Kerala Hike Bike and Kayak Tour

Explore the Hills, Backwaters and Beaches of Kerala

Welcome to the Kerala Cycling and Multi-Activity Tour, where you’ll embark on an exciting adventure through the unique and varied landscapes of Kerala, India’s tropical paradise. Get ready to immerse yourself in the beauty of backwaters, explore lush forests, trek through scenic trails, and indulge in thrilling activities.

Our journey begins in Fort Kochi, where you’ll be warmly greeted upon arrival and transferred to your hotel. Explore the charming streets of Fort Kochi in a traditional tuk-tuk, taking in the sights and sounds of this historic city. Optionally, you can witness a captivating Kathakali performance, a traditional form of dance-drama. Next, we cycle to Thattekkad, a birdwatcher’s paradise. Enjoy a tranquil afternoon kayaking through the lowland forests, surrounded by the melodies of various bird species. Embark on a morning nature walk at Thattekkad, observing the rich birdlife and diverse flora. From Thattekkad, we proceed to Munnar, a picturesque hill station renowned for its tea plantations. Then, cycle through the beautiful forests of Neriamangalam, soaking in the scenic beauty, before transferring to Munnar. In Munnar, we transfer to Rhodo Valley and embark on an exhilarating Meeshapulimala trek through Shola forests and vast grasslands. Marvel at the panoramic views and embrace the serenity of nature. Visit the Tea Museum to learn about the tea-making process and take a leisurely stroll through the local market. Our journey continues as we cycle to Suryanelli, passing through the enchanting Lockhart Gap and tea plantations. In the evening, enjoy a plantation walk, immersing yourself in the aromas and flavors of the region. Next, we venture to Shantanpara and embark on the Papathy Shola Trek, where we’ll meander through cardamom plantations and quaint villages, witnessing the beauty of the surroundings.

Cycling through the scenic Cardamom Hills and villages, we reach Thekkady. Explore a spice plantation, discovering the secrets of the region’s aromatic spices. In the evening, witness a captivating Kalaripayattu show, an ancient martial art form. Awaken your adventurous spirit as we embark on a forest hike and bamboo rafting in the Periyar Tiger Reserve, surrounded by lush greenery and diverse wildlife. Heading towards Vagamon, we cycle along hills and meadows, relishing the serene ambiance. Optionally, you can enjoy a nature walk and a refreshing stream bath, connecting with the natural surroundings. Our journey takes us to Alleppey, where we enjoy a short downhill cycling experience, passing through vibrant vegetable and pineapple farms. Then, we transfer to Alleppey for an afternoon of kayaking through the tranquil backwaters, soaking in the idyllic scenery. In Alleppey, wake up to a magical morning as you embark on a backwater village kayaking experience, witnessing the traditional lifestyle of the locals. Later, board a houseboat and cruise through the rivers and lakes, savoring the beauty of the backwaters. Our final destination is Marari, where we cycle through backwater and fishermen villages, reaching the pristine Marari Beach. Enjoy leisure time and relax in the tranquil surroundings.

As our tour comes to an end, we bid farewell, providing an airport drop for your departure. Cherish the memories of this incredible adventure and look forward to your next thrilling escapade.

Tour Highlights

Tuk Tuk Sightseeing Tour Fort Kochi

Tuk Tuk ride in Fort Kochi

Exploring the charming streets of Fort Kochi on a Tuk Tuk ride offers a delightful way to soak in the historical charm and colonial architecture of this coastal town, while also experiencing the bustling local markets, vibrant art galleries, and iconic landmarks such as the Chinese fishing nets and St. Francis Church. - The Tuk Tuk ride in Fort Kochi provides a fun and convenient mode of transportation to navigate the narrow lanes, interact with friendly locals, and discover the hidden gems that make this cultural hub a must-visit destination in Kerala.
Birding Hotspot of Thattekkad

Birding Hotspot of Thattekkad

Thattekkad, located in Kerala, is a paradise for birdwatchers, boasting an incredible variety of avian species. Exploring the dense forests and tranquil backwaters of Thattekkad allows visitors to spot rare migratory birds, including the Malabar Grey Hornbill, Crimson-backed Sunbird, and the majestic Indian Pitta. - Birding enthusiasts can embark on guided tours and nature walks in Thattekkad to witness the vibrant birdlife, listen to their melodious calls, and capture breathtaking moments amidst the lush greenery and serene surroundings of this renowned birding hotspot.
Tea Plantation Munnar

Misty Tea Hills of Munnar and Vagamon

The mist-covered tea hills of Munnar and Vagamon create a mesmerizing landscape that offers panoramic views, cool climate, and a serene ambiance. Exploring these hill stations allows visitors to wander through vast tea plantations, visit tea factories to learn about tea processing, and enjoy breathtaking vistas from viewpoints such as Top Station and Lockhart Gap. - The misty tea hills of Munnar and Vagamon provide a tranquil escape amidst nature, where travelers can indulge in leisurely walks, sip freshly brewed tea, and immerse themselves in the serene beauty of rolling hills, cascading waterfalls, and charming valleys.
The infinity rivulet and the view of deep valley

Meeshapulimala Trek

The Meeshapulimala Trek is a thrilling adventure that takes trekkers through the rugged terrain and unique Shola forests of the Western Ghats. Scaling the heights of Meeshapulimala, the second-highest peak in the region, rewards hikers with breathtaking views of the surrounding valleys, misty peaks, and the serene Rhodo Valley. - The Meeshapulimala Trek offers a challenging yet rewarding experience, allowing trekkers to witness the unique flora and fauna of the Western Ghats, breathe in the crisp mountain air, and be awestruck by the panoramic vistas that unfold at the summit.
Papathy Shola

Papathy Shola Trek

The Papathy Shola Trek takes adventurers through the verdant landscapes of the Western Ghats, passing through tribal villages and cardamom plantations. This immersive trek allows hikers to interact with the indigenous communities, witness their traditional way of life, and learn about the cultivation of spices and cardamom. - Trekking through the Papathy Shola trail provides a chance to connect with nature, explore the rich biodiversity of the region, and appreciate the cultural heritage of the tribal communities that call this picturesque landscape their home.
Trek 5

Cycling through Cardamom Hills of Shantanpara

Cycling through the Cardamom Hills of Shantanpara offers a thrilling adventure amidst the lush greenery and spice plantations of Kerala. Pedaling through the winding paths, travelers can soak in the fragrance of cardamom and other spices, witness the scenic beauty of rolling hills, and interact with friendly locals along the way. - This cycling experience allows travelers to immerse themselves in the tranquil ambiance of the Cardamom Hills, enjoy the cool breeze, and explore the hidden gems of this pristine region.
Hiking in Periyar Tiger Reserve

Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary on Bamboo Rafts

Embarking on a bamboo rafting expedition in the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary provides a unique opportunity to explore the wilderness, spot wildlife, and traverse the serene Periyar Lake. Drifting through the calm waters, travelers can witness animals such as elephants, gaur, sambar deer, and a variety of bird species in their natural habitat. - Bamboo rafting in the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary offers an eco-friendly and non-intrusive way to appreciate the rich biodiversity and pristine beauty of the Western Ghats. It allows adventurers to immerse themselves in the tranquility of the sanctuary and create unforgettable memories in the lap of nature.
Houseboat Night

Backwater Houseboat Cruise

A backwater houseboat cruise in Kerala is a quintessential experience that allows travelers to unwind and witness the serene beauty of the backwaters. Drifting along the meandering canals, lush paddy fields, and coconut groves, guests can relax on deck, savor delicious traditional meals, and enjoy the enchanting views of rural life passing by. - The backwater houseboat cruise offers a peaceful and idyllic journey, immersing travelers in the unhurried pace of Kerala's backwater villages and providing a close-up experience of the region's unique ecosystem, birdlife, and vibrant local culture.
Nedumudi Kayaking

Kayaking through the Backwater Villages of Alleppey

Kayaking through the backwater villages of Alleppey allows adventurers to explore the intricate network of canals, small islands, and vibrant rural communities. Paddling through the calm waters, visitors can witness the daily life of the locals, marvel at the lush green surroundings, and navigate through narrow channels inaccessible to larger boats. - Kayaking offers a more immersive and intimate experience, allowing travelers to interact with the friendly villagers, learn about their traditional occupations like fishing and coir making, and appreciate the natural beauty of Alleppey's backwater ecosystem up close.
mathiketan shola trek

Cycle, Trek, and Kayak through the Varied Landscapes of Kerala

Kerala's diverse landscapes offer ample opportunities for adventure enthusiasts to indulge in cycling, trekking, and kayaking. From cycling through picturesque villages and spice plantations to trekking amidst mist-clad mountains and kayaking along tranquil rivers, this multi-activity tour allows travelers to discover Kerala's natural beauty and cultural heritage in a thrilling and immersive way. - This multi-activity tour through Kerala's varied landscapes provides a unique blend of adventure, exploration, and cultural experiences, allowing travelers to witness the stunning scenery, engage with local communities, and create unforgettable memories of their journey through "God's Own Country."
Kathakali

Kathakali and Kalaripayattu Show

Kathakali and Kalaripayattu are traditional performing arts forms of Kerala that showcase the region's rich cultural heritage. Watching a Kathakali dance performance, with its elaborate costumes, intricate makeup, and expressive storytelling, transports audiences to the world of mythical tales and legends. Additionally, witnessing a Kalaripayattu martial arts show, with its acrobatic movements, weapon skills, and physical prowess, is an awe-inspiring experience that reflects the ancient warrior traditions of Kerala. - Attending a Kathakali and Kalaripayattu show allows spectators to appreciate the beauty and skill of these traditional art forms, witness the dedication and training of the performers, and gain a deeper understanding of Kerala's artistic and martial heritage.
Leisure at Marari Beach

Leisure at the Pristine Marari Beach

Marari Beach, located in Kerala, offers a serene and secluded coastal retreat for those seeking relaxation and rejuvenation. With its pristine white sands, swaying palm trees, and tranquil ambiance, Marari Beach provides the perfect setting to unwind, soak up the sun, and indulge in beachside activities such as swimming, and Ayurvedic massages. - Spending leisure time at Marari Beach allows visitors to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life, connect with nature, enjoy breathtaking sunsets over the Arabian Sea, and savor the slow-paced charm of Kerala's coastal life.
Cycling to thattekkad

Comfy Stay at Varied Landscapes of Kerala

Kerala offers a wide range of comfortable accommodations in diverse landscapes, allowing travelers to choose their ideal retreat. From luxury beach resorts overlooking the Arabian Sea to cozy homestays nestled in the hill stations, and from heritage hotels in historic towns to eco-lodges in the backwaters, Kerala provides a myriad of options to suit every preference. - Opting for a comfy stay in varied landscapes of Kerala ensures a memorable and relaxing experience, where travelers can unwind in the lap of nature, appreciate the stunning surroundings, and enjoy warm hospitality while immersing themselves in the unique charm and tranquility of each destination.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival to Fort Kochi

Activity: Arrival, Pickup from Airport, Transfer to Hotel, Sightseeing in Tuk Tuk, Optional Kathakali Performance Show
Meals: Breakfast
Chinese Fishing Nets Fort Kochi
Cycling to thattekkad

Day 2: Cycling to Thattekkad

Activity: Cycling to Thattekkad, Afternoon Kayaking through lowland forests
Activity Distance : 50 Kms
Terrain : Flat
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Cycling to Munnar

Activity: Morning Nature Walk, Cycling through forests of Neriamangalam and Transfer to Munnar
Activity Distance : 40 Kms
Terrain : Uphill, Undulating
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Cycling to Munnar
Meeshapulimala Trek Munnar

Day 4: Meeshapulimala Trek

Activity: Transfer to Rhodo Valley, Meeshapulimala Trek through Shola Forests and Grasslands, Visit Tea Museum and Local Market Walk
Activity Distance : 6 Kms
Terrain : Moderate Hill Forest and Valleys
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Cycling to Suryanelli

Activity: Cycling to Suryanelli through Lockhart Gap and Tea Plantations, Evening Plantation Walk
Activity Distance : 30 Kms
Terrain : Hilly and Undulating
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Munnar Thekkady Cycling
The tranquil village of Papathy Shola

Day 6: Pappathy Shola Trek

Activity: Papathy Shola Trek through Cardamom Plantations and Villages
Activity Distance : 10 Kms
Terrain : Moderate Hill, Villages and Plantation
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Cycling to Thekkady

Activity: Cycling to Thekkady through Cardamom Hills and villages, Spice Plantation Visit, Kalaripayattu show
Activity Distance : 65 Kms
Terrain : Hilly and Undulating
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Cycling to Thekkady
Bamboo Rafting in Periyar Tiger

Day 8: Explore periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

Activity: Forest Hike and Bamboo Rafting in Periyar Tiger Reserve
Activity Distance : 8 Kms
Terrain : Hilly and Forest
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9: Cycling to Vagamon

Activity: Cycling to Vagamon along hills and meadows, Optional nature walk and stream bath
Activity Distance : 45 Kms
Terrain : Hilly and Undulating
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 10 - Ride to Vagamon
Cycling from Vagamon to Alleppey

Day 10: Cycling to Alleppey

Activity: Short Downhill Cycling along vegetable and pineapple farms and Transfer to Alleppey, Afternoon Kayaking through rivers and canals
Activity Distance : 30 Kms
Terrain : Downhill and Undulating
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11: Explore the Alleppey Backwaters

Activity: Morning Backwater Village Kayaking and Houseboat Cruise through rivers and lake
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Alleppey Kayaking
Cycling to Marari

Day 12 : Cycling to Marari

Activity: Cycling to Marari Beach through backwater and fishermen villages
Activity Distance : 25 Kms
Terrain : Flat
Meals: Breakfast

Day 13: Tour Ends

Activity: Tour Ends, Airport Drop, Farewell till next Adventure, Departure
Goodbye Image

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