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Great Road Trips

Don’t you just love a road trip? The freedom to take off to unchartered destinations without a plan, stop at a whim, eat at a local wayside stall, or just ride up to a panoramic view.  Memories are made  of long rides with nothing but the open road and the breeze in your hair.  Goa’s  endless  horizons, its  fine golden coast and hilly stretches will leave you with stunning pictures and lasting memories.  By road the approximate distance between North and South Goa is 72 kms. You can easily cover a lot of interesting places en route. There are few inspiring routes that have caught our imagination.


 To ensure your road trip is a success, rent a bike or car from a local rental to get you started. Check the condition of the vehicle before hiring it. 

Plan Your Route

Arambol Beach: This remote beach located on the northern most tip of Goa makes for an easy, long trip that can be accessed through multiple roads. The most common one is via the main Mapusa-Siolim road. The 37 km ride/drive is filled with interesting stopovers, food places and selfie spots. You can visit Morjim and Mandrem before you reach Arambol beach. 

Island of Sao Estevem: Also known as the Juvem or Shakencho Juvo, an island of vegetables famous  for its variety of long, seven-ridged, light green ladyfingers. The island, steeped in history, makes for a unique road trip that’s fun and exciting. You can visit the old fort and enjoy the countryside as you go. 

Palolem Beach: Located at the Southern end is the famed Palolem beach in Canacona. The ride takes you past the idyllic South Goa scenery and quaint hamlets before you hit your destination. Stay along the NH-66 that leads towards Karwar, but take the diversion towards Canacona on the main road. The beach still retains its unique charm and is filled with little beach huts, organic cafes and shopping outlets. There’s a lot to explore around, all making for a perfect long drive/ride.

Saligao-Parra Road: When you’re exploring North Goa, the striking Saligao-Parra lanes are ideal postcard moments  on your trip. As you cruise through the bylanes of Parra, you pass through swaying palms and  open paddy fields.  Saligao has a number of lifestyle stores and cafes if you’re looking for a stopover. The popular stretches of Calangute-Baga are next door, so you can continue with your road trip.  

Chorla Ghat: Best explored against the magical monsoon setting, Chorla Ghat is much sought after and one of the best road trips you can take. The Ghat is home to a flourishing biodiversity and has some of the best waterfalls in the area.