Once you arrive at the Kochi International Airport, you will be transferred to our hotel at Fort Kochi. Set on a cluster of islands and narrow peninsulas, Kochi is a city of cultural diversity. W...Show More
Today we cycle from Kochi to Thattekkad's bird sanctuary. This beautiful cycling route passes through spice gardens and coconut plantations and you will reach Thattekkad at about lunchtime. Thatt...Show More
Today is a rest day away from the bike. Set amidst a coconut grove on the banks of the Periyar River, the Hornbill Camp where we stay overlooks the lowland forests at Thattekkad in Kerala. There ...Show More
We leave Thattekkad in the morning and cycle along the banks of the Periyar River and up to Thodupuzha, a picturesque little town. The roads meander through spice farms and large rubber plantatio...Show More
Today is a rest day at a farm. Spend the day exploring the spice gardens of the farm, relaxing in the countryside or visiting the rubber plantation next to the farm. Alternatively go for a walk o...Show More
The day's cycling begins from Thodupuzha and continues through the countryside and 'bunds' of the vast waterways of the backwaters. You will get to absorb the local culture cycling through sm...Show More
You will wake up to a breathtaking Kerala sunrise over the backwaters and get to watch the villagers go about their lives as you cruise these tranquil waters, towards the shore. Once you disembar...Show More
You time in Kerala is at an end and we will transfer you back to Kochi if you are staying in India or Kochi airport if you are flying home.
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.