Cycle from Mumbai to Goa along India’s Konkan Coast
Small Group Tours: 29 Oct 2019, 10 Dec 2019, 14 Jan 2020
Private Tours: Minimum 2, from October to early April
Tour Name: India: Cycle the Konkan Coast
Duration: 9 days
Touring Style: Cycling
Grade: Accommodated - Affordable
Local Payment? None
Starts: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Ends: Goa, India
Includes: Bike Hire, English Speaking Cycle Guide, Support Crew, Air-conditioned Vehicle/Coach, All accommodation, transfers, excursions, sights and most meals. Contact us for a detailed itinerary using the form below.
This journey may start in Mumbai, but soon the energetic business of India’s largest city melts away and the pace slows are we explore the beautiful Konkan Coast to Goa. Experience the amazing Mumbai to Goa Cycle Tour India
Along the way you will discover unassuming villages, rich green landscapes, monuments and temples and pristine beaches that melt into the blue waters of the Arabian Sea.
You will experience real life in this special slice of Maharashtra at close quarters, meeting the locals and sampling the delectable local cuisine with its fresh combinations of coconut, seafood, seasonal produce and spice.
The difficulty of this trip is moderate and suitable for competent cyclists who are young at heart and have a sense of adventure. When travelling in India there will unexpected twists and turns in your travels but this is part of the appeal of this diverse, vibrant country. Keep an open mind and you will have a memorable journey exploring this beautiful off-the-beaten-track coastline. Mumbai to Goa Cycle Tour India – It truly is a beautiful adventure!
Day 1: Arrive Mumbai
Welcome to Mumbai! Take a tour to discover the weather-beaten historic streets of Colaba the British Quarter of Bombay during the Raj and the surrounding areas.
Day 2: Mumbai – Kashid (Drive 90 Kms / Cycling 40 Kms)
We transfer out of busy Mumbai to start our ride. As you cycle enjoy the great views of paddy fields, green countryside and to the Arabian Sea. Kashid is a beach town and you have plenty of free time to explore the beach and local temples.
Day 3: Kashid – Srivardhan (Cycling 30 Kms)
This morning our ride follows the windy Konkan coastline to our next destination – Srivardhan. The route is mostly flat with views of the Arabian Sea. Visit the formidable Janjira Fort before continuing our ride to Agardanda where will cross by local ferry to Dighi. On arrival at Srivardhan and we will check into our beach resort. Our accommodation tonight is simple but comfortable.
Day 4: Srivardhan – Hernai Beach (Drive 26 Kms / Cycling 50 Kms)
Transfer to the start of today’s ride to Hernai Beach Enroute we stop and take blessings from the temple in Harihareshwar and there is local ferry crossing before we cycle into Hernai Beach, a destination that has not been touched by mass tourism.
Day 5: Hernai Beach – Hedvi Beach (Drive 30 Kms / Cycling 50 Kms)
We break our ride with another ferry crossing as we peddle past fishing villages with large fishing nets, crowds of colourful houses and clean beaches. This place looks stunning with a backdrop of moody skies during monsoon. We check into our hotel and you have an evening free to relax or walk along the beach.
Day 6: Hedavi Beach – Ratnagiri (Cycling 35 Kms)
Toady we will cycle to the Tavsal jetty and cross another inlet by ferry to Jaigad. Back on dry land we will bike to the famous temple town of Ganpatipule. After visiting the temple we will stop here for the picnic lunch. After lunch we cycle on a beautiful stretch of road to Ranatangiri.
Day 7: Ratnagiri – Ambolgad (Drive 80 Kms/ Cycling 45 Kms)
Cycle along the coastal route from Ratnagiri to Anbolgad. Some parts of the route are not safe for us to cycle so we will cover these 80 Kms in our support vehicle. Where we cycle the roads are mostly flat and are lined with coconut trees and numerous small fishing villages.
Day 8: Ambolgad – Malvan (Drive 40 Kms / Cycling 50 Kms)
Malvan town is situated on the edge of the Arabian Sea and known for its coastal cuisine and natural beauty. The town has a few sightseeing options like the Sindhudurg Fort, Tarkarli Beach and the Vetal Mandirrock garden. You can also snorkel here in the crystal clear waters full of colourful corals and marine life.
Day 9: Malvan – Goa (Cycling 60 Kms)
Today is our last day on our bikes and we cycle till we reach Redi on the Goa-Maharashtra border. Here we visit Terekhol Fort, built by the King of Swantwadi on the northern bank of the Terekhol River. We then transfer to Goa and your tour ends on arrival at your Goa accommodation.
There is a wide variety of accommodation options available in Goa if you wish to stay for a few days and we can assist you with bookings. Please enquire.
Minimum of 2 travellers. Maximum of 10 travellers
Twin share from: NZ$4065 per person twin share
Single Supplement from: NZ$750
Discounts available for groups of 4 to 10 travellers. Please contact us. Pricing is valid from 01OCT19 – 31MAR20
*Prices are in NZ dollars and are subject to change until confirmed and paid in full. A non-refundable deposit of 25% is required to secure your booking. Final payment is required 8 weeks prior to departure.