Many regular tourists to Goa wish to venture out in the North with their two wheeler, but not sure what to expect.
There are good places like Vengurla, Malvan, Tarkarli, Achara, Sawantwadi, Amboli ghat in the hills etc. to see and tasty Malvani fish and meat recipes to taste and appreciate. Recently, I have been in that area. Due to paucity of time, could not visit Goa.
Here is my trip report and photographs which would give idea as to what to expect and see up there. Vengurla is just 60 kms. and Malvan/Tarkarli are just 100 kms. from Calangute. Sawantwadi is just few kms. from Goa border on Mumbai Goa Highway.
Here is a link - http://sanjivmulye5.wordpress.com/
Hope you enjoy rading.