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...Show More
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 pla...Show More
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 chur...Show More
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 c...Show More
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.