Total Distance: 58km (36mi)
Time: 5 to 6 Hours
Terrain: Tarmac with gradual climbs and descends
Average Temperature: 28.6 °C (83.5 °F)

Coorg is located on the eastern slopes of the Western Ghats which runs parallel to the western coast of the Indian peninsula. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the eight “hottest hot-spots” of biological diversity in the world. Coorg has several trekking peaks like Tadiandamol (1750m), Pushpagiri or Kumaraparvatha (1715m), Nishanibetta, Kotebetta etc.


Coorg is known for its Coffee, Black Pepper and Cardamom, the altitude and humidity provides an opportunity to grow Coffee, Arabica and Robusta are the 2 different variants of Coffee that are grown here. Kannada, Coorgi, Malayalam and Tulu are the widely spoken languages; people are able to converse in English and Hindi. The local registered vehicles are numbered KA-12. The majestic mountain valleys make way for mesmerizing mountainous roads that are made for Mountain Biking. MTB can be enjoyed throughout the year except for monsoon season from June to August. The canopy above, humidity and moderate temperature is ideal for biking.

Route Map
Altitude in Meters

This triangular circuit of MTB from Backpackers United Hostel (1000m) and goes through nearby town Suntikoppa (1020m) to Chettalli (800m). This is a narrow road with less traffic and Coffee Estates on either sides of the trail. Chettalli is small town famous for Central Horticultural

Experiment Station – one can purchase fruits, Vegetables and plants of different species. The road then leads toward the town of Madikeri (1150m) which is the district capital of the Coorg  District. The road from Madikeri back to Suntikoppa is NH-275, it’s mostly downhill with a
relatively higher traffic. The same route is taken from Suntikoppa to reach Backpackers United Hostel.

The Bike: Bosky Star 27 Speed (Orange and Black)

Accessories Provided: , Puncture Kit, Air Pump, Lubes, Tools, Backup
Vehicle, First Aid Kit

Diet: (Source: Global Cycling Network – GCN)Breakfast
– Low Glycaemic Index Food: Porridge, Scrambled Eggs, Bread Sandwich,
– Carrot/Beetroot Juice, Bananas, Coffee, South Indian Special – Idly Sambar

Lunch
– Energy Bars, Bananas, ORS, 2 Servings of Carbohydrates per hour (Energy Drink,
– Energy Bar, Energy Gel, Cereal Bar, and Sandwich), Fruit Drink and 500ml to 1L
– Water per hour
Tea
– Coffee, Tea, Biscuits

Dinner

High Glycaemic Index Food: Rice, Roties, Dal, Chicken (Kabab and Curry),
Vegetable Dry, Israeli Vegetable Salad, Vegetable Paneer, Curd, Sweet Dessert and
Cold Drinks

Things to Carry:

  • Clothing
  • Rain wear
  • Gloves
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Bibles Shorts/Pants with Padding
  • Personal Medication
  • Energy Drinks, Energy Bars, Energy Gels and Cereal Bars (any 2 at one serving
    per hour)
  • Backpack
  • Reusable Water Bottle
  • Toiletries and others

 

 

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 3 reviews
10th December 2018

Awesome

13th January 2019

Very adventurous and trilling

4th June 2019

Co-operative management and adventurous journey.

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