Mountain Biking - JKL Travels

The topography of Jammu and Kashmir is perfectly suited for mountain biking. Pedaling your way through the mountains of Kashmir Valley dotted with rich pine and deodar trees, is absolutely exhilarating and delivers the ultimate thrill. What also makes mountain biking in Jammu and Kashmir so exciting is the gorgeous landscape of this region, as it is dotted with water streams, paddy fields, meadows, village markets and woods.

The best mountain biking hotspots & routes are

  • Gulmarg to Pahalgam
  • Pahalgam to Srinagar
  • Sonmarg to Wular/Manasbal Lake
  • Srinagar to Sonmarg

If you are proficient in mountain biking, you can also try the route from Srinagar to Pahalgam. 

Equipment Needed for Mountain Biking

Before going mountain biking adventure, it is essential to equip yourself with the right kind of equipment that lets you enjoy this extremely adventurous activity in a safe and secure way. Here is the list of equipment that you need to carry before enjoying mountain biking:

  • Mountain cycle
  • Biking shoes
  • Insulated gloves/waterproof gloves
  • Helmet
  • Cycling bags
  • Washable and insulated bottles
  • Beverages
  • Collapsible water bags
  • Insect repellants
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Repair kit 
  • Aero spray
  • Bike pump
  • Spare tyres
  • Speedometer
  • Batteries
  • Maps
  • Flashlights