Goa’s green hills, the Western Ghats in the interior, and its long beach stretches offer the most scenic, diverse and interesting biking routes in the country. Cycling through the villages of Goa is a pleasant and relaxing experience. Traditional houses, temples, churches and mosques, verdant greenery and the ever-present backwaters offer a soothing backdrop to leisurely rides through the countryside. Small bakeries and cafes en route offer a taste of local fare, and a traditional taverna is never too far away.
We take you on tiny tours of Goa. Each lasts around three hours, taking in a piece of history or a slice of culture. Ride on top-of-the-line Montra Trance 21-speed geared hybrid bicycles.
Heritage Cycle Tours
Cycle through Goa’s heritage sites with the finest guide
Cycle Tour of Old Goa: Once India’s second-largest city and the greatest entrepot or free port in all of Asia, it’s now showcased to tourists as a collection of fine churches. See its true historical context.
Cycle to Corjuem Fort: The Portuguese were great fort builders. This is one of their less-known forts, but it’s a fabulous ride through Goa’s villages too.
Cycle the Royal Road: In the year 1075, the Kadamba king Jayakeshi II built a 60ft wide road – the Raj Beedi – from his capital of Gopakapattana to Ela. Today, just a 2-km stretch of it survives. Our ride goes through some picturesque villages along the route.
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Island Cycle Tours
The very first province of Goa captured by the Portuguese was named Ilhas or ‘islands’, all in the Mandovi river. Pedal through these unspoilt riverine islands of Goa. See village Goa with its churches, temples and traditional Goan houses. Each ride includes travel on a traditional Goa Ferry Boat.
Divar Island Cycle Tour: A tour of Divar Island.
Chorao Island Cycle Tour: A tour of Chorao Island.
Santo Estevam Island Tour: A tour of Santo Estevam Island.
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On + Off-Road Cycle Rides
A road cycling excursion with an off-road section:
Pomburpa On-Off Cycle Ride: Start from Porvorim. Ride up to a plateau for an exciting off-road ride, then ride down to Pomburpa and back to Porvorim on a riverside road. Total distance: 30km Off-road section: 5.5km.
Arambol-Keri On-Off Cycle Ride: Start from Porvorim. Ride to Keri. Then climb up to a plateau for an exxciting off-road ride. Ride down to Arambol, then to Tuem. Take the ferry to Camurlim. Then ride back to Porvorim.
Total distance: 100km Off-road section: 10km.
Divar Island On-Off Cycle Ride: Ride the bunds of Divar. Total distance: 10km Off-road section: 4km.
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Accompanying vehicle with bike stand
Any special gear / refreshments required
Sun Screen lotion
If you wear spectacles, a strap to stop them from falling
Clothes for Cycling
Tee shirt and shorts OR long sleeved shirt and long track pants if you get easily sunburned
Same Day: 100% deducted
Up to 24 hours: 75% deducted
Over 24 hours: 50% deducted