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Cycling Backwater Kayaking in Kerala

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This is a multiactivity adventure for those in search of an active short holiday in Kerala & for those who enjoy the flavour of rural Kerala. The highlights of the tour are the back roads cycling, staying at a working farm in a village and the thrill of kayaking through the tropical maze of the backwaters waterways of Kerala!


Day 1: Thattekkad

You will start the rural cycling from the busy city of Kochi to the quiet environs of the lowland forests at Thattekkad. As you ride through the countryside rural Kerala welcomes you through its rice fields, spice plantations and numerous rivulets of the Periyar River. You will arrive at the Hornbill camp located on the banks of the river Periyar. You can also take a walk around the plantation areas that surround the camp or go kayaking through the river in the company of your guide.


Day 2: Thodupuzha

Today you will be discovering more of the rural Kerala as you cycle through the sylvan Keralan countryside towards the trading town of Thodupuzha located at the foothills of the Western Ghats. Here the countryside is a mix of rubber plantations and spice growing villages. The ride would take you to the farm villa which grows spices and ayurveda plants. This is an ideal place to relax with an ayurveda massage, to read a book at the river side or take a walk through the village.


Day 3: Alleppey

Today you will transfer to the backwaters to start your backwater kayaking near the town of Alleppey. This is a journey of discovery of the lives of the people that dwell along the meandering backwaters rivers, lagoons and lakes that make up the legendary backwaters of Kerala. The food is kuttanadan style and spiced up to treat you with its own sea food specialities.


Day 4: Pulincunnu

Another day of paddling will take you to another part of the backwaters with heritage villas that dot the landscape, a reminder of the halcyon days of the great agricultural traditions of the people who live here.


Day 5: Depart

Your rural cycling and the backwaters kayaking tour ends here.



Riceboat Cruise: What better way to end the short adventure tour than a day on the famed rice boats as you leisurely sail through the quiet parts of the backwaters.


Beach: The Marari Beach is just a stones’ throw away and an unhurried holiday awaits you in the sun and sands of this magnificent beach.



Visitors to India must obtain a Visa before departure. You can consult the nearest Indian Embassy/ High Commission/ Consular Office for the same.



You will be put up in Heritage Hotels & Villas, comfortable Luxury cottage tents with en-suite bathroom, Plantation Villas, Homestays and riceboat.



The weather is tropical and warm but most of the cycling is in the forenoon, when the temperatures are lower. Monsoons months are July to August.


Transportation Guides

Transportation including airport transfers are included in the cost. The vehicle with roof top carriers will accompany throughout. We provide qualified guides for all activities in this tour.


First Aid

Our guides have been adequately trained in first aid and always carry a comprehensive first-aid kit. In case of any medical emergency we have facilities to transfer you to the nearest hospital immediately.



Food is a very important part of these journeys and we have ensured that the Keralan Cuisine is a part of this adventure. Refreshments and bottled mineral water are provided on all activity days. Any special food requirements can be met if sufficient notice is given.



• Drink plenty of fluids. Use only bottled mineral water provided by us.
• Carry your personal medical kit and insect repellent.


Spending Money

During the cycling there will be opportunities to do some shopping and money spent along the way goes directly into the hands of the local communities.


Airport Tax

Airport or departure taxes are not applicable if you depart from Kochi.

What to bring


• Sturdy walking shoes/Sport sandals
• Extra pair Socks



• Warm sets of clothes (Fleece, Jacket, hat and gloves) are required for trips going through Munnar and other high altitude areas.
• Hiking shorts
• Hiking pants/track pants
• Waterproof jacket.
• Casual Shirts/T-shirts



• Binoculars for viewing wildlife (optional)
• Torch
• Insect repellent
• Sunglasses, cap
• Sun cream 
• Canteen
• Day pack


Bike & Kayak Hire

No Charge. You may bring your own bikes, but in this case let us know in advance.





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Where Kerala
Duration 4 Night / 5 Days
Difficulty Easy
Capacity 25 Seats
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19th Oct, 2017
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