Kerala Backroads: Spice Mountains To The Arabian Sea

We have some of the best and most scenic riding in the world here in Kerala and to back that up some of the world’s best tea, we not only drink it we know everything about it and love to share our knowledge with you.  If you’re a coffee lover this is also the home of the famed monsoon-Malabar which is a great way to start the day while waking up to the birdsong.

Friendly people, authentic experiences, great food and routes only known to us; nobody knows this area better than our cycling team.

Tour Highlights

Experience the beautiful off-the-beaten track Spice Mountains

Explore the backwaters, rivers and beaches by cycle

Enjoy and indulge in Kerala cuisine

Expert local birdwatching guide

Key Info

Bike Hire Included

Group Size: 2-10

Days: 7

Our Kerala Backroads Spice Mountains to the Arabian Sea takes in the just about the best there is in the mountains and on the backwaters and coast, steady distances but enough for a  point to point cycling challenge with super scenery all the way..


Day 1: Pick Up Fort Cochin/Airport Transfer to Kumily around 4 hours drive.  Afternoon relax evening optional boat ride inside Periyar Tiger Reserve: Overnight  Chrissies Guest House

Day 2: Kumily-Kuttikanam 45Km: Undulating ride through tea-Estates and magical scenery onto our superb plantation resort in Kuttikanam. 

Day 3: Kuttikanam-Vagamon 25Km: Relaxing morning  at Misty Mountain Resort take in a guided tour of the tea factory and coffee and spice plantation. Afternoon super-scenic ride to Vagamon followed by  light trek to stunning Tangalparra View point. Overnight Vagamon.

Day 4: Vagamon-Muttom 70Km: We traverse through the cardamom hills before descending through tea and pepper plantations to the Kerala lowlands with  an overnight at our stunning resort on the banks of the Thodupuzzha river near Muttom

Day 5: Muttom-Thaneermukkom 70Km: A delight of ride taking us over some short climbs onto Palla and the famed India Coffee House before taking us back through rubber plantations onto the palm fringed paddy fields of the Kuttinadu. Overnight on backwaters at Thaneermukkom.

Day 6: Thaneermukkom-Marari Beach-Backwaters 30Km: A delightful short ride to one of Kerala’s hidden secrets; the near deserted tropical paradise beach of Marwari. Dive into the soothingly warm sea for a well deserved bathe followed by a short ride into Allapuzha for a cruise and overnight  houseboat on Vembanad Lake

Day 7: Mararikulam-Fort Cochin 45KM:  A superlative 45km gentle ride into historical Fort Cochin. Evening guided walk through the wealth of historical buildings and onto the iconic Chinese fishing set against a palm fringed backdrop of the Arabian Sea. Overnight Fort Cochin

Day 8: Onward travel/extend your trip/Airport drop.

We have the following scheduled dates

Spice Mountain To Sea

Dates: Sept-May Best /June-August Please Enquire

Prices: From £875 per person based on twin share

We also have the following scheduled dates with availability

30th December 2023 £945/£1145

*Double or Twin/Single Occupancy


Scott Hardtail Bikes

7 Nights excellent accommodation on double or twin occupancy


Evening Meal on Houseboat

Transport and transfers Fort Cochin-Fort Cochin

Vehicle support for the whole route