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Backroads Of Kerala CKB

Visiting: India
Trip Duration 13 Days
 

Kerala Cycling Holiday

On this cycling tour of southern India we travel into Kerala's rural backwaters. We ride inland through a landscape of spice, tea and rubber plantations. We also travel along the waterways in wooden canoes, walk through Periyar National Park in search of wildlife and relax on Indian Ocean beaches. Staying in family houses we also enjoy warm Keralan hospitality.

Tour Highlights

  • Backroad cycling - Pedal along beautiful coastlines, through tea and spice plantations and tropical forests
  • Backwaters Homestay - Stay in traditional village houses with local families
  • Cochin - Explore this fascinating colonial coastal town
  • Kovalam - Relax on the stunning beaches of the Arabian Sea

Itinerary

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  • 1
    Trip starts in Kovalam

  • 2
    Morning cycle ride, afternoon free to relax on the Arabian coast

  • 3
    Drive to Veli Lagoon; visit Anjengo Fort and cycle to Varkala

  • 4
    Cycle through traditional Keralan villages to Kollam

  • 5
    Boat trip along Backwaters; cycle to Mancombu

  • 6
    Full days cycling through Backwaters' villages; afternoon canoe trip

  • 7
    Drive and cycle to Erattupetta; Planters Homestay

  • 8
    Free to explore Erattupetta on foot, optional cycle rides available

  • 9
    Drive and cycle to Thekkady; visit plantations and tea factory

  • 10
    Forest walk, explore Thekkady - Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

  • 11
    Great cycle descent to Kuttikanam, drive to Kochi

  • 12
    Tour of Kochi by cycle; evening boat cruise

  • 13
    Tour ends Kochi

Trip notes

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Why Book this trip
Unlike many other operators, we include the hire of your bike in the overall cost of the holiday: you don't need to bring your own or pay extra to hire one locally. We also provide a support vehicle, spare parts and take care of day to day bike maintenance. All you need bring is your own helmet.
Included meals 12 3 4
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Transport
Bus, Boat, Bicycle
Accommodation
8 nights Standard Hotel
4 nights Simple Homestay
Trip Staff
Driver(s), Boat Crew, Assistant Cycle Guide, Bike Mechanic, Explore Tour Leader / Cycle guide
Cycling Information
On this tour we cycle 279 km over ten days (an average of 28 km per day) with further optional rides available. We avoid main roads where possible and cycle mainly on tarmac back roads (90%) and some gravel paths (10%). A support vehicle accompanies the rides throughout the tour. We have graded the route as easy.
Included Bike
21 or 24 gear Trek or Merida mountain bikes with lockable front suspension
Group Size
Generally 10 - 16