Cycling The Adventurous Islands of Mumbai
The cycle ride begins with a short ride to Gorai Jetty. After taking a ferry boat ride to the Island of Gorai, you enter the untouched portion of Mumbai, something Jack & Hill Adventures like to call the Islands of Mumbai.
You begin pedaling on roads enveloped by widespread, lush mangrove. Your first stop on this pleasant ride is - The Global Vipassana Pagoda. Next, head out to 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. The lighthouse also grants one grand sights of the vibrant and colourful fishing village of Uttan. There is so much to breathe in at this point of the ride.
To charge your bodies for the ride going forward, stop by Utan Sea Resort for a sumptuous breakfast. Post breakfast, move towards the rock face perimeter of Manori for a bit of adventurous off-roading/mountain biking. The sights from this vantage point are truly to die for. This is the little secret spot. You soon carry on your ride through Manori Village to reach unexplored Manori Beach. Once your hearts are filled with content, ride back to the start point, and say goodbye to each other with memories of a lifetime.
Why you should ride with us
Jack & Hill Adventures are a chirpy adventure seeking bunch. Their love for cycling and the great outdoors is contagious. You certainly will be left high on the energy.
Super Routes & Safety
The most tried and tested adventurous cycle routes in Mumbai exist here. No-one knows about it, until now, so shush. The islands of Gorai, Manori & Uttan provide a variety of terrain and scenery that blends together to create a more than awesome cycling experience. The quiet island roads make it both a safe and an ideal place to ride a bicycle.
High Quality Imported Bikes & Gear
Jack & Hill Adventures strongly believe in ride quality. And thus, all the bikes are imported and belong to the top 10 bicycle brands in the world. Every bicycle has a MRP of between Rs 25,000 - 45,000/-. Here are few of the brands: Cannondale, Scott, Mongoose, GT. Go Google them or read http://mountainbikesguide.com/best-mountain-bike-brands/ A smooth ride with Jack & Hill Adventures is inevitable on this experience!
Riding with the Best
Apart from trekking, members of the Jack & Hill Adventures Team are great cyclists. With more than 8 years experience as a seasoned long distance cyclist & mountain biker, ride lead Johann Daniels is core team member of the Mumbai Cyclothon 2011, Founder of Borivali Cyclist Association (BCA). Their experience with cycling is more than can be noted.
Ride to Gorai Jetty
Take ferry to Gorai
Begin ride from Gorai
Short stop at Global Vipassana Pagoda
Ride & brief visit to Uttan Lighthouse
Buffet breakfast stopover at U-tan Sea Resort
Mountain biking/off-roading at Manori Rockface Perimeter
Ride to Gorai Jetty
Ride ends at approx 1-2 PM.
Expert lead cyclists with technical assistance
Buffet breakfast at U-tan Resort
First aid by a certified Wilderness First Responder (WFR)
A basic level of fitness is required to join 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. You 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.
How to Prepare
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 ₹ 150, do let it be known on call post your booking and before the event date.
100% cancellation fee will apply if your booking is not cancelled 72 hours prior to the ride.
Borivali Biryani Centre
25-28, Aditya Apartment, Shimpoli, Chikuwadi, Borivali West, Shimpoli, Borivali West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400092