Enchanting Goa Bike Tour

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Overview

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 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!

Start

Panjim | 17:00hrs

Finish

Cavelossim Beach | 14:00hrs

Lodging

casual

Level

easy to moderate

Avg. dist. cycled

50km or 30mi

Suitable for

Age: 13+

Group size

Min. 2, Max. 14

Highlights

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wholesome biking

A wholesome biking trail with forest paths, beach side and waterfalls

Itinerary

Brief Itinerary

DayPlaceHotelMealsDistanceActivity
DAY 1PanjimPanjim InnD
DAY 2Divar IslandIsland HouseB, L, D30km / 18micycling
DAY 3ChorlaWildernest Nature ResortB,L,D50km / 30micycling
DAY 4MollemNature’s Nest GoaB,L,D50km / 30micycling
DAY 5NetravaliMangaal FarmstayB,L,D55km / 33micycling
DAY 6Cavelossim BeachB65km / 39micycling

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Panjim

Arrive in Goa and check into the first heritage hotel of Goa, Panjim Inn, in the Latin Quarter area of Goa. Our guide meets you at your hotel at about 17:00hrs for bike fit and briefing over dinner.

Meals: D

Day 2: Divar Island

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 30 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: B, L, D
Cycling Distance: 30km / 18mi

Day 3: Chorla

Our guide meets you at your hotel in the early morning. From Panjim, we head towards Chorla. Today, we ride past a road flanked by beautiful forests with a robust wildlife population, then past some gradual long climb till we hit the hotel. Settle here into a Nature Resort and admire the spectacular valley. If your legs still have energy, go on a short hike in the surrounding forest. Enjoy the picturesque waterfall, rich wildlife, and splendid views.

Meals: B,L,D
Cycling Distance: 50km / 30mi

Day 4: Mollem

With a few uphills and a constantly green-forested region for the 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 nothing but birdsong filling the air around. Our next stop is the Bhagwan Mahavir Sanctuary close to Mollem, set amidst the foothills of the Western Ghats and the largest wildlife preserve within the state of Goa. It is also home to the famous Dudhsagar waterfall, the Devil’s Canyon, the Tambdi Surla temple, the Tambdi falls, and a huge variety of plant, bird, and animal life.

Meals: B,L,D
Cycling Distance: 50km / 30mi

Day 5: Netravali

We ride with gradual climbs and past sugarcane fields to reach Netravali. This is one of the most undiscovered spice plantation areas and a major attraction for nature lovers, usually away from the touristic ardor of the beaches. After settling in, head out for a 3km trek to the waterfall if you wish, worth the effort to see the gushing waters.

Meals: B,L,D
Cycling Distance: 55km / 33mi

Day 6: Cavelossim Beach

Start with a climb of about 5km and then it’s a downhill ride past paddy fields and forest hills to Goan beaches. Ride along the stunning Goan coastline and admire the spectacular views from the top of Cabo de Rama, a medieval hillfort on the coast of Goa. Spend the rest of the day in leisure at the beach. The constant sound of the sea is therapeutic as you settle with a good book in the breezy verandah.

Extend your stay in Goa and spend time in leisure at the beach or travel further as per your onward plans.

Meals: B
Cycling Distance: 65km / 39mi

Dates and Prices



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Essential Info

Inclusions

LODGING

All hotels as mentioned in the tour details (subject to availability). All options are personally reviewed.

trip leader

Expert Trip Leader(s) who look after your every need and add meaning to your vacation.

bike

Immaculately maintained bike with helmet, suited to a terrain.

shuttle

A Van support that follows the group of riders and carries all belongings.

meals

Meals as per itinerary. Guests are given the opportunity to dine on their own so that they discover a location independently.

refreshments

Refreshments and mineral water while cycling.

entrance

Entrance fees to most of the monuments and temples.

Exclusions

Airport pickup and drop

We recommend to book direclty from airport or hotel.

meals

Some meals may not be included. Please check your itinerary.

Beverages

Beverages such as alcohol, tea, coffee, juice at a hotel or restaurant.

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