Mountain biking (MTB) is a form of cycling that encompasses recreational and endurance aspects of the sport. It is a diverse sport that allows varying degrees of experience to almost everyone who attempts it. Amongst the array of hobby lists, mountain biking is slowly topping the chart among the youth population.
The most alluring facet of this hobby is that, unlike other hobbies that require professional hand-holding or spending hours learning the ropes, anyone who can cycle without training wheels can perform this task. The next advantage is a modest beginning by riding on a vanilla trail. It is only about understanding the terrain and learning reflexes that increase every time you cycle through the paths. Another exciting add-on is that you can enter the trails for free or for a nominal fee.
A Complete Hobby
Mountain biking could be a better alternative if you seek a wholesome blend of exercise, nature, and adrenaline. If not all, mountain biking ticks most of the checkboxes for a complete workout for a body, mind, and soul. It is an excellent way for an adrenaline rush, boosts lung capacity, and engages most of the muscles in your hands, shoulders, arms, core, and back. And to top it all, the activity itself is so fulfilling that you do not even feel that you are exercising while burning your calories. Moreover, twists and turns throughout rough and slippery pathways will give you exhilarating experiences.
Famous trails in Nepal
Nepal is referred to as a mecca for trekking with the presence of eight of the world’s highest mountains. Nepal offers an appetite for the different classes of bike riders along with its unique geological apparatus. Nepal offers a variety of options for cross-country trails with its winding forest paths, narrow single tracks, or valley-to-valley rambles that will set any rider’s endurance to the test.
Some of the famous trails in Nepal are as follows:
Nagarkot to Kathmandu via Bhaktapur - 33.4 km ( 440m up & 937m down)
Kakani to Kapan via Shivapuri National park - 26.8km. (946m up & 1,604m down)
Nagarkot to Bhaktapur - 19.4 km. (286m up, & 811m down)
Bhaktapur to Kathmandu - 10.8km. (97m up & 152 m down)
Pokhara Downhill - (4.0km. 36 m up & 352m down)
Annapurna Circuit - Besisahar to Mustang
Upper Mustang - Jomsom- Kagbeni- Lo-Manthang- Marpha-Tatopani-Beni.
The most desirable season to go biking would be the days when it is not as hot as the devil’s sack. Therefore, the best bet would be to go during the autumn (September to November), when the temperature is moderate with pristine visibility. The next best alternative would be a spring season (March to May) when the climate is pleasant and warmer.
Mountain biking could be a ‘well-balanced’ hobby for those who enjoy nature, thrill, and fitness. It is heartwarming to see mountain biking growing as a medium to boost internal tourism amongst the youths in Nepal. Further, the government of Nepal could also evaluate the probability of promoting it to an international platform. Nepal, along with its diverse topology, could be known as one of the best destinations for mountain biking. Nepal could be known as a paradise for mountain biking next to trekking in the international community.
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