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Cycle Touring the Western Ghats

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 passed […]

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Preparing for Your Cycling Holiday

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 travel […]

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Adventure Travel Destinations of India

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 in […]

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Meet Your Bike Tour Guide – Qutub

Name: Qutub a.k.a Qutbuddin Habshi Role: Trip Leader & Accounting whiz From: Udaipur, Rajasthan Based in: Udaipur, Rajasthan Rides: Giant Eats: Indian food especially a nice, spicy Chilli Chicken and Paneer Masala which is a curry made out of Indian cottage cheese Reads: About health, fitness and the human mind Drinks: Nimbu soda – a refreshing cool drink made with […]


Meet Your Bike Tour Guide – Poonch

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, […]

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Cycling in India during the Rains

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 visits […]

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Meet Your Bike Tour Crew – Muthu

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 time: […]

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Meet Your Bike Tour Crew – Pankaj

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 hot […]