Enjoy the hidden trails of Delhi
The Asola wildlife sanctuary, situated between Delhi and Faridabad is a beautiful forest area with a number of lakes in it. Till recently, the forest wasn’t on most maps and it was one of those places that couldn’t be found except by those who already knew where it is. In recent times, the lakes and the forest area have become one of the favorite haunts of off-road cyclists, hikers and runners.
At a Glance
- Meeting time: 6:30 AM
- Briefing and warm up: 6:30 to 7 AM
- Start time: 7:00 AM. Meeting point coordinates will be shared 1 day before the event.
- What to carry: Drinking water and your camera. A small backpack with a bottle of water/ juice/ energy bars will be sufficient.
- Trip duration: 4.5 to 5 hours
- Location: Asola Wildlife Sanctuary on the border of Delhi & Faridabad
- Ride type: Trail ride with rocky gravel tracks, lots of bumps and bends. Add to that a forest full of thorny Kikar bushes
- The area: The area is a part of Asola wildlife reserve. A number of bird and butterfly species are found in this area. If you’re lucky, you might be able to spot a Neelgai or a Deer during the ride.
- Group Size: Minimum group size of 4.
- Dressing up for the ride: For summers, T-shirts/ dry fit cycling jerseys would suffice. In winters, T-shirt or dry fit cycling jersey and a sweatshirt on top and depending upon the person, a light jacket to layer up. If you feel warm, remove the jacket and keep it in your backpack. Do ensure that there are no unnecessary items in the backpack, as you will be riding with the backpack on you.
Lowers: Track pants/ shorts. If you have padded cycling shorts, those would be perfect.
Footwear: Sport shoes only. No flip flops/ sandals/ floaters allowed for this ride
Do keep in mind that at a number of places during the ride thorny Kikar bushes will come on to your face, arms and legs and give you a few scratches. Be prepared for that. In case you’re wearing full-length trousers, ensure that they are body hugging ones and not loose around the ankles (loose ones may get entangled in the cycle chain and lead to a nasty fall).
INR 2,500/- per person