Cycling Portuguese Trail

Cycling Portuguese Trail

Trail: Andheri – Versova Jetty – Madh Jetty – Aksa beach – Marve – Jetty – Manori – Gorai – Utan via Madh fort, Ice factory, Essel World, Vipasana Pagoda and famous portugese churches of lady of sea and holy magi

Diwali Special

7am to 3pm

Contributions: Rs.350 Per Head for the Event; 
(For those who do not have their own cycles) - Cycle Rentals + Transport for rented Cycles cost Rs.700/- per head.

Meeting Time : 0700 am @ Andheri (W)
Meeting Place : Gods Gift Tower, Yari Road, Versova, Andheri West (5 minutes walk from Mud Jetty).

Explore fort and land

Start from Andheri to Versova and reach Versova Jetty. Cross the creek with your bicycles on ferry boats on the other side to Madh. Start cycling through fishermans’ small locality near madh to reach madh fort and madh island. Explore the virgin land with pin drop silence and unexplored land route. The fort is secluded and difficult to reach – it is the last stop on route 271 of BEST bus service. It was built by Portuguese as watch tower in 17th century. Some famous bollywood movies like ‘Love Ke Liye Kucch bhi Karega’ and Manmohan Desai’s 1985 Movie ‘Mard’ have been shot at this location. Many episodes of the popular serial C.I.D are also shot here…!!

Reach Marve Jetty and take your cycles again on ferry boat to the other side of Manori and Gorai, the east Indian villages part of former Portuguese colony of Bassein. Check out the crumbling holy magi church in Gorai and be back  by 3 pm at Versova.

Preparations and things to carry:

Minimal weight of your rucksack is recommended as load starts feeling later once you cycle further. Water bottle, sunscreen Cream, extra money, headgear/cap and sunglasses are must recommend. Avoid wearing dark color clothes and slippers/sandles/heels. Jogging shoes are best for cycling. Waist pouches too can come very handy for things that require frequent usage during the day. You can carry packed lunch on morning till evening cycling days.

Be a Proud Eco Adventurist!

Bicycles provide numerous benefits compared to motor vehicles, including exercise, an alternative to the use of fossil fuels, no air or noise pollution, much reduced traffic congestion, easier parking, greater maneuverability, and access to both roads and paths. The advantages are at less financial cost to the user as well as society (negligible damage to roads, and less pavement required). 


  1. Asif whats the date for this event?

  2. Registration has to be done the same day or earlier?

    1. HI Sanya, Registration has to be done in advance as we have limited cycles for rentals.

  3. Yes.. The registration has to be done in advance. We have limited cycles available on rentals.

  4. I have my cycle
    When and where should I pay?
    No age limit, right?

  5. I have a cycle
    When and where should I pay?
    Any age limit?

  6. Hey Asif, It is mentioned Diwali special. Is it happening in Nov'13 or as you mentioned in earlier post 6th July.