An early breakfast and start today to avoid (as much as is possible!) the high winds in the valley that start to pick up around 11.00am. They can make the ride very tough! The day starts with a slow ascent up to Lupra Pass, where you will get to see the breathtaking views of Dhaulagiri and the Annapurna ranges.
After the pass, you will ride a fast stretch of downhill until you reach the river valley, from where there is a 6km flat section leading to Jomsom and lunch. After lunch the trail undulates along the river until you reach Marpha but for the more experienced and technical riders there are some alternate beautiful single-track options to take.
Marpha is famous for growing apples and making apple brandy and cider, so be sure to sample some local produce in the evening.
Biking distance: 26km