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Meghalaya: The Abode of clouds | CYCLE TOUR

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The Khasi and Jaintia hills explored on bicycles.

This cycle tour takes you to picteresque Meghalaya. Meghalaya meaning the ‘Abode of clouds’ is a green hilly state perched between the great plains of Bangladesh and that of Assam. Other than being the home of some of the only matrilineal societies of the subcontinent, Meghalaya also has some of the heaviest rainfall on earth. Cherrapunji and Mawsynram both in Meghalaya have taken their turns recording some of the heaviest rainfall ever to be recorded. This is a land well endowed in natural beauty, home to some of the highest waterfalls and deepest caves of Asia.

On this bicycle tour of Meghalaya we will be riding through the west Khasi and neighbouring Jaintia hills overlooking the plains of Bangladesh. All the while riding across deep forested valleys, gushing rivers, innumerable waterfalls, observing archery competitions, village markets and visiting quaint villages. We also include a day hike so as not to miss out the wonders that are the living root bridges.

ROUTE TOPOLOGY

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AT A GLANCE
> Level: Moderate
> Duration: 6 to 12
> Max. Cycling distance: Upto 500 Km
> Avg. Cycling Distance: 60 Km
> Terrain: 100% Hilly / Mountanious
> Altitude variation: 50 to 1900 mts

> Best Time: October to March
> Airport in: Guwahati
> Airport out: Guwahati
HIGHLIGHTS
> The wettest place on Earth (during the monsoons)
> The only matrilineal society in the region
> The Living root bridges, private natural pools, riverside picnic’s
> Views, views and more views
> Villages, Markets, Caves, waterfall and much more
INCLUSIONS
> All accommodation
> All Meals
> Refreshment and water throughout
> SUV backup throughout
> Guide on cycle
> Multi- geared cycles (Scott Aspect 660 / Trek 3700D) with helmets
> FA Kit
> Tools and spares
> Activities as mentioned in the itinerary
> All permits
ACCOMMODATION AND MEALS ON THIS TOUR
 > Accommodation: Hotels, Farmsteads, Eco cottages & Camping
 > Meals: As much as possibly we try cover all the local cuisines
 > Refreshments & Water: High energy snacks and Water during activities  

* Our Itineraries are quite unique hence we prefer not to put it up on the site. Please write in to us for the detailed itinerary and cost.

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Bikes

Scott 660 Aspect MTB / Trek 3700 - Fork 80mm travel, Front Derailleur Shimano FD-TX50 / 34.9mm, Rear Derailleur Shimano Tourney RD-TX35 21 Speed (Upgraded), Shifters Shimano ST-EF 41 L / 7R EZ-ire plus (Upgraded), Brakeset Tektro SCM-02 mech. Disc 160F/160Rmm Rotor, Front Tyre 6 26×2.1 / 30TPI, Rear Tyre 6 26×2.1 / 30TPI, Weight 13.6 kg / 29.98 lbs

Terrain & Road Conditions

The terrain on this tour is totally hilly. Except for a few odd stretches the roads are generally excellent.

Backup

Sturdy SUV’s or Mini-coaches and sturdier drivers will accompany you on every trip. These vehicles are along right from your airport pick up to your drop back to the airport.

Permits

No special permits required

Weather Pattern

Post monsoon months of September- October and pre monsoon months of March-April are very pleasant with blue skies and a fair days. Peak winters are from November to February with the mercury coming down below 10 C, in the evenings, however the days are still favourable for cycling.

Safety

We have a very experienced team which is also local. This reflects in the overall safety of our tours. Rest assured your guides know where extra attention is required and when. All our routes are well known to us, we know where the nearest medical facilities are, we know whom to contact if in case of an emergency, we know all the alternate routes in case of road blockages. We have CASEVAC protocols in place to streamline the process in case of emergencies. You can rest easy knowing that in the outdoors in general and this region in particular you are in safe hands with us.

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