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Why MTB Kashmir

We have been providing guests with great cycling holidays in the Kashmir and around Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh . Being a family business, we are large enough to cope but small enough to care.

When you contact us, you will be speaking directly with one of the company’s owners who each has expert knowledge of all our tours. We are able to be flexible when regarding our tours, and can often offer tailor-made schedules for guests where it is logistically possible.

We have Lot of Cycling which offers superb value for money. Where possible we always try a seek accommodation for our tours in family run hotels and guest houses and Camping sites where the owners care about your vacation and often will show great interest in your day’s activities.

We offer tours suitable for families, couples, easy leisurely vacations, challenging tours for enthusiasts, cultural tours and scenic tours, indeed we have tours for all interests and abilities.

Take a look through our great range of tours, get booked up and join the MTB Kashmir family!

 

Making a Booking with MTB Kashmir

If you would like more information on our booking process and what it involves please go to our Book With Us page.

 

Details on our Tour Categories and Gradings

Trying to decide if you would like moving on holiday or a fixed location holiday? Then look no further, below you will find descriptions of each of our cycling/Trek holiday categories to find which one is right for you. If you would like information on our cycling holiday grading and which level would be right for you then please check out our Holiday Grading page.

 

Moving on Tours

A moving on tour enables you to see the most of a particular region, each day you will cycle to another beautiful village passing some of the region’s most stunning scenery to a good local welcome at your booked accommodation. We have to move on tours in most regions of  Kashmir, Srinagar, Mughal Gardens, Dal Lake, Gulmarg, Phalgham, Sonamarg, Thajwas, Gurez Valley, Manasbal Lake, Wullar Lake, Kargil, Zanskar, Leh Ladakh name but a few. The tours are graded from 1 to 4+ and by the levels of support, we provide to each tour. Many of our tours can be Custom. Please Contact us for a custom tour for more information.

Cycle Camps

These are fixed holiday’s special Camps which cater for cyclists of all abilities. Some Camps offer various guided rides per day. Cycle Camps are not only ideal for the beginner or keen cyclist, but also for non-cycling partners of families as Mum or Dad can go off cycling while there is still plenty to do for the non-cyclist during the day. Each location varies but most have high energy food.

Group tours

Group tours start on pre-defined dates and include luggage transfer in the basic holiday cost. There are two types of group tours, on our basic group tour the guide usually is in a van and provides local support for you. Our guided group tours have a cycling guide showing you the way to cycle.

Accommodation

We use accommodation primarily in Local Tourist Board graded hotels, guest houses and country inns on a bed and breakfast basis.

If accommodations are not members of their Local Tourist Board then accommodation grading is judged and classified by Mtb Kashmir and Walking and is based on our experience and on classification in different countries. Our judgment is final and may differ from the official accommodation grade of respective countries. All are chosen for their accessibility to the route and warmth of welcome.

We try and find accommodation which is interesting and we are sure all our providers of accommodation will show an active interest in your tour progress. Indeed we consider our providers to be our partners rather than just accommodation providers.

All our prices are based on two persons sharing a twin/double room. However, single persons are most welcome but incur a supplement. We try and provide en-suite rooms where possible but on occasions, this may not be possible on some tours. If you insist on an en-suite room then please provide this request during the booking process. On some tours we have the option to book half board, it is likely that the menu will be restricted between 1 to 3 choices.

All our cycling vacations include luggage transfers as standard.

Children

We welcome family groups and are happy to suggest suitable tours to you by email or by phone. However, we feel that you know your children’s capabilities either as an individual cyclist or on a trailer/child seat or tandem, and only you as a parent should choose what is suitable. Child discounts vary on each tour so please ask for a quotation. Some of our tours are ideally suited to young families and some for older families, please ask if you would like to guidance.

Pick Up Service – Transfers

A pick up from local airports, Bus Stand are available on some tours, please see our individual tour descriptions. On booking please contact us with your expected arrival date, numbers in party and number and type of cycles if not hiring a bike from us.

Cycle Hire

We operate a fleet of quality 24-speed hybrid bikes and MTB Bikes We believe our bikes are the best rental bikes available in the Kashmir. On our other Jammu and Kashmir tours, rental cycles do vary from 21-speed hybrids to 27 speed super light full details of types of cycles are available on request.

Our hire cycles usually include a day bag either pannier bags or saddle bag which varies from tour to tour,  tool kit, spare inner tube, lock, pump (some of our tours have a bike exchange system so on these tours toolkits etc will not be supplied). On holiday your rental bike is your responsibility. Please look after the bikes as any damage may be chargeable.

Your Financial Security

MTB Kashmir is a company committed to customer satisfaction and consumer financial protection. We are therefore pleased to announce that, at no extra cost to you, and in accordance with ”The Package Travel, Package Tours Regulations” all passengers booking with MTB Kashmir are fully insured for the initial deposit, and subsequently the balance of monies paid as detailed in your booking confirmation form.

Our Cycling Holiday Gradings

All our cycle tours are graded to help you determine if they are suitable for you however, it is only an estimation as there are many factors which determine a tour difficulty like wind direction, road surface, temperature and of course one’s fitness and preparation for your cycling holiday.

Level 1

Easy biking in the nearly flat landscape, some minor hills maybe on some days, these tours are usually for people with little or no experience. The daily distances will be between 18-30 miles per day.

Level 2

Biking in flat to hilly areas. You will encounter some climbs from time to time sometimes short but steep. The daily distances are between 18-45 miles per day

Level 3

Strenuous biking trips in hilly regions where climbs cannot be avoided. These could belong in places. The daily distances are between 18-60 miles per day

Level 4

Serious and strenuous biking in mountainous regions, climbs are longer and steeper than level 3 tours. Distances between 18-75 miles per day.

Level 4+

Serious tours for serious cyclists often in training or with many years of biking experience. Distances 30 miles per day upwards.

Self Guided or Guided

It is your personal preference to which category you wish to choose. Only you can decide what you are best suited too. If you take a read below, you can find some more information to help you decide.

Self Guided

A self-guided holiday is where you will navigate a route (we provide route instructions and maps) by yourself as opposed to a guided tour where you will be escorted by a tour guide. You have the freedom to decide the time at which you leave each day, where to stop and places to visit along the routes provided. Independent cycling holidays give you maximum flexibility as you can cycle at your own pace and take in your surroundings as you go. Here at MTB Kashmir on Cycling, we give you detailed cycling route notes, as well as maps so you can find your way along all the routes.

Guided

A guided holiday, on the other hand, means you have the security of a local guide who knows the routes and region and will guide you along the route each day. There will be set times to depart, planned itinerary for the day and as your guide will be local will be able to give you local history and show you any hidden beauty spots that only the locals would know about. You will still receive your tour package that includes guide book, route map etc which you can read if you want to (please check what’s included a section as each tour can be different).