Experience Cycling

Cycling Tours & Holidays in Goa

It has become an equation that Goa equals beaches. Up until a few years it was true too, to a few extent. But in the recent few years, Goa has stepped up its game, by being one of the very few spots in the entire country to offer some of the most thrilling adventure sports

Sure, Goa is the best destination for a vacation, and its pristine beaches have managed to attract thousands of people from all over the world. The water adventure sports on these beaches like parasailing and scuba diving are popular worldwide, but that’s not all when it comes to Goa. The state has more to it than the beaches. The serene mountain ranges, streams and lakes, waterfalls and ancient caves have given rise to a variety of offbeat activities in Goa.

River rafting in the wildlife sanctuaries, canyoning, trekking to some of the laid back yet rejuvenating activities like the cruise rides, sailing, and ocean trekking and cycling are some of the newly introduced activities in Goa.

Cycling is one such very common yet unexplored territory in Goa. We all know the beautiful roads in Goa, and cycling here early mornings or during sunset is a refreshing activity altogether.

What is cycling?

Goa has its fair share of beaches and forests too. And it’s a treat to your soul where they both come together! There are a few beautiful roads in Goa where there’s a lush green forest front on one side of the road and an ocean view on the other! Peddling your way through this road is definitely one of the best experiences to have while in Goa.

They say you can explore a place better if you cycle your way through it. And Goa presents you exactly the same opportunity. There are even a couple of cycling tours in Goa where you can sign up and explore Goa like nobody else.

Places to visit for cycling in Goa:

Cycling in Goa can be done in various places, although there are a few suggested places where there are local institutes offering these services. There are cycling tours in Goa where a group of enthusiastic cyclists come together and peddle their way through the city, exploring different corners with a local guide along with you.
You can take a single day cycling course which can be completed in 3 to 6 hours or you can take part in a bigger tour that takes places over a period of two days to explore Goa at greater depths.
One can find such cycling institutes in various popular destinations in Goa like Anjuna, Panjim, Divar Island, Chorao, and a few cities in old Goa.
If you are a hardcore cyclist, you can even take up a cycling tour from Panjim, throughout the state of Goa, which includes cycling for about 200 km over a period of 7 days where you can explore a bit of the forests, the famous Dudhsagar waterfalls, and many such popular attractions in Goa.

Prices for cycling in Goa:

There are a few institutes in Goa who offer cycling services, and they all charge approximately the same amount per person. These prices may vary during the peak visitors’ season in Goa and the price hike is completely dependent on the institute.

  • The average price for cycling is Rs. 1,800 – Rs. 2,000 per person for a one day tour.
  • For the tours which lasts for 7-8 days throughout the interiors of the city, the average price is Rs. 3,600 – Rs. 4,000 per person.
  • These prices are inclusive of a 21 speed-geared mountain cycle, capable of cycling through forests and mountains and rocky roads, a helmet for your safety, and an instructor to guide you throughout the tour.
  • One day cycling tour lasts for about 3 hours. There are multiple slots available throughout the day and you can pick anyone depending upon your convenience.
  • Some institutes also offer a breakfast and bottled water during the tour in the same prices.

Making the plan:

Even though cycling is a common day-to-day activity and everybody is familiar with it, there are a few things everyone should keep in mind while cycling in Goa:

  • The instructor who is allotted to your group takes care of everything during the tour. Make sure you follow his instructions properly.
  • Use your rental equipment with utmost care.
  • It is advisable to cycle together with your group in order to avoid being lost.
  • Instruct your instructor if you have any medical conditions/allergies before the tour begins.
    A basic level of fitness is required.
  • If you’re not used to cycling daily, it is better to opt for a one day cycling tour.
  • Do not indulge in drinking before or during the cycling tour.

Cycling in Goa can be both, a leisure activity as well as a thrilling adventure. Since it is quite easy to cycle, it can be enjoyed by people from all age groups. Cycling in Goa can help you explore the unexplored corners of the city and it will most certainly be a rejuvenating highlight of your trip. If you are looking to plan a vacation in Goa and planning on doing some fun and unique activities, we can help you chalk out an entire plan.