Biking in Sikkim is a perfect dose of adventure and thrill.
Besides biking through the enchanting slopes and winding green roads, the
biking trip makes sure you are the master of your journey: making a pit stop
wherever you find an attractive spot (there are plenty) and covering the route
at your desired speed and time. Bike rental in Sikkim
gives you the independence of exploring the beauty of Sikkim on your own terms.
For a true adventure fan, nothing can beat the fun and excitement of biking in
Out of all the biking routes in Sikkim, the South Sikkim
biking route offers you the experience of riding on the spotless roads of Temi.
This stretch is whimsical with bright green covers of tea gardens and cherry
trees on either side of the road. The route also takes you through other major
tourist attractions of Sikkim such as Char Dham, Buddha Park, and many more. So
put on your helmet and let’s discover South Sikkim on a bike!
South Sikkim Route: Gangtok – Temi – Ravangla – Namchi
Here’s a day-wise breakup of the bike route, which starts and ends
Day 1: Ride through the green covers of Temi
Start your journey from the capital city Gangtok, from where you
will ride towards your first location Temi. The road to Temi is quite pleasant
where you first descend to Singtam and then ride uphill to Temi. We cannot stress enough how awesome it is to ride
through Temi tea gardens. The deep purple roads look like a MotoGP track, a
track with tea gardens and cherry trees. Riding through the green covers, you
reach Ravangla. Situated on an elevation amidst Maenam and Tedong Hills, Ravangla
is a perfect place to experience serenity and fabulous scenery. There is a 130-foot
high statue of Buddha,
situated inside Buddha Park that can be seen from miles away. Buddha Park also
houses a museum and a meditation center.
Temi Tea Garden, South Sikkim
Retire for the day in one of the homestays in
Ravangla and get some rest. End your day with a hearty local dinner.
Day 2: Explore Namchi
Start riding towards Namchi, the roads to which
are dotted with pine trees. Visibility can be a challenge as the roads are
often covered with mist. The winding roads carved into the hills can be tricky,
so make sure you take your time and not overspeed. After 40 minutes of
descending from Ravangla, you enter Namchi, the second largest town of Sikkim.
The place is best associated with Buddhist monasteries and scenic locations. Religious
places like Samdruptse, Siddeshwar Dham, and Char Dham are top attractions of
Namchi. Explore Namchi to its core before riding back to Gangtok.