South Goa Bicycle Tours

December 24, 2018

We are often asked for restaurant recommendations in Benaulim, and we don't eat out very much, so I always have to scramble for suggestions. Now here they all are in one place.

Western food

Cavatina, Benaulim 

Fresh local ingredients

Beach shack

Xaviers, Sernabatim beach

Ki...

September 10, 2018

The Sunday Evening Quiz Club (SEQC- pronounced "sexy") meets in the evening on the last Sunday of the month at the Urban Health Centre, Margao and the first Sunday of the month at ICG, Panjim. The details of the time and place of the quiz are on their website...

July 18, 2018

Growing up in Pune, June meant monsoons, the start of school and a new raincoat. In college, we were too sophisticated to wear flowery raincoats, so we all wore wind cheaters, never mind that our legs got wet.

Fast forward to Mumbai and I found I was the only...

February 19, 2018

Some things I learnt from taking part at the wonderful Goa Triathlon:

For the swim

1. I couldn't go regularly to the pool, but since I live near the beach, I did often go to the beach and swim. The swim was fine, even though I didn't really do a non-stop 400 m swim in th...

February 16, 2018

On a cool February morning, a whole lot of spandex clad people gathered on Bambolim beach near Panaji and at the call "Ready, Set, Goa!" plunged into the sea for the first part of the Goa triathlon. The event was wonderfully organised by Enduro Sports. This is India's...

January 3, 2018

Spending the day at Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary in South Goa has beautiful roads to bicycle on, a butterfly park, a machaan for wildlife spotting and in January- a three day birding festival from January 12th to 14th.

The birding festival is organised by the proactive Go...

December 28, 2017

When you move within India, the holy grail of existence is getting address proof. Here's an easy way to solve the problem in Goa.

December 6, 2017

When we began our cycle tours in Goa, the first thing to figure out was cycle maintenance. Goa’s moist salty air, sand, frequent use by cyclists of different skill levels all mean that frequent and thorough checks are necessary to keep our Cannondales shiny and happy. 

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December 1, 2017

 Pic by Gautam Pednekar

As a former runner, I have been through the process that starts with “hmm, this running gig sounds mildly interesting”, goes on to joining a running group and reading Runners World. Before you know it, you're dropping words like...

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