10 Best Cycling Expeditions in India

10 Best Cycling Expeditions in India

Sakshi Trivedi | September 25, 2019 |

Why hire a car when you can cycle your way around? Cycling is one of the most exhilarating activities which we enjoyed right from our childhood days. Moreover, Cycling promotes sustainable tourism which curbs carbon footprints. India is native to some of the most panoramic cycle routes which span the vast horizons of the country. Hiring a guide and planning the routes will always be advantageous. Let’s look at 10 amazing Cycling Expedition in different parts of India.          

 

1. Mumbai midnight cycling tour

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Mumbai, the city that never sleeps is still awake at the wee hours of midnight. The midnight cycle tours start from Gateway of India, passing all the way to Worli Sea Face and back. The cyclists get to experience a relatively sombre environment on empty streets and sea-facing roads. The usual crowded places like Haji Ali, Juhu Chowpatty, Kemps Corner, Babulnath temple are easily accessible during the night time.                 

 

2. Manali-Leh cycling expedition

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A rather challenging task, Manali-Leh cycling expedition has attracted tourist from all around the world. Cycle along the sides of snow-clad mountains and in the narrow roads of Leh to world’s highest motorable road in Khardungla along with four other passes. The journey might be laborious due to the change in air pressure but what you merely need is the determination to take off.          

Read Our Manali Guide

Read Our Leh Ladakh Guide

3. Cycling through the Pink City, Jaipur

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The visually delighting city of Jaipur has fitting roads for Cycle tours which take you past the Jantar Mantar, Hawa Mahal, Jal Mahal, Albert Hall Museum and beautiful streets of the city. The cycling tours are smooth with straight roads. Interact with local artisans in the Jaipur market, shop authentic Rajasthani goods and enjoy your leisure bicycle ride around the town.        

Read Our Jaipur Guide

4. Sikkim cycling expedition

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Cycling through Sikkim accounts for a long journey as the roads are developing and the turns are risky. The elevated-twisty pine laden roads connect one district of Sikkim to another. Beautiful monasteries en route the trip are resting spots and exploration points. To avoid traffic in the busy streets of Gangtok, cycling is the best mode of transport.           

Read Our North, West and South Sikkim Guide

5. Beach Cycling in Goa 

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Goa has a prominent vehicle-renting service and tourist rent cars, two-wheelers and even bicycles. Cycling through the frictionless roads in goa is enjoyable. You can cycle along the beaches, to the forts and ancient Goan villages to experience the cultural vibe. The clear skyline above and moist air hardly tires you out.     

Read Our Goa Guide

6. Backwaters biking in Kerela

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Escape from the busy traffic of Kerela and find your ways through narrow alleys on your cycle. Cycle along the road with coconut plantations on one side and Arabian sea on the other. Start from Kochin, travel to Kumarakom, then to Allepy the next day, to Ezhupunna on another and then back to Kochin.    

 

7. Cycling in Pondicherry

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Cycle through the french colonies and relive the rich-history of Pondicherry. Cycling tours are regularly organised in Pondicherry for the tourist. In fact, most of the locals commute via cycles in Pondy. After the architecture, enjoy your evening cycling leisure-ly on beaches which have long coastlines.     

Read Our Pondicherry Guide

8. Cycling through palaces of Mysore

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Mysore is a wonderful heritage city and a must-visit place in Karnataka. Cycling tours are available for the local sight-seeings and then to Srirangapatnam. With a minimum difficulty level, cyclists travel through Mysore to the Srirangapatnam and enjoy the countryside of Karnataka.       

Read Our Mysore Guide

9. Dehradun to Mussoorie Cycling tour

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Cycling from Dehradun to Mussoorie is an eight-hour journey. The road includes uphills and downhills with the adjacent scenic beauty. The hilly terrain and mild turns on the road add some thrill to the journey. The experience is memorable and truly amusing. 

Read Our Dehradun Guide

Read Our Mussoorie Guide

10. Coastal Konkan Cycling Expedition 

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The expedition from Murud to Karde along the coastline of Maharashtra is famous among the tourist. The beautiful Arabian sea shines on the side while you cycle a total distance of 180kilometers on your journey. Visit some historic forts, beautiful beaches and indulge in authentic Maharashtrian cuisine.

 

 

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Sakshi Trivedi