With the world well and truly opening up after the Covid-19 pandemic, you’re probably planning your next overseas getaway with all the gusto of someone who has been confined to their home for the better part of the last 2 years. This is why there is nothing better than hitting the open road – and
what holiday is better than Bhutan motorcycle tours? Below, we have outlined just some of the reasons that this destination is out of this world:
Buddhism is not just a religion here – it’s a way of life! Bhutan motorcycle tours will take you along winding roads into the mountains where you can visit various Buddhist monasteries. We highly recommend Tiger’s Nest Monastery, which is perched high on a clifftop in the Paro Valley and is known as the most significant temple in the country.
According to Bhutanese law, at least 60% of the land should be under forest cover at any given time. During your travels, you’ll be able to take in spectacular hilly landscapes, a variety of flora and fauna, lush green valleys, sparkling water ways and rugged mountain ranges – all completely unspoiled by humans.
Time your Bhutan bike ride so that you can take part in one of the many festivals (or Tshechu) that are held throughout the year. One of the most popular is Punakha Tshechu, which involves the unfurling of the Thongdrol (a large tapestry). Other popular features include re-enactments of local legends, masquerade style dance, and local delicacies.
A country where ancient culture continues to thrive, we highly recommend immersing yourself in Bhutan’s culture and heritage during your travels. To begin with, these people are experts in various arts and crafts (including textiles, painting, sculpting, paper making, wood carving, sword making, jewellery making and various sports, like archery).
No Bhutan motorcycle tour would be complete without sampling same of the local delicacies, such as ema datshi (the national dish, which is made with cheese and chillies – and is very spicy). Other popular foods include red rice, momos (dumplings), jashamaroo (spicy chicken), and locally brewed ara (a fermented drink made from rice).
Amazingly, this is one of the least polluted countries in the world. On your Bhutan bike ride, you won’t hear honking horns and you’ll find that everyone happily follows the traffic rules – in fact, as the road discipline is so religiously observed here, there’s no need for traffic lights!
This will make for quite the enjoyable ride indeed.
Who doesn’t want to visit one of the happiest countries in the world? Bhutan was actually one of the first countries in the world to embrace the philosophy of ‘Gross National Happiness’. This means that they place more emphasis on the prosperity and happiness of their people than they do on their wealth.
There are 5 prominent seasons in Bhutan – summer, monsoon, autumn, winter and spring. The western part of the country experiences heavier monsoon rains, the southern part hot humid summers and cool winters, and the central and eastern part remain more temperate with warm summers and cool winters.
We could go on and on about why a Bhutan bike ride is the perfect holiday after being stuck in lockdown – the above list only scrapes the surface of what this amazing country has to offer. Whether you’re a beginner or an experience rider, there is a tour to suit your skill level – plus allow you to
experience everything that this country has to offer. Contact the team at Viktorianiz for more information or to get the ball rolling on your trip.