Goa: bike, hike, kayak

goa bike tour 9

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 bike, hike, and kayak tour.

This trip is an amalgam of cycling through the magnificent Sahyadri Western Ghats covered in thick forests, hiking past the splendid Dudhsagar Waterfalls, and kayaking in the calm and peaceful River Mandovi. The tour 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 | 11:00hrs

Lodging

casual

Level

easy to moderate

Avg. dist. cycled

50km or 30mi

Suitable for

Age: 11+

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 2ChorlaWildernest Nature ResortB,L,D50km / 30micycling
DAY 3MollemNature’s Nest GoaB,L,D50km / 30micycling
DAY 4MollemNature’s Nest GoaB,L,Dhiking
DAY 5NetravaliMangaal FarmstayB,L,D55km / 33micycling
DAY 6Cavelossim BeachSoul VacationB, L55km / 34micycling
DAY 7BeachBkayaking

Accommodation - Casual Inns

Small luxury and boutique hotels that are true to their heritage and character and reflect local ethos are listed here as Casual Inns. They hold within them an unassuming charm and regional character that is an extension of the destination itself. Most of them fall under the 3-star or 4-star category with a possible mix of homestays.

We have chosen them carefully so that you are well-rested; get a drift of the local character or an enthralling view from your verandah. The above brief itinerary gives you a clickable list of hotels for your perusal.

Detailed Itinerary

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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
Accommodation: Panjim Inn
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Day 2: Chorla

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 early in the morning for a ride around the area. We ride past 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.

Later, we ride past a road flanked by beautiful forests with a robust wildlife population, then past some long gradual climbs till we hit the hotel. Settle here in 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. Panjim-Chorla.png

Meals: B,L,D
Cycling Distance: 50km / 30mi
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Day 3: 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. Chorla-Mollem.png

Meals: B,L,D
Cycling Distance: 50km / 30mi
Accommodation: Nature’s Nest Goa
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Day 4: Mollem

Today get ready to hike the splendid Dudhsagar Falls, one of the tallest waterfalls in India, through dense forests and smaller waterfalls. The area is also home to the Devil’s Canyon and a variety of plant, bird, and animal life.

Meals: B,L,D
Accommodation: Nature’s Nest Goa
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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. Mollem-Netravali.png

Meals: B,L,D
Cycling Distance: 55km / 33mi
Accommodation: Mangaal Farmstay
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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. Netravali(MangalFarmstay)-Cavelossim.png

Meals: B, L
Cycling Distance: 55km / 34mi
Accommodation: Soul Vacation
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Day 7: Beach

Today spend the morning kayaking and exploring the pristine mangroves of Goa brimming with exquisite birds and wildlife. Our trip finishes later morning. Extend your stay in Goa and spend time in leisure at the beach or travel further as per your onward plans.

Meals: B
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Dates and Prices

Note:

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Essential Info

Inclusions

LODGING

All hotels as mentioned in the tour details or similar (subject to availability).

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.

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. Our fleet majorly consist of the below bikes as a part of this tour. However, sometimes due to height or availability constraints, we may provide a different but similar quality bike.

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Scott Sportster

hybrid

Included in your trip price

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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