Goa – Ooty Cycle Trip – “Blue Seas to Blue Hills”
Dates : Comming up in January 2024
We are Pioneers of this ride
Total Distance: 750 kms
Route: All along the Konkan Coast till Kannur - then to the Hills
Duration: 8 Nights/9 days
Guide on bicycle
Backup vehicle support
Skilled mechanic/running repairs support
Comfortable Hotel stay for 8 nights
All meals- Excellent Sea food!
Mineral Water / Refreshments
Complete First Aid Support
Every now and then, new trends emerge in travel. They not only tell you what people want, but also what people are missing, in their daily lives. Some take cycling trips with friends, while others opt for organised cycling tours. So why do cycling trips have such great appeal?
We believe that the bicycling as a lifestyle choice represents a significant departure from a more established automobile centred lifestyle. The bicycle tours are always fun filled adventure and to be exposed to culture at the same time. They are both challenging and interesting and also infuse the spirit of adventure in people.
We have been doing Mumbai – Goa Cycling trip for the last decade and as a natural extension we have planned this “Blue Sea to Blue Hills, Nilgiris” cycling trip. We would start from Cansaulim Beach, in South Goa; very close to Cansaulim and Verna stations on Konkan Railway. We will go past sun-washed beaches of South Goa, unassuming villages, and thickly green hillsides of blue hills of Western Ghats.
“When you are cycling, the slow pace allows you to notice much more, like the change in vegetation from coconut trees on beaches of Goa to the forests of Western Ghats of Nilgiris.” – One Cycling Enthusiast.
We will start from South Goa and then cycle along the coast till we reach Cancona, the last village in Goa before Karnataka. We will cross many famous beaches on the way like Majorda, Colva, Varca and Betul. After entering Karnataka our first night halt will be in Karwar, a major base of Indian Navy. After Karwar we will cycle along the coast on National Highway No. 66, but soon the highway turns inland and we have to cycle slightly away from the coast till we reach the temple town of Murudeshwar, which is again on the coast. From Murudeshwar, we cycle to town of Udupi. From Udupi we will cycle for about 70 Kms to reach the Karnataka and Kerala border. We will cross town of Mangalore on the way. Once in Kerala we will cycle for around 30 Kms to reach Kasaragod. From Kasaragod we will cycle on State Highway number 57 for a long time as it’s more coastal as well as shorter. Just before the town of Kannur, we will join with National Highway No 66 again. We will leave the company of Highway No. 66 from here and would ride on State Highway No. 38, which will take us towards Sultan Bathery, our next destination. The last day of the ride, from Sultan Bathery to Ooty will be the most scenic but will also be the most challenging as we will be climbing the famous ghats of Ooty, which boast of some 33-hairpin bends. After cycling a distance of almost 750 Kms we would be in the blue hills of Western Ghats, the Nilgiris after a ride of 9 days.
Itinerary for Goa – Ooty Cycle Trip 2021 / 2022
Day – 1
Arrival in Goa. (Cansaulim Beach) All should reach the Goa hotel latest by afternoon. This will help us finish the last-minute preparations of the trip. (L, D) Stay in hotel in Goa near Cansaulim Beach
Day – 2
After breakfast cycle from Cansaulim Beach to Karwar. (97 Kms) (B, L, D)
Stay in small hotel in Karwar
Day – 3
Cycle from Karwar to Murudeshwar. (118 Kms) (B, L, D)
Stay in small hotel in Murudeshwar
Day – 4
Cycle from Murudeshwar to Udupi. (104 Kms) (B, L, D)
Stay in small hotel in Udupi
Day – 5
Cycle from Udupi to Kasaragod. (105 Kms) (B, L, D)
Stay in small hotel in Kasaragod
Day – 6
Cycle from Kasaragod to Kannur. (91 Kms) (B, L, D)
Stay in small hotel in Kannur
Day – 7
Cycle from Kannur to Sultan Bathery. (132 Kms) (B, L, D)
Stay in small hotel in Sultan Bathery
Day – 8
Cycle from Sultan Bathery to Ooty. (94 Kms) (B, L, D)
Stay in small hotel in Ooty
Day – 9
Morning departure from Ooty (B..)
TOUR COST: (Ex – Hotel in South Goa)
TOUR COST: (Ex – Hotel in South Goa) (January 2023 ride cost) (Cost for the upcoming ride in Jan 2024 will be announced soon)
Rs 52,000/- per person (On TWIN sharing basis) (Minimum of 10 paying paxs)
Rs 48,000/- per person (On TWIN sharing basis) (From 11 to 14 paying paxs)
Rs45,000/- per person (On TWIN sharing basis) (From 15 paying paxs onwards)
For booking the tour pay deposit of Rs 15,000/-
ABOVE COST INCLUDES:
8 Nights in Small but neat and clean small hotels on FB Plan & TWIN sharing plan. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
A trained guide on cycle all along the route.
A mechanic all along the trip with necessary repair kit etc.
A support vehicle all along the route, which would take care of your luggage.
Accommodation on TWIN sharing basis in the small hotels and guest houses.
All meals 3 times a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) (Veg and Non-Veg both choices are available)
A reflector vest for everyone.
Travel costs to Goa and back from Ooty.
Major repairing charges for the cycle including spares.
Cycle hiring charges, if one needs a cycle.
Costs for the cycle to be brought back from Ooty to Mumbai.
Emergency helicopter evacuation and any medical treatment cost.
Any expenditure of personal nature like drinks, mineral water, hot water for drinking, beverages, hot shower, phone charges, any tips to drivers, hotel staff, laundry, porters, sherpas etc.
In the event of any delays due to flights, weather condition – the cost of extra days would be required to pay by the participant directly on the spot for accommodation and food.
Any additional expense caused due to any reason beyond control of HILLS AND TRAILS and its associates; like change in itinerary due to flight delays, road blockage, landslides, bridge breakage and any other natural calamity or incidence like strike, curfew etc. on which HILLS AND TRAILS and its associates do not have any control.
Anything which is not mentioned in the “COST INCLUDES”.
Govt. service tax applicable at prevailing rates. (At present 5%)