Mumbai Goa Cycle Trip: Go Goa Gone …

This entry is part 7 of 8 in the series Mumbai Goa Cycle Trip

Dec 6, 2013 – Day 7 to Aarambol, Goa

Time Place
7.15am leave Tarkarli
7.30am Devbag
11.15am Vengurla
2.15pm Tiracol (Terekhol)
3.30pm Aarambol
Serene Bhogawe beach

We left early for Devbaug. At the beach the guy charged us ₹300 for a minute’s ride opposite Devbaug to Bhogave beach. From there on we trotted on foot to reach a road leading to सागरी महामार्ग (Coastal Highway).

There on the roads were always up, down, winding, scenic till we reached a ghat prior to Vengurla. Where the road climbed, not just it but it worsened just stones stuck in tar, the upper layer of tar had weathered away. Our cycles too took the brunt of the bad roads. When we reached down Vengurla almost as soon as the ghat ended, our wrists were aching. We had some heavy breakfast of ‘misal pav’ and carried towards Goa.

Uncle in the centre offered us the refreshment in the grumpy man’s shack

On our way just prior to Arawali, an uncle waved Surya asking him to stop. He asked about our trip and said that it was his dream in his youth to do the same, he then invited us to eat ‘unforgettable groundnut ladoos’ (similar to groundnut chikki). Had tea in the shack selling those as well, all on the house. We thanked the uncle and carried towards Redi and then Terekhol (Tiracol). The ferry just evaded us but it came back soon. The ride to Goa crossing the state border was free !!

Aarambol’s Sweet Lake

And there we were having crossed 4 district boundaries and 1 state border in Goa. Tiracol to Aarambol wasn’t far away another 20mins and we rented out a sea-side room for the night. In the evening we went to the Sweet Lake and had a good swim.

Day in numbers

  • Distance: ~60km
  • Ghats: 4
  • Cycling Time: 7:15 hrs
  • Water Rides: 2
  • Relaxation Time: 1.30 hrs

Dec 7, 2013 – Day 8 to Succorro, Goa and back to Mumbai

to Succorro, via Mapuca

I planned the next day I’ll have a visit to my sister’s place in Succorro. So we left around 10.30 having breakfast, tea, icecream and lunch. It seemed as we ate more than we rode. We had confirmed a bus back to Goa which would ensure our cycles too got a ride back which departed from Mapuca. So after an enjoyable time with my sister and her family we headed back to Mapuca for our journey back to M U M B A I.

Day in numbers

  • Distance: 33km
  • Food: unlimited

 

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3 thoughts on “Mumbai Goa Cycle Trip: Go Goa Gone …”

  1. Hi.. I really liked your enjoyable trip to Goa. I bet it was 8 beautiful days worth the effort you guys made.

    I am planning on a similar tour coming year.
    Can you please help me with the maps, routes, risk involved, places to halt etc.

    I will be walking all the way. So looking for the best and safest route.

    My email is s****@gmail.com
    Please let me know if you can help. Thanks

  2. Hi.. I really liked your enjoyable trip to Goa. I bet it was 8 beautiful days worth the effort you guys made.

    I am planning on a similar tour coming year in Jan 2016.
    Can you please help me with the maps, routes, risk involved, places to halt etc.

    I will be walking all the way. So looking for the best and safest route.

    My email is bhushanbmahadik@gmail.com
    My mobile no is 9969279498.

    1. Hey Bhushan, great to hear that u’ll be walking all the way. Its a fantastic route. I suggest you can use the same route over here –
      http://ruturaj.net/mumbai-goa-cycle-trip-planning/

      The route we took was absolutely safe. However, since
      with speed of walking, the time taken would be little more than double that of cycling.

      You’ll have to figure out where you’d stay in between towns (listed in my nightovers) ie. between Kelshi and Guhagar.

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