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Number of Reviews: 17 Overall score: *****
Cyclist overtaking bullock cart, near Pondicherry, India
Review posted by Olive Patchett
***** Written
Southern India Coast to Coast Ride

An amazing cycling adventure coast to coast through the soul of India

5
You do need to be both a confident and competent cyclist not only to cope with the wonderful mayhem that is Indian town traffic but also the distances in the heat, however the rewards of this is getting to see and visit areas of India that most do not. The sights,sounds and smells as you ride along are a delight and a photographers dream. The accommodation was wide ranging from modern hotels, home-stays and magical old Indian hotels. All the food through out the journey exceeded our expectations with wonderful Tamil and Keralan cuisine. We really had a great adventure - a highly recommended trip. Thank you Exodus!
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Cyclist overtaking bullock cart, near Pondicherry, India
Review posted by Robiah Goehtz
***** Written
Southern India Coast to Coast Ride

Ruby Goehtz

5
If you are a keen cyclist than this trip is for you as its one of the most challenging ride in India. The distance covered most days are long and the terrain itself is formidable. The rating for this trip should be C/D because of the many stretches of the uphills !! Also the road and traffic conditions can be a nightmare but its doable.
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Cyclist overtaking bullock cart, near Pondicherry, India
Review posted by Ade Pickering
***** Written
Southern India Coast to Coast Ride

Southern India coast to coast

5
If you do just one cycling trip with Exodus, make sure it's this one. It's slightly tougher than Kerala and Vietnam, but more rewarding. You don't have to be anything other than keen and reasonably fit to complete the journey (says the forty-something year old drinker and occasional smoker), but you will discover new muscles and an overall sense of achievement. But isn't that the point?
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Cyclist overtaking bullock cart, near Pondicherry, India
Review posted by Sigurður Helgason
***** Written
Southern India Coast to Coast Ride

Cycling India from Coast to Coast

5
Another great cycling trip with Exodus in late october 2014 when all official predictions for number of „wet days“ were wrong with heavy rain and flooding in Tamil Nadu. Tamil Nadu is very different from Kerala and a great experience especially since the route has been improved and covers a very interesting area with long biking sections without any traffic. The hotels and homestay were just great with good variation and luxury usually not seen on bike trips. Our drivers made sure the luggage arrived before or with the cyclists.
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Cyclist overtaking bullock cart, near Pondicherry, India
Review posted by David Perry
***** Written
Southern India Coast to Coast Ride

Southern India Coast to Coast Ride

4
I carried out two trips back to back. The coast to coast followed by tropical India Once you accept that Indians like their cold water hot, their hot food cold, there are no rules of the road and that Indian time is different from the rest of the universe you will have a good trip Cycling challenging in places but not excessive Accommodation about what I expected Food exciting and varied especially in Kerela
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Exodus Response

We would like to thank David for his review. We are pleased that he had a number of inspirational moments during the trip , but sorry that he was disappointed by his bike. We have followed up with our local operator who are in the process of updating their bike fleet; we hope that this will avoid such disappointments in the future.

Megan Devenish - Trip Manager for cycling in India
Cyclist overtaking bullock cart, near Pondicherry, India
Review posted by Anonymous
***** Written
Southern India Coast to Coast Ride

Mr. Casper Ninteman

4
The cycling right across from Pondocherry , Tamil Nadu to Cochin in Kerala was a wonderful experience. Apart from one transfer we cycled all the way giving us an insight of the different cultures of the Tamil and Kerala people. From flat to awesome scenery of the Highlands and tea estates. We enjoyed the relaxing houseboat cruise on the Backwaters before our last kilometres to the other side on the next day.
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Cyclist overtaking bullock cart, near Pondicherry, India
Review posted by Anonymous
***** Written
Southern India Coast to Coast Ride

A ride of two halves

3
Having completed both this & the 'Kerela & Tropical India' trips the concept of a coast to coast ride has instant armchair appeal. However the reality of this trip is that the riding in the first few days is rather repetitive & flat & would benefit from a re-think of the route to take in more hills - perhaps commencing further South? Once in the hills the riding is excellent with a great variety of accommodation.
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Cyclist overtaking bullock cart, near Pondicherry, India
Review posted by Anonymous
***** Written
Southern India Coast to Coast Ride

CYCLE SOUTHERN INDIA - COAST TO COAST

5
What a brilliant trip.....a must do. Cycling point to point, along back roads, seeing the most wonderful sights, through small villages, alongside ox carts, through tea and rubber plantations. Kids every where waving and calling hello. The accommodation was fabulous.
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