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Kerala Cycling Tour

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Kochi, Thatekkad, Munnar, Periyar - India

Duration

14 Day(s)

Includes

Accommodation

Board Basis

Bed and Breakfast

14 Day Adventure

Kerala Cycling Tour

From £ 1999/pp

OVERVIEW

Kerala is home to a plethora of nature’s wonders that go beyond a mere surface experience—its food, its culture, its traditions, right to its very soul, you will be experiencing a way of life. As you cycle along the back roads of this green state, you will get a chance to wander off the usual tourist trails through the ruggedly beautiful mountains of Munnar, the wildlife-rich rain forests of Periyar, the fascinating backwaters near the ancient port of Alleppey, the spice gardens in the lowlands and the historic city of Kochi.


Itinerary

You’ll stay in a variety of properties along the cycle routes from tented camps to heritage hotels, simple but characterful properties. We round off the tour on board a luxurious houseboat followed by 2 nights relaxing along the famous Keralan backwaters and take advantage of your location and try some Ayurvedic treatments that the Kerala is renowned for. 

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Includes

  • Accommodation
  • Cannondale/Trek/Giant Bicycle
  • Support Vehicle
  • Meals as per Itinerart
  • Tours as per Itinerary
Arrival in Kochi
Day: 1 | Arrival in Kochi

Arrive in the ancient city of Kochi, take some time to relax to your new surroundings and take in the sounds and smells of India

Your journey starts with your arrival at the historic city of Kochi. Depending on your arrival time you could opt to take an option... ...read more

Kochi- Thattekkad
Day: 2 | Kochi- Thattekkad

Today the cycling adventure begins as you cycle 60km from Kochi to the lowland forests of Thattekkad

Early in the morning you will set out to the lowland forests of Thattekkad, located on the banks of the Periyar River. Your journey... ...read more

Muthuvaankudi
Day: 3 | Muthuvaankudi

You depart Hornbill Camp early in the morning as you cycle along the river towards Muthuvaankudi

As you leave the Hornbill Camp behind and ride along the banks of the river Periyar, you will pass through forests, rubber estates ... ...read more

Munnar
Day: 4 | Munnar

Today is a day to explore Munnar and take some to relax

Today we drive into Munnar Town for a visit to the tea museum and a look around the local bazaar before returning to your hotel for... ...read more

Lockhart Gap
Day: 5 | Lockhart Gap

Todays ride is a short 39kms, but no less awe inspiring, as you traverse the famed ‘Lockhart Gap’

The next day you will cycle through the Grahams land Tea Estate and the daunting mountain pass at the “Lockhart Gap”, a testimony to the perseverance of the... ...read more

Vandanmedu
Day: 6 | Vandanmedu

wonderful long cycle ride today, depart after an early breakfast towards the picturesque Anaerangal Lake, through the tea estates, to Vandanmedu

The sight of the verdant stretches of cardamom estates that gave these hills their name, will greet you along this route. The heady... ...read more

Periyar Tiger Reserve
Day: 7 | Periyar Tiger Reserve

Today we enjoy a short but challenging ride, the difficult terrain will certainly test your resolve, before you arrive at your resort near Periyar

Cycle around the beautiful Anaerangal Lake (literally meaning the ‘Lake where the elephants come down‘) and through ’manicured' tea estates to the day‘s des... ...read more

Periyar Tiger Reserve
Day: 8 | Periyar Tiger Reserve

Time to rest your legs and take some time to relax or opt for a wildlife safari or visit a spice garden

Today relax at your hotel or book a safari, you may be lucky and catch site of a tiger or take a tour through a spice plantation, here you will be shown som... ...read more

Periyar-Kulamavu
Day: 9 | Periyar-Kulamavu

The longest cycle yet, today you will cycle 81Km from Periyar to Kulamavu

Time to hit the roads again, a long day lies ahead of you. It will also be the most challenging day of the week with undulating ter... ...read more

Kumarakom
Day: 10 | Kumarakom

Another long ride, your 81Km cycle will again take you past stunning views, thankfully heading down or along flat terrain

Today’s ride ends at the famed backwater town of Kumarakom. En route to the plains you’ll pass through rubber plantations, farmland... ...read more

Backwater
Day: 11 | Backwater

You’ll have the opportunity to experience something special with a night on board a Keralan houseboat

Take a short ride, to one of the highlights of a trip to Kerala, a cruise on the world-renowned rice boats — a luxurious way to see the backwaters and see t... ...read more

Alleppey
Day: 12 | Alleppey

Today a short cycle ride will take you to a stunning waterside villa

Once again you will make your way through the narrow country roads to a villa on the backwaters of the ancient city of Alleppey. This provides the perfect o... ...read more

Backwaters
Day: 13 | Backwaters

A day to relax near the famous backwaters

The day is at your leisure to take advantage of the facilities at your hotel.

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Departure
Day: 14 | Departure

We must say goodbye for now, as you catch your flight from Kochi International, but we hope to see you again soon

As leisure until your private transfer to the airport for your international flight home.

 

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