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cyclingMountain trail biking started in Munsiyari (27th November, 2016): Uttarakhand is blessed with many beautiful unexplored places. There are many adventure activities carried out by tour operators and the Government of Uttarakhand. The most popular tourism activities are trekking, rafting, bungee jumping, biking, skiing etc. From time to time, special tourism related events are organized by both private and government organizations.  On Thursday (24 November, 2016), Chief Minister of Uttrakhand, Mr. Harish Rawat inaugurated the down hill mountain trail biking competition in Munsiyari. He believes that there is vast scope of hill biking in Munsiyari and told that the govt. will always try to encourage it.

Munsiyari is located in the Pithoragarh District of Uttarakhand. This place is a small hill town with great picturesque landscapes. Thousands of tourists visit this town every year to enjoy its serenity and wilderness. One can see chain of Himalayan Mountains from the balcony of a hotel, which soothes the eyes of beholder. The birds chirping near, sitting on the branch of a tree will give you a unique experience being close to wild bird species. 

In this competition participants from 10 states, army and personnel of SSB are participating. Mr. Rawat said that the state govt. has always taken commendable steps for encouraging adventurous sports in the state and this competition is also a part of it. He congratulated the forest development corporation for organizing such a huge event. An official of All India Cycle Federation said that Munsiyari is a very suitable place for organizing international level of cycling competition. On the first day of two day event inter-state competition was held.

There are several other biking trails as shown below:

1)Rajaji National Park to Corbett National Park

Route:- Rishikesk(Rajaji National Park)-Laldhang-Kotdwar-Ramnagar-Dhikala(Corbett National Park)

 2)Rishikesk to nainital:-

Route:- Rishikesh-Srinagar-Karnaprayag-Gwaldam-Bageshwar-Ranikhet-Nainital

The tourists shall be brought back to Rishikesh from the last destination by vehicle.

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