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Bicycle Trails Around Bangalore

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While Bangalore decides whether or not to have cycling lanes, true cyclists remain unaffected by the debates and go explore their worlds on trails that cannot be touched my carbon footprint. Bangalore has many such beautiful trails that make you wonder why it was once called the garden city. The fresh breeze of air and greenery all around make you want to cycle to the end of the world.

The heavy Bangalore traffic doesn't bog down the spirit of cyclists. There are established trails that are saddle friendly. Those of you who want to either experiment or don't know where to start, here's a heads up from Native Planet. Bring your friends together and get going, for it's not about the bike after all.

Manchinbele Dam
  

Manchinbele Dam

Off the beautiful Mysore road, towards the famous big banyan tree overlooking the sacred Savandurga is the Manchinbele dam. Enroute the dam, you can spot ISRO satellite towers installed. Make the best of your weekend. Get down to this beautiful cycling trail in Bangalore.

Narayankere
  

Narayankere

This lesser known lake should be your destination for an inspiring cycling tour. Jump on the Sarjapur road where you're sure to spot a few cyclists and then reach the famous temple at Chiktirupati. A two kilometer ride from there will take you to Narayankere.
Photo Courtesy: modi.kumar

Thattekere
  

Thattekere

Near the Kanive Mahadeshwara temple on the hills within the Bannerghatta National Park stretch is this almost unexplored lake that can easily be a cyclist's favourite. We would suggest you to take the forest area stretch through Ragihall and Bannerghatta instead of the more popular Kanakapura road. If you're lucky enough, you might even spot a few rare birds.
Photo Courtesy: modi.kumar

Turahalli Forest
  

Turahalli Forest

Well, there's yet another cycling trail off the Kanakapura road. Though the Turahalli forest area is an established cycling trail for Bangaloreans, the place can be approached either via Uttarahalli or via Banashankari.
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Nandi Hills
  

Nandi Hills

The most famous of all cycling trails is Nandi Hills. It could also be the longest cycling trail for many cyclists in Bangalore. To take the sharp turns while climbing atop the hill could be demanding for some.
Photo Courtesy: Harsha K R

Hesaraghatta
  

Hesaraghatta

Hesaraghatta will be a pleasant ride even on the main roads. Go on towards Gorguntepalya and head towards Nrityagram to experience the best of Hesaraghatta.
Photo Courtesy: 'SandFlash

Jayanagar
  

Jayanagar

Did you know that Jayanagar was the first urban area in Bangalore that got a cycling lane of its own? Well, if you didn't, go explore the lanes of Jayanagar.
Photo Courtesy: Andreas Kambanis

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