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Treasures of Nandi Cycling Trail

A day-long cycle trail designed to give you a mix of culture, history, nature and adventure while you rediscover the countryside on the outskirts of Bangalore city, around the famous Nandi Hills. These hills are also a famous route for cyclists who come visiting from all over the world.

The Nandi village, located at the base of Nandi hills has great historical significance and a few hidden gems that we will unearth for you.
On this trail you will explore…

  • A beautiful temple with influences of several different dynasties
  • A quaint train station, whose old British style building is still intact
  • A silk processing unit to see how we turn thread into beautiful yarn
  • A potter’s village, where perhaps you can try your 
hand at the wheel and learn a thing or two from the master potter!
  • A ride through the countryside, enjoying village life and scenic beauty of life around 
Nandi hills; be prepared to expend some calories here!
  • Farm life and feast on a delicious spread made from organic vegetables

Distance Cycled: 25 Kms

Who can do this tour?

This expedition is for anyone with a keen interest in having a fun ride in the countryside appreciating the outdoors and also soaking in some history of battles fought around these hills.

Physically this is NOT an INTENSIVE Trail making it doable for anyone who wishes to get back on the cycle with a group of like-minded people can sign up.


Duration: One Day

Distance Cycled: 25Km

Accommodation: NA


6:30 – 7:00 A.M : Meet and greet at city centre

7:00 – 8:30 A.M : Drive out to the base of Nandi Hills in a comfortable van

8:30 – 9:30 A.M : Arrive at a farm stay near Nandi Hills, followed by a quick and nutritious breakfast to sustain us through the trail

9:30 – 10:00 A.M : Bike fit and briefing

10:00 – 10:30 A.M : Visit to the Silk weaving unit, learn about how your beautiful yarns of silk transpire from

10:30 – 11:00 A.M : Visit a quaint old living railway station and explore nuances of Colonial architecture

11:00 – 12:00 P.M : Loop around Nandi Hills and head to the 9th Century Bhoganandishwara Temple.

12:00 – 12:30 P.M : Walk around this beautiful temple complex that is part of the world heritage site and learn of the Chola and Hoysala form of Architecture

12:30 – 1:15 P.M : Visit to a 4th generation pottery place, where you can try your hand at pottery with the help of the master potter

12:30 – 1:15 P.M : Visit to a 4th generation pottery place, where you can try your hand at pottery with the help of the master potter

1.30 – 3:30 P.M : Return to the farm stay for a scrumptious farm to table lunch, given the time we can walk around the farm and understand sustainable living from our hosts at the farm

3:30 P.M – Head back toward Bangalore, expected time of arrive at our drop off point 5:00 P.M


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 ride with you informing and guiding you through the journey.

Our tour cost is inclusive of:
  • Good Quality Cycles & Helmet
  • Pick up and drop off from and to Hard Rock Cafe, MG Road
  • Fixed menu Breakfast
  • Buffet Lunch
  • Support enroute during the cycle trail
  • Entrance fees to all sites mentioned
  • English speaking Tour Guide
  • All taxes
  • Bottled Water
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Any personal expenses
  • Anything not mentioned in the “Includes” section

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