True to the 'Pedal in Tandem' tradition of doing an epic journey to end each year, we have something delightfully special for all you cycling and travel buffs this December. A ten-day journey on two wheels, across the western ghats and culminating in the pristine beaches and backwaters of the west coast. You will ride through incredibly scenic landscapes and routes, in the deep interiors of these regions. You will trek in forests and mountain peaks with views that you won't forget in a hurry. You will enjoy delectable local cuisine in every destination over the ten days. This itinerary has been put together meticulously to give you the authentic and off-beat cycling experience that we pride ourselves in creating. "Malenadu Calling" is the first segment of this two-segment year end journey. The second is called "Nirvana by the Sea". The two segments overlap midway on the tour (on 26th and 27th Dec). You can choose either segment or do the full tour.
Segment 1 - Malenadu Calling
***DAY 0, Fri, 21st Dec*** Depart from Bangalore at 5 pm and stay in a beautiful heritage homestay, nestled in the forests near Sakleshpur
***DAY 1, Sat, 22nd Dec*** Ride to a waterfall in the Bisele Forests. The private pool here and the ride through the forest provide an incredible & exclusive experience. Distance: 80km, Cumulative Elev: 1100m gain, 1100m loss
***DAY 2, Sun, 23rd Dec*** Ride from Sakleshpur to Kalasa, stay in a homestay with panoramas of mountains and forest landscapes. Distance: 70km, Cumulative Elev: 1460m gain, 1510m loss
***DAY 3, Mon, 24th Dec*** - 2-3 hr trek through the forest - Ride to nearby viewpoints and an ancient fort Distance: 30km, Cumulative Elev: 1300m gain, 1300m loss
***DAY 4, Tue, 25th Dec*** Ride from Kalasa to Kudremukha, stay in a homestay facing the iconic Shola grasslands and peaks Distance: 50 km, Cumulative Elev: 1000m gain, 1000m loss - Segment 2 participants arrive by 8:00pm on 25th Dec or by 6 am on 26th Dec, as per convenience.
Segment 2 - Nirvana by the Sea
***DAY 5, Wed, 26th Dec*** - 3 hr trek through forests and grasslands - Ride to a waterfall in the forest. Distance: 25 km, with some exciting trail riding
***DAY 6, Thu, 27th Dec*** - Ride through the iconic Kudremukha landscapes Distance 50 km, Cumulative Elev: 900m gain, 1400m loss - Jungle safari in the evening - Segment 1 participants depart to Bangalore by 6:30 pm on 27th Dec
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