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Bicycling Trip in Kerala: Kochi to Pollachi cycling

Price: 19000.00

Awara Feet Proffer: Yoga

Lets bicycle back into the old era as we pedal from Niagara Falls of India. 'Athirapally', hills of Kerala to coastlines of Tamil Nadu with a slice of history, forested Nilgiri mountains. Cycling in Kerala is a mesmerizing experience for all.

  • Reviews
  • Vacation Style
    Bicycling
  • Grade
    Moderate
  • Group Size
    20
All about the "Bicycling Trip in Kerala: Kochi to Pollachi cycling"

This trip is a package of delicious food, classical dance, and music, blue coastlines of the sea, beautiful Athirapally Falls known as Niagara Falls of India and traditional villages of the south. We bicycle through spice farms, rubber and tea plantations, coconut groves and wild-life sanctuaries, the pristine beaches to the Nilgiri mountains, Anamalai Tiger Reserve, Parambikulam Tiger Reserve. We bet you name one thing which our journey is not going to have. A lush green bicycle tour is all that we need in our life!!!

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?
Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

Accommodation

Meals, except first day only dinner is included

Transportation by AC car as per itinerary

Multi-geared bicycles

Accompanying Biking guide

Refreshment during cycling

All applicable taxes


Whats not included in this tour.
Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.

Insurance - Please take your own insurance

Tips to the guide and driver

Personal expenses like beverages, laundry, telephone bills etc.

Airport departure taxes (if any)

Flight tickets/Train tickets

Anything not mentioned in the itinerary

Awara Day 1: Kochi

All Awaras would be welcomed by Tea made in traditional South Indian style. Cycling in Kerala will start from Kochi and on the first day would be a meet and greet day, everybody will get to know other fellow travelers over lunch. Later everybody would be assigned the bicycles. Later all awaras can head out to see Fort Kochi, known as a trading hub of the south. While we walk through Fort Kochi and explore it, we instantly get transported to a different era. The place is rich in history and is a cocktail of Chinese, Portugal, Holland and Arab culture. We will come across St. Francis Church, where Vasco Da Gama was buried initially, we will see iconic Chinese fishing nets (they will surprise you for sure) and one can shop at preserved Jew market.

In the evening, all awaras will head out to watch Theyyam, one of the wildest ancient dance rituals of South India. Some rituals of Theyyam in past had a blood sacrifice. Just hold your breath and wait for it!! Welcome aboard all AWARAS.

Overnight stay at Kochi.
Meals: Lunch and Dinner

Bicycling Trip in Kerala and tamilnadu
Awara Day 2: Chalakudy

Chalakudy is one of the off-beat places in Kerala where one can just chill and get lost in the mesmerizing beauty. Since today is the first day of the drive, the day will be kept on ease. Chalakudy also has Kerala’s 4th longest river. It’s secluded from the touristic crowd and the best place to relax with breathtaking sights and magnificent sceneries. Chalakudy has the perfect blend of waterfalls, rivers, hills, and viewpoints.

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Drive: Approx. 3 hours/54Kms

Bicycling Trip in Kerala and tamilnadu
Kerala's 4th longest river.
Awara Day 3: Athirappilly falls

Athirappilly Falls is famously known as the ‘Niagara Falls of India’ attracting tourist from all season round and also the directors of Tollywood and Bollywood. A lot of movies have been shot at this waterfall including the song ‘Barso re Megha’ by Aishwarya Rai. The fall is surrounded by the lush green vegetation which is home to exotic flora and fauna like elephants, tigers, leopards, and bison.  Athirappilly fall is the largest waterfall of Kerala. After spending time at Athirappilly falls, if time permits we can visit Vazhachal Falls, locally known as Charpa Falls, which is one of the offbeat waterfalls also cycling in Kerala is one of the most adventurous tours covering the beauty of south India.

Drive: Approx. 2 Hours/24.9Kms
Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Bicycling Trip in Kerala and tamilnadu
Athirapally Falls
Awara Day 4: Sholayar

Today is going to be a challenging ride to Sholayar, the city of dams. To reach Sholayar we bicycle to the interiors of forest area enjoying the wildlife as well as the view. It’s a paradise for nature lovers with hillocks, valley, rolling grasslands, myriad streams and sprawling lake bridled by dams. One will be left awestruck with tea estates, mountain views and a dramatic sky full with floating clouds.

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Drive: 4 hours Approx/62.3Kms

Bicycling Trip in Kerala and tamilnadu
Awara Day 5: Malakkappara

It’s an under-developed village on borders of Thrissur district, it’s a tea-state bordering Tamil Nadu. Malakkappara is surrounded by Parambikulam Tiger Reserve, Anamalai Tiger Reserve, and Nelliampathy hills. It is a picturesque destination with beautiful views. The rest of the day of leisure, get to know the locals and village life or just roam around the beautiful hill station with friends made on the trip.

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Drive: 1 Hour Approx/6.8Kms

Bicycling Trip in Kerala and tamilnadu
Tea-Estate of Tamil Nadu: Malakkappara
Awara Day 6&7: Valparai (Tamil Nadu)

 This is one of the places in India which shouldn’t be missed in this life. It is a pollution-free heavenly land situated in the district of Coimbatore. It shares its boundaries with Anamalai Tiger Reserve, Parambikulam Tiger Reserve, Eravikulam National Park, and Vazhachal forest division. One can drive around the tea estates enjoying views and sceneries. From Valparai one can visit Indira Gandhi Wild Life Sanctuary where one can spot lion-tailed macaque, the Nilgiri and the common langur, Malabar giant squirrel, elephant, gaur, spotted deer, sambar, barking deer and wild boar. The day is at leisure to know the local life and ride around the hill station. Today will be the last night with all fellow awara travelers.

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Drive: 2.5 Hours Approx/27.2Kms

Bicycling Trip in Kerala and tamilnadu
Snake like roads of Valparai
Awara Day 8: Coimbatore

Today an early morning transfer from Valparai to Coimbatore would be done in taxis for the airport and railway station. We all bid our final goodbye at Coimbatore with a promise to meet again on some other trip.

Drive: 3 Hours Approx.

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Bicycling Trip in Kerala and tamilnadu
Are cycles provided for this tour?

Yes, cycles will be provided.

What kind of cycles will be provided?

We provide CANONDALE / TREK / GIANT cycles.

Will I get choice of my style?

We can provide frame sizes from 13” to 21”.

Can I bring my own bicycle?

Yes, you can, but do let us know in advance.

What other equipment are provided?

Standard items provided with the cycles are Pedals, Bar ends, water bottles and Helmets. We however recommend you bring your own helmets and camelbaks.

What about transfers?

All transportation is included in the cost including airport pick up & drop at the nearest airport. The vehicle is also used to ferry your luggage , cycle & yourself as required.

What kind of terrain can I expect?

The terrain consists of both level roads and mountainous terrain.

Are meals included in the package?

Most meals are included. The itinerary will have the details.

What do I do if I'm too tired to bicycle?

There is a vehicle that accompanies you throughout the trip. You can load the cycle on to carriers and take a ride it till you are ready to cycle again.

Are panniers provided?

No but can do on specific request.

Do we have a guide who cycles with us?

Yes, our guide will cycle with you throughout the trip.

Do we get to shop along the way?

Yes, you will get opportunities en-route to do a bit of shopping. However, unless specifically asked for, our guides will not recommend any particular shop. We or our guides do not take commissions on shopping.

Do we get to interact with local people?

You will get lot of opportunities to interact with local people and the itinerary specifically designed for such interactions.

Does our trip help the local community in any way?

Yes, Most of the places you would be staying at are in small homestays, family owned resorts or camps and eco lodges managed by local community members . Your guides are selected from amongst the locals.

Are entries into national parks, treks, elephant rides etc. included in the package?

No, entries into parks and activities which are not mentioned in the itinerary will be charged extra.

Is the water available en-route safe to drink?

We recommend that you drink only the bottled water provided by us or if you are buying water, ensure that the bottle is sealed and has an ISI mark (India Standards Institute).

How spicy is the food?

Typically Kerala food is spicy. We ensure that the food we provide is medium spicy unless you ask for bland food. Any special food requirements can be met if sufficient advance notice is given.

What is the type of accommodation?

Accommodation provided is a combination of heritage villas, Eco Lodges & luxury Tents - all with a common thread of excellence in service. Most are family owned and run with great care and love. Food is a very important part of these journeys and we have ensured that Keralan cuisine is a part of this adventure. Our prices are based on 'twin-sharing' basis. For those interested, we provide single rooms, but at additional cost. While staying at the camp we provide all essentials including sleeping bags. A open-air barbeque around camp fire is another highlight of this adventure.

Is the food veg or non-veg?

We will only be serving veg food with eggs. 

Do we need visa?

Yes, visitors outside India need a visa. 


1 Reviews

Twinkle
Twinkle,
18-06-2018
We were a group of 5 friends traveling together. A good company and great people to deal with. Extensive knowledge of the locations and the ability to change an itinerary to suit changing circumstances. Cherry on top they included learning macrame everyday for an hour, we went back home with a skill along with memories and what a difference it has made to our usual DIY travel planning. We'll be back!

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