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5 Amazing Cycling Trips from Bangalore

Cycle is the best friend

Bangalore to Nandi Hills

Picturesque Nandi Hills
Picturesque Nandi Hills

There is much entertainment that a sprawling and vibrant metro city like Bangalore has to offer both its residents and its visitors. If, however, you are a nature and biking enthusiast you must plan an amazing cycle trip just as you look for hotel room bookings in Bangalore. Here are some of the more popular routes –

The one place which offers a quick getaway from the hustle and bustle of Bengaluru and also accords bikers some breathtaking views of the vista is the Nandi Hills. A cycling trip from Bangalore to the Nandi Hills can be between 25 kilometers and 40 kilometers depending on which part of the city you start from and the route you follow. The route through the wilderness is a long and winding one and includes an uphill ride of about 7 kilometers. There is a short detour that bikers prefer to take and visit the Bhoganandeeswara Temple on the way to the Nandi Hills.

Attractions around Mysore
Attractions around Mysore

Bangalore to Mysore

The top attractions of the wonderful city of Mysore, the capital of the Kingdom of Mysore, include the grand palace of Mysore, Brindavan Gardens, Chamundeshwari Temple, and the Mysore Zoo. This is a favourite trip that bikers from Bengaluru take over long weekends. The bike ride one way is about 145 kilometres and a round way trip could be somewhere about 300 kilometres. The route that bikers prefer is the one that goes through Ramanagara, Channapatna, Mandya, Srirangapatna. There are quite a few beautiful spots to take a break and breathe in the fresh rural air. There are a number of eateries that serve excellent local fare too.

Bangalore to Coorg

Coorg is one of the most beautiful places in the Western Ghats. The picturesque Madikeri or Mercara is at the very heart of Coorg. It is the place where the river Cauvery finds its origins and is culturally important to south Indian heritage. A cycling trip from Bengaluru to Madikeri is about 250 kilometers long but many bikers prefer a longer route that takes them from Bangalore via Mandya – Srirangapatna – Mysore – Hunsur – Bylakuppe – Nisargadhama – Madikeri- Gonikoppal to Irupu Falls. While the trip is certainly long and may require camping or hotel stays, the rich natural bounty of Coorg is more than enough reward.

Bangalore to Kasaragod

A fit circuit for Cycling
A fit circuit for Cycling

The beauty of Kerala and the rich cultural heritage of this lush green state make it one of the most visited tourist attractions of the country. A cycle trip from Bengaluru to Kasargod is just the right combination of adventure, activity, and love of natural beauty. This is a rather long trip of over 360 kilometers and is only for the serious cycling enthusiast. The wonders of Kasargod await those who make this strenuous trip but the tour itself is dotted with some of the most attractive places to rest and recuperate your energy, including Shravanabelagola, Hassan, and Puttur.

Cycle is the best friend
Cycle is the best friend

Bangalore to Ooty Ooty is one of the most visited hill stations of southern India. It is a romantic getaway and a favorite with those looking to escape the summer heat of the southern plains. A cycle trip from Bengaluru Airport hotels to Mettupalayam is about 285 kilometers and the remaining 58 kilometers to Ooty can be covered either by the popular toy train or by road (an uphill climb). Traveling through the most beautiful and lush rural parts of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu makes this one of the most wonderful adventures you are likely to undertake. This too is a rather strenuous trip but just as rewarding.

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