Adventure on Pedals! Cycles are not considered as means of travel nowadays, advent of automobiles has overtaken its presence. Cycling on different routes is a unique experience, especially if you have a bunch of friends or a group of fellow riders like you. Cycling not being so popular, but is now being pursued as a sport, it is either a test of fitness or an adventure seeker’s perfect holiday.
Younger generation is choosing cycling as a good form of exercise and also giving them an opportunity to explore different routes to enjoy nature. Cycling tours is a great Indian adventure, expediting through mountains, crossing lakes and villages. India has some of the world’s best cycling routes to offer to such enthusiasts.
Manali to Leh
This route is one of the favorites amongst most of the cyclists. This path offers an amazing landscape, combined beautiful weather. Being on a high altitude, this trail is the toughest route with the most outstanding views. This broad road is a silver piece of paradise. The steep journey requires a good amount of preparation and fitness level. This Indian adventure is for those who believe that persistence and hard work are rewarded instantly.
Gangtok to Darjeeling
Even though, this circuit may be quite challenging, it is a serious contrast in terms of the visuals you may experience anywhere else. Decorated with tea gardens of Darjeeling and amazing chain of mountains, Northeast India is the most gorgeous part of the country. Excellent health levels have to be maintained for this pedaling expedition passing through the rocky terrain, this route is a roller coaster ride. Monks, monasteries, children, lakes, and rivers are some of the impressions of the ride.
Pangong Lake Circuit
The Pangong Lake Circuit is an adventurous experience, not only for a hardcore cycling buff but also for a novice cyclist. This path will allow you to ride the mountains through a long stretch of about 300 km of mud roads along the shores of the lake. The ride along the lake offers a stunning view of the arid mountains of the Chang Chemo and the beautiful peaks of the Pangong range. The biggest challenge for cyclists touring on this route is the highest and the most difficult passes in Ladakh, Chandler pass.
Pune to Panshet Dam via Sinhagarh
Pune has good weather throughout the year and this route makes it ideal for cycling tours in India to explore the beautiful countryside. It involves uphill cycling towards the Sinhagarh fort. It provides an enjoyable view of Panshet Dam, clear blue waters and mist covered hills all around make it a delight for cyclists. Monsoon is the best time to go on this route, December to February is also considered a good time for cycling.
This is one of the cycling tours that provide cyclists with even lands, beautiful village roads, and hills. It is preferred to take this cycling tour between October and March. Mélange of Indian culture and ethnicity can be experienced while cruising on your bicycles through, Pushkar, Udaipur, Jodhpur and Jaipur. Cyclists who are keen to view the wildlife may pedal through the Keoladeo Ghana National Park, the Kaila Devi National Park near Karauli and the Ranthambhore National Park which consist of different species of birds and animals.
Kochi to Alleppey
Kerala is well-known for its backwaters, which offer some great opportunity for cyclists in the Southern circuit. Cycling is an amazing way to unwind and enjoy the pleasure at the same time, exploring the main parts of the state on two wheels. Beginning from Fort Kochi, passing through the silent backwaters, the finest route to Alleppey is through Marari Beach. Tall coconut trees all around are an eye candy.
All you need is your bicycles (specific to the need) and the required equipment. Don’t hesitate to make friends while you go ahead on the way of fulfilling your dream of cycling which is indeed one big Indian adventure.