Magical Kerala Cycle Tour
Duration: 18 days
Tour Type: Guided Tour (The Tour Leader will accompany the Cyclists. There are support vehicles for roadside assistance and any intermediate transfers)
Minimum Riders: 2
Tour Category: Moderate (Rider cycles often and is in good physical condition)
Average Distance: 40 to 50 kms per cycling day
Route: Kanyakumari - Kovalam - Alappuzha - Houseboat - Kumarakom - Nilackal (Sabarimala) - Gavi - Thekkady - Munnar - Chinnar - Valparai - Athirappilly - Illithode - Fort Kochi - Guruvayur - Kozhikode - Wayanad - Kochi
Day 1 - Thiruvananthapuram Arrival; Transfer to Kanyakumari
Arrival in Thiruvananthapuram airport. Meet and Greet assistance with Santos King representative and transfer to Kanyakumari, an important pilgrim centre and southernmost tip of peninsular India where the waters of the Arabian Sea, the Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean meet. Check-in to hotel where you will receive the bike and final tune up will be done. Overnight stay at Kanyakumari.
Day 2 - Kovalam
After watching the beautiful sunrise in Kanyakumari, ride to Kovalam, an internationally renowned beach. Enroute visit to the Padmanabhapuram palace, a fine specimen of Kerala's indigenous style of architecture. Overnight stay at Kovalam.
Day 3 - Alappuzha
Early morning ride to Alappuzha, popularly known as the "Venice of the East". Check-in to resort at Alappuzha. Overnight stay at Alappuzha.
Day 4 - Houseboat
Check-in to houseboat at around 12 noon for an overnight cruise through the backwaters of Kerala. Ride in Kuttanad through paddy fields in the afternoon. Overnight stay in Houseboat.
Day 5 - Nilackal Lahai (Sabarimala)
Check-out from houseboat at Kumarakom and ride to Nilackal (close to Sabarimala). Enjoy night jeep safari to Pampa (Sabarimala) through Sabarimala forest. Overnight Stay at Nilackal.
Day 6 - Gavi
Transfer to Gavi by jeep or tempo traveller. Enjoy boating in Gavi and 2 hour trek on arrival. Overnight stay in forest village camp area at Gavi.
Day 7 - Thekkady
Morning ride to Vandiperiyar for a tea factory visit. Later ride to Thekkady, Kerala's most popular wildlife sanctuary encompassing 777 sq. km with a 26 sq. km artificial lake created by British in 1895. Check-in to resort. Overnight stay at Thekkady.
Day 8 - Munnar
Early morning boating at Thekkady to see wild animals. Later ride to Munnar through spice plantations. Munnar is known for its sprawling tea plantations and picture book towns. Overnight stay at Munnar.
Day 9 - Chinnar
Early morning thrilling ride to Top Station through the narrow estate roads of Munnar. Later proceed for a scenic off road ride to Chinnar via Kanthalloor. Overnight stay at Chinnar.
Day 10 - Valparai
Early morning ride to Chinnar wildlife sanctuary. Later proceed for a challenging uphill ride to Valparai in the Annamalai hills of the Western Ghats of Tamil Nadu where you can enjoy the presence of many streams, tea gardens, valleys, waterfalls, high mountains, grass lands, flora and fauna. There is a high chance of spotting wild animals crossing the road in this scenic route. Overnight stay at Valparai.
Day 11 - Athirappilly
Proceed for an amazing downhill ride to Vazhachal and Athirappilly waterfalls. Athirappilly, the largest waterfall in Kerala and nicknamed "the Niagara of India" has been used as a location for several films. Check-in to resort. Overnight stay at Athirappilly.
Day 12 - Illithode
Ride to Illithode, a small village where you will enjoy a series of activities including Kayaking, Trekking, Swimming and Ayurvedic massage. Overnight stay at Illithode.
Day 13 - Fort Kochi
Ride to Fort Kochi through the connecting islands. Overnight stay at Fort Kochi.
Day 14 - Guruvayur
Ride starts by crossing the river on a ferry. Later proceed to temple town of Guruvayur via connecting islands and Cherai beach. Visit to Elephant camps at Anakotta or Punathurkotta. Overnight stay at Guruvayur.
Day 15 - Kozhikode
Morning ride to Kozhikode (Calicut), earlier known as the "City of Spices". Vasco da Gama landed on its shores in 1498, catapulting the region to global fame. Overnight stay at Kozhikode.
Day 16 - Wayanad
Proceed for a day long challenging ride to Wayanad, one of the most popular hill stations in North Kerala. Overnight stay at Wayanad.
Day 17 - Wayanad
Day at leisure to relax after a long and memorable Cycle tour. Overnight stay at Wayanad.
Day 18 - Departure
Transfer to Kochi airport.
- 3 or 4 star Hotels/Resorts at Kanyakumari, Kovalam, Alappuzha, Thekkady, Munnar and Fort Kochi
- AC Deluxe or Luxury Houseboat
- Camp at Nilackal, Chinnar and Illithode
- Forest Bungalow at Gavi
- Tea Bungalow at Valparai
- Deluxe Hotel at Athirappilly, Guruvayur & Wayanad
- Beach Resort at Kozhikode
- Geared Bike
- Support Vehicle
- Tour Leader
- All Meals (Locally available food)
- Unlimited packed drinking water and Fruits
- Evening Tea and Snacks
- Thekkady Boating Tickets
- Spice Garden Visit