Cycle Ride in Gorai Uttan Manori Islands Review Blog
Location : Gorai, Uttan, Manori Mumbai Maharashtra
Posted By : HIKEDEN
Date of Article : 10/09/2016
Activity Type: Cycling
Difficulty/Endurance Level: I love it (Level 2)
Sub-Activity Type: Road Cycling
Location: Gorai/Manori/Uttan Islands near Mumbai.
Distance Covered: 25kms Approx.
Approximate Duration: 2-4 hours (Depending on how many and how long breaks you take & your speed)
Date of Activity: 5th Sept 2016.
Must Carry: Water(Atleast 2ltrs), Read to eat food, Glairs, Napkin, Helmet, etc.
So today we went for the Gorai Uttan Manori Ride. These are beautiful islands populated by small fishing communities with their own culture & rustic appeal barely affected by the hustle & bustle of Mumbai.
6.45am: We started our day from Gorai Jetty at Gorai near Borivali West Mumbai. We carried our bicycles with us.
7am: From here we took a Ferry for Gorai Gaon (Village). Cost Rs.15/person. (No extra charges for your bicycle)
7.15 am: We started cycling from the Gorai Gaon point where the ferry drops you to the Global Vipassana Pagoda (a mediation centre) which is about 10 mins cycling from the starting point. From the main Gorai Jetty road there is a left. After taking the left if you take another left it will take you straight to Essel World and on the right is the Global Vipassana Pagoda. A beautiful structure. Though we couldnt go inside as the entry starts only after 9am.
7.30 am Here we all got hungry had breakfast outside on the main road. Here is the parking lot of the Essel World. You'll find enough eating options both inside and outside the parking lot. None are open that early but if you request them they make stuff for you.
8.45 am From here we moved towards Uttan where we went to the Uttan Light house. The Gorai beach is located on this way between Manori and Uttan.
9.15 am We reached Uttan Light house. The view of the Uttan beach from here is to die for. We all relaxed herefor dome time and enjoyed the view. Again the light house is closed at this time and hence we could go only till the base of it. But thats no less a point either.
10.00 am We started from the Uttan light house and moved towards the Manori Jetty. Initially the plan was to cover Gorai beach, Manori beach and go offraoding (this stretch offers multiple small a tracks on you way) but due to lack of time we directly went tothe Manori Jetty.
So the entire ride from Gorai Gaon to Uttan light House to Manori Jetty Point is about 25kms. Whats also to be noted is its filled with lot of greenery, awesome views, nearly zero pollution and in monsoons atleast a great weather.
To all fellow cyclists - Its a must do!