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Kerala Bicycle Tour - 12 days

Whizzing past the glorious backwaters and the stunning beaches of Kerala hardly does justice to the beauty that it is. A tour of this mesmerizing state of India on a bicycle is one, most definite way to not just treat your eyes to it but to also let the whole experience sink in so the memories of it stay with you for a long, long time.

Day 1:    Arrive Cochin
 
 

Fort Kochi, historical village of Kerala: Place to study the past through oldest church of India, Chinese finish nets, Dutch palace, Jew down and very many colonial buildings. Overnight stay in Cochin.

Day 2:    Cochin - Athirapally (By cycle)
 
 

It is a scenic combination of forests and little streams. Falling from a height of 80 feet, this is one of the largest waterfalls in the state. Many endangered and endemic species of flora and fauna are found in the forests of this area.
Overnight stay in Athirapally.

Day 3:    Athirapally - Thattekad (By cycle)
 
 

Thattekkad is better place to go birding, kayaking on the Periyar River through the spice growing villages of Kerala. Today’s ride will explore rubber plantations and interesting villages. You are going to stay in Kerala’s first eco adventure camping resort which is developed in harmony with the nature and local community.

Day 4:    Thattekad to Chithirapuram (By cycle)
 
 

After an early breakfast, we will start our cycling through village roads along the banks of Periyar River. We will cross the Neriamangalam town and continue cycling to Kallarkutty Dam. From the dam we have a challenging climb all the way to our resort at Chithirapuram. We will gain about 2500 feet in altitude. There will be a significant difference in temperature between the start and the finish area.

Day 5:    Chithirapuram - Munnar (By cycle)
 
 

After an early breakfast we will start our cycling through the magical Tea Country “Munnar”. We will ride through Eravikulam National Park famous for the endangered Nilgiri Thar (almost half the world's population of this highly endangered mountain goat is found here) Post lunch from Talayar Bungalow we will cycle to Marayoor. Marayoor claims to be a part of a Stone Age civilization that is as old as 10,000 B.C. It is also home to a later period of large-scale dolmen-building. The land and its unique dolmens, caves, rock edicts and engravings declare its rich heritage. Visit the sandalwood forests, dolmens of Marayoor.

Day 6:    Munnar - Suryanelli (By cycle)
 
 

Biking along the famed tea gardens of Munnar through the Grahams land estate and the daunting mountain pass "Lockhart Gap", a testimony to the perseverance of the early planters. Arrive at the Campsite at Suryanelli and stay in tents.

Day 7:    Suryanelli - Vagamom (By cycle)
 
 

Riding via Periyar which is known for its undulating hills, spice plantations, and elephant sightings. After the spice plantation tour at Periyar drive to Vagamon which has an overtone of green. Vagamon is famous for greenery of tea gardens, Fresh cool air, murmuring Pine forest, small waterfalls, and attractive meadows.

Day 8:    Vagamom - Alleppey (By cycle)
 
 

After Super active cycle session drive to Venice of of Kerala, Alleppey for leisure.  Today stay is with local family where you can study their customs, day to day activities, cuisine and lifestyle. This stay is including village walk and canoe boat ride.

Day 9:    Alleppey - Houseboat (By cycle)
 
 

Transfer to the House boat where you can breathe comfort with luxury. Best way to enjoy the backwater world of Alleppey with paddy fields, fishing boats, coconut trees, churches and farmers.

Day 10:    Houseboat - Varkala (By cycle)
 
 

Proceeding to Varkala where cliffs are found adjacent to the Arabian Sea. High cliffs with mineral springs rise majestically from the coastline. This striking beach destination is been ranked as one of the best in the country.

Day 11:    Varkala
 
 

Day at the leisure in Varkala.

Day 12:    Varakala - Trivandrum - Departure (55 Km / 1.30 h)
 
 

Checkout your hotel after breakfast for your next destination.

Tour includes: 

  •  All accommodation as mentioned in the program
  • All meals as specified (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • All land transportation and airport transfers by air-conditioned car with local driver
  • Local driver during land transportation and transfers (local language speaking only)
  • Bicycles + standby vehicle
  • English speaking guide incl his salary & expenses 
  • All services as mentioned in the program
  • All excursions and activities as mentioned including entrance fees 
  • Danceshow Kathakali
  • Canoe-ride

 Tour does not include: 

  • Visa (fees) to enter the country (check if applicable to you) 
  • Flights and taxes
  • Airport departure taxes per person 
  • Travel insurances
  • Personal expenses like drinks, tipping, souvenirs etc. 
  • Optional excursions and activities and their entrance fees
  • Other expenses not mentioned in the program

Overview map of Kerala Bicycle Tour

HOW WE WORK

Welcome to the start of creating your unique, personalised travel experience. Here are the typical steps involved in planning your trip with 12GO:

 

  • Once you have browsed our website and have some ideas about the kind of trip you want, our specialist travel consultants will help you to create the perfect itinerary to suit your needs. Your personal travel expert will help you with every detail of your trip - always ensuring at each step that your journey will be truly memorable.
  • Contact us by email and tell us which of our tours are of interest. Or let us know your ideas and preferences. Also please let us know when you want to travel, the numbers travelling and any other information you feel we might need in order to design an itinerary that matches your vision. 
  • We will call you by phone within 24 hours of receiving your email. Your personal travel consultant will answer your questions, clarify your ideas, desires and expectations.
  • Using this information your personal travel consultant will suggest a personalised, tailor-made itinerary for you - complete with recommended accommodation and activities, prices and information about the area. Once you have read your itinerary, your consultant will answer your questions and revise it until you are satisfied.
  • Once you confirm the itinerary we will ask you to pay your deposit so we can complete and confirm all bookings.
  • Your personal travel consultant will maintain ongoing contact with you and is here to answer your questions and concerns - he/she will continue to check that all arrangements are in place.
  • About two weeks before your departure you will receive your personal detailed day-to-day itinerary of your upcoming trip, as well as additional information such as cultural etiquette and other recommendations that will help you to maximise your experience.

 

During your trip your personal travel consultant will continue to be available to ensure that your travel experience is running smoothly and to your expectations.

Tom Eisner, London, UK - We just wanted to say what a fantastic cycling holiday you put together for us. We absolutely loved it and we will recommend your Company to our friends.

Mrs Geraldine Chaundler, Surrey - We had an extremely interesting and varied, enjoyable holiday. Never having been to India before we were grateful for the suggestions and advise given by the experts before planning the trip. Wherever we went in Kerala we met polite and helpful people.

Hi, I am Ivon your friend from India. As I was growing up I was impressed by people who were dedicated to travel and who were always looking for new and fascinating experiences. Learning about famous travellers set me on the path of findingmy own travel adventures with friends and it became one of my passions. Having traveled extensively through India, I've gained an in-depth knowledge of India's rich culture, much of which remains undiscovered by the average traveler. And it's great to be able to share my love of India with a friend like you.

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Kerala Bicycle Tour - 12 days

Whizzing past the glorious backwaters and the stunning beaches of Kerala hardly does justice to the beauty that it is. A tour of this mesmerizing state of India on a bicycle is one, most definite way to not just treat your eyes to it but to also let the whole experience sink in so the memories of it stay with you for a long, long time.

Day 1:    Arrive Cochin
 
 

Fort Kochi, historical village of Kerala: Place to study the past through oldest church of India, Chinese finish nets, Dutch palace, Jew down and very many colonial buildings. Overnight stay in Cochin.

Day 2:    Cochin - Athirapally (By cycle)
 
 

It is a scenic combination of forests and little streams. Falling from a height of 80 feet, this is one of the largest waterfalls in the state. Many endangered and endemic species of flora and fauna are found in the forests of this area.
Overnight stay in Athirapally.

Day 3:    Athirapally - Thattekad (By cycle)
 
 

Thattekkad is better place to go birding, kayaking on the Periyar River through the spice growing villages of Kerala. Today’s ride will explore rubber plantations and interesting villages. You are going to stay in Kerala’s first eco adventure camping resort which is developed in harmony with the nature and local community.

Day 4:    Thattekad to Chithirapuram (By cycle)
 
 

After an early breakfast, we will start our cycling through village roads along the banks of Periyar River. We will cross the Neriamangalam town and continue cycling to Kallarkutty Dam. From the dam we have a challenging climb all the way to our resort at Chithirapuram. We will gain about 2500 feet in altitude. There will be a significant difference in temperature between the start and the finish area.

Day 5:    Chithirapuram - Munnar (By cycle)
 
 

After an early breakfast we will start our cycling through the magical Tea Country “Munnar”. We will ride through Eravikulam National Park famous for the endangered Nilgiri Thar (almost half the world's population of this highly endangered mountain goat is found here) Post lunch from Talayar Bungalow we will cycle to Marayoor. Marayoor claims to be a part of a Stone Age civilization that is as old as 10,000 B.C. It is also home to a later period of large-scale dolmen-building. The land and its unique dolmens, caves, rock edicts and engravings declare its rich heritage. Visit the sandalwood forests, dolmens of Marayoor.

Day 6:    Munnar - Suryanelli (By cycle)
 
 

Biking along the famed tea gardens of Munnar through the Grahams land estate and the daunting mountain pass "Lockhart Gap", a testimony to the perseverance of the early planters. Arrive at the Campsite at Suryanelli and stay in tents.

Day 7:    Suryanelli - Vagamom (By cycle)
 
 

Riding via Periyar which is known for its undulating hills, spice plantations, and elephant sightings. After the spice plantation tour at Periyar drive to Vagamon which has an overtone of green. Vagamon is famous for greenery of tea gardens, Fresh cool air, murmuring Pine forest, small waterfalls, and attractive meadows.

Day 8:    Vagamom - Alleppey (By cycle)
 
 

After Super active cycle session drive to Venice of of Kerala, Alleppey for leisure.  Today stay is with local family where you can study their customs, day to day activities, cuisine and lifestyle. This stay is including village walk and canoe boat ride.

Day 9:    Alleppey - Houseboat (By cycle)
 
 

Transfer to the House boat where you can breathe comfort with luxury. Best way to enjoy the backwater world of Alleppey with paddy fields, fishing boats, coconut trees, churches and farmers.

Day 10:    Houseboat - Varkala (By cycle)
 
 

Proceeding to Varkala where cliffs are found adjacent to the Arabian Sea. High cliffs with mineral springs rise majestically from the coastline. This striking beach destination is been ranked as one of the best in the country.

Day 11:    Varkala
 
 

Day at the leisure in Varkala.

Day 12:    Varakala - Trivandrum - Departure (55 Km / 1.30 h)
 
 

Checkout your hotel after breakfast for your next destination.

Tour includes: 

  •  All accommodation as mentioned in the program
  • All meals as specified (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • All land transportation and airport transfers by air-conditioned car with local driver
  • Local driver during land transportation and transfers (local language speaking only)
  • Bicycles + standby vehicle
  • English speaking guide incl his salary & expenses 
  • All services as mentioned in the program
  • All excursions and activities as mentioned including entrance fees 
  • Danceshow Kathakali
  • Canoe-ride

 Tour does not include: 

  • Visa (fees) to enter the country (check if applicable to you) 
  • Flights and taxes
  • Airport departure taxes per person 
  • Travel insurances
  • Personal expenses like drinks, tipping, souvenirs etc. 
  • Optional excursions and activities and their entrance fees
  • Other expenses not mentioned in the program

HOW WE WORK

Welcome to the start of creating your unique, personalised travel experience. Here are the typical steps involved in planning your trip with 12GO:

 

  • Once you have browsed our website and have some ideas about the kind of trip you want, our specialist travel consultants will help you to create the perfect itinerary to suit your needs. Your personal travel expert will help you with every detail of your trip - always ensuring at each step that your journey will be truly memorable.
  • Contact us by email and tell us which of our tours are of interest. Or let us know your ideas and preferences. Also please let us know when you want to travel, the numbers travelling and any other information you feel we might need in order to design an itinerary that matches your vision. 
  • We will call you by phone within 24 hours of receiving your email. Your personal travel consultant will answer your questions, clarify your ideas, desires and expectations.
  • Using this information your personal travel consultant will suggest a personalised, tailor-made itinerary for you - complete with recommended accommodation and activities, prices and information about the area. Once you have read your itinerary, your consultant will answer your questions and revise it until you are satisfied.
  • Once you confirm the itinerary we will ask you to pay your deposit so we can complete and confirm all bookings.
  • Your personal travel consultant will maintain ongoing contact with you and is here to answer your questions and concerns - he/she will continue to check that all arrangements are in place.
  • About two weeks before your departure you will receive your personal detailed day-to-day itinerary of your upcoming trip, as well as additional information such as cultural etiquette and other recommendations that will help you to maximise your experience.

 

During your trip your personal travel consultant will continue to be available to ensure that your travel experience is running smoothly and to your expectations.

Tom Eisner, London, UK - We just wanted to say what a fantastic cycling holiday you put together for us. We absolutely loved it and we will recommend your Company to our friends.

Mrs Geraldine Chaundler, Surrey - We had an extremely interesting and varied, enjoyable holiday. Never having been to India before we were grateful for the suggestions and advise given by the experts before planning the trip. Wherever we went in Kerala we met polite and helpful people.

Hi, I am Ivon your friend from India. As I was growing up I was impressed by people who were dedicated to travel and who were always looking for new and fascinating experiences. Learning about famous travellers set me on the path of findingmy own travel adventures with friends and it became one of my passions. Having traveled extensively through India, I've gained an in-depth knowledge of India's rich culture, much of which remains undiscovered by the average traveler. And it's great to be able to share my love of India with a friend like you.

Contact >>
Cycling on the coastal region of Kerala

Highlights

  • Breathe the fresh air and be one with nature as you travel through picturesque routes, through spice plantations and tea gardens
  • Laze around on the white sands of the Varkala beach
  • Unwind and relax on a houseboat in the quiet backwaters

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