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A Beachy Cycle Tour to Goa

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15 Days : This South India cycling tour ends on the golden sandy beaches of Goa. The ride takes you through the hilly Western Ghats passing a few historical monuments that played important roles in India’s freedom struggle. From royal palaces in Mysore through the verdant forests of Coorg, past ancient and mythical towns of Belur and Halebidu,

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All about the A Beachy Cycle Tour to Goa.

This South India cycling tour ends on the golden sandy beaches of Goa. The ride takes you through the hilly Western Ghats passing a few historical monuments that played important roles in India’s freedom struggle. From royal palaces in Mysore through the verdant forests of Coorg, past ancient and mythical towns of Belur and Halebidu, visits to the waterfalls at Jog and tropical beaches at Gokarna and Goa. This cycling tour to Goa has everything that you are looking for from an immersive experience of Southern India to some sun-bathing and relaxation on the tropical beaches in south Goa. We love this tour for the beautiful beaches in Goa, fresh mountain air all along, innumerable smiles of the Dravidian people and stomach loads of lovely food !

Your accommodation will be arranged at home-stays, resorts, wildlife lodges and plantation homes.

Trip Highlights :

  • Mysore Palace and Chamundi Hills
  • Golden Temple visit at Bylakuppe
  • Cycling the Western Ghats
  • Visits to coffee & tea plantations
  • Waterfalls and Forests in the Western Ghats
  • Wild life safari at Lakkavalli
  • Fresh air
  • Sandy Beaches of Goa
  • Healthy local Indian food

 

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Modern cycles
  • Tour leaders and guides for the entire journey
  • All accommodation
  • Meals as mentioned
  • Grub : Refreshments & water in plenty
  • All transport including taxis and coaches
  • All activities as mentioned in detailed itinerary
Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Travel insurance
  • Flights
  • Visa fees and entry clearing fees
  • Liquors, beers and bottled beverages
  • Any shopping
  • Laundry
  1. Day 1 Arrival at Bangalore International Airport

    On arrival at the Kempegowda International Airport at Bangalore you will be met and assisted to a hotel in the city. Later in the evening we’re out into cosmopolitan Bangalore to sample a mug of finely made craft beer at one of the many breweries in town.

    Bangalore happens to be the craft beer capital of India. IPA, Russian Imperial Stout, Blonde, Raging Elephant, Basmati Ale, Pumpkin Ale, Belgian Tripel, Classic Pilsner, and such are available to sample and experiment right in the heart of the city.

    Bangalore or now Bengaluru is the capital city of the state of Karnataka. The third largest city in the country, Bangalore was famous as the Garden city. The city has attracted the Information Technology business and has thus become the Silicon Valley of India. The city is brimming with attractions, you will have a good time visiting Bangalore.

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  2. Day 2 Mysore

    After breakfast at Bangalore you are transferred to the outskirts. Today’s cycling is an introduction and a warm-up for the days ahead. You will pass rocky out-crops, sorghum, mulberry and sugarcane farms before stopping over for lunch at the Silk City of Ramnagara. Traditional North Karnataka meals at a wayside restaurant is just the beginning of a wonderful set of traditional meals planed for the coming weeks. In the late afternoon visit the famous Mysore Palace with its durbar hall and the golden royal elephant throne.

    Mysore is an ancient city with more than 600 glorious years of legacy. Known for its glittering royal heritage, bustling markets, magnificent monuments and a friendly populace, it is also a thriving centre for the production of premium silk, sandalwood and incense.

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  3. Day 3 Coorg

    After a short transfer from the city, the tour starts towards the Coorg countryside that boasts of coffee estates, tea plantations, and forests. The next two days at a plantation would be serene amid the coffee plantations.

    Today you will taken through the narrow lanes bordered by maize fields and hamlets that ends up in colourful temples of the Namdroling Monastery which has some vivid mural depicting scenes from the Tibetan mythology and brass statues of the Buddha. After visiting this village of Bylakuppe which is also known to be one of the largest Tibetan settlements in India, you will be taken back to the countryside. You can take a walk through the countryside in the evenings as well.

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  4. Day 4 Hassan

    As you cycle through country roads shaded by the flaming orange of the ‘Flame of the Forest’ trees and an  occasional Banyan and coconut groves, you will be able to capture the essence of rural India, its diversity, beauty, and culture which will finally take you to a resort.

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  5. Day 5-6 Mudigere

    Day 6 cycling has two stop overs: Belur, and Halebid. Both the places are of great historic significance, Belur being home to the Chennakeshava Temple, which is a testimony to the Hoysala architecture and Halebid which is the capital of the Hoysala Empire. The monolithic Nandi, the Mount of Lord Shiva, and the detailed carvings are famous and these temples are Unesco World Heritage Sites.

    After enjoying the history and architecture, you will pedal to Mudigere which is in the hills where you get to see the virgin countryside covered hills, dense forests, coffee plantations, wild flowers that grow in abundance, and Orange Minivets. The night will be spent at a homestay.

    Staying at Mudigere, you have two options. One is to take a 30 km ride through the beautiful tea estates or the other one would be to cycle 50 km through the forested lanes. After having your lunch at the homestay, we can go around the coffee estates, watch how its harvested and prepared, and also go bird watching if you are a bird watching enthusiast.

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  6. Day 7 Chickamagalur

    On day 7 you will start cycling to Chickamagalur which is also known as the Coffee capital of Karnataka. The ride today will be a challenge and the gradual climb takes you to the Taj which is on the slopes of the Sahyadri Mountains. You will be greeted with beautiful flower gardens and that night you will stay at the Taj .

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  7. Day 8-9 Lakkavalli

    The first 10 kms of the ride takes you uphill through an undulating terrain but by the time we reach the Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary, you will be cycling on flat roads. The sanctuary is a protected area being a tiger conservation sanctuary and over 30 tigers are supposed to be living in this sanctuary. Here you will go on a jeep safari, trek, and spend the evening in the ‘Gol Ghar’.

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  8. Day 10 Koppa

    Day 10 will take you from the Bhadrawathi dam uphill and then a short pedal through the thick forests. The downhill ride is fascinating where you will reach Koppa, a town known as the Kashmir of Karnataka for its scenic landscape and weather. Surrounded by the Western Ghat, this place is 800 meters above sea level. That night you will stay over at a simple homestay.

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  9. Day 11 Jog Falls

    After an early start on day 11, you will pedal through the verdant tropical forests, uphill and downhill to reach one of the biggest waterfalls in India – the Jog Falls, which is within the Sharavati Valley Wildlife Sanctuary. The waterfall that cascades from a height of 250 m consists of four cascades known as Raja, Rani, Rover, and Rocket. They join together to form this one big waterfall which is locally know as the Geruoppe Falls. You can bike the entire distance or transfer the remaining to your stay for the night.

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  10. Day 12 Gokarna

    Passing the Jog Falls again, you will go towards Gokarna which is a remote town with a few secluded and pristine beaches. Gokarna is famous for the Om Beach is revered site for Hindus. Backpackers flock here for the eerie calmness of the beach.

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  11. Day 13 South Goa - Palolem

    Today we go bike along the beach side with some cliff dropping that gives a beautiful view of the beaches below. This area is also famous for its juicy ‘Alphonso’ Mangoes and hence known as the mango belt. We go through Karwar, an ancient place of sea trade, the beautiful Sadashivgad Fort; located by the Kali River and ride into the picturesque and exotic beaches of Goa.

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  12. Day 14 Sunny Goa - Calangute

    The last day of cycling takes you to see the temples, churches, and places interest. We will visit the Basilica of Bom Jesus which has left an everlasting memory of the Portuguese colonial rule. Time in Goa ensures enough beach, beer and mouthwatering food.

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  13. Day 15 Depart from Goa international Airport

    After a relaxed breakfast go for a stroll around the area before departing to the airport at Panjim, Goa. Your tour leaders and drivers will assist with luggage and transfers.