Delhi has chaotic roads and one would not think about cycling in these conditions. That being said the Indian Capital boasts of large parks and forest covers, which is perfect for off-road cycling. Delhi’s cycling culture is quite good and many people do it as a recreational activity and others professionally. The thing I like about Delhi’s cycling culture is the easygoing camaraderie. Below are the top 10 cycling routes in Delhi.
Sanjay van is located between Qutubminar and JNU(Jawaharlal Nehru University). It is a forest with a dirt road to cycle on. The best time to cycle is In early morning. What I love about the track here is that it is inclined just the right amount so it is not too taxing on you.
2)DWARKA TO SULTANPUR
This is a longer route which comprises farmlands, wetlands, and villages. The route is 65km long. The best time to hit this route is in the morning. It is a pleasure to ride this route because of low pollution and traffic.
3)GURGAON FARIDABAD HIGHWAY
This is a popular hotspot among cyclists and runners. The entire trail is covered with greenery, the route consists of a number of uphill and downhill sections.
4)RASHTRAPATI BHAWAN TO INDIA GATE
This is an amazing stretch. If you stand on RaisinaHills you will see Rashtrapati Bhawan on one side and India Gate on another side. You will see many people doing different outdoor activities here. This place is great for early morning cycling and the positive energy you get will get you through the day.
There are many off-road trails at Aravali, cycling here can be a bit difficult for beginners as the downhill sections are a bit steep. This area is the best for mountain bikers. The Asola forest has many birds, you can easily spot them.
6)DHAULA KUAN TO 11 MURTI ON SARDAR PATEL MARG
This track is best for morning rides because of the cool morning breeze. The stretch has a gentle downhill slope but on your way back it may be a bit difficult riding uphill.
This stretch is on the outskirts of Delhi surrounded by a thick green cover. It is a good track for beginners as there are no uphill or downhill sections. The majestic sunrise, greenery and the birds make this one of the most popular cycling hotspots in Delhi.
MangarBani is an offroad trail located in mangar valley. It is considered one of the best tracks for serious mountain bikers because of its hilly terrain and dirt roads.