There are many bike ride routes from Pune. But, this time my friends chose Pune to Mahabaleshwar Bike Ride option. Many friends recommended Pune to Mahabaleshwar by bike. 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 on the road trip to Mahabaleshwar. Thus, I decided to write a blog on the same after my visit to guide other bikers of Pune.
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
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 to Pune Bike Ride route
Head to Medha – SH58 – after crossing Kanhere Dam & Before entering Satara take left and join NH48 – Pune
Overnight Mahabaleshwar stay
We didn’t search for any hotels in Mahabaleshwar or Panchgani. I asked one of my friends to reserve one Room in his own hotel. He owns a chain of a hotel with the name Rahi Hotels. The hotel was in a 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.
Mahabaleshwar Bike Ride & Sightseeing
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.
Best place to shop all the strawberry products in one place. You get to enjoy a few dishes of strawberry as well.
Elephant’s Head 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.
Scenic View – On the way to Tapola
Tapola is a hot tourist destination for lakeside camping similar to Pawna Lake Camping. There many homestay and Cottages available. One can go for water sports in the backwater.
Lodwick Point Mahabaleshwar
This was another cool place where one can spend the evening while enjoying the fresh air and good views of Mahabaleshwar Valley. Our Mahabaleshwar bike ride helped us to explore the hill station in our way.
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.