The Cycling Holiday in Kerala is an opportunity to experience Kerala’s Culture, food and traditions. Take 9 days cycling adventure in inspiring Kerala, on roads that are sandwiched the Arabian Sea and the mountainous Western Ghats. Ride through incredible countryside to get a Close glimpse into the heart of God’s own Country.
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This rewarding trip explores the green magic of the Kerala countryside through a combination of cycling and water transport, and also includes some down-time by the beach. If you are looking for quiet roads, beautiful scenery and friendly people, then this holiday is for you. You will have the freedom to stop anywhere you want, interact with the cheerful villagers and take pictures by the same time being a responsible traveler. Kerala, a narrow Indian state sandwiched between the Arabian Sea and the mountainous Western Ghats is known for its tropical greenery & backwaters. This exciting cycling tour is based around the tropical southwest of India begins in the famous beach town of Mararikulam & Kovalam. We will make our way along the costal roads through isolated fisherman villages, tropical beaches, magical Kerala backwaters and the historical of old city of Cochin (Fort Cochin) with its lovely old colonial mansions and palm-lined lanes. Kerala’s location is near to the equator combined with the sea breezes and a cooler temperature in the highlands makes it perfect lives up to its tagline - God’s Own Country. Set against spectacular backdrops, your journey also includes plenty of opportunities to soak up the surroundings of Kerala.
Please note: You can use this itinerary as a guide to fully customise this tour as per your budget and requirements. Flexible options include travel dates and duration, places visited, activities and experiences, hotel category (star/rating) and any specific requirements that you may have.
Arrive at the international airport of Cochin and transfer to the hotel. Evening free to adjust bikes and to do some local exploration.
In and Around Cochin by Cycle (10 kms) Cycle to Mattancherry (08 mins), visit Mattancherry Palace and Jewish Synagogue. Cycle further to visit St. Francis Church. Evening free to explore the Fort Kochi is its Bazaars.
Cochin- Marari (Cycle 40 Kms) We bike along the quiet coast road, taking it easy and stopping off in small fishing villages and watching the local men tending their nets or hauling their boats up onto the beach on wooden rollers. Stop for lunch, before we head inland to our overnight accommodation Marari Beach.
Marari Free Day at Beach: Spend quality time at the Marari Beach on your own pace. Day at Leisure, today relax at the beach or you may have an option to go for some Ayurveda massage.
Ride towards Alleppey:( Cycle 20 Kms) Alleppey is one of the centers for exploration of the Keralan backwaters and, after breakfast, we have time to bike around the area or to swim at beach. At around Mid-day we board our houseboats and begin our cruise along the backwaters of Kerala.
Alleppey- Kovalam (Cycle 38 Kms) Morning dis-embark at Alleppey. We set off along a quiet coastal road to the Valaazhikal ferry crossing, loading the bikes onto a local fishing boat to cross the river estuary to Karunagapally, where we meet our support vehicle and a straight transfer to a resort extremely popular for its golden beaches.
Kovalam (Cycling 32 kms) Cycle around to get used to bikes and the Indian roads. Evening free to relax.
A free day to enjoy the idyllic soft sandy beaches and warm clear waters of Kovalam. There is also the opportunity to enjoy an optional day’s sightseeing tour by taxi from Kovalam to Kanyakumari, the extreme southern tip of India.
Tour Concludes Transfer to international airport of Trivandrum.
Flexibility Guaranteed! Using the above itinerary as a guide you can fully customise this tour as per your budget and requirements. Flexible options include travel dates and duration, places, activities and experiences, hotel category (star/rating) and any specific requirements that you may have. On receiving your enquiry we will respond with prices and work with you to create a truly personalised holiday experience that is in your budget and personal style.
Suitable for families with young children
Highest Point (Max altitude)
5-7 hours activity per day with steep uphill and downhill sections or high passes. Some days at high altitudes, good level of physical fitness recommended.
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