Bike, Hike & Kayak South India

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4.7 Based on 3 Reviews
  • duration 14 days
  • tour type Small group Request as private
  • age requirement 18-99 yrs
  • max group size 16
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-16412
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
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  • Starts Bangalore, India
  • Ends Chennai, India
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Cycle the backroads of Southern India through tea plantations and quaint hillside villages
  • Embark on jeep safaris in search for wild Asiatic Elephants, Bengal Tigers, Sloth Bears and other wildlife
  • Trek through rain forest to the second highest peak of the Western Ghats
  • Depart on a UNESCO heritage train ride between Coonoor and Ooty
  • Experience the delightful backwaters of Kerala
  • Explore the historic and culturally rich town of Kochi
  • Visit the splendid Mysore Palace
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The tour "Bike, Hike & Kayak South India" starts in Bangalore and ends in Chennai. It is a bicycle trip that takes 14 days taking you through Mysore, Kochi, Bangalore and 7 other destinations in India. "Bike, Hike & Kayak South India" is a guided small group tour that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Bike, hike and kayak through the diverse landscapes of Southern India. Southern India delivers no end of pleasant surprises on this multi-activity trip. Our carefully crafted itinerary offers the highlights of the magnificent hill country of the Western Ghats at handle bar level. With a healthy mix of cycling and walking we pause to savour Bandipur and Periyar wildlife parks where a keen eye may spot tiger and elephant, the English hill station of Ooty and the fine tea plantations at Munnar. As the sweet smell of spices fill the air we descend to the coast and the delightful backwaters of Kerala, where we kayak and cruise through a myriad of channels observing the relaxed lifestyle of rural India. Our final bike ride follows palm lined beaches to the historic town of Fort Kochi where this action packed adventure comes to an unforgettable conclusion.
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1 : Join Bengaluru (Bangalore)
  • Day 2 : Drive to Mysore
  • Day 3 : Cycle to Bandipur and Mudumalai (55km)
  • Day 4 : Cycle to Ooty (33km)
  • Day 5 : Coonoor UNESCO heritage train, cycle to Mettupalayam (100km, mostly downhill)
  • Day 6 : Cycle (70km) to Munnar through tea plantations
  • Day 7 : Day trek to Meesapulimala (15km)
  • Day 8 : Cycle the Cardamon Hills (30km), transfer to Periyar National Park
  • Day 9 : In Periyar
  • Day 10 : Cycle through Western Ghats to a spice farm (80km)
  • Day 11 : Cycle (55km) and transfer to Alappuzha (Allepey), kayak through Keralan Backwaters
  • Day 12 : Backwaters cruise, overnight on houseboat
  • Day 13 : Cycle to historic Fort Kochi
  • Day 14 : In Kochi, trip concludes
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • Comfortable accommodation on a twinshare basis
  • Houseboat accommodation
Meals
  • 13 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 4 dinners
Transport
  • Airport transfer on day 1
  • All internal transport and support vehicle whilst cycling
Guide
  • Local specialist guides
Others
  • Simple homestays
  • Backwaters cruise
  • Sightseeing and entry fees as listed in the itinerary
  • Good quality Cannondale, Trek (or similar) branded bikes
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • International flight & departure transfer
  • bottled water, aerated & alcoholic drinks
  • Items of a personal nature such as phone calls, laundry etc.
  • airport & departure taxes
  • visas
  • travel insurance
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
4.7 - Excellent
Based on 3 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On Feb 07 2019
5 - Excellent
Excellent
Well planned and executed trip.
  • Anonymous
  • On Feb 05 2019
4 - Very Good
Very Good
Our whole family loved the trip, it had a great variety with all the activities involved. We all came home pretty fit as the cycling was hard through the hills. We were very well looked after by our guide and driver and really... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On Nov 22 2018
5 - Excellent
Excellent
I had an amazingly wonderful time on my vacation to Southern India organized by this company! The itinerary was super (active, fun, fascinating), our guide, Francis, did everything possible to help us feel happy, comfortable and... Read more
REQUEST A PRIVATE, CUSTOMIZABLE DEPARTURE By design, this is a group tour. You can however request a private, customized version of this tour for yourself or your private group of people. Private departures are usually more expensive, but come with these benefits:
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Bike, Hike & Kayak South India tour. You can cancel the tour up to 72 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 71 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 28 June 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 28 June 2024, a deposit of 311 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 71 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Bike, Hike & Kayak South India tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. World Nomads offers travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families.

Visa

For this Bike, Hike & Kayak South India tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

For Solo Travelers

A twin share room may not always be available for solo travelers as it depends on the final number of people on the tour. If you have picked twin share room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. A single room might then be available against an additional fee.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene global standardised protocols have been adopted.
  • Smaller group sizes have been implemented on this tour to protect against COVID-19 and to ensure that the tour complies with local authorities’ guidelines.
  • Rigorous hygiene safety measures will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Guides are trained in our COVID-19 response plan that has been developed in line with state government medical provisions.
  • All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be fully vaccinated atleast 14 days prior to departure.
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