Bikepacking in Chikmagalur

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We have a bikepacking adventure coming up in late March. We’ll pack up our stuff, mount it all up on our bikes and just ride. Ride into the wild. Ride like there’s no tomorrow. Braving the elements, experiencing the raw, the untainted. Join Pedal in Tandem on this unique adventure! Pedal. Explore. Experience. Live.

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  • Date Activity
    March 22, 2019
  • Activity Level Tough
    6/8
  • Group Size Medium Group
    8-10

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All about the Bikepacking in Chikmagalur.
We have a bikepacking adventure coming up in late March. We’ll pack up our stuff, mount it all up on our bikes and just ride. Ride into the wild. Ride like there’s no tomorrow. Braving through the elements, experiencing the raw, the untainted. Join Pedal in Tandem on this unique adventure! Pedal. Explore. Experience. Live.
 
We’ll be riding 235 km through the beautiful forests, hamlets and grasslands of the western ghats, in the Chikmagalur district, covering Mullayanagiri, Bababudangiri, Kemmanagundi, Tunga, Bhadra and several other spots. We’ll be staying in homestays and campsites.
 
Bikepacker’s Checklist:
1. a 2 or 3 Litre hydration pack that’ll fit in a small backpack + a water bottle
2. Waterproof riding jacket
3. Any personal medication
4. Helmet if you’re bringing your own bike
5. Padded Cycling shorts
6. Mosquito repellent spray/lotion
7. Bicycle lights, front and back
8. We’ll be providing electrolytes, glucose and some fruits. Please carry any preferred energy bars etc.
9. Comfortable clothing for the ride. It is recommended to wear dry fit clothing.
10. Riding sunglasses
11. Riding gloves
12. Sunscreen lotion
13. Racks for your bikepacks/panniers
14. Waterproof covers for your bikepacks
15. Puncture kit and basic toolkit
16. Spare tubes
17. Make sure your bike is serviced and ready for the ride!
The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Guided cycling & curated travel experience
  • Bicycle transport to the starting point and back
  • Mechanical support
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • All meals
  • Ride refreshments
  • First aid and emergency management
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • There will be no support vehicle on the rides, this is a bikepacking trip! Transfer vehicles will be arranged in case of emergency or for other contingencies.
  • Personal expenses
  • Transportation – We’ll be arranging to carpool. You can either get to the starting point directly or carpool with the rest of the group from Bangalore.
  • Rental bikes (they’re available as add-ons)
  1. DAY 0 21st March
    • 5 pm: Drive from Bangalore to the Bhadra river in Chikmagalur.
    • Overnight stay in a beautiful campsite by the river.
  2. Day 1 22nd March
    Bikepacking: ~75 km.
    Cumulative Elevation/Ascent: 1600 m gain, 1400 m loss
    • An intense and beautiful ride with the Mullyangiri and Bababudangiri range of hills in the backdrop.
    • Overnight stay in a homestay in Kemmangundi
  3. Day 2 23rd March
    Bikepacking: ~85 km.
    Cumulative Elevation: 700 m gain, 950 m loss
    • Just as beautiful as the previous day, this ride will take us to the Bhadra dam, the Bhadra tiger reserve and then to the Tunga river.
    • Overnight stay in a beautiful heritage homestay beside the Tunga river.
  4. Day 3 24th March
    Bikepacking: ~75 km.
    Cumulative Elevation: 1000 m gain, 800 m loss
    • We ride to the Bhadra reservoir and spend some time by the water, before heading to the campsite at the starting point of the tour
    • Coracle ride and other activities in the Bhadra river
    • Depart to Bangalore by 3:30 pm

Lug it up that hill!

In their element

A lake in the mountains

Those curves!

Shola grasslands

Vehicles will be parked at the campsite where we’ll be staying on 21st March. It’s a safe place with a private parking area.

  • 50% refunds on cancellations done 48 hours prior to departure
  • No refunds for cancellations done after that and for no-shows

Refer to the Bikepacker’s checklist provided in the Overview tab on this page.

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