Best places to explore through the bike in Goa

There is no exaggeration in saying that Goa is a paradise for those people who want to explore this scenic beauty on a motorbike. Before making your plan of roaming in Goa on a bike, you must know about the places that are considered the best from the aspect of biking in Goa.

Here you will get all the important information related to the location of such places, the required time in reaching there and the best time for visiting there etc.

Have a look at those places that will surely make your trip amazing.

  • The Basilica of Bom Jesus
  • Colva beach and village
  • Panjim
  • Baga beach
  • Palolem beach
  • Harvalem waterfalls
  • Reis Magos 
  • Sinquerium fort
  • Candolim beach
  • Shri Mahadev temple Tambdisurla

Overview of The Basilica of Bom Jesus

The exquisite building of The Basilica of Bom Jesus represents the fine Borque architecture. It is believed that the building was constructed at the time when Christianity was gaining ground in India. This site is the best combination of rich cultural significance and a great interior appearance.

While visiting The Basilica of Bom Jesus you must see the beautiful statue of St. Francis Xavier and the art gallery. Choosing this place for a bike ride in old Goa will be the right decision for mesmerizing yourself.

When you can go there?

From Monday to Saturday you can visit here between 9:00 am – 6:30 pm but on Sunday it remains open between 10:30 am – 6:30 pm.

Overview of Colva Beach and village

It is a famous tourist destination in Goa where you can reach by using your bike. Colva beach is usually occupied by people throughout the year and the reason behind it is the presence of white sand and palm trees along the shore.

You can find guest houses, hotels, restaurants, clubs and food stalls at very reasonable prices. The beach areas are also monitored by lifeguards and coloured flags are placed here for guiding the people.

When you can go there?

The time between October – March is considered the best for having fun at Colva beach in Goa. In this period, you will see magnificent sunsets and crystalline water that will make your trip more adventurous.

Overview of Panjim

The smooth paths and beautiful natural views are the centers of attraction for bikers in Panjim which is also known as Panaji. Bishop’s palace, Jogger’s park, Maruti Temple and stalls of food and handicrafts along the lanes of Panaji are some eye-catching things that one can find here and make the most of his/her Goa trip on a bike.

Visiting Bishop’s palace during the time of Christmas will be the best decision that one can take ever because the star lanterns, hung on the trees enhance the beauty of this place.

When you can go there?

The pleasant weather makes bike riding in Panjim more interesting. Hence you should choose the time between last October and early April. On the other hand, you will see a huge rush from December to March.

Overview of Baga Beach

If you love adding adventure to your trip, do not forget to add Baga beach to your Goa trip. Reaching here by using the bike and then taking part in several activities like Parasailing, wakeboarding, windsurfing, kite surfing and jet skiing will be great fun for you.

This place is also famous for shopping purposes. Tibetan market, Ingo’s night market and flea market are some popular places on Baga beach. 

When you can go there?

For enjoying swimming and several watersports the ideal weather is very important. From October to March one can find such pleasant weather at Baga beach. The beautiful sunsets and night view have serenity in abundance during this period.

Overview of Palolem beach

Riding on bikes in the vicinity of Palolem beach gives you a lot of refreshing vibes. The unique quality of Palolem beach is being in a crescent shape from both ends. Hence one can easily see the beauty of both ends by standing in the middle of the beach area.

Here you can relish many adventurous things like scuba diving, kayaking, swimming and dolphin spotting etc. You can also savor the beautiful view of the mountains here. The peaceful atmosphere and clean shoreline will attract you the most.

When you can go there?

You are advised to visit Palolem beach between November and February. If you are a rain lover, visit here in June and October. The time between 6:00 am and 10:00 pm is considered appropriate for roaming here freely.

Overview of Harvalem waterfalls

Also known as Arvalem waterfalls this is the second most popular waterfall in Goa. Traveling the entire distance on your bike and reaching this mesmerizing place poses a distinct vibe.

If you are a nature lover and want to relax in the lap of mother nature, you should not skip this place. Heavy rains enhance the spectacular beauty of Harvalem waterfalls.

When you can go there?

The beauty of this waterfall reaches its peak in the monsoon season. You are advised to plan your visit here in the post-monsoon season so that you can capture this majestic beauty in your memories forever.

Overview of Reis Magos

Situated on the northern bank of the Mandovi river, this place can add a refreshing vibe to your bike trip in Goa. The beautiful and clean streets of this locality are perfect for bike riding. Two things are the main attraction of this place which are named as,

  • Reis Magos Fort
  • Reis Magos church

In the fort, several things can be explored by you like a small art gallery, attractive cartoon paintings by renowned Mr. Miranda and the top climb of this fort. From the top, you can take beautiful backdrop pictures.

When you can go there?

You can take entry into the fort from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm. On Mondays and other holidays, this time slot is not available. You can add adventure to your trip by visiting this place but do not forget to be careful.

Overview of Sinquerium Fort

This ages old famous fort is also known as the Guard of Goa. If you love witnessing beautiful sunsets, this place is for you. Apart from that, you can see beautiful views of mountains also as it is situated in a hilly area.

You can easily reach this place on the bike and capture the finely designed fort by Dutches in your memories forever.

When you can go there?

For roaming on the beach of sinquerium you should choose the morning times when the sun is not that harsh. But for visiting the Sinquerium fort you can take entry between 7:00 am – 6:00 pm.

Overview of Candolim Beach

It is located between the long stretch of Aguda fort and Chapora beach hence you can easily reach here by using a bike. Watersports, shops and restaurants are present here and give you a wide range of varieties in them.

If you love hanging out with your friends and family members, Candolim beach is the best option for you. Some unique places that you can visit here are,

  • After 7
  • Posh
  • BOM SUCESSO

When you can go there?

From November to April, it is considered the best time for visiting Candolim beach. 6:00 am to 6:00 pm is the ideal time for people who love seeing sunrise and sunset at the beach.

Overview of Shri Mahadev temple Tambdisurla

You can find this ancient beauty near Bhagwan Mahavir wildlife sanctuary and this religious destination is easily accessible by using a motorbike. Fine carvings on the stones are the specialty of this Jain-style temple.

The presence of the Surla river near the temple enhances its beauty to large extent.

When you can go there?

The festival of Mahashivratri is celebrated here with great joy and fanfare. It will be the best time to visit this divine place.

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