South Sikkim

Elevate your vacation: Hop on a rental bike and ride the South Sikkim route

Author: TourGenie
Date: 2021-06-22

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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 Sikkim.

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 at Gangtok.

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

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.