Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Through the Ghats - September ride plan

Was planning for this for lonnng. The initial plan was riding from Kanyakumari to Goa along the coast. But, A recent ride on NH7 made me feel this would be totall madness in that traffic and humidity. So, switched to ghats. So here is the plan.

My big Solo ride in September :

Sep 15: Leave bangalore by bus
Sep 16 : reach Kanyakumari. Start riding [ok i am not watching the sunset here. I'll caome back again riding to see that :)]. Kanyakumari->Nagarcoil->Th
uckaly->Neyyar Dam [70 km]
Sep 17 : Neyyar->Thenmala[80km]->Pathnamtitta[55 km ] - 135 km
Sep 18 : Pathnamtitta -> somehwere near Mundayakkam - 100 km some climbs
Sep 19 : Mundayakkam -> Idukki dam - approx 70 km
Sep 20 : Idukki -> Devikollam (just before Munnar) 100 km
Sep 21 : Devikollam -> Marayoor -> Chinnar Scantuary (some 50km downhill) -> Udumalpet->Pollachi->Coimbatore - 150km
Sep 22 : Cmb -> Ooty via Coonoor - 70 km
Sep 23,24,25 : Join Devakishor and PremSagar and do some hiking, birding, cycling etc..
Sep 26 : Ooty->Devarshola estates->Sultanbattery-> Iruppu- 150 km [ Need more info on alternate routes here ]
Sep 27 : Iruppu to Madikeri - 100km
Sep 28 : Madikeri to Sakleshpur - 100km
Sep 29 : Saklehpur to Kuduremukha [probably stay at bhagavatti nature camp ] 120 km
Sep 30 : Kuduremukha to Agumbe 110 km
Oct 1 : Someshwara ghat descent -> Hebri-> Haladi ->Kundapur-> Movadi - There is no road plotted on google maps. I've heard of a route here.
Oct 2 : Stay at Grandma's house in Movadi
Oct 3 : back to bangalore

It would be great if someone has GPS tracks of Pathnamtitta->idukki->Munnar and Agumbe->Hebri->Haladi-Kundapur route