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Cycling in and Around City: Best Cycling Trails in Bangalore

March 11, 2022
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The garden city of India, blessed with weather to die for, an array of greenery, a lush trail of trees, and people with a love for cycling. Bangalore is bestowed with everything one would ever need to pop that stress bubble, unwind and connect with mother nature. 


Maybe that's why Bangalore's cycling trails are one of the leading hotspots for cycling enthusiasts looking to escape the noisy city. There are many cycling communities and cycling clubs in Bangalore too, that even plan monthly cycling tours in and around the city. Not even the bad road or the heavy traffic is strong enough to stop them. 


But just think about it, cycling through forest trails. Letting the cool breeze embrace you as you pedal through the courses on the unknown. Birds chirping, bees humming, giant trees piercing the sky, and that feeling mesmerised every time the panorama changes. Whether you are a leisure cyclist or someone looking to explore the city profoundly, Bangalore has a place for all. 


If you have a cycle and are yearning for some adventure but don’t know where to start, then don’t pout, Here are some of the best cycling trails in Bangalore that is worth exploring


Best Scenic Cycling Routes Bangalore 


The Big Banyan Tree

Turahalli Forest

Cubbon Park

Nandhi Hills


Nelamangala 100

Hennur Bamboo Forest


  1. The Big Banyan Tree

Along with being the IT capital of India, Bangalore is also home to hundreds of architectural ruins and centuries of long-lost cultures. So it's no wonder if the city has trees with years of tales to tell. 


The Dodda Alada Mara is a 400-year-old banyan tree that spreads over 3 acres of land, and this place is one of the top hotspots of cycling enthusiasts. In this tarmac terrain, you are always welcome to just paddle away, letting your stress bubbles fly away. 


As there are few shops nearby, where you can refuel your system and ride freely through this trail breathing in the beautiful fresh air and intrigued by the scenic view this track has to offer you. 


It's not just the centuries-old banyan tree that is awaiting you Dodda Alada Mara, but also has several rice paddies, rose nurseries, temples after temples, granite cliffs, and a climb to the Ramadevara Betta Hill. If you are looking for some adventure, then this is the place to be, to have that mind-blowing riding experience enjoying the astonishing hilltop view and adventurous trekking through the Ramadevara Betta Hill. 


Difficulty Level - Intermediate

Estimated Time to Complete - 3-4 Hours 

Route Starting Point - Mysore Road