So I’m packing my bags for the Misty Mountains Where the spirits go now Over the hills where the spirits fly,…”
– ‘Misty Mountain Hop’ by Led Zeppelin, 1971
We totally get these iconic lyrics. Who wouldn’t want to head to the mountains for some peace, to soak in their natural beauty, to escape from the din of the cities and the heat of the plains.
The majestic Nilgiris (or blue mountains) are part of the Western Ghats and cover nearly 2500 square kilometers. These mountains are an integral part of a protected biosphere, known for its wildlife and dense forests. The Nilgiris district of Tamil Nadu lies in these mountains and its capital Udagamandalam (or Ooty) is one of the best vacation destinations in south India, perfectly located for one to access the highest peaks of the Nilgiris and the many lakes, reservoirs and waterfalls in the region.
Our itinerary is ideal for those who love traveling, cycling and exploring the outdoors. You’ll conquer difficult climbs, enjoy the pristine beauty of the blue mountains and stay in villas offering unhindered views of the valleys.
Day 1 (29th April) – Depart from Bangalore at 6am – Explore surrounding regions near Mudumalai and Ooty foothills – overnight stay in resort near Mudumalai
Day 2 (30th April) – Ride up from Mudumalai to Ooty – Overnight stay in a cottage near Ooty
Day 3 (1st May) – Ride through forest and plantation trails around Ooty – Depart by noon
Total riding distance = ~100km over 3 days
Highlights: – 40 km climb up to Ooty – Beautiful hill views and green biking trails – Stay in a stunning location with great valley views
Inclusions: 1. Transportation for 1 person + 1 cycle. 2. 2 nights stay in luxury accommodation, with breakfast. 3. Curated cycling & travel experience 4. Ride refreshments
Exclusions: 1. Meals – the itinerary includes planned stops for all meals, but the cost will be borne individually. 2. Tickets for any sightseeing done during open hours in the itinerary. 3. Personal expenses. 4. Bike rentals (available on request)
Cancellation Policy: – No refund in case of a no show. – No refund on cancellations done 22nd April 4 pm or later. – 50% refund on cancellations done before that.
What to (compulsorily) bring: – helmet – powerful bicycle lights (front and back) – jacket – padded cycling shorts (unless you’re already numb to saddle soreness
Q. What will i do if i get tired.where are we staying
4:54 PM, 25 Apr, 2017
A. You will have a 2 nights stay in luxury accommodation, with breakfast. Meals – the itinerary includes planned stops for all meals, but the cost will be borne individually. Thanks, EH
7:00 AM, 26 Apr, 2017
Q. Hi, I'm interested in this trip. Could you please share your number or alternatively call me on 9789869853. I would like to know more about the travel, group members, stay and type of cycle you will provide. Thanks.
2:54 AM, 26 Apr, 2017
A. As discussed, we are copying the organizers to share the details like type of cycle and transportation. Peddal in Tandem - Please share the details with Swati. Thanks, EH