Cycle Kerala & Tropical India

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4.7 Based on 23 Reviews
  • duration 14 days
  • tour type Small group Request as private
  • age requirement 16-95 yrs
  • max group size 14
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-7725
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
  • 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 Kerala backwaters on a traditional houseboat
  • Enjoy a 4x4 safari in Bandipur National Park
The tour "Cycle Kerala & Tropical India" starts in Mysore and ends in Varkala. It is a bicycle trip that takes 14 days taking you through Mudumalai N.P, Guruvayoor, Kochi 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. This trip offers the chance to cycle through the highlights, from the cool heights of the Western Ghats, where sanctuaries hide monkeys, elephants and tigers, to the quiet backwaters of Kerala, where Hinduism has produced elaborately decorated temples, and colourful villages, where rural life has changed little for centuries. The final coastal ride to Varkala rewards us with time to relax on the beach and reflect on an unforgettable experience.
  • Day 1: Start Mysore
  • Day 2: Ride to Srirangapatnam ruins; return to Mysore; afternoon to explore the city including the Maharaja Palace
  • Day 3: Cycle on the back-roads of Mysore Plateau to Chamarajanagar
  • Day 4: Cycle on the back-roads to Bandipur National Park
  • Day 5: Optional ascent to Ooty; free afternoon to explore
  • Day 6: Western Ghats descent through tea plantations; transfer to Guruvayoor in tropical Kerala
  • Day 7: Ride past Guruvayoor Temple; continue to Cherai beach
  • 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 Muhamma
  • Day 11: Explore Muhamma town before backwater boat trip; overnight on Keralan houseboat
  • Day 12: Ride to laid-back Varkala
  • Day 13: Free to relax on the beach and try delicious seafood
  • Day 14: End Varkala
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts, 10 lunches and four dinners included
  • Monument entrance fees as per itinerary
  • One Jeep Safari
  • Local bike hire
  • Travel insurance
  • Visas and vaccinations
  • Single supplement
  • E-bike hire
4.7 - Excellent
Based on 23 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On Feb 02 2020
5 - Excellent
A trip for your bucket list.
I have done many cycling trips with the tour operator and without doubt, this is the best of the lot. If you want a good mix of cycling with plenty of time for afternoons by the poolside, this is the trip for you. The climb to... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On Jan 28 2020
5 - Excellent
Wonderful experience
This was a fantastic couple of weeks. Joseph and his team are absolutely first class. The cycling is easy apart from that climb up to Ooty! Lots of magical memories.
  • Anonymous
  • On Jan 21 2020
5 - Excellent
Simply sensational
My husband and I had an amazing time on this cycling trip. From the start in Mysorevisiting stunning temples and cycling through manic traffic to the backwaters of Kerala and the tranquil pace to the national parks and tiger and... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On Apr 23 2019
5 - Excellent
This really was a holiday of heightened senses: the most brilliant colours, the noisiest roads, the most intense flavours, the brightest smiles, the biggest views and everything experienced in the thick of it, either from a bike... Read more
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Cycle Kerala & Tropical India tour. You can cancel the tour up to 93 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 92 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 21 July 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 21 July 2024, a deposit of 25% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 92 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. World Nomads offers travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families.


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 traveling 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.
  • Group sizes are kept small to maintain a low risk ‘small group bubble’, with an average of 10 guests in each group.
  • Hygiene safety measures and distancing will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
  • All travellers will be required to be fully vaccinated no less than two weeks prior to travel.
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