Kerala Backwaters Family Bike Tour

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Overview

Ride along the coast of Kerala on a bike and kayak in the backwaters! The mix of beautiful places to stay and the combination of bike and kayak will make this short tour a memorable one for you.

Start

Kochi | 08:30hrs

Finish

Kochi | 12:00hrs

Lodging

casual

Level

easy

Avg. dist. cycled

35km or 21mi

Suitable for

Age: 9+

Group size

Min. 2, Max. 14

Highlights

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bike and kayak

Bike and kayak in the God’s own country of South India

Itinerary

Brief Itinerary

DayPlaceHotelMealsDistanceActivity
DAY 1Kochi to KumarakomAbad Whispering Palms Lake ResortL,D40km/24mi*cycling
DAY 2AlleppeyPamba Heritage VillaB,L,D30km / 19mi*cycling
DAY 3EzhupunnaVilla de ParraiB,L,Dkayaking
DAY 4Fort KochiB25km / 15micycling

Accommodation on this trip - Casual Inns

Small luxury and boutique hotels that are true to their heritage and character and reflect local ethos are listed here as Casual Inns. They hold within them an unassuming charm and regional character that is an extension of the destination itself. Most of them fall under the 3-star or 4-star category with a possible mix of homestays.

We have chosen them carefully so that you are well-rested; get a drift of the local character or an enthralling view from your verandah. The above brief itinerary gives you a clickable list of hotels for your perusal.

Detailed Itinerary

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Day 1: Kochi to Kumarakom

Caught between the backwaters and the 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. A beautiful ride today takes us near spectacular Vembanad Lake.

Meals: L,D
Cycling Distance: 40km/24mi*
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Day 2: Alleppey

Enjoy stunning vistas in all directions. Small canals, country canoes, fisherman throwing nets into the water, a coconut climber climbing up the coconut tree, women working in the rice fields, all come into scene one after the other. We ride to the lowest altitude region in India called Kuttanad, known as the rice bowl of Kerala.

Meals: B,L,D
Cycling Distance: 30km / 19mi*
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Day 3: Ezhupunna

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. We reach the beautiful backwaters countryside of Ezhupunna today.

Meals: B,L,D
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Day 4: Fort Kochi

Today morning we cycle back to Kochi and the tour ends as we reach Fort Kochi by noon.

Meals: B
Cycling Distance: 25km / 15mi

Dates and Prices

NOTE:

Our base pricing is in USD. However, we can also quote in AUD, GBP, CAD, and EUR, and you can pay in the same. Please write us.



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Essential Info

Inclusions

LODGING

All hotels as mentioned in the tour details (subject to availability). All options are personally reviewed.

trip leader

Expert Trip Leader(s) who look after your every need and add meaning to your vacation.

bike

Immaculately maintained bike with helmet, suited to a terrain.

shuttle

A Van support that follows the group of riders and carries all belongings.

meals

Meals as per itinerary. Guests are given the opportunity to dine on their own so that they discover a location independently.

refreshments

Refreshments and mineral water while cycling.

entrance

Entrance fees to most of the monuments and temples.

Exclusions

Airport pickup and drop

We recommend to book direclty from airport or hotel.

meals

Some meals may not be included. Please check your itinerary.

Beverages

Beverages such as alcohol, tea, coffee, juice at a hotel or restaurant.

Reviews from our friends

Deb from AU

5.0

Much recommended

Much recommended. A fabulous tour of the backwater with an excellent guide and great bike. The high point was putting the bike on a canoe which was then punted down a river for a couple of miles. A great experience, not to be missed

David S from US

5.0

I really enjoyed it

I really enjoyed it. Fantastic time and experience and very good staff.

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