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On this unforgettable trip through the Western Ghats of Kerala, you will be riding through the beautiful, lush tea gardens of Munnar, the cardamom growing villages that dot the hills along the way and finally finish at the Periyar Tiger Reserve. Best of all you will enjoy the pleasant climate of the high ranges of Kerala on this cycling tour in South India. Absorb the scenic beauty as you cycle through Munnar, Suryanelli, Vandanmedu, Periyar and Vagemon on this fully guided and supported tour.


Bike through the famed Cardamom Hills, cardamom forests, lakes and tea estates, tea gardens and forests 
Spend an evening at the Anaerangal Camp at Suryanelli with a spectacular view of the Anaerangal Lake and the high altitude rain forests below
Spend an entire day at Periyar to view the magnificent forests and wildlife
Visit the Lockhart Gap, which is famous for challenging treks




Day 1 : Arrive in Munnar; Cycle (Approx. 40 km) Open or Close


Arrive in Munnar. After check-in to your hotel, you can check out your cycles and start a ride around the tea estates that stretch for miles in all directions. This is also an opportunity to see some of Munnar’s highlights – the scenic tea estate roads, the tea bazaar, the only Tea Museum in India and the lake at Mattupetty. You can follow the trail back to Munnar, through the high altitude rain forests that abound here.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 2 : Munnar - Suryanelli; Cycle (Approx. 45 km) Open or Close

After breakfast, you will cycle through the tea estates to the Lockhart Gap – a road blasted out of solid rock a century ago. After a brief stop here, continue on your way - the tea estates soon give way to cardamom forests and finally you arrive at the small village of Suryanelli. From here, you have a short ride to the well furnished cottage-tented camp overlooking the beautiful Anaerangal Lake. The towering Phantoms’ Head in the backdrop to the camp makes an inviting destination for an evening trek to watch a wonderful sunset over the lake.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 3 : Suryanelli - Vandanmedu; Cycle (Approx. 60 km) Open or Close

Your destination today is the centre of the cardamom trade in the world - ride through the famed Cardamom Hills, cardamom forests, lakes and tea estates. The terrain is undulating which gives the ride an extra challenge. After arriving at the resort, there is time to go around the cardamom estate and the processing centre or to simply splash around in the pool if you wish to relax.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 4 : Vandanmedu - Periyar; Cycle (Approx. 25 km) Open or Close


A short ride mostly downhill takes you to the Periyar Tiger Reserve, one of the best managed wildlife reserves in the country. Here you can take off into the forest in the company of forest guides from the local community or visit the numerous spice shops to collect the fresh spices just off the farms.
Meals: Breakfast


Day 5 : Periyar Open or Close

Another day in Periyar lets you spend the full day to view the magnificent forests and wildlife that Periyar offers. Some of your guides may even be ex-poachers now gainfully employed as protectors of the forests. Their knowledge will astound you as you look for pug marks of tigers or look out for the elephants and gaurs that abound in these forests. But in case you want to ride today also, there is an opportunity to ride to the border area where you can see the magnificent plains of Tamil Nadu in the distance below. The ride is through the spice growing villages that dot the area and gives you an overview of life in the cardamom hills.
Meals: Breakfast


Day 6 : Periyar - Vagamon; Cycle (Approx. 70 km) Open or Close

The most spectacular ride is set for today as you ride through thick forests, tea estates, tiny spice growing villages and open countryside with rolling hills. The terrain is undulating and the scenery is the best that Kerala can offer. By evening you should be in you resort celebrating an end to a fabulous cycle ride through the Kerala hill country.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 7 : Vagamon – Kochi, Departure Open or Close

You will be dropped to Kochi where the tour comes to an end.
Meals: None





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