Cycling Kerala's Backroads

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5 Based on 1 Review
  • duration 14 days
  • tour type Small group Request as private
  • age requirement 18-95 yrs
  • max group size 16
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-12877
  • 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 Chennai, India
  • Ends Chennai, India
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TOUR OVERVIEW
Starting and ending in Chennai, the "Cycling Kerala's Backroads" tour is a guided bicycle tour that takes 14 days. You will travel through Kochi, Periyar and Periyar National Park in India. "Cycling Kerala's Backroads" is a small group tour which includes accommodation, meals and others.

Kerala, a narrow Indian state sandwiched between the Arabian Sea and the mountainous Western Ghats, is known for its tropical greenery, backwaters, wildlife reserves, and tea and spice plantations. Along the way, you will be staying at beautiful heritage hotels, eco-lodges as well as a rice barge converted to a luxurious accommodation. We'll have our fill of ethnic and delicious food, seasoned by local spices. Then the climbing begins as we head up to areas known for its tea plantations and spice estates.

Four wildlife parks are visited on this tour, where we will most likely be able see a herd of elephants. We then head towards Kumarakom from where we spend a relaxing afternoon plying the backwaters on a houseboat, where we'll also spend the night. From here it is a flat ride back to Kochi with time to explore this fascinating historic town. Its location near the equator combined with the sea breezes and cooler temperatures in the highlands makes it perfect for bicycling and lives up to its tagline–God's Own Country.

This tour include a total ascent of 8,926 m and descent of 8,452 m.

ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Day 4
  • Day 5
  • Day 6
  • Day 7
  • Day 8
  • Day 9
  • Day 10
  • Day 11
  • Day 12
  • Day 13
  • Day 14
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • Hotels
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Transport
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
Guide
  • English-speaking guide
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to/from Chennai are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Cycling Kerala's Backroads tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. World Nomads' travel insurance has been designed by travelers for travelers.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
5 - Excellent
Based on 1 review
  • Stephen Proudman
  • On Jan 23 2018
5 - Excellent
Excellent
Cycling Kerala's Backroads was an amazing experience all around. Challenging cycling, delicious food, great guides, and countless interactions with locals. The warmth and fun of the people was the best. Solid mix of doable... 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 Cycling Kerala's Backroads tour. You can cancel the tour up to 63 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 62 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 13 June 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 13 June 2024, a deposit of 30% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 62 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Cycling Kerala's Backroads 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 Cycling Kerala's Backroads 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.

Minimum Participants

The minimum number of Participant for this trip is 2

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