Bicycles have been the only mode of transport that isn’t bound by any age barrier. For kids, it acts as play time activity while ensuring a certain level of fitness. As these kids grow up cycles take up a different meaning for everyone. For some, it’s an eco-friendly mode of transport. For some, it’s a fitness activity and for others, it’s a chance to embark upon an adventure to explore and savour the beautiful scenery.
If you venture out on an early weekend morning, coming across hordes of cyclists on the roads is a common sight. Here are a few weekend destinations for you ranging from mountain climbs to riding to waterfalls or long distance rides to within the city perimeter. It doesn’t matter if you are new to cycling. Pick your destination based on your comfort, pack your bags and head out to enjoy the nature in slow motion.
- Cubbon Park
Getting here is a pleasure – wide roads, better visibility and the company of other cyclists who frequent the area on weekends. It’s the perfect spot within the city to enjoy a great ride and the serenity of nature. You can take your bike via New BEL Road, along Sankey Tank, via Palace Road, along the golf course and up to Kanteerva Stadium.
- Turahalli Forest
Turahalli forest, a perfect place for a short, weekend outing. Located on the outskirts of Bangalore city. An ideal location for first-time cyclists. This place is about 8 kilometres from Banashankari and an ideal place to be to keep yourself away from the traffic and crowd without leaving the Bangalore city.
- Nandi Hills Ride
The perfect destination for those looking for long distance or uphill rides. Located 60kms with 8kms separating the Foothill from the peak. The roads pass through Hebbal joining NH7 eventually leading to the foothills of Nandi.
Known for its picturesque scenery, Devrayanadurga is located about 73km to the north of Bangalore and is a gorgeous hill station surrounded by hills and greenery all year round! The rock-terrain hill is enveloped on all fours by forests and dense, wispy clouds on all sides. This ambience of Cycling to Devarayanadurga is perfect for those who seek that perfect trail to escape to on their wheels!
A favourite with the cycling community in Bengaluru, it’s a great way to pack in a fun ride, located just about 30 km outside the city. Before Hesaraghatta comes a route with a nice tree cover, empty roads and the company of fellow cyclists who are also heading in the same direction. An ideal destination for the first-time cyclist looking to explore outside the city boundaries.
Cycling has been an integral part of our society, with more adults adapting to the eco-friendly and fun mode of transport to catch a break from the buzz of the city. If, you are new to cycling and looking for a few companions to tag along, log on to MeetUp to catch up with other cyclists. You can also rent a bicycle for your trips if you want to escape investing in a bicycle.
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