Mumbai to Goa (Coastal Cycling) Konkan Odyssey! 30th Nov

Ride along one of the most scenic coastal routes of India; you get to see local life at close quarters, stopping at fishing villages and unexplored destinations.Besides seeing Beautiful Destinations, you will also encounter a multitude of cycling challenges, making this a memorable trip from all ends.

Itinerary :

Day 1 : Gateway of India to Murud (63 Kms)

We all would assemble at the famous Gateway Of India very early morning to catch the ferry for Mandawa Jetty. Here we would giveaway our baggage to our pick up vehicle. After a very refreshing sail on the misty Arabian Sea, we would reach Mandawa Jetty, from where we would hit the paddle.

The first day isn’t too hilly and difficult so we could concentrate on the great views of paddy fields, green countryside mild hillocks at a distance. The beach town of Kashid is one of the most relaxing destinations off Mumbai with wonderfully clean and untouched beaches and a few temples in the vicinity. Overnight in Murud guesthouse.

Day 2 : Murud to Harihareshwar (62 Kms)

Today, we would ride along the breezy Konkan coastline to our next

destination, Harihareshwar. After breakfast, we would cycle up to Murudvia Nandgaon. At Murud we would visit the famous and formidable Janjira Fort. The route would be mostly flat, flanked by the sea on one side.

The weather along the coast could be a little humid. Then from Murud we would cycle past Rajapuri up to Agardanda and then we would cross the creek by ferry to Dighi. Then we would cycle to the temple town of Harihareshwar via Shrivardhan. On the way, we would visit Ganesh temple at Diveagar, which has the Ganesh idol made of gold. At Harihareshwar we would stay in a simple guesthouse.

Day 3 : Harihareshwar to Dapoli (69 Kms)

After taking blessings from the temple in Harihareshwar, we would move ahead and immediately at Bagmandala would cross a creek by ferry to reach Vesavi. After Vesavi we would paddle up to Kelshi, where would halt for lunch.

After some rest, we would reach the fishing port town of Harnai. Harnai is a fishing village and the most spectacular scene here is when hundreds of bright colourful boats come in with the catch in the evening. Then we would cycle up to a bigger town of Dapoli. Overnight stay in a guesthouse.

Day 4 : Dapoli to Velneshwar (65 Kms)

Immediately after Dapoli, we would be cycling on to the port of Dabhol. At Dabhol jetty we would board a ferry for Veldur. It would be a short distance from here to Guhagar.

After lunch at Guhagar, we would paddle to the beach village of Velneshwar near Hedavi. Velneshwar boast of a very serene and beautiful beach along with famous temple on the beach.

Overnight stay in a guesthouse.

Day 5 : Velneshwar to Pawas (80 Kms)

Today we would start early and cycle up to Tavsal. We would have our breakfast on the jetty and then cross the creek by ferry to Jaigad. Then we would cycle to the famous temple town of Ganpatipule.

Then after lunch, we would cycle along the coast on the beautiful stretch of road to Ratnagiri. As we would trail the paths of Ratnagiri, we would notice how fertile the town is; Mango orchards, rice fields, coconut &cashew stands make the topography lush and therapeutic.

We would cross Ratnagiri and move towards Bhatye beach and then climb to the plateau which would take us to the small but very quiet village of Pawas. Overnight stay in a guesthouse.

Day 6 : Pawas to Kunkeshwar (95 Kms)

This would be a long day but mostly the terrain would be flat, though slightly desolate. We would have our breakfast at Adivare and then move ahead. Coconut palms, fishing villages and sections along the coast would keep us company till we reach Ambolgad.

We would have lunch on the way and reach the temple town of Kunkeshwar at the end of the day. We would stay very close to the temple on the beach. Overnight stay in a guesthouse.

Day 7 : Kunkeshwar to Devbag (50 Kms)

We would hit the road early on this day and have breakfast at Achara. We would reach Malvan in short time from here. Time permitting we would be able to visit the Sindhudurg fort. Adventure enthusiasts could opt for snorkelling with experts here.

The water is pretty clear here and one could see corals and colourful marine life near the edge of the Sindhudurg fort. Malvan is very famous for its coastal cuisine and natural beauty, as it sits on the edge of the Arabian Sea. We would move ahead to Devbag to have Dinner.

Day 8: Devbag to Arambol (80 Kms)

This would be a short day as we would try to reach Goa for lunch! Today we would board a ferry to reach Bhogwe Beach. Then it would be a small distance to cover to Parule. Then the road would be very pleasant till Vengurla.

At Arambol Beach, you can experience the hippy atmosphere that has made this spot popular since the 1960s. Today, the beach appeals to international tourists with a knack for the bohemian.

Besides enjoying the sea, you can explore the surrounding scenery that includes a jungle valley, half-salty half-freshwater lake,

Ongoing Tour, avail any time:
Yes, contact and avail
No, it has a fixed date
Special Offer For Cyclop Member:
Yes
No
Event Date: Nov 30, 2018
Month: Nov
Total Distance in km: 570
Total no. of days:
Weekend
1
2
3-5
5-10
10+
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Moderate
Extreme
Terrain suited for:
MTB
Hybrid
Road bike
Cycle Provided:
Yes
No
On rent
City: Mumbai
Listing created Sep 8, 2018

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