A Sun-Soaked Bike Ride In Goa

Northern Goa , Cavelossim-Old Goa – Panaji , Fort Aguada – Anjuna – Mandrem , Tiracol Fort ,Shree - Chandreshwar temple - Chandor , Cabo De Rama –Palolem

[ 13Days / 12 Nights ]

The beautiful coastal state of Goa is a popular tourist destination. If you think, the beaches and the party culture are best to summarize this destination, then you haven’t had the best excursion yet. Cyclomania in India offers the most unique and off-beaten experiences to sense the true Goan vibe. The tree-fringed trails, hints of Portuguese culture, the freshness of coconut water complemented by the salty breeze and unexpected natural sceneries gushing in front of your eyes are some of the treats that you get by cycling in Goa.

The serenity is best to be enjoyed on a slow paced bike ride in Goa. You can’t compare the blissful experience of touring around the west coast of India in a speedy car ride. The incredible mosaic of nature can surely be missed on a four-wheeled ride. For a deep dive into the beauty of Goa, cycling amidst the forests, beaches and waterfalls is the right choice. The all-season tourist destination offers a unique synthesis of culture, nature and heritage. Carve out some time from your busy lives and book a cycle tour in India to truly explore the soothing atmosphere of Goa.

On one end we get the forest clad slopes at the Western Ghats on the other end the main highlight is the never ending partying scene. Goa has something to offer to everyone. You can find your party spirit at the overcrowded coastline, additionally, the pristine state has much more to offer if you are attracted to the charm of solitude. The state has stunning beaches, splendid waterfalls, bountiful wilderness, world heritage monuments and many more attractions. To cover them all at a leisurely pace, we have crafted a thoughtful itinerary. It is going to be your best bike trip in India as our experienced guides will make sure that you peddle around the best stretches and don’t miss any of the spots oozing outright divinity. You get plenty of opportunities to have up-close encounters with the residents of beach villages. The mixed religions and cultural amalgamations are a result of colonization by the Portuguese around 450 years ago. This indeed created a unique social structure where hints of Indian and Portuguese cultures can be witnessed. The carnivals, sumptuous seafood, and architectural delights are covered on this two-week long bike tour in India.

The trip of a lifetime begins with the cozy village Cavelossim, tucked into the southern part of Goa. The village has totally opposite vibes as compared to the loud and crowded parts of northern Goa. We’ve combined all our expertise and chose the sleepy and calm area of Cavelossim to begin this leisurely bike ride. To start the first week of this bike tour, we have chosen some of the unspoiled destinations and from there we will move towards the most popular tourist hotspots in North Goa. On this tour, we will peddle across Fartrade,Pedda,Benaulim,Varca,Orlim, Carmona, Colva, BetulBatim, Majorda, Utorda, Cansaulim and Velsao. All these villages and towns provide a culturally interesting and awe inspiring flavour to this bike ride.

Your trip to Goa would be incomplete without strolling around the splendid Old Goa. The town was reckoned as the largest and richest in the 16th century. Therefore, we have dedicated an entire day to offering you the most rewarding experience of visiting Renaissance architecture. The trip offers abundant opportunities to immerse yourself in architectural wonder. For instance, the key highlights of the trip are the 17th century Our Lady Of The Immaculate Conception Church, Cabo De Rama and the 17th century Fort Aguada. Besides, to cover the pristine version of this beautiful state, we have selected the serene river Chapor, river Tiracol and river Mandovi. The trails around these rivers have something worth discovering. Additionally, when you think that you have seen everything at Goa, the itinerary would amaze you one more time. On this trip,we would also cover the wildlife viewing paradise at the Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary. After the best wilderness adventures, you will taste the flavours for which Goa is globally recognized. You will get a chance to explore the best of North Goa. From palm-fringed roads to happening beaches and from busy Anjuna Market to Goan party circuits, everything will be covered in this two-week long bike trip. On this trip, you get to create worth-sharing memories of fascinating tales, breath-taking vantage points and architectural aesthetics. We are awaiting your presence, take a look at the itinerary and book a slot to have an inside look at this vibrant coastal state.

Day: 1 - Arrival

The delightful state on the west coast of the country is endowed with plenty of attraction. Cavelossim village in south Goa is one such place, which we chose to begin one of the most memorable bike trips in India. After your arrival at the Goa international airport, you will be escorted to a pre booked hotel at the calm Cavelossim village. Day 1 is entirely dedicated to rest and leisure. Although the bikes will be handed over to the guests, so if you wish to sway in the sea breeze, we can go for a quick spin. Spending some time amidst the sound of the lapping waves would be helpful in getting a hang of your bike. At this point, any adjustments can be done to the bike if needed. Dinner and overnight stay will be at Cavelossim.

Details:-

Accommodation: Overnight at pre booked hotel

Meals: Dinner (all meals according to time)

Cycling: no cycling

Visit: as per program

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Day: 2 Local Sightseeing

The second day of the tour is reserved for sightseeing the lush green country-side. The treasure-trove includes a circular route to cover all of the major attractions in the south goa, namely Fartrade, Pedda, Benaulim, Varca, Orlimand and Carmona. It’s a warm up cycling day, so most of the trails are on flat terrains. Day 2 is the official kick start of the bike tour, so we would cover only a short distance of 30 kms before coming back to Cavelossim for an overnight stay. While exploring the softer, gentler and calmer side of Goa, we cover plenty of pit stops around the palm-fringed long stretches of golden beaches. On these occasional stops, we make sure that you get the true taste of the cultural synthesis. Be it the lip-smacking midway lunch or the fresh coconut water, the trip to a nearby village would offer a handful of offbeat Goan experiences.

Details:-

Accommodation: Overnight at pre booked hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Cycling: 30 km.

Visit: as per program

Cycling route map link:

 

Day: 3 Northern Goa sightseeing

Day 3 is nothing less than a dreamy bike trip. After breakfast, you will be engaged in a day full of encounters with serene beauty. We will point the handlebars towards the northern side of Goa and explore Carmona, Orlim, Varca, Benaulim, Colva, Betalbatim, Majorda, Cansaulim and Velsao. The stroll around these hotspots is filled with unsurpassed beauty. The entire stretch is adjacent to the shoreline, which indeed is perfect to create a soothing experience. The continuous sound of waves would trigger a soothing experience.

On one hand, the lapping waves would ease your travel fatigue, while on the other side of the bike trails, the vibrant smiles of the beach villagers would instil your heart with warmth. The vibrancy that Goa is known for comes from its beaches. Therefore, we would make occasional halts to let you explore the vivid and lively beachside. Our guides will also help you to choose the best spots for swimming and dive deep into the true essence of holidaying in Goa. The coastal state is filled with choices, so it depends where you want to spend time at a lively beach or want to soak in the sun at a quieter and secluded beach. After spending the day in and around the tranquil havens we will ride back to our hotel in Cavelossim for dinner and overnight stay.

Details:-

Accommodation: Overnight at pre booked hotel

Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Activity: Cycling: 50 km

Drive:

Visit: as per program

Cycling route map link:

Day: 4 Leisure day

The itinerary also includes a day’s break where guests can be on their own. After cycling for three days in a row, anyone can be familiar with the neighbourhood. This offers an exciting opportunity to either revisit any of the places that sparked interest in you or you can stroll around and explore the nearby markets. If you want to immerse yourself in interesting history and architectural beauty, you can make the most out of your leisure break and visit Margao which is one of the oldest settlements in Goa. The quietly resting village features Portuguese built churches. Additionally, the authentic taste of the Margao curry attracts a lot of tourists. To transform your leisure day into an adventure and history journey, you can also take a tour of the House of the Seven Gables. The Portuguese colonial mansion was built in the late 17th century. It is a well-known landmark of Margao. Besides, the local fish market and spice market are adequate to grab your attention. After a leisurely break from pedalling, you will be back in Cavelossim for dinner.

Details:-

Accommodation:Overnight at pre booked hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Cycling: optional

Drive:

Visit:: as per program

Cycling route map link: :

Day: 5 Cavelossim-Old Goa – Panaji

On day 5, a few panoramic vantage points await your arrivals. The energy you revived from a day’s break is now put to test when a few hillocks become part of your bike trails. We will leave Cavelossim and head towards old Goa. It was the colonial capital of the Portuguese and reckoned as the Rome of the East. The remains of the old city are beautifully preserved and most of them are acclaimed UNESCO world heritage sites. A tour of Old Goa would be incomplete without admiring the renaissance architecture at Basilica of Bom Jesus, St. Augustine ruins, Reis Magos Fort, Se Cathedral, and the best kept secret, the Divar island. After soaking in the unrivalled views of the Goan skies from here, we will hit the roads and travel to Panaji. Old Goa is a perfect hideout from the chaos of life, whereas Panaji is home to colourful villages exuding the flamboyant Portuguese Baroque style. Upon arrival at Panaji, we will stroll around to explore the current capital city of Goa and have dinner at one of the famous eateries.

Details:-

Accommodation: Overnight at pre booked hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Cycling: 50KM

Drive:

Visit:: as per program

Cycling route map link: : https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38632440

Day: 6 Panaji – Fort Aguada – Anjuna – Mandrem

As you know the itinerary for day 6 is quite long, however, if you wish to explore Panaji we can start the day early and cover some of the tourist hotspots before leaving. For a vibrant and visually incredible start of the day, we will take a ferry ride to reach Fort Aguada which was the most prized and chief defence of the Portuguese. Strategically located on the Mandovi river, the 17th century fort still attracts tourists from across the globe. It would take you around two hours to immerse in the beauty of this historic fort. From here, we will bike towards the humdrum of the most popular beaches in Goa, like Calangute, Candolim and Anjuna.

The lively beaches and happening tourist markets are the attraction at these places. The wonderful backdrop of the Arabian sea creates a stunning façade to the bustling market, where you can find everything ranging from clothes, bags, and footwear to jewelry. We are sure that you will find plenty of souvenirs from the Anjuna market to take home. After a surreal experience at the busiest beaches of Goa, we will ride further to reach our destination for the day, i.e. Mandrem. We will call it a day after reaching Mandrem and checking in at one of the beach resorts.

Details:-

Accommodation: Overnight at

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Cycling: 50KM

Drive:

Visit:: as per program

Cycling route map link: : https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38632445

Day: 7 Mandrem – Tiracol Fort – Mandrem

The coastal village Mandrem is a tranquilhaven for those who are seeking a perfect hideout. Although the number of beach shacks here is quite lesser, the region is dotted with opportunities to amaze your senses. For instance, you can have a sip of the local brew called Feni. After spinning around Mandrem, we will head towards the border of Goa and Maharashtra to enjoy the kaleidoscopic view from the Tiracol Fort. The Maratha fortification is now converted into a hotel and attracts tourists all year round. Here you get to experience the splendid looking cliffs of waves lined with the shores of the Arabian Sea. We then head back on our bikes and ride back towards Goa for dinner and overnight stay at Mandrem.

Details:-

Accommodation: Overnight at

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Cycling: 42 km

Drive:

Visit:: as per program

Cycling route map link: : https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38632456

Day: 8 Mandrem – Cavelossim

For a true sense of adventurous cycling in India, we would cover the most fascinating and challenging bike trails to head back to South Goa. The long day ahead tests your pedalling power as the distance from Mandrem to Cavelossim is more than 70kms. Additionally, there will be some rough patches at a few hillocks during our journey back to Cavelossim. It is going to be a great experience for biking enthusiasts. However, if you can’t push yourself to the limits, you can always stop peddling and get into the backup vehicle. It would be an easy way to revisit the attractions and amaze your senses. After a long day of biking, we will back to Cavelossim for an overnight stay.

Details:-

Accommodation: Overnight at pre booked hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Cycling: 72km

Drive:

Visit:: as per program

Cycling route map link: : https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38632462

Day: 9 Cavelossim - Shree - Chandreshwar temple - Chandor–Cavelossim

We will have a fun and active start to Day 9 by exploring the uphill routes. We will be heading towards one of the oldest temples in East Goa. On our way to the temple, we will witness nature’s delight in the form of an ascending bike trail. Reaching the top is surely a rewarding experience, as the view from the temple is splendid. After the temple visit, we will turn our handlebars towards Chandor to explore a few more sites of historic interest. The trip to Menezes Braganza House becomes even more entertaining due to the storytellers we found at this ancient mansion, which is now converted into a museum. After exploring the rich history and culture at varied sites in Chandor, we will ride back and reach Cavelossim for an overnight stay.

Details:-

Accommodation: Overnight at pre booked

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Cycling: 54km

Drive:

Visit:: as per program

Cycling route map link: : https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38632478

Day: 10 Cavelossim – Cabo De Rama –Palolem

The day is dedicated to witnessing the undisturbed views of the Arabian Sea. Our first stop for the day is Cabo De Rama, which has legends dated back to Epic Ramayana. It was believed that Lord Rama stayed here for some time during their 14 years of exile. Later, it is converted into a Portuguese Fort, with a church that is still beautifully preserved. Then we will ride towards the nice, clean and tranquil Palolem beach. It is also our destination for an overnight stay.

Details:-

Accommodation: Overnight at pre booked hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Cycling: 43km

Drive:

Visit:: as per program

Cycling route map link: : https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38632483

Day: 11 Palolem – Cortigao Wildlife Sanctuary –Palolem

The day is reserved for wildlife encounters. We will make a trip to Cortigao Wildlife Sanctuary. The natural habitat offers endless opportunities to immerse into the wilderness. The natural trails in this sanctuary create varied chances to sight gazelles, sloths, flying squirrels, vipers and more. The trails even lead to interaction with tribal people, which even manifolds your excitement. The day ends at Palolem where you also get a chance to explore the nightlife at the famous silent discos.

Details:-

Accommodation: Overnight at pre booked hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Cycling:45km

Drive:

Visit:: as per program

Cycling route map link: : https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38632491

Day: 12 Palolem – Cavelossim

As the tour is coming towards its end, ensure that your senses are pampered enough before you go back to the humdrum of your everyday life. Before packing up to leave for Cavelossim, we will head out to the Palolem beach once again and have some sun-drenched beach strolls.

Details:-

Accommodation: Overnight at pre booked hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Cycling:32km

Drive:

Visit:: as per program

Cycling route map link: : https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38632496

Day: 13 Tour Ends

The memorable biking tour ends here. After breakfast, you will be droppedat the airport for your journey onwards.

Details:-

Accommodation: no accommodation

Meals: Breakfast

Cycling:

Drive:

Visit:: as per program

Cycling route map link: :

Cyclomania in India is renowned to ignite the sense of adventure buffs. We have years of expertise in crafting the best bike trips in India. In case you want to know more about the Goa itinerary, drop in your queries at the email address given below.

2 To 4 Guest: 2200 USD per person on double sharing basis

5 to 10 Guest: 2050 USD per person on double sharing basis

Single Supplement: 850 USD per person on single sharing basis

Inclusions

Bikes: Mountain Bikes

Bike Sizes: 13-21

Bike Hire: Includes on Tour Cost. You may bring your own bikes, but in this case let us know in advance. Other equipment provided: Pedals, helmet, water bottles.

ACCOMMODATION

Accommodation is offered at all locations. Most of the hotels are Culture Resort, Eco Resorts & family run hotels - all with a common line of quality in service. Our costs are based on 'twin-sharing' foundation. For those who wants single room, we offer single room, but at extra cost.

TERRAIN

The landscape includes flatlands, mountains, backwaters and village streets.

CLIMATE

The variety of the regional features of this country has led to a corresponding variety in environment. The Great Varies have awesome environment throughout the year, while the flatlands are warm and moist. The common level of yearly rain fall is superb in Kerala, Sikkim and some of the Northern Eastern Declares of Native India, when compared to other Native India. July to Aug is the monsoon season, with heavy downpours. It is always recommended to check weather and temperature at websites.

TRANSPORTATION/SUPPORT VEHICLES

All transport is involved in the cost. We provide backup vehicle at all times during cycling trip. The vehicle can be used to boat your baggage & yourself as required.

FOOD

Food is a very essential part of these trips. We make sure that the meals we offer is method delicious, unless you ask for dull meals. You are also permitted the choice of veggie or non-vegetarian meals. We suggest that you consume only the canned standard water. Please make sure that the container is enclosed.

WHAT TO BRING
  • Footwear
  • Bike shoes
  • Sun cream lotion
  • Relaxed shoes for walking
  • Shoes for other sightseeing
  • Socks
  • Clothing

In Indian, the conventional of outfit is more traditional. We counsel you to prevent very short shorts/skirts and limited tops/tanktops when viewing small non-urban places, temples, mosques or other sacred sites as this may limit your access.

  • A hotter set of outfits (Fleece, Coat, hat and gloves) are required for visits going through Munnar and other thin air places.
  • Water resistant jacket.
  • Bike riding equipment like safety gloves and shorts.
Others
  • Torch
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Eyewear, cap
  • Sun lotion of spf at least 35
  • Individual Bike riding equipment like bar finishes, pedals, chairs and headgear
  • Helmets for riding a bike
HEALTH

Water is higher risk; hence we suggest that you drink only nutrient water in bottles during your trip. A cage of standard nutrient water is always focused for in the start of the vehicle during trips as an urgent evaluate. Despite the high requirements, it is worth providing basic OTC medications for disappointed tummies, complications, pest attacks etc. Indian is a financially creating democratic republic and has worked very hard to control illnesses. Sufficient medical care is available in the major inhabitants' facilities, but is usually limited in the non-urban areas of the country. Many western worlds are utilizing the state-of-the-art healthcare services available in Indian. The cost of treatment is much less expensive here in comparison to the same features available in innovative nations.

The most important cause of sickness of tourists in Indian is food and water-borne illnesses. Malware, bacteria, or harmful bacteria can cause diarrhea. Attacks may cause simple diarrhea and throwing up, high temperature, or, in extraordinary instances, liver organ damage (hepatitis). Malaria is a avoidable disease that can create trouble if neglected. One can prevent disease by taking recommended anti-malarial drugs and defending against insect attacks. The areas you will be passing are Malaria-free. Make sure that your insurance provider includes illnesses and injuries overseas.

PRECAUTIONS
  • Bring all the important medications and OTC medications. Do not ignore to have the brands as well as the general titles of the medications one needs to have.
  • Use a sun hat when revealed.
  • Consume a lot of liquids. Don't drink tap water. Use only bottled water which is always kept in the back of your automobile.
  • Bring your personal medical kit and pest resilient.
  • To avoid fungus and parasitic attacks, keep legs clean and dry, and do not go without shoes.
  • Do not eat food bought from road providers.
  • Do not drink drinks with ice.
  • Do not eat milk products unless it is known that they have been pasteurized.
  • Prevent managing creatures (especially apes, pets, and cats) to avoid attacks and serious illnesses.
MEDICAL INFORMATION UPDATE

Details given above are liable to change every now and then and one should contact the Native India tasks of the specific country or the government vacationer offices for more details.

SHOPPING

You will get possibilities en-route to do a bit of purchasing. However unless particularly requested for, our guide will not suggest any particular store. Neither we nor our driver/guides take any percentage on purchasing.

SPENDING MONEY

Every visitor will have different cash specifications and varying personal costs. Please assess your own spending routines while enabling for beverages, purchasing and falling. Also keep aside cash for extra costs like:

  • Foods which are not included
  • Emergencies
  • Optionally available activities /additional sightseeing
  • Shopping/Souvenirs
FOREIGN EXCHANGE

As Indian currency value tend to go up and down, make reference to the following website for daily return rates: www.xe.com.

AIRPORT TAXES

There is no airport terminal or leaving taxation from any airport terminal of India.

Inclusions
  • Cycles
  • Support Vehicle, parking, toll, and driver’s allowances
  • Cycling guide
  • Breakfast at all destinations
  • All Accommodation on Full board
  • First Aid Kid
  • Backup of Support Vehicle
EXCLUSIONS
  • Insurance Policy - Please take your own Insurance
  • Tips
  • Beverages
  • Laundry
  • Telephone bills
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