India - Kerala & Tamil Nadu

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14 Day(s)
Moderate
800 Km
avg 80 Km
Guided

Kerala in India, commonly known as 'God's own country' is home to one of the world's oldest civilisations and makes for a memorable destination

Kerala is included in the National Geographic Traveller as one of the world's 50 must-see destinations. Kerala has long held a fascination for travellers, what better way to explore rich and varied cultures this wonderful region has to offer than on a redspokes cycling holiday?

The terrain here is geographically diverse, with the Arabian Sea to the west and the mountains of the Western Ghats to the east. redspokes Kerala and Tamil Nadu cycling holiday offers a great variety of cycling. Beginning in Kovalam, you will visit stunning beaches on the Malabar coast, before taking a train to Madurai in Tamil Nadu. The journey will give us an insight into South Indian daily life. We journey along dense palm tree lined track, with views from our carriage of village women tending to their washing and men playing cards outside brightly painted houses. We ride from the plains up into the mountains visiting lush green hill stations shrouded in mist, sloping tea plantations, blue lagoons and tropical rainforests. We cycle down through the Cardamom Hills from Chinnakanal to Kumily. before riding on inland exploring the fascinating and beautiful waterways. The serene ambience of the Alleppey backwaters is one of the unique attractions of Kerala. Our tour includes the unforgettable experience of a staying on board a luxury houseboat or 'Kettuvalom' and the next morning we enjoy a leisurely cruise through the tranquil small lakes and amazing surroundings.

Another highlight of our Kerala cycling holiday is the food. Distinctive Keralan cuisine is flavoured with diverse natural herbs and spices, great for vegetarians and far less fiery than the style of curry to be found further to the north of India. Dosa and Vada curry are two popular Tamil Nadu dishes you will enjoy on the tour.

Cycling through Kerala and Tamil Nadu with redspokes will give you a great insight into this fantastic region and its culture, all from the unique vantage point of a bicycle.


Information

Tour Location

Country:
India
Region:
India South
From:
Trivandrum
To:
Cochin

Tour Information

Guiding:
Guided
Duration:
14 Days
Level:
Moderate
More Options:
Go custom or private|Point to Point
Tour Language:
English
Cost From:
GBP 1679

Tour Distance & Dates

Distance:
800 Km
Riding Days:
10
Month(s):
January|February|November|December
Departure:
3 Nov, 22 Dec 2019 26 Jan, 16 Feb 2020

Additional Information

Accommodation:

Double Occupancy / Twin Share

Single Supplement: From £455

Inclusions

Back-up vehicle
Mineral water is widely available and will be carried on the support vehicle to be paid for from a kitty
All meals except those excluded
All vehicle transfers to and from airports and vehicle support with baggage transfers.
An overnight train from Trivandrum to Madurai
10 night's guesthouse/hotel, 2 night's hotel 1 night houseboat.
English speaking guide
All visits/trips as per the itinerary.
The trip does not include international flights, meals in transit, , any other personal expenses, travel Insurance.

Exclusions

International flights
Travel insurance (mandatory)
2 dinners, 3 lunches, 2 breakfasts, drinks, including mineral water, other than those supplied with meals, visa costs (£30), gratuities (these are at the discretion of the tour participants)
Tipping

Options

Bike Hire: From £190

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