Challenging cycling, Himalayan scenery, traditional villages and ancient monasteries
This unique region, home to traditional Tibetan Buddhism, is the scene for one of cycling's epic journeys. Over the course of the ride the scenery changes from verdant forests and flower-filled valleys to barren lunar landscapes with towering peaks and hanging glaciers. The rich culture of the Ladakhis is also a highlight, as our route weaves its way across the Himalaya we can see monasteries majestically perched on high spurs and enjoy the tranquillity and beauty of a genuinely untouched land. Running the trip in this direction entails more climbing overall, but offers the best opportunity to fully acclimatise and cycle the whole route.