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My cycling journey through the western ghats of India

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0 I have had a great time recounting my bike tour from Bangalore and Chitradurga via Hampi and the beaches of Mangalore on the West coast of India.  Today we continue from the coast through the mountains on the fourth and final post of this series. Having left the coastline behind, the ride from Kollur to Agumbe was lovely! I […]

My cycling journey through the Konkan coast

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0 There I was in Karwar after cycling solo across Karnataka and through Hampi and Goa. On Entering Karwar you cross a huge bridge over river Kali as it enters into the sea. A spectacular view opens up and in the sea you see a couple of islands all thickly wooded and some even have resorts and […]

My cycling journey through Hampi

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0 Continuing from the first part of this series about Cycle Touring the Heart of Karnataka, we pedal on in Hampi after which I headed to Goa during this solo cycle tour. Nestled on the banks of the river Tungabhadra, Hampi is perhaps the largest and most widespread archeological site in India. Excavations are still […]

My cycling journey through Karnataka

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0 I awoke one morning with a sudden urge to just cycle all over around Karnataka, India. Over the years, I have met several people who have cycled at length all over the world. A friend’s cycle tour from Bangalore to Ladakh especially inspired me. So I decided to go on solo recreational cycle tour […]

Preparing for Your Cycling Holiday

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0 As our guests get set for their multi-day cycling holiday, they often ask – What do I do after booking my cycling holiday? How do I prepare? So here’s a handy guide that clearly outlines the steps involved in preparing for your cycling holiday of South/Southeast Asia. This post includes information on insurance, visas, vaccinations and […]

The best cycling destinations of India

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0 If you are looking to travel around this part of the world, you might wonder what is it that makes India special. The things that come to mind are likely to include the Taj Mahal, the beaches of Goa and the hustle and bustle of Indian cities. Alternatively, here’s our list of must-visit places […]

My cycling journey from Bangalore to Goa

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0 As somebody who has always loved cycling, I spent my childhood exploring Bangalore on my bicycle. While  eager to do long journeys on a bicycle, fear and hesitation always hindered my desires. What would happen if my cycle broke down? What if I get stuck in the middle of nowhere? Where would I sleep? […]

Snapshots from cycling in Sikkim

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0 Sikkim – The mountain kingdom. The Land of the mighty Kangchendzonga. Tucked away in a corner of India on the borders of Tibet, Bhutan and Nepal, this is a gateway to the Himalayas. Here the birdsongs begin much before dawn and go on until after dusk frenetically, in contrast to the sense of timelessness […]

Planning a Group Cycling Holiday

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0 Planning a cycling holiday with friends or family can be an uphill task – especially if you are the one coordinating it all. One has to factor in the time and budget along with hotel, activity and commute options and balance all of that to suit your group’s tastes. Sounds simple enough but with large groups, […]

Meet Your Bike Tour Guide – Poonch

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0 Name: Poonacha Nadikerianda  a.k.a Poonch From: Bangalore Based in: Bangalore Rides: Giant Revel 29″ MTB Eats: Beef Vindaloo Favourite reads: Louis L’amour – The Last of the Breed Frederick Forsyth – The Day of the Jackal Dominique Lapierre – City of Joy Likes to drink: Vodka martini – Shaken not stirred like Bond! Loves: […]

Cycling in India during the Rains

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0 As folks in Europe and US gear up for summer, here in southern part of India, I am enjoying the cooling effect of pre-monsoon showers. Don’t get me wrong, I love summer in India. The delicious variety of fruits(mangoes, jackfruits, grapes, watermelons, lychees, guavas, casaba melons, cantaloupes), fresh fruit juices, ice-creams and milkshakes; the […]

Meet Your Bike Tour Crew – Muthu

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0 Name: Muthu Mani Raja From: Bangalore Based in: Bangalore Rides: KHS Lite 150 Eats: Ice-cream, all day, all night, yummy! Reads: About cricket and movies religiously Drinks: FLS – India’s favorite cooler – Fresh Lime Soda Loves: Bike rides and hikes Dreams: To become a boxing champion Superpower: His hulk-like strength Once upon a […]

Meet Your Bike Tour Crew – Pankaj

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0 Name: Pankaj Mangal From: Jaipur Based in: Bangalore Rides: Surly Long Haul Trucker Eats: Ker Sangri, a spicy Rajasthani delicacy made with yoghurt, beans and berries Reads: William Blake’s The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, AF Schumacher’s Small is Beautiful Drinks: Barley beer unique to Sikkim in North – East India Loves: Having piping […]