Mumbai to Goa Coastal Cycling -

9 days, 8 nights

Visit :Kashid, Harihareshwar, Dapoli, Pawas, Velneshwar, Kunkeshwar, Vengurla, Calangute
Get ready to cycle along the coast! On the Mumbai to Goa cycling trip, we take an extensive ride along the lesser known beaches of coastal Maharashtra, lush green slopes in hilly areas, passing by homespun Maharashtrian villages to our su ...
Get ready to cycle along the coast! On the Mumbai to Goa cycling trip, we take an extensive ride along the lesser known beaches of coastal Maharashtra, lush green slopes in hilly areas, passing by homespun Maharashtrian villages to our sun-and-sand laden destination: Calangute in Goa. We start our trip at the historic Gateway of India, Mumbai's most famous landmark. We carry on our Mumbai to Goa cycling journey with many loops along the trail, some slightly challenging ups and downs - all the while getting up-close and personal with the true Maharashtra.

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IS THIS TRIP FOR ME?

  • If you're young at heart and the cyclist in you wills you to push on - then this trip is for you. Enjoy the sea air in all its glory and simplicity. This is a Physically challenging cycling trip so ensure that you're physically fit to ride and are not suffering from any ailments. This is going to be a purel, therapeutic experience - so do not miss out on the ride!
  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Inclusions
  • Price
  • Dates
  • Accommodation
  • Things to Carry
  • Travel Tips
  • Terms & Conditions

Highlights

  • Ride your cycles along the misty Arabian Sea
  • Savour delicious local cuisine along the way
  • Pass local villages which showcase the heart of Maharashtra
  • Cross lush mango orchards and rice fields - bite into a fresh Alphonso or two
  • An experienced cyclist to lead the way
  • Cycling Days
    • 08
Start of Tour

Mumbai

Total Cycling Distance 554 KM.
End of Tour

Calangute

Goa

  • Day 1Arrive Mumbai (Gateway of India)
    • We assemble at the renowned Gateway of India in the early hours of the morning. From there, we leave to catch the ferry to Mandawa Jetty in our pick-up vehicle loaded with our bags. We sail on the fresh and misty Arabian Sea for 1.5 hours and reach Mandawa Jetty. Here, we get ready to peddle up! We cycle along a 28 km stretch before reaching Alibag, the capital town of Raigad district. Here, we fill our stomachs with piping hot lunch and cycle onwards to Kashid. Today will be a comparatively easier ride along a scenic route filled with fresh green hillocks, paddy fields and the charming countryside.

    • Riding distance : 53 km
    • Meals - Breakfast, lunch and dinner
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  • Day 2Kashid - Harihareshwar
    • Get some wind in your helmets! Today, we are riding along the Konkan coastline, with a fresh breeze blowing on our way to Harihareshwar. We eat our breakfast and cycle up to Murud (via Nandgaon). Be prepared for a bit of humidity along the coast, though the breeze should help in cooling us off. After Murud, we cycle up to Agardanda, past Rajapuri and then cross the creek by ferry to Dighi. From Dighi, we cycle down to the temple town of Harihareshwar and spend the night there.

    • Riding distance : 83 km
    • Meals - Breakfast, lunch and dinner
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  • Day 3Harihareshwar - Dapoli
    • Harihareshwar is a beautiful little town in the Raigad district, and is surrounded by three distinct hills. It is called temple town due to it's many sacred installations, said to have been blessed by Gods. We leave the blessed town to move towards Vesavi, which we reach by ferry along a creek, starting from Bagmandala. Once we reach Vesavi, the cycling resumes and we peddle our way to Harnai, a fishing port town. Hundreds of rather colourful boats come by Harnai's port in the evening with their catch of the day. We cycle up to Dapoli from Harnai.

    • Riding distance : 67 km
    • Meals - Breakfast, lunch and dinner
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  • Day 4Dapoli - Velneshwar
    • Dapoli, or 'Camp Dapoli' will be a short stay as we immediately move on to Veldur, by boarding a ferry from Dapoli's port. From Veldur, we quickly peddle to Guhagar, where we enjoy a sit-down lunch. After lunch we cycle to Velneshawar, our destination of the day, which lies near Hedavi. Velneshwar is a scenic beach town, famous for its rock-free, swimming friendly beach.

    • Riding distance : 65 km
    • Meals - Breakfast, lunch and dinner
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  • Day 5Velneshwar - Pawas
    • Another day of waking up bright and early! We cycle up to Tavsal and feast. After breakfast, we take yet another ferry fo Jaigad, which lies on the other side of the creek. We start cycling to our next stop, the temple town of Ganpatipule. We spend some time in the temple complex, have lunch, then cycle along the lovely coast to Ratnagiri. This is where we see the fertile grounds full of Mango orchards, rice fields and coconuts stands which make the area look verdant and are soothing to the eyes. We keep cycling and move towards Batye beach, which is followed by a climb to the plateau leading to the cozy, peaceful village of Pawas.

    • Riding distance : 64 km
    • Meals - Breakfast, lunch and dinner
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  • Day 6Pawas - Kunkeshwar
    • This is going to be a long day of cycling, though the terrain is flat and not populous. After breakfast, we head to Ambolgad, and the route is full of fishing villages, coconut palm trees and glimpses of the coast. We have lunch on the way and reach Kunkeshwar, another temple town - located on the banks of the Arabian sea. We eat dinner by the end of the night.

    • Riding distance : 97 km
    • Meals - Breakfast, lunch and dinner
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  • Day 7Kunkeshwar - Vengurla
    • The road ahead is also a long one! Worry not, we have your back. We start early with a breakfast to fulfill your hunger. We head to Malvan and if time permits, we can pay a visit to the historical Sindhudurg Fort which occupies an islet in the Arabian Sea. Malvan has clear waters and a colourful marine life, especially around the Fort - which makes for a great snorkeling spot for water lovers. From Malvan, we head to Devbag for lunch then board the ferry to head to Bhogave Beach. From there, it would be a short and pleasant distance to Parule, and finally Vengurla.

    • Riding distance : 93 km
    • Meals - Breakfast, lunch and dinner
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  • Day 8Vengurla - Arambol Beach - Calangute
    • Today is our last day of cycling so give it your best. We enter lovely Goa at Arambol beach around lunchtime and snarf down some food! Once we enter Goa, we start to see distinguished Portuguese architecture - churches and colorful homes, paddy fields and amazing Goan people. Later, our cycles will be loaded and we drive to Calangute for our overnight stay.

    • Riding distance : 32 km
    • Meals - Breakfast, lunch
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  • Day 9Depart Goa
    • You can wake up at leisure today, depending on your departure time from Goa. You will check-out of the hotel and say goodbye to all of the new friends you have made during this memorable cycling trip.

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    • Meals - Breakfast
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Inclusions

  • 08 nights' accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Ferry transfers as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Sightseeing as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Services of an expert guide and mechanic for cycle repair.
  • Support vehicle as per group size.
  • Driver allowance, permit and night halt charges.
  • Travel insurance.

Exclusions

  • Any transport to Mumbai / from Goa (Calangute). Your tour price starts Ex Mumbai.
  • Personal expenses, tips, laundry, telephone calls, personal medicines, alcoholic beverages.
  • Camera charges and entry fee to fort.
  • Costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, landslides, road conditions and any other circumstances beyond our control.
  • Evacuation charges, damage of any nature.
  • Any items / services not specifically mentioned under inclusions.
  • Goods and Services Tax of 5%.
  • Cycle accessories / gears.
  • Cycle Hire (Cycle rental cost is INR 5500/- per person).

Price - Valid till 31 Mar 2020

Hub Twin Sharing Accommodation
Ex Mumbai 35,500*
* These prices are applicable for 8-10 adventurers. But if you’re looking to venture off the beaten path with your own gang, we’ll be happy to craft an exclusive adventure for you!

Dates

Wish to go on this adventure? Just give us a shout and we’ll make it happen for you! Your dates, your budget!

Accommodation

Accommodation is based on twin sharing basis with standard hotel/homestays.

Things to Carry

  • Good walking shoes.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Sunscreen (highest possible).
  • Headgear for sunny days.
  • Cotton clothing for summer days, light woollen clothes for evenings.
  • 2 pairs cycling shorts.
  • 2 cycling tops. 
  • 2 pairs cycling socks.
  • 1 pair cycling shoes.
  • Saddle Bag.
  • Cycling Gloves.
  • Bike Buddy' bottle cage/Water bladder.
  • Knee pads and elbow pads.

Travel Tips

  • Type of Food

    Our food menu is based on fresh food to provide three nutritious, plentiful and tasty meals daily.

    • Breakfast is a selection of cereal, muesli, and porridge, followed by chapatti, puri and local breads. An egg dish usually completes the meal by providing you with the proteins you will need.
    • Lunch is a meagre affair with a packed lunch that will be a combination of a sandwich or a roll, along with boiled egg/potato, a juice pack, some chocolates and dry fruits. This is to ensure you don't feel stuffed and heavy while cycling. Juices, dry-fruits and chocolates will supplement your diet during your ride through the day.
    • Our evening meal comprises of soup and is followed by parathas, rice/pasta, and a range of vegetable dishes. Fruit or a local dessert completes the meal.

  • Clothes to carry

    • Good walking shoes.
    • Sunglasses.
    • Sunscreen (highest possible).
    • Headgear for sunny days.
    • Cotton clothing for summer days, light woollen clothes for evenings.

  • Equipment Checklist

    • 2 pairs cycling shorts.
    • 2 cycling tops. 
    • 2 pairs cycling socks.
    • 1 pair cycling shoes.
    • Saddle Bag.
    • Cycling Gloves.
    • Bike Buddy' bottle cage/Water bladder.
    • Knee pads and elbow pads.

  • Medication & First Aid

    Our tour leaders are certified and trained in wilderness first response and equipped with skills to deal with a range of medical problems associated with adventure travel. A full sized first aid kit including oxygen canisters will be carried during the trip because of the altitude. Participants must carry any specific personal medication that they consume along with sunscreen lotion and multivitamin tablets.

  • Books to Read

    The Sixth Night by Silviano C. Barbosa - portrays the travails of a Catholic girl growing up in traditional Goa, India of the 1950s during the last decade of the Portuguese rule.
    Em and the Big Hoom by Jerry Pinto - is a Mumbai-based novel about a family of 4 with dark, humorous and disturbing undertones.

  • Approximate Group Size

    Minimum 08 guests.

  • Money

    INR 5000/- minimum.

  • Tipping

    All tipping is optional and by no means mandatory, however if you feel that your staff and drivers have performed at a good or excellent level, it is a great way to let them know you appreciate their efforts.