Road Cycling India Coast to Coast

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US$ 2,550
11 Days / 10 Nights
758 km
Tour Code
Next departure
Number of Cycling Days8
Average Distance Per Day: 95
150 Km
Average Climbing Per Day: 897
2,250 m
Total Cycling Distance758 kilometres
Bike HireStandard Road Bike: US$ 300
Single SupplementUS$ 550

About this Cycle Tour

In just 11 days, cycle tour India from the Bay of Bengal to the Arabian Sea, pass through millennia of history, and watch the scenery change from shimmering sand to forested mountains, to tropical backwaters before your eyes. Not only is this bike tour an impressive achievement, but it's also a fascinating cycling holiday through one of India's most colourful cultural regions. Brimming with history, culture, cuisine, scenery, and challenge- this South India odyssey is a story-book ride for road cyclists.

Your bicycle tour of Indias begins in bustling Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu, cycle south along the Bay of Bengal, steeped in colonial history. Head into the interior of the Indian sub-continent and experience the pace of South Indian life and culture as you ride through quaint farming villages and small towns adorned with ornate temples.

This cycling route explores ancient Madurai, one of the oldest cities in one of the world's oldest civilizations, before pressing on to the Western Ghat mountain range. Tough climbs are rewarded with cool mountain air and panoramic views of tea and spice country. Descend into the famously lush backwaters of Kerala and its many houseboats, fishing villages, and abundant wildlife, before meeting the shores of the Arabian Sea!

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Day 1

Arrive in Chennai, formerly known as "Madras." In the afternoon, meet your tour mates and tour leader at the hotel for a trip briefing followed by a welcome dinner.

Day 2

In the morning, transfer out of busy Chennai to Mahabalipuram, where we'll admire some of India's most revered ancient works before beginning our ride through the countryside to the former French colonial outpost of Puducherry.

Day 3

Our ride across the coast begins as we ride inland from Puducherry to rural Tamil Nadu. A long but gentle ride gives us plenty of time to take in the surroundings of the South Indian countryside, before ending the day's ride at a beautiful, traditionally designed resort.

Day 4

A mostly flat and scenic ride today takes us along the Kaveri River and the back roads of Tamil Nadu on a very off-the-beaten-path route. Enjoy the ride and the authentic view of South Asian life!

Day 5

A moderate ride from rural Tamil Nadu into the ancient city of Madurai. The ride is predominantly flat to undulating, with a few easy climbs to keep things interesting.

Day 6

A day off the bikes to rest and explore the fascinating ancient city of Madurai.

Day 7

Swap the South Indian plains and head for the foothills of the Western Ghats. A long climb on a winding mountain road takes us to our destination perched on a hillside with impressive views.

Day 8

A final day on the forested hills of the Western Ghats tests our legs.

Day 9

We descend from the Western Ghats, into the lush and tropical countryside of Kerala, and into its famous scenic backwaters.

Day 10

We finish our journey, riding through the scenic back waters of Kerala an on to Kochi- on the opposite coast from where we began!

Day 11

Transfer to Cochin International Airport for onward travel.

Elevation Profiles

Day 2 - Mahabalipuram to Puducherry Ride 85km. +343m / -347m.
Day 2 - Mahabalipuram to Puducherry Ride 85km. +343m / -347m.

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