Murree is one of the most beautiful hillstations near Islamabad. It is termed as the foothills of the great Himalayas as its the gateway to the high mountain ranges of the Himalayas. It is easily accessible by the public hence it is always attracted by a huge tourist base.
There are numerous roads that connect Islamabad to Murree. Each of these roads are full of scenic views. One of those roads is the Bunn Karore Road. It connects Nilore in Islamabad to Patriata, New Murree via a scenic road on the ridge besides the beautiful Simli dam and river Soan. The trip was arranged by the MTB Islamabad, doing a downhill cycling on this beautiful road. The transport was arranged to take the riders and bikes to Patriata from where they rode all the way down to Nilore. Enjoy the Video below.
Guidelines for Tour:
If you are planning to do this yourself, there are a couple of options for you.
- You ride all the way to Patriata via Murree Expressway, and do the Descent on Bunn Karore Road. This is a difficult option as the Expressway is a long climb. The best way you can do this is by staying overnight at Murree or Patriata.
- You will need to transport your bikes to Patriata via some truck or even car. Then you will just enjoy the downhill via the Bunn Karore road. The downloadable map is also given below if you need further information.
Max elevation: 1900 m
Min elevation: 540 m
Total climbing: 1295 m