10 Beautiful Cycling Routes in India
Apart from being the eco-friendly mode of transport, cycling can bring you the joy of exploring new places in the company of your friends and fellow cyclists. So, grab a cycle and embark on a fun-filled trip with friends on these ten beautiful cycling routes in India.
Leh is a paradise on earth and Manali comes a close second. The beauty of the places is to leave you spellbound. What better way to enjoy the mesmerising view of both the places than by cycling between the destinations? You can start from Manali and reach Leh or do vice versa. Of course, you will need to prepare and train to cycle at high altitudes.
If you are starting your cycling expedition from Manali, you can first arrive at Club Mahindra Snow Peaks, Manali spend a few nights in peace, indulge in some amazing experience, and then embark on your week-long cycling tour to Leh. Don’t forget to check out the splendid Driftwood Laddakh resort on reaching Leh. It would be the perfect place to retreat and rejuvenate.
There is something about Rajasthan that bewitches tourists from all over the world. A cycling trip from Udaipur, the city of lakes, to Jodhpur, the old hub of Rajputana, through the sand dunes can instantly transfer you to back in time.
Located on the backdrop of the scenic Aravali Hills, Club Mahindra Udaipur can be your perfect first check-in Point. You can even consider making a halt for a day or two at Club Mahindra Kumbhalgarh enroute to Jodhpur. Finally, book a stay at Pratap Niwas Palace on reaching Jodhpur to receive the royal treatment and explore the rich local cultural heritage.
One of India's best coastal cycling routes, the Arabian sea, will accompany you during the entire trip. You can also choose a longer route to accommodate Gir National Park en route Diu from Somnath. Check out the fabulous Devka Beach Resort on reaching Diu. After a strenuous few days of cycling, you can allow yourself to be treated like a royalty and indulge in self pampering.
The Mangalore to Goa is one of the best cycling routes in India for seaside riders. Cycle through the village of Maravanthe on NH (National Highway) 66 and witness the mesmerising beauty of this stretch where the Suparnika river flows on one side of the road while the sea waves wash the Maravanthe beach on the other side.
On reaching Goa, you can consider checking into any of the following Club Mahindra resorts.
All these Club Mahindra Resorts in Goa are in the most pristine location to give you an unparalleled view Goa’s natural beauty. Not to mention, you can enjoy indulging in various experiences at the resort that will make your trip unforgettable.
Mysore to Ooty road provides the best cycling routes for wildlife and adventure enthusiasts. The serpentine cycling route cuts through two national parks, Bandipur and Masinagudi, providing an unfiltered view of the dense forests free of pollution or human habitats.
The Golden Landmark Resort, a Club Mahindra Affiliate property, is an excellent place to stay in Mysore and plan your forward trip. On reaching Ooty, you can choose to stay at Club Mahindra Danish Villa or Club Mahindra Derby Green.
The Coorg to Munnar cycling route offers some of the most stunning landscapes of the famed Nilgiris. The rural region can surprise even seasoned travellers with many of its hidden gems that reveal themselves to the unassuming cyclists with pleasant surprises.
You can begin your cycling trip from Club Mahindra Madikeri at Coorg. On reaching your destination after a few days days, rejuvenate yourself at Club Mahindra Mount Serene, Munnar and let yourself be treated to the warm hospitality like you have never experienced before.
It is one of the most beautiful cycling routes in south India where you will cross tea gardens, vast forest stretches, hill stations, and several exotic wild animals along this route.
You can arrive at the beautiful Club Mahindra Munnar resort, take a pit stop for a couple of days, treat yourself to the amazing Kerala cuisine, rejuvenate, and plan your further cycling trip to Annamalai.
You can view the unevenly spread backwaters of Kochi and the beaches with a cycling trip. Starting from Fort Cochin, you can enjoy the serenity of the waters of the city cycling along the roads and then the rural villages. Numerous coconut trees and small fishers' villages on your way will provide you with an enriching cycling experience.
Club Mahindra Cherai, Kochi, can be an excellent place to make base before you start exploring the backwaters. If you plan for a long 2-day trip to Alappuzha, you can also check out Club Mahindra Arookuty at Alappuzha.
The Chennai to Rameswaram cycle route is filled with popular tourist attractions and off-beat destinations. Just grab a cycle and start exploring the cities at your own pace.
Drop your anchor at JKR Resort and Spa, a Club Mahindra affiliate resort, at Rameswaram and explore the nearby places leisurely.
The Kalimpong to Zuluk route is undoubtedly a challenging one. However, it can provide you with a life-altering experience as you get to see the challenges faced by people living in these far-flung places.
You can first acclimatise to the mountain environment by staying at Summit Barsana Spa Resort, a Club Mahindra affiliate property, at Kalimpong before embarking on your epic cycling trail.
Cycling is not just for travelling and exploring new places. It is also an excellent way to rejuvenate your body and soul. Besides, you might make new friends on the trip and make deeper connections with both people and nature. So, get your cycle serviced, pack your gear, and explore the uncharted territories on the two wheels you trust the most.