Cycling is the perfect way to experience the colours, sights, sounds, and smells of this beautiful part of India. Wonderful variety of cycling, scenery, wild life, culture and people. Fabulous food, great company and something new every day.
A wonderful way to get around to see the diversity and beauty that is Kerala. Good support from tour leaders, comfortable hotels to rest weary legs and tasty, varied food gives a very good introduction to Kerala.
A great trip for first timers (on a bike trip or to India) and also for more experienced cyclists. Good mix of cycling and South Indian culture, good hotels and great food. Lovely thing to do when its cold and wet at home - its sunny and warm. Great team of staff as well to look after you.
Even with my partner coming off her bike on Day 6, this trip delivered its promises on experiencing a country in a unique way and providing some challenging riding (but achievable even with little practice beforehand).
A wonderful trip despite having a fall. A wonderful way to see the country and to meet the people. Everyone we met was friendly and kind. The ooty climb was tough - but then I was not as experienced a cyclist as others in the group who all completed it . I did complete it pushing my bike up from hair pin bend number 8 to number 1 and that was enough of an achievment for me. The descent the following day is fabulous. The food on most days was excellent. Amazing to always have vegetarian choices.
Varied cycle tour of delights of South India. Starting in bustling town of Mysore visiting its historic and religious sites. Then travelling undulating roads of wild-life park avoiding odd elephant staying in superb wild life lodges. Then climbing challenging hill to Ooty old hill town exploring its old railway and gardens and staying in luxury hotel. Freewheeling down into Kerala spending time in Hindi Temple town of Guruvayour. Onto old colonial centre at Cochin via some local ferries with time to explore and enjoy. Then the relaxation after rather hot ride to Backwaters and homestead and real Ayurvedic massage. Cruise on backwater in tradition house boat with all trimings - lovely lounge deck welocoming crew and excellent cuisine. then the final push to coast and seaside resort complete with fantastic seafood restaurants and shops. Excellent balanced trip. Cycling generally moderate except hill climb challenge. Plenty of scope to see sites and wildlife. Plenty of chances to taste local food. Extremely good guide - helpful, knowledgible but not controlling. Smiling support team.
Cycling on varied terrain across some quite different parts of India, from cool hills and eucalyptus forests, to tea plantations, bamboo and coconut palms as well as National Parks. Accommodation excellent (on the premium trip) and the staff incredibly helpful and caring. Sometimes the traffic was a little much, but I just got in the bus!
Despite being badged as a moderate/challenging trip, avid cyclists be prepared to rest on your handlebars and enjoy the scenery and the novel traffic conditions. Local changes and conditions mean that this a trip for adventurous leisure cyclists. This is a trip of contrasts; an emotional rollercoaster of experiences. A memorable trip with unforgettable people, places, sights and smells; but not something that I can easily sum up in a snappy summary.
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