A bike trip to places like Himachal and Uttarakhand, without any doubt, is an experience of a lifetime. But to make the most of your journey you need to have the knowledge and be prepared for the trip.
Along with beautiful vistas and amazing culture you can also face some challenges like a flat tire, rough terrain, or very little to no petrol pumps. So, here are some essential tips to consider while going for a bike trip in Himachal & Uttarakhand.
Know the route and the weather
Proper planning is an essential part of a bike trip. Do not just decide everything on the way. You should be aware of the route, condition of the roads, petrol pumps and where you will stay at night.
Also, you should know about the best time to visit a place so that you don’t get stuck there due to rain or landslides. Always check how the weather is trending before you plan for the trip.
Wear protective gear
Safety should always be your priority. Wear your helmet, gloves, knee pads, and a bright riding jacket to increase your visibility at night. Also knowing that you are riding safer will give you confidence and will make your trip more enjoyable.
Follow all the rules
Rules are not meant to be broken especially when you are going on a bike trip to the mountains. Follow all the safety rules and stay in your lane. Never try to overtake in a hurry and don’t overtake on the curve. Ride patiently and always keep your focus on the road while riding.
Travelling carelessly is not something you can afford to do in the hills.
While riding you will come through various sites that will catch your attention, stop there and enjoy the views. A bike ride is supposed to be fun and not hectic. Riding for long hours continuously can make you stressed out. So, take enough breaks and energize yourself.
The beauty of bike trips is once you start enjoying your ride, there’s no stopping. So, stay motivated and excited. Avoid excessive speeding especially on unfamiliar roads and don’t get scared or panic.
A bike trip is a perfect way to take a break from your regular routine as it sets you free and also offers an adventurous and thrilling experience. Make sure to consider the following tips to make your trip smoother and more enjoyable.