Magical Kerala - Experience of a lifetime

Magical Kerala

Experience of a lifetime

MAGICAL KERALA BIKE TOUR


  Duration:
18 nights 19 days
   Cycling Grade:
Moderate
  Average Distance:
40 - 50 kms per cycling day
   Starting Point:
Trivandrum Airport
   Ending Point:
Kochi Airport
  Route:
Trivandrum Airport - Kanyakumari - Kovalam - Alappuzha - Houseboat - Kumarakom - Nilackal (Sabarimala) - Gavi - Thekkady - Munnar - Chinnar - Valparai - Athirappilly - Illithode - Fort Kochi - Guruvayur - Kozhikode - Wayanad - Kochi
  Inclusions:
  • Geared Bike
  • Helmet
  • Support Vehicle
  • Tour Leader
  • Accommodation in Hotels / Resorts / Camps / Bungalows / Houseboat as specified in the itinerary
  • All Meals (Locally Available Food)
  • Unlimited Bottled Water & Fruits
  • Evening Tea & Snacks
  • Thekkady Boating Tickets
  • Spice Garden Visit
  • Kathakali Show Tickets
  Exclusions:
  • Transfers not specified in the itinerary
  • Entrance Fees not specified in the includes
  Tour Information:
This cycle tour will cover the entire length and breadth of the state of Kerala traversing through tropical coast, palm-fringed backwaters & beaches, lush green hills and forests with abundant waterfalls, historical heritage sites and friendly locals.
 
  Points of Interest:
Sunrise Point at Kanyakumari, Padmanabhapuram Palace, Kovalam Beach, Houseboat Cruise, Kuttanad Rice Paddy Fields, Gavi Forest, Tea Factory, Boating in Thekkady, Spice Garden Visit, Munnar Tea Gardens, Mattupetty Lake & Dam, Kundala Lake, Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, Valparai Tea Estates, Athirappilly Waterfalls, Illithode Camp, Historical Sites at Fort Kochi, Elephant Camp, Kozhikode Beach, Wayanad Tiger Reserve, Kerala Backwaters, Toddy Tapping, Fish Farms
 
  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: 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.

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