Just back from a week long cycling trip to Goa.

We cycled over 60 kms every day over 5 days. The weather was hot and steamy. The terrain was up and down and mostly unpredictable. We crossed beaches, little towns, hamlets, green fields, mining areas, hills, plains, forests and wildlife sanctuaries. We saw Goa like we’d never seen before.

We began from Panjim. From there we made our way down South towards Mobor and Assolna (Day 1 halt). The next day we headed towards Netravati and halted at Tanshikar Farms (and the best place we stayed in during our journey!).

On day 3, we made our way east towards Doodhsagar (famous for the falls of the same name), which is located in the Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary. On Day 4, we headed towards Bondla National Sanctuary after one of the toughest climbs of the trip.

On the last day on the road, we left Bondla and made our way to Marcel, and then Old Goa via the Cumburjua ferry ghat. From Old Goa, we cycled beside the the riverside to get back to our camp in Panjim.

All in all, it was a great trip. More pictures and stories are coming soon.

For now, let me wish all of you a very Merry Xmas and all the best for 2009!

14 thoughts on “Back from Goa!

  1. As resourceful as always.
    Good information indeed, next time i visit goa, i shall try to do something on the same lines.

    Why would u go much earlier, wouldnt it have been better u visited the city and spent new years too?

    well wish u a merry xmas and a happy new year.

  2. Wow!!! You sure know how to live it up! I have been planning to go on such a trip for ages but never get the time, the motivation, and the right company…….any suggestions?

    Wishing u all the best for the coming year πŸ™‚

  3. That sounds amazing.

    I am visiting Goa for the first time this Christmas break. I am so excited and this cycling expedition looks amazing. I wish I could do this sometime.

    How often do they have their trips?

  4. @ arvind: you should! it’s great fun! none of their other batches were free πŸ™‚

    @ aathira: wow, have fun! check up the website for more details. i think all their batches are full this year. they run this till jan 1st week.

    @ raahul: you should just go for it. you will always meet like minded folks in trips like this!

    @ banno: it was great fun!

  5. Here are a few things I missed from this post–
    There is no mention of how many calories you burnt
    No mention of the good food
    No mention of the good wine…

    Merry X’mas and have a wonderful new year.

  6. Came across this blog a few days back and was very impressed. The trip sounds like a lot of fun. Looking forward to more posts on this.

    Did you train for the ride? How long?

  7. Hi anita,

    Am here again…..after ages. You got me writing a blog for the very first time…. and its so refreshing to find you active on blogs.

    Many of the bloggers i followed back then have either stopped writing or write seldom.
    Its amazing how you do all that you want to and like rahul deb says “living it up”.

    Hope you have my share of fun too, till i myself get on a trip like this….

    God Bless and Have a greta new Year ahead with many more adventures in store for you.

    Cheers !

  8. @ Venky: calories? many! but weight loss – none! good food – well, i will write about in in the next post. no wine when exercising!

    @ Vamsee: yes, i did a few long rides. the longest was a 50km ride in the heat to a place beyond sarjapur. that i felt was good mental preparation for the heat.

    @ Dennis: same to you!

    @ Shalini: thanks! yes, i am still around πŸ˜‰ i am sure you will make it to one also and have great fun! have a great year ahead!

  9. Wow! That must have been a very exciting trip. Goa has got a vast variety of places to visit. Next time you come here do visit the hinterland, the Churches, the temples etc and you will love it all the more. There are atleast a 100 things you can do in Goa. You need atleast a week to explore this beautiful place

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