Best cycling routes in Pune

You know cycling is an excellent way to keep your body and mind in shape. But did you know the best routes for cycling in Pune? Here are the most recommended scenic and smooth routes perfect for a refreshing ride in nature.

Sinhagad road

The best thing to do in the early morning is to take out your bicycle and set out on a ride to Sinhagad. Located 41 KM away from the city of Pune, Sinhagad is packed with beautiful landscapes and ethereal scenic beauty. It is suitable for both intermediates and pro cyclers. You can also check out the Khadakwasla lake that lies on the way.

Pune necklace point

A truly splendid spot near Pune that is perfect for all cyclists. The Pune-Necklace point has an amazing scenic view and an excellent route for you to take out your cycle and take in the fresh air. It is located about 60 km from the city of Pune. It is a long route with spectacular views, a hybrid bike is recommended. En route, you can visit the Bhatghar dam as well. The route's name comes from the river that bends itself in the form of a necklace.

Pune - Lavasa

This journey is full of stunning landscapes that you will never forget. The trip from Pune to Lavasa is 57km by bicycle. The main attraction of this route is that you will get a chance to cycle through the clouds. So hop on your bike and make plans for a fun and adventurous weekend.

Pune university to Chandani chowk

If you're looking for a short cycling route to cover in the early hours of the morning, this is the option for you. The roads from Pune university to Chandani Chowk are wide, neat, and filled with greenery. Get your wheels on this road before the traffic hits. 

Panshet dam

With year-round pleasant weather, the Panshet Dam route is one of the best cycling routes in Pune and India. Whether you are a newbie or experienced, this route will astonish you with its scenic beauty and weather. The Pune-Panshet Dam is a haven for adventure lovers. You also get to enjoy the sights of ghats from here. The total distance you will be covering on this trip is 90km.

Pune - Mulshi

A native vision of beauty and an enthralling view, Mulshi is a sight for sore eyes. Take out your camera along with your bicycle and embark on this small adventure and explore the wild. It is recommended that you start your journey from Bhugaon and keep going until you reach your limit. This is a long ride, and therefore, a mountain bike or hybrid bike is recommended. Mulshi lies 50-53 km outside the city.

Pawana Parikrama

Pawana parikrama is a popular route for cycling. The total distance is around 100kms when you start from Chandani Chowk and return Via Somatane Phata. Tikona fort is where you come across a small climb, after which there is steep downhill towards Pawana Parikrama. In the monsoon, you can enjoy a spectacular view from the top. The trail takes one day to complete. This can be your perfect Sunday plan.

Lonavala - Khandala

The Lonavala-Khandala is famous among bikers and cyclists because of the roads' great conditions, which makes it a smooth ride for the people driving two-wheelers. This trail is the right choice for an energizing morning ride. Located around 66kms away from the city, Lonavala renders amusing views!


This one is for local travelers! If you are looking for a bit of challenge and thrill while exploring the native rural lands, Bhimasankar is the ideal place for you and your bicycle. You can spice up your trip even more by adding hiking.

This will be a 2-day trail which will also include some portion of hiking. You can cycle starting from Vadgaon and ending at Bhorgiri. From here, the exciting and scenic hike starts till Bhimashankar. Plan a stay somewhere near the temple and return the next day.

Pune - Khadakwasala

Pune is a city of cycling lovers. And one of the favorite routes for its people is the Pune-Khadakwasala which is just 20kms out of the city. It is considered one of the best trails for beginners—luscious greenery with clean, broad roads free of crowds and pollution. When you need a break from the noise of the city, take out your bicycle and explore these places of quiet and peace.

Folks of Pune! This weekend, go out on a date with yourself, your bike, and nature and immerse yourself in the adrenaline rush of a good bicycle ride! Put on your cycling gear and let the adventure begin.


Happy trails!

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