Enchanting Kerala Bike Tour - Feel the essence of Kerala

Enchanting Kerala Bike Tour

Feel the essence of Kerala

ENCHANTING KERALA BIKE TOUR


  Duration:
13 nights 14 days
   Cycling Grade:
Moderate
  Average Distance:
40 - 50 kms per cycling day
   Starting / Ending Point:
Kochi Airport
  Route:
Fort Kochi - Paravur - Illithode - Munnar - Top Station - Ellappatti - Thekkady - Kuttikanam - Kumarakom (Houseboat) - Alappuzha - Mararikulam - Kochi
  Inclusions:
  • Geared Bike
  • Helmet
  • Kayak on Day 3 & Day 5
  • Support Vehicle
  • Tour Leader
  • Accommodation in Hotels / Resorts / Camps / Houseboat as specified in the itinerary
  • All Meals (Locally Available Food)
  • Unlimited Bottled Water & Fruits
  • Evening Tea & Snacks
  • Kathakali & Kalaripayattu Show Tickets
  • Thekkady Boating Tickets
  • Spice Garden Visit
  Exclusions:
  • Transfers not specified in the itinerary
  • Entrance Fees not specified in the includes
  Tour Information:
This cycle tour will cover the important tourist spots in Kerala as well as a ride to the scenic rural countryside of Kerala. Explore the historic heritage spots in Kochi, ride around the serene backwaters & villages, take the scenic trails in Western Ghats. cruise in the vivid Kerala Backwaters and relax at your exclusive beach resort at Marari.
 
  Points of Interest:
Fort Kochi Heritage Sites, Kathakali Show, Vallarpadam Church, Connecting Islands, Kerala Backwaters, Fish Farms, Muziris Heritage Sites, Toddy Shop, Thattekad 'Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary', Kodanad Elephant camp, River Periyar, Munnar Tea Gardens, Mattupetty Lake & Dam, Kundala Lake, Ellappatti Camp, Spice Gardens, Kalaripayattu show, Periyar Lake Boating, Vandiperiyar Market, Tea Factory, Parunthumpara, Houseboat Cruise, Kuttanad Rice Paddy Fields, Marari Beach
 
  Note:
  • Liability waiver & medical form to be filled & signed by each participant prior to the trip.
  • All guidelines to be strictly followed.

  Tour Itinerary:

  Day 1: Kochi Arrival

Arrival in Kochi Airport. Meet and Greet with Santos King representative and transfer to hotel in Kochi where you will receive the bike and final tune up will be done. Overnight stay in Hotel at Fort Kochi.

  Day 2: Fort Kochi

Today we will go for a sightseeing ride in Fort Kochi and Mattancherry and visit the historical heritage sites - Santa Cruz Basilica, Indo-Portuguese Museum, Dutch Cemetry, St. Francis Church, Dhobi Ghat, Traditional Chinese Fishing Nets, Dutch Palace, Paradesi Synagogue, Jew Town and Spice Market. In the evening, we will watch Kathakali show in the theatre. Overnight stay at Fort Kochi.

  Day 3: Fort Kochi - Paravur

Morning ride through the connecting islands overlooking picturesque backwaters, traditional chinese fishing nets, rustic villages and busy town markets. You will also have a wonderful experience of crossing some of the islands by ferry. In the afternoon, we will go for a Kayak trip in the backwaters of Paravur where you will experience the life of people living along these narrow canals. Overnight stay in Hotel at Paravur.

  Day 4: Paravur - Illithode

Sightseeing ride in Muziris covering the heritage sites - Paravur & Chendamangalam synagogues, Vypeekotta Seminary, Paliam Palace Museum, Kottapuram Fort and Market, Cheraman Juma Masjid, Kodungallur Bhagavathy Temple, Pallippuram Fort, The Manjumatha Church, Sahodaran Ayyappan Museum. In the evening we will be transferred to Illithode. Overnight stay in resort at Illithode.

  Day 5: Illithode

Morning ride to Thattekad to visit the famous 'Salim Ali bird sanctuary', home to over 322 species of birds. Later ride to Kodanad to visit one of the largest elephant training centres in Kerala. In the evening we will go for Kayaking and Fishing in the river Periyar followed by an optional Ayurvedic massage. Overnight stay at Illithode.

  Day 6: Illithode - Munnar

Early morning ride to Adimali via Kothamangalam town. Later go for a challenging uphill ride to Munnar, the popular hill station in Kerala. Evening check-in to resort. Overnight stay in resort at Munnar.

  Day 7: Top Station

Ride uphill to Top Station, offering panoramic views of the majestic Western Ghats and the valley of Theni district of Tamil Nadu. Later, we will go for a trek in Ellappatti. Overnight stay in camp at Ellappatti.

  Day 8: Ellappatti - Thekkady

Morning ride through the scenic Western Ghats covered with tea and spice plantations to Periyar wildlife reserve. Enroute we will stop by a Spice Garden to see various spices growing. Evening check-in to hotel. Later watch traditional martial arts of Kerala, popularly known as Kalaripayattu in theatre. Overnight stay in resort at Thekkady.

  Day 9: Thekkady - Kuttikanam

Early morning boating at Periyar lake. Later ride to Kuttikanam, a picturesque plantation town and an up-market resort under British Raj. Enroute visits to Vandiperiyar market, Tea factory to see tea processing and Parunthumpara (Eagle Rock) to see a bird's eye view of an endless stretch of green forest land and low-lying areas. Overnight stay in hotel at Kuttikkanam.

  Day 10: Kumarakom (Houseboat)

Early morning ride to Kumarakom, a popular backwater destination set in the backdrop of the vast picturesque Vembanad lake. Afternoon check-in in to your floating houseboat (Kettuvallam). Cruise through the backwaters of Vembanad lake. Overnight stay in Houseboat.

  Day 11: In Houseboat

Morning ride through the paddy fields of Kuttanad. Rest of the day is free to relax in the houseboat. Overnight stay in Houseboat.

  Day 12: Alappuzha - Mararikulam

Check-out from houseboat at Alappuzha and ride through rustic villages past markets, old lighthouse, beaches, temples and churches to Mararikulam, a fishing village with the pristine palm-fringed white sand Marari beach lined with fisherman boats. Rest of the day is free to relax in beach resort. Overnight stay in resort at Mararikulam.

  Day 13: Mararikulam

Day at leisure. Overnight stay at Mararikulam.

  Day 14: Departure

Time to say good bye from Kerala after a long and memorable Cycle tour. Transfer to Kochi airport.

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