The Goa section of the Great Indian Trail starts with a nice little singletrack, somewhere in the jungle along the track is the Goa-Karnataka border. After the single track, the route till Valpoi is 80+ kms of scenic back roads (all good tarmac). This route passes through lesser known villages along the eastern belt of the state. After Valpoi the road leads north to a village called Charavane from where a singletrack trail called the Cliffhanger begins and leads up hill to Chorla ghat.The Cliffhanger may be a little tricky for large adventure motorcycles, specially with panniers. In the monsoons the track is split wide open by a deep rut caused by the rainwater flowing downhill. After the monsoons the villagers fill this rut with soil which makes the singletrack motorable again. Burn Alert – Riders who don’t want to risk the Cliffhanger can head to Chorla from Valpoi using directions from Google Maps.

Marking out Every Stop on the Way

These will be marked on the GPX  as legends which can be referred to the list below. This list will be populated by people riding the trails as and when they send us updates and suggestions. We can start with a basic list to trigger it off. Also keeping in mind with IDTMT (I DONT TRASH MY TRAVEL) principles of contributing to local economy of the area – specifically LOCAL)

Trail Info

The trail is 80 percent tarmac and 20 percent dirt. The eastern goan forests are really lovely and people miss out on them drooling over the beaches. Starting off from Karwar, it kicks off with a great stretch of dirt road and reaches the Cotigao Wildlife sanctuary. Through some lovely twisties and fast section of roads near Mollem, it heads north towards Chorla where one has an option of either taking the tougher single tracks or just follow the main road from Valpoi. The trail ends at Tillarinagar.

Quick info

Total Length of the trail in Kms

Expected time to ride the trail; 2 – 3 days
Best time of the year; All year round
Languages Konkani, Hindi, English
Emergency Telephone; State services (police and ambulance services) 100 – Police
108 – Ambulance


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