Challenge level: 3 out of 5
|16 November - 24 November 2024||On Sale|
Embark on an exhilarating cycling adventure through the captivating landscapes of Goa and Karnataka. Immerse yourself in the perfect blend of ancient traditions and natural wonders as you cycle through breath-taking views and cultural gems.
Discover the enchanting beauty of Goa, renowned for its pristine beaches and vibrant atmosphere. From there, dive into the challenge, conquering varying terrains and rewarding climbs that will leave you exhilarated.
Cycle from the tranquil resort of Agonda, exploring stunning beaches, bustling towns, river crossings, and awe-inspiring vistas. Journey to Mollem, where lush jungle hills and a lively river town in Dandeli await your exploration.
Experience the lesser-known trails, venturing through picturesque forests, quaint villages, and open landscapes, as you make your way towards Hubli. Reach Gadag, cycling through farmlands and fields, before arriving in Hampi, an ancient city steeped in history.
Delight in the vibrant ambiance of Hampi, exploring its mesmerising ruins and temples. Capture the magic of sunrise or embark on temple tours to immerse yourself in the rich heritage of the region.
Join us on this extraordinary cycling adventure, pushing boundaries and creating lifelong memories. Experience the allure of Goa and Karnataka like never before as you cycle through captivating landscapes and embrace cultural treasures.
We meet at the airport in London for an overnight flight to Goa.
Upon your early morning arrival, our representative will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel by coach (70 kms). On the way, we'll stop for breakfast. Check-in at the hotel and take some time to relax. Later, we'll set up our bikes and go for an orientation ride. Overnight stay in a comfortable hotel.
Our exciting challenge begins in the tranquil resort of Agonda in South Goa. The route poses a challenge right from the start, with a 90km ride and over 1000m of climbing. We'll pass by beautiful beaches, stunning bays, lively towns, rivers, ferry crossings, and breathtaking views. The rewarding journey ends as we reach our accommodation in Molem. Overnight stay in a simple guest house.
Leaving the cozy guest house, we tackle the longest climb of the trip—a 15km ascent gaining 650m in altitude. We then traverse through the jungle hills, making our way to the vibrant river town of Dandeli. Overnight stay in a simple hotel.
Today's ride is shorter and involves less climbing. As we pedal through forests and small villages, we venture further away from the usual tourist paths, experiencing changing terrain and captivating views. By the end of the day, we'll transfer to the bustling town of Hubli and settle into our comfortable hotel with a pool. Overnight stay in the hotel.
Another early start awaits us as we take a short transfer to Kungol (10 kms) to embark on our longest distance of the trip. While the elevation is less challenging, there are still significant climbs as we venture deeper into the state of Karnatika. The landscape becomes more open and dry, with fields and farmland lining our route. We conclude our cycling journey at Mundargi, from where we'll be transferred by coach to our hotel (38 kms/1 hr). Overnight stay in the hotel.
On this final day of cycling, we leave the hills behind and make our way to our ultimate destination—Hampi. The ever-changing scenery amazes us as we catch our first glimpses of the ancient towers and sacred rocks of Hampi. Bid farewell to our bikes and hop on a small ferry to cross the river to the center of Hampi. Take the opportunity to explore the ruins and town of Hampi before we transfer to our comfortable hotel. Overnight stay in the hotel.
Today is a free day until the afternoon to explore Hampi. You can witness the famous sunrise over the temples or visit the temple sites after breakfast. Optional tours, such as a cycle tour between various temple sites or a Tuk Tuk tour with or without a guide, can be organized for an additional fee. In the evening, we gather at the hotel around 4 PM and embark on a coach journey to Anmod or Ramnagar, which takes approximately 5-6 hours. Overnight stay in a hotel.
We are transferred to the airport for a flight back to the UK arriving on the same day.
Pay the registration fee (£349) and challenge costs (£1,999) + airport taxes/fuel surcharge (capped at £475).
Pay the balance
Pay the registration fee (£349) and airport taxes/fuel surcharge (capped at £475), and fundraise £3,998 or more for your chosen charity.
Minimum sponsorship target
Please don't be! The majority of people will sign up for Cycle Goa to Hampi on their own. Once you've signed up for this best-selling overseas challenge, we'll send you a link to a private Facebook group for everyone registered or you use the link here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/596718975825091. Please use this space to swap questions, advice and updates with your fellow cyclists on your training and fundraising for charity.
You may also want to reach out to your fellow participants in this group to see if there's anyone in your local area you can meet up to train and fundraise with.
One of the amazing things about our challenge in Goa is that people of all ages will come together to achieve something very special for charity. Everyone who is at least 18 years old by the challenge departure is more than welcome to join this awesome cycle.
If you would like someone under the age of 18 to join you on the challenge please contact us to discuss (01590 646410 or email@example.com) at least 17 weeks before departure.
Your non-refundable registration fee of £349 per person is used to administer the challenge and secure your seats with the airline.
Your challenge costs of £1,899 (ie. 50% of the fundraising target if you choose the Sponsorship option) cover:
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to do this at least fourteen weeks before the challenge starts.
A cycling helmet is essential. Cycling shorts are also recommended and everyone will need their own water bottles or a CamelBak-type hydration system.
Apart from that, no specialist equipment is required. We will supply you with a list of everything you will need to take before you go.
In addition to paying your registration fee (£349) and either paying your challenge costs or raising the minimum sponsorship target, you'll need to budget for your:
We will stay in comfortable hotels on a twin-sharing basis throughout this fabulous challenge.
Our hotel accommodation is included in your challenge cost on a twin-sharing basis.
However if you would prefer to have a room to yourself and pay for a single supplement, we'll be happy to arrange this for you at an additional cost.
If you would like a single supplement, please get in touch by emailing us at email@example.com or call us on 01590 646410 (Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm) at least 17 weeks before the challenge departs.
Certainly. Our hotel accommodation is included in your challenge cost on a twin-sharing basis.
However, if you would prefer to have a room to yourself and pay for a single supplement, we'll be happy to arrange this for you at an additional cost.
If you would like a single supplement, please get in touch by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01590 646410 (Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm).
The group size for this challenge is likely to be around 20 people.
The Dream Challenges team are here to help you achieve your cycling challenge and we will support you all the way. We are on hand from the minute you sign up to answer any questions that you may have about your training or the challenge itself.
Once you have registered, we will send you regular email updates with everything you need to know about your challenge, including the itinerary, an example insurance policy, the structure of an average cycling day, a full kit list, and a realistic training plan to help you get fit for the challenge. The training programme builds up gradually as the event gets closer.
We'll also send you important details and seasonal fundraising ideas. During the cycle, we'll have a UK doctor with expedition medicine training accompanying the group at all times, along with a team of outdoor remote first-aid trained challenge guides.
The key information updates go out at 6 months and 14 weeks before departure.
As we're not medically trained, we're afraid we can't offer you advice on this. We recommend you contact your GP or your local travel clinic, who will have the latest travel health advice.
We also recommend you visit the NHS Fit for Travel website here, to keep up to date with current travel health news and advice on staying healthy abroad.
NHS Fit for Travel website: https://www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/home
You will need to take out your own personal travel insurance upon registering for this challenge, covering health, accident, loss, and repatriation. We advise that you arrange personal travel insurance as soon as you can after you register to ensure you have coverage for your booking as well as the challenge itself.
Dream Challenges has an example of a policy that provides appropriate cover for this type of activity and also covers you for cancellation due to medically-diagnosed COVID-19. We will send you the details once you have registered.
You can also call us for details on 01590 646410 during our office hours (9am- 5pm, Monday - Friday).
You can, however, take out your own insurance, providing it covers you for a charity bike ride in Goa.
Please ask the insurer about the nature of the cover. It is your responsibility to ensure you have adequate cover for your challenge.