If you are a dedicated cyclist looking for an enjoyable challenge, look no further than the 570km Yunnan Discovery tour. Considered the best cycling in all of China' Yunnan is home to high mountain ranges, deep canyons and stunning limestone karsts. The diverse jaw-dropping scenery of snow capped mountains, terraced rice fields and raging rivers are accompanied by the equally diverse ethnic minority cultures. Depart on this 14-day tour in 2011 on September 11 or October 9 for US$1890.
Nepal is famous for being home to the world's highest peak, Mount Everest, and is a serious attraction for trekkers, climber and bikers. Its impressive terrain, scenery and World Heritage sites are not to be missed. Starting in historical Kathmandu and ending lakeside in Pokhara the 360 kilmometre tour Kathmandu to Pokhara offers mountain bikers the best panoramic views of the Langtang and Annapurna ranges. Experience areas less frequented and unspoiled by tourists by camping for seven nights of the 11-day tour. Scheduled tour dates are 16 October and 27 November for US$1575. Also in Nepal, designed to challenge mountain bikers, the Seven Summits of Kathmandu Valley tour goes off road via trails and jeep tracks, climbing a total of 5,292m to reach the top of the seven summits in six cycling days. Although the cycling is intense visitors have plenty of chances to absorb the culture with visits to important religious towns and temples. In 2011 two tours are scheduled, 8 October and 19 November, US$1260.
Look down into valleys and up to snow capped peaks on an adventure in India's Nubra Valley. This exhilarating trip through the high altitude mountain desert of Ladakh lasts 14 days, covering 518 kilometres and reaching 5,359 m with opportunities along the way to experience ancient monasteries, perched on top of cliffs and in caves, which reflect the rich Tibetan and Buddhist cultural background of the area. Departures are scheduled for 10 July, 7 August and 4 December, costing US$1755.
Book by June 30 to receive 10% off any of their scheduled departures in 2011!
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SpiceRoads is a specialist bicycle tour operator based in Bangkok offering a range of two-wheel tours throughout Asia. SpiceRoads tours cater for every level of cyclist and range from day-trips to complete country explorations. Participants are invited to join tours with fixed date departures scheduled throughout the year, while private or tailor-made tours can be arranged for groups or individuals on request. The professional operations set-up includes a fleet of well-maintained mountain and road bikes and support vehicles. All tours are led by experienced cycle guides.