Morachi Chincholi is a village of tamarind trees and peacocks. The village is about 65km from Pune. There are 2500+ peacocks living in and around village. Since peacocks are early risers and smart, just like cyclists, we have to reach village early in the morning. In case you don’t know, peacocks spend their quality morning time chanting EDC mantra…Eat, Drink and Chase (hens). While peacocks are busy with EDC mantra, we paparazzi ( read cyclists) will surreptitiously follow their every move, take snaps and publish them on SUN tabloid and social media. We will also visit Malhar Krishi Paryatan Kendra (MKPK) campus to enjoy other attractions. So, pals put on your cycling gear, strap on your helmet, mount on the saddle and start your ride to Morachi Chincholi!
Ride Level: Easy
Route is fairly flat and there are no climbs 🙂
Bikes: Any (Roadie/Hybrid/MTB/BMX/Folding). Only condition is you have to reach village by 9:00AM.
Total Ride Distance: ~ 135km (to and fro)
5:30 AM: Reach at Fergusson College Main Gate, Pune, India
5:30 AM – 5:45 AM: Brief on route details
5:45 AM – 8:45/9:15 AM: Ride to Morachi Chincholi
9:15 AM – 9:45 AM: Trek in greenery to spot and click peacocks
9:45 AM – 10:15 AM : Breakfast at MKPK campus
10:15 AM – 11:30 AM : Roaming (walk) in MKPK campus
11:30 AM – 2:30/4:00 PM: Ride back to Pune
Things to Carry
Spare: Tube, patches and tire levers. Pump if possible.
Safety: Helmet compulsory. You may need headlight/rear-light as it is dark before 6:00AM.
Eatables: Water, bananas, energy bars, chikkis, sports drink
Other: Camera, Bike Comp
Tip for Longer Rides
Always eat one or two bananas 10-15 minutes before starting your marathon ride.
Your Bike and Support
Please see that your bike is in good condition ( tire pressure, sensor positions, brakes etc.) one day before your marathon ride.
Support vehicle is available only if there are 40 or more riders.
MKPK charges INR 100 for breakfast and visit to their campus
Bicycles on Rent
If you need bicycle on rent, kindly send me a message or post comment before Saturday. Bike shops in Pune usually charge INR 350+ per day for renting an MTB or Hybrid bike.
Driving directions to Morachi Chincholi
This route has tolls.
F.C. Road, Shivaji Nagar, Pune, Maharashtra, 411004
1. Head toward Bhagvan Shree Ramkrishna Paramhunsa Marg
northeast on Unknown road
2. Turn right at Dhanshree Dry Cleaners
onto Chaturshringi Rd
Pass by Shri Sadguru Vasudevanand Saraswati Samadhi (on the left)
3. Turn left at Dnyaneshwar Paduka Chowk
onto Fergusson College Rd
Pass by FC Petrol Pump (on the right)
4. Keep left to stay on Fergusson College Rd
Pass by Hanuman Provision Store (on the left)
5. Turn right at Kamble Nankishor J
onto Ganeshkhind Rd
Pass by Suraj Hospital (on the left)
6. Continue onto MH SH 114
Pass by Sancheti Hospital (on the left in 350 m)
7. Turn left onto Mumbai Pune Hwy
Pass by Indian Bank Regional Office (on the left)
8. Turn right onto Sangamwadi Rd
Pass by Neelkanteshwar Travels Bus Parking (on the left in 800 m)
9. Turn right onto Deccan College Rd
Pass by Ahura Bakery (on the left in 850 m)
10. Deccan College Rd turns slightly left and becomes Nagar Rd
Pass by Kamat Accident Orthopaedic Hospital (on the left in 500 m)
11. Turn left onto Wagholi Rd
12. Turn right onto Nagar Rd
Continue to follow राज्य राजमार्ग 27
Partial toll road
Pass by Vibhute Hospital (on the left in 550 m)
13. Turn left
14. Turn left
Destination will be on the right
Chincholi, MH 412218