1st Sep

Location: Borivali

Duration: Full day | 6am to 1 pm

Approx Cycling distance: 30km

Trip USP:
Explore the north of Mumbai on a pedaling machine

Cost:
With high performance cycle and helmet 2500
Without high performance cycle and helmet 1500

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About the experience

We’re back with one of our most popular event – Cycling The Adventurous Islands of Mumbai.

The cycling adventure begins with a short ride to Gorai Jetty.
After taking a ferry to Gorai, we enter the untouched portion of Mumbai, something we like to call the Islands of Mumbai. We begin pedalling on a road enveloped by widespread lush mangroves.

The road soon runs south through the quaint village of Gorai and leads us onward to the coast. Once we arrive at the coast, we continue riding on the coastline. This is where things begin to get adventurous. The terrain changes from tarmac to off-road and our short mountain biking experience begins. At the end of the off-road route is our secret hill top spot from where the most scenic sights can be witnessed. At this point, you might wonder,”Am I still within the city of Mumbai?”, to which we will answer, “YES”.

Next, we head out to the northern end of the island to visit one of the most unique destinations on this ride – The Uttan Lighthouse. From the lighthouse, one grabs a panoramic sight of the beaches of Uttan, Gorai & Manori. One can also witness the vibrant and colourful fishing village of Uttan from here. There is definitely a lot to take in visually at this point of the ride.

With most of the riding done for the day, we stop by for a scrumptious breakfast at The Golden Toff Resort. After a hearty breakfast, we ride towards the last landmark called The Global Vipassana Pagoda and later ride back to the start of the ride to conclude the day.

Johann Daniels

Johann Daniels is Founder of Jack & Hill Adventures.

While pursuing his graduation in Zoology, he found himself passionate about the great outdoors. It was in 2009 that he envisioned about starting an adventure company i.e. and to create a career out of something he loved and was passionate about. This was the moment that led to the inception of the company.

He is also a Certified Mountaineer and one of the country’s handful Wilderness First Responders (WFR) trained by Wilderness Medical Associates International, USA.

Moreover, he is the founder of the Borivali Cyclists Association and also, Bikeshark – The Urban Bicycle Store. You can read all about his adventure expertise in April’s Lonely Planet Magazine India.

Trip Itinerary

– Meet at Cytheria Fitness Centre at 6 am
– Ride to Gorai Jetty
– Take Ferry to Gorai
– Ride through mangrove enveloped roads
– Reach a hidden rock-face that overlooks the sea
– Experience a bit of mountain biking & offroading
– Ride & brief visit to Uttan Lighthouse
– Breakfast stopover midway
– Ride to the Global Vipassana Pagoda
– Ride to Gorai Jetty
– Ride Ends at approx 1 – 2 PM

Inclusions

– High Performance Bicycle & Helmet.
– Expert lead cyclists with technical assistance.
– A wholesome Breakfast.
– First Aid by a certified Wilderness First Responder (WFR).
– Ferry Tickets.

To maintain a high quality experience and keeping in mind safety, this ride has a Limited Group Size.

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Additional Info

Difficulty Level

The difficulty level of this ride is EASY to MODERATE. However the difficulty can be subjective, person to person.

Basic level of fitness required for this ride

If you are involved in any sort of activity that keeps you even the tiniest bit of fit, this ride is ideal to start off with. Couch potatoes & folks that live a sedentary life could have a tough time only on the slopes. We will be covering a distance of 28 Kms from start to end. This distance is ideal for beginners and can be covered much easier than expected.

What to carry

– 2 Liters of water
– An awesome morning attitude
– Helmet is a compulsory item on this event, riders without helmets will not be entertained
– You could rent a Helmet at a cost of Rs 150, do let us on call post your booking and before the event date

What to wear

Dress comfortably. Avoid wearing a pair of jeans at all cost and wear clothes that will not restrict your body movements while cycling.

 

Limited Group Size

To ensure we maintain a high quality outdoor experience while keeping safety at core, we have limited the group size to 15 individuals.

Medical Conditions

If any of the guests have a medical condition or physical disability of any sort, it must be brought to the attention of Jack & Hill Adventures before booking the activity.

Booking & Cancellation

50% Cancellation Fee will apply if your booking is cancelled 5 days prior to the event.

 

100% Cancellation Fee will apply if your booking is not cancelled within 5 days to the event.

 

To cancel your booking, send us an email on info@jackandhilladventures.com

 

This is a limited capacity event. In case, there aren’t enough bookings for the same, the event might get cancelled. However, your money will be refunded in this scenario.

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