Kerala Coastal Cycling

Total Duration

7 days

Avg. Activity

4 hrs/day


4 days

Max. Altitude

Varkala (58m)


6 nights 7 days cycling tour in the tropical paradise is the ultimate adventure trip that awaits you. And we are here to help you embark on it. Travelling by bike allows you to explore the countryside in a way that is unlikely to do otherwise. An off-the-beaten-track from the old spice port of Kochi to the laid-back beach town of Varkala is fringed by palm trees and overlooks beautiful landscapes. Enroll now for the Kerala Coastal Cycling tour and let the beauty of God’s Own Country sway you.

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  • Cycling through the countryside of Kerala.

  • Explore the backwaters of Kerala.

  • Explore Varkala, an un-spoilt beach town.

  • Relax on the beaches of Kovalam

  • Live performance of Kathakali – a traditional dance form of Kerala
Route Map

Kerala Coastal Cycling

Daily Itinerary
  • DAY 01

    Arrive Kochi, Evening Kathakali Dance Performance

    Arrive Kochi by international flight. KVT representative will meet you at the airport and assist you to the vehicle. Later proceed to the hotel and check in to your room. Kochi, also known as the “Queen of Arabian Sea”, is one of the finest natural and major harbor cities and has a cosmopolitan culture highly influenced by historical trading partners. The rest of the time is free to explore the historic town on your own. Optional sightseeing of Kochi can be arranged on an additional payment basis whereby you will see Dutch Palace (Closed on Fridays), Jewish Synagogue (Closed on Fridays & Saturdays) and explore the historic Fort Kochi area. During the evening we will witness live Kathakali Dance Performance – a traditional dance form of Kerala. Here we will get an opportunity to watch the artists apply their makeup. (Meals: Nil)

  • DAY 02

    Drive & Cycle to Alleppey

    After breakfast, get ready for a beautiful day of cycling. We will start our day with an hour's drive to the city outskirts. From there we will ride along the countryside road running through the narrow stretch of land between the Arabian Sea and Kerala backwaters, passing by small fisherman’s villages. The ride of around 35kms will take us along the paddy fields and coconut plantations and passing through local villages and small hamlets. Upon arrival at Alleppey, we will check in to the hotel. Alleppey is the hub of Kerala's backwaters and home to a vast network of waterways. It houses over a thousand houseboats and is also an important coir industry. The rest of the time is free to relax and enjoy the backwaters. Optional activities like kayaking, canoeing, guided village walk can be arranged on an additional payment basis. (Cycling distance: Around 35 kms / Meals: Breakfast)

  • DAY 03

    Cycle & Drive to Kollam, En-route visit Mannarasala Nagaraja Temple & Amma Ashram

    After breakfast, we will start our cycling through the countryside roads, riding along the Vembanad Lake and passing by small villages surrounded by paddy fields and coconut plantations. Soon we will hit the coastal road and will ride parallel to the Arabian Sea. We won’t be always seeing the sea as there are homes, guesthouses and other buildings and coconut plantations along the beach. We will then head a bit more inland and start riding along the back-roads crossing paddy fields and local villages. We will make a short stop at Mannarasala Nagaraja Temple – nestled in a forest glade; it is a very ancient and internationally known centre of pilgrimage for the devotees of Nagaraja, the serpent god. The temple has over 100,000 images of snakes along the paths and among the trees. Besides, it is the largest such temple in Kerala. Couples seeking fertility come to worship here, and upon the birth of their child come to hold thanksgiving ceremonies. We will continue with our ride till Kayamkulam. From here we will board the accompanying vehicle and will drive to Kollam. En-route we will visit the Amma Ashram. Kollam is historically remembered as an important port which was part of the legendary Spice Trade. The place is blessed with a long coastline and is one of the leaders of the cashew trade and processing industry in India. (Cycling distance: Around 40 kms / Meals: Breakfast)

  • DAY 04

    Cycle to Varkala, En-route visit Coir Factory

    Today will be another beautiful day of coastal cycling. This ride will take us alongside palm-fringed coastal roads and beautiful blue lagoons. We will come across small fisherman’s village watching their day-to-day life and their traditional houses. We will even stop by a Coir making factory whereby we will have the opportunity to see how coconut husks are being processed and turned into coir ropes and mats. During the ride, we will come across some lovely beaches like Kappil beach, Edava beach, etc. and finally we will ride up the Varkala cliff overlooking the Varkala beach. Upon arrival at Varakala, we will check in to the hotel. The rest of the time is free to relax on the Varkala beach. (Cycling distance: Around 35 kms / Meals: Breakfast)

  • DAY 05

    Cycle to Kovalam

    After breakfast, get ready for our final day of coastal cycling along the Arabian Sea. We will ride on our cycles along the palm-fringed shores bypassing small fisherman’s villages. Our first destination will be Anchuthengu, which is a coastal town. There we visit Anjengo Fort - a square-shaped fort with four bastions, built by East India Company in 1696 and served as company’s first permanent post on the Malabar Coast. We will continue with our ride till we reach the Veli Beach - a narrow sandy stretch separating the Arabian Sea and Veli Lake. The beach park has many stone sculptures. Among the famous are the Conch Sculptures. From here we will board the vehicle and have a short ride to Kovalam. En-route we will visit Shanghumukham beach and see the sculpture of Jalakanyaka – a giant mermaid statue of 35m long. Upon arrival at Kovalam, we will check in to the hotel. Kovalam - the beach resort of Kerala and is very popular due to shallow waters and low tidal waves. (Cycling Trip Ends / Cycling distance: Around 35 kms / Meals: Breakfast)

  • DAY 06

    Kovalam – Free Day

    Today we will have the entire day free to relax on the Kovalam beach and enjoy a swim in the Arabian Sea. One can participate in various water sports activities like parasailing, motorboat sailing, scuba diving, water skiing, kayaking, etc. on direct payment basis. (Meals: Breakfast)

  • DAY 07

    Departure to Trivandrum Airport

    After breakfast, we will have a departure transfer to Trivandrum airport for our flight to onward destination. (Meals: Breakfast)


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