Let the past guide you as you cycle through the monuments and buildings of Goa that stand relevant even today. Get to know the revolutionary thinkers who have shaped Goa over the years and influenced Goa’s ethos in the field of town planning, architecture, art, scholars and politicians.From not-to-miss views to a sneak-peak into daily lives of locals, from absorbing the serenity and beauty to learning about local techniques, get to know all about Goa that most tourists don’t even get a glimpse of. Cycle through some stunning stretches and take a look behind the screens of what it takes to get the freshest seafood on your plate. Get greeted with the smell of freshly baked Paos and be awed by the stories of some of the oldest churches of Goa. Leave behind the tourist enclaves and experience a lesser-known, real side of Goa.
Let’s get you on an e-bike on the buzzing and charming roads of Old Goa. Before we begin this experience, keep your ears wide open for a little bit of history about this once flourishing capital of Portuguese-Goa and the tragedy that befell upon it. Off we bike to the pristine and relatively untouched island– Ilha Verde. We make a pit-stop for the season’s flavor; chilled neero (cashew juice) at a little tavern before getting into a ferry for what we call “the world’s shortest ferry ride”. Ride the breezy, countryside roads, where on a lucky day, you may spot big birds fishing about. As if to break that reverie, we pedal up a hillock to watch the sunset as Christ The King looks over you. Catch the honk of the poder, cry of the peacock, ferry boats gliding lazily as it dawns upon you of the bliss all around! Now let's pedal downhill to a hanavoll (eatery) for some chai (tea) before we head we head to the final point; let's keep this a surprise! You’d be crabbing/fishing the traditional way by a mannos (sluice gates), rowing about and stretching your legs next to the River Mandovi, watch birds fly by, and village folks head home after a day of work. As you settle down for a supper after the serene boat ride, we snack on the very local delicacies before riding back.
Venture beyond typical beaches and head to Divar, a completely different realm that exists across Mandovi river. Divar island will surely enchant you with its splendours. Witness time slowing down in this quaint river island situated just a few miles from the capital city of Panjim. Ride through patches of fields, mangroves, churches, temple sites and beautiful houses. Breathe and live rich heritage from traditional occupations like fishing. After immersing yourself in an unseen side of North Goa. The pretty locations and locals of Divar will entice all those looking for untouched pristine beauty.
It’ll only take a few minutes on the e-bike to ride far away from the city-side and enter the countryside of Cansaulim. Explore the raw Cansaulim way of life by witnessing their regular day which might come as a surprise to the urban visitors. Get a sneak peek into Girron, a perfect raw example of how modern technology has not made its way to this part of Goa and Tinto, a commonplace for the sale of the local produce. This trail offers a not-to-miss view of the magnificent 3 Kings Chapel which is believed to be the most haunted spot in Goa. To top that, get to know the story behind the humble Pao and learn all about its making process at a local bakery, situated bang on the beach.
Explore, hidden in nature, bold and powerful and the most neglected coastal side of Sinquerim with a fortress in ruins. A cache of natural beauty, ancient history and breath-taking architecture! This tour offers a chance to experience the tranquil side of Sinquerim and Candolim that gets masked by the chaos that’s followed by commercialisation.
Do you ever wish to be transported back to a simpler time? Quaint little Saipem will do this for you. From humble homes and abundant paddy fields, the villages of Parra and Saligao are the modest abodes of untouched beauty. Inspired by Indo-Portuguese architecture, experiencing Saipem's traditional livelihoods is an irresistible treat for the modern mind.
This unique e-bike tour traces some of the far reaches of the multicultural side of Panjim, providing a perfect setting to experience the cultural heritage, vibrant present and scenic highlights of the city. We start right at what was the starting point for entering Panjim during the Portuguese times and ride up the Altinho hill, currently a hub for government offices, art gallery centres and grand residences. Get the bird’s eye view of the city and brace yourself for a ride full of fascinating facts, anecdotes and surprises.
Explore the beautiful island of Chorao, along the Mandovi River on e-bikes. Effortlessly ride through the lush green fields and peaceful, unseen streets of the island. Discover an ancient church that has an interesting story behind the oyster shell windows. Unwind at an open field overlooking the city of Panaji and refresh yourself with a local Goan breakfast. The captain will show you around the Sluice gate (Maanos) and explain its importance to the local fishermen and farmers. Explore the ancient temple built-in 1934 as you ride along the countryside lined with churches and picturesque Portuguese homes.
The hidden gems of the Goan countryside have a lot of culture and heritage surrounding it. One such village is Colva- a small coastal village in South Goa surrounded by palm trees and beaches with silver sand. On this trail, you will witness quirky huts and Indo-Portuguese houses all along the shores. The Portuguese influence on this area has been significant since the 1600s when the wealthy British and Portuguese considered Colva Beach as a prime vacation spot. The stories of ancient churches here run deep into history. Explore the vibrant side of Colva on a winding e-bike ride!
Try jumping back and forth between centuries with ease in the lost city of Old Goa. Unearth the layers of rich history dating back to over a thousand years. The ancient and magnificent churches of Old Goa are today one of the most remarkable and impressive sights in all of Asia with many secrets and stories to tell. You might just want to stay a little longer and listen to the glorious past of these magnificent monuments. Perfect for those seeking a scenic tour, as you ride to the highest point in Old Goa to get a panoramic view.