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Beach & Backwater Cycling in Kerala
Beach and backwater cycling in Kerala.
Beach & Backwater Cycling in Kerala (KC-05)
Region : South India



Cost per Person

US$ 870

Based on a minimum of 2 people travelling

Tour Overview

Cycling from Fort Cochin through the beaches of Marari along the backwater of Alleppey and Kumarakom.

Beach & Backwater Cycling in Kerala

Day1: Kochi
On the first day of your Beach & Backwater Cycling Holiday in Kerala, you will be picked up from the Cochin International Airport and transferred to the hotel at Fort Cochin. After fitting out your bikes, you can spend your time exploring this heritage town of ancient churches, synagogue, museums and Chinese fishing nets. In the evening, you will witness the performance of classical dances of Kerala including Kathakali, Mohiniyattom and Kalari payattu.  
Day2: Kochi to Marari Beach
After an early breakfast, you will commence your Beach & Backwater Cycling Holiday in Kerala. Leaving behind the busy roads of Fort Cochin, you will hit the beach road that will take you to your destination for the day, a beautiful beach villa. Today's ride will take you along roads that have the fishing villages and coconut plantations on one side and the sea on the other. You will reach in time for lunch at the villa. You could wind down by spending the afternoon on the beach.
Day3: Marari Beach to Alleppey
After a relaxed breakfast, you head to Alleppey, known for its serene backwaters. The route passes through country roads and small villages where you will see coconut husk being processed and made into coir ropes and mats. You hit the backwaters and cycle along the waters till you reach the jetty, where you will embark a wooden canoe, which will take you 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.
Day4: Alleppey | Houseboat
On this day of your Beach & Backwater cycling holiday in Kerala, you will cycle through the roads towards a 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, teams of ducks, floating markets, local toddy shops, temples and churches.  
Day5: Kumarakom
Cycle towards the next destination of your Beach & Backwater Cycling holiday in Kerala. Spend the rest of the day paddling through the village canals in a country boat or visiting the spice plantations.
Day6: Depart
End of your Beach & backwater cycling holiday in Kerala .Transfer to airport for final departure.


  • Multi-geared cycles and Helmets
  • Accompanying Guide
  • Lunch , Refreshment & mineral water
  • Support Vehicle during activity


Route Maps



Q. Are  cycles provided for this tour?

Cycles are provided for the tour


Q. What type of  cycles are provided?

We provide  CANONDALE /  TREK / GIANT cycles.


Q.  Will I get choice of my size?

 We can provide frame sizes from 13” to 21”.


Q. Can I get my own cycle?

Yes, you can, but do let us know in advance.


Q.  What other equipment are provided?

Standard items provided with the cycles are Pedals, Bar ends, water bottles and Helmets. We however recommend you bring your own helmets and camelbaks.


Q. What about transfers?

All transportation is included in the cost including airport pick up & drop at the nearest airport. The vehicle is also used to ferry your luggage , cycle & yourself as required.


Q. What kind of terrain can I expect?

The terrain consists of  both  level roads and  mountainous terrain.


Q. What are the distances cycled each day?

We will send you this with the detailed itinerary.


Q. Are meals included in the package?

Most meals are included. The itinerary will have the details.


Q. What do I do if I’m too tired to cycle?

There is a vehicle that accompanies you throughout the trip. You can load the cycle on to carriers  and take a ride it till you are ready to cycle again.


Q. Are panniers provided?

No but can do on specific request.


Q. Do we have a guide who cycles with us?

Yes, our guide will cycle with you throughout the trip.


Q. Do we get to shop  along the way.

Yes, you will get opportunities en-route to do a bit of shopping. However, unless specifically asked for, our guides will not recommend any particular shop. We or our guides do not take commissions on shopping.


Q. Do we get to interact with local people?

You will get lot of opportunities to interact with local people and the itinerary specifically designed for such interactions.

Q. Does our visit help the local community in any way?

Yes, Most of the places you would be staying at are in  small homestays, family owned resorts or camps and eco lodges managed by local community members . Your guides are selected from amongst the locals.


Q. Are entries into national parks, treks, elephant rides etc. included in the package?

No, all entries and activities will be charged extra but at actuals.


Q. Is the water available en-route safe to drink?

We recommend that you drink only the bottled water provided by us or if you are buying water, ensure that the bottle is sealed and has an ISI mark (India Standards Institute).


Q. How spicy is the food?

Typically Kerala food is spicy. We ensure that the food we provide is medium spicy unless you ask for bland food. Any special food requirements can be met if sufficient advance notice is given.


Q. Do we get an option of vegetarian and non-vegetarian food?



Q.  What is the type of accommodation?

Accommodation  provided is a combination of heritage villas, Eco Lodges & luxury Tents - all with a common thread of excellence in service.  Most are family owned and run with great care and love. Food is a very important part of these journeys and we have ensured that Keralan cuisine is a part of this adventure.  Our prices are based on 'twin-sharing' basis. For those interested, we provide single rooms, but at additional cost.   While staying at the camp we provide all essentials including sleeping bags. A open-air barbeque around  camp fire is another highlight of this adventure.


Q. What are the Exclusions ?

                    Insurance  - Please take your own insurance

                    Tips to the guide and driver

                    Personal expenses like beverages, laundry, telephone bills etc..

                    Airport departure taxes (if any)


Q.      Do we need a VISA ?

    Yes, visitors to India must obtain a Visa before departure. 

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