Cycling is a sport that can take you to places far and wonderful. A good cycle and stamina are majorly what one needs to set on a trail of discovering new possibilities hidden in oneself. Delhi is a place filled with majestic and enticing places and hence lures people from around the globe. But wait, our majestic Delhi isn’t just enticing for tourists, it is equally suitable for athletes too especially cyclists, as Delhi boasts of some of the best cycling trails in India. Given below is the list of the few that are the special favorite among the cycling community.
1. RASHTRAPATI BHAWAN TO INDIA GATE
Imagine cycling on the Raisina Hill with bewitching beauty of Rashtrapati Bhawan on one side and glorious India gate on other, the imagination of scene itself causes a rush of hormones in my body. Not only is this place aesthetically divine, it is equally safe too as athletes, cyclists, runners practicing can be seen practicing as early as 4 in the morning with complete safety. This is a highly guarded place round the clock and the smooth roads provide the cyclists with least difficulty.
2. SANJAY VAN LOCATED IN QUTUB INSTITUTIONAL AREA
Sanjay van is a haven for many enthusiasts seeking a safe place for cycling. The track here is made of gravel and is all surrounded by greenery. In a way cycling here seems like cycling in the deep woods full of serenity. It lies between Qutub Minar and Jawaharlal Nehru University in south-west Delhi. Also, the gravel track makes the situation of puncture unlikely.
3. ARAVALI RANGE
The Aravali range trail is not recommended for novice cyclists as some parts of the trail are quite tricky. But if you are an intermediate or an experienced cyclist then this trail will give a new experience as it is a natural forest area having benign small animals and birds.
4. GURGAON – FARIDABAD
Away from the hustle of the city, it is a spectacular ride for cyclists. It is quite favorite among cyclists as the trail offers you an experience of acclivity and declivity both. Due to expressway the whole trail has huge green cover and rejuvenates the cyclist instead of tiring.
5. DWARKA TO SULTANPUR TRAIL
It is a 65 km long stretch in the form of a loop. Devoid of traffic and pollution it is a relaxing trail surrounded by farmlands and villages and crosses Najafgarh wetlands. Early morning cycling here is a wonderful experience infused with the fragrance of morning dew.
Running in a straight line, this is an idyllic place for high paced cycling. Also, there are very few diversions obstructing the path.So it is an ideal place to pace up your running speed and let yourself loose. The best time to cycle here is the early morning with barely any traffic spoiling the continuity.
7. NAJAFGARH WETLANDS
If you are a person who loves cycling and admires the beauty of nature, then this place is for you. Every winter thousands of birds migrate from Siberia and can be spotted here. The trail is located on the outskirts of Delhi connecting Dwarka to Haryana. Due to flourishing greenery, beautiful sunset and bevy of birds, it is truly a cycling hotspot.