Mumbai Xpress

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Trip Details

The Rickshaw challenge MUMBAI XPRESS will follow an extensive route through the four states of India – Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. With a dauntless army of fellow adventurers, you will follow a 13-stage course that will take you over 1900 kilometers (roughly 1180 miles). Your auto rickshaw will cut through hills, valleys and beaches, cruising thought the most exotic and scenic places in the whole Indian countryside.

 

14 Days

Mumbai to Chennai, 1,950 km

07/08/2021 to 20/08/2021

Max. 25 teams

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Basic €2100

Hotel Not Included

Standard €3280

Hotel Included

Deluxe €3800

Hotel Included

General Services 

Auto Rickshaw
Luggage Truck Service
Medical Kit
Tool Box
Navigational sheet
Event Shirt
Sim Card
On-Rickshaw WiFi
Hotel Package
Breakfast
Airport Pick up
Storage of valuables
Mobile Phone
Road Map
Event Cap
Team T-shirts
Airport Drop

Vehicle Maintenance 

Overnight Checkup: Team Pays for Parts and Labor
On the Road Service: Team Pays for Parts and Labor
Breakage: Team Pays for broken parts/fittings

Pimping 

Dynamo horn

Deposit: We ask for a 1000 Euro deposit on each Rickshaw which may sound pricey but provides ample deterrent against event participants wrapping their new transport around the nearest tree for the sheer hell of it (we have found). The deposit also acts as an expense account for any repairs that need doing along the way that some of our more adventurous packages don’t cover.

General Services

Auto Rickshaw
Luggage Truck Service
Medical Kit
Tool Box
Navigational sheet
Event Shirt
Sim Card
On-Rickshaw WiFi
Hotel Package
Breakfast
Airport Pick up
Storage of valuables
Mobile Phone
Road Map
Event Cap
Team T-shirts
Airport Drop

Vehicle Maintenance

Overnight Checkup: Team pays for Parts, labour free
On the Road Service: Team pays for Parts, labour free
Breakage: Team Pays for Broken parts/fittings

Pimping

Budget entertainment package
Budget painting package
Musical horn
Water bottle holder
DC out 

Deposit: We ask for a 1000 Euro deposit on each Rickshaw which may sound pricey but provides ample deterrent against event participants wrapping their new transport around the nearest tree for the sheer hell of it (we have found). The deposit also acts as an expense account for any repairs that need doing along the way that some of our more adventurous packages don’t cover.

General Services

Auto Rickshaw
Luggage Truck Service
Medical Kit
Tool Box
Navigational sheet
Event Shirt
Sim Card
On-Rickshaw WiFi
Hotel Package
Breakfast
Airport Pick up
Storage of valuables
Mobile Phone
Road Map
Event Cap
Team T-shirts
Airport Drop

Vehicle Maintenance

Overnight Checkup: Fully Covered
On the Road Service: Fully Covered
Breakage: Fully Covered

Pimping

Standard entertainment package
Extreme painting package
Musical horn
Water bottle holder
DC out 
Comfortable Seats
New Tyres and Tubes

Deposit: We ask for a 1000 Euro deposit on each Rickshaw which may sound pricey but provides ample deterrent against event participants wrapping their new transport around the nearest tree for the sheer hell of it (we have found). The deposit also acts as an expense account for any repairs that need doing along the way that some of our more adventurous packages don’t cover.

What to Expect

On this trip to India you will traverse the very heart of the nation as you race from the capital of Mumbai on the western coast overlooking the Arabian sea through four different Indian states plying your way in two weeks through the glorious landscape, ancient history and fabulous culture of this magical country till you reach the crystal clear waters of Chennai on the shoreline of the Bay of Bengal. This is the Mumbai Xpress.

Moving at the speed of an auto rickshaw gives you ample scope to see all the amazing sights and beautiful places this region has to offer including a variety of hidden away attractions off the tourist trail allowing you to experience a true adventure in India and encounter its people, culture, history and cuisine as you explore the real India off the beaten track.

Cities visited: Mumbai, Alibag, Pune, Mahabaleshwar, Ratnagiri, Panaji, Bhatkal, Mangalore, Mysore, Bangalore, Vellore, Chennai

  • Explore Mumbai’s famous street food scene.
  • Wander the walls of Kolaba Fort.
  • Stroll through majestic Aga Khan Palace.
  • Enjoy the amazing view from Wilson’s Point.
  • Look down the stunning cliffs at Ratnadurga Fort.
  • Fall in love with the Portuguese architecture of Panaji.
  • Visit Jamia Mosque, first built in the 14th century.
  • Relax on the various beaches of Mangalore.
  • Check out Mysore Palace.
Itinerary

Day 1 (7-Aug-21)Events in Mumbai

Get into the spirit of the occasion with a range of challenges and events in and around Mumbai making sure you’re prepared for the journey ahead and the adventures you’ll have along the way.

Day 2 (8-Aug-21)Practice in Mumbai

Get familiar with your three-wheeled vehicle with our full instruction on how to control and maintain this iconic mode of transport, and then some practice in the traffic of Mumbai to test your skills.

Day 3 (9-Aug-21)Mumbai to Alibag, 98 km

Hit the road and experience the best form of travel in India as you head by the Kanakeshwar Forest to Alibaug the beautiful coastal city with superbly peaceful beaches and the famous ancient Undheri Fort. The Mumbai Xpress is on the road!

Day 4 (10-Aug-21)Alibag to Pune, 141 km

Cruise across the countryside of India as you thread your way through the hills from the coast to the inland city of Pune famous for the Shreemant Dagdusheth Halwai Sarvajanik Ganpati Temple.

Day 5 (11-Aug-21)Pune to Mahabaleshwar, 117 km

Climb into the hills as you head out of Pune towards Mahabaleshwar, home of the Elephant’s Head Point, the breathtaking vistas from Arthur’s Seat and the simply beautiful Mapro Gardens.

Day 6 (12-Aug-21)Mahabaleshwar to Ratnagiri, 202 km

Head on back to the beach with a long run down to Ratnagiri with its famous Ratnadurga Fort, tree-backed Anjarle Beach and Swayambhu Ganpati Temple all looked over by its Jaigad Lighthouse.

Day 7 (13-Aug-21)Ratnagiri to Panaji, 239 km

Rush south down the coast into the former Portuguese colony of Goa where the vibrant streets of Panaji and its innumerable attractions await you, whether you prefer Patnem-Colomb beach at sunset or the Reis Magos Fort by dawn.

Day 8 (14-Aug-21)Rest Day In Panaji

Vehicle maintenance, rest and recuperation and some of our trademark events in and around the city will give you a break before you continue your adventure in India aboard your three-wheeled steed.

Day 9 (15-Aug-21)Panaji to Bhatkal, 222 km

Roar south out of Goa and back into India proper as you race down to your goal of Bhatkal which is well known for its unforgettable Lord Shiva Temple and the mosque at Noor Masjid.

Day 10 (16-Aug-21)Bhatkal to Mangalore, 157 km

Make your way to Mangalore with its world-renowned Kadri Manjunath Temple, the stunning Tannirbhavi Beach and the charming peaceful atmosphere of Sammilan Shetty’s Butterfly Park.

Day 11 (17-Aug-21)Mangalore to Mysore, 252 km

Over the hills and far away climb up to Mysuru inland home of the famed Maharajah’s Palace, the Amba Vilas, and the imposing Namdroling Nyingmapa Monastery, and Sri Chamundeshwari Temple.

Day 12 (18-Aug-21)Mysore to Bangalore, 142 km

Race on through this stunning landscape towards the ancient city of Bangalore with its busy Basavangudi food markets, Krishna-Chandra Temple, and Malleswaram.

Day 13 (19-Aug-21)Bangalore to Vellore, 212 km

The overwhelming sights of the Sripuram Golden Temple, Vellore Fort and Arulmigu Balamurugan Ratnagiri Tirukkovil make this one of the most amazing stops on this journey through India.

Day 14 (20-Aug-21)Vellore to Chennai, 137 km

Journey towards the rising sun as you run down to the coast at Chennai in time for the traditional closing ceremonies and one of our world famous after-event drinks parties. The Mumbai Xpress finishes here.

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