Cycle Kerala & Tropical India

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4.5 Based on 15 Reviews
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  • duration 14 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 16+ yrs
  • max group size 14
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Mysore, India
  • Ends Varkala, India
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Cycle through striking countryside with tea plantations 
  • Discover Hindu temples and Christian churches
  • Cruise the Keralan backwaters on a traditional houseboat
The tour Cycle Kerala & Tropical India starts from Mysore and ends in Varkala. It is a bicycle tour that takes 14 days taking you through Mudumalai N.P, Nanjangud, Varkala and 4 other destinations in India. Cycle Kerala & Tropical India is a guided small group tour that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Beautiful landscapes, fascinating towns, stunning beaches and superb food, southern India is an excellent place to explore by bike. From the cool heights of the Western Ghats, where the sanctuaries hide excellent wildlife, to the quiet backwaters of Kerala, where Hinduism has produced elaborately decorated temples, this trip offers the chance to cycle through colourful villages where rural life has remained little-changed for centuries. The final coastal ride to Varkala rewards us with time to relax on the beach and reflect on an unforgettable experience.
4.5 - Excellent
Based on 15 reviews
Good food, good scenery, bikes, what's not to like?
4 - Very Good
“Great trip”
Fantastic sycling in Kerala
5 - Excellent
“Fantastic, fantastic, fantastic. I kept saying this at least three times a day during the trip. The landscape, all the friendly people along the route who cheered at us and the consept of sycling through Keralas wonderful environments.”
Great team, great location, shame the single supplement is a scam...
4 - Very Good
“The local team (Joseph, Rintu and Shibu) were great - helpful, friendly, knowledgeable. Kerala is beautiful and the earlier parts of the trip in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu were really interesting. Great food too. And equal parts exciting and tranquil cycling on high quality Specialized bikes (if - like some of the reviewers on here - you can't handle cycling with traffic and potholes. why on earth are you going to India!). My only criticism is about Exodus not the local team - they charged me 450 for a single supplement, which is over double what it should have been - I've checked the rack-prices of everywhere we stayed, and they have been stubborn and unhelpful about dealing with this. A real shame as it marred the end of the trip and made me feel like I was being ripped off.”
Cycling in Kerala
5 - Excellent
“What an astonishing trip! The whole itinerary was superbly planned with each day bringing new experiences to wonder at. The cycling was exhilarating if sometimes tough in the heat and humidity, but the back-up of the van proved a great boon for some of us! And there was enough relaxation time built in to allow us to recharge our batteries and generally chill out when we needed it most. This was our first trip to India and we were thoroughly wowed by the experience.”
  • Day 1: Start Mysore.
  • Day 2: Ride to Srirangapatnam ruins; return to Mysore; afternoon explore the city including the Maharaja Palace.
  • Day 3: Cycle on the back roads of Mysore Plateau to Nanjangud; transfer to Bandipur N.P.
  • Day 4: Ride to Mudumalai N.P; free time
  • Day 5: Optional ascent to Ooty hill station (13km climb), former summer capital of the Raj; free afternoon to explore the town.
  • Day 6: Western Ghats descent through tea plantations; transfer to Guruvayoor in tropical Kerala.
  • Day 7: Morning ride to Guruvayoor Temple and Palayoor Church; continue along country roads to our beachside hotel in Cherai.
  • Day 8: Cycle along coastal roads lined with coconut palms; ferry to Fort Cochin.
  • Day 9: Free day in Cochin to explore the bazaars and the old harbour.
  • Day 10: Cycle past old Portuguese houses; continue to Vambanad Lake and Muhamma.
  • Day 11: Explore Muhamma town before backwater boat trip; overnight on Keralan houseboat.
  • Day 12: Cliff-top ride to laid-back Varkala.
  • Day 13: Free to relax on the beach and try delicious seafood.
  • Day 14: End Varkala.
  • 9 nights hotels and 3 nights lodges, 1 night houseboat , All accommodation
  • All breakfasts, 10 lunches and 4 dinners included
  • 10 days cycling (including 1 optional ride) with full vehicle support
  • Transfer for group flights
  • Group normally 4 to 14, plus local cycling leader and driver. Min age 16 yrs
  • Premium departures available
  • Local bike hire
  • Any international flights to Mysore 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 Kerala & Tropical India 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 Kerala & Tropical India 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.


For any tour departures within 11 June 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 11 June 2021, a deposit of 10% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 61 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Cycle Kerala & Tropical India 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 Kerala & Tropical 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 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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