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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 India    
2 Arrival in Kochi    
3 Kochi to Thattekad 34 Miles / 54 Kms B L D  
4 Thattekad to Muthuvankud 34 Miles / 54 Kms B L D  
5 Mudhuvankudi to Chinnakanal 25 Miles / 40 Kms B L D  
6 Chinnakanal to Vandenmedu 40 Miles / 63 Kms B L D  
7 Vandanmedu to Thekkady 15 Miles / 25 Kms B L  
8 Thekkady Non Cycling Day B  
9 Thekkady to Kulamuva 37 Miles / 60 Kms B L D  
10 Kulamavu to Kumarakom 37 Miles / 60 Kms B L D  
11 Kumarakom - Houseboat 22 Miles / 35 Kms B L D  
12 Alleppey to Marari 19 Miles / 30 Kms B L D  
13 Marari Beach & Allerpey Non Cycling Day B D  
14 Departure   B  

Meals: B = Breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner | Please keep in mind the distances and ascent information provided are intended to be indicative and may vary from the actuals due to accommodation changes or when compared on different GPS devices and software

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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 towns of the region. 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 Marari 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 cycling holiday not to miss.

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10 nights hotels

1 night luxury camp

1 night houseboat

12 Breakfasts, 9 Lunches, 9 Evening Meals

9 days cycling

3 rest / sightseeing days

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