GOA BIKING EXPEDITION 2022


From

INR 6500.00

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Vacation Style

Cycling

B

Activity Level

Family

2/10

Group Size

Member

Per Day

25

From INR 6500.00per person

(Stay in tented accommodation, Nutritious Vegetarian meals, guidance, Equipments, forest entry fee and insurance)

BREIF DESCRIPTION OF THE PROGRAM:         The biking trail travels from the Arabian Sea coast to Netravali village in the magnificent Sahyadri Western Ghats, which are recognized as the top 10 biodiversity spots of the world. The journey moves across the forests and the ecologically devastated mining belt in Sanguem. The voyage winds its way from the Bondla wildlife sanctuary to the calm and peaceful banks along the River Mandovi. It also visits the UNESCO World Heritage site of Old Goa. Thus the trail encompasses the entire range of all what Goa has to offer historically and naturally. From the coastline to the midlands to the mountain ranges is a huge experience of a varied land, a rich heritage and an interesting diversity of people who are proud of their land, culture and tradition.

 

 

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE:   ONLY THOSE MEMBERS OF THE ASSOCIATION WHO ARE EXPERIENCED IN RIDING GEARED BIKES, WITH PROPER SHIFTING OF GEARS AND CAN RIDE FOR MINIMUM 10 KM NON STOP, CAN JOIN THIS EXPEDITION. THEY MUST ALSO PASS AN ELIGIBILITY TEST WHICH WILL BE TAKEN ON THE DAY OF REPORTING NEAR BASE CAMP. THE ORGANISORS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REJECT / DISQUALIFY MEMBERS WHO FAIL THIS TEST DESPITE REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT OF FEES. However, disqualified members shall be allowed to join the trekking expedition on the same day. Such members shall NOT be refunded the difference in fees of biking and trekking.  THEREFORE, MEMBERS SHOULD KINDLY ENSURE THAT THEY QUALIFY FOR THE ABOVE CONDITION BEFORE JOINING THE BIKING EXPEDITION.

 

 

HOW TO REACH THE BASE CAMP: The base camp is located at Sports Authority Ground, Near Miramar Beach, Panaji Goa. The nearest railway stations are Thivim (25Kms), Karmali (12 km) and Margao (33km.). State bus service is available. Direct bus service is also available from Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore & Mangalore. Direct trains are available from Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad and major cities of India.

 

 

HOW TO JOIN: Members desirous of joining the programme may apply on a prescribed Registration Form duly supported by a Medical Certificate, which is attached with the form. Photocopies of the forms are acceptable. The minimum age for participation is 12. Form should be sent along with draft of participation fee. Member may also register through online booking.

 

 

Programme Schedule & Route:

Day 1

Report at  Base Camp Sports Authority Ground, Campal, Panaji.

Day 2

Biking from Base Camp to Ambeli  Camp [40 KM]

Day 3

Biking from Ambeli Camp to Vichundre Camp [41 Kms]

Day 4

Biking from Vichundre Camp to Collem Camp [48 Kms]

Day 5

Biking from Collem Camp to Pilyem Camp [25 Kms]

Day 6

Biking from Pilyem to Base Camp [ 45 kms], Valedictory Function

Day 7

Check out after Breakfast

USE OF ALCOHOL AND NARCOTICS OF ANY DESCRIPTION ARE STRICTLY PROHIBITED DURING THE COURSE OF THE PROGRAMME.

ADDITIONAL NOTES:

FINAL VACCINATION CERTIFICATE IS MANDATORY FOR EVERY PARTICIPANT

NAME OF THE PROGRAM COORDINATORS:   Rohidas Naik and Kiran Natekar

CONTACT NUMBER:                                              09822125868, 9422445673 and 9822101087

EMAIL ADDRESS:                                                    goastateyhai@gmail.com

COMPLETE POSTAL ADDRESS

For correspondence only                              :           Joshi Wines, Opp. Old Secretariat, Panaji, Goa.403001

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ACCOMMODATION FACILITIES: Tented accommodation

 

 

FOOD & WATER SUPPLIES: Morning tea, breakfast, lunch / packed lunch, evening tea and Dinner shall be provided. Simple vegetarian, good quality nutritious food shall be served at the camp. Please bring your own plates, mugs, spoons, tiffin box for pack lunch etc.

 

 

WHAT PARTICIPANTS SHOULD BRING ALONG: Rucksack (if you have one) Biking t-shirts and trousers, Biking gloves, knee caps(Optional), Sports shoes, 2 pairs of cotton socks, torch, water bottle, lunch box, mug, plate, spoon, soap, toilet paper, towel, medicines (which you normally use at home). 

 

 

SAFETY & SECURITY: Extensive and painstaking preparation has gone into the planning of Bike routes for your safety. Our field staff and experienced camp leaders have been visiting the area to check all details. The Youth Hostels Association of India cannot be held responsible for any accidents, illness and any such unforeseen eventualities. Deviation from the set route of the program is not permitted. If the participant desires to join any other activity, they may do so at their own responsibility and risk only after finishing the Expedition and checking out. YHAI group insurance cover is for accidental death or permanent disability only. You are advised to take insurance cover for your journey and other related matters.

 

 

CANCELLATION RULES:

Kindly note that the below mentioned cancellation policy will be applicable only in case you are unable to join the Expedition and  have informed by email to goastateyhai@gmail.com or trekking@yhaindia.org  atleast 10 days prior to your reporting date and  only then your participation fee will be kept in credit shell. Cancellation requests by email only to goastateyhai@gmail.com or trekking@yhaindia.org  will be accepted.  The below cancellation policy will however not be applicable if the request reaches short of 10 days prior to reporting date

 

 1) In case you are unable to join the programme due to any reason or if YHAI cancels the program due to unavoidable circumstance, you will get a 100% Credit Shell of the participation fees which will be valid till December 2023. No refund will be applicable for any cancellation of seat.

2) If the next programme opted by you is cheaper, you may use the balance amount in any of the programme till Dec 2023.

3) If the next opted programme is costlier, the trekker has to pay the differential amount.

4) If the trekker opts for the same programme that was cancelled, he/she will not be charged extra even if the price goes up next year.

5) You may transfer your seat to your family members and friends also.