Glimpse of Kerala Road Cycling Tour
Ride through the God’s Own Route and leisurely float across the backwaters of Kerala on this timeless Kerala road bike tour. With its evergreen mountains, dense forests, swift-flowing rivers, abundant wildlife, extensive backwaters, and blue lagoons, Kerala looks like a fairyland.
This bike tour offers a rich mix of diverse terrains from tall mountains and deep valleys to endless backwaters and wide sandy beaches. You will be cycling through roads flanked by thick forests, breezy seashores, tea & coffee carpeted hills, and by a long canal. Apart from the diverse topography, this cycling trip will be a great opportunity to immerse yourself in Keralan life.
Arrival Note: Our tour starting place, Thattekad, is 50km from Kochi airport. Air travel with taxi to arrival hotel is one of the best way to reach at arrival place.
Thattekad | 08:00hrs
Kochi | 12:00hrs
scenic backroadsRide through the God’s own scenic backroads
Day 1: Thattekad to Munnar
We start right from our host hotel through rubber plantations. The road is smooth with occasional climbs to get you warmed up for the rest of the day. You also get to see a lot of pineapple farms and cocoa plantations along the route. The ride is a scenic one with short stretches of canal and varying terrain. Post-lunch, the ride has gradual climbs as we head towards Munnar. We ride through wild plantations and get glimpses of the Periyar river along the way. All you can see here is a ridiculous amount of green – refreshing after a day of cycling.
Day 2: Thekkady
We bid adieu to Munnar and head towards the cardamom hills of Kerala, a small town of Kumily. We take in the spectacular views of tea-clad western ghat mountains, near Lockhart Gap. As you are riding, the 360 degrees view of the lush tea plantations will be forever etched in your mind. The smell of cardamom draws you quickly from the tea-lined mountains to the unmanicured mish-mash of cardamom plantations, interjected by pepper vines clinging to silver oak trees.
Day 3: Kumarakom
It’s a long day towards Kumarakom and we need to start early. A 06:30am start would be ideal to escape the heat and cycle in cooler hours of the day. This is going to be a beautiful ride – from the Cardamom Hills to the backwater plains. A hilly ride, with both dips and steep climbs, but the cool weather helps you grapple with this challenging ride better.
Day 4: Kochi
Caught between the backwaters and Arabian sea, this is simply the best rural biking trail combined with village life experiences around Kochi. On the last biking day, we ride along the beach road to Fort Kochi. Get the best picture imprinted to your memory on this last day of the Kerala adventure. We will reach Fort Kochi by afternoon and the tour ends.
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All hotels as mentioned in the tour details (subject to availability). All options are personally reviewed.
A Van support that follows the group of riders and carries all belongings.
Refreshments and mineral water while cycling.
Expert Trip Leader(s) who look after your every need and add meaning to your vacation.
Meals as per itinerary. Guests are given the opportunity to dine on their own so that they discover a location independently.
Entrance fees to most of the monuments and temples.
Airport pickup and drop
We recommend to book direclty from airport or hotel.
Immaculately maintianed bike with helmet, suited to a terrain.
Some meals may not be included. Please check your itinerary.
Beverages such as alcohol, tea, coffee, juice at a hotel or restaurant.