Biking Tour

Biking Tour

Cochin - Guruvayoor - Cochin - Backwaters - Kollam - Kovalam - Trivandrum

Starting Price : USD 1220 / Euro 885

 

Green, green and green all-around. Fuel you lungs with mild and pure air. Get on to your gears and let everything to slop on the hilly areas of God's Own Country". Lets Go....

 

 




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Biking TourTour Duration : 09 Nights / 10 Days
Destinations Covered: Cochin - Guruvayoor - Cochin - Backwaters - Kollam - Kovalam - Trivandrum

Package Inclusions:
. Accommodation with breakfast in a double room at listed hotels or its equivalent
. Transportation by AC car as per itinerary
. 01 night on AC Houseboat on full-board basis (cruise: Alleppey round trip)
. Imported TREK / GIANT multi-geared bicycles
. Biking guide for 8 days during the bicycle tour
. Back-up vehicle during the bicycle tour
. English speaking guide for the entire tour.
. Entrance fees
. Refreshments during the bicycle tour
. Kalaripayattu demonstration in Guruvayoor
. Mineral water on 'as required' basis while cycling
. All applicable taxes (including service tax)


Day 01 - Arrive Cochin - Guruvayoor
Greeted by our representative at Cochin airport and transfer to Guruvayoor, the temple town near Thrissur; the cultural capital of Kerala. Rest of the day at leisure. (Overnight at the Guruvayoor).

Hotel: Krishna
Meal Plan: B & B
Activities: -----
Transfers: Airport Transfers

Day 02 - Guruvayoor (By Bicycle - 30 Km Per Day)
Today cycling starts with a tour around the town ending at the Punathoor Kotta - the elephant sanctuary. In the evening, proceed for a lecture demonstration of the art of unarmed combat - Kalaripayattu at the Sree Vallabhatta Kalari. (Overnight at the Guruvayoor).

Hotel: Krishna
Meal Plan: B & B
Activities: Cycling, local visits
Transfers: Backup vehicle

Day 03 - Guruvayoor - Cochin (By Bicycle - 30 Km Per Day)
Start early morning and cycle through the coastal route towards Fort Kochi passing through fishing villages, paddy fields and small villages along the way, stopping over at Chendamangalam Synagogue for a visit. After the lunch, continue the ride and cross the harbour mouth at Kochi on 'junkar' ferry - a great experience. The stay will be at Old Courtyard, a graceful heritage hotel built around a courtyard and a mango tree. (Overnight at the Cochin).

Hotel: Old Courtyard
Meal Plan: B & B
Activities: Cycling, local visit
Transfers: Backup vehicle

Day 04 - Cochin (By Bicycle - 30 Km Per Day)
Continue to explore the old quarter of Fort Kochi visiting the St Francis Church, the Chinese Fishing nets, the naval War Museum, the Dutch Palace and synagogue. In the evening, ferry to go over to the new city Ernakulam to 'Broadway' and the bazaars there. (Overnight at the Cochin)

Hotel: Old Courtyard
Meal Plan: B & B
Activities: Cycling, local visit
Transfers: Backup vehicle

Day 05 - Cochin - Alleppey (By Bicycle - 30 Km Per Day)
After an early breakfast, start cycling for the day. Leaving the busy roads of Fort Cochin, hit the beach road that will take us to our destination for the day, Raheem's Residency. Riding through the fishing villages and coconut plantations listening to the sounds of the sea on one side and seeing the life of fishing villages on the other. We will stop at Andhakaranazhy - a great stretch of beach where we will have lunch. We will also stop at the Arthunkal church - famous locally as a refuge for those venturing into the sea. On arrival, relax at the poolside or take off to the magnificent Alleppey beach. (Overnight at the Alleppey).

Hotel: Raheem Residency
Meal Plan: B & B
Activities: Cycling, local visits
Transfers: Backup vehicle

Day 06 - Alleppey (By Bicycle - 30 Km Per Day)
Continue the cycling till the Alleppey jetty and embark on the rice boat for a memorable journey through the backwaters. Watch the village life along the backwaters as the villagers begin their day. The rice boat will take us through the tranquil backwaters giving us a closer view of village life that is centered on these backwaters. You can sunbathe on the deck or observe the landscape from the protection of the cabin. Canoes with huge sails still transport people and you will find vegetable sellers, fishermen and other household materials being brought door to door by small wooden boats. This whole area is surrounded with coconut palms and lush green rice fields. (Overnight on board).

Hotel: Houseboat a/c Deluxe
Meal Plan: Full Board
Activities: Cycling, local visit
Transfers: Backup vehicle

Day 07 - Alleppey - Kollam (By Bicycle - 30 Km Per Day)
Disembark at Alumkadavu, close to the coastal city of Kollam and cycle to the eco lodge - Fragrant Nature set in a typical Kerala village ambience. (Overnight at the Kollam).

Hotel: Fragrant Nature
Meal Plan: B & B
Activities: Cycling
Transfers: Backup vehicle

Day 08 - Kollam - Kovalam (By Bicycle - 30 Km Per Day)
Starts cycling in the early morning and make the best of cool morning as we ride towards the great beaches in the South. We will end our cycling adventure at Kaniyapuram near Trivandrum and transfer to Kovalam, a famous south India beach. (Overnight at the Kovalam).

Hotel: Tapovan Heritage
Meal Plan: B & B
Activities: Cycling, local visit
Transfers: Backup vehicle

Day 09 - Kovalam
Day at leisure on the beach. (Overnight at the Kovalam)

Hotel: Tapovan Heritage
Meal Plan: B & B
Activities: At Leisure
Transfers: ....

Day 10 - Kovalam - Trivandrum (25 Km / 0.5h)
Departure transfer to Trivandrum airport for onward flight to your nation.


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TOUR LODGING INFO: 09 Nights Hotels
Hotel list is as follows:

Places Nights Resorts Room Type
Guruvayoor 02 Nights Krishna Inn Standard Room
Cochin 02 Nights Old Courtyard Regular Room
Alleppey 01 Night Raheem's Residency Standard Room
Alleppey 01 Night Cruiser Houseboat AC Houseboat
Kollam 01 Night Fragrant Nature Standard Room
Kovalam 02 Nights Thapovan Heritage Home Standard NAC Room


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