Golden Loop of Karnataka

  • Diverse food of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala will definitely enthrall your taste buds
  • A thrilling biking route with the lush Western Ghats combining three states of Southern India
  • Experience an abundant wildlife

This tour combines the three spectacular states of Southern India: Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala. Be ready for some serious green therapy and abundant wildlife riding amidst the Western Ghats – the long stretch of mountains on the South Western edge of the country. Considered a notable hotspot for bio diversity, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Expect to be submerged in the lush environs of national parks, wildlife sanctuaries and reserve forests along.

Quick Facts

  • Duration

    7 days / 6 nights

  • Start / End

    Bangalore / Mysore

  • Price

    As per your size of group, accommodation, time of year you travel

  • Hotels

    Country Inns

  • Riding Style

    Active Rider 

Group Departures

ITINERARY

Brief Itinerary

* with shuttle
DayPlaceDuration~ Cycling Distance
1Mysore160km / 37mi*
2Wayanad160km / 36mi
3Mudumalai160km / 36mi
4 – 5Nilgiris250km / 30mi
6Hasanur180km / 48mi
7Departure to Mysore

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Bangalore to Mysore – train journey, palace and market walk

We know you are eager to ride, but we get on a different set of wheels (a train), to omit the traffic and long transfer between the cities. Post-lunch (lunch is served on the train) is to take in the magnificent structures of Mysore.

We start with the palace, also known as Amba Vilas Palace is a 14th century enthralling structure, which is beautifully lit at night on special days. After the historic sight, we make way into the busy Devaraj market. The market is a concoction of sights, sounds and smells – a real visual treat. Walk around the stalls stacked with conical mounds of Kumkum, stacks of glittering bangles, blocks of jaggery, and huge mounds of fragrant marigolds, jasmine, asters and even antiques!

We convene tonight at the dinner to celebrate the start of a fabulous cycling journey.

Meals: Dinner

Day 2: Wayanad
The river Kabini flows alongside as we cycle through farms and forests. Further, we cross Karnataka border to reach state of Kerala, also promoted as the God’s Own country.

Tonight, we stay in a Keralan homestay in the hilly town of Wayanad and rejuvenate our taste buds with home cooked local food.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance cycled: ~ 60km / 37mi*

Day 3: Mudumalai

This morning, wind your way through the forests and hills of Kerala to enter the state of Tamil Nadu.

We will continue to Mudumalai National Park, a favourite haunt of wildlife buffs & professional wildlife photographers from around the world.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance cycled: ~ 60km / 37mi*

Day 4: Nilgiris

This day is quite challenging as you ride from the base of Mudumalai to the top of Ooty hill station part of amazing Nilgiris biospehere.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance cycled: ~ 40km / 24mi

Day 5: Nilgiris

You can have it as a rest day and explore the nearby areas by walk or just take a ride on the heritage toy train, weaving through the forest and valleys of Nilgiris!

Meals: Breakfast

Day 6: Hasanur

An amazing rolling downhill awaits you from Coonoor, with spectacular views of Mountains. Immerse yourself in a wilderness living as you stay in Halasuru, homed amongst the dense betel nut tree in the slopes of sahyadri hills

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance cycled: ~ 60km / 37mi*

Day 7: Mysore

Departure as per your onward travel plans.

Meals: Breakfast
Distance cycled: ~ 30km / 18mi

* With shuttle – short transfers.