Road Cycling India Coast to Coast

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US$ 2,750
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$ 330
Single SupplementUS$ 575
Client Rating (based on 3 reviews)

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.

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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

Departure for onward travel or stay in Kochi.

Elevation Profiles

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


This is my second long tour with Spiceroads. Their tours are always well prepared and organized. Their guides take a safety first approach throughout the tour, whilst providing excellent guidance and information about the tour and also about culture and sights we see as we ride along. Oh yes, one more thing: the food on the tours is always awesome and plentiful..:)

Andras VarsanyiJanuary 2020

Very impressive landscape, delicious food, and lovely people - I would absolutely recommend the cycling tour in South India!

Tanja SeilerDecember 2019

Wonderful trip to experience southern India while riding on a bike. SpiceRoads took good care of us while we were on the road.

Vitaly TyulyaevDecember 2019

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