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Independence Day Bicycle Tour

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3.75 Hours
Availability : 15th August 2019
Mumbai
Min Age : 5+
Max People : 25
Tour Details

Availability

15 August 2019

6:15am – 10am

Price

Rs 500 per person

(includes bicycle rental)

Group Size

Minimum: 2 people

Maximum: 25 people

(For larger groups, please get in touch)

Experience Independence Day with us in Mumbai

We’ll catch the flag hoisting ceremony and then proceed to explore the quiet, winding lanes of South Mumbai. 

While the rest of the city is only just beginning to wake up, we take advantage of the empty streets and cool air to explore South Mumbai by cycle. We’ll stop by some of the famous sights such as Crawford Market and Marine Drive as well as some fascinating lesser-known stops that might even surprise Mumbaikars! 

Itinerary

Flag Hoisting

Experience first hand the flag hoisting in South Mumbai. Gaze up at the sky and celebrate the 2019 India Independence Day amongst the local crowd.

Sassoon Dock

Built by David Sassoon, this dock is the main fish loading and trading center in South Mumbai. The people working here are known as Kolis, who are the original inhabitants of Mumbai, and represent the city’s original culture

Bombay Panjrapole

Visit a sanctuary for the welfare of more than 350 cows nestled away in the heart of the city. The cow is considered sacred by Hindusto increase their karma, people will come to the shelter to feed the cows.

Mumbadevi Temple

This is the historical Hindu temple that Mumbai was named after! We’ll take a break from our bikes and have a look inside.

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Meeting Point

Cusrow Baug, Colaba Causeway

A guide will meet you at the entrance to Cusrow Baug on Colaba Causeway to pick up your bicycle. Cusrow Baug is on Apollo Bandar Road, nearby RUOSH Colaba and Cafe Churchill. (Photos: One)

End Point

Kailash Parbat Restaurant, Colaba

Timings

6:15 – 10 am

Faqs

Cycling in Mumbai!? Is it safe?

Yes! Safety is our number one priority and we take several precautions to ensure safety. First, we leave early in the morning while the streets are calm and the weather is cool. Second, we provide helmets for everyone. Finally, we have a second guide who rides in the back of the group with the sole task of keeping an eye on everyone.

Are the bicycles and helmets included?

Yes, both bicycles and the helmet are included in the tour price. While helmets are not compulsory in India, you can request a helmet either when you sign up or on the day of the tour.

Why is it so early?

We leave early to avoid traffic and the heat of the day. Trust us, this is the absolute best time to see Mumbai by bicycle and it is well worth the early wake up call!

What will we see?

Our bicycle tour is a fantastic orientation to south Mumbai. We will visit must-see sights like the Sassoon Dock, Bombay Panjrapole and Mumbadevi Temple.

What should I wear?

Clothing you would wear for exercise is ideal, but not necessary. Depending on the season, it can be chilly at the beginning of tour. Our recommendation is to dress in layers and wear comfortable clothes.

What do I need to bring?

Everything including snacks and drinks will be provided. Don’t forget your camera! There is a back rack on the cycles to hold the water bottle provided. We recommend a small backpack should you want to bring anything else.

Is it appropriate to bring small children on the tour?

The tour involves quite a bit a cycling so it would be difficult to manage if children aren’t strong riders. That said, smaller bicycles are available for children. We can’t, however, provide child seats.

How far do we ride?

In total we cycle 14km (about 9 miles) but that is spread over 3 hours and punctuated by frequent stops for drinks, visiting sights, and some food. In general, the difficulty is very low and doesn’t require participants to be in exceptional shape.

How many people can go on a private tour?

For this special occasion we don’t do a private tour.

Do you provide private tours for large groups?

Absolutely! We regularly work with several schools and travel groups and provide them private tours for their groups. It’s always one of the highlights of their India trip! Please get in touch if you are the organizer of a group visit: info@realitytoursandtravel.com

What types of bike do you use?

We use reputable brands such as Hero, which is widely used in India. They are fixed gear models for easier riding and maintenance. The terrain is flat so gears and experience are not required! The bikes are adjustable but we can also provide larger or smaller bikes as required

What if I have an issue with my bike?

We fully maintain our bikes and they are checked before every tour. Issues are rare but we have a kit for quick repairs such as punctures and our second guide will offer their bike to ensure the tour keeps moving. We can also replace any bike without much delay if necessary.

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