Cycle the Coast of Kerala

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  • duration 8 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 16+ yrs
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Kochi, India
  • Ends Varkala, India
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  • 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
Starting in Kochi and ending in Varkala, the tour Cycle The Coast Of Kerala is a guided bicycle tour that takes 8 days. You will travel through Muhamma, Varkala and Kochi in India. Cycle The Coast Of Kerala is a small group tour 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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4 - Very Good
“A wonderful holiday based in the beautiful, remote, rural village of Magura. The village is accessed via a long, winding unmade road so get used to a bumpy ride. If you get out of the van immediately after you leave the tarmac it will take approximately 45 - 50 minutes to walk up hill to Villa Hermani through the woods - follow the bright pink paint splodges on rocks or trees. Transylvania is like stepping back in time, where local people still travel via horse and cart and cut hay with scythes, although they will be on their mobiles as mobile signals, 3 & 4G and WiFi are readily available. Romania is home to many European brown bears and seeing them from a hide in the forest was one of the highlights of our trip. In addition to the walking there is a visit to Bran Castle which was given to Queen Maria of Romania in 1918, and to the delightful city of Brasov.”
Review for another Exodus Travels tour
5 - Excellent
“I took my 21 and 16 year old daughters on this trip in feb 2016 and what a fabulous adventure we had. Finland is truely beautiful in the snow and Exodus yet again know how to pack your time full of wonderful activities. We saw the amazing Northern lights 2 nights in a row and what a magical appearance they made however I purposefully booked this weekend in case the lights did a no show; you would have a wonderful time even if they didn't. Some things you need to know - It is cold v v cold (-30) however the equipment provided FOC is excellent quality and you'll have everything you need. - The trip isn't for the faint hearted driving a snow mobile across the wilderness with your daughter on the back took concentration however, leading the huskies was easy peasey and so amazing ... book it, you won't get better”
Review for another Exodus Travels tour
4 - Very Good
“Excellent trip. Great guide ( Jorge) and driver ( Orlando) So much seen....a real full immersive experience. Only thing that wasn't quite 5 stars were the long coach journeys: otherwise top marks all round.”
  • 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.
  • 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 Kochi 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 180 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 61 days before departure. For any departures within 26 January 2021 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.

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 protocols have been adhered to.
  • An average group size of maximum 10 people have been implemented on this tour to protect against COVID-19. Local authority requirements will furthermore be followed.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented on this package tour. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will furthermore be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
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