Mapro Garden

There are many bike ride routes from Pune. But, this time my friends chose Mahabaleshwar Bike Ride option. Before visiting Mahabaleshwar, we searched for Mahabaleshwar bike ride blogs for guidance. To our surprise, we hardly got any info regarding bike ride blogs. There were other blogs of road trip to Mahabaleshwar. Thus, I decided to write a blog on the same after my visit to guide other bikers of Pune.

Mahabaleshwar Bike Ride

Mahabaleshwar Bike Ride

 

Enroute Panchgani

Enroute Panchgani

 

Amazing views - Mahabaleshwar Bike Ride

Amazing views – Mahabaleshwar Bike Ride

Pune to Mahabaleshwar Bike Ride Distance – 120 KMs approximately

Pune to Mahabaleshwar Bike Ride Time – approximately  3-4 HRs (One Side Journey)

Date – 09-April-2011 (Saturday – Sunday)

Bikes – 3

Count – 6

Our Bikes

Our Bikes

 

Mahabaleshwar Bike Ride & Photography

Mahabaleshwar Bike Ride & Photography

 

 

 

Pune to Mahabaleshwar Bike Ride route

Start Point WAKAD – Ride on to Pune Satara Road, NH 48, Right turn at Surur, Wai-Surur Road, After crossing Wai, Wai- Panchgani Road – Panchgani – Mahabaleshwar – Old Mahabaleshwar Road.

While returning, we explore beautiful road & following is the route

Mahabaleshwar Valley View

Mahabaleshwar Valley View

Mahabaleshwar to Pune Bike Ride route

Head to Medha – SH58 – after crossing Kanhere Dam & Before entering Satara take left and join NH48 – Pune

The Wanderer Yogi

The Wanderer Yogi

 

Bike rider

Bike rider

 

Overnight Mahabaleshwar stay

We didn’t search for any hotels in Mahabaleshwar or Panchgani. I asked one of my friend to reserve one Room in his own hotel. He owns a chain of hotel with the name Rahi Hotels. Hotel was in very good location and that room was spacious and beautiful. Overall, it was fabulous stay for our Bike riders group. I highly recommend this hotel during your Mahabaleshwar Bike Ride.

 

Strawberry Ice Cream

Strawberry Ice Cream

 

Mahabaleshwar Bike Ride & Sightseeing

Arthur’s Seat

There are many famous tourist points in Mahabaleshwar. But, this one is more special. Reaching the point is more of a trekking adventure than scenic entertainment. Like other Valley facing points, view from this point also offers breathtaking views.

 

Arthur's seat

Arthur’s seat

Mapro Garden

Best place to shop all the strawberry products at one place. You get to enjoy few dishes of strawberry as well.

Mapro Garden

Mapro Garden

Venna Lake

Venna Lake

Venna Lake

 

Our Mahabaleshwar Bike Ride ended at Venna Lake. Beautiful place at the entrance of Mahabaleshwar is one of the top attractions of Mahabaleshwar. One can enjoy boat ride in Venna Lake. We, group of friends, enjoyed the surreal beauty of the lake which was surrounded with dark vegetation.

Elephant’s Head Point

Surprisingly, there is rock formation on the edge which looks similar to Elephant’s head and trunk. This is the most famous tourist attraction in Mahabaleshwar. Even I was surprised to see such a natural formation first time.

Sunset Point

Sunset Point

Sunset Point

This was the place where we relaxed and spent our memorable time. While watching sunset, cracked some jokes which I can’t share here. But that was the best time and place for friends like is to cherish forever.

Eco Point

In Mahabaleshwar, every valley talks to the visitors in some or other way. But some resonate your voice. Thus making special Eco point which is major attractions for kids and family.

Eco Point

Eco Point

 

Scenic View – On the way to Tapola

Tapola is hot tourist destination for lakeside camping similar to Pawna Lake Camping. There many home stay and Cottages available. One can go for water sports in the backwater.

On the way to Tapola

On the way to Tapola

Lodwick Point Mahabaleshwar

This was another cool place where on can spend evening while enjoying fresh air and good views of Mahabaleshwar Valley. Our Mahabaleshwar bike ride helped us to explore the hill station in our way.

Lodwick Point

Lodwick Point

Kates point

Endless scenic views will be there if you move from one corner to another in Mahabaleshwar. Cool Breeze and hot Pakoda, serves the best combination here.

Kates point

Kates point

Mahabaleshwar bike ride ended at our Wakad Home with the little bit pain in lower body and back. Everyone was eager to look at the pictures captured by all. We created Google drive with name Mahabaleshwar Bike Ride and uploaded all memorable pictures.
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Written by Yogendra Patil
Just an Indian Travel Blogger. I left my corporate job & IT business to explore locations and adventure activities. Now, my job is to travel to unique destinations. Sometimes I lead adventure trips of Small Steps Adventures. You can join SSA trips or you can virtually experience those tours through my Blogs. I am always ready to hear from you. Drop me a comment. Share your experiences. You can be in touch with me on Instagram @thewandereryogi.