Reservoir Dogs

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Manchanabele - Thippagondanahalli

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Sun, 16 Oct 2022

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3-4 hrs

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DISTANCE

45-70KM

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MIN. GROUP SIZE

8

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ELEVATION GAIN

450-800M

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MAX ELEVATION

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% UNPAVED

15%

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Enjoy a morning out exploring two popular reservoirs, on the outskirts of Bangalore, off-Mysore Road. The forested hills around these water bodies are home to many species of avifauna, adding to the scenic beauty of the countryside. 

Our cycling route here first touches upon the Thippagondanahalli Reservoir, which is built at the confluence of Arkavathy and Kumdavathi rivers. You can see its renovated dam structure, and learn about how Bangalore receives its drinking water supplies from there. Also, the submerged, abandoned temple called Sri Nadugade Shiva Gudi, in the middle of the reservoir is an attractive sight when the water levels recede. There's even a section where you will ride down to the edge of the reservoir waters, with rocky shrub forests all around.  

Next, the route will take you along the Arkavathy river, through a forest, and all the way to the Manchanabele Dam. This exciting section is surrounded by hillocks that are dotted with boulders and shrub forests, with views of the river on one side. The finale to this ride is the popular climb up from Manchinable dam, back towards Dodda Alada Mara. 



 

Itinerary 

  • Meet at Karthik Farm & Nursery, by 6 AM
  • Gather with fellow riders for rental bike assignments and a ride briefing by the organisers
  • Hop on your bicycle and head out with your guide, based on your choice of difficulty level
  • Level-2 (L2) – Distance: 45 kms; Cumulative elevation gain: 450 m
  • Level-3 (L3) – Distance: 70 kms; Cumulative elevation gain: 800 m
  • Ride on mixed-surface routes that weave through this interesting landscape over the course of a few hours. Make your way through quiet neighbourhood forests listening to birdsongs.
  • Return to your meeting point by 10/11 AM, and disperse

FAQs

What's included in this tour?
  • Curated cycling and travel experience
  • Transportation of bicycle
  • Logistics planning
  • Ride refreshments (electrolytes/energy tabs)
  • Mechanical support
  • First aid & emergency management
What's not included in this tour?
  • Rental bike (available as an add-on)
  • Breakfast/Lunch
  • Personal expenses
  • People transportation to the starting point and back (carpooling will be facilitated)
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