Cycle the Coast of Kerala

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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 8 days
  • tour type Group Tour
  • age requirement 16+ yrs
  • Starts Cochin, India
  • Ends Varkala , India
  • Explore the old spice town of Cochin
  • Experience warm hospitality in a village homestay
  • Cruise the backwaters on a traditional houseboat
  • Relax on the sandy beaches of Varkala
Start in Cochin and end in Varkala, the trip Cycle The Coast Of Kerala is a guided bicycle trip that takes 8 days. You will travel through Varkala, Kochi and Alleppey in India. Cycle The Coast Of Kerala is a small group trip which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Kerala is an excellent place to discover by bike; a true tropical paradise with an idyllic coastline, lush tranquil backwaters, colourful temples and old stone churches. It's not surprising that Kerala is often referred to as 'God's own country'. Offering a gentler experience than the often frenetic north, Kerala is great for a first time bike trip or your first visit to India. From the old spice port of Cochin to the laid-back beach town of Varkala, we gently cycle through beautiful landscapes, fascinating towns and colourful fishing villages, sampling superb south Indian cuisine along the way. A night in a village homestay provides a unique insight into the warm Keralan hospitality, and the backwaters of Kerala are cruised on a traditional houseboat before relaxing on the sweeping beaches of Varkala.
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5 - Excellent
“I was not really sure what to expect from the trip having not experienced a trekking holiday before but this turned out to be a truly enjoyable trip. The group was sixteen people and a complete mix of backgrounds and ages which made for entertaining conversation over the week we had together. Unseasonal cold weather meant a last minute change to the planned itinerary which was unfortunate but entirely unavoidable and the weather prevented us scaling the second (optional) 4000m peak but the alternative local Hammam experience was a great substitute for our tired bodies.”
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5 - Excellent
“Having dreamed of trekking to Everest Base Camp one day, the chance not only to do so but to sleep there for 2 nights was the main reason for selecting the Expedition Trek.  I was not disappointed and would recommend it to anyone.  The extra cost is more than worth it for the experience of a lifetime.”
Review for another Exodus Travels tour
5 - Excellent
“A week of fabulous walks in mountainous terrain, with a well earned free day at the end of the trip.”
  • Day 1: Start Cochin.
  • Day 2: Explore Cochin by bike and foot.
  • Day 3: Cycle to Muhamma, past old Portuguese villas and through fishing villages.
  • Day 4: Continue riding along the coast to a backwater village in the region of Alleppey.
  • Day 5: Optional morning bike ride to explore the village; board houseboat in the afternoon.
  • Day 6: Disembark houseboat; cliff-top ride to the laid-back beach town of Varkala.
  • Day 7: Short morning ride to the surrounding coastal area; afternoon free to relax and enjoy Varkala.
  • Day 8: End Varkala.
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  • 5 nights hotels, 1 night houseboat, 1 night homestay , All accommodation
  • All breakfasts, 4 lunches and 2 dinners included
  • 6 days cycling, including 1 optional ride and a bike tour of Cochin, with full vehicle support
  • Transfer for group flights
  • Mostly surfaced roads with a few rough sections
  • Group normally 4 to 14, plus leader and driver. Min. age 16 yrs  
  • Local bike hire
  • Any international flights to Cochin and from Varkala 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 Cycle the Coast of Kerala tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Cycle the Coast of Kerala tour. You can cancel the tour up to 62 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 61 days of departure.


A deposit of 300 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 61 days before departure. For any departures within 25 March 2020 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

Cycle the Coast of Kerala tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Cycle the Coast of Kerala 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 travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

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