HIGHLIGHTS OF KERALA & BICYCLE TOUR

A 11 DAY TOUR

KOVALAMVARKALAKOLLAMALLEPPEYCOCHINMARARI

Tour Highlights:

  • A chance to stretch your legs as you cycle north along this beautiful coast.
  • Interact with the locals, being at ground level rather than in a car is a much more interactive experience.
  • Visit many of the historic sights usually missed whilst on the road.
  • Stop off at villages and small scale, hand crafted industries.
  • Enjoy this fully immersive way to travel around Kerala.
  • Visit the sights of the charming old fort area of Cochin.
  • End the trip with a well deserved, relaxing few days on the beach.

This is a great itinerary for those to want to explore but don’t like being cooped up in a car for too long. Stretch your legs as you explore the coastal roads, it is a great chance to meet the locals, stop off at whatever catches your eye and work off those additional calories that you are bound to imbibe with the delicious Keralan food on offer! Take local ferries, visit temples where they wordship snakes, try kayaking on the backwaters and end it all with a few well-deserved days relaxing on the beach.

ITINERARY OVERVIEW

 

Day Activity Location Accommodation
1 Arrive in Trivandrum & transfer to the hotel. Afternoon orientation with your guide and the bikes. Kovalam Travancore Heritage
2 Cycle the 65 kms to Varkala, stopping enroute at the Anchuthengu Fort and Sivagiri. Varkala Palm Tree Heritage
3 Cycle the 40 kms to Kollam, stopping on the way at a mosque and a fisherman’s village. Later visit a match stick making unit and cashew processing factory. Kollam Fragrant Nature
4

Today is a combination of cycling and car journey. Visit Matha Amrithanandamayi Ashram and the temple at Ambalappuzha & Mannarassala temples famous for their worship of Serpent worship.

 

Alleppey Emerald Isle
5 Proceed by car to Alleppey, enjoy a morning kayaking session and then board the houseboat for an afternoon backwater cruise. Alleppey Emerald Isle
6 Proceed by cycle and car to Cochin. Rest of the day at leisure. End of Cycle Tour. Cochin Eighth Bastion
7 Morning sightseeing tour of Cochin. Evening Kathakali performance. Cochin Eighth Bastion
8 After breakfast depart for Marari, rest of day at leisure at this beautiful beach resort. Marari Marari Beach Resort
9 Day at leisure. Marari Marari Beach Resort
10 Day at leisure. Marari Marari Beach Resort
11 Depart

Best time to visit: October to March

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