Zip through tea plantations, caves and beaches and experience South India on two wheels. Located on the Malabar Coast of south-west India and wedged between Lakshadweep Sea and the Western Ghats, Kerala is a great place to start this journey. From its famous backwaters to its tropically lush rainforests and high altitude mountain forests, Kerala makes for an invigorating cycling expedition.
Kalypso Adventures and Cycle South India are amongst the leading cycling expeditions and tour operators in India.
Some of their popular itineraries include:
Wilderness Trail: The trip includes visits to the Golden Royal Elephant Throne in Mysore Palace and Edakkal caves that are known for the Megalithic art – stones used as art medium - on the walls.
Spice Trail: This eight-day trail starts in Kochi , a city of immense cultural diversity, and goes through several spice, rubber, and coconut plantations to finally reach Thattekkad.
Cardamom Trail: Dominated by sites of cardamom hills and tea estates, this four-day trip starts at Munnar, a tea town situated at over 4,921ft.
Heritage Trail: Popular amongst tourists, this tour sets off from Tellicherry. Travellers get to cycle through Kozhikode, to reach the ancient port of Muziris, and finally end their journey in Alleppey.
Challenging the Sahyadris: This nine-day trail takes you through the Western Ghats, starting from the lowland forests of Thattekkad.
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