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KC - 05 - Beach & Backwater Cycling Holiday in Kerala (6 days)

- Beach and Backwaters Cycling in Kerala
Standard
Easy
Cycling
Beach
Backwater
Tour Cost : US$ 750.00 per person
based on a minimum of 2 people travelling

Day 1: Kochi
You will be picked up from the Cochin International Airport and transferred to our hotel at Fort Cochin. After fitting out our bikes, we can spend our time exploring this heritage town of ancient churches, synagogue, museums and Chinese fishing nets. In the evening, we will witness the performance of classical dances of Kerala including Kathakali, Mohiniyattom and Kalari payattu.


Day 2: Kochi to Marari Beach
After an early breakfast, we will commence our cycling for the day. Leaving the busy roads of Fort Cochin, we will hit the beach road that will take us to our destination for the day, a beautiful beach villa. Today's ride will take us along the fishing villages and coconut plantations on one side and the sea on the other. We will reach in time for lunch at the villa. Wind down by spending the afternoon on the beach.

 

Day 3: Marari Beach to Alleppey
After a relaxed breakfast, we head to Alleppey, known for its serene backwaters. The route passes through country roads and small villages where we will see coconut husk being processed and made into coir ropes and mats. We hit the backwaters and cycle along the waters till a jetty, where we will embark a wooden canoe, to be taken to a backwater homestay. After the evening tea, take a walk through the paddy fields and meet the local people or take a ride to the nearby village market.


Day 4: Alleppey | Houseboat
You will cycle through the roads towards the small village called Pulimkunnu. Here, you will clamber on to one of Kerala’s most luxurious forms of accommodation and transport, the houseboat. Reclining on cushions and drifting through quiet canals, you will pass through paddy fields grazed by ducks, floating markets, local toddy shops, temples and churches.

 

Day 5: Kumarakom
Disembark at Kumarakom, Cycle towards your next destination. Spend the rest of the day paddling through the village canals on a country boat or visiting the spice plantations.

 

Day 6: Depart. End of tour
Transfer to airport for final departure. Tour ends
 


Tour Cost : US$ 750.00 per person
Inclusions :

Accommodation, Most Meals, Transportation by AC car as per itinerary, Multi-geared bicycles, Accompanying Biking guide, Mineral water & Refreshments during cycling, All applicable taxes.


 

 



  




  

Visa

Visitors to India must obtain a Visa before departure. You can consult the nearest Indian Embassy/ High Commission/ Consular Office for the same.

  

Safety
Our guides have been adequately trained in first aid and always carry a comprehensive first-aid kit. In case of any medical emergency we have facilities to transfer you to the nearest hospital immediately.

 

Airport Tax
Airport or departure taxes are not applicable if you depart from Kochi.

 

Accomodation
You will be put up in Heritage Hotels, Villas, eco-lodges & camps.

 

Climate
The weather is tropical and warm. Monsoons months are June to September.

 

Transportation Guides
Transportation (sometimes including airport transfers) are included in the cost. The vehicle with roof top carriers will accompany throughout. We provide qualified cycling guide for the tour.

 

Food
Food is a very important part of these journeys and we have ensured that the local Cuisine is a part of this adventure. Refreshments and bottled mineral water are provided on all cycling days. Any special food requirements can be met if sufficient notice is given.

 

Spending Money
During the cycling there will be opportunities to do some shopping and money spent along the way goes directly into the hands of the local communities.

 

What to bring

Clothing:

Cottons
Warm Clothes (Fleece, Jackets, Gloves, Caps)
Biking shorts
Camelbacks
Waterproof jackets
Casual Shirts/T-shirts

Others:

Binocs & Camera (optional)
Torch
Insect repellent
Sunglasses, cap
Sun screen lotion
Canteen
Day pack

 

Bike Specifications
Bike type: Cannondale/ Trek / MERIDA
Number of gears: 21-24
Brakes: V-Brakes
Suspension: Front
Pedals: Standard
frame range: 16 - 21
Bike bag provided: No
Water bottle holder provided: Yes
Water bottle provided: No
Adjustable handlebars: No
Female saddles provided: No
Gel saddles provided: No
Option to fit own saddle: Yes
Option to fit own pedal: Yes
Bar ends : No 

 



  
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