Amazing cycling routes in IndiaKamlesh
Fond of cycling but don’t know where to start? There are enough cycling routes in India to take you on the amazing journey and bring out the adrenaline junkie in you. Here are few such cycling routes you could choose in India.
1. East Coast Road – Chennai to Pondicherry
One of the easiest cycling routes in India, this stretch linking Chennai to Pondicherry is renowned for its seaside sights and views. Clear roads with sparkling beaches and undulating roads make this a dream ride to take.
2. Kochi to Backwater
An early morning ride along the Kochi coast with glimpses of unevenly spread backwaters accompanying you all the way. Cycling through small fishermen villages and lush coconut trees, we reach one serene end of the backwaters.
3. Mumbai to Daman
This quaint little place some 170 kms north of Mumbai does not often get the attention it deserves. Daman has everything you need in a holiday destination – beaches, forts, casinos and cheap liquor.
4. Somnath to Diu (Gujarat)
Cycle by the cash crop farms enclosed by coconut trees. The sights are simply beautiful. To add to the experience is the sea that runs all along. The simplicity of the surrounding water is enough to take your breath away.
Rameshwaram is one of the best cycling routes in India. The blue waters will leave you speechless. For a moment you’ll wonder India is so much more beautiful than what you thought.
6. Mangalore to Goa Via NH-17
This Mangalore to Goa cycling route in India will show you how pleasant is a fancy riding by the sea. Travel through the village of Maravanthe on NH-17 (now NH-66). The scenic beauty on this stretch is attributed to the Maravanthe beach on one side of the road and the Suparnika river on the other side.
7. Coorg to Munnar
Coorg-to-Munnar is one of the most scenic cycling routes in India. Cycle in the Nilgiris along the aromatized plantations. This rural region offers some of the country’s most stunning landscapes and goes hand in hand with twisting green roads, forests and hills.
8. Cycling in Goa
The biking trail travels from the Arabian Sea coast to Netravali village in the magnificent Sahyadri Western Ghats, which are recognized as the top 10 biodiversity spots of the world. Explore the sandy beaches to dense forests on a bike!
9. The Highways In Rajasthan
Cycling on highways in Rajasthan, take the route Ahmedabad – Udaipur – Ajmer – Jaipur. Of course the forts and lakes are breathtaking in every city in Rajasthan, but something you ought to do is ride past the desert highways – the sight that will capture your imagination.
10. NH17 Udupi Trail – Mumbai to Trivandrum
This journey will fulfil all your sensory needs, whether it’s for pristine beaches or magical forests. Start at Mumbai and go till Mangalore or be an adventurer and take the longer route till Trivandrum, either way it’s a guaranteed treat.
11. Leh to Khardung La
Cycle on world’s highest motorable road from Leh to Khardung La beyond which lies the Siachen Glacier & Khardung La has world’s highest motorable road. This is one of the most difficult yet beautiful cycling routes in India.
12. Shillong to Cherrapunji
This is one stretch that anyone who loves riding has to experience. While riding on most hilly terrains, you have mountains on one side and a valley on the other side. This route is different as you tend to ride on top of the mountains.
13. Gangtok to Nathulapass
One of the most scenic cycling routes in India is from Gangtok to Nathulapass. It is breathtaking! It’s very close to the Indo-Chinese border in Sikkim and thus is used a lot by the army. With gorgeous roads and the beautiful Tsomgo lake, the pass enchants every riders.
14. Old Silk Route – Kalimpong to Zuluk
There is a strong belief and story that at some point they gave up completing this road because of the very difficult terrain. It looks so different in each curve, and in winter it’s a different story altogether.
15. Western Arunachal Trail – Bhalukpong to Tawang
Not for the faint hearted – as the roads here might be slightly dangerous, but that just adds to the excitement. Feel the adrenaline pump as you ride from Bhalukpong to Tawang, checking out forests and hills and probably dodging a few landslides. It surely is one of the most adventurous cycling routes you would ever ride on!
16. Manali to Spiti Valley
Reach the highest village in the world over a course of ten days. Imbibe a sense of culture very different from your own and don’t forget to talk to the locals, especially in the temples and monasteries, most of which are amazingly beautiful. This route will leave you with not just memories but friends too!
17. Zanskar Trail
Riding at this high altitude is more than just a test of skill, it’s a test of endurance. Get past the hard bit and you’ll notice the looming mountains stunning terrains around you and get lost in their charms.
18. Manali to Leh via Rohtang Pass
Walls of snow are just one of the many spectacular sights to behold on this journey. It might be tough and the air might be thin, but the experience will be life changing!
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