South India - Queen of the Arabian Sea
|Departing||Finishing||Status||Cost In INR|
|01 November 2019||12 November 2019||Available||INR 2,42,000.00|
|25 January 2020||05 February 2020||Available||INR 2,42,000.00|
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The India cycling tour through Karnataka and Kerala "God's Own Country" is rich in experience, a great insight into this fantastic region, its culture and enjoy it from the unique vantage point of a bicycle. Routes are planned mostly via village roads providing information on the history, cultural background, tradition and architecture in the various places. We start cycle journey from the Bangalore. Immerse yourself in nature as you ride through lush green wildlife sanctuaries, misty tea plantations and the beautiful backwaters of Kerala. Open yout heat to the gorgeous views, cuisine and local cultures with stays in boutique resorts and inns, plantation homestays as well as traditional houseboat. This will be life-time experience you will not forgets.
Cycling / Terrain
The tour is designed to enjoy the cycling through the rural life and meet the local people of South India. The vehicle will accompany and en-route make stop for bottled water and Juices for the cyclist. A nice way of sharing different experiences encountered on the way. The bike support vehicle will always travel behind the last cyclist. If you wish to take a break from riding than wait at the side of the road and supporting vehicle will pick you up.
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|Experience of South India on a Bicycle - Queen of Arabian Sea|
|(11 Nights / 12 Days)|
Bangalore - Mysore - Mudumalai Tiger Reserve - Wayanad - Nilambur - Cochin - Kumarakom - Alleppey - Cochin
|Day 1: Arrival Bangalore (By International Flight)|
Welcome to Bangalore! Our representative will meet in the airport arrivals area and transfer to the outskrits of Bangalore tou our Native village Eco Resort. Committed to living in harmony with envirmorment, our Nativae village offers actitivies that are based on the fabric of life in an Indian village. You can learn tradiational games such as Lagori, create rangoli patterns, ride bullock cart and even an cow. This evening we will get together for a welcome dinner to meet the India Cycle Trails team as well as run through a briefing about the route and saftey.
|Day 2: Bangalore - Mysore||(Drive 100 Kms / Cycling 35 Kms)|
After an early breakfast we drive to Bangalore University where our cycling journey begin with a ride up to the Heritage Winery. Riding through the country side we will stop at the Folklore Museum. Set amidst 15 acres, the museum is dedicated to preserving and propagating the rural culture of Karnataka as well as its Literature and arts. At Heritage Winery you will get to see grape growing in India in action. The wines here are grown specifically to meet the demands of the Indian palette and complement the local cuisine. Before lunch you will visit the vineyard followed by a wine tasting and a delicious meal before driving to Mysore.
|Day 3: Mysore||(No Cycling)|
Begin the day with a relaxing yoga session at the resort. After breakfast we start exploring Mysore with the Palace and then move on to the Jayachamarajendra Art Gallery. Mysore Palace, also known as Amba Vilas Palace is an enthralling 14th century structure, which is beautifully lit at night. we can visit in evening.
|Day 4: Mysore - Mudumali Wildlife Tiger Reserve||(Drive 80 Kms / Cycling 30 Kms)|
After breakfast we drive towards Mudumali to a wonderful wildlife resort set on the fringers of the Mudumali National Part & Tiger Reserve. For those that they are brave enough we will escort you on a cycle ride within the lush buffer zone between Bandipur National Park and Mudumali National Park. Badipur and Mudumali National Parks are part of the Nilgiri International Biosphere Reserve. An area that is a favourite haunt of wildlife buffd and professional wildlife photographers around the world.
|Day 5: Mudumalai - Wayanad||(Drive 35 Kms / Cycling 35 Kms)|
After having breakfast we cycle to the Chembala Tea estate. We meet the local tea pluckers and also enjoy an educational tour of the plantation and its factory. After lunch we begin a breathtaking ride among misty tea estate towards Wayanad - considered to be one of the best cycling routes in Kerala.
|Day 6: Wayanad (Safari)||(No Cycling)|
After an early breakfast we head to the Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary for a morning jeep ride into the forest. If it's our lucky day we will get to spot the huge Asiatic tiger and a few leopards. Later after lunch we relax at our accommodation soaking up the nature and clean air of Wayanas or you can rejuvenate by the pool. Enjoy a campfire dinner.
|Day 7: Wayanad – Nilambur (Mohiniattam)||(Drive 46 Kms / Cycling 30 Kms)|
Today we enjoy a beautiful downhill ride towards Nilambur. This beautiful town situated on the banks of the Chaliyar River. It was here that teak was first planted commercially by the British in the mid 19th century. Within the plantation is reputed to be the oldesr living teak tree. At night beofre dinner we will experience a slice Keralan culture with a wonderful dance performance. Mohiniattam is a classical dance from of Kerala. It is believed to have originated in the 16th century and is one of the eight Indian classical dance forms. Mohiniatam is very graceful and is traditionally performace as solo recital by women.
|Day 8: Nilambur||(Cycling 25 Kms)|
We cycle to the Chaliyar River to do a bit of fishing and after lunch visit Aruvacode known as the land of potters. Just when the villagers were moving away to cheaper substitutes made of plastic and metal, a movement by KB Jinam led them to explore the magic of traditional pottery terracotta blended with modern design. This eventually gave birth to Kumbham - contemporary terracotta productos that are functional and beautiful. Later relax admist the orchards of our accommodation and get some insider knowledge on organic farming in the area.
|Day 9: Nilambur – Cochin||(Drive 140 Kms / Cycling 10 Kms)|
After breakfast at Teak woods we drive to Fort Cochin. En-route visit St George Chruch that is one of the oldest churches in India. Fort Cochin is a jewel in the crown of Kerala, with its European heritage and cosmopolitan temperament. A cycle ride through its streets is one of the best ways to discover all the Fort has to offer including its natural harbor and historical sites. The place has a fun local vibe to it and you will find plenty of other travelers here.
|Day 10: Cochin – Kumarakom||(Drive 30 Kms / Cycling 25 Kms)|
After breakfast we get back on our bikes and explore the streets of Fort Cochin full of lovely restaurants and tiny shops. After lunch we will drive to Kumarakom, one of the finest backwater destinations, Kumarakom is a charming peninsula jutting into the Vembanad Lake. Here we will see plenty of traditional house boats (Kettuvallum) and canoes of Kerala.
|Day 11: Kumarakom – Alleppey (House Boat)||(Cycling 40 Kms)|
After breakfast today we have last day in the saddle, cycling to Alleppey, it's a beautiful coastal ride. We check right into a truly floating luxurious wonder a houseboat. The houseboats converted rice barges, come with a captain, cook and crew; we just sit back and relax under the blanket of stars. After all the cycling there is no better way to relax than floating on the tranquil waters of the massive Vembanad Lake. The boat also takes you through hyacinth carpeted cannals, which meander close to the villages. This ia a great way to see the Backwater countryside and life alongside its waters.
|Day 12: Alleppey – Cochin||(Drive 110 Kms / Fly Out)|
After breakfast we drive to the Cochin International Airport to board your flight back to Home.
Bicycles (Man & Ladies)
Compiled specifically for your needs
We provide you the following bicycles:
- Y-shape frame with low step-through
- Frame sizes of 44 cm, 48 cm, 52 cm and 56 cm
- 7-gear-derailleur with free-wheel
All bicycles are equipped with a precise Shimano gearshift, Shimano V-brakes with strong "bite", 28-inch hollow chamber rims, safety mudguards and a comfortable touring saddle.
Please Note: If you won´t be without your own saddle (without the post) or your own click pedals, please bring them with you and let your tour guide attach them to your bicycle..