Bicycling is fun and there is no doubt it, especially in a place like Ladakh. True that it will take a lot of practice but if you are able to manage a bike ride, the experience will add even further charm to your Ladakh trip. During a couple of my trips, we rented a bike from Leh City and cycled our way to the top of Khardung La. It took us a few hours to complete the 35 kilometers distance and reach the top but it was fun nonetheless. If you too were thinking of visiting Ladakh in near future and had an intention of renting a bicycle there; then mentioned below is some information on how to rent a bike in Ladakh; and how much it will cost you.
Please note that in this post, I am specifically talking about renting a bicycle. If you were looking for information on how to rent a motorcycle, please read How to Rent a Bike in Leh and Ladakh Motorcycle Rental Rates. In both these posts, I have explained in detail on how you can rent a motorcycle for sightseeing in Ladakh. But if you wanted to rent a bicycle, continue reading the post below.
Rent a Bike in Ladakh
At an average, renting a bicycle in Ladakh will cost you about Rs. 1000 per day per bike. The price may differ on which brand of the bike you were renting but just by a couple hundred bucks. Accessories too will be provided with the bike. Mentioned below are some of the brands that are available on rent with their respective rents.
Bicycles on Rent in Ladakh
Below are a few of the most common bikes available on rent.
• Trek: Rs. 800 per day
• Giant: Rs. 800 per day
• Merida: Rs. 800 per day
• Lapierre: Rs. 1000 per day
• Ghost: Rs. 1000 per day
There are a few other models available as well in 20,24 or 27 Speed, but the above mentioned are the popular ones.
The mentioned daily rental also includes accessories like Helmet, gloves, knee guard, elbow guard, water bottle holder luggage carrier etc.
In order to rent a bike in Ladakh, you will have to produce your Identity and address proof. The owner will ask for a photocopy of it. Along with the documents, you will also be submitting a total of Rs. 5000 as security amount upfront.
You can rent bikes from ‘Summer Holidays’ in Leh City. Contact person is Tenzin and his number is 9906985822.
I hope the information above on how to rent a bike in Ladakh was of help. If you have any questions; or need any further details; please feel free to ask in the comments section below; or at our Community Forum; and I will be glad to answer.