7 Amazing Places to ride your adventure motorcycle to in Goa, India

Goa is the heaven on Earth! The infinite and unlimited festive and active atmosphere, the affordable food and drinks along with the splendid and mesmerizing beaches, it’s not just one thing that sets Goa on the podium in India.

With an uncountable number of beaches, casinos, bars and eateries, Goa has put itself on the world map for one of the must visit tourist places, as well as a place for Adventure motorcycle travellers to explore. Many events, such as the Sunburn or the New Year’s Party, have skyrocketed Goa to one of the must visit destinations.

Being such an amazing and well known tourist destination, it is true that most of the town has been explored, and is a tourist haven. But for many of us Adventure riders we don’t want the standard crowded tourist destination. We seek areas and destinations less travelled should we say.  So, we decided to tell you about the amazing places which aren’t widely known, but awesome to hit in your travels!

All these destinations can be hit by riding the Calangute-Baga Road, which connects many of these great places, but remember to always use caution while traveling this road by motorcycle. You won’t hit big boulders, or deep muddy water crossings but you will hit a high energy hustle and bustle of Indian roadways, where the biggest vehicle has the right of way. Some consider it an “aggressive” driving environment, but once in the “flow” it is like riding in any city, you must be alert and careful at all times. Many world travelers are aware of the India method of driving, it can be a little crazy but at the same time exhilarating and adventurous.

 

  1. Dudhsagar Waterfalls

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Known for its milky white appearance, the Dudhsagar waterfalls being the largest of its kind and the fifth largest in the country, doesn’t cease to amuse the experienced of travellers with its mind-boggling beauty. Extremely popular for the trek around the falls and the amazingly crafted way of the falls across the greens of the mountain are a miracle in itself.

 

  1. Mobor Beach

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Known for beaches, the Mobor beach in South Goa is one of the popularly known beaches for adventure sports. If you’re the person with a knack for getting your feet wet in the sea water, trying out some surfboarding or speed boating adventures, then you’re headed out to the right place! Make sure to clip on your life jackets as the waters are pretty rough!

 

  1. Vagator Beach

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The Vagator beach, the northern most beach in Goa, is popularly known for its serenity coupled with beauty. Not very popular among Indian tourists, the beach is primarily filled with tourists from the west. With great cliffs that look down on the shore and some relaxing fresh water springs, the place is ideal for anyone looking to while away time in Goa.

 

  1. Netravalli Lake

Mysteriously producing bubbles, the Netravalli Lake, also called as the Bubbling Lake, is under the light for its weird behaviour. The bubbles are continuous and emerge to the surface of the lake. Local stories say that fairies have rendered the lake magical, so it’s your time to test! Clapping at the lake is said to increase the intensity of the bubbles and also bring to life the water springs.

 

  1. Carambolim Lake

Carambolim lake, in the Carambolim district of North Goa, is the heart of Goan birds. The lake is a habitat for the birds that are largely survival in the inland water bodies that contain fresh water. The lake helps irrigate the paddy fields in the surrounding which also develop the habitat of the birds and animals. Many migratory ducks, agile jacanas, kingfishers and numerous other species do come over to Goa for chilling and partying in their own style.

 

  1. Cabo De Rama

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Situated in one of the secret beaches of Goa, the Agonda beach, the Cabo De Rama fort is a silent getaway. The place is just perfect for any person looking to catch a break from the hustle and bustle of the Goa city and wishes to spend some time in isolation far away from the mundate Goan lifestyle. The fort is pristine to this date and has an amazing view of the seashore to gaze at.

 

  1. Querim Beach

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Also, locally known as the Keri Beach, the Querim beach is one of the unique beaches you’d ever come across. Lying on the edge of the Arabian Sea, it catches the view of the Terekhol River subtly congregating into the sea. The opposite bank of the river houses the Terekhol fort which is accessible through a ferry ride and overlooks the river where one is allowed to try their luck at fishing.

 

It isn’t without reason that Goa is a popular tourist destination. Even though these are some of the lesser known locations they are so enthralling. No wonder it is Goa, let the adventure begin!

 

About the Author:

Rohit is an extensive traveller with an urge to explore the unexplored via foot, car and motorcycle. He does so by visiting the less travelled to places across the country and writes about them at http://www.transindiatravels.com/ for everyone who shares the same urge to benefit from.

Nevada – #7 – Backcountry Discovery Route

BDR announces its seventh route, the Nevada Backcountry Discovery Route (NVBDR), produced in partnership with the American Honda Motor Co., Inc. and TravelNevada, Nevada Division of Tourism. 

The NVBDR release includes free GPS tracks and route travel information on the BDR website, a waterproof map from Butler Motorcycle Maps, and expedition documentary DVD produced by ColorBlind, and BDR Documentary Films.

The NVBDR is a scenic ride across Nevada, beginning in Oatman, AZ, and finishing in Jarbidge, NV.  Created for dual-sport and adventure motorcyclists, this 900-mile south-to-north route primarily uses dirt roads to lead riders through Nevada’s expansive deserts, open sagebrush valleys, and seemingly endless mountain ranges.  

In rural Nevada, you’ll experience historic saloons and relics from it’s rich mining history. The state’s maverick spirit remains, and you’ll see ghost towns, artifacts, desert sculptures, murals, the world’s largest car forest, jackrabbits, antelope and even wild mustangs.

Most importantly, the film reveals miles of meandering two-track roads that are just perfect for spending time on an adventure motorcycle.

Check it out here!

Adventure Motorcycle Dry Bag you wouldn’t typically consider.

mustad-mb007-50-liter-white-dry-carryall-duffleI needed a dry bag for an adventure motorcycle camping trip I was taking, and really liked a few bags from Twisted Throttle, Giant Loop and few others, but they all seemed pretty expensive for what they were– waterproof dry bag. So while picking up some camping supplies at Cabela’s I ran across a perfect bag that works well and was super inexpensive so I decided to share this info.  It is not a motorcycle dry bag per se, it is actually a boat bag, but serves the same purpose, waterproof, easy to access, has outside mesh pocket that came in handy on my trips. I am able to strap it through the handles so that worked well. It also has a reflective logo on it, which is always a bonus when riding.

I have used it on a few trips and one trip in particular it saw a ton of rain and kept my clothes nice and dry. Overall it is a great bag and at a very reasonable price and worth consideration. If this bag had a few more straps or handles for additonals options of securing to my bike, that would have been great, but wasn’t a deal breaker and a coule bungees hold in nice and secure.

The bag I am talking about is Mustad Dry Carryall bag, they have them in a few different sizes too.  I am sure they sell them in many places as they are fishing hook company that distributes to many reatilers,  but overall this bag may make a great dry bag packing solution for your riding adventures.

Here is link to the “ADV” dry bag at Cabelas.

 


 

Let me know what you would like to see in an affordable dry bag for your bike. Feedback

New 2017 BMW G 310GS

2017-bmw-310-gsBMW has released their G 310 GS Adventure motorcycle. 

This 300cc adventure motorcycle is in tune with the industry’s trend towards lighter, smaller displacement, less expensive adventure bikes.

As you can see it doesn’t have spoked wheels, which is understandable, since this adv bike is not intended to be a dual sport motorcycle that will see a good amount of dirt.  It is a light adventure bike and I wouldn’t be skipping whoops on this baby. It’s 19″ front wheel is more comfortable on fire roads and light easy gravel roads or trails. ABS comes standard, but can be switched off and it will come in black, red and white color schemes. It looks like cool adv bike and it will undoubtedly carry the BMW quality.

New 2017 Suzuki V-Strom DL250

Another entry level ADV bike is hitting the market, the Suzuki DL250 better known as the V-Strom 250.

The first thing I noticed was the very cool round front headlight, kind of Dakar or Rally inspired feel to it, in my opinion it really makes the bike.  This ADV bike will get awesome gas milage, 300 miles to a tank of gas, have ABS and a low seat height of 31″

This bike is following the light weight Adventure bike trend in the industry.

See Kawasaki Versys X-300, BMW G310 GS, and the Honda CRF250.

It is not yet available here in the states, but we are hopeful on this side of the pond.

 

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