“So where do these cycling enthusiast of Mumbai go for ride ? And i am interested, But don’t know the correct locations and available routes to go for that casual long bicycle ride daily / weekly etc. Below are location wise routes for Mumbai, Central Suburbs, Western Suburbs, Thane and Navi Mumbai and Vasai Virar locations that will help you decide on same.”
South Mumbai Locations
If you in the hustle bustle of mid city with all old famous commercial markets at Kalbadevi, Bhuleshwar and Grant Road area which hardly is easy for parking, forget about long drive and cycling routes, then a small idea and a route can be a great choice for early morning or late night as day times are almost impossible and full of pollution. Here we go, START anywhere from Charni Road, Marine Drive in East and head towards CST Fort area, Go straight and inside area of Colaba, then come towards Mantralaya and Nariman Point sea face, Enjoy straight long sea face ride with refreshing sea breeze to get all the required fresh oxygen long till Chowpatty Wilson College. Now Via Babulnath move ahead to Bhulabhai desai road / Pedder Road which will take you to Mahalaxmi Temple & Haji Ali Junction. From here roll back towards Tardeo (Right) which will take you back towards Grant Road and Charni Road area.
Another off south Mumbai cycle route will a location that will take you to Alibaug area. You need to take your cycle to Mandwa Jetty and enter Alibaug to explore locations like Kihim, Kashid and Murud Janjira towards a all green scenic location with much better quality of Oxygen in air. Although this route will be little bit of hurdle sum as one needs to read mandwa first, But its worth the cycling experience one there.
Western Suburbs Routes
Andheri and Bandra are rocking lifestyle locations of Mumbai in Western suburb, But for bicyclers here too is a wonderful cycling location which covers stations like Bandra, Khar, Juhu, Lokhandwala and other areas of Andheri West. For a short ride Bandra Bandstand is beautiful, Yet for a longer ride head towards Bandra Pali Hill area with some greenery and shades of trees towrads Khar Danda going straight towards Andheri’s classy locations like Juhu, Versova, Lokhandwala Complex, connecting Four and Seven Bunglow area. A perfect city ride if one can say. Again cycling experience will be best in late early hours otherwise the heat and pollution might put you off.
Beyond Andheri, One can enjoy another western suburb ride Between Goregaon and Borivali via the Link Road as S V Road is not preferred. Link Road has a better ride experience and one you reach the Mid Chowky you have a choice of getting deeper in Kandivali interiors towards Charkop, Mahavir Nagar and Gorai. If you prefer off city ride towards very interior beaches like Aksa and Madh Jetty, follow the sign boards and take a required route via Malad and you will enjoy some old Gaothans and Coastal location of Mumbai suburbs with that perfect exercise on your bicycle.
Want to more longer experience in suburbs then Via Goregaon malad link road follow the same route towards Madh island and Cross the jetty via ferry on other side which is Manori island. This location connects you to Borivali interiors which are Gorai, Essel World, Water Kingdom and the Great Pagoda. The roads are bit hilly at few locations and you will sure enjoy the longer drive. Head towards Borivali Link Road to go back.
Thane and Central Suburbs
Yeoor hills is one of the famous and awesome experience for biking. The Cycling experince on Yeoor mountains is what already people do and like in thane area, More here. Another choice for People staying between in central suburbs and thane area is Eastern Express Highway (i.e National Highway 3) that runs straight between Thane and Ghatkopar about 20 kms, which covers locations like Kapurbawdi Flyover, Viviana Mall, Korum Mall road, Eternity Mall heading towards Mulund Flyover, then connecting JVLR in right and Videsh Sanchar Nigam Limited Staff Quarters and turns at a point towards Ghatkopar. If you want to go further, the same road leads to a Service road which ill take you to Santacruz Chembur link road.
If you stay in Navi Mumbai, without doubt the route towards Lonavala is a wonderful green experience for you cyclist group. A long 62 to 65 km ride on Mumbai Pune Old Road towards Lonavala, Khopoli Ghats. Another route one may like is towards Karnala Bird Sanctuary, about 26 km which goes via Uran phata. For Vashi people, Palm Beach road will also be a wonderful drive experience which connects Pawne Flyover towards Thane Belapur road.
Vasai Virar Locations
From Mumbai take Western Express Highway (NH8) and cross the Kashi-Mira Junction and you will get a Junction before Bhayander Bridge which is called Fountain hotel junction. From now you have 2 options, one is to take right and enter Ghodbunder road which will lead you to Thane West about 16 km cycling experience on this route. If you want a much greener scenic location for long ride then head towards Virar Shirshad Phata (land mark is Mahavir Dham Jain Temple). Take a right and go towards Wada village in between you will get the famous Vajreshwari and Ganeshpuri temple. This is a awesome location for biking and cycling in monsoon with lush greenery all around till your reach wada village. Distance from Shirshad Phata to wada is about 40 km.
Hope i and successful giving you some ideas on where to go with your two Tyre ride around city locations. Help with your comments and share if liked. IMP !! use that MAP BOX in left for maps and routes.