Currency - South African Rand (ZAR)
Currency - New Zealand Dollar (NZD)
Currency - Canadian Dollar (CAD)
Currency - Australian Dollar (AUD)
Currency - American Dollar (USD)
Currency - Euro (EUR)
Currency - Great British Pound (GBP)

Alt. Currency: USD

+44 (0) 207 502 7252

India : Spiti - Ladakh
High Himalaya

Tour Overview

redspokes high altitude cycling adventure from Spiti to Ladakh combines ever changing panoramas on rough terrain and challenging weather conditions. Experience awe inspiring mystical overtones in isolated mountain locations. The extremes of the journey intensify the aesthetics of landscape, culture and local communities on your journey from Chandigarh to Leh.

Spiti valley was opened to foreign visitors for the first time in the 1990’s. The redspokes adventure cycling holiday is a thrilling journey of contrasts from beautiful valleys to expansive barren landscapes. The high mountain ranges divert cloud cover from the area, resulting in wide open of arid desert like terrain. Dotted across the region you’ll encounter religious culture: monasteries, prayer flags and sacred symbolism.  

Nestled high in the Himalayas and accessible for only 4 months of the year, Ladakh which means the "land of passes" has been described as ‘Little Tibet’ and the last 'Shangri-La'. The region is situated on the banks of the Indus between the World's two highest mountain ranges, the Karakoram to the north and mighty Himalayas to the south. It is the highest, most remote and least populated region in India. From the verdant Kullu valley we traverse a striking barren landscape through Ladakh, so high and stark it is barely populated. The Spiti to Leh cycling tour follows lonely roads dotted with nomad camps where Tibetan refugees tend to their yaks and craft cheese in the traditional way.

We cycle over major passes, two of which are over 5000m (16,400ft). An old trading route and described as a 'highway', the Spiti to Leh road is in fact narrow in places and for much of the year exposed to extreme weather conditions and blocked by snow, although we will avoid this on our trip.

22 days from
View Dates & Prices

Tour Itinerary
Day to Day Details
View Itinerary

Average Temperature and Average Rain Chart for our Spiti and Ladakh in India cycling holiday

Start Your Nepal Cycling Adventure Here

Key details of our Cycling holiday in Nepal:

Tour Features

  • Chandigarh: India’s best planned metropolis.
  • Shimla: summer capital of India.
  • Ki Monastery: the largest gompa in Spiti Valley.
  • Gata Loops: twenty-one zig-zagging hairpin bends.
  • Leh: 'little Tibet' Buddhist Stupas, bustling bazaar.
  • Kardung La: one of the highest motorable roads.
Cycle Holiday Tour Difficulty: 9/10 - Extreme

Ride Difficulty
9/10 - Extreme

Average Daily Distance: 70km / 45 miles

Avg. Daily Distance
70km / 45 miles

Number of Cycle Days: 16

Number of Cycle Days
16 days

Maximum Altitude: 5,600 / 18,200

Max Altitude
5,600 / 18,200

Example route for this Nepal cycling holiday

This map is for illustration purposes only and may not show the exact route taken on this Nepal tour.