Mumbai to Goa by bicycle
Replies: 4 - Last Post: Feb 19, 2013 2:49 PM Last Post By: pq
Dec 19, 2012 6:56 AM
Dec 19, 2012 7:57 AM
1It is definitely possible to camp on the beaches and there are some quiet stretches. That said some beaches that look good are quite (very) dirty but if you dont mind that and dont mind the possiblity of somebody snooping around in the night it can be done. Oh and dont forget the dogs they can be in packs on the beach.
Mumbai - Goa is a great ride and you will have a great time. Stay off the highway and you will find lovely quiet roads, the locals will try and direct you to the highway but insist on the coast and a slightly inland route on the minor roads and you will be well rewarded. The only problem i had was accomadation is a bit scarce in places nothing a few extra kilometres on the bike wont sort out though.
Dec 20, 2012 1:33 AM
2I was planning that route over the Christmas/New Year break but couldn't find airfares at the right price so decided on Thailand and Cambodia instead. I planned my route via the coast and was using a CrazyGuy journal as a reference because this guy virtually hugged the coast and camped on the beach once. CrazyGuy is down at the moment in OZ, so when it's running I'll add the link.
This is the route I mapped out.
Edited by: dandru
Dec 20, 2012 8:21 AM
Feb 19, 2013 2:49 PM
4I did that route a few years back. You need to stick close to the coast as much as possible - the coast road is quiet because most of the big rivers have no bridges - you cross by boat, sometimes a very small boat.
I guess you could camp, but I never had problems finding cheap accommodation - I wouldn't want the extra weight of camping gear up all those hills.
All good till you get to Goa when the traffic kicks in.
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