E-BIKE BEACH & BACKWATER IN KERALA
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Beach and Backwater Cycling is a relaxed cycling holiday through the beach roads, the fisherman villages and along the backwaters. Much more than just a cycling holiday, it provides the opportunity to experience Kerala’s culture, lifestyle, cuisines and customs.
E-Bike Tour Beach & Backwater Kerala
|Day 1||Marari Beach||Arakkal Heritage||– / L / D|
|Day 2||Kainakary||Poopally Heritage||B / L / D|
|Day 3||Kumarakom||Whispering Palm||B / L / D|
|Day 4||Depart||B / – / –|
- Pristine beach of Mararikulam
- Coir making and fishermen villages
- Home-stay experience
- Backwater life at Alleppey and Kumarakom
- Healthy local Keralan food
- Local Temples and Churches
Refreshments & water in plenty
Day 1: Marari Beach
We will meet you at Fort Kochi, after fixing your cycles we proceed to Marari. As we hit the beach road, the busy streets of Fort Kochi is left behind and we ride along the fishing villages bordered by coconut plantations on one side and the sea on the other side. We reach our destination, a stunning heritage villa for lunch. The rest of the time after lunch can be spent relaxing or participating in the in-house activities.
Accommodation: Arakkal Heritage
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Activity Distance: Cycling 50KMs
Day 2: Alleppey
After breakfast we will start cycling the back roads in Alleppey, a coastal town famous for its backwaters. As we cycle through the small villages and country roads, we get to see how coconut husk is being processed and made into coir mats and ropes. The evening can be spent by taking a walk through the paddy fields, or meeting the local people or by taking a ride to the village market.
Accommodation: Poopally Heritage
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Activity Distance: Cycling 30KMs
Day 3: Kumarakom
Today we are taking some less travelled route to reach Kumarakom. You will see the paddy fields and backwater canals all the way. Enjoy meeting some local people and have a visit to famous Chambakulam church as well. In between we will use a local ferry to cross the river.
Accommodation: Whispering Palm
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Activity Distance: Cycling 40KMs
Day 4: Cochin
Packing bags our tour leader and driver will transfer you to Kochi only to depart with a bag full of happy and fun-filled memories. Optional twenty kilometers ride before we getting transferred. As always, we make sure you’re going to come back to discover newer routes and engage with the Keralan people.
Activity Distance: Cycling 20KMs
Arakal Heritage is located in a deserted sandy beach with blue sky and warm tropical sun-shine through out the year. Our heritage is facing 100 meters away from the Arabian Sea. It is a paradise for tourist who love exquisite Kerala Cuisine. Set among shady coconut trees and offer discerning travelers a paradise retreat away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Abad Whispering Palm
Should I book my vacation in advance ?
It is advisable to book your tour as early as possible. During holiday periods from Oct-March hotels across South India remain full. Please contact us and we would be glad to help with dates and planning.
Do you offer Private Honeymoon Trips ?
Yes. An experience with us has all the ingredients for a perfect honeymoon. Custom made just for you and your dearest spouse. Romantic destinations like Munnar and Marari Beach offer exquisite lodgings and cuisine. And engaging activities—as much or as little, as easy or as challenging, as desired. It’s the ultimate wedding present. Just call us at + 91-9562442992 or email us at [email protected] Buzz us to customize your cycling holiday in India.
Can “India Bicycle Trips\” provide references to make an informed decision ?
Surely. Your tour consultant will be happy to give you contacts of people who have participated in the trip you’re considering.
What kind of fitness level do I need to enjoy a trip ?
A minimum fitness level is required for our Casual and Premium Bicycle trips. In the case of a Shared or Group tour please make sure you have good fitness levels to bike long distance and keep pace with the rest of the group. Day tours require basic biking skills. The concept of traveling on a bi-cycle is to take in the aromas and to see a real world. Join us to experience a real India.
Accommodation / Meals
The properties that we have suggested in the itinerary are standard and premium properties we use and include heritage hotels, Eco-lodges and Plantation Retreats. Indian food is mainly vegetarian and spicy but not hot curry. A typical meal consists of rice, Chappathy, fish, and vegetables. There is an abundance of fresh fruit and fish. Mineral water is widely available and carried on the support vehicle.
Do I have to carry any biking gear ?
All that you need to carry is your camera, tissues, sun-screen and gloves. The leaders transport your luggage between hotels. They’ll also gladly pick up and transport any purchases you make along the way. Necessary accessories will be provided on tour.
Is it safe to ride in India ?
Routes we take you on are routes we’ve biked ourselves over and over again. Activities we’ve planned on these trips are activities we love and those you’d love too. Our routes are safe ! Most often using those through village and back-roads with minimum or zero traffic. India is a safe place and with us you can expect to be a 100% safe and secure. This is our guarantee.
Riding Flexibility ?
We will also be having a back-up vehicle accompanying through-out the tour and therefore, the cycling distance mentioned in the itinerary can be made flexible depending on your interest and fitness level.
Our Bikes / Equipment
Our bikes are fitted with standard flat pedals. If you would like to bring your own pedals, clips and saddle and fit them to our bikes you are welcome to do so. We recommend you wear a helmet on the tour we do not hire helmets so please bring your helmet. We will be taking care of all the bike spares.
It is a condition of joining our trips that you must be adequately insured. Polices should cover potential risks involved in a mountain cycling holiday. We ask for details of your policy to be provided prior to travel. We recommend that you arrange your travel insurance at the same time as booking your holiday so that you are covered in the event of cancellation.
There are no compulsory vaccinations for foreign visitors but we strongly recommended that you should contact your doctor at least 3 months prior to travel to obtain these vaccinations and the latest advice to travelers. Expert advice on medication should be sought.
Our guides carry a medical kit. We recommend that you bring your own first aid supplies including: a broad spectrum anti-biotic, antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, a cold medication, diarrhea treatment, pain killers, plasters, insect repellent and re-hydration salts.
Tips for Local Guides and Drivers
Tipping is an accepted part of everyday life, and although it is always at your discretion, you will be expected to tip to reward service. £25 for the guide and team at the end of the tour is recommended.
Spending money depends on your taste for souvenirs, drinks etc. We estimate that £200 will be more than enough to cover the 14-day tour.
Can I have my own room ?
Our prices are based on double occupancy (two people per room). We will endeavor to find a roommate for those guests who wish to share a room. Please write to us at [email protected] for single occupancy rates.
Do you provide bikes for children ?
We provide bikes for children of all ages. With routes that are safe, bikes of apt size and guides as caring and loving, you couldn’t ask for a more personalized tour.
Can you provide me with references from previous tours ?
Yes. Your Trip Consultant will be happy to give you contacts of people who have participated in the trip you’re considering.
Can I bring my own bike ?
Of course you could get your own bike. Please make sure to bring along necessary tools and spares as we do not guarantee availability of spares for personal bikes.
Is India Bicycle Trips a registered firm ?
India Bicycle Trips is a part of a registered company called ” In Sight Bicycle Trips Pvt Limited ” head quartered in Cochin, Kerala. In-Sight Bicycle Trips Pvt Ltd is a company formed in 2010 and has been successful in offering tours both leisure and active holidays to its guests from all over the world. For any information, please feel free to write to us and we would be glad to clarify.
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