller Abhay says, “The way from Siliguri to Gangtok is beautiful with stunning views of the Teesta River along the way. The road is slightly patchy at some points. There are food joints on the way, which serve steaming hot momos and a good helping of wai wai.”

Narrow winding roads, lofty mountains, rustic monasteries, unbelievable steep roads and stunning natural beauty are the highlights of this route starting from Siliguri to Lake Gurudongmar through Gangtok. Ride alongside snow-covered peaks and flowing rivers with colourful prayer flags tied to your steed to ward off evil eyes. A slight detour to visit the Rumtek Monastery is worthwhile.

Route: Siliguri --> Rangpo --> Gangtok --> Gurudongmar Lake

Distance Covered: 290 km

12612+ Ratings | 7200+ Reviews | 52 Sightseeings | 1134 Photos
 

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6. 70 Hairpin Bends


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Riding up the Mountains of Death and conquering 70 hairpin bends along the narrow winding road to the Kolli Hills is challenging and exciting for every biker. What makes it spookier is the folklore about a maiden who lures travellers with her beauty and kills them! Apart from many stunning viewpoints, the Akash Ganga Waterfalls is a must visit.

Route: Bangalore --> Krishnagiri --> Salem --> Rasipuram --> Kolli Hills

Distance Covered: 270 km

134+ Ratings | 105+ Reviews | 11 Sightseeings | 29 Photos
 

7. Across Pamban Bridge


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The trip to Rameshwaram starts in Chennai and runs through the East Coast Road. One of the best parts of the trip is whizzing across the Pamban Bridge that connects Rameshwaram to the mainland. Drive along to reach the ghost town of Dhanushkodi and drive down the narrow strip of road with the ocean on three sides. 

Route: Chennai --> Chidambaram --> Tranquebar --> Rameshwaram --> Dhanushkodi

Distance Covered: 590 km

3464+ Ratings | 2096+ Reviews | 21 Sightseeings | 174 Photos
 

8. Rann of Kutch


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Riding across the salt desert sounds like an interesting ride for born bikers, doesn't it? Dried river beds and curvy roads, this trail has it all! Apart from the terrain and speed, you will encounter a beautiful and clear starlit sky that will make a night ride even more exciting.

Route: Gandhidham --> Dholavira --> Dhordo --> Narayan Sarovar --> Mandvi --> Gandhidham

Distance Covered: 940 km

106+ Ratings | 47+ Reviews | 91 Sightseeings 
 

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9. Himalayan Bike Trail


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High Mountain passes, dizzying altitudes, bone-chilling temperatures and a rugged terrain coupled with a barren yet beautiful landscape attracts passionate bikers to explore the Spiti Valley trail. It starts in Shimla and ends in Manali. A must visit is the Key Monastery in Spiti Valley - the oldest and the biggest monastic complex in the world.

Route: Shimla --> Mashobra --> Kinnaur --> Spiti Valley --> Manali

Distance Covered: 630 km

56+ Ratings | 42+ Reviews | 15 Sightseeings | 188 Photos

 

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