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 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. 

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Join Love Velo for a perfect family tour cycling along the Spice Trails, peppered with spice gardens and rubber plantations. From exploring the natural beauty of Kerala, to watching bird watching in Thattekkad, this is the perfect family holiday for families looking for some exercise and culture. Along the route, you will stay in country houses and farms and soak up this unique region. This is offered as a guided holiday only.
DAY 1Arrival in Kochi

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

DAY 2Cycling to Thattekad

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

DAY 3Explore Thattekad

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

DAY 4Thodpuzha

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

DAY 5Rest Day at Thodpuzha

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

DAY 6Alleppey

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

DAY 7Explore Alleppey

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

DAY 8Departure

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. 


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Explore Kerala with the Family

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Your accommodation will be comfortable, staying in homestays, atmospheric resorts, wildlife lodges and plantation bungalows.  
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 bike you will hire will be a Cannondale, Trek or Merida hybrid with V brakes and 21 gears. The bike has front suspension and will give you a comfortable ride as you cruise through the backwaters of Kerala, and it is well maintained. The bike has water bottle holders and an area to keep a small day bag. 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.