Cochin(Kochi, COK) has direct connecting flights via Middle East & few destinations in Southeast Asia. Domestic flights can be connected to Cochin either from Mumbai or Bangalore.
Meeting time and Location:
On day 1, meet your trip leader at 8:30 am at our Kochi shop. We recommend to do bike fit at least a day before departure. If you plan to arrive early, please contact your trip consultant for a list of suggested hotels at Kochi, if required. It is good to pick a hotel in Fort Kochi area.
Day 1: Kochi to Alleppey
We start with a short transfer and on to the bikes! Caught between the backwaters and Arabian sea, this is simply the best rural biking trail combined with village life experiences around Kochi. It’s a day-cycle ride that lets you feel the charm of simple Keralan backwater villages. We ride through vast paddy fields, fish farms, coconut tree canopies to reach one of the backwater edges. Learn about fish farming, traditional boat making and other local traditions. What you take back from this beautiful ride is a true village experience spiced up with few untold local stories.
Distance cycled: ~ 40km / 25mi*
Day 2: Mararikulam
We step into a kayak today. Soon you will be kayaking the backwaters, through inland canals, with people living very close to the water edges. See the village life in action and hear the stories from our local guide. Enjoy a simple lunch in a local village restaurant. Get the best picture imprinted to your memory on this last day of the Kerala adventure.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Kayaking : half-day
Day 3: Fort Kochi
Today morning we cycle back to Kochi and tour ends as we reach Fort Kochi by afternoon.
Distance cycled: ~ 45km / 28mi*
*with shuttle – short transfers
Extend your holiday: You can extend your holiday in the backwaters of Kerala by opting for a stay in houseboat, floating in Vembanadu lake.