Weekend Getaways in India

Weekend Getaway from Mumbai to Lonavala, Bike Rides

  • Starting Point:

    Mumbai

  • Destination:

    Lonavala

  • When to Visit:

    May to October

  • Type of Bike Required:

    Mountain-friendly bike or an off-road bike

  • Cuisine:

    Maharashtrian Cuisine, Snacks like, ‘Vada Pav’, freshly grown fruits

  1. Mumbai - Shilphata - Panvel - Lodhivali - Khandala - Lonavala Via Eastern Express Highway, Mumbai-Agra National Highway

    99kms

    Approx. 3 Hours

  2. Mumbai - Mankhurd - Padeghar - Kolkhe - Barvai - Khandala - Lonavala Via NH48

    88kms

    Approx. 3 Hours

‘Lonavala’, a small, luscious, and full of greenery, and biker’s favorite hill station, is the best and most favorable option for Mumbaikars. Being close to Mumbai, the destination is preferred by families and especially the youth of Mumbai to give it a weekend visit and can be turned out in a one complete day journey too. The hill station is famous for its hard candy also known as ‘chikki’, is a sweet delicacy loved by all. It’s a biker’s paradise as the route encompasses many ghats and valleys in it. The bikers enjoy the route to Lonavala as it is a smooth and a non-exhausting one. Being a hill station the place becomes a beautiful gradient during heavy downpour. The way to the destination provides eye catchy scenarios, adventurous ghats, and lots more to enjoy a perfect ride. Sunset and sunrise points cannot be missed at this destination. Local street food like vada pav, panipuri, chikki, sweet corn, and various flavors of tea, are the dishes picked by the visitors.


Option 1: Mumbai – Shilphata – Panvel – Lodhivali – Khandala – Lonavala

  • Starting point: Kurla (Mumbai, Maharashtra)
  • Ending point: Lonavla (Maharashtra)
  • Via: Eastern Express Highway, Mumbai-Agra National Highway
  • Distance: 99 Kms
  • Duration: Approx. 3 Hrs

The route is a parallel and without an obstacle one, so the riders can enjoy a hassle-free journey. It is advised to start the journey early in the morning to reach at an ideal time at the destination. The adventure seeker riders can go in for late night ride, the traffic free route and time is like a cherry on the cake for such riders. Many riders in a group are visible on the way during this time. The beautiful scenic view on this route is enthralling for riders and a pleasing one too.


Option 2: Mumbai – Mankhurd – Padeghar – Kolkhe – Barvai – Khandala – Lonavala

  • Starting point: Kurla (Mumbai, Maharashtra)
  • Ending point: Lonavla (Maharashtra)
  • Via: NH48
  • Distance: 88 Kms
  • Duration: Approx. 3 Hrs

The route passes via NH48. A rider may reach within a time span of approximately 3 hours to reach the destination by following the particular route. The route also crosses the beautiful hill station,Khandala, which one should also pay a visit while journey towards Lonavala. The Khandala ghats are the demanding stretch of route which rider should take care of.


There are many cost friendly residencies, lodges, and hotels with vegetarian and non-vegetarian options too. It is advisable to drive carefully at night time as the highway has no proper street lights and it’s a hilly way too. A biker must ensure that the headlamps of the bikes are in a proper working condition along with the fog lamps for foggy routes. Being a beautiful hill station spot the destination comprises of various greenery and nature resorts for visitors to make their trip more delightful.

Many locations of Lonavala are a must visit one and should not be missed out, Bushi Dam is one among those places. The dam is a most crowed place on weekends. The beautiful nature, the greenery around, and the gushing water of the lake is a beautiful and eye catchy view for nature lovers. Rajmachi Fort is often visited by trek lovers. This peak provides a beautiful overview of the whole hill station and the lush greenery of the cliff.

Exploring a terminus with a group, or a travel guide, or on our own, each has their own experience. There are various spots which are more fun to be explored on our own. Lonavala has a lot to offer in the adventurous arena as well. Hope BforBiker provided useful information to all the bikers out there planning their next vacay for Lonavala.