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Cycle Tour of Meghalaya: The Trans-Meghalaya Explorer

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Cycle Tour of Meghalaya: Cycling the Garo, Khasi and Jaintia hills

The Trans Meghalaya cycling tour takes you across the three hill ranges of the state. Starting from the west in the Garo Hills, we ride eastewards across the Khasi and Jaintia hills, in essence taking in the best that the state has to offer. The state of Meghalaya is the first line of hills that the Monsoon clouds touch upon crossing peninsular India, hence it receives some of the highest rainfall anywhere on earth. The state has three distinct major tribes after whom the hills are known for.

Over the duration of this tour you will be cycling across the best that Meghalaya has to offer, coverning some of the deepest caves and highest waterfalls of Asia, meeting distinct cultures and sampling their cuisine. Visiting pristine wildlife sanctuaries, the living root bridges and most of all be mesmirized by wonderful panoramas that this state is so famous for.

ROUTE TOPOLOGY

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OVERVIEW
> Level: Moderate to Strenuous
> Total Days: 10 to 15 
> Cycling distance: Upto 700 Km
> Avg. Cycling Distance: 60 Km
> Terrain: 100% Hilly / Mountanious
> Altitude variation: 150 to 1950 mts

> Best Time: October to March
> Airport in: Guwahati 
> Airport out: Guwahati 
HIGHLIGHTS
> Ride across the three hill ranges of Meghalaya
> Discover the three distinct tribes, their culture and cuisine
> Caves, waterfalls, wildlife sanctuaries, sacred forests and river valley
> Visit the Root bridges, the marvels of natural bio engineering
> Unmatched panoramas
> Culture and Cuisine
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, Cottages, farmsteads & 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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