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Peace & Quiet of Islands on Bicycles

Velha Goa, India

Experience hosted by Jigeesha & Abhinav

4.5 hours
Includes food, equipment
Up to 5 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

We get a head start on the day and depart from Patto in Panjim along the breezy Rua de Linhares to board the ferry, first of the many we'll be taking during the trip. As we continue cycling and pacing further away from the city-scape, listen closely to the chirping birds, watch the shape shifting Mandovi and bask in the natural beauty of the iconic river islands.

Throughout this 32kms nature trail, we will be cycling in two islands - Divar & Chorao. We will deep dive into their agricultural and religious past, whilst taking in their peace, quiet and beauty. Naturally, we will also ensure that you’re well-nourished for the hills we need to scale. As the sun rises above your head and sweat beads roll down your forehead, you will find solace in the soft breeze grazing your warm cheeks as we cycle back to Panjim. This trip is highly recommended for nature lovers and cycling enthusiasts.

RECOMMENDED FOR: Nature lovers and Cycling enthusiasts

PRO TIP: This tour is a must do for those who want to experience a side of Goa that's rarely spoken about.

SPECIAL PRICE: Our current price is a 15% discount on our original prices so grab it while it lasts !

Please note that if there is only one guest booked for a slot, then only one of the hosts (either Jigs or Abhi) will accompany the guest.

~When in Goa, Keep it Slow~
Other things to note
Goa currently doesn't have cycling lanes and like any other part of India there will be traffic on the streets. Although it isn't a concern its best you're aware of this.
We get a head start on the day and depart from Patto in Panjim along the breezy Rua de Linhares to board the ferry, first of the many we'll be taking during the trip. As we continue cycling and pacing further away from the city-scape, listen closely to the chirping birds, watch the shape shifting Mandovi and bask in the natural beauty of the iconic river islands.

Throughout this 32kms nature trail, we will be cycling in two islands - D…

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What's included

  • Food
    Breakfast
  • Equipment
    Helmet
From $51
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Jigeesha & Abhinav

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 16 Reviews
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Hi, we’re your hosts, Jigeesha & Abhinav, and we conduct private and curated bicycle trips under our initiative - The Bicycle Trip Goa. Abhinav, born and raised in Goa, quit the MNC life to return to the mothership and contribute to its well-being. Jigeesha, after living across different cities and dabbling with Advertising, has made Goa her home. Together we’ve set out on a journey to promote a cycling culture in Goa. Each trip is an immersion in the socio-cultural fabric of Goa, topped with delicacies & some breeze.
Join us for some cycling, conversations and a peek into the Goa-scape.
Hi, we’re your hosts, Jigeesha & Abhinav, and we conduct private and curated bicycle trips under our initiative - The Bicycle Trip Goa. Abhinav, born and raised in Goa, quit the MNC life to return to the mothership and contribute to its well-being. Jigeesha, after living across different cities and dabbling with Advertising, has made Goa her home. Together we’ve set out on a journey to promote a cycling culture in Goa. Each trip is an immersion in the socio-cultural fabric of Goa, topped with de…
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Where you'll be

We'll meet you at the starting point of the trip, at Patto. It's a short walk from the Panjim Bus Station, Taxi Stand and Motorbike Stand. After cycling for about 20 mins we'll reach the ferry that takes us to Divar island. Once we cycle through the length of the island, we end the trip at the same place where we started.
Rachel
November 2019
Jigeesha and Abhinav have worked hard to create this experience. I feel like I got to learn so much about the history of these islands and Goa's colonial history. Plus they are absolutely wonderful people. Highly recommend!!
David & Sara
October 2019
I hah a wonderful time on this cycling trip with Jigeesha and Abhinav. Divar Island is beautiful, peaceful and serene and a joy to cycle. They are incredibly knowledgeable on Goa’s history and I really loved that they put everything into context, so it’s a historical as well as a cycling tour. We stopped for tea and snacks halfway through at a beautiful guesthouse too. Perhaps most importantly, Jigeesha and Abhinav are very kind and thoughtful. They made sure I was OK and looked after me at all times. I am very grateful for this insight into Goa’s history and the opportunity to experience the Island. Highly recommend!
I hah a wonderful time on this cycling trip with Jigeesha and Abhinav. Divar Island is beautiful, peaceful and serene and a joy to cycle. They are incredibly knowledgeable on Goa’s…
Ramakrishnan
June 2019
It was pure bliss. Abhinav is very passionate about what he does and his energy kind of rubs off on you. Diwar is meant to be experienced on a cycle and warrants good company of knowledgeable people like Abhinav. I will be back often to explore other parts of Goa with Abhinav. Bonus: The bfast was super sumptuous
It was pure bliss. Abhinav is very passionate about what he does and his energy kind of rubs off on you. Diwar is meant to be experienced on a cycle and warrants good company of kn…
Sonia
March 2019
This is definetly a worth while experience if you enjoy cicling and nature. They have few nice surprises along the way . Strongly reccomend
Maria
March 2019
This experience was awesome. The route is well planned and views are gorgeous, Jigeesha & Abhinav are very friendly, educated and easy to talk with. I’m very glad I’ve booked this experience, highly recommend for all active travelers!
James
February 2019
A trip so nice, we did it twice! Our sailing/ Kayaking trip was cancelled due to high winds last minute, so we reached out to Jigeesha and Abhinav to see if they were available. They had already completed a trip that morning but were able to accommodate us without any problems. Everything from my review of the Panjim trip applies. The island is incredibly perfect, less crowded and perfect for cycling! So much fun! High tea was delicious. Do this experience!
A trip so nice, we did it twice! Our sailing/ Kayaking trip was cancelled due to high winds last minute, so we reached out to Jigeesha and Abhinav to see if they were available. Th…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 10 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

Sunglasses

Small Hand Towel