Elevation Gain: 899m
Estimated Time To Complete: 3 – 4 hours
Route Profile: Rolling
Road Quality: Smooth tarmac
Traffic Level: Moderate
Strava Route Link: https://www.strava.com/routes/14542166
Route Start Point: BUMSONTHESADDLE, Jayanagar
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Looking to visit some popular destinations around Bangalore on your bike? TheDoddaAalada Mara (Big Banyan Tree), as we call it in Kannada, is one such destination. A single tree covering over 3 Acres of land is a must-visit destination. Head out early during the day, to beat the heat and mainly the traffic on the return
Head towards Bangalore University via the Outer Ring Road and then towards Kommalghatta Lake. Ride through various villages and stay on the Tavarekere-Kengeri Road. The terrain is rolling tarmac. Spin on the steady climbs, push hard on the flats and recover on descends.
Just before joining Magadi Road, a left turn will take you towards DoddaAalada Mara (Big Banyan Tree). Don’t be surprised when you’re cheered by a few children in the villages. 6Km from the left turn you will have to make one more left turn to reach Big Banyan Tree. Stop by the side of the road and take a look at the map on Strava in case you feel you missed a turn.
The traffic on this road is moderate with Buses and Lorries. There are quite a few shops for a pit stop around the Big Banyan. Get some fuel into the system and be ready to ride through some beautiful roads. Ride towards the village called Ramohalli and take the left turn just before you see the Syndicate Bank on your right. Join the Tavarekere-Kengeri Road and trace your way back or follow the map on Strava, to the city through Bangalore University.
We conduct shop rides and use this and other popular routes that riders seem to enjoy. Do join us every Sunday at 6:30 AM.
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WHAT I LOVE ABOUT CYCLING
I started Cycling in June 2017 primarily to improve my level of fitness and have since then enjoyed every second spent on the saddle. The excitement of participating in races, the freedom to explore the countryside and confidence to make new friends have only encouraged me to ride my bike often, if not every single day. I would like to someday travel the whole of Europe on my bike and also build a bike for myself.
DISCIPLINE: Road Biking
CURRENT BIKE(S): Merida Speeder 100
DREAM BIKE: Specialized Allez Sprint