Cycle The Sky Expedition by 1000 Mile Journeys 

Cycle The Sky Expedition is a unique adventure cycle expedition from Shimla to Srinagar in the high Himalayas. A total distance of 1650KM with 29 days in the saddle. This will be one of the most unique cycle expeditions you have ever done. We know an average of 35 miles a day does not sound much but we are at altitude here and the route will provide us with more than a few challenges! The Cycle The Sky expedition travels through the region of Ladakh known as the Desert in the Sky. We lead trekking expeditions to Ladakh each year The expedition is split into two sections.

Shimla-Leh 1189km 21 Days cycling

Leh-Srinagar 461km 8 Days cycling

You can join us for the whole Cycle The Sky Expedition or just stage 1 or stage 2


Cycle The Sky Expedition Outline Itinerary .

Once we know those involved this itinerary can be tweaked to suit the cycling level of the team.

Day 1 Meet Delhi overnight stay

Day 2 Travel overland to Shimla

Day 3 Shimla prep day

Day 4- Day 24 Cycling Distances each day range between 23km and 2 hours in the saddle and 100km and 8 hours in the saddle.

Day 25 Arrive Leh Section 1 complete

Day 26/27 Days off in Leh

Day 28 -Day 36 Leh to Srinagar Cycling distances each day range between 27-100km

Day 27  Cycle The Sky Expedition Complete!  Depart Srinagar for Delhi or stay on for a few days to kick back and take in what you have just achieved!

What is included?

Accommodation in hotel on B&B basis Delhi on arrival

Transport to Shimla and overnight stay on B&B basis

All cycling days are full board and Camping in twin mountain tents

Support vehicle the whole expedition

Kitchen mess tent and all food cooked each day on the road

European cycling guide and local guide

2 nights accommodation in Leh on B&B basis

1 nights accommodation in Srinagar on B&B basis

1 years free membership of Splash Scotland our multi activity adventure operator in Scotland to do as many Splash activities as you want.

What is not included?

International and local flights. You can travel back from Srinagar by flight to Delhi or by overland bus.


Travel Insurance that covers cycling ( compulsory )

Tips for our support crew at the end of the expedition

Spending money for daily cafe stops etc

Personal cycling and mountain camping gear

You bike ( we can arrange for you to hire a bike in India if you do not want to travel with yours)


Start date will be early July 2016 exact date TBC ( for groups of 6 plus we can run tailor made to suit your dates between June and late September each year from 2015 onwards.


Whole Cycle The Sky Expedition £3000

Stage 1 only  £2300 Minimum 6 team members maximum 12

Stage 2 only £1000 Minimum 6 team members maximum 12

If interested get in touch and we can go through details of each day  including the route and elevation gained and lost. Remember if you can dream it you can do it!