“JUST START OFF…AND THE ADVENTURE CARRIES YOU AWAY”…..very well said (don’t know by whom). This blog is in continuation of my Solo Motorcycle journey to Kerala and covers Day 1 of the ride to Candolim (Goa).
The Route: Today I had to cover a total of 428 km, hence the route planning had to be good with stopovers and breaks. The idea was to leave early and reach early, doing this…..one gets a couple of hours of sunlight to manage in case of any breakdowns or to recover from physical stress. I usually avoid riding post sunset and would recommend all solo riders to do the same from a safety perspective. I didn’t want to complicate the route this day and took the standard NH4……Pune – Satara – Kholapur – Nipani (Turn right from Goa Vaz Hotel) – Amboli – Sawantwadi – Candolim. The roads are very good with beautiful surroundings till Nipani as it’s a four-lane National Highway so one can cruise at 100 / 110 KMPH comfortably with a great view of clouds in the Western Ghats, blue sky, and lush green sugarcane farmlands. If you love eating sugarcane, you can stop over and enjoy fresh sugarcane straight from the farm, its super sweet and juicy.