After living in lockdown for two years, finally when things opened up, omicron is creating lockdown situation again. Before omicron rise, i am hitting a tour of karnataka in my bicycle. I Will be riding through the many cities , through reserved forests, rain forests, pilgrim places, temple towns, hills, coastal towns, tricky descends down the hill, and also steep climbs up the hills.

Bangalore – Kunigal – Channarayapatna – Arsikere – Birur – Lingdahalli – Kaimara – Mullyangiri – Baba
Buddana Giri – Kaimara – Chikmangaluru – Aldur – Balehonnur – Sringere – Agumbe – Udupi – Karkala –
Mudbidri – Bantwal – Belthangady – Charmadi Ghat – Kottigehara – Mudigere – Hanbal – Anemahal –
Hettur – Vanagoor – Koothi – Somwarpet – Madapur – Madikere – Chetalli – Dubare – Kushalnagar –
Hunsur – Bilikere – Holenarsipura – Hassan – Channarayapatna – Kunigal – Nelamangala – Bangalore

The total distance will be around 1200 kilometres. I have been to most of these places by car, bus and train and never by cycling. 2021 presented me with one oppurtunity and 2022 another. The ride is going to commence on the new year day of 2022. With only three days to go, i am busy preparing for the ride. Hope i will return with many stories and hopefully will post them here.

I am really super excited for this trip. It was a long awaited one. And i have so much to write. See you all after the trip.

By vidyasagar

Engineer, traveller, Cyclist, self-experimenter, Aspiring triathlete

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