Makkandur – Mandalpatti – Madikeri – ChikliHole
August 2,3 2014
The most popular of the CAM rides is back, this time to celebrate the Monsoon ride of the year.
In the previous three years, we have organized this ride more than 10 times, around 500 people had registered and every ride was full. Here is another chance to relive this wonderful ride, and for the first timers this is an amazing experience, a chance to ride along the green aisle.
Register here Green-Aisle
A very very special CAM ride. Riding along the green aisle of western ghats.
Firefox is giving away free goodies (Reflective Vest and Water Sipper) for the riders. CAM thanks Firefox for the same.
Reason? - Check out the highlights
- Base at a very serene Home stay at Makkandur. This place is inside a 4-acre coffee estate.
- The mandalpatti climb – one of the challenging. The view from the top is out of the world.
- Four categories on the Day-1, the CAT-1 being the most challenging and CAT-4 being the relaxing most.
- CAT-1 includes amazing route, crossing couple of bridges.
- Opt for CAT-4 and you will have enough time to spend in a pure, shallow stream of running water. Apart from a relaxing 30 km cycle ride.
- Most of the route covered by trees, well inside the beautiful coorg district, No bus or lorries ply on this route (Day-1). An occasional estate jeep might be sighted at times.
- Most important of all, YUMMY home stay food :).
- Expert riders on the day-2 visit “Chikli Hole Reservoir”
We know that some want to ride more and some want to ride less. At any point of time, you may stop the ride and get on to support vehicles. Two vehicles (and the Bus on day-2) will be with the riders always.
|Total Distance||Day 1 : 60 kms
Day 2 : 50 kms
|Road Condition||MTB or Hybrids - Road bikes are not suggested|
|Riding expertise||Day 1: Beginners to Experienced
Day 2: Beginners to Experienced
|Places of Interest||1. Kalur
4. Harangi Backwaters
In case you dont have a bike, we can arrange for rented bikes for 900 Rs The bikes are imported and will be one of the following brands Trek, giant, canondale or merida bikes.
Day 0 – Friday, Aug 1, 2014
Day 1 : Saturday, Aug 2, 2014
Reach the Home-stay, freshen up and start riding, opt of one of the categories and get directions from volunteers.
CAT-1 :Makkandur-Waterspot-Mandalpatti Climb-Kalur-Madikeri-Makkandur (Only MTBs, or Hybrids with Shocks suggested) (60 kms)
CAT-2 : Makkandur-Waterspot – Mandalpatti Climb-Madikeri-Makkandur (Only MTBs or Hybrids with Shocks suggested) (42 kms)
CAT-3 : Makkandur-Waterspot – Kalur water crossing-Madikeri-Makkandur (MTBs or Hybrids suggested) (40 kms)
CAT-4 : Makkandur-Waterspot – Madikeri – Makkandur (MTBs or Hybrids suggested) (27 kms)
More information about the Day-1 route can be found here GA-Day1
Distance: Total = 60 kms .
|5:00 a.m||Reach Start point - Makkandur Home stay|
|6:00 a.m||After freshing up, start the ride. Breakfast at water spot|
|9:00 a.m||Experts can climb mandalpatti.|
|1:00 p.m||Lunch enroute|
|4:30 p.m||Reach home stay|
|6:00 p.m onwards||Camp fire and lights off|
Day 2: Sunday, Aug 3, 2014
After an exhilarating first day, riders can either take rest or get ready to ride towards Harangi-Backwater views.
Ride ending at either Kushalnagara or Bylakuppe – a distance of around 50 kms. Expert riders may take a detour towards Chiklihole Reservoir.
More information about the Day-2 route can be found here GA-Day2
Distance : 60 kms (50 for easy riders)
|5:00 a.m||wake up and get ready|
|6:00 a.m||start the ride towards Madapur|
|7:30 a.m||Breakfast Enroute (After 20 kms)|
|12:00 noom||Reach Kushalanagara/ Bylakuppe|
|2:00 p.m||Start back to bangalore|
We will be able to accommodate only 33 riders for this event, so hurry and register now.
The Cost of the event is 4100 Rs. This includes
a. Transportation of the rider and bike to and fro bangalore (on an ultra luxury bus)
b. Food during the event
c. Support vehicle
d. Stay at Makkandur Home stay ( or tented accomodation)
e. Hydration and snacks during the ride.
Register here Green-Aisle
The Ride will be a weekend ride, start from bangalore by bus on Friday evening around 10:00 p.m and will be back in bangalore around 10 p.m on Sunday.