Discover Kerala by Bicycle

Day 1 Cochin - Paniyeli Poru

Pick-up at central Fort Cochin hotel at 8 am. After a trip briefing we are transferred to Tripunithura where we hop on our bikes and ride to Paniyeli Poru, home to some of Kerala's most beautiful natural waterfalls. Poru in Malayalam means 'fight' and the waterfall was thus named because here the three tributaries of Periyar come together and seem to be engaged in a battle. There will be a few rises on our route, but nothing steep. We overnight at Whispering Waters, a serene riverside resort boasting a front row view of the surrounding rivulets and unspoilt nature.

Whispering Waters
Lunch, Dinner
Ride 62km
+420m
-410m

Day 2 Paniyeli Poru - Thodupuzha

After breakfast we will ride to the ancient town of Thodupuzha. Passing fertile spice farms and rubber plantations along the way, we make our way to the historic town dating back to 300 BC when the Buddhist and Jain religions first made their inroads into Kerala. We will ride through undulating terrain, rubber plantations, forests, cross a river and visit a local village. Our destination today is Madaparambil resort – an exceptionally beautiful riverside resort.

River Banks Madapparambil Resort
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Ride 48km
+439m
-412m

Day 3 Thodupuzha - Kumarakom

Continuing on our journey, we transfer to Erattupetta to begin our cycle towards Kumarakom. We are rewarded with stunning views of the surrounding area as we ride through rubber and spice plantations and arrive in Kottayam, also known as the Syrian Christian heartland of Kerala. Here grand churches dot the landscape with whitewashed facades and distinct guild ceilings. We finish our ride of the day when we hit the water's edge and the highlight of our tour. The backwaters of Kerala are expansive and the best way to ply them is by sitting back and relaxing on a houseboat. Revamped rice barges, the boats now have modern amenities, including air con and a comfortable bed. What better way to see the lakes and lagoons as we leisurely cruise to meet our bikes again.

Houseboat
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Ride 70km
+798m
-844m

Day 4 Alleppey - Cochin

We dock at Alleppey, and find our bikes waiting for us. This morning's ride will be flat as we take an old canal road, passing historic buildings and taking in the serene view of this small city. We then ride north along the coast to Marari beach for a seafood lunch and a bit of relaxation. We continue riding past fishing villages as we near our final destination of Cochin. We will end the tour at your city hotel.

Breakfast, Lunch
Ride 58km
+209m
-205m