On this one day biking adventure, relive the times of Sholay as you wind your way through the untainted routes of Ramanagaram. Imagine scaling the ravines inhabited by Sholay‘s Gabbar Singh, stepping across boulders where basanti danced over glass and biking through the beautiful countryside where legendary song ‘yeh dosti’ was shot.
Why should you go?
This day we also climb the Ramadevara Betta hill. Apart from Sholay, David Lean’s A Passage to India was also shot here. As you climb up the three hundred odd steps to the middle of the peak, you will come across a ‘Lord Rama’ temple. There is a belief that Rama, Sita and Lakshmana passed through this place during their Aranyavasa (exile in the forest). A ‘Lord Rama’ temple dedicated to them was built around a cave where statues of the trio were apparently found by a tribal couple hundreds of years ago. You will also see a pond called Ram Theertha where a myth exists that on specific nights, the pure at heart can spot golden idols of the heroes of the epic. At the top of hill you will find yourself amidst the sound of silence and with heavenly views all around.
When is it?
Tour days : Every Sunday
Duration : 1 day
Where is it?
Meeting Point: 07:30 at *Art of Bicycle Trips.*Please note that we do not stop for breakfast en-route. Please have your breakfast before reaching to our place by 07:30AM
Ending Point: Around 18:00 at *Art of Bicycle Trips
*Art of Bicycle trips location : Padmavati Apartment, 4th cross, Rustam Bagh, Old Airport Road, Near Leela Palace, Bangalore, Karnataka 560017.
- One of the best cycling trail around Bangalore- Visit 400 years old magical Big Banyan Tree spanning three acres- Climb up to the top of Ramadevara Betta hill having heavenly views all around- Relive the Sholay experience- Savour Kannadiga style cuisine
Total Distance Cycled: 30 KM (19 miles) to 40 KM (25 miles)*Please note that the cycling doesn't start from Bangalore. We transport people and bikes to a certain point and then start riding from there.
Who is it for?
Adults, Corporate, Groups.
Age: Suitable for 18+
What is included?
Trip leader, 21 speed Trek mountain bike with helmet, breakfast at Silver Oak Farm, refreshments, mineral water, lunch at Mayura Pine Top and AC support van.
Support Van: A van follows the group of riders throughout the trip and carries all belongings. If at any point riding seems a little hard, the van takes you for as long or as little as you wish it to.
What is the group size?
Group Class Package : Group size can vary from 4 to 15 depending on the package and the slot.
NOTE- We need minimum 4 guests to conduct any of our day tour. If we don't get, we reserve the right to cancel the tour.- A custom private tour for group of friends, families or corporates can also be arranged on any day.
Who is the experience provider?
Art of Bicycle Trips offers simple and unique ways to experience the real India. We design unique biking, walking & hiking safaris exploring the culture, historic sites, architecture, ethnic diversity, scenic beauty, remote villages and realities of daily life of India. Each safari is unique, has a mix of adventure activities and highlights the diversity and most interesting facets of the region. With Art of Bicycle Trips you’ll bike or hike though beautiful landscapes at your own pace, engage with communities along the trip and indulge in unique regional cuisine.
Join us and celebrate the triumph of human potential, spirit and creativity; give a chance to the inner call for exploration, adventure and freedom and experience the rustic, mystic and chaotic India the Art of Bicycle Trips way.
Terms and conditions:
1. Booking needs to be made and confirmed at least 7 days in advance.
2. Cancellation policy is as follows;
Refund 50% till 4 days before the experience date, except fees.
(* Starting Price, please select below for exact price)