Aiyur Forest Trails with Pedal in Tandem

17th Mar 2018 6:30 am - 18th Mar 2018 6:30 am 4600 / onwards 2346 people viewed this event

Description

Important Note: Event moved to next month on account of recent forest fires. 
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Join Pedal in Tandem's tour of the tranquil Aiyur forests, nestled in the Melagiri hills in Tamil Nadu. The itinerary combines biking, trekking and camping in a way that'll allow you to immerse yourself in nature and explore this enchanting land.  If you've ever read Kenneth Anderson's haunting tales of the region, you'll know about its rich biodiversity and intriguing folklore. The elusive and mysterious Spider Valley, described in his book 'The Tiger Roars', lies in this region. Our biking routes on this trip will weave through hills, forests, farms and several water bodies. It is not mandatory for everyone to ride the entire distance. You could hop into the support vehicle if you wish and still enjoy the rest of the journey.  

// ITINERARY//
Day 1 (17th Mar):  
- Arrive at the campsite by 6:30am 
- ~65 km bike ride (moderate difficulty) 
- Bonfire, dinner and overnight stay at campsite  

Day 2 (18th Mar):
- ~4 km trek in the forest (moderate difficulty) 
- Farm tour 
- Depart to Bangalore

//PRICING//
Rs. 4,600 per head/per adult/child

// INCLUSIONS //
- transportation of cycles 
- guided cycling, trekking & curated travel experience 
- support vehicle on the rides 
- mechanic support 
- accommodation for 1 night 
- all meals, except those in transit (day1 b'fast & day2 dinner) 
- ride refreshments 
- first aid

// EXCLUSIONS //
 Transportation to camp
- personal expenses 
- meals not included above 
- rental bikes (they're available as add-ons) 

Tags

  • Camping
  • Cycling
  • biking
  • Trails
  • Outdoors

Things to carry

- 2 or 3 Litre hydration pack that'll fit in a small backpack + a water bottle 
-Any personal medication 
-Helmet, if you're bringing your own bike. 
-Padded Cycling shorts 
-Mosquito repellent spray/lotion 
-Bicycle lights, front and back 
-We'll be providing electrolytes, glucose and dry fruits on the rides. Please carry any preferred energy bars etc. 
-Comfortable dry-fit clothing for the ride. 
-Riding sunglasses 
-Riding gloves
-Sunscreen lotion 
-Spare tubes, if you're bringing your own bike 
-Bicycle lights (front and back), if you're bringing your own bike 
-Make sure your bike is serviced and ready for the ride!

Terms & condition

Pack light - small/medium-sized backpack/duffel-bag + 1 small backpack for the rides/treks.
Respect your fellow travellers. Don't let differences of opinion go beyond a friendly banter.
Follow the timings laid down by organizers so that you don't inconvenience/delay other travellers.
Helmets are compulsory. No helmet, no ride!  
Help and support fellow travellers. Make sure nobody is left alone or stranded on rides.
This is a community gathering in a private property, nuisance will not be tolerated and you might even be asked to leave the premises if the community feels unsafe or disturbed.
We are serious travelers, we love nature and we appreciate if you share the same sentiment
You are most welcome to BYOB and enjoy your drink in a respectful manner.
We are very particular on zero trace travel - so take back all trash you create
Avoid plastics as much as possible - our planet doesn't like it much

Organizer

Pedal in Tandem and Campmonk
+919590495495

Map & Directions

Aiyur Forest, Tamil Nadu

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