Here is the long awaited video of our AU unicycle tour of West Bengal, in Northern India. We ride through some amazing scenery, from low-lying tea plantations up into the Himalayas.
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The tour is well and truly in the Himalayas, with big mountains, long descents, and kids chasing and waving to us wherever we go. We’ve gone from the steamy lowlands to the tea plantations and leg numbing climbs as we ascended to over 2000m elevation. Today is a rest day in Kalimpong before heading into Sikkim state tomorrow.
Here a a few photos from the trip so far:
As many of you know, the next Adventure Unicyclist tour is in North Eastern India next year. We are still taking registrations for Induni, but it closes on 1 Jan 2009, and we have a maximum limit of 24 riders.
If you are interested in coming, please get in touch with us now and I’ll give you more information about the tour. More information and also rider profiles and unicycles are up on: www.induni.adventureunicyclist.com
Here is what Grasshopper Master, our tour leader has to say about Induni:
“Our tour takes us to the north east of India to a fantastically diverse region that
borders Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal and China, each of them never more than 100
miles away. This diversity is reflected in both the landscape, which ranges from the
steaming plains near Bangladesh, to the world’s 3rd highest mountain,
Kanchenjunga, but it is also evident in the people and religions we’ll see. Bengali tea
pickers, Bhutanese religious sculptors, Nepali corn vendors and Tibetan prayer flags
are all to be found at this confluence of cultures.
All this contrast makes for plenty of legwork, and starting in the plains, we’ll work our
way up through to the foothills until we’re close enough to the snow-capped peaks of
Sikkim that it’ll feel like we can just reach out and touch them. ”
Hope to see you in India next year!