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.