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SpiceRoads offers Short Bike Tour to explore highlights of Kerala

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Take in the best of Kerala’s culture, countryside and wildlife on a four-day cycling tour through the peaceful and enchanting area known as God’s Own Country.
SpiceRoads Cycle Tours introduces Discover Kerala by Bicycle, a four-day tour which explores the backwaters and back roads of the southern state of Kerala. This state, on the tropical Malabar Coast, is known for its greenery and wildlife reserves, its tea and spice plantations and exotic cuisine.
“Bicycling in Kerala is a delight: the roads are peaceful, the climate temperate and the landscape exotic with magnificent tea and spice estates to ride through. And if you are a foodie, you will love this tour,” says Struan Robertson, CEO SpiceRoads Cycle Tours.
What to expect
Cycling on mainly paved country roads, this tour starts with a visit to Paniyeli Poru, home to beautiful natural waterfalls and small rivers. Passing aromatic spice farms and shady rubber plantations the tour leads to the historic town of Thoduphuzha dating back to 300 BC, then into the Syrian Christian heartland of Kerala and spends a relaxing time drifting along the picturesque backwaters in an old converted rice barge. Evenings will be spent in beautiful riverside resorts, friendly farm stays and a romantic houseboat, as well as dining on scrumptious food, seasoned of course, by local spices.
Tour highlights
Relaxing at the waterfalls of Paniyeli Poru
Spending the afternoon cruising Kerala’s picturesque backwaters
Indulging in delicious local dishes
Go the distance
This 4-day tour includes three and a half days of cycling from 50 km to 60 km per day clocking up a total of 225 kms. The tour, which starts and ends in Cochin, is on paved roads with some climbing, but distances are not too strenuous.
Expert guides
The trip is fully supported and led by expert guides. Their knowledge of the area and terrain means that you always know what is coming up in terms of distance and difficulty. An air conditioned bus with a constant supply of cold drinks and fresh fruit will be on hand to pick up riders in need of a break.
2016 departures
Departs every Tuesday.
What are the costs?
The tour costs US$750 (Dec 20-Jan 10 US$825), US$175 single supplement
Bike hire is included.
About SpiceRoads
SpiceRoads is a specialist bicycle tour operator based in Bangkok offering a range of two-wheel tours in 29 destinations worldwide. SpiceRoads tours cater for every level of cyclist and tours range from day trips to across country boundary explorations. Participants are invited to join tours with fixed date departures scheduled throughout the year while private or tailor-made tours can be arranged for groups or individuals on request. Our professional operation has a fleet of well-maintained mountain and road bikes and support vehicles. All tours are led by experienced guides.

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