The fourth edition of The oroboros “Deccan Cliffhanger” Ultra Cycle Race will be held on 5th Nov 2016!
The oroboros “Deccan Cliffhanger” is a 647 Km (401 Mile) Ultra Cycling Race from Pune to Goa, comprising solo and relay team categories. All racers in all categories must have a support vehicle and crew.
The oroboros “Deccan Cliffhanger” is a Race Across America (RAAM) Qualifier! The Solo Racers who finish within the Time limit will be qualified for Race Across America, The Worlds Toughest Bicycle Race!
The Route Description
The Race starts in Pune, the city of cycles, and finishes in Goa, on the sea shore.
From the Start point at Cafe Nook Baner-Balewadi, the route heads south on NH4. At about 80 kms it turns off the highway to head up to Mahableshwar, in the Sahyadri mountain range. The route descends down to Satara to join NH4 again, and continues south over rolling terrain past Belgaum, to Kittur. At 461 kms the route doubles back to Belgaum, and then turns off the highway to head toward the coast through Chorla Ghat passing through dense forest. That part of the route is spectacular, with a descent to the coastline. The last few kms are along a river or creek lined with Paddy fields an coconut groves. Finally crossing the busy highway toward the airport the route heads to the lovely Bogmalo Beach, finishing right on the shore of the Indian Ocean.
Details, Maps – The total distance is 647 Km or 401 Miles
Route – 647 km – Pune – Goa Via Kittur and Chorla.