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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 Cycling Breaks with Friends and Seasoned Cyclists.
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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.

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TRIP HIGHLIGHT WHAT WE LOVE

Join Love Velo and ride from India's Arabian coast to Bay of Bengal coast through stunning Kerala. Ride through paddy fields, coconut plantations and soak up the beauty and culture of a glorious part of the world. We love the downhill through Indira Ghandhi National Park, to the great plains of Tamilnadu on the 4th day of the ride!
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 Athirapilly

We transfer a little distance and begin the first day'€™s ride passing through the back roads and rubber plantations as we climb into the foothills of the Western Ghats. Our destination is the ...Show More

DAY 3Cycling to Valparai

Today is a fantastic ride through the rich canopy of the Western Ghats. We will climb up towards the hill station of Valparai and through vast swathes of tea plantations and forests. The area is ...Show More

DAY 4Cycling to Pollachi

Today we will ride downhill through 24 hair pin bends to the great plains of Tamilnadu, arriving at a quaint village near Pollachi. The Indira Ghandhi National Park surrounds us and our ride give...Show More

DAY 5Rest Day

Spend the day in Pollachi, cycling though the local area or taking some time away from the bike to explore the quiet unassuming villages.

DAY 6Cycling to Athoor

Our ride today takes us to the Kamaraj Lake, near Dindigul. The scenic ride passes through coconut groves, sugar cane fields, small villages and towns. The village of Athoor is itself very small ...Show More

DAY 7Cycling to Madurai

Today we will cycle to the great temple city of Madurai. We pass through tea plantations, coconut groves and cycle through quiet villages and hamlets.

Today's cycling is approximately 70k
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DAY 8Cycling to Chettinad

We will take the ride through the countryside to the famed Chettiar village. Chettinad is well known for its local cuisine, architecture, and religious temples. The route is fantastic for cycling...Show More

DAY 9Cycling to Tanjore

Today we ride to Thanjavur, a town where classical arts still thrive. We will also take a transfer after our ride through the villages and countryside of rural Tamilnadu with its vast rice growin...Show More

DAY 10Cycling to Tranquibar

Today'€™s ride passes through the delta of the great Cauvery river with long stretches of rice cultivation. We will reach the coast today at Tranquibar, a centre of Dutch conquest and trade dur...Show More

DAY 11Cycling to Pondicherry

Another ride along the coast and we will be at Pondicherry, a small French enclave. Here we can cycle around this last remnant of colonial France and visit both the French quarter & the €˜n...Show More

DAY 12Cycling to Mahabalipuram

Our final ride takes us along the East Coast all the way to the famed temple town of Mahabalipuram, a UNESCO Heritage area. We can take a ride around to see the architectural wonders and see the ...Show More

DAY 13Beach Day

Today is a day to soak up some sum on the beach, looking out over the Bay of Bengal and relaxing.

DAY 14Departure

You time in India is at an end. We suggest you organise a local taxi to take you to Chennai airport or we can provide you with a transfer back to the airport on request.

AREA
INFORMATION

From the glistening Arabian Sea to the Bay of Bengal, you will get a true taste of India. Tea plantations dot the hillsides of the Western Ghats, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as you ride through some of the most beautiful parts of Southern India.

Further inland you will find endless coconut groves, sugar cane fields, small villages and Indian towns bursting with colour, before you arrive on the beaches of the Bay of Bengal.

Weather
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The weather is mainly hot for most of the year with significant variations from region to region. The coolest weather lasts from around the end of November to the beginning of March, with fresh mornings and evenings, and mostly sunny days, making it a fabulous time to cycle.

The really hot weather is between March and June and monsoon rains occur in most regions between June and early October.

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PACKAGE DETAILS MORE INFORMATION

Your accommodation will be very comfortable, staying in Heritage Hotels, sprawling villas, eco-lodges & camps.  
You will be met and collected at Kochi International airport before being whisked away to our hotel.  Please note that transfers to Chennai airport from our final day in Mahabalipuram are not included as you might be spending longer in Chennai or other areas of India. If you would like this return transfer included, please let our cycling experience team know.   
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.