Goa – Kanyakumari Cycle Trip: Planning

Goa – Kanyakumari Cycle Itinenary

  1. 14 Feb, Mapuca – Canacona, Goa – 81km – 7hrs +
  2. 15 Feb, Canaconna – Kumta / Honnavar (96km / 113km) – 8hrs+
  3. 16 Feb, Kumta – Marvanthe Beach, Padukone (96km) – 8hrs+ – Ghats till Bhatkal (~56km)!
  4. 17 Feb, Padukone – Padubidiri Beach / Mangalore (77km / 108km)
  5. 18 Feb, Padubidiri – Kasargod / Bekal , Kerala (80km / 92km)
  6. 19 Feb, Kasargod – Kannur (91km)
  7. 20 Feb, Kannur – Kozikode (90km)
  8. 21 Feb, Kozikode – Chavakkad (88km)
  9. 22 Feb, Chavakkad – Kochi (try extending) (83km)
  10. 23 Feb, Kochi – Kayamkulam (100km)
  11. 24 Feb, Kayamkulam – Thiruvananthapuram (103km)
  12. 25 Feb, Thiruvananthapuram – Kanyakumari (100km)

Estimated Costs

  • Lodging / Stay – Appox ₹ (1000 / 2 ) x 11 = ₹ 5500
  • Food
    • ₹100 / meal x 2 x 11 = ₹2200
    • Biscuits, etc – ₹500
  • Water – 4 litres x ₹20 (mineral/bisleri/aquafina) x 11 = ₹880
  • Cycle Accessories
    • Carrier (have it from last time)
    • Gel Seat – ₹700 (have it from last time)
    • Handlebar Ends (सिंगड़ा as the cyclewalla put it) – ₹150 (have it from last time)
    • Extra pair of tyre tubes – ₹500
    • Misc – ₹300
  • Bus Ticket to Goa – ₹ 1000
  • Return Plane ticket from Trivandrum – ₹ 2500 (Got a Super Discount from AirIndia)
  • Cycle box for shipping – ₹ 500
  • Cycle Shipping by aircraft – ₹1500

Medicines / Toiletries

  • High BP pills (ya thats for me, Hypertension patient)
  • Crocin (Analgesic)
  • Lomofen (Diarrhoea, stomach infections), Domstal, Dompan, Pudin Hara (Stomach aches, problems)
  • Soframycin, some bandages
  • Combiflam (pain killer, anti-inflammatory)
  • Odomos
  • Bathing soap
  • Washing soap (ya, have to do our own laundry!)
  • Toothpaste, toothbrush
  • Shaving kit

Utilities

  • Phone Charger
  • Bungee Chords
  • Map, Itinerary printouts
  • Paper, Pen (For all misc blog writups, spending log, etc, notes)

Summary

  • Distance – 1100 km
  • Costs: ₹15,500
  • Hours on cycle:  ~100 hrs
  • and sweaty shorts !
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