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12th Aug to 17th Aug 2022
Tour for Friends covers the western and eastern slopes of the Western Ghats or Sahyadri mountain range and is roughly 350+ km on the bike to pedal. If you ever wanted to challenge the athlete in you, this is a wonderful opportunity right now. With Tour for Friends, put your cycling skills, stamina, and endurance to exhibit some of the toughest terrains in Karnataka. This carefully curated route map will take you amidst hill ranges, lush green forests, coffee/tea estates, ocean breeze and more importantly, away from the hustle-bustle of city life. Cycling in a place where low human interaction exists apart from your cyclist companions should be a very good motivation for you. As we imagine just how serene and beautiful the experience will be with the sound of the forest and birds flying away just as you zip through their favourite spots. More importantly, your lungs will thank you for gifting them a million breaths of truly fresh air! Experience the best in the toughest of terrains! We are all ears for your most thrilling adventure story. Experience #tourforfriends, driven by nature from 12th Aug to 17th Aug 2022. We're more than just a destination–We are where Miles meet Smiles. Tour for Friends covers beautiful landscapes of Malnad, a hill station in Karnataka (Western Ghats - A chain of mountains running parallel), home to beautiful peaks and trails of Karnataka through forests leading up to Murdeshwar, Gokarna and ends at Vibhuti falls - home to endemic species on earth. The Tour is a journey and not a race.
Bangalore -> Shimoga
Bangalore to Shimoga, (12th Aug 2022)
Riders arrive at Team Parikrama, House of Adventure, Bangalore (By Themselves).
09:45 PM - Start arriving
10:15 PM - Head to start the overnight journey
05:00 AM - Reach, Relax and Refresh at Royal Orchid Central Shimoga/Similar accommodation.
07: 15 AM - Finish early BF, Gear up for Day 1 of Tour for Friends.
Start Point - BANGALORE, House of Adventure. End Point - Central Shimoga.
Shimoga -> Thirthalli -> Augumbe - > Seethanadhi
Into the Wild: Shimoga to Seethanadi Nature Camp. (13th Aug 2022)
Shivamogga is considered to be the crown jewel of the Sahyadri Mountains of Karnataka. Cycling through these plains you will be mesmerized by the lush green surroundings and perfect tarmac roads making the ride most pleasurable. Make friends with nature along the ride as you pass through some of the best views and canopy of forest trees, and explore the less explored. You shall witness the following:
1. Gajanur Dam
2. Sakrebyle Elephant Camp
3. Mandagadde Bird Sanctuary 4. Thirthahalli
5. Agumbe RainForest
Distance Covered - 108.
Seethanadhi -> Brahmalingeshwara -> Annejeri
Temple Run - 14th Aug 2022:
Seethanadi Nature Camp, Seethanadi to Annejeri Nature Camp.
Take the roads less travelled which lead you to the countryside, just pass through the roads with your own thought. Make friends with nature along the ride as you pass through some of the best views and canopy of forest trees to explore the less explored. You ride past the following sights:
1. Shankaranarayana Temple
2. Brahmalingeshwara Temple
3. Kollur Mookambika Temple
Distance Covered - 70.5 KM.
Annejeri -> Murdeshwara -> Honnavara -> Gokarna
SEAWAYS - 15th Aug 2022: Annejeri to Gokarna
The Ride takes you close to the Coast road which offers you an incredible view of the beaches and the rows of coconut trees keep you cool. Make friends with nature along the ride as you pass through some of the best views and canopy of forest trees, and explore the less explored. We visit the following:
3. Mirjan Fort
Distance Covered - 133 KM.
Gokarna -> Vibuthifalls -> Yana Caves
Rock & Roll - 16th Aug 2022:
The Ride takes you to the beautiful waterfall hidden in the Western Ghats and is not yet one of those overcrowded popular tourist destinations. Make friends with nature along the ride as you pass through some of the best views and canopy of forest trees, and explore the less explored. The day's Highlights :
1. Vibhuti Falls
2. Yana Caves
Overnight Travel back to Bangalore with loads of memories.
What To Expect :
- Accommodation in the hotels listed or similar venue.
- Transportation - entire round trip journey.
- (Support Vehicle is as per the itinerary and not at disposal)
- Meals - Daily Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Refreshments as per the itinerary.
- All currently applicable taxes i.e. Hotel tax & Transportation tax.
- Any transport to/from you place of travel to Team Parikrama. Your tour price starts ex - Bangalore.
- Air, train, or bus fare from/to your originating city of stay, unless specified.
- Items of personal nature viz- tips, porterage, room service, laundry, mineral water, alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages, phone calls, pony/horse rides, additional sightseeing tours/excursions not included in the itinerary, still or video, camera fees, etc.
- Any increase in fuel cost, government taxes, entrance fees, intra, and interstate taxes, etc., the tour price will be amended in accordance.