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Mountain Biking in Kerala ? And why not...




....Kerala has the most beautiful terrain for mountain biking. Ride through the tropical rain forests and grasslands weaving your way up & down through the hilly trails, backwaters, tea & spice gardens, majestic rubber plantation, lakes, tribal villages and serene country side.

Trek / Giant multi geared mountain bikes are used on this adventures itinerary with all back ups. ‘U’ will be provided with helmets & drinking water bottles however we recommend that all personal gears included helmets be bought by the bikers such as shorts, gloves, toe clips, pedals, camelbacks, shin guards whatever ‘U’ feel is comfortable while riding.
   
Day 01 : Cochin / Alleppey (3hrs drive) : On arrival, you will be met at the Airport and transferred to your hotel in Alleppey. After check-in you are free to explore the backwaters. Overnight at Hotel.
   

Day 02 : Alleppey / Thattekkad (1hr drive) : An early start you will be picked up and driven to Kakkanad 70 kms away from here you start cycling along the quiet country roads towards the lowland forested area of Thattekkad – famed as a bird sanctuary. The route passes through rubber and coconut plantations. Once you reach the camp you have the option to get on the Kayaks and have a closer look at the Thattekkad bird sanctuary. Overnight stay in Thattekkad.

   

Day 3 : Thattekkad / Adimali : Today you start climbing through the mountains of the western Ghats & finally reach the estate bungalow at Adimali which is 3,500 m above sea level. Overnight stay in Adimali.

   

Day 4 : Adimali / Munnar : A test of stamina and how fit your legs are climbing the heights of Munnar at over 1,600 sq meters. You will pass through high altitude forests, manicured tea gardens, cardamom plantations and winding roads as you make it to the Hotel. Here you can go on a cycling trip through the wonderfully laid tea gardens in absolute serenity through the quiet country roads..Overnight stay in Munnar.

   

Day 5 : Munnar / Suryanelli : You will take the winding estate roads through the tea gardens & sholas (through high altitudemountain forests) to the spectacular Lockhart gap overlooking the Bison Valley deep down below.to the spectacular Lockhart gap overlooking the Bison Valley deep down below. to the spectacular Lockhart gap overlooking the Bison Valley deep down below. Here you stop for a picnic lunch before you reach Suryanelli by late afternoon. You will spend the night in very comfortably furnished Cottage tents at Suryanelli.

   

Day 6 : Suryanelli / Periyar : Today is a day of CHALLENGE as you continue biking around the beautiful Anaerangal lake (literally meaning the ‘Lake where the elephants come down’) and through ‘manicured’ tea estates to our destination - the world famed Periyar Tiger Reserve. You will cycle through Kumily town to the Hotel, where you spend the night.

   
Day 7 : Periyar / Kulamavu : You will be transferred to Kattappana and cycle the rest of the way through the shadow of the cardamom hills to Kulamavu – in the vicinity of Asia’s biggest arch dam at Idukki. Kulamavu is set against the grasslands of the Western Ghats and the cycling route passes through spectacular sights of the rolling hills that have made this place so beautiful. At the end you will settle down at a resort overlooking the Western Ghats.
   
Day 8 : Kulamavu / Kumarakom : After an early breakfast you will head towards the plains – passing through the spice growing villages and the backwaters till you reach Kumarakom. Here you will embark on the luxurious rice boats - one of Kerala’s most luxurious forms of accommodation. Reclining on cushions and drifting through quiet canals, you’ll pass through paddy fields grazed by ducks, floating markets,local toddy shops, temples and churches. Overnight on the House Boat
   
Day 09 : Alleppey / Kovalam : After breakfast in the House boat, you will be transferred by road to Kovalam, and on arrival check in at Hotel. After check-in you are free for independent activities. Overnight at the hotel.
   
Day 09- Day 14 : 06nts in Kovalam : You are free for independent activities..Enjoy the culture, cuisine & rejuvanate your body by the traditional ayurvedic massage.
   
Day 15 : Kovalam / Trivandrum : After breakfast you will be transferred to airport 02 Hrs before the departure of your on ward journey.
   
   
End of Tour  
   

  Hotels  

Hotels Resort Board No of Nts
Kondailip Resort Alleppey HB 01
Hornbill Camp Thattekkad FB 01
Cardamom Estate Bungalow Adimali FB 01
Olive Brook Home Stay Munnar FB 01
Anaerangal camp Suryanelli FB 01
Wilder Nest Periyar FB 01
Green Berg Kulamavu FB 01
Standard House Boat Kumarakom FB 01
Jeevan Beach Resort Kovalam BB 06
FO = Flight Only | BB = Bed and breakfast | HB = Half Board | FB = Full Board | AI = All inclusive
Econ = Economy Class | Prem = Premium Economy | OW = One Way
Departures Price Discount Departures Price Discount
Please Call for Current Seasons Prices 01 Oct 2015 - 30 Apr 2016 Call -
Above prices are based on twin share per person
Single and triple rooms rate as well as hotels upgrade supplements are available on request
Discount shown will be deducted from the prices at the time of booking and is applicable only for bookings done before 20 Jan 2010
Cycling Map



Distances:

Cochin to Thattekkad - 65 kms, Thattekakd to Adimali - 70 kms, Adimali to Munnar - 18 kms Munnar to Suryanelli - 32 kms, Suryanelli to Periyar - 75 kms, Periyar to Kulamavu - 55 kms, Kulamavu to Kumarakom - 80 kms

Package Includes
Flight from Heathrow / Gatwick / Manchester / Birmingham / Glasgow to Cochin and return from Trivandrum
Arrival transfer and other transfers as per the itinerary, guide, cycles, accompanying vehicle, refreshments / mineral water while cycling
Departure transfer from Hotel to Trivandrum Airport 3 hours before the flight to UK

Package does not Include
Above mentioned price does not include any unspecified meals, table drinking, telephone call, laundry, camera fee, tips, insurance and any other expense of personal nature
Monument fees to be paid locally

Note
These packages are very flexible and one can fly from the UK to any International airport in India and return from Kerala or vice versa. ie Fly into Kerala and return from any international airport in India.
Price may vary. To get the revised price as per your requirement please call reservation on 02072587800.

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