The Himalayan Bike Ride

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  • eligibility 12-15 year olds
  • location Uroli Campus, uttarakhand
  • duration 8 days

adventure on wheels

A mountain biking expedition that spans 80kms through the challenging trails of the Kumaon Himalayan range. Set up camp and live at different locations everyday.  Experience multi-terrains as you cycle through the rolling hills—on roads, off-road tracks and dense forest trails. Slush, rocks, mud and dirt.

High difficulty / IAYP Gold
  • cycle journey80 kms
  • set up camppitch your own tents
  • technical skillscycle care & maintainance
  • experience the wildernessbike and hike

real challenge

Learn the technicalities of riding in the wild—how to regulate speed over turns and balance your weight going up and down hills. Get real familiar with your bike…dismantle it, maintain it and even learn how to fix punctures! An intensive session to plan out everything—from menus, ration and utensils to contingency food plans—before we pack and load the jeeps. Learn to share the responsibilities of cooking, cleaning, firewood collection and resource management along the way.

  • 4 [ trips so far ]
  • 74 [ happy inme campers ]

This is the best summer camp that I have ever gone for. It’s so good I’ve been to their camps for 6 straight years and no matter how many times I went, there was always something new to find out, experience and learn. INME has not just given me wild and fun experiences and lessons but also a few best friends who I would have never met if I hadn’t gone to camp. So grateful that I was given the opportunity to go for INME, life wouldn’t be the same without them.

–Nischal Shetty, inme participant

program itinerary

DAY 1 Reach the Uroli campus, settle in and set expectations with a brief orientation

DAY 2 Safety briefing with an introduction to cycles, equipment and safety gear. Plan and pack for the expedition.

Day 3 Bike for 16 kms (mainly off-roads) through pine forests to reach Sirmauli. Set up first campsite.

Day 4 Bike on challenging off-road trails and mountains covering 15 kms to reach Kakri Ghat.

Day 5 Ride 16 kms through the beautiful trails that cut across the Kumaon Himalayas. Conquer challenging uphills. Camp at Banarghat.

Day 6 Reach Devbani after riding 15 kms on off-road forest trails and tarmac roads. Hike for 2 kms to the local temple.

Day 7 Bike 8 kms to Sitlakhet campus. Relax with some games and delicious food in the evening.

Day 8 Travel back to Delhi.

camping on the go

The expedition starts at the Uroli campus and ends at our Sitlakhet campus where accomodation is in fixed tents. During the expedition, campsites are set up at different locations everyday. The group pitches tents provided by us. They’re small tents that comfortably fit three people. A pop-up toilet tent is also taken along.

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program

The Himalayan Bike Ride

Uroli Campus, uttarakhand

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  • instructor to child ratio1:6
  • on each programfemale instructors
  • with the groupemergency vehicle
  • Instructors trained inWilderness Medicine
  • at Uroli and Sitlakhetdoctor on call

care and safety

Being well fed and hydrated is crucial to staying energised for the demanding days. There is wholesome and nutritious food for every meal on campus and in the course of the expedition. Water, soup or juice is provided during hydration breaks through the day. The instructor team comprises of certified outdoor experts including wilderness first aiders, female instructors and a bike technician. A doctor is also present on the Coorg campus to attend to medical needs at any time. SAG (support and gear) vehicle travels with the group throughout the journey and carries all essential supplies, rations and equipment needed for the program.

travel details

Departure: 6:20 am (report by 5:15 am). Arrival: 9:05 pm.

Pick and drop point: Premium car parking, New Delhi Railway Station (Ajmeri Gate side).

The group travels from New Delhi to Kathgodam by AC chair car on Kathgodam Shatabdi. After a lunch break at Kathgodam, we continue on to camp by non-AC buses. On the way back, the group reaches New Delhi Railway Station by 9:05pm.

Outstation participants need to fly into New Delhi a day prior to the departure date. Inme can provide an airport pick-up-and-drop service, meals and overnight accommodation at an added cost.

fitness requirements

This program might be more demanding than the usual physical activities you’re used to. We recommend a little jogging, stretching and exercise a few weeks before the departure to gain the flexibility and agility needed to truly enjoy the experience. Do this wearing the shoes you want to carry for the program—it’ll help break into them.

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