Short Bike Trips From Mumbai: List of Great Bike Rides!

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Looking for short bike trips from Mumbai? Then is article is going to help you out! There are a large number of spots for short and long bike trips around Mumbai. Bike rides help you a lot to freshens up and to blow away the drowsiness caused by daily routine.

Even if your friends are busy and denying to go on a group road trip from Mumbai, you can always take a tour of mighty Maharashtra alone on the bike. Let’s have a look at 15 exciting short bike trips from Mumbai.

To get a clear idea of distance, let’s consider the starting point of Mumbai as Bandra-Kurla Complex which is at the center of Mumbai.

Short Bike Trips From Mumbai (Less Than 110 km)

1.Matheran Hill Station

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Matheran is one of the best hill stations in Maharashtra. Also, it is first vehicle free hill station in entire Asia continent. You can take a vehicle till main entrance of the hill station. The ride goes through beautiful forest to the top of the mountain. Matheran is surrounded by a large number of forts on all sides.

Best Time: July to March.

Length: 79 km via MH SH-80 from Badlapur.

Time Required: 2 Hours and  20 minutes.

Traffic Density: Low.

Trip Route: BKC → Eastern Express Highway → Govandi → Turbhe → Shilphata → Badlapur → Neral → Matheran.

Places To Try

  • Charlotte Lake
  • One Tree Hill Point
  • Porcupine Point
  • Louisa Point
  • Hart Point
  • Panorama Point
  • Rambagh Point
  • Monkey Point

Read Full Information about Matheran: Matheran Hill Station

2.Lonavala / Khandala

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Twin towns of Lonavala & Khandala are the top most locations for short bike trips from Mumbai. You can see huge Sahyadri mountains, deep valleys, and pleasant weather during this ride!

Best Time: July to October. One can see lush greenery and magnificent beauty of Sahyadri Mountain Range in this period.

Length: 83 km via Old Mumbai-Pune highway. 2-Wheelers are not allowed on Express highway.  Khandala & Lonavala are just 5 km away from each other.

Time Required: 2 hours via Old Mumbai-Pune highway.

Traffic Density: Medium. Being one of the busiest roads in the country, there are always chances of slight traffic on this road.

Mumbai To Lonavala Bike Trip Route: BKC → Govandi → Sanpada → Kharghar → New Panvel → Khalapur → Rasayani → Dheku → Lonavala Hill Station.

Things To Try:

Places To See:

  • Duke’s Nose
  • Tiger’s Leap
  • Rajmachi Fort
  • Celebrity Wax Museum
  • Karla & Bhaja Caves
  • Korigad Fort
  • Lohagad Fort
  • Visapur Fort

See more about Lonavla: Lonavala Hill Station

See more about Khandala: Khandala Hill Station

3.Alibaug

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The route to alibaug from Mumbai passes through Karnala Wildlife Sanctuary. Alibaug has several beaches and is blessed with natural beauty. Alibaug is a nice spot for short bike trips from Mumbai.  Kolaba fort is a must visit spot in Alibaug!

Best Time: Post monsoon season is the ideal time to do a ride of Alibaug.

Length:  92 km via MH SH 104, NH-66 and then NH-166A.

Time Required: 2 & half hours.

Traffic Density: Low. There are chances of getting traffic near Vadkhal Naka.

Mumbai To Alibaug Bike Trip Route: BKC → Govandi → Sanpada → Nerul → Seawoods → Padeghar → Chirner → Dolghar → Pen → Vadkhal → Poynad → Alibaug.

Places To See:

  • Alibaug Beach
  • Kulaba Fort
  • Revdanda Beach
  • Siddheshwar Temple

4.Kamshet

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It is the famous spot for paragliding and also knows as “Paraglider’s Paradise”. You will come across sunflower farms, lakeside and hills while doing this ride. Kamshet is located in the background of iconic Pavna lake. The location is surrounded by gigantic sahyadri mountains and one of the must do short bike trips from Mumbai. It is a very scenic place and have serene environment all year round!

Best Time: July to December. However, you can visit this place throughout the year.

Length: 102 km via old Mumbai-Pune highway.

Time Required: 2 hours and 30 minutes.

Traffic Density: Medium. Road may get congested on weekends and special occasions.

Trip Route: BKC → Govandi → Sanpada → Kharghar → New Panvel → Khalapur → Rasayani → Dheku → Lonavala → Varsoli → Kinara → Kamshet.

Things To Try:

  • Paragliding: Kondeshwar cliff and Shelar are the places from where you can try breath taking an experience of paragliding. Kondeshwar and Shelar are respectively 20 km & 8 km away from the Kamshet.
  • Boating
  • Water Sports

Places To See:

  • Pawna Lake
  • Kondeshwar Cliff (High elevation paragliding)
  • Shelar (Low elevation paragliding)

5.Pawna Dam, Pune

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Pawna lake and dam is among the top exotic natural spots near Pune as well as Mumbai. It lies next to the Lonavala amidst Sahyadri mountains. The location of the lake is absolutely magnificent. Backwaters of Pawna are lined by might forts of Lohagad, Visapur, Tikona and Tung. To add more fun, water sports are also available in the backwaters of Pawna. It is a very nice place for short bike trips from Mumbai.

Best Time: July To April.

Length: 110 km via old Mumbai-Pune highway.

Time Required: 2 hours and 50 minutes.

Traffic Density: Low To Medium.

Trip Route: BKC → Govandi → Sanpada → Kharghar → New Panvel → Khalapur → Rasayani → Dheku → Lonavala →Kurvande → Morve → Pavna Lake

Things To Try

  • Trekking
  • Camping
  • Water sports

Short Bike Rides Around Mumbai (Less Than 140 km)

6.Jawahar Hill Station

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Jawahar hill station offers a thrilling ride through exotic valleys, thick jungle, and pleasant climate. It is relatively less known hill station and a good place for short bike trips near Mumbai. Jawahar is particularly famous for Warli paintings and few tribal kingdoms live in the vicinity of Jawhar.

Best Time: July to March.

Length: 121 km via NH-848 and 141 km via NH-73.

Time Required: 3 Hours via NH-848.

Traffic Density: Low to Medium.

Trip Route:

  • Via WADA: BKC → Eastern Express Highway → Thane → Bhiwandi Bypass →Wada → Sakhare → Jawahar.
  • Via VASAI: BKC → Eastern Express Highway → Thane →Manpada → Fountain Hotel → Naigaon → Shirsad → Manor → Vikram → Jawahar.

Things To See

  • Warli Paintings
  • Bamboo Artifacts
  • Jawhar Waterfalls

Read Full Information about Jawahar: Jawahar Hill Station

7.Igatpuri

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Igatpuri is a small hill station on the Mumbai-Agra Highway (NH-3). Igatpuri has pleasant atmosphere throughout the year. The ride through Kasara ghat gives you a thrilling. You can witness marvelous views of lush green nature in monsoon months. It is a nice option for pleasant short bike trips from Mumbai.

Best Time: July to April.

Length: 121 km via NH-3 (Asangaon Road). Alternately, you can go via Wada (154 km).

Time Required: About 3 hours.

Traffic Density: Low. Usually, this road has moving traffic but sometimes you may stick up in the Kasara ghat.

Trip Route:

  • Via ASANGAON: BKC → Eastern Express Highway → Thane → Bhiwandi Bypass → Aasangaon → Kasara → Igatpuri.
  • Via WADA: BKC → Eastern Express Highway → Thane → Bhiwandi Bypass →Wada → Khodala → Vihigaon → Igatpuri.

Things To Try:

  • Meditation at Dhammagiri
  • Visit waterfall of Vihigaon
  • Rappelling at Vihigaon Waterfall

Places To See:

8.Malshej Ghat

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Now this is one of the fascinating spots for short bike trips from Mumbai. Malshej Ghat gets convert to a heavenly destination during monsoon seasons. A large number of splashing waterfalls take birth on the mountains of Malshej ghat in a rainy season. You can witness scenic views of surrounding lush greenery while riding over here. Even migratory flamingo birds flock to Malshej ghat in a large number.

Best Time: July to November.

Length: 127 km via NH 61 from Kalyan.

Time Required: 3 hours.

Traffic Density: Low to Medium.

Trip Route: BKC → Eastern Express Highway → Thane → Bhiwandi Bypass → Kalyan → Murbad → Saralgaon → Malshej Ghat

Things To Experience

  • Waterfalls
  • Bird Spotting
  • High cliffs
  • Mountainous roads

Read Full Information About Malshej: Malshej Ghat Hill Station

9.Dahanu – Bordi

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Beaches of Dahanu and Bordi are nice options for short bike trips from Mumbai. These places remain crowd free as compared to the other spots like Lonavala, Igatpuri & Alibaug. Bike trip for Dahanu leads through old houses, chikoo farms, mountains, and temples. Dahanu & Bordi beaches offer nice ambiance.

Best Time: All year round.

Length: 142 km via NH-8.

Time Required: 3 and half hours.

Traffic Density: Medium.

Trip Route: BKC → Eastern Express Highway → Thane →Manpada → Fountain Hotel → Naigaon → Shirsad → Manor → Kasa → Dahanu

Things To Try

  • Visit Chikoo Farms

Places To See:

  • Dahanu Beach
  • Bordi Beach
  • Tarapur Fort

10.Kashid Beach

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The beautiful beach of Kashid lies roughly 40 km next to the Alibaug town. The route to this beach provides beautiful views of nature. You can even visit Murud that has a sea fort of Janjira.

Best Time: October to March.

Length: 138 km via MH SH 104.

Time Required: 3 hours 30 minutes

Traffic Density: Low. The route of Kashid is same as Alibaug so you only need to worry about traffic near Vadkhal Naka.

Trip Route: BKC → Govandi → Sanpada → Nerul → Seawoods → Padeghar → Chirner → Dolghar → Pen → Vadkhal → Poynad → Alibaug → Kolmandale → Kashid.

Things To Try:

  • Para Sailing
  • Surfing
  • It is the best place to have Dolphin Rides in Maharashtra.

Places To See:

  • Phansad Wildlife Sanctuary (12 km from Kashid)
  • Phansad Dam
  • Murud
  • Janjira Fort

Read Full Information about Kashid: Kashid Beach

Bike Trips From Mumbai (Less Than 200 km)

11.Pandavleni Caves, Nashik

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These are one of the best caves in Maharashtra. The road to Nashik leads via Mumbai-Agra highway (NH-3) and gives a nice riding experience. Caves are situated on a high mountain just before the Nashik city.  Proper steps have been built to reach till the caves. You can see nice panoramic views of the city region from the mountain.

Best Time: July To April.

Length: 159 km via NH-3.

Time Required: 3 Hours.

Traffic Density: Low To Medium.

Trip Route: BKC → Eastern Express Highway → Thane → Bhiwandi Bypass → Aasangaon → Kasara → Igatpuri → Vilholi → Few kilometers after Vilholi, you will spot Pandavleni Caves on right side.

Things To Try

  • Trek Up to Caves
  • Artwork at Caves

Read Full Article on Pandavleni: Pandavleni Caves.

12.Bhandardara

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Bhandardara region is blessed with abundant natural beauty. You will come across high mountains, Ghats, lakes and lush greenery while riding to Bhandardara. It lies just next to the highest peak in Maharashtra – Kalsubai Peak.

Best Time: July to March.

Length: 164 km via NH-160.

Time Required: 4 hours.

Traffic Density: Low.

Trip Route: BKC → Eastern Express Highway → Thane → Bhiwandi Bypass → Aasangaon → Kasara → Igatpuri → Ghoti → Take Ghoti Shirdi Road from Ghoti → Wasali (Towards Kalsubai Peak) → Bhandardara.

Things To Try:

  • Boating
  • Trekking

13.Lavasa

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The iconic hill station of Maharashtra, Lavasa is an ideal natural treat for a bike ride. The route goes through mountains & the road surrounded by dense trees. Lavasa presents you a pretty adventurous ride amidst western ghats. It is an awesome spot for to get yourself clicked with your machine!

Best Time: July to April.

Length: 187 km via MH SH 57.

Time Required: 3 Hours and 40 minutes.

Traffic Density: Low. An exception can be Mumbai-Pune highway.

Trip Route: BKC → Govandi → Sanpada → Kharghar → New Panvel → Khalapur → Rasayani → Dheku → Lonavala → Proceed toward Pune → Take a right turn toward Hinjewadi from Wakad → Pirangut → Watunde → Temghar → Lavasa.

Things To Try

  • Watersports
  • Trekking trails
  • Photoshoots

Read full article: Lavasa Hill Station

14.Diveagar Beach

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It is one of the best short bike trips from Mumbai. Ride to Diveagar beach runs parallel to the beautiful seashore. Once can see magnificent views of the neighboring Arabian sea while riding. Beach is scenic having lush green palm trees and tranquillity. You can also enjoy backwaters in Diveagar as well as water sports.

Best Time: October To April.

Length: 189 km via MH SH-92 & SH-97.

Time Required: About 4 hours.

Traffic Density: Low to Medium.

Trip Route: BKC → Govandi → Sanpada → Kharghar → New Panvel → Khalapur → Rasayani → Kumbhivali →After Khalapur Toll Naka, take right turn towards JP hotel → Proceed via MH SH 92 till Panvel-Goa Highway → Take Panvel-Goa Highway till Mangaon→ Morba →Mhasala → Diveagar Beach

Things To Try:

  • Delicious Sea Food
  • Backwaters
  • Watersports
  • Dolphin Ride

Read full article: Diveagar Beach

15.Aaravi beach

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This is perhaps the least explored location amidst riders. Ride to this spot leads through ghats and alongside beaches. Scenic views of beaches while riding gives a nice feeling!

Best Time: November to March

Length: 192 km via MH SH 92, 97 and 99.

Time Required: 4 and half hours.

Traffic Density: Low.

Trip Route: BKC → Govandi → Sanpada → Kharghar → New Panvel → Khalapur → Rasayani → Kumbhivali →After Khalapur Toll Naka, take right turn towards JP hotel → Proceed via MH SH 92 till Panvel-Goa Highway → Take Panvel-Goa Highway till Mangaon→ Morba →Mhasala → Shrivardhan → Aaravi Beach

Hope this information is useful to you. Now you can start planning your short bike trips from Mumbai. Apart from these rides, various long bike trips from Mumbai are also available. We will cover them in our next article.

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