Valparai is a hill station surrounded by tea plantations and evergreen forest. Cycle ride to the town from Pollachi passes through the Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary noted for elephants, boars, lion-tailed macaques, gaur, sambar, and giant squirrels.
Water bodies at Monkey Falls and Aliyar Dam are also seen en route. The region has a rich elephant tract and is known to have many leopards.
No of Days: 3.
Grade: Moderate [Difficult has been down graded as schedule time for cycling has been increased owing to the requests from cycling enthusiasts].
Stay: Hotel Rooms in Twin Sharing / Triple Sharing basis.
All types of cycles are allowed[MTB, Hybrid, Road cycles]
Route Terrain: Tarmac for 3 days with potholes
Pick up Points:
1) Vijayanagar : 6:15 PM .
2) Corporation Circle - Kanteerava Stadium : 7:00 PM .
3) SLV Ragigudda - 8:00 PM .
4) Travel My Routes Office : 8:45 PM
5) Electronic City Nice Road Junction : 9:30 PM
Day 1: 42 Kms [Climbs]
06:30 AM: Breakfast at Pollachi.
09:00 AM: Ride starts at Base.
Stay at Standard Hotel.
Day 2: 54 Kms [Climbs]
06:30 AM: Breakfast at Valaparai.
07:00 AM: Ride Starts through Tea Estates.
Stay at Standard Hotel.
Day 3: Reverse of Day 1.
04:00 AM: Electronic City Nice Junction.
Drop Points :
1) Electronic City Nice Junction.
2) TravelMyRoutes Office, Bannerghatta Road.
3) Jayadeva Circle.
4) Corporation Circle.
3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunch on all the days.
Repair assistance for Puncture, Chain Lubrication, Gear Adjustments [Though participants are expected to know how to repair their cycles].
Support Vehicle with Highest Safety for Cycles.
1) Dinner on all the 3 days.
2) Anything not mentioned in Includes.
Bicycle Check List
Spare Tube [Mandatory]: Please fill the air and check if it has leaks and later deflate it and Carry.
Padded Shorts [Optional]: You can buy it in Decathlon Branches.
Puncher Kit, Air infiltrator [Mandatory].
Cycles which don't have Quick Release. Please bring the Spanner / Inform the organizer of the Nut Size [Mandatory].
1 Set of Brake Shoes for V Brake Cycles [Mandatory].
Disc Brakes Cycle owners, Please bring a small piece of cardboard/ waste visiting card for Disc Brake Protection [Mandatory].
Hand Gloves [Optional].
Please oil the chain or Service your cycle if you have doubts [Optional].
Please check if the Tyres are in good condition [Mandatory].
Please make sure Ball bearings of the cycle are well greased [Mandatory].
Please carry the water bottle, Glucose and Electrolyte (Enerzal) [Mandatory].
A Rain Cover Top and Bottom for Protection from Rain.
A Good Grip Shoes and 3 Pairs of Socks.
Carry A Head Torch / Cycle Torch [Optional].
The helmet is mandatory [Mandatory].
Only Hybrid and MTB cycles are allowed.
Minimum: 3 Pax is required.
Price: Available on Website
Registration Link: http://travelmyroutes.com/index.php/events/index/109