No single word can describe the beauty of Goa. Lush greenery, serene waters, and quiet roads allure many to come to Goa again and again. Goa offers so many opportunities of fun and adventure that in a single visit it is almost impossible to uncover the face of Goa. Cycling or biking is also one of the adventurous activities that many bikers from Goa indulge into. Goa beaches are very famous and they sometimes cast a shadow on other beautiful hidden jewels of Goa.
Today, there are many tours arranged for cyclists. Organizers provide everything including cycles. Sightseeing in Goa is a never-ending activity and you actually need a month or so to visit and enjoy every place. Portuguese ruled Goa for 450 years. The old Goa is famous for many cathedrals like that of St. Francis Xavier's, where his body is still preserved. There are many forts such as Aguada and Tiracol that offer great terrain for biking.
The journey on your cycle will be fascinating as you will cross the rivers and climb up to the hills. You can visit the famous Shri Chandreswar Butnath temple, which is situated on a good height and it gives a challenging opportunity to bike. Wildlife sanctuaries like Cortigao are also some of the less crowded places to bike freely.
Try to avoid the months of summer as it is pretty hot out there after the months of February. December and January would be ideal. Although Goa has become a great tourist attraction in the recent years, there are some things that you may not be able to purchase that easily in Goa. So carry the important stuff with yourself.
Things to Carry
- Water bottles
- Biking shoes, sandals, comfy shoes, and socks
- Jacket, gloves, and helmet
- Sun cream, mosquito repellent, sunglasses
- Goa travel book
While in Goa, India, enjoy the true India amalgamated with western values and take with yourself an experience that completes your life.