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India - Classic Kerala - Cycling Holiday

Holiday Highlights

  • Cycling through lush tea and spice plantations
  • Periyar wildlife reserve, home to elephants, bison and tigers
  • Climbing through cool air and pristine forests
  • Drifting on a rice barge through Kerala’s backwaters
  • Relaxing on white sands of Marari Beach
  • Enjoying the best of Southern Indian Cuisine

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Day Description Distance Meals
1 Departure for Kochi    
2 Arrival in Kochi    
3 Kochi to Thattekad 30 Miles / 45 Kms Approx. B L D  
4 Thattekad to Muthuvankud 31 Miles / 50 Kms Approx. B L D  
5 Karadipara to Munnar 10 Miles / 16 Kms Approx. B L D  
6 Munnar to Vandanmedu 50 Miles / 80 Kms Approx. B L D  
7 Vandanmedu to Thekkady 16 Miles / 25 Kms Approx. B L  
8 Thekkady Non Cycling Day B  
9 Thekkady to Vagamon 34 Miles / 55 Kms Approx. B L D  
10 Vagamon to Needoor - transfer to Punnamada 37 Miles / 60 Kms Approx. B L D  
11 Punnamada - Houseboat Non Cycling Day B L D  
12 Alleppey to Marari 10 Miles / 16 Kms Approx. B L D  
13 Marari Beach & Allerpey Non Cycling Day B D  
14 Departure   B  

Key: B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner

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Holiday Information

This amazing cycling holiday explores the lush Southern Indian state of Kerala, an area of cool hilltop tea plantations, sprawling forests, lazy backwaters and white sandy beaches.
Our journey starts in Kochi, known as Cochin in colonial times, which serves as the gateway and perfect introduction to this beguiling region. Wandering around Kochi it is easy to see its colonial past in the white washed buildings and European churches as well as the area’s natural beauty in the surrounding lagoons.
Leaving Kochi the first half of the trip winds inland climbing gradually towards the hill town of Munnar. The temperatures cool as we climb and the fresher air provides the perfect climate for the tea and spice plantations which carpet the hillsides and provide a backdrop of green.Leaving the hills behind our route drops down to the coastal backwaters for which Kerala is famed.
We then spend a lazy day on a converted rice barge taking in the sights and sounds as we cruise the network of narrow canals. After a challenging ride our final couple of days are spent unwinding on the idyllic beach at Manari where white sands meet the Indian Ocean and our journey ends.
Combine the abundance of beautiful scenery with a delicious cuisine, high standard of unique accommodation and the friendliness of local people and it is clear to see why this is a cyling holiday not to miss.

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Holiday Summary

Duration:
14 days
Prices From:
£1,795
Estimated flight price
£600

Optional

Bike Hire
£180
Single Room:
£365
Single Room:
£365
Insurance - WW ex N America 17 Day:
£100
Insurance - WW ex N America 17 Day:
£100

Holiday Details

Place to place

10 nights hotels

1 night luxury camp

1 night houseboat

85% meals provided

8 days cycling

3 rest / sightseeing days

Fully guided and vehicle support

Airport transfers

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Last Updated: 20/04/2018