Experience of a lifetime
Experience of a lifetime
Day 1: Trivandrum Arrival, Kanyakumari Transfer
Arrival in Trivandrum 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: Kanyakumari - 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 in resort at Kovalam.
Day 3: Kovalam - 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: Kumarakom - 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 in camp 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: Gavi - 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: Thekkady - 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 in hotel at Munnar.
Day 9: Munnar - 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 in camp at Chinnar.
Day 10: Chinnar - 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 in Tea Bungalow at Valparai.
Day 11: Valparai - 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: Athirappilly - Illithode
Ride to Illithode, a small village where you will enjoy a series of activities including Kayaking, Trekking, Swimming and Ayurvedic massage. Overnight stay in resort at Illithode.
Day 13: Illithode to Fort Kochi
Ride to Fort Kochi through the connecting islands. Overnight stay in hotel at Fort Kochi.
Day 14: Fort Kochi
Sightseeing ride in Fort Kochi and Mattancherry covering the historic heritage sites - Santa Cruz Basilica, Indo-Portuguese Museum, Dutch Cemetry, St. Francis Church, Dhobi Ghat, Chinese Fishing Nets, Church of our Lady of Life, Dutch Palace, Paradesi Synagogue, Jew Town and Spice Market. In the evening, we will watch Kathakali show in the theatre. Overnight stay at Kochi.
Day 15: Fort Kochi - 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 camp at Anakotta or Punathurkotta. Overnight stay in hotel at Guruvayur.
Day 16: Guruvayur - 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 in beach resort at Kozhikode.
Day 17: Kozhikode - Wayanad
Proceed for a day long challenging ride to Wayanad, one of the most popular hill stations in North Kerala. Overnight stay in resort at Wayanad.
Day 18: In Wayanad
Day at leisure to relax after a long and memorable cycle tour. Overnight stay at Wayanad.
Day 19: Departure
Transfer to Kochi airport.