Best Walking & Biking Tours in Pune
This is Mumbai as you have never seen it before: calm and peaceful. While the rest of the city is only just beginning to wake up, we take advantage of the empty streets and cool air to explore South Mumbai by cycle. The tour starts at 6 AM and as you wind our way through the back lanes, we’ll visit must-see Mumbai sights like the Gateway of India and CST Station as well as some hidden gems like Sassoon Dock and Bombay Panjrapole (cow sanctuary). At the end of the tour, you’ll stop for a well-deserved South Indian breakfast of dosa, idli, upma, and much more.Safety is the number one priority on this trip, and hence Bicycle helmets are available on request and a second guide cycles at the back of the group.
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This September, grab your friends and gear up for the Bike Ride & Trek to Tung &Tikona Forts in Pune! Tung Fort has an elevation of 1075 m above sea level and is now surrounded by water on three sidesmaking for a fantastic view. You can visit the village of Tungi by ferry .once you are here. The magnificent fort is conical and has steep climbs with a very narrow route on the edge of the mountain throughout. From Pawana dam, reaching this fort requires a 400-metre climb.
Tikona (also known as Vitandgad) is the dominant hill fort in Maval in western India and is located near Kamshet around 60km from Pune. The village nearest to the fort is called Tikona-Peth. The 3500ft high hill is pyramidcal in shape!
Revv up your bikes and get ready for the ride of a lifetime!Trek up the slopes of the massive peaks and explore the historic forts around! Get your gear ready and depart on your bikes around 07:00AM from S.P College and other meet up points to reach the base village and you can have a good breakfast along the way. You will be expected to reach around 09:30AM to the base, after which you will begin the trek and reach the top around 10:30AM.
After exploring the famous forts around and clicking some good pictures, you can begin your descend to the base village around noon and enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant. Once done, you can rideto Tungawadi around 02:00PM and reach the top of the peak by 03:30PM. Once you explore the fort, you can begin your return journey to Pune around 05:00PM and reach your destination around 07:00PM.
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‘Kasba’ means ‘market-town’, and the neighbourhoods covered
in this walk tell tales of the Maratha Empire’s glory.Dotted with numerous shrines and ‘wadas’ of historical
significance, the traditions of the yore are a charming sight indeed.Contrastingly, the same neighbourhoods house a vibrantly
bustling market, with people thronging in droves.Visit prominent temples on this intriguing tour through the
bazaars, and learn more about this amazing city.This is a great tour for those interested in photography.The tour ends at Vishrambaug Wada, built by the last Peshwa Baji Rao II as a house of leisure. If you’d like to take back a souvenir from the walk, there’s a small shop inside Vishrambaug run by a local NGO, that sells eco-friendly handcrafted garments, ornaments and bags.
About the activity / tour with details: 140 Kms Cycling & 5 Kms Trek.
Gear up for a gruelling 140km cycling trek and an extra 5km challenging hiking trek in the scenic mountain ranges of Rohida! During your biking and hiking expedition, you can witness the magnificence of the mountainous Bhor region and one of the biggest plateaus in India 'Raireshwar'. The enthralling experience will test your adventure skills as you cycle up formidable slopes and adrenaline inducing terrains!
Enjoy the historical sites around you that boast of rich Indian heritage and exotic history while you engage in an exciting hiking expedition for 5km on this trip with other adventurers! Explore the unexplored domains of this rustic, cultural hub in India, scour around the rugged, rocky terrains and energize your every sense for an amazing one day adventure in the mystical land of Rohida!
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Saswad, holds a strong historical place! Well acclaimed for various ancient temples, enthral in the beauty of these 1000 year old ancient beauties. This exhilarating breakfast ride to the ancient Saswad trip begins from Katraj, reach Saswad at around 08:15AM.
Enjoy a scrumptious breakfast before you kick-start your journey. Visit Purndare Palace, admire the awe-inspiring beauty of this stunning place, which was once royal’s abode. Post this, head straight to Sangameshwar & Changavateshwar Temples, a well-acclaimed ancient temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Mesmerize with the placid beauty of this quaint located on the confluence of Rivers Karhe and Chambli.
Enthral in the stunning landscapes, witness ancient 1000 year old architecture of these stunning temples, who seems to tell the tales of this place. After this full-filling breakfast ride to the ancient Saswad, embark on your ride for a return journey to Pune by noon.
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Passing through some of the most picturesque landscapes in Maharashtra, the bike trip to Satara Circuit will take you through the route between Pune to Mahabaleshwar. The trail, most beautiful in the monsoon, traverses through the picturesque landscapes of Tapola and Kaas which are known for their unique sights.
While Tapola, is called the Mini Kashmir of Maharashtra, Kaas is the flowering plateau that is adorned with more than 850 varieties of flowers in the season between July to August. In Tapola, you will come across the amazing water body of Shiv Sagar boating club that is famous for its water sports. Passing through some of the most thrilling curves and bends the Satara circuit drive and bike expedition will give you memories that will last you a lifetime.
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Starting bright and early at around 06:30 AM, the bike trip to Satara Circuit begins as you meet the rest of team mates at the pre decided location. Get on your beloved bikes and zoom your way through the slopes and terrains from Pune to Bhor by around 08:00AM.
A yummy breakfast awaits you at Bhor as you nourish yourself for the ride ahead. Post breakfast, you will continue with yourriding expedition in Satara Circuit and progress towards Mahabaleshwar, a charming hill station, through the famous and beautiful Mandhardevi Ghat.
As the day wears on, you will again take a brief stopover at Mahabaleshwar for tea and snacks at around 11:00 AM. Marvel at the beautiful scenery around you, and re-join the track that will take you from Mahabaleshwar to Tapola, the mini Kashmir of Maharashtra.
Upon reaching Tapola, an amazing lunch will be waiting for you to nourish your bodies. Relax for a while before you continue to ride your way through the gorgeous Western Ghats onwards to Kaas by around 01:30PM. Get enchanted by the immense solitude and natural beauty around you as you arrive at your destination at around 03:00PM; take a short break to refresh yourself with some tea.
The journey ahead, which will begin at 03:15 PM, will take you through the beautiful Khambatki Ghat; by around 04:45PM, with a brief stopover for some tea and refreshments. Post this break, kick start your bikes at 05:45PM and embark on the final lap of this exciting bike expedition; from Khambakti Ghat to Pune. The expected time to reach Pune is approximately07:30PM; with your arrival, your riding expedition in Satara circuit comes to an end.
(NOTE: THE ABOVE PACKAGE CAN ALSO BE AVAILED WITH A DRIVE BY A PRIVATE CAR)
Total Biking Distance: 340km
About the Activity: Learn how to spot, identify and observe birds and their calls as well as any other fauna during this half day session of bird watching. Get ready to tackle tricky terrains and uneven landscapes are you are introduced to binoculars and field guides on birds.Enjoy 6 hours of spotting and learning about these magnificent creatures as you cover the areas of Pune, Lonavala and Saswad.Travel in groups of 4 and this trip is open to anyone above the age of 18.
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hardcore bikers, your bike trip to Konkan region begins from Thane /Pune. Ride
towards Mahad. On reaching, halt for a quick breakfast at Mahad.Get on your
ride, from here you will be riding till Chiplun via Kaseti Ghat. On the way pay
a visit to the ancient Parshuram Temple.Enjoy
panoramic views of Guhagar Beach at Chiplun where you will staying for the
night at a guesthouse.Explore Ganpatipule via Velneshwar, Hedvi
Temple and Ratangiri Market on the second day of your trip. You will then be
riding to Ganpatipule, enjoy a stunning sunset view before retiring to the bed.Pay a quick visit to Ganpatipule, after a scrumptious lunch midway, begin your retusn jorney to Mumbai/Pune.
Tucked in the Western Ghat, Naneghat is a stunning mountain pass
located near Junnar in Pune district.This enthralling bike ride kick-starts from Kalyan. Ride your beast
while enjoying the scenic landscapes.From here you will be riding till Naneghat via Murbad, Tokawade and
Malshej Ghat. Post this, you can resume your return journey.