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This trip is Guided allowing you to explore the area with the benefit of a knowledgeable ride leader and support.
This trip is ideal for Newcomers & Families & Brekas with Friends to discover an incredible region by bike.
British Cycling say: Don’t let the breeze disguise the heat. Check out our advice on cycling in the heat. 

Tailor-Made Experiences

We can tailor this trip to meet your requirements. If you are looking for a different duration, itinerary or other services please enquire today and get a truly unique experience.

from £635.00 per person


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Departure: Every Tuesday
DAY 1Cochin - Paniyeli Poru

Its an early start, you'll need to be up, dressed, ready and at central Fort Cochin hotel for 8am, where we will pick you up. After a trip briefing they'll be a transfer to Tripunithura, where it's time to get on our bikes! The first cycle includes a few small ascents to the stunning waterfalls of Paniyeli Poru. (Did you know Poru in Malayalam means 'fight'?!) Tonight you can relax at our accommodation, a riverside resort with stunning views.   

Today's cycling is approximately 60km.

DAY 2Paniyeli Poru - Thodupuzha

Fill up at breakfast and prepare for the ride to Thodupuzha, an ancient town dating back to 300 BC. Take in the beautiful and exotic surroundings, which include fertile spice farms and rubber plantations. Buddhist and Jain religions made Thodupuzha when they first made their inroads into Kerala. The route to Madaparambil, a town on the banks of the river and an an exceptionally beautiful riverside resort.  

Today's cycling is approximately 60km.

DAY 3Thodupuzha - Kumarakom

We'll take a transfer in the morning to Erattupetta, where our cycle to Kumarakom will begin. We'll explore Kottayam, home to many Syrian Christians this town is scattered with opulent white churches. The final ride of the day takes us to the water's edge. We'll discover the amazing backwaters and lagoons of Kerala on a houseboat! Likely to be a highlight of the trip, relax on the former rice barge as we cruise along the rivers and spend the night on the boat, there's no better way to see the Kerala.    

Today's cycling is approximately 60km.

DAY 4Alleppey - Cochin

Our night on the houseboat will come to an end in Alleppey, where our bikes will be waiting for us! We'll be cycling along an old canal road, passing historic buildings of his small but buzzing city. From here we'll cycle along the coast to Marari beach, where a delicious seafood lunch waits for us along with some well deserved unwind time. Our final ride of the trip takes us through tranquil fishing villages until we reach Cochin, where the trip comes to an end at your hotel.     

Today's cycling is approximately 55km.

A map of a cycling holiday in Kerala, India


With its languid network of glistening backwaters, tea plantations dotting the hillsides and spiced scents drifting through the misty Western Ghats, the frenzy of the rest of India is untraceable in Kerala.

Spend some time cruising on a houseboat after your ride, watch as an elephant trundles past as you cycle and get a true taste of utter tranquility in this phenomenal cycling region.


Kerala’s weather offers great cycling as temperatures are fairly consistent all year and range from mid 20s to low 30s. The Western Ghats mountain range shelter it from the inland dry winds of India but the Arabian Sea provides cool sea breezes meaning Kerala escapes the intense heat of much of India. It is also a lush, green state as it receives a great deal of rain in the monsoon season and the cool, misty mountains provide for a serene backdrop unlike anywhere else in India.

The southwest monsoon in Kerala occurs in June and July and can receive a huge amount of sunshine, but also torrential rains. We would therefore recommend avoiding Kerala at this time, as well as October when the northwest monsoon occurs. 


Your accommodation will be comfortable, staying in atmospheric resorts, hotels boutique residences.  
You will be met and collected at Kochi International airport before being whisked away to our hotel. You will be taken back to the airport at the end of the holiday unless you have made separate arrangements to remain in India.  
Your trip will include all meals. Fresh, local cuisine will be served and bottled mineral water and snacks are provided on all cycling days. Please let our cycling experience team know if you have any dietary requirements that we need to be aware of.  
The holiday is guided by English speaking, knowledgeable, friendly guides. All the guides we use are first aid trained guides and your ride will be followed by a support van equipped with plenty of refreshments as well as a comprehensive first-aid kit.   
You will have a well trained and knowledgeable guide who will carry a comprehensive first-aid kit. In the unlikely case of any medical emergency that requires a hospital, there is ground transportation on hand to provide assistance and a local speaking support team.  
The bikes are well-known makes of mountain bikes with lightweight alloy frames, 24- to 27-speed gearing, disc/v-brakes and Shimano components and front suspension giving you a comfortable ride as you cruise through the backwaters of Kerala. If you would like to bring your own bike instead, please let our cycling experience team know.  
The support van will be equipped with essentials such as bottled mineral water and local fruit and snacks during each day's ride. The guide will have a travel set of bike tools for emergency repairs and the support van will be equipped with spare parts and other tools. We will also fit a gel saddle to the bike to make your ride that little bit more comfortable.  
Your bags will be collected each morning and taken from your accommodation to the next night’s accommodation. We suggest you keep a day bag with you for all your essentials. 
Travel to India is not included but please ask our cycling experience team if you would like us to book flights for you.   
We consider travel insurance to be essential. Accordingly, it is a condition of making a booking through us that you have suitable insurance cover for the booking you have made and any activities which you expect to take part in. This insurance as a minimum should cover cancellation, baggage loss, accidents and health issues while you are away. We also recommend that you take your policy details with you when you travel. Please ask our cycling experience team if you would like us to arrange travel insurance for you.   
Bicycle helmet hire is not included in the price but we can include this for you at a very small charge. Love Velo recommends the use of a bicycle helmet on all rides. Please click here for advice on wearing helmets from our partner, British Cycling.