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Mandhardevi Climbs

  1. Balwadi to Mandhardevi Top

(Graphics Credits: Veloviewer and Strava)

Location: Segment starts at Balvadi Village on the Bhor – Wai Road and end at the top just before the fork that turns towards the Temple and Wai.

Rating: Hard. The first half is easier and then it kicks up around the 5 – 6 km mark with some steep ramps and hairpins.

Road Condition: Decent in patches. Mostly potholed road – an Hybrid or Cross Bike would be suggested although an Roadie will make it if your tire inflation is lower and you pick your way through the worst of the bad patches.

Traffic: Sparse.

USP: The scenery is beautiful and if this road is done up then this climb will be up there amongst the best just after the Monsoons when the whole area will be green.


2. Madhardevi Return Climb

(Graphics Credits: Veloviewer and Strava)

Location: On the Wai – MIDC to Bhor Road via Mandhardevi. The segment starts after the MIDC area.

Rating: Hard and unrelenting climb. You can see your destination along almost the whole of the route.

Road Condition: Much better than the other side although it gets bad nearer to the top.

Traffic: Sparse.

USP: Again, the beautiful scenery. A must do climb just post monsoon.



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