Travelling for many is exciting, and for many walking to explore is enjoyable. Cycling, however, is a better way to explore a city as an exercise and for some thrill. So, if you are a fan of cycling and are geared up for some thrill in life, there are a number of routes in India on which you can ride. From hilly ranges to riversides, forests, backwaters, national parks, and road trips, there are pedalling options for all travellers.
We have compiled a list of five cycling trails in India which you can pedal on right away.
Manali to Leh
The distance from Manali to Leh is 550 kilometres and you can wind on this route through the gorgeous mountain valleys of the Himalayas and some high mountain stretches. The roads are not all that smooth and it might get a little difficult for you to complete the tour, but if you manage to, you will cherish every moment of it. So, bring out the adventurer in you and ride along.
Puducherry to Chennai
This 165 kilometre stretch is comparatively one of the simplest routes to trail on. The East Coast Road links Puducherry to Chennai and the route is quite a bedazzling one for its scenic views of the seaside, neat and clean roads, and mesmerising beaches. The plush greenery of Auroville and the historic sights of Mahabalipuram welcome you graciously.
Gangtok to Sikkim
As compared to Manali-Ladakh, this is an easier route for cycling and has multiple routes. While riding, you can glimpse through or halt at tea estates, monasteries, towns and villages, however, you would encounter steep and rocky roads. The distance is approximately 85 kilometres.
Jodhpur to Udaipur
An iconic pedalling route in India of about 250 kilometres is from the City of Lakes to the Blue City and vice or versa or from Udaipur to Jodhpur. On this stretch, you will cross the Dilwara and Ranakpur temples, Haldighati, and a Bullet Temple where the idol is of a 350CC Royal Enfield motorcycle.
Mumbai to Goa
This is one of the longest cycling tours in India with a distance of 680 kilometres. It takes approximately 9 days to complete the stretch. Attractions encountered would be Kashid, Harihareshwar, Dapoli, Pawas, Velneshwar, Kunkeshwar, Vengurla, and Calangute. The coastal beaches of Maharashtra to lush green slopes can be covered on the route.