Most of the people don't know that India have the second longest road network size in the world, Yes we are ahead of China and Russia. These roads in India are the best sometimes dangerous for those who wants to go on road trip full of adventure. One of the best way to cover these roads in India is to hire a cycle! This way, you will help the environment, get loads of exercise and also manage to be part of a thrilling adventure. India is blessed with it’s diverse culture and geography and one can explore all the various places here by cycling through the streets. No traffic, no pollution and no expenditure on petrol either.
Given below is a list of 10 Best Cycling Road Trip places that must be explored by cycling at least once in a lifetime.
Primarily considered the motor biker's paradise, Leh and Ladakh can be a blessing for cyclists too. The rides are not for the weak-hearted, mind you. The curving lanes, the scenes, the crisp mountain air and the heavenly scenery just adds to the thrill. There are many agencies who offer different cycling tours for cycling enthusiasts and if you haven't explored Leh-Ladakh on a cycle, you've seriously missed out on something in life!
Munnar, located in South India is one of India’s prettiest hill stations. Surrounded by abundant green trees and mountains, this hill station is simply breathtaking and cycling through the quaint roads of this place is altogether another experience.
Riding across a flat barren and dried up desert land might not exactly sound appealing but the sights the desert has to offer are unparalleled by anything else. The ride is challenging as the barren soil can test the skill and patience of even a seasoned rider. There are really no roads to follow and you create your own. Beware of the wildlife there though. A perfect cycle tour for the adventure lover.
Jaisalmer, Rajasthan is known for its forts, temples and palaces. There’s probably no better eco friendly way to explore this place than on a cycle. All those who love challenges must definitely try cycling through the sandy roads of this state while battling the heat as well. Remember, water is a life saver.
The little village of Hampi is one of the best places to explore on your bike. The ruins are an archaeological site that are simply mesmerising and provide narrow lanes and bylanes to traverse. The kutcha roads, village-like feel and the ruins in the backdrop call for a ride that will take your breath away. Literally.
6. Bangalore to Bandipur Forest
One cannot put forward a list of awesome road trips without accounting for one that is taken along a forest. The Bandipur Forest route to Bangalore is one of the most beautiful trips through forests in India, that you’ll ever take. One can take the same road to Ooty from Mysore passing through Bandipur National Park. You might spot deer nonchalantly crossing the road. There’s no better manner of paying your respects to this charming highway!
Sikkim, a landlocked state in Eastern India, located amidst the Himalayan ranges is known for it’s rich culture and majestic views. Cycling besides the Changu lake and exploring the local markets of this state through this rather adventurous way could be quite an experience.
A very touristy place, the passes of Manali can be extremely challenging for your cycle. The sights and the snow will make you never want to stop riding! All the while, the curling Beas river will play alongside making you want to rush and dip your feet in the cold, clear water. It is an amazing, amazing ride. Just gear up and set off!
This can be one of the most arduous journeys at times while at others, it can be simply leisurely. The cycling trip along the Western Ghats is a mixed bag with each goodie better than the previous one. The serene coastline, virgin beaches, delicious local cuisine and twisty roads... What more can any cyclist ask for?
Uttarakhand houses some of the prettiest sights in our country but nothing gets better than cycling your way through the valley of flowers. A day away from all the city traffic and noise is all that you need to feel peaceful and refreshed.