The day was long, journey was long, rain was non-stop entire journey, first day camping in a small DG Set room, homemade yummy food, breakage of two bicycle, loading them on jeep, sensational photo session and finally a wonderful memorable two days bicycle tour from Chikkamagaluru to Dharmasthala through Bisle Ghat and Kukke Subramanya covering 196 KMs in two days.
We had a plan to do with a small team, later added few more lovely friends and the team size become six members. To avoid any luggage issue of six bikes, split the team into two groups. Accordingly, we booked the bus tickets in different bus. The dates were finalized i.e., 15-16th July 2017. Our last journey was in Kodagu [Coorg].
Bengaluru – Chikkamagaluru : By Volvo
Chikkamagaluru – Moodigere – Sakaleshapura – Koodu raste : Day1 Halt
Koodu Raste – Bisle Ghat – Kukke Subramanya – Dharmasthala : Day 2 trail
Dharmasthala – Bengaluru : By Volvo
Reached very early morning to Chikkamagaluru around 4.15 am. First batch was ahead of us, got refreshed in the public place. We all set ready to start the journey by 5 am. The drizzling rain was welcomed us to this beautiful place. Our team leader Shanthi Prasad was our GPS, we just followed him.
Rolling terrain, mid through coffee plantation reached the Gendehalli. The team was hungry, decided to fill stomach with breakfast. Found a descent small hotel, had Dose and Idli, relaxed sometimes. After a long break, the team is continued towards Moodigere.
It was almost dark, we reached the Kooduraste. Shanthi Prasad was called one of known Hotel person to arrange dinner. We all very thankful again to our beloved friend for arranging hot and yummy dinner. The tiered body got energy with hot dinner.
We were badly tiered after riding 110 KMs long way, reached the night camping place. Our captain already arranged for our stay, kind heart souls spared their DG room for our night camping. We loved the place, our moto is to camp in different place, always we avoid the luxury amenities. Hot water bath added more refresh to tiered body.
Entire night, rain was pouring heavily. Morning was not much varied. We all set our luggage and ready to continue the second day journey. Thanked to the lovely home soul and abide from the beautiful place.
|Bisle Ghat View|
|Breakfast @ Bisle View Point|
|Bisle Ghat Beautiful Monsoon|
|Mid of Bisle Ghat|
|Boarded Broken Bikes on Jeep|
|Ending Point - Dharmasthala|