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Mumbai to Goa

Mumbai to Goa

£1498 per person

Grade 3 Cycle TourThe Mumbai to Goa cycle tour journeys down the west coast of India with breath-taking views of the Arabian Sea.

Arriving in Mumbai, you will have the option of spending the first day sightseeing the Gateway of India. On the first day of cycling we enjoy glorious views of paddy fields and green countryside before arriving at the coast near Murud. Here we may visit local highlights such as the Janjira Fort, Phansad Wildlife Sanctuary, a few temples and the wonderfully clean, untouched beaches. From here the route takes us south, along coastal routes, passing though fishing villages with their large drying nets and bright, colourful boats. We visit many pristine clean, untouched beaches with stunning views of the sea. Our final day of cycling sees us cross over the River Terekoil which separates the two states of Maharashtra and Goa. Our final destination is Morjim Beach, located at the mouth of the Chaopra River and famous for its nesting and hatching habitat of the endangered Olive Ridley sea turtle. From here we take a transfer to the quiet beaches of South Goa to enjoy two days of relaxation/sightseeing.

This moderately challenging trip is suitable for all regular cyclists. There are lots of hills but they are all gentle climbs.

The climate of Mumbai remains tropically wet and dry. Mumbai experiences four diverse seasons that make the city pleasant to live in. Winter in Mumbai begins in the month of December and lasts until February, with summer lasting from March to May. The monsoon season starts in June and ends in September. The post-monsoon season in Mumbai lasts from October to December.

Being located near the Arabian Sea and in the tropical zone, Goa enjoys a warm and humid climate for almost all the year round. The climate of this small state has little variation in seasonal temperature and remains between 26°C and 29°C all round the year. Winter in Goa begins from mid November and last till February. During this period, nights remain cool with 20°C temperature and days remain warm with 29°C. It enjoys a moderate humidity during this period.

India High Places began in India in 1987 when our very first trip set off to trek in the Garhwal Himalayas in north India.  We have gradually widened our destinations and now also go to Ladakh, Rajasthan and Kerala. If you are looking for an authentic and active holiday in India, we are the specialists. Moreover we hold India in great respect and have a deep regard for the land and its peoples.

To travel with High Places and our sister company Pedal Nation Cycle Tours will disprove many of the myths you might hold and leave you with a sense of wonder and incredulity. There is a life force in India, which we may already have lost in the west. You must come and see for yourself.

Mumbai to Goa 6-day cycle touring holiday

There are women only trips available for this tour.
Our next women only tour will run from Friday 14th to Sunday 23rd February 2020.
Your Cycle Tour Leader for this trip will be Tori Gray.
There will be male support staff on this tour.

Women Only Tour Available

Highlights

  • Cycle along the west coast of India with breath-taking views of the Arabian Sea
  • Famous sights of Mumbai including the Gateway of India
  • Enjoying Konkani seafood
  • Pristine clean, stunning, untouched beaches
  • Relaxing day in South Goa

Accommodation

On this trip, all of the places we stay are friendly and with character, and in diverse locations.

All accommodation is double or twin share unless a single supplement has been confirmed. The single room supplement cost is £498.

Meals

Breakfast is included throughout the trip. Dinner is included every day except day one in Mumbai and the last 3 nights in Goa. Light lunches/refreshments are included on all cycling days.

In the Tour Plan, (B, L, D) refers to meals included in the trip cost i.e. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Bike Hire

We can arrange local bike hire for you. The additional cost is £150.

Flights

The flight from Goa back to Mumbai at the end of the tour is included in the tour price.
Flights to and from Mumbai are not included in the tour, however we are happy to give you advice or book your flights for you.

Tour Plan

The route of this tour is flexible and should be seen as a guide only. Local conditions, weather or fitness could lead to changes in our daily plans. All times and distances are approximate.

6 days of cycling
Approx 335 miles Age
  • Destination
  • Depart from
    Mumbai, India
  • Return from
    Mumbai, India
  • Road surfaces
    Gentle to steep climbs. Tarmac, off road (conditions can vary).
  • Bike Type
    Mountain bike
  • Included
    Mumbai to Goa
    Accommodation
    Evening meals (unless specified)
    Cycling guide
    Vehicle support
    Baggage transfer
    Airport transfers
  • Not Included
    Lunch
    GPX files
    Bike hire
    Travel to start & from finish
    International flights
    Travel insurance
    Visas
1
Arrive in Mumbai
We will meet you at Mumbai airport and transfer you to your hotel. The rest of the day can be spent at your leisure or there's an optional sightseeing trip to the Gateway of India.
2
Alibaug
Leaving the Mumbai metropolis behind we will head to the coastal town of Alibaug. In the afternoon we will get our bikes and do an orientation ride.(B/D)
3
Murud
32 miles (50km) / 4 hours
The beach town of Murud is one of the most unassuming and relaxing destinations off Mumbai. We take a short ferry to Murud (don't confuse this with the destination) and then hop onto the bikes. Enjoy the paddy fields, green countryside and mild hillocks in the distance. You know you've hit Murud when you can see thickets of tall trees and a brilliant open view of the sea. If time permits, we head out to see the local highlights such as Janjira Fort, Phansad Wildlife Sanctuary, an old Jewish synagogue, the wonderfully clean and untouched beaches and a few temples in the vicinity. This is also a great place to try the local Konkani food. Brilliant seafood awaits you in Murud. (B/L/D)
4
Harnai
68 miles (110km) / 8 hours
This morning we start early and reach the Harnai beach through a classic coastal route. Gentle waves and the warm waters of this beach are largely untouched by the tourist rush. After settling down at the resort, you may choose to head out for some local sightseeing. The Harnai Beach, Burundi Beach, Suvarnadurg Fort and the Durga Devi Temple are a few of the places that we can visit in the evening. 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 - give them a hand pulling in the heavy nets or use this as a great photo opportunity to capture the flurry of activity. (B/L/D) (Includes a ferry crossing)
5
Malgund
68 miles (110km) / 8 hours
Another scenic ride along the sandy stretches. En-route we come across fishing villages speckled with large drying nets, crammed colourful houses under casuarina stands and pristine clean beaches. If you want, we can stop for a short dip in the sea. Malgund is a beautiful seaside village with intermittent green patches on a large rock-scape that surrounds the beach. This is particularly beautiful in the monsoons. Once we settle into our hotel/guest house, use this day to relax. You can choose to walk along the beach or stay in with some fresh juice/tea and enjoy the view from your stay. (B/L/D). (Includes two ferry crossings)
6
Ambolgad Beach
53 miles (86km) / 7 hours
We continue cycling southwards, crossing a few rivers today, and pass through the port city of Ratnagiri. The biggest in the region and on our route. We then head towards Ambolgad Beach which is known for its clean waters. This lesser visited beach is one of the hidden gems among the beaches in Maharashtra. We'll stay overnight in a hotel. (B/L/D)
7
Malvan
58 miles (96km) / 8 hours
Today will be our last in Maharashtra. We will pass through the sacred town of Kunkeshwar and continue to cycle along the coast to Malvan. Here there is a beautiful beach with some breathtaking views of the Arabian Sea. We will stay overnight in a hotel. (B/L/D)
8
Arambol Beach, Goa
48 miles (72km) / 6 hours
Our last day of cycling sees us leaving Maharashtra and crossing the River Terekoil into Goa. We head towards our final destination Arambol Beach located in North Goa. This beach is located in the mouth of the Chaopra River, famous for its nesting and hatching habitat of the endangered Olive Ridley sea turtle. From here we get transferred to our resort in quiet, South Goa, away from the chaos of North Goa beaches. We will stay overnight in a hotel. (B/L)
9
Relaxed day in Goa
A relaxed day in Goa, with an overnight stay in a hotel. (B)
10
Flight to Mumbai
In the morning, a short transfer takes us to Goa airport in time for your flight back to Mumbai. (B) Please note: the above mileage is approximate and can change depending on final location of accommodations.

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