Why do we require an application?

Our application process is in response to two of the most common questions our Riders have prior to booking a trip with us:

1) Am I skilled/fit enough to participate in this Ride?
2) Will the other people on my Ride be skilled/fit enough?

Ensuring that you - and the other Riders on your Ride - are a good fit for the Ride selected is of paramount importance to us. We want to help you pick the Ride that's perfect for you, and ensure that everyone booked on a Ride is on the right Ride for them. That's why we want to know a bit more about you - your mountain biking history, where you ride, how often, etc... - before we take your money.

We review every application and if, based on your responses, we think you're a good fit, we'll approve your application and you'll receive a link to place a deposit. If we think you might not be a good fit (either too skilled or not skilled enough for the Ride you chose), then we'll give you a call to discuss your preferences in greater detail.

Please note: our application process isn't about excluding anyone, or making anyone feel like they're not 'good enough' to participate in one of our Rides. It's about ensuring that you end up on the right Ride for you, with people of similar skill, fitness and riding preferences. In the end this ends up being a much better experience for everyone.

Draped along the greatest heights of the Himalaya, Nepal is where the cold of the mountains meets the steamy heat of the Indian plains.

It's is a thoroughly colourful slice of Asia - a land of yaks and yetis, stupas and Sherpas and some of the best mountain biking on earth. Soaring snow-topped mountains shimmer with rainbows of prayer flags, while the intense streets of Kathmandu become a ceaseless frenzy of chattering vendors and garish signs. Nepal’s craggy chunk of the Himalayas offers world-class terrain - peppered with rustic mountain villages, and hundreds of undulating trails that have been trodden upon for centuries. 

This Ride is a tale of two valleys. The first half is spent riding on the breathtaking singletrack of the lush hills surrounding the Kathmandu Valley. At the center of this valley lies Kathmandu City - a UNESCO world heritage site that is almost entirely an open-air museum, with hundreds of medieval temples, palaces, shrines and statues dotted around the narrow streets. On the second half, we travel to the contrasting arid Kali Gandaki valley in the remote Lower Mustang region. Following an ancient trade route between Nepal and Tibet, we will ride through the world’s deepest valley on the foothills of some of the tallest mountains on Earth.

Check out a past Rider's writeup of this trip on Pinkbike.

IS THIS RIDE FOR YOU?

You are an experienced, skilled mountain biker with at least 4 years of mountain bike experience and solid mountain bike handling skills. You have a strong fitness level and can handle challenging climbs (there is one monster of 3,000 vertical feet on this trip). You have advanced technical skills and have no problems descending a set of stairs. You don't have a fear of flying (there are some very adventurous flights in small planes on this trip). You live for adventure, and the bigger the better!

  • MTB SKILL RATING

    8/9

    Level 8/Expert

    • You are fully confident riding all types of terrain and distances.
    • You ride as often as possible and can handle technical terrain and medium-level stunts, such as large log rollovers (over 1 ft high) and small bridges.
    • You can descend steeps and climb technical singletrack with little to no problem.
    • You rarely - if ever - get off your bike to walk sections except on extremely technical terrain.

    click here for more information on skill and fitness ratings

    Level 8/Expert

    • You are fully confident riding all types of terrain and distances.
    • You ride as often as possible and can handle technical terrain and medium-level stunts, such as large log rollovers (over 1 ft high) and small bridges.
    • You can descend steeps and climb technical singletrack with little to no problem.
    • You rarely - if ever - get off your bike to walk sections except on extremely technical terrain.

    click here for more information on skill and fitness ratings

  • Price

    $3,195 CAD
  • FITNESS RATING

    7/9

    Level 7

    • You can ride 5 hours a day at a moderately fast pace with a few breaks, over several days.
    • You can handle moderate climbs up to 750 vertical metres (2,450 ft) total in a day.
    • You exercise on average 6-7 hours per week (including riding/being active).

    click here for more information on skill and fitness ratings

    Level 7

    • You can ride 5 hours a day at a moderately fast pace with a few breaks, over several days.
    • You can handle moderate climbs up to 750 vertical metres (2,450 ft) total in a day.
    • You exercise on average 6-7 hours per week (including riding/being active).

    click here for more information on skill and fitness ratings

  • DEPOSIT

    $639 CADLIFETIME DEPOSITS

    Our Lifetime Deposit policy protects you from unexpected events that may cause your trip to be cancelled or delayed.

    If you need to cancel for any reason, your initial deposit is good forever and will remain on file with us until you’re ready to use it. You can even pass it on to a friend.

  • RIDE TYPE

    Singletrack

    RIDE TYPES

    • SINGLETRACK:for experienced mountain bikers
    • EXPLORER:for beginner mountain bikers
    • BRING-YOUR-PARTNER:for experienced mountain bikers and their non-MTB-ing partners
    • WOMEN'S:skills camps and Rides for women only
  • DURATION

    12 days
  • DATES

    Mar.-May & Oct./Nov.SEE ALL DATES
  • CULTURE LEVEL

    Out there

    Level Out there

    • On our 'Out There' Rides, you'll experience unfamiliar situations such as foreign languages, foreign cultures/cultural experiences, remote areas, and other experiences that push you out of your comfort zone.
    • These Rides are great for adventurous types that are looking for something different. If you'd prefer something a little less exotic, try our 'Familiar' or 'Adventurous' Rides.

    Level Out there

    • On our 'Out There' Rides, you'll experience unfamiliar situations such as foreign languages, foreign cultures/cultural experiences, remote areas, and other experiences that push you out of your comfort zone.
    • These Rides are great for adventurous types that are looking for something different. If you'd prefer something a little less exotic, try our 'Familiar' or 'Adventurous' Rides.

WHY RIDE WITH US?

  • Satisfaction Guarantee
  • Guaranteed Departures
  • Lifetime Deposits
  • Risk-Free Booking Window
  • Travel Concierge

Check out our Peace of Mind Policies

Day 1. Arrive in Kathmandu.

We will meet you at the Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer you over to a beautiful, traditionally-designed cottage on the edge of Shivapuri National Park. We'll build our bikes in the evening and go on a short hike or visit a temple complex at the nearby village of Tokha. 

Day 2. The Helipad.

After catching up on some needed rest after the long flights, we'll have a relaxed breakfast and pre-trip meeting. We'll start the day's ride from the back of the cottage, and climb up a steady grade to Shivapuri National Park. We'll continue climbing past the checkpoint through a fun forest trail for about an hour to reach Nagi Gumba, the site of a Buddhist nunnery and the world's largest Buddhist Stupa. We'll break for lunch and allow our senses to take in the enchanting sights. From Nagi Gumba, we'll head down a flowy trail to a view point commonly referred to by local riders as the Helipad. Upon our return to the cottages, we'll feast on a delicious, traditional dinner!

Hours of riding (approx): 2 | Total km of riding: 14 | Elevation gain: 530m | Elevation loss: 600m | Highest altitude: 1900m

Day 3. Kakani - Scar Trail. 

After a hearty breakfast at the cottages, we’ll hop in the van and drive out of Kathmandu to the picturesque town of Kakani. From there, we'll catch our very first glimpse of the majestic Himalayas standing proudly in the distance. After a quick tea stop at Kakani, we'll ride on the breathtaking Scar Trail through the Shivapuri Forest and in the process, ponder just how small we are in contrast to these standing giants. We'll then enjoy a few cold drinks and an outdoor dinner while overlooking the city of Kathmandu. 

Hours of riding (approx): 5 | Total km of riding: 22 | Elevation gain: 500m | Elevation loss: 970m | Highest altitude: 2190m

Day 4. Tare Bhir (Cliff of the Shooting Stars)

We will ride into Shivapuri National Park and climb up to Tare Bhir - one of the highest points in the Kathmandu Valley. From there, we'll descend to Sundarijal on an epic, fast 'n flowy forest trail. At the end of the downhill, we'll be transferred to the walled-city of Bhaktapur (literal translation: city of devotees), a medieval town where we'll find more temples than houses. A local guide will give us a tour of this World Heritage Site, allowing us to explore the beautiful palaces and temples before enjoying dinner at a traditional pagoda style restaurant.  

Hours of riding (approx): 4 | Total km of riding: 20km | Elevation gain: 750m | Elevation loss: 600m | Highest altitude: 1950m

Day 5. Flight to Pokhara

After a relaxed breakfast, we'll set off to Kathmandu’s airport to catch our plane to Pokhara. After the 30 minute flight, we will transfer over to our hotel in the Lakeside district of Pokhara. You can explore the area as you wish for the rest of the afternoon; you can plan an excursion to the World Peace Stupa, go for a pedal-boat ride on Fewa Lake, get a bird’s eye view of the beautiful lake city and the gorgeous Macchapuchare mountain on a paraglider, or simply relax at the hotel while enjoying a well-deserved massage. 

Day 6. Flight to Jomsom/Kagbeni Exploration. 

We'll leave early in the morning for Jomsom. The 20 minute flight from Pokhara is one of the most spectacular flights in the world, and will take us straight into the heart of the Mustang Valley - deep in the Himalayas. We'll spot the 7th and 10th highest peaks in the world on either side. Once we arrive in Jomsom, we'll unpack our bikes and start riding towards Kagbeni, an ancient village on the banks of the Kali Gandaki river.  

Hours of riding (approx): 3 | Total km of riding: 19km | Elevation gain: 720m | Elevation loss: 530m | Highest altitude: 3150m

Day 7. Muktinath Climb.

Today we'll take on the biggest climb of our entire trip - a monstrous 3,000 ft of elevation gain over 14 KM.  The air will get thinner and the trail will get steeper as we approach the holy town of Muktinath, lying at an elevation of nearly 13,000 ft. It will be a challenging day, but we'll be rewarded with breathtaking views and no shortage of picture-perfect vistas. We'll have dinner in the town of Muktinath, a holy site of Buddhism. 

Hours of riding (approx): 6 | Total km of riding: 22km | Elevation gain: 1030m | Elevation loss: 1030m | Highest altitude: 3800m

Day 8. Lupra Pass.

We'll ride along the Muktinath ridge and take the suspended bridge over the Kali Gandaki river before following a trail down towards the Lupra Valley, riding over narrow and technical single tracks. If we're lucky, we may spot wild horses and mountain goats while riding down the Lupra Valley. Once we arrive in Lupra, we'll continue descending down the Panda Khola to join the main trail. We have dinner in Marpha, the apple capital of Nepal, and enjoy a tour of the remarkable Marpha monastery. 

Hours of riding (approx): 6 | Total km of riding: 35km | Elevation gain: 550m | Elevation loss: 1700m | Highest altitude: 3900m

Day 9. The World's Deepest Valley

We'll descend from the high altitudes of Mustang to the tropical lowlands of Tatopani following the old trekking trail along the river bed. After Kalopani, the trail descends steeply through a forest to Ghasa and soon after we'll enter the steepest and narrowest part of the world’s deepest valley - between the two 8000 meter peaks of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. We'll follow the trail all the way down to Tatopani where riverside hot springs with natural healing powers await our arrival - what more could a bunch of aching mountain bikers ask for after a solid ride!?

Hours of riding (approx): 5 | Total km of riding: 46km | Elevation gain: 250m | Elevation loss: 1650m | Highest altitude: 2700m

Day 10. Ride to Beni.

We'll follow a dirt trail through small riverside villages to the town of Beni. From Beni, we'll cross the Kali Gandaki river and continue on the jeep track to reach Kanyaghat. From there, we'll hitch a ride with our driver back to Pokhara.

Hours of riding (approx): 2 | Total km of riding: 22km | Elevation gain: 100m | Elevation loss: 500m | Highest altitude: 1200m

Day 11. Flight to Kathmandu/Closing Dinner

After a leisurely breakfast at our hotel in Pokhara, we'll make our way to the airport, catch our return flight to Kathmandu airport and shuttle back to the hotel. The rest of the afternoon will be spent exploring and indulging once more in this faraway land and culture. We will converge in the evening for a celebratory dinner to mark the end of our epic journey. 

Day 12. Flight Home

We'll have shuttles departing all day to take you back to Kathmandu for your flight home.

  • Local, english-speaking mountain bike guides
  • 11 nights accommodation in clean comfortable hotels, lodges and teahouses.
  • All meals during the trip starting from dinner on the first day to breakfast on the morning after the trip.
  • All air/land transfers during the trip, including 3 flights within Nepal
  • Arrival / departure airport transfers
  • All national parks and conservation area permits
  • All heritage area permits

Arrival and Departure Airport

You should fly into and out of Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM) in Kathmandu.

Pickup & Drop-off Information

For Riders arriving up to 2 days prior to your Ride start date, free shuttle service from the airport to our hotel in Kathmandu will be provided. Upon leaving customs and heading into the main passenger pickup area of the airport, look for your shuttle driver with a sign in his/her hand. We will have a pre-arranged shuttle booked for you to take you to the hotel. 

On the last day of the trip, we'll arrange a shuttle back to the airport for you according to the departure date and time you provide.

Please note that if you are arriving more than 2 days prior to your Ride start date, or departing later than 2 days after your Ride end date, an additional $35 charge will be applied to your booking for shuttle service as we will need to make arrangements with a 3rd party company.

Passport scan and photo

Please note that for this Ride, you will need to upload a scanned copy of your passport as well as a passport headshot to your Rider Dashboard in order for us to book your flights within Nepal and acquire permits for entrance into National Parks. Please ensure these 2 files are uploaded at least 2 months prior to your Ride start date.

Flights

We do not book international flights for our clients. Please contact your local travel agent for information on booking flights for this trip.

Extra Hotel Nights

If you are planning on spending a few extra nights in Kathmandu before or after your trip, we recommend you stay at Terrace Guest HouseCentrally-located in a chic part of town, the Terrace offers all the plush comforts of an ultra-modern retreat combined with the legendary hospitality of a Sherpa home. It sits peacefully next to a quiet residential neighbourhood for a hint of ancient tradition. Conveniently sitting aloft the Sherpa Adventure Gear retail store, you can gear up before you venture out. You can easily book your desired extra nights using our booking system, upon booking your Ride or afterwards by updating your dashboard (preferrably no later than 2 months prior to your departure to ensure availability). For current double and single room rates, please see the Add-ons tab.

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance, including emergency evacuation coverage, is compulsory for all our tours. We recommend that you purchase travel insurance that includes cancellation protection so that you will be covered in the event that you are unable to attend our tour (due to injury, illness or other unforeseen circumstances) or in the unlikely event that our tour must be cancelled.

You can purchase discounted comprehensive insurance from our partners at bikeflights.com via our insurance page.

Fitness Requirements

You should have a high level of fitness and be able to bike for up to five hours a day in order to fully enjoy the spectacular scenery and riding on this trip.

We recommend you train in advance of this trip in order to get the most out of it. Our experienced coaches have developed a pre-trip training program to help you get in the best possible riding shape and fitness for your trip. Please visit the webpage for more details. 

Travelling with your bike

Pika Packworks bag

If you've never traveled with your bike, don't worry - it's much easier than you think! If you don't have a case for your bike, then you can pick up a cardboard travel box for your bike at your local store. Some stores will also pack your bike up for you for a fee. 

Alternately, if you are planning on traveling with your bike more than just this one time, we sell travel bags for bikes, handmade by Pikapackworks. These travel bags are specially made for bikes and can often go on flights without having to pay the extra charges incurred by cardboard boxes or hard cases. The bags cost $395, including shipping withing North America. Click here for more information on our bags.

n.b. you will need to pay an extra fee for traveling with your bike on the flights within Nepal. Cost is about $20-$30 USD per flight.

Bike Rentals

We recommend you bring your own bike on this trip, however we have a small fleet in Kathmandu. The following bikes are available for rent, priced at $650 for 10 days:

  • Specialized Epic FSR
  • Giant Trance or Reign
  • Rocky Mountain Element or Slayer
If you would like to go ahead with a rental, please select this option when booking online.

What type of bike should you bring?

We recommend you bring a full suspension cross-country, trail or light all-mountain bike with you on this trip, with at least 5" of travel and front & rear hydraulic disc brakes. Ideal weight is 25-30 pounds - a good compromise between being light enough for long climbs and beefy enough for technical descents.

Armor and Helmet

Although not mandatory, if you have arm and leg protection, bring it with you. Full-body protection is not necessary, nor are full-face helmets.

Tools to bring

  • multitool (preferably with chainbreaker)
  • tire levers
  • bottle of chain lube
  • tire pump
  • suspension pump
  • sealant (if you're on tubeless)

Spare parts for your bike

Although there are some parts available locally, we recommend you bring the following parts with you to Nepal to avoid problems in case of breakdown or broken parts:

  • rear derailleur hanger (at least 1, preferably 2)
  • spare front and rear brake pads
  • chain links or extra chain (if chain is older than 3 months
  • 4 tubes
  • 4 extra spokes
  • spare tire (if on a non 26" wheel, i.e. for 29er or 650b)

N.B. If you are renting a bike, the above is not necessary (with the exception of a few spare tubes).

Weather and Clothing

The weather on this trip can vary widely, with highs of 20 to 27 degrees in the Kathmandu Valley, and lows near freezing in the mountains, so please come prepared for virtually any weather. We recommend you bring layered clothing that you can wear while riding and in the evenings (e.g. start your ride with a long-sleeve jersey in the morning and then take off a layer once you warm up). You'll want to bring long pants and a light jacket for the evenings spent up in the mountains.

Although rain is rare in the winter months, it isn't unheard of, so we recommend you bring some sort of rain gear or shell.

Packing List

  • comfortable clothes for riding, such as biking jerseys and padded shorts. 3+ sets are ideal, 2 a must.
  • helmet 
  • bike gloves (2 sets ideal)
  • lightweight, weather-resistant outerwear for riding in inclement weather.
  • warm clothing such as sweaters, fleece jackets, pants and hat for nighttime.
  • buff or scarf
  • sunglasses/eye protection for sunny and/or muddy days.
  • riding backpack to carry basic items such as water bladder (min. 2 litres), tools, clothes, etc.
  • water bottle
  • trail snacks/energy bars
  • toiletries i.e. toothbrush, shampoo, soap, hand sanitisers, female sanitary items
  • towel (quick dry is recommended)
  • camera
  • universal travel adapter
  • head lamp (for general purposes, not for riding)
  • sunscreen and insect repellent
  • sleeping bag good for -5 degrees Celcius (for nights in the Mustang Valley. Sleeping bags are available for rent for $30 CAD. You can select this option as an add-on, but remember to pack a liner)
  • bathroom slippers

Visas

Visas for Nepal are mandatory, and available either upon arrival at the airport in Kathmandu (recommended), or in advance from a Nepalese consulate in your home country. A 15-day visa costs $25 USD. To avoid having to go to the back of the line, we recommend that you have $25 in exact change (no cards or cheques accepted) as well as 2 passport-sized official photos. More information is available here: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/nepal/practical-information/visas

Altitude

Much of the riding on this trip occurs at moderate to high altitude (1,400 m/4,500 ft to 4,500m/14,000 ft.). If you are in decent shape without any lung conditions, the acclimatization we do at the start of the trip should be sufficient. If you are concerned about your ability to deal with altitude we recommend arriving a day or two early and doing some extra riding in the Kathmandu area. Please contact our office to enquire about additional riding/acclimatization days. So far we have had no clients experience anything more severe than a mild headache or sinus congestion.

We do recommend you bring Diamox, just in case.

Flights

There are 3 domestic flights within Nepal on this trip. These are flights through the Himalayas, in small planes. If you have a fear of flying, this trip is not recommended for you.

There is a 20kg/44 lb weight restriction on these flights (not including your bike). Additional weight will be charged a surcharge.

Emergency Contacts

If you need to contact us in an emergency, you can reach us during office hours at the following numbers:

Dialing within North America: 1 (888) 423-7849
Dialing outside of North America: +1 (647) 999-7955

If you do not receive an immediate answer when calling the above numbers, please leave us a detailed message and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Food

Please note that food in Nepal tends to be a bit spicier than accustomed to by Western palates. In most restaurants, Western options are available. We take care to select restaurants that are well-regarded for their cleanliness, in order to avoid food-borne illness. We also supply you with bottled water for drinking for the duration of your trip. However, there is always some risk of contracting a food-borne illness when traveling in a developing country. We recommend you exercise caution when purchasing food, and avoid unwashed fruit and vegetables and improperly cooked meals.

Vaccination Requirements

Please visit the MD Travel Health website for information about vaccinations required, however, for the most up-to-date information, please visit your local travel clinic.

Safety & Security

Nepal is a safe country, however certain precautions should be followed, as with all foreign travel. To maximize your safety during our tours you should exercise common sense and caution at all times. We recommend that you always stick to set travel arrangements, and avoid unknown areas. We also recommend that you wear minimal jewelry and that you keep valuable items safely stored. Always keep a copy of your passport, airline tickets, travelers checks and credit card numbers separate from where you keep the originals.

Meals

On this trip, all meals are included in the trip price. 

Other expenses and best ways to get/use money

Other expenses include souvenirs, alcoholic beverages, and optional activities such as a massage. The best way to pay for these services is to withdraw money from an ATM in Kathmandu with your bank card - you can withdraw local money and will usually be charged the best rate by your bank at home. However, you will typically be charged about $5 per transaction, so we recommend withdrawing enough for 2 or 3 days at a time to avoid paying bank fees every day.

Tipping

Gratuities of 5-10% are common in Nepal. We encourage you to tip your guides if you feel you have received excellent service and have had an enjoyable trip. A typical gratuity for guides is 2% - 6% of your Ride cost.

Currency exchange

The Nepalese currency is the Nepalese Rupee. For the latest currency exchange information use the Yahoo! Currency Exchange Calculator

Useful Links

For additional information about travelling in Nepal, visit the Nepal Tourism website.

Our Guarantee

We're so sure you'll have an amazing time on this trip that we're offering a satisfaction guarantee. View more information about our guarantee.

Name Bio My 'Sacred Ride'

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Below you will find some of the videos for this Ride. Please keep in mind that some of these videos may have been recorded by our guides and the speeds they are riding at aren't necessarily indicative of the speeds you'll be riding at!

Nepal Through My Eyes - GoPro edit
Pokhara to Jomsom flight
Lupra Pass epic downhill
Himalayan Highs (beautiful HD)
Kopan Trail, Nepal
Bhaktapur City, Nepal
Helipad Trail, Nepal
Mustang Valley, Nepal
The Heavenly Himalayas
RIDE ADD-ONS
Ride enhancements (MTB rentals, single rooms, etc...)
ADD-ON PRICE
Single Room Upgrade$650.00 CAD
Full-suspension Mountain Bike Rental$650.00 CAD
Sleeping bag rental$35.00 CAD
Trip Extensions
ADD-ON PRICE
Scenic flight round Mt Everest$260.00 CAD
Airport shuttle (if arriving more than 2 days prior to start date, or departing later than 2 days after end date)$35.00 CAD
Extra Hotel Nights
ADD-ON PRICE
Extra post-Ride hotel nights (single)$135.00 CAD
Extra pre-Ride hotel nights (double)$145.00 CAD
Extra pre-Ride hotel nights (single)$135.00 CAD
Extra post-Ride hotel nights (double)$145.00 CAD
Other
ADD-ON PRICE
Donation to Bikes Without Borders$20.00 CAD
Extra departure transfer$45.00 CAD
Extra arrival transfer$45.00 CAD

Book Your Spot!

To book your spot on this Ride, click on one of the Booking links below to put down your deposit. The deposit is fully refundable for 14 days after booking, giving you 2 weeks to sort out flights, vacation time, etc... and not have someone else take your spot(s)!


All departures are guaranteed to run - we'll never cancel a trip due to low numbers!

And we're so certain that you'll have the experience of a lifetime on this Ride that we back it with our Ride Guarantee!

Why do we require an application?

Our application process is in response to two of the most common questions our Riders have prior to booking a trip with us:

1) Am I skilled/fit enough to participate in this Ride?

2) Will the other people on my Ride be skilled/fit enough?

Ensuring that you - and the other Riders on your Ride - are a good fit for the Ride selected is of paramount importance to us. We want to help you pick the Ride that's perfect for you, and ensure that everyone booked on a Ride is on the right Ride for them. That's why we want to know a bit more about you - your mountain biking history, where you ride, how often, etc... - before we take your money.

We review every application and if, based on your responses, we think you're a good fit, we'll approve your application and you'll receive a link to place a deposit. If we think you might not be a good fit (either too skilled or not skilled enough for the Ride you chose), then we'll give you a call to discuss your preferences in greater detail.

Please note: our application process isn't about excluding anyone, or making anyone feel like they're not 'good enough' to participate in one of our Rides. It's about ensuring that you end up on the right Ride for you, with people of similar skill, fitness and riding preferences. In the end this ends up being a much better experience for everyone.

2014
Start Date Pickup Location & Time End Date Dropoff Location & Time Price Deposit Booking Private? Availability
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2015
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2016
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