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A day long bike tour exploring the countryside of Mysuru pedaling through farmland, villages, exploring local temples and venturing into the island town of Srirangapatna. Mysore’s countryside is rich with history and natural diversity; on the banks of the river Cauvery are quaint villages and farm life on bountiful crops and domesticated animals. A series of trails that crisis cross the villages along the river takes us on a journey into an island town famed for its rich history, old forts, temple and a beautiful river bank. Once the erstwhile capital of the region, Srirangapatna or “Pattana” as the locals call it, predates Mysore city and was the birthplace of the Arasu dynasty and the capital of the Mysore empire under Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan. Take a journey in time with us exploring, local villages, meeting with farmers learning about their life, learn about making local brown sugar and needless to mention the stories of war and legends that made Srirangapatna a capital of the kingdom.
Who can do this tour?
This tour is for anyone who wants to explore the many essences of village life around Mysore and a peek into its rich history, culture, and the local way of life. Your tour host will guide you through your day with quirky anecdotes, stories and significant events in our history.
Physically this tour is Medium Intensity ride, due to the long ride distance mostly on countryside roads can be intensive for persons with mobility issues, alternatively you can also drive up to the top of the hill if you choose a car option. Just be warned of a lot of people, bustling streets. What we do promise is a fun day with a bounty of diverse experiences.
Please read the Cancellation Policy thoroughly before you make a booking.
6:30 AM : Meet in front of the Amba Vilasa Palace
6:30 AM – 7:00 AM : Drive out of Mysore city to the start point of the cycling ride.
7:00 AM – 9:00 AM : Ride past farms and rice paddy fields to Balamuri waterfalls
9:00 AM – 9:30 AM : Picnic breakfast at Balamuri falls
9:30 AM – 11:30 AM : More countryside riding, and visit a jiggery/brown sugar
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM : Visit the Ranganathaswamy Temple
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM : Visit the Armory and the view point at Srirangapatana.
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM : Lunch by the river front
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM : Visit Tipu Summer Palace
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM : Drive back to Mysore and end of tour
Please note above-mentioned time schedules are an approximation and may be subject to change depending on traffic halts and unexpected delays.
Our city trails can be made private to suit your convenience with the choice of a private pick up option; a local English-speaking guide will walk with you informing and guiding you through the journey.
Fantastic Tour with Great Guide!
Arun, our guide, was fantastic! He showed us stuff we would have never found on our own. He was tremendously informative, pleasant, and patient. Pace was great, and the food he turned us onto was really good. He did a great job bargaining for us for a purchase from the market. Prompt pickup. All interactions with the company in terms of set up and then getting photos afterward was smooth and efficient.