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  • Location:Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Duration:4-5 hours

Kathmandu Countryside Bike Tour

Hop on a mountain bike and follow your guide to the tranquil outskirts of Kathmandu on this half-day bike tour! Discover the history and charm of the ancient Nepalese villages of Chobar and Kirtipur as you wind through narrow streets lined with stone buildings. Bike along scenic roads with breathtaking views of the Himalayas and get acquainted with local Newari culture. Numbers are limited to 12 on this small-group bike tour, ensuring you'll enjoy personalized attention from your guide.

Please note: Due to the tragic events in Nepal this activity is temporarily unavailable.


  • Half day mountain bike tour to Chobar and Kirtipur from Kathmandu
  • Bike along the beautiful Chobar Gorge and Bagmati River
  • Explore ancient villages in Nepal and learn about local culture from your expert guide
  • Check out the renowned woodcarving, weaving and pottery of the Newari people
  • Enjoy a traditional Newari lunch at a local restaurant
  • Take in the fresh air and breathtaking scenery on the outskirts of busy Kathmandu
  • Small-group tour limited to 12 people ensures a more personalized experience

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

The ride along the bumpy path to rustic Kirtipur was definitely worth it – we loved getting awesome views of Kathmandu Valley and checking out the the Newari handicrafts!

What You Can Expect

Kathmandu Countryside Bike Tour

Bike tour of Chobar Gorge from Kathmandu

Meet your guide in central Kathmandu where you select a mountain bike and safety gear for your half-day tour. Then hop on your bike and follow your experienced guide about 5.5 miles (9 km) to the village of Chobar, a pretty town of old stone buildings that sits on a green hill above the Chobar Gorge. Legend says the gorge formed when the Bodhisattva Manjushri took a mighty sword and sliced through the hill, thus draining a primordial lake and creating the Kathmandu Valley.

Check out the suspension bridge that spans the gorge – it was carried across the mountains from India over a century ago! Below lies the Bagmati River, lined on one side by ghats where ritual ablutions and cremations sometimes take place.

Continue along a trail to one of the oldest parts of Kathmandu Valley, the historic town of Kirtipur. Perched on a ridge against a backdrop of the Himalayas, Kirtipur entrances visitors with its timeless atmosphere. Many of the town’s inhabitants are weavers – you may catch sight of dyed yarn hanging from the windows and hear the clattering of looms.

Wheel around the village while learning from your guide about the temples, architecture and handicrafts in Kirtipur. You’ll get familiar with the culture of the Newari people, who have historically inhabited the old urban areas of Nepal like Kathmandu. The Newari are known for superb craftmanship in pottery, woodworking, and other arts, as well as their fine cuisine.

Having worked up an appetite from your ride, relax at an authentic restaurant where you’ll eat local style – sitting on a straw mat and eating with your fingers! Sample delicious Newari dishes – the cuisine is known as some of the best in Nepal. After you’ve rested up, your guide will lead you back to Kathmandu.

This bike tour involves solid physical activity – you will need to have a good level of fitness to enjoy this tour.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Great scenery, good guide, challenging level of difficulty resulting in a good riding workout.

3 star rating: Worth doing April 2015

definitely not for the unfit..which I was! Didn't think I would make the 29km but I did... .good look at the country side too.

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better January 2015

This is not a tour for the inexperienced biker. I am a very fit person, walking and swimming miles each day. But I had never gone mountain biking before. The description doesn't accurately portray how difficult it will be for the novice mountain biker. This is not a leisurely ride through the country! Steep hills, rocky terrain, dogs running after you. I struggled most of the way, but made it through! The bikes are not good quality either, so be sure to bring gloves and padding if you have them, otherwise you will be very sore! But the views were stunning! You get to see a side of Kathmandu that you wouldn't get to see otherwise. The guide was kind and always made sure to stop when I was falling behind. We had a nice lunch on a hill that consisted of sandwiches, juice, and a candy bar. Also make sure to plan nothing for the following day as you will want to recover!

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