Cycle Tour of South India
Pedal Along The Curvy Routes Of Indian Peninsula

Bangalore , Bangalore – Mysore , Mysore – Srirangapatna - Mysore , Mysore – Bandipur , Bandipur – Madumalai ,Bandipur , Ooty , Guruvayur , Fort Kochi – Alleppey, Marari Beach,

[ 12days / 11 nights ]

Embark on the most beautiful cycle tour in India by booking our fixed departure excursion of Kerala-Karnataka-Tamilnadu. From the most stunning beaches to serene hill stations and from the most gripping waterfalls to mesmerizing backwaters, South India has it all. The beauty never ceases to amaze the tourists on a Munnar bike trip. That’s why the peaceful atmosphere of South India attracts thousands of tourists every year. Pedalling along the mist covered hill stations, paddy fields and verdant landscapes offers a unique way to explore things at a slow pace. A bike trip to South India can never go wrong. Those in search of mesmerizing amalgamation of nature, wildlife and culture will find a perfect solace on this holiday.

Cyclomania in India presents the wonderful opportunity of cycling in India which opens up a whole new perspective. The 12-days itinerary allows you to cycle down the most beautiful avenues and find the most pleasurable spots to chill and unwind. The incredible journey begins from Bangalore and will take you through the most awe-inspiring landscapes. On this trip, you will be engaged in soaking in the pristine natural beauty of hill stations, lakes, and wildlife. The Kerala cycling tour also offers some prettiest destinations to take in the rich history and culture of the quaint villages of South India. The highlight of this tour is the magnificent Mysore Palace, the spellbinding Bandipur Tiger Reserve, the adrenaline kicking hairpin bends at Ooty, and the unique experience of houseboat and backwaters in Kerala. The wide expanse of natural beauty on the off-beaten paths offers a wholesome experience, especially to adventure seeking cyclists. If you want to ride along 36 hairpin bends in a single day or want to experience sleeping on a floating boat, book a spot on this thoughtfully designed itinerary for the Kerala bike trip.

Day: 1 Bangalore

The trip begins when you reach the Bangalore airport. You will be escorted to a pre-booked hotel room. Day 1 is usually reserved to let the guests get over from jet lag. If you don’t experience any fatigue symptoms, we can also arrange a sightseeing tour of this beautiful capital city of Karnataka. Bangalore is widely known as the IT hub of the country but it has an abundance of greenery which gave it the nickname of the ‘Garden City’. The weather and climate here are pleasant all year long. We can plan a quick sightseeing tour as the city has many places of interest including historical sites, lush green gardens, temples and more.

Details:-

Accommodation: Overnight at Hotel Southern Star Bangalore/Similar

Meals: Lunch & Dinner

Cycling: no cycling

Visit: as per program

Route Weblink:

 

Day: 2 Bangalore – Mysore

On the second day of your tour, we will explore the cultural capital of Karnataka, i.e. Mysore. It is a three and half hour drive from Bangalore, which can only be covered easily if we drive there. So no cycling on day two; after breakfast, we will be heading towards Mysore to encounter the mesmerizing beauty of heritage sites all day long.

Tour of this peaceful city starts by getting enchanted with the historical relevance of the magnificent Mysore Palace. The phenomenal architecture of the palace has made it one of the most popular South India attractions that tourists don’t miss to include in their Kerala bike trip packages. The artworks of this palace won’t cease to amaze anyone. Located in the heart of the city, the palace is a glimpse of British architecture beautifully combined with Muslim, Rajput and Indo-Saracenic styles. Nearby the palace there are a lot of tourist attractions like temples, churches, museums, art galleries, and other sites of historic relevance. If time permits we would cover some more attractions or would go for street shopping to indulge in the local flavours and mesmerizing art and craft. The bustling bazaars of known for silk clothing, paintings and incense sticks. Once we are done with souvenir shopping, we would return to our hotel to call it a day.

Details:-

Accommodation: Overnight at Hotel Southern Star Mysore/Similar

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Cycling: no cycling.

Visit: as per program

Cycling route map link:

 

Day: 3 Mysore – Srirangapatna - Mysore

This is the first day of cycling, for which we have chosen the architectural masterpiece at a nearby island town named Srirangapatna. The ride is somewhat easier and due to our attentive and knowledgeable guide tour of this town becomes a highlight of your holiday. We will be riding over a historic bridge, which is standing the test of time for more than 200 years. Our guides will share the greatest insights about the historic ruins of the valiant warrior kind Tipu Sultan. The scenic beauty of this town boasts cultural, historic and religious importance which even took it to UNESCO nominations for the world heritage site.

After exploring the marvellous beauty of temples, tombs and palaces in Srirangapatna, we will be back to Mysore to leave the rest of the day for another adventure ride. After taking lunch in Mysore, you are expected to buckle up as we will be gaining an altitude of 200 m to reach Chamundi Hills. The place is renowned for scenic beauty and to leave you awestruck there is a 16 feet tall colossal figure of the sacred bull- Nandi, which is carved on a gigantic rock. Spend some moment to admire the craftsmanship and the devout zeal, then we will be back in the city to take dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Details:-

Accommodation: Overnight at Hotel Southern Star Mysore/Similar

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Activity: Cycling: 50km

Drive:

Visit: as per program

Cycling route map link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38632846

 

Day: 4 Mysore – Bandipur

Bandipur is known as one of the best managed National Parks in the country. It is a famous tiger reserve where tourists also enjoy lodging and camping. Bandipur is nestled quietly 80kms away from the busy and noisy city life of Mysore. There will be a lot of encounters with the locals as we will be pedalling towards the ethos of deep forests. It is the best place for wildlife outings as it is quite a dense forest with ample chances of tiger sightings. Before we reach Bandipur, we will take a quick detour to the very famous Nanjangud pilgrimage which is known for the ancient Srikanteshwara Temple boasting the architectural beauty of the bygone era.

The temple is famous for the 120ft tall nine-storied tower that is thoughtfully crafted in the mesmerizing Dravidian architecture. After visiting the temple, we will turn our handlebars to experience the nurtured wildlife experience at Bandipur. Here we can book safaris in the AM and PM. Evening safaris are more pleasant, however, we would arrive here late in the evening so we will book safaris for the next day to find a deep connect with wildlife in the dense forests of Bandipur.

Details:-

Accommodation: Overnight at Wind Flower Resort/ Similar

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Activity: Cycling: 70km

Drive:

Visit:: as per program

Cycling route map link: : https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38632854

Day: 5 Bandipur – Madumalai – bandipur

The day starts early as we have bookings for the morning safari at Bandipur National Park. The beautiful forest offers ample sightings enroute. Home to rich flora and fauna, here one can easily spot tigers, leopards, spotted deer, elephants, and various species of birds. Day 5 is reserved for jeep safari and we won’t be cycling on this day. To explore even more encounters in the natural habitat, we would book one more safari to visit the Madumalai National Park. The beauty of nature here is apt to indulge your senses into serenity. The nature’s abode here features a spellbinding view of the famous Madumalai waterfalls and the tranquillity of the national park is home to many wildlife species. After revelling in the best of nature’s contact, we will drive back to our stay for the night in Bandipur.

Details:-

Accommodation: Overnight at Wind Flower Resort/ Similar

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Cycling: no cycling

Drive:

Visit:: 2 jeep safaris

Cycling route map link: :

Day: 6 Bandipur – Ooty

After taking a day-long break from pedalling, your muscles would be quite amped up for the adventure ahead. For a blissful and offbeat experience, we will turn our handlebars towards Ooty which is a famous scenic hill station in South India. Located at an enthralling ascent of 2177 meters, the gorgeous town offers ample opportunities to astonish tourists. You would enjoy basking in the middle of nature and hardly notice the challenging trail. Surrounded by serene views the trail actually has 36 hairpin bends which are adequate to kick adrenaline. The adventurous bike trail offers plenty of opportunities to zoom out your camera lenses. The special feeling of freezing the scenic beauty in your frames is hard to experience in words. The stops are also great to relax and buckle up for the remainder steep climb.

We will always have the backup saddle, so if you are not up for the challenging bike ride you can hop into the cab whenever you want. Climbing to the top sends a unique sensory experience that will surely resuscitate your mind, body and soul. Ooty is sort of a nature’s gift and often claimed at ‘Switzerland of India’ for the abundance of beauty which is augmented by soothing climate, enchanting flora and fauna and of course the scintillating homegrown coffee and tea.

Ooty is just 40 kms away from Bandipur which can be covered in only half of the daytime. So there will be plenty of time in the evening which you can spend exploring the majestic hill station. Ooty offers the rarest glimpse of nature, dotted plantations at tea gardens and has a lot of exciting things to do in the markets. This place is truly a gift of life, which you will encounter throughout the evening before we retire for the night at a beautiful boutique hotel.

Details:-

Accommodation: Overnight at Taj Savoy / Similar

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Cycling: 40km

Drive:

Visit:: as per program

Cycling route map link: : https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38632860

Day: 7 Ooty – Guruvayur

Leaving the adoring beauty of mountain peaks of Ooty behind, we will be rolling down the gentle lush green slopes on the next day. The breezy ride on the Western Ghats is a must-see experience when considering the different vantage points of South India. Exploring the natural wonders enroute we will be losing 2000 meters of altitude before hitting Mettupalyam which is a scenic village giving delightful views of the Nilgiri Ghats. There are several places of cultural and religious importance in this village. Bustling with cultural opulence, the village is on our itinerary for a tea break.

After this short break, we will be back on our rides to encounter some more mesmerizing views in the montane ecoregion of South Indian rainforests. Gushing the bikes through the scenic routes, you will know the best nature can offer to us. Followed by the tea break at Mettupalyam, we would cover the remaining distance to enter the third state for the tour of the Indian Peninsula, i.e. Kerala.

Rejuvenated in the serenity when we would cover the entire rainforest slopes, we will mark the end of the cycling point. From here onwards, we will be driving towards Guruvayur which is a three and a half long journey. The strategic location of Guruvayur always keeps it full of devotees. Here you get ample time in the evening to have some local encounters, visit the nearby temple which is reckoned as the holy abode of Hindu Lord Vishnu. Ardent devotees can visit the temple but after a certain point,entry is banned for other religions except for Hindus, Buddhists and Jains.

Details:-

Accommodation: Overnight at Hotel Krishna Inn

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Cycling: 70km

Drive:

Visit:: as per program

Cycling route map link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38632907

Day: 8 Guruvayur – Fort Kochi

For some more exhilarating fusion of culture and religion, we will visit Palayur Church which is the oldest church in India. The original altar of this church is established by St. Thomas in 52 AD. After visiting the historic church, we will continue our experiential journey by pedalling towards the coastline which is filled with vibrant and colourful sights. On this route, you are not expected to lose concentration as the roads are bustling with local life and unique traffic which involves carts and tuk-tuks. True happiness lies within the laid back traditional life encounters that can be spelled as plenty of opportunities to click the real frames of Incredible India. From this point, we will take a ferry to visit one of the most preferred Kerala bike trip places, Fort Kochi.

Forth Kochi is the first European township and yet offers the richest experience of Dutch, Portuguese and British occupations. Renowned as a hothouse for architecture enthusiasts, this place is also the best holiday destination in Kerala to unearth the most inexplicable examples of culture and religion. Nature seekers can find the purest forms of bliss on the Forti Kochi beach. The undulating waves here when combined with the stunning views of sunset and the very popular Chinese fishing nets offer a calming experience. After spending some time in the salty sea breeze swaying the palm trees on the beach, we will get back to our hotel to have dinner.

Details:-

Accommodation: Overnight at Hotel Arches / Similar

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Cycling: 80km

Drive:

Visit:: as per program

Cycling route map link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38632923

Day: 9 Fort Kochi – Alleppey

There is no dearth of bike trip places in Kerala. To explore the quaint charm, we would turn our handlebars towards Alleppey for a leisurely ride to the magical world of beautiful Kerala backwaters and houseboats. The canals and laidback water bodies are aesthetically fringed by tall coconut trees which makes Alleppey the perfect place to unwind. Pedalling around this chaotic city is bliss, especially exploring the water world of houseboats and cultural encounters. While rolling down the stretch, we can carve out some time to witness the quaint charm of village life from a closer and unique perspective.

For an idyllic experience, you will cruise for the entire day on a houseboat. These boats are similar to hotel rooms and are equipped with all modern facilities. Perfect to witness the mirage of backwaters beauty, floating along here offers endless awestruck moments including rice barges, toddy shops and paddy fields.

Details:-

Accommodation: Overnight at Premium Houseboat

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Cycling: 50km

Drive:

Visit:: as per program

Cycling route map link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38632928

Day: 10 Alleppey – Marari Beach

Alleppey is widely known for the coir industry so your bike ride in Kerala would be incomplete without the itinerary extension to a coir making workshop. After learning the key skills of the majestic craftsmanship we will leave the chaotic Alleppey behind and pedal along the coastal stretches to reach the golden sandy hues at Marari Beach. The aura of this place is a perfect way to end a memorable bike trip in the Indian Peninsula. To unwind at a relaxing pace we pick this old fishing village that has its own laidback charm.

The beach ambience at Marari is truly one of its kind, still, you would be amazed to see the rustic nature of the hamlets and rarely crowded seashores. On our last leg of cycling, we will cover a short distance of 30 kms and reach Marari village by the afternoon. After lunch, we can enjoy the soothing climate which is favourable for beach lounging or simply head towards the sandy carpet to relax our senses and enjoy the sunset.

Details:-

Accommodation: Overnight at Abad Turtle Beach Resort / Similar

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Cycling: 30km

Drive:

Visit:: as per program

Cycling route map link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38632935

Day: 11 Marari Beach

Marari is a perfect place to rejoice in tranquillity. Therefore we reserved an entire for sun-soaked time out on Marari Beach. Here serenity lies on the seashores and hence makes it a perfect spot for tourists seeking some time aloof. Walking on the sandy beaches is a rejuvenating experience, besides you can also take ferry rides or put your guts to test by trying some water activities among the high-ceiling waves. The expedition full of unique experiences ends with a comfortable overnight stay at a beach resort in Marari.

Details:-

Accommodation: Overnight at Abad Turtle Beach Resort / Similar

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Cycling: no cycling

Drive:

Visit:: as per program

Cycling route map link:

Day: 12 Marari Beach – Cochin International Airport

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport and the tour ends here.

Details:-

Accommodation: no accommodation

Meals: Breakfast

Cycling: no cycling

Drive:

Visit::

Cycling route map link:

We have gained a huge repute for crafting the most thoughtful itinerary for Kerala, Ooty, Alleppey and Munnar cycling holidays. This includes off-beaten paths and the most sought after properties that youwill absolutely love and can book with confidence. For any modifications in the itinerary or hotels, you can send your suggestionsto the email address given below.

2 to 5 guest: 2100 USD per person on double sharing basis.

6 to 10 guest: 1950 USD per person on double sharing basis.

Single supplement: 700 USD per person on single sharing basis.

Tour Cost Includes:
  • Hotel Based on Twin Sharing
  • Bikes for complete tour - Trek Bikes
  • Breakfast and Dinner at Hotel
  • Packed Lunch or in Midway restaurant
  • 2 Jeep Safari in National Park
  • Expert Cycle mechanic/Guide throughout the tour
  • Back up AC vehicle for complete tour
  • Unlimited water during cycling
  • All road and transport taxes
  • Snacks/fruits/juice during cycling
  • Driver Allowance
  • Guide Allowance
  • Toll and Parking charges
  • 5% Government Taxes
Tour Cost Excludes:
  • Any Domestic or International flight tickets
  • Still/Video camera fees
  • Tips and Gratitude
  • Any Hard/Soft drink
  • Any snacks
  • Travel insurance
  • Insurance Policy - Please take your own Insurance
  • Tips
  • Beverages
  • Laundry
  • Telephone bills

Bikes: Trek Mountain Bikes

Bike Sizes: 13-21

Bike Hire: Includes on Tour Cost. You may bring your own bikes, but in this case let us know in advance. Other equipment provided: Pedals, helmet, water bottles.

ACCOMMODATION

Accommodation is offered at all locations. Most of the hotels are Culture Resort, Eco Resorts & family run hotels - all with a common line of quality in service. Our costs are based on 'twin-sharing' foundation. For those who wants single room, we offer single room, but at extra cost.

TERRAIN

The landscape includes flatlands, mountains, backwaters and village streets.

CLIMATE

The variety of the regional features of this country has led to a corresponding variety in environment. The Great Varies have awesome environment throughout the year, while the flatlands are warm and moist. The common level of yearly rain fall is superb in Kerala, Sikkim and some of the Northern Eastern Declares of Native India, when compared to other Native India. July to Aug is the monsoon season, with heavy downpours. It is always recommended to check weather and temperature at websites.

TRANSPORTATION/SUPPORT VEHICLES

All transport is involved in the cost. We provide backup vehicle at all times during cycling trip. The vehicle can be used to boat your baggage & yourself as required.

FOOD

Food is a very essential part of these trips. We make sure that the meals we offer is method delicious, unless you ask for dull meals. You are also permitted the choice of veggie or non-vegetarian meals. We suggest that you consume only the canned standard water. Please make sure that the container is enclosed.

WHAT TO BRING
  • Footwear
  • Bike shoes
  • Sun cream lotion
  • Relaxed shoes for walking
  • Shoes for other sightseeing
  • Socks
  • Clothing

In Indian, the conventional of outfit is more traditional. We counsel you to prevent very short shorts/skirts and limited tops/tank tops when viewing small non-urban places, temples, mosques or other sacred sites as this may limit your access.

A hotter set of outfits (Fleece, Coat, hat and gloves) are required for visits going through Munnar and other thin air places.

Water resistant jacket.

Bike riding equipment like safety gloves and shorts.

Others
  • Torch
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Eyewear, cap
  • Sun lotion of spf at least 35
  • Individual Bike riding equipment like bar finishes, pedals, chairs and headgear
  • Helmets for riding a bike
HEALTH

Water is higher risk; hence we suggest that you drink only nutrient water in bottles during your trip. A cage of standard nutrient water is always focused for in the start of the vehicle during trips as an urgent evaluate. Despite the high requirements, it is worth providing basic OTC medications for disappointed tummies, complications, pest attacks etc. Indian is a financially creating democratic republic and has worked very hard to control illnesses. Sufficient medical care is available in the major inhabitants' facilities, but is usually limited in the non-urban areas of the country. Many western worlds are utilizing the state-of-the-art healthcare services available in Indian. The cost of treatment is much less expensive here in comparison to the same features available in innovative nations.

The most important cause of sickness of tourists in Indian is food and water-borne illnesses. Malware, bacteria, or harmful bacteria can cause diarrhea. Attacks may cause simple diarrhea and throwing up, high temperature, or, in extraordinary instances, liver organ damage (hepatitis). Malaria is a avoidable disease that can create trouble if neglected. One can prevent disease by taking recommended anti-malarial drugs and defending against insect attacks. The areas you will be passing are Malaria-free. Make sure that your insurance provider includes illnesses and injuries overseas.

PRECAUTIONS
  • Bring all the important medications and OTC medications. Do not ignore to have the brands as well as the general titles of the medications one needs to have.
  • Use a sun hat when revealed.
  • Consume a lot of liquids. Don't drink tap water. Use only bottled water which is always kept in the back of your automobile.
  • Bring your personal medical kit and pest resilient.
  • To avoid fungus and parasitic attacks, keep legs clean and dry, and do not go without shoes.
  • Do not eat food bought from road providers.
  • Do not drink drinks with ice.
  • Do not eat milk products unless it is known that they have been pasteurized.
  • Prevent managing creatures (especially apes, pets, and cats) to avoid attacks and serious illnesses.
MEDICAL INFORMATION UPDATE

Details given above are liable to change every now and then and one should contact the Native India tasks of the specific country or the government vacationer offices for more details.

SHOPPING

You will get possibilities en-route to do a bit of purchasing. However unless particularly requested for, our guide will not suggest any particular store. Neither we nor our driver/guides take any percentage on purchasing.

SPENDING MONEY

Every visitor will have different cash specifications and varying personal costs. Please assess your own spending routines while enabling for beverages, purchasing and falling. Also keep aside cash for extra costs like:

  • Foods which are not included
  • Emergencies
  • Optionally available activities /additional sightseeing
  • Shopping/Souvenirs
FOREIGN EXCHANGE

As Indian currency value tend to go up and down, make reference to the following website for daily return rates: www.xe.com.

AIRPORT TAXES

There is no airport terminal or leaving taxation from any airport terminal of India.

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