Mountains, Camping, and A Whole Lot of Cyclists: Part 2

“If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine: it is lethal.”


When we woke up to an overcast sky on our sixth day of cycling we were relieved for a reprieve from the ever-present high altitude sun we have been constantly cycling under. Of course the clouds did turn into a rain storm, but surprisingly enough it still turned out to be our best day yet.

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Mountains, Camping, and A Whole Lot of Cyclists: Part 1

“Somewhere between the bottom of the climb and the summit is the answer to the mystery why we climb.”


The famous Leh to Manali highway was a wonderful 500km ride which combined tough high altitude cycling with beautiful Himalayan camping. This ten day adventure took us over five very high passes (including the second highest pass in the world) and led us out of the arid Himalayas and into the green foothills below. Best of all, since this route is so popular amongst world touring cyclists, we met nearly a dozen tourers just like us.

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