Coupled with dizzyingly varied natural landscape and a network of scenic treks through hilly green tea estates, Srimangal makes for an altogether adventurous and satisfying cycling tour.
Chhutiwala Eco Tours & Travels is one of the first organisations in Bangladesh to promote Cycling Tours in Srimangal for cycle lovers to come and explore the most unique part of the country. This tour can be done by any tourist of any ages. Our specialized team has designed this cycling route very carefully to give the best flavor of daily village life, natural sites and also explore different cultures.
Throughout the whole tour an expert local guide will escort you from the beginning of your trip to the end.
You will enjoy your bicycle trip through small hills and forests. visiting tribal villages, temples, breathtaking views, and wetlands, and appreciating also local cuisine. Don’t forget your camera to immortalize these few hours, a total change of scenery.
Client’s Hotel/Suitable location at Dhaka
Visit key tourist attractions of New and Old Parts of Dhaka
Explore backstreets of old Dhaka for an authentic experience
Enjoy a Rickshaw ride on the streets of old Dhaka
Boating in the river Buriganga
Taste authentic local food on famous local restaurant
Day 1 Lake Geneva and Château de Chillon
08.00 – 08.00 AM: A guide and driver of us will meet you at your hotel/residence to pick you up, and start driving toward Old Dhaka immediately.
08.30 – 08.50 AM: Visit outside of National Assembly Building (Parliament Building) on the way, which is one of the largest legislative buildings in the world, designed by world famous US architect Louis Kahn.
09.20 – 09.40 AM: Visit Dhakeswari Temple – a state owned Hindu temple which is the religious center of the Hindu community in Dhaka. This is also the national Hindu temple in Bangladesh.
09.50 – 10.05 AM: Continue driving and visit Khan Mohammed Mridha Mosque – a beautiful mosque from the Mughal period built on a raised platform.
10.15 – 11.00 AM: Visit Lalbagh Fort – a beautiful fort from the Mughal period, a key tourist attraction in Dhaka city.
11.05 – 11.45 AM: Take a rickshaw ride and visit Star Mosque – a beautiful mosque fully decorated with star motifs.
11.45 – 12.20 PM: Walk for 10 mins and visit Armenian Church – an orthodox church built by Armenians in Dhaka.
12.20 – 01.20 PM: Walk for 15 mins to the boat station and enjoy boat ride on a row boat at Dhaka’s busy Buriganga river. This river is a live and vibrant place full of activities. You’ll see hundreds of row boats crossing people in two sides of the river, small vendors selling goods on their boats, passenger and cargo ferries passing by.
01.20 – 01.40 PM: Walk through the main street enjoying and photographing the roadside activities or take a short rickshaw ride through the alleys to the restaurant.
01.40 – 02.20 PM: Late lunch on a local restaurant with authentic local food.
Per Person (USD)
The bicycles on board are mostly unisex touring or trekking bikes with light-weight frames and normal mount (ladies model), with 5 gears, hand brake & hub brake and pannier bag. Prices of other bikes (e.g. E-Bikes, children’s bikes, “slip streamers”, tandems, parent-and-child tandems etc.) and child’s saddles (front or rear) are on request. Guests are also allowed to bring their own bicycles (at no extra cost). However, the crew or tour operator is in no way responsible for any damage, loss or theft of such bicycles. In Bangladesh, bikers are not obligated by law to wear a bike helmet but it is suggested . Bike helmets are not available on board.
This ride is for those who have some biking experience and a reasonable level of fitness. The first two days are relatively easy, but there will be hills, and there are some long distances to cover. Never underestimate the heat and humidity of Thailand, as it will likely ensure things feel hot.
The road surfaces are good-quality asphalt roads. There is nothing technical involved on this tour, but there are lots of gradual climbs. Fitness will be an asset on this tour, and we suggest some training before joining. A support truck is always available to help.