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Tour For Friends

Where passion meets 
possibilities

"TOUR FOR FRIEND'S"
 

Tour for Friends is one of the 2 annual cycle expeditions hosted by Team Parikrama. Tour for Friends covers the western and eastern slopes of the Western Ghats or Sahyadri mountain range and is roughly 350+ km on the bike to pedal.

 

If you ever wanted to challenge the athlete in you, this is a wonderful opportunity right now. With Tour for Friends, put your cycling skills, stamina, and endurance to exhibit some of the toughest terrains in Karnataka. This carefully curated route map will take you amidst hill ranges, lush green forests, coffee/tea estates, ocean breeze and more importantly, away from the hustle-bustle of city life.

 

Cycling in a place where low human interaction exists apart from your cyclist companions should be a very good motivation for you. As we imagine just how serene and beautiful the experience will be with the sound of the forest and birds flying away just as you zip through their favourite spots.

 

More importantly, your lungs will thank you for gifting them a million breaths of truly fresh air! Experience the best in the toughest of terrains! We are all ears for your most thrilling adventure story.

 

Experience #tourforfriends, driven by nature from 12th Aug to 17th Aug 2022. We're more than just a destination – We are where Miles meet Smiles. Tour for Friends covers beautiful landscapes of Malnad, a hill station in Karnataka (Western Ghats - A chain of mountains running parallel), home to beautiful peaks and trails of Karnataka through forests leading up to Murdeshwar, Gokarna and ends at Vibhuti falls - home to endemic species on earth. The Tour is a journey and not a race.

Day 0: 12th Aug 2022, D-Day at Bengaluru!

Riders arrive at Team Parikrama, House of Adventure, Bangalore (By Themselves).

09:45 PM - Start arriving

10:15  PM - Head to start the overnight journey

05:00 AM - Reach, Relax and Refresh at Royal Orchid Central Shimoga/Similar accommodation.

07: 15 AM - Finish early BF , Gear up for Day 1 of Tour for Friends.

 

Start Point - Team Parikrama, House of Adventure.

End Point - Team Parikrama, Central Shimoga.

Day 1: 13th Aug 2022
Shimoga to Seethanadi Nature Camp.

Start Time - 07:15 AM

Cut Off Time - 05: 30 PM

Distance Covered - 108.

Elevation - to be updated Link to Route Map: to be updated
Start Point - Royal Orchid Central Shimoga.

End Point - Seethanadi Nature Camp, Seethanadi. (B, L, D, RF).

 

About the ride: Shivamoga is considered to be the crown jewel of the Sahyadri Mountains of Karnataka. Cycling through these plains you will be mesmerized by the lush green surroundings and perfect tarmac roads making the ride most pleasurable. Make friends with nature along the ride as you pass though some of the best views and canopy of forest trees, explore the less explored.

 

You shall witness the following:

1. Gajanur Dam

2. Sakrebyle Elephant Camp

3. Mandagadde Bird Sanctuary

4. Thirthahalli

5. Agumbe Rain Forest

Day 2, 14th Aug 2022
Seethanadi to Annejeri Nature Camp.

Start Time - 7:30 AM

End Time - 5:30 PM

Distance Covered - 70.5 KM.

Elevation - to be updated Link to Route Map: to be updated

Start Point  - Seethanadi Nature Camp, Seethanadi.

End Point - Annejeri Nature Camp,(B, L, D, RF).

 

About the ride: Take the roads less traveled which leads you to the country side, just pass through the roads with your own thought. Make friends with nature along the ride as you pass though some of the best views and canopy of forest trees explore the less explored.

 

You shall witness the following:
1. Shankaranarayana Temple

2. Brahmalingeshwara Temple

3. Kollur Mookambika Temple  

Day 3, 15th Aug 2022
Annejeri Nature Camp, Annejeri to Tripper Gokarna Beach Resort.

Start Time - 7:30 AM

End Time - 5: 30 PM

Distance Covered - 133 KM.

Elevation - to be updated. Link to Route Map: to be updated.

Start Point - Annejeri Nature Camp, Annejeri.

End Point - Tripper Gokarna Beach Resort. (B, L, D, RF).

About the ride: The Ride takes you close to the Coast road that offers you an incredible view of the beaches and the rows of coconut trees keep you cool. Make friends with nature along the ride as you pass though some of the best views and canopy of forest trees, explore the less explored.

 

You shall witness the following:

1. Murudeshwar

2. Honnavar

3. Mirjan Fort

4. Gokarna

Day 4, 16th Aug 2022
Tripper Gokarna Beach Resort to Vibhuthi Falls

Start Time - 7:30 AM

End Time - 12: 30 PM

Distance Covered - 43 KM.

Elevation - to be updated. Link to Route Map: to be updated.

Start Point - Tripper Gokarna Beach Resort.

End Point - Team Parikrama, House of Adventure, (B, L, D, RF)

 

About the ride: The Ride takes you to the beautiful waterfall hidden in the Western Ghats and not yet one of those over-crowded popular tourist destinations. Make friends with nature along the ride as you pass though some of the best view around every corner.

The Ride shall be followed by visit to Yana Caves and a overnight Travel back to Bangalore (By Vehicle).

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