Cycling Through Mashobra and Rafting in Chabba


Shimla with its network of natural trails is a cyclist’s delight. Cycling through forests and small villages and quaint hamlets; make cycling in Shimla an unforgettable experience.

Dhananjay Ahluwalia
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DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Shimla
DURATION 1 Day
DEPARTURE TIME 8:00 AM
Capacity 1 Person per Booking
INCLUDED
Mountain Bike Food Transport & Support Vehicle
Helmet Snacks Cycle Mechanic
Professional Expert
NOT INCLUDED
Personal Expense

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About the Experience

Shimla with its network of natural trails is a cyclist’s delight. Cycling through forests and small villages and quaint hamlets; make cycling in Shimla an unforgettable experience. Our one day adventure here is our testimony to this sweet route comprising the best of activities in Shimla.

Includes – The services of a qualified expert well versed with the heritage and flora and fauna of Shimla, mineral water, chocolates, fresh fruit and Juice, Picnic hamper of Sandwich/Burger, Transport in Innova/Scorpio, Support vehicle, Rafting as mentioned, Mountain Bikes with helmet, evening snacks at HPTDC café.

The adventure further continues after cycling when we go Rafting on the Sutlej, the fastest flowing river in India. Our expert meets you at your hotel in the morning at 8:00AM and we drive to Mashobra.

MASHOBRA to CHABBA (32kms)

The route holds thick woods where practically every tree of the region grows – Himalayan Cedar (the almost legendary ‘Deodar’), Spruce, Oak, Rhododendron, Horse-Chestnut, Birch and Pine. Depending on the time of year, a variety of wildflowers grace the hillsides – the rhododendrons flower a dark red in spring, summer has banks of roses, daises and buttercups, the monsoons speckle the luxuriant grass with lilies-of-the-valley and peonies. Through the year, flitting butterflies stab quick flashes of color. The trail crosses picture-perfect hamlets where the word ‘time’ seems to mean only the seasons and the passing years – and where life has followed a steady pace for centuries. Trace fast flowing streams, cross a ‘sacred grove’ whose majestic trees have stood undisturbed for centuries, watch village craftsmen at work, listen to legends that seem as old as the hills – and in a single day, take a lifetime’s memory of some of the marvels that the lower Himalayas hold. We cycle past Mashobra and descend 16 kms to Thaila and a further 6km to Gumma, a thrilling 22kms downhill ride, thereafrer the road flattens out till basantpur 7kms and we descend again to Chabba. We finish the ride here.

RAFTING SHORT STRETCH LOTI to CHABBA (Ideal for first timers, families. 7kms-45 minutes)

After the ride finishes at Chabba we are transported to Loti on the Sutlej to indulge in Rafting. This is the small stretch ideal for beginners and families, of around 45mins. We finish the rafting and drive back to the hotel.

RAFTING LONG STRETCH MALGI to CHABBA (Ideal for enthusiasts, 25kms-2.5 hrs)

After the ride finishes at Chabba we are transported to Malgi on the Sutlej to indulge in Rafting. This is the long stretch ideal enthusiasts, of around 2.5hrs. We finish the rafting and drive back to the hotel and reach by early evening.

Distance Cycling 32kms, Vehicle 140kms

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Dhananjay Ahluwalia

I started with a dream, a dream of wild abandon. What I started as an escape from our 9 to 5 routine turned into a long journey. In the mountains the trails turned inwards, the rivers overflowed with joy, and there we were, waving at children, rediscovering our own innocence, awakening the child within.

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