Kerala is a wonderful part of India and this trip takes in some fantastic cycling tours with amazing scenery. This popular and long running multi activity holiday starts and finishes in Cochin. Take in the hill stations and tea plantations of Munnar, the cardomom fields of Thodupuzha and the backwaters of Kumarakom. With a daily mileage of around 60km and some longish ascents (and descents!) and plenty of stops for refreshments and photographs, this moderately challenging trip is suitable for all regular cyclists.
The first cycling tour will see you at 1600m above sea-level in Munnar. In the Western Ghats, it is situated at the confluence of three mountain streams, the Muthirapuzha, the Nallathanni and the Kundala. Munnar is a superb place for cycling, the roads and trails are undulating and occasionally challenging plus providing some epic views of rolling hills and lush valleys.
Your first days hike will see you through the tea estates to the highest tea estate in the World. Visit the one of the oldest tea factory in this region, built at 1935 with orthodox method process, which offers one of the best organic tea. You will most certainly get the chance to taste the fresh tea after the factory visit. Next, begin your day marvelling at the sunrise from camp. Situated at the eastern slope of the western Ghats, it is one of best camps for the sunrise. Then, a short walk through the tea fields will take you to the foot hill of Meesapulimalai, the second highest peak in South India.
This trip through Kerala gives you the chance to experience an immense amount of wonderful nature. It is the perfect destination for a memorable and authentic multi activity family holiday.
It is the client’s responsibility to obtain their visas before the intended date of departure.
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What is included in the price?
- Guide (English speaking local Leader)
- Transfers (All transfers and Sightseeing as per the itinerary)
- Accommodation (2 Nights Cochin, 3 Nights Munnar, 2 nights Periyar, 1 Night Allepey, 3 Nights Local house)
- Meals (Cochin B - Breaks. rest all meals included)
What is not included in the price?
- Indian Visa Charges
- Tips for the local staff