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Backroads Of Kerala CKB

Visiting: India
Tour Duration 13 Days
  • River crossing
  • Off the beaten track
  • Kovalam
  • Streets of Kochi
  • Visiting a local school
  • Tour Style: Classic
  • Tour Type: Small Groups
  • Tour Comfort: Standard
  • Cycling Grade: Easy
 

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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

  • Cycling in 'God's own country' - pedal along stunning coastlines, through tea and spice plantations and through tropical forests
  • Backwaters Homestay - Stay in traditional village houses with local families
  • Cochin - Fascinating Colonial coastal town
  • Kovalam - Relax on the stunning beaches of the Arabian Sea

Itinerary

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  • 1
    Join Tour Kovalam

  • 2
    Morning cycle ride, free afternoon

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

  • 4
    Cycle to Kollam

  • 5
    Boat trip along Backwaters; cycle through villages to Mancombu

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

  • 7
    Drive and cycle to Wagamon; Vanilla County Homestay

  • 8
    Cycling around Wagamon

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

  • 10
    In and around Thekkady

  • 11
    Drive to Kuuttikkanam, cycle to Malayattoor and drive to Kochi

  • 12
    Tour of Kochi by cycle; evening boat cruise

  • 13
    Tour ends Kochi

Tour notes

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Why Book this tour
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, Train, Boat, Bicycle
Accommodation
8 nights Standard Hotel
4 nights Simple Homestay
Tour Staff
Driver(s), Boat Crew, Assistant Cycle Guide, Bike Mechanic, Explore Tour Leader / Cycle guide
Cycling Information
On this tour we cycle 197 km over eight days (an average of 25 km per day) with a further optional 55 km 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 4300 mountain bikes with lockable front suspension
Group Size
Generally 10 - 16