Mumbai & Goa Bike Tour

  • A classic Konkan railways journey, one of India’s great
  • A wholesome biking trail with forest paths, beach side and waterfalls.
  • Experiencing the famous Goan local drink, the cashew Fenny and delicious fish fry/fish curry.
  • UNESCO’s World Heritage Site of Old Goa falls on our route.
  • The famous Dudhsagar falls and the Western Railways passing through it is a sight you will remember.

This trip starts at Mumbai, which represents mosaic of quintessential India experiences, and from here we take Konkan railways journey, one of India’s great, past sun-washed beaches of coastal India, unassuming villages, and thickly green western mountains hillsides before finally landing in Goa.

Though Goa is India’s smallest state, it packs in a variety of experiences; from the breezy seaside routes to bio-diversity hot spots, meandering rivers and crumbling heritage monuments. Discover the comparatively untreaded paths of Goa on this cycling tour. This trip encompasses all the elements of Goa that make it unique in persona, to any other Indian state. This trip is an amalgam of the magnificent Sahyadri Western Ghats covered in thick forests, the ecologically devastated mining belt in Sanguem and the splendid Dudhsagar Waterfalls. The voyage winds its way from the wildlife sanctuaries to the calm and peaceful banks along the River Mandovi and also skirts past the World Heritage site of Old Goa. Experience Goa in a whole new way with us!

Quick Facts

  • Duration

    12 days / 11 nights

  • Start / End

    Mumbai / Goa

  • Price

    From $2,595 pp dbl. occ.

  • Hotels

    Casual Inns

  • Riding Style

    Active Rider

Group Departures

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ITINERARY

Brief Itinerary

DAYPLACEHOTELDURATION~ CYCLING DISTANCE
1 – 2MumbaiThe Gordon House2
3 – 4PanjimPanjim Inn250km / 30mi
5 – 6ChorlaWildernest Nature Resort240km / 24mi
7MollemDudhsagar Plantation160km / 36mi
8 – 9NetravaliTanshikar’s Spice Farm250km / 30mi
20km / 12mi
10 – 11Goan BeachBeach Resort235km / 21mi
35km / 21mi
12Departure

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 & 2: Mumbai
Arrive in Mumbai and meet your trip leader and check into the hotel. We have picked a chic, warm hotel in the heart of South Mumbai, so you are walking distance from buzz of Bombay! The Gordon House has bright, clean but slightly snug rooms – perfect to spend a night in the most pulsating area in town. Today, you can explore the weathered historic streets of Colaba and close by areas. Start at the Gateway of India, a mammoth memorial at the edge of the sea, making your way into the Colaba shopping street jammed with small shops selling trinkets, antiques, shoes and more. Café Mondegar and Leopold are the food stalwarts of this road and a stop here is a must. Infact, this area has considerable reference in the famous book ‘Shantaram’ by Gregory David Roberts. Other places to swing by are Flora fountain, National Gallery of Modern Art, the Oval Cricket Maidan, Jehangir Hall and plenty of classy yet cosy boutiques, bookshops, galleries and cafes. We meet for dinner tonight to get acquainted with the entire team and a quick orientation to the route for the trip, safety tips and more.

Meals: Dinner on Day 1 and Breakfast, Lunch on Day 2

Day 3: Panjim

Today we wake up early and take a classic Konkan railways journey, one of India’s great, past sun-washed beaches of coastal India, unassuming villages, and thickly green western mountains hillsides before finally landing in Goa.

Arrive in Goa and transfer to Panjim, the heart of Goa, known for its vibrant heritage value. We check into the first heritage hotel of Goa, Panjim Inn, in the Latin Quarter area of Goa.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Panjim – Island Loop

The blue, yellow, ochre, port, brick red, and white heritage homes of the area mark the characteristic atmosphere of the Latin Quarter. We step out in the morning for a ride around the area. We stop by the iconic 30th January bakery, small cafes and old pubs on the streets.

We continue riding towards Old Goa, which was built by the Bijapur Sultanate in the 15th century. It served as the capital of Portuguese India from the 16th century until it was abandoned in the 18th century, when a bucolic plague hit the region. Remnants of Old Goa are a UNESCO World Heritage Site, replete with old churches like St. Francis, Basilica of Bom Jesus and Church of Saint Cajetao. From we take a ferry to pristine Divar Island with our bikes and later catch another ferry to Naroa. We loop back to Panjim visiting Corjuem Fort and Mayem Lake along the way.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Distance cycled: 50km / 30mi

Day 5 & 6: Chorla

From Panjim we head towards Chorla. After a short transfer, we ride past a road flanked by beautiful forests with a robust wildlife population, then past some uneven terrain till we hit the Chorla Ghats. Settle here into a Wildernest Nature Resort and admire the spectacular valley from there infinity pool. We make base for 2 days here and enjoy the picturesque waterfall, rich wildlife and splendid views.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance cycled: 40km / 24mi

Day 7: Mollem

With a few uphills and a constantly green-forested region for company, we head to the 13th century temple, Tambdi Surla’s Mahadeva Temple. The ancient temple is built in a Jain style with basalt. The countryside area is brilliant to cycle around with rich green thickets and a nothing but birdsong filling the air around. Our next stop is the Bhagwan Mahavir Sanctuary close to Mollem, which is one of the largest national parks in Goa.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance cycled: 60km / 36mi

Day 8 & 9: Netravali

We ride with gradual climbs and past sugarcane fields to reach Netravali. This is one of the most undiscovered spice plantation area and a major attraction for nature lovers, usually away from the touristic ardour of the beaches. After settling in, we head out for another 10km ride to the Sawri waterfalls. A 3km trek to the waterfall is worth the effort to see the gushing waters. The ride back is mostly downhill.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance cycled: 50km / 30mi

Day 10: Goan Beach

It’s a downhill ride past paddy fields and forest hills to Goan beaches. Spend the rest of day in leisure at beach. The constant sound of the sea is therapeutic as you settle with a good book in the breezy verandah.

Meals: Breakfast
Distance cycled: 35km / 21mi

Day 11: Goan beach

This morning we head to the Cabo de Rama Fort to catch stunning views of Ocean. It’s a classic coastal route today with gradual climbs along the way.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Distance cycled: 35km / 21mi

Day 12: Departure

Our trip ends in late morning. You can extend your stay in Goa and spend time in leisure at beach or take a transfer to Dabolim, Goa airport for your onward journey.

Meals: Breakfast

INCLUSIONS & MORE

Beautiful Hotels

On this Casual Inn tour, experience the best of hotels at each destination. They are chosen carefully so that you are well rested, get a drift of the local character or an enthralling view from your verandah!

Quality Bikes

When you have a road and the thrill of a journey ahead of you, it’s imperative to have a good bike to enjoy it. Most of our tours in Goa run on some of the best hybrid bikes in the cycling tour industry. Upright position, excellent traction and optimal comfort under gravel roads are some of the characteristics.

Outstanding Food

Local food plays an integral part in experiencing the culture of region and we make sure that you get plenty of this. The inclusion of daily meals is highlighted in detailed itinerary.

Charming Guides

Our most visible and perhaps most important role is played by a Trip Leader, the folks who make a trip exciting, comfortable, knowledgeable and who are able to steer you towards the real experience! In most of the trips, we have two guides riding with you. One is leading the group of riders and other is closing at the back.

Comfortable Support Van

A Van follows the group of riders throughout the trip and carries all belongings. If at any point riding seems a little hard, the van takes you for as long or as little as you wish it to. It also provides you refreshments along the way and sometimes a chilled beer.

Guaranteed to Depart Tours

We run most of our tours with minimum 2 people traveling and sometimes even with 1 person, without any extra fee. Rest assured, your trip is always guaranteed to depart. If for some reasons you don’t wish to join a tour then you can always transfer to another trip or we’ll give you a credit which you can settle against any future trip.

Entrance Fees & Transportation

Entrance fees to historic sites, museums, temples & other exclusive events and transportation from rendezvous to final drop-off is always included in your tour price. Our tour designers give as much focus on non-cycling activity as on cycling.

Deep Local Knowledge & Presence

Presence of operations in India, local associations and ad-hoc field network allows us to leverage local know-how and deliver on what is promised to you without any culture and communications barrier.

Singles Friendly

It is applicable in cases where you want to opt for a room alone or we don’t find a room partner. In other cases, we will try to club you with another person, preferably of same sex.