Kerala cycling tour- Unique Experiences in God’s Own Country

[ 13DAYS / 12 NIGHTS ]

Transform your way to see Kerala with a bespoke cycle tour in India. Through our guided itinerary you will notice every small detailand get mesmerized by the beauty of God’s Own Country. To leave you spellbound, we would include a thoughtful selection of pitstops that oozes exquisiteness in the form of local art craft, scenic beauty and mouth-watering delicacies.

Along with the popular hotspots, in this itinerary, you would cover off-beaten Kerala bike trip places veiled by charming greenery and calming waterways. The trip is surely a delight for nature lovers and bird watchers as we include Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary in it. Here you can enjoy watching some of the rare birds among the 200 species in the natural park. The carefully designed itinerary would take you to some more interesting backroads and byways to let you immerse in the beautyof this serene and calming part of South India. Our experts have combined the most thoughtful trails to cover the stunning tea estates and some of the most gorgeous waterfalls in Kerala. The multi-day bike ride in Kerala lets you encounter the grand landscape and majestic flora and fauna that you can explore at your own pace. The tour begins with relaxing walks and later amplifies the adventure part when you will visit the notable Tiger Reserve. Our aim is to cover off-beaten bike trip places in Keralaandgetting a deep sense of wilderness with a walk into the park might limit your ability to pedal further. Whenever you want to stop pedalling and explore the splendour in a car, we can surely do it as we move along with a specialized bike trailer and a backup vehicle.

Cyclomania in India is renowned to craft custom experiences. We make cycling in India most memorable with a wide range of options to choose from. For authentic interactions mixed with the adventure of cycling, we provide the flexibility to either choose from fixed departure tours and private tours. Consider checking the itinerary and if interested, book the Munnar cycling trip for raw travelling experiences.

Day: 1 - Kochi

To begin the trip we choose Kochi which is the home to colonial heritage. After arriving at the Kochi airport, you will be escorted to analluring hotel for a night’s stay. The coastal city has more than 15 tourist places to visit, Fort Kochi, the Dutch Palace, the Portuguese Palace at Mattancherry and Santa Cruz Cathedral to name a few. Featuring some of the finest natural harbours, Kochi flaunts the interesting history of the Indian spice trade. Tourists interested in exploring historical ruins from the Portuguese and Dutch colonial era would surely find an array of sights in this town.

Details:-

Accommodation: Overnight at Hotel Arches/ or Similar

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & Dinner

Cycling: no cycling

Visit: as per program

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Day: 2 Thatekkad

After spending a day full of historical touring, the second day starts when we leave the hotel at Kochi after breakfast. We begin cycling and carry a delectable meal along to stop midway and take the lunch. On day 2 you will be pedalling for about 60 kms but there is no fixed schedule to do so. You are free to stop cycling and get into the backup vehicle whenever you want. We can take as many stops as you want to explore the stunning views offered on our way to Thatekkad. The town is famous as the richest bird habitat and it owes its glory to Dr. Salim Ali, after whose name the famous Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary has been built. More than 200 bird species along with hornbill, large falcon and jungle fowls are there to create a welcoming ride experience in Kerala. After exploring the 25 sq km wide bird sanctuary, we will move forward toBhoothathankettu. It is a dam offering spellbinding sights of forests and hills.

Details:-

Accommodation: Overnight at Birds Lagoon /Similar

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Cycling: 60km

Visit: as per program

Cycling route map link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38632764

 

Day: 3 Munnar

Day 3 offers a combination of peaceful recharge and adrenaline rush as we will be cycling for approx. 80 kms for a mesmerizing Munnar bike trip. The rolling beauty of this place is due to the evergreen tea plantations. Along with lush greenery, here you will be enchanted by hill views as the pristine place is situated at 1600 meters above sea level. Cycle enthusiasts would love the off-road trails at Munnar. To witness the enticing cultural beauty of Munnar, we would continue the trip to meet the indigenous tribal and tea estate workers. Cycling at the rocky path makes your day perfect, however, you can stop wherever you want and praise the beauty while doing nothing. We will carry a picnic lunch and stop midway to relish the cuisines prepared with local and authentic ingredients.

Details:-

Accommodation: Overnight at The Leaf /Similar

Meals:Breakfast, lunch & Dinner

Activity: 80km

Drive:

Visit: as per program

Cycling route map link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38632776

Day: 4 Munnar

If you are already geared up for a tough bike ride on day two in Munnar, we can begin cycling towards tea gardens or Munnar town. Guests are also free to give rest to their muscles and explore the vicinity by car. Winding your way through the sloppy trails in Munnar hills, you will be pedalling for approx. 50 kms. On this spectacular ride, we will encounter certain spellbinding cliffs. Cycling in Munnaris the best way to behold the tranquil beauty as the hill station boasts some of the best and safest roads. You won’t feel tired for a moment as every scene at this valley offers a unique chance to grasp a breathe taking view.

Details:-

Accommodation:Overnight at The Leaf /Similar

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Cycling: 50km

Drive:

Visit:: as per program

Cycling route map link: :

Day: 5 Periyar

Leaving the pretty little hill station of Munnar behind is tough, but you won’t miss it for a second as the cycling trails from Munnar to Periyar has the most unexplored and unspoilt viewpoints misted with natural beauty. The serene landscape of this deep valley offers some challenging trails that have an unmatched fascination for both amateurs and enthusiastic cyclists. The valley here has the charm of spice plantations and the best culmination of aesthetics can be seen in the Cardamom Hill Reserve. As you approach towards the unspoilt wilderness of Periyar, you would experience a sense of ecstasy due to the refreshing climate and of course the famous wildlife surroundings. Periyar sanctuary is famous for herds of elephants along with lion-tailed Macaque and Bonnet Macaque. After cycling for approx. 100 kms we will reach Periyar and retire for the night. The next morning starts with a refreshing guided nature walk to encounter the diversity and rare flora and fauna here.

Details:-

Accommodation: Overnight at Mountain Court YARD / Wild Corridor / Similar

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & Dinner

Cycling:100km or less, as per guest preferences

Drive:

Visit:: as per program

Cycling route map link: :

Day: 6 Periyar National Park

Kerala bike trip packages are incomplete without a morning walk in the National Park. We also have an option to take a boat ride to immerse ourselves in the scenic charm. Notable as an elephant reserve and tiger reserve, this National Park scatters an attractive scent and offers breathtaking scenes of the wilderness. Sprawling across the area of 925 sq. km. this place offers bountiful opportunities to create memories amidst nature. Not only the lake in the National Park is enhancing its beauty, but the overall scenery is completed by the heavenly beauty of mountains and surrounding terrains. While taking the boat ride, tourists here often get to encounter the gigantic elephants playing in the water or roaming around with their calves.

Details:-

Accommodation: Overnight at Mountain Court YARD / Wild Corridor / Similar

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Cycling: no cycling

Drive:

Visit:: as per program

Cycling route map link: :

Day: 7 Vagamon

Moving from Periyar, we will pedal for about 50kms and reach an all-season destination. Vagamon is a scenic hill station flaunting its mesmerizing green meadows throughout the year. The hill station still looks like civilization is resting amidst nature as the place offers some ethnic feels which are untouched by commercialization or pollution. Perched atop 1100 meters above sea level, the grassy hills here are perfect for trekking and some enthralling cycling. It is an offbeat destination that is included in the National Geography’s list of 50 most attractive places to visit in India.

Details:-

Accommodation: Overnight at Summer Sand /Vagamon Heights

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Cycling: 50km

Drive:

Visit:: as per program

Cycling route map link: : https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38632816

Day: 8 Kumarakom

On this day, we will take you to the most gorgeous destination famous for backwater tourism in Kerala. Situated on the banks of the largest lake in Kerala, named Vembanad, flocks of migratory birds add to the scenic beauty of this place. This town is a perfect spot to soak in the tranquillity as it is reckoned as a masterpiece of nature and a special tourism zone by the Government of Kerala. Along with the serene backdrops, this town offers glorious hints of laidback village life and of course traditional cuisines. If time permits we will cover as many spots as possible. To begin with, we will explore the birdwatcher’s paradise- aka Kumarakom bird Sanctuary, houseboat experience in exotic backwaters, toddy shops, Bay Island Driftwood Museum and more.

Details:-

Accommodation: Overnight at Lake Song/Similar

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Cycling: 50km

Drive:

Visit:: as per program

Cycling route map link: : https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38632822

Day: 9 Kumarakom

To continue with the soothing vibes we would also spend day 9 of the Kerala cycling tour in Kumarakom. The perfect blend of bliss and blessedness is experienced here by canoeing. After breakfast, we will leave the hotel to have some encounters with the locals in this area and then go for an hourlong row canoeing in the backwater lanes. The town is actually a cluster of little islands situated around Vembanad Lake. The verdant green villages here are the most calming and the best part, it is the cheapest travel destination and commuting here almost costs nothing.

Details:-

Accommodation: Overnight at Lake Song/Similar

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Cycling: no cycling

Drive:

Visit:: as per program

Cycling route map link: :

Day: 10 Alleppey

After resting your muscles for a day, we will begin to pedal on day 10 when we proceed towards Alleppey. On our way to the famous rubber estate, we will cycle for 40kms and then cover the rest of the distance in the cab. The silence flowing in the air of Alleppey is what makes it a celebrated tourist spot. To explore the heart-stirring beauty from up close, we will take you to a ricebarge waiting for your arrival. After relishing the delicacies in the houseboat, you will be sailing through the scenic waterways in Alleppey. The land of iconic houseboats, Alleppey is one of the oldest planned towns in India. The endless stretch of waterways when combined with a short stroll in the village creates the finest vacation memories.

Details:-

Accommodation: Overnight at AC Premium Houseboat

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Cycling: 40km

Drive:

Visit:: as per program

Cycling route map link: : https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38632825

Day: 11 Marari Beach

The day starts by leaving the houseboat after breakfast. You will be pedalling around the narrow lanes in the nearby villages to reach a relatively unexplored place named Mararikulam. The azure waters of this fishing village are a sight to behold. On our way to the shores of Mararikulam we would explore several temples and localities where you will be offered a chance to learn the art of making fibre from coconut. More than 60% of the coconut production in the country comes from Kerala and almost 3/4th of the entire coir production comes from the industries and Alleppey is the central nerve for coir making.

Details:-

Accommodation: Overnight at Abad Turtle Beach Resort

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Cycling: 40km

Drive:

Visit:: as per program

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

Day: 12 Marari Beach

The essence of relaxation will be discovered on this day of your cycling holiday. We will bid adieu to the bikes and soak up in the sun at the Marari beach. The clean white beaches here are reckoned as the cleanest in the country. You are free for the day to relax and embrace the soft sand hugs. The authentic Marari experience is incomplete without taking a day just to sit back and relax on the exotic seashores. On day 12 your accommodation would be at a beach resort so that you can either visit the beach for a sun-kissed day or enjoy the scenery from your hotel room.

Details:-

Accommodation: Overnight at Abad Turtle Beach Resort

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & Dinner

Cycling: no cycling

Drive:

Visit:: as per program

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

Day: 13 Marari Beach

After an overnight stay at a beach resort in Marari, the holiday for bike ride in Kerala ends. The meal plan for the last day of the trip includes only breakfast, after which you will pack your bags to head home with the memories of the unforgettable beauty of Kerala. You will be escorted to the Cochin International Airport and the beautiful escape ends here.

Details:-

Accommodation: no accommodation

Meals: Breakfast

Cycling: no cycling

Drive:

Visit:: as per program

Cycling route map link: :

The guided Kerala bike trip lets you sense the true reason behind the place being called God’s Own Country. If interested in exploring the true paradise at a slow pace, send in your queries at the email address given below.

2 To 4 Guest: 1900 USD per person on double sharing basis

5 to 10 Guest: 1800 USD per person on double sharing basis

Single Supplement: 890 USD per person on single sharing basis

Inclusions

Bikes: 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/tanktops 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.

Inclusions
  • Cycles
  • Support Vehicle, parking, toll, and driver’s allowances
  • Cycling guide
  • Breakfast at all destinations
  • All Accommodation on Full board
  • First Aid Kid
  • Backup of Support Vehicle
EXCLUSIONS
  • Insurance Policy - Please take your own Insurance
  • Tips
  • Beverages
  • Laundry
  • Telephone bills
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