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!