Best Walking & Biking Tours in Maharashtra
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.
About the Activity:Fixed departure date: 26th February, 2017A different way of exploring the South Mumbai region by cycling is coming up to you now. An epic heritage ride to traverse through those historic pathways and roads invites those with a restless heart.Still on either sides of the streets you can witness the brown-washed colonial structures. To relive the past, start cycling from Colaba towards the Gateway of India, exploring the remarkable heritage sites.The ride starts at around 04:30 PM, will give you two hours of exhilarating ride and leading to end the event with the accompaniment of a beer by 06:30 PM.The sights you are going to come across include the Gateway of India, Taj Hotel, Regal Cinema, Majestic Hotel Mumbai, Prince of Whales Museum, Elphinstone College & David Sassoon Library, Horniman Circle, St. Thomas Cathedral, Asiatic Society, New India Assurance building, CST, BMC headquarters, Flora Fountain, High Court, University of Bombay, Rajabai Clock Tower etc.
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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.
About the Activity:Kick-start the historic cycling tour of Mumbai at around 06.45 AM, and traverse through remnants from the Mauryan, Portuguese and British empires!Cycle through Gateway of India, Nariman Point, and many other spellbinding attractions like Flora Fountain, CST, Ballard Estate and Town Hall.Savour a scrumptious breakfast at the famed Irani Cafe, and tread through numerous winding alleys.Get back at around 10.30 AM to the Horniman Circle, after an enthralling cycling experience that is unlike any other.
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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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Begin this exciting
adventure with a train ride from CST till Karjat (07:30 AM). After a quick
briefing session with the trek leader, proceed.Begin your ride toards Kondhana Caves – reach Kondiwade a tiny hamlet, delight in the beauty of the
region in this 25km ride.Leave your cycles and
begin your trek towards Rajmachi Fort. Explore Kondahana caves en-route during
this 45 minute trek.Post exploration, proceed
back to the village and dine in for a scrumptious lunch.You may now embark on your
return journey as the experience concluded here.
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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.
About the Activity:Get set for an amazing experience of mountain biking near
Kundalika River.Arrive during the daytime and participate in an
enthralling ride along the river banks.Pedal through the challenging terrains and make your ways
through offbeat trails.Enjoy the lush and opulent beauty around the Kundalika River
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Embark on an adventurous foot journey that will test the limits of your endurance, but reward you with stunning sights to take your breath away! The 30km long walking expedition will take you from the cascades of the Dabhosa Falls, through the wilderness of the villages and valleys to land you at the exhilarating sights of the Saajan Dam.
Beginning at the Fountain Hotel, as you reach the Dabhosa Waterfall Resort, the expedition begins immediately. Commence on the adventure activities with training on tent pitching, First Aids, route and expedition planning and many more essential adventure activities. Traversing through various pathways, the journey finally terminates at Sajan Resort where after lunch and freshening up, it will be time to head off to the hometown after checking-out of the resort.
Total walking distance/distance trekked per day: 15km
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Enjoy an exhilarating motorcycling trip to Panshet with your biker gang
and let the wonders of nature make you feel like a rock star on your bike! Let
the beautiful expanse of Panshet make you fall in love with all that Mother
Nature can offer you! Panshet is well known for the presence of Panshet Dam, also
known as Tanajisagar Dam. This place is on the Mutha River about 50km southwest of the city of Pune in
western India. The dam was constructed in late 1950s for irrigation and, along with three
other dams nearby it supplies drinking water to Pune. Spectate the
architectural miracle and let the amazing weather and ambiance of the place
take over you!
Get ready for a riding experience like never before! No
matter how much you know about Mumbai but this is one trip that would help you
in exploring this city like never before!
Delight in a midnight cycling trip through the city- the
most remarkable feature about this trip is that you will be riding your bicycles
through a beautiful coastal route in Mumbai. Begin your exploration – start unravelling
the hidden streets while enjoying the coastal beauty of this otherwise bustling
city. Hop onto your ride and get ready to surpass this stunning 35 km ride
while passing through famous Mumbai tourist hotspots such as Marine Drive,
Shivaji Park and various other famous viewpoints.
Discover the fun of riding through amazing streets and
beautiful roads. This amazing ride will come to an end at Bandstand. Unravel a
totally different Mumbai with this delightful midnight cycling trip.
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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.
About the Activity: Explore the beautiful coastal town of Alibaug located in the Raigad district of the Konkan region. A perfect getaway for the citizens of Mumbai, a seaside escapade for ultimate relaxation and leisure. Get on your ferry from the Gateway of India and proceed towards your destination. Check into the gorgeous PraSidd Villa, visit the Karmarkar Sculpture Museum at Saswane and then later proceed to Aawas beach for fun and sun.Visit the scenic Shiva Temple by the lake. Indulge in homely atmosphere and comfort at the PraSidd Villa and conclude your 2 day tour by getting dropped back by the ferry to Mumbaii.Note: This tour package can be availed at two different time slots. Starting at 10:15 AM or staring at 5:15 PM.