MUMBAI - GOA CYCLING ..... The coastal route

6th Jan to 13th Jan 2018

In this cycling tour, we would start from Gateway Of India, Mumbai, and would go past sun-washed beaches of coastal Maharashtra, unassuming villages, and thickly green hillsides before finally landing in Goa. The trip is designed to take you through the vibrant coastal side trails, rich in enthralling landscapes, local interaction, cultural experiences, monuments and temples and a distinct array of food. Besides seeing the real Maharashtra or real India at close quarters, we would also encounter a multitude of challenges, making this is a memorable trip for all those who are young at heart.

Day 01: Gateway of India TO Murud (63 kMS ON CYCLE) (Around 6 HRS)
We all would assemble at the famous Gateway Of India very early morning to catch the ferry for Mandawa Jetty. Here we would give away our baggage to our pick up vehicle. After a very refreshing 1 ½ hours sail on the misty Arabian Sea we would reach Mandawa Jetty, from where we would hit the paddle. After about 28 Kms cycling we would reach the capital town of Raigad district, Alibag. We would have our lunch and move towards Kashid, which is around 24 Kms. via Revdanda. On the way we would visit the famous Korlai Lighthouse, which would make very interesting halt. 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 unassuming and relaxing destinations off Mumbai with wonderfully clean and untouched beaches and a few temples in the vicinity. Further to Murud. Overnight in a guesthouse. (B, L, D…)

Day 02: Murud to Harihareshwar (82 kMS ON CYCLE) (Around 9 HOURS)
Today, we would ride along the breezy Konkan coastline to our next destination, Harihareshwar. After breakfast we would cycle up to Murud via 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 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. The constant sound of the sea would be therapeutic as we would settle with a good view.
Overnight in a guesthouse. (B, L, D…)

Day 03: Harihareshwar TO Dapoli (69 Kms) (7 HOURS)
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. (B, L, D…)

Day 04: Dapoli to Velneshwar (65 Kms) (7 Hours)
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. (B, L, D…)

Day 05: Velneshwar TO Pawas (80 Kms) (8 Hours)
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. After visiting the temple and spending some time in the temple complex we would have lunch. Then after lunch we would cycle along the coast on 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 and 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 small but very quite village of Pawas.
Overnight stay in a guesthouse. (B, L, D…)

Day 06: Pawas to Kunkeshwar (95 Kms) (10 Hours)
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. (B, L, D…)

Day 07: Kunkeshwar to vengurla (95 Kms) (10 Hours)
This stretch from Kunkeshwar to Vengurla would also be a long one. 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 lunch. After lunch we would board a ferry to reach Bhogave Beach. Then it would be a small distance to cover to Parule. Then the road would be very pleasant till Vengurla.
Overnight in a guesthouse. (B, L, D…)

Day 08: Vengurla to calangute, goa. (55 Kms) (6 Hours)
This would be a short day as we would try to reach Goa for lunch! Just after Vengurla we would reach Redi via Shiroda for breakfast. After breakfast we would cross into Goa via Arondha. After entering Goa the journey would be very enchanting with paddy fields, picturesque churches and great people! Slowly after crossing the town of Siolim we would reach our beach destination for lunch. Our trip would end at Calangute Beach. (B, L…)

COST PER PERSON (Ex Gateway Of India):
INR 25,000/-  (With Escort) (Minimum of 8 paxs)
For booking the tour please deposit INR9,000/- per person.
1. Accommodation: 
Murud, Harihareshwar, Dapoli, Velneshwar, Pawas, Kunkeshwar, Vengurla: One night at each place in a clean, cozy, simple guesthouse on multiple sharing & full board basis
2. Travel:
Gateway Of India, Mumbai to Mandawa Jetty by motorboat or catamaran.
Mandawa Jetty to Calangute, Goa by one’s own effort by cycling!!
Crossing of creeks and small rivers by help of small boats.
3. Food:
As per itinerary. (B – Breakfast, L – Lunch, D – Dinner)
4. A trained guide on cycle along the route along with necessary repair kit etc.
5. A support vehicle all along the route, which would take care of your luggage.
6. A mechanic along with the group to take care of running repairs.

Participants are expected to get their own cycles for the tour. However we can provide you the cycles on HIRE at Mandawa Jetty, which you can use to cycle from there till Goa. Once the trip is over we would take the cycle back. Cost for the same would be approx INR 4000/-
Travel & Transport costs to Gateway of India and from Goa back home (for individuals and personal cycles). If you want us to bring back your cycles to Mumbai it can be arranged at a cost of INR 1000/- per cycle
Insurance Charges.
GST applicable at prevailing rates. (At present 5%).
Staying charges in Goa.
Any expenses of personal nature such as hiring charges for cycle, mineral water, laundry, liquor, tips to driver or any other service personnel etc.
Any kind cost needed for spares to repair a cycle in case of break down.
Any kind of insurance, such as accident, theft, medical, evacuation etc.
Any additional expense caused due to any reason beyond control of ADD-VENTURE INDIA and its associates; like change in itinerary due to flight delays, road blockage, landslides, bad weather conditions, bridge breakage and any other natural calamity or incidence like strike, curfew etc. on which ADD-VENTURE INDIA and its associates do not have any control.
Items not specified in the above in ‘Cost Includes’.

For more details on facilities, food, etc please refer