Shimla by cycle
For beautiful landscapes and heritage walks Shimla needs no introduction. But exploring the city and its surrounding will invoke a cautios “hmm”. To be honest if you been to Shimla and seen the way roads takes its twist and turns you might a response on a node higher than.But truth be told experiencing Shimla on two wheels is an experience of a lifetime.
Shimla and its surrounding offers one of the most amazing cycling experiences in the world. It has everything for everyone. Both for casual rider and adrenalin addicts and all those who fall between the two.
You can either rent a bike or borrow a friends and go out and explore Shimla’s roads like Rashmi did. Or if you are serious rider you can venture out a few kms and you Shimla’s many roads and off roads will be there to treat you. Taking a day off to climb Hatu peak may not be a bad idea as Ashish and Devender explain in their blog here . Another way could be to join HASTPA for any of the weekend rides that keep on happening every month. This could be a perfect introduction to cycling in the hills. HASTPA organises many such events including the famous Hero MTB Himalaya and UTB MTB Shimla. Cyclists from all over the world join and compete in these races.
Cycling in the hills in the natural surroundings is an amazing experience. Less vehicular traffic, clean air and a view to remember comes naturally no matter what kind of road or route you pick. And good bikes make the ride more enjoyable.Today one can get bikes which can take anything that roads in the hills be it on tar or off road can throw. Get a good cycle and a good helmet and get ready to explore Shimla. Get ready to be wowed.