October 10, 2015
Classic Kerala Bicycle Tour
Written By Admin
Ride through the God’s Own Route and leisurely float across the backwaters of Kerala on this timeless Kerala safari. With its evergreen mountains, dense forests, swift flowing rivers, abundant wildlife, extensive backwaters and blue lagoons, Kerala looks like a fairyland. No wonder Kerala has been named by National Geographic Traveler Magazine as one of the “10 Paradises of the World”.
This safari offers rich mix of diverse terrains from tall mountains and deep valleys to endless backwaters and wide sandy beaches and portrayal of the Kerala’s unique culture and rich heritage. The journey starts with a colorful and kinetic performance of kathakali, the classical dance-drama of Kerala, at Kochi beaches. Biking from Kochi to the spice and tea plantations of the Munnar hills is through a green delight of gentle rolling hills, quaint little town and villages. Among enormous cardamom plants and tea plantations in the rugged Munnar a local expert explains the amazing history of tea. Then it’s off to Thekkady through the stunning Lockhart Gap, with spectacular views of tea gardens and lakes along the way, where we discover the healing powers of Keralan spices with a specialist in ayurvedic medicine. Spices have been integral to Kerala’s history. We take a private nature walk and boat safari in Periyar National Park with an expert guide in search of tigers, mongooses and elephants. The last leg offers the best ride of the trip through rubber and spice plantations with simply heavenly views, combined with a beautiful descend. The trip closes with an unforgettable leisurely float across the backwaters of Kerala aboard your own private houseboat.
– Ride through the God’s own scenic backroads
– Float along the peaceful and intimate backwaters in your own teak-and-palm-thatch houseboat
– Look for tigers, mongooses and elephants in Periyar National Park
– Witness the crazily vibrant traditions such as Kathakali
– Discover the spices and tea plantation-cloaked hills with an expert
Duration: 10 days/9 nights
Level: Moderate to Challenging
Trip Price: Casual Inns: US $1,995 pp dbl occ. (+ $450 for sgl occ.)
Trip Price: Premiere Inns: US $3,995 pp dbl occ. (+ $1000 for sgl occ.)
Total Distance Cycled: 400 km / 250 miles averaging 50km or 30 miles per day.
Tour Starts: Cochin, Kerala
Tour Ends: Cochin, Kerala
Group Size: Min. 2, Max. 10
Support: A Van follows the group of riders throughout the trip and carries all belongings. If at any point riding seems a little hard, the van takes you for as long or as little as you wish it to.
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