Kerala Houseboat and Cycling Tour
Kochi , Marari Beach ,Alleppey ,Kumarakom
[ 5Days / 4 Nights ]
Kerala is a beautiful region, known for its serene backwaters. The calming trails laced with canals are perfect for a peaceful cycle tour in India. The networks of canals and the unspoiled countryside create an idyllic destination for houseboat cruising. To meander through the beautiful regions of Kerala, Cyclomania in India crafted a well-planned 5-days itinerary for cycling in India. The bike and boat holiday offers enchanting opportunities to unwind amidst the natural wonders. Palm-fringed landscapes, ancient churches, a pleasing canoe ride are some of the highlights of this Kerala cycling tour. The short blissful tour includes pedalling around the scenic coconut groves to catch a glimpse of simplistic rural life. This Kerala bike trip indeed is a chance to explore a whole new dimension of holidays by pedalling across the multitude of picturesque islands.
The beautiful bike ride on this tour includes the scenic trails of Fort Kochi, Marari, Alleppey, and Kumarakom. Starting from Kochi, which is a place of historic importance, we will move forward to the gorgeous beaches of Marari, followed by a memorable experience at a houseboat in Alleppey and a canoe ride in the verdant green village Kumarakom. To ensure that the scenic islands of God’s own country will be etched in your memory forever, we have selected the most relaxing bike trails, off-beaten pit-stops and luxurious accommodation and fine dining options. Discover the itinerary and book your spot for the most colourful bike trip places in KeralaSouth India.
Day: 1 - Kochi
Your memorable trip begins when you land at the Cochin International Airport. You will be escorted from the airport for an enjoyable ride to the hotel reserved at Fort Kochi. The glorious history of this city can be encountered on your ride to the hotel. You can also chat with the tour guide and discuss the unspoilt beauty of Keralan city to enjoy the hour long ride. On arrival at the hotel, you receive a unique welcome that will unleash the rich South Indian culture. After a quick nap, the bikes are handed over to the tour members. You can check your bikes to get a hang of it.
Later in the evening, if time permits we will go on a short tour to explore the delightful sights that include bountiful encounters of art, history and nature. The sightseeing tour begins with a heritage edifice, which is an ancient 16th century church where the Portuguese nobleman Vasco De Gama was buried. After getting mesmerized by the architectural grandeur of this church, we will encounter the neatly nestled beautiful silhouettes of Chinese Fishing Nets. It is one of the most popular tourist hot spots in Fort Kochi and offers panoramic splendour during the sunsets. To make day 1 of your bike ride holiday in Kerala even more special, we have arrangements for an elaborately colourful classical performance by the local artists.
Accommodation: Overnight at Hotel Arches/ or Similar
Meals: Lunch & Dinner
Cycling: no cycling
Visit: as per program
Day: 2 Kochi - Marari Beach
Day 2 has an early start. After breakfast, we will leave the cosmopolitan culture at Kochi behind and head towards enchanting rural encounters at Marari village. On our way to Marari beach, we will explore different forms of nature’s bliss. The scenic route features pristine waters and pretty sights of tall palm trees and coconut groves. Riding along the coast is a stimulating experience and you won’t even notice that you have pedalled to cover a distance of 70 kms. We will cover the stretch at a relaxing pace because tour members are expected to unwind their senses while pedalling across the outing arenas of South India.
We will reach our destination by the afternoon, which gives us the entire evening to explore the entire village. The rustic nature and the beach ambience at Marari are perfect to take a pause and forget about the hectic schedules. After spending a few hours at the sand carpets on the beach and witnessing the slow paced rural life, we will get back to the hotel to treat our taste buds with some authentic seafood. We will have dinner at the hotel.
Accommodation: Overnight at Hotel Abad Turtle/ or Similar
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Visit: as per program
Cycling route map link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38632601
Day: 3 Marari Beach – Alleppey
After a long day of cycling, your muscles deserve a relaxed morning and a late start. We will have a leisurely start of the day and have breakfast with the motive to unwind and seek peace. Day 3 is a short bike ride along the gravelled stretch that is lined with beautiful coconut groves. We will cover a short distance to reach Alleppey, althoughmultiple charming pitstops are included in the ride to make it worthwhile. The lush greenery and laidback lifestyle are best encountered through Kerala bike trip packages. We will wander around to witness life in small villages of South India. Alleppey is known for coir making, so we will spend some time with the locals to learn to make ropes with coir. Later, we will be heading towards the highlight of the tour, i.e. the enchanting backwaters. The greenery-fringed backwaters are best explored with a quiet houseboat cruising experience. We have planned the exotic escape which starts with lunch and is followed by dinner and overnight stay at a houseboat.
Accommodation: Overnight at Houseboat
Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Activity: Cycling: 20km
Visit: as per program
Cycling route map link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38632609
Day: 4 Alleppey – Kumarakom
Waking up on a houseboat floating over the placid emerald green backwaters is a different experience altogether. You may want to cherish the moments forever but we will leave the resplendent houseboat after breakfast. We will hit the roads again and head towards our next destination. Kumarakom, ornated with paddy fields, is a cluster of little islands that offer a perfect amalgamation of tranquillity and beauty. A tour of this tropical paradise includes a visit to the famous Champakulam church and an exciting canoe ride.
Accommodation:Overnight at Lake Song Resort/ or Similar
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Visit:: as per program
Cycling route map link: : https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38632614
Day: 5 End of Tour
On the last day of the tour, you may wish to drive back to Kochi to catch the flight or ride on the bikes for one last time. The tour ends when we reach Kochi.
Accommodation: no accommodation
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Visit:: as per program
Cycling route map link: :
Cyclomania in India has always been the favourite of travellers searching for off-beaten Munnar bike trips and Kerala bike trip places. For more details on the itinerary, send your queries to the email address given below.
2 To 4 Guest: USD per person on double sharing basis
5 to 10 Guest: USD per person on double sharing basis
Single Supplement: USD per person on single sharing basis
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.
- Bike shoes
- Sun cream lotion
- Relaxed shoes for walking
- Shoes for other sightseeing
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.
- 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
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.
- 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.
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
- Optionally available activities /additional sightseeing
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.
- 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
- Insurance Policy - Please take your own Insurance
- Telephone bills