NEW FOR 2019/20 SEASON

KERALA TASTERS: BACKROADS

From one day guided rides to multi-day self guided  tours we have the perfect ride for you. Featuring super routes and rides to suite all abilities for those just keen on a taste of life on two wheels in Kerala, right through to our acclaimed 1000 km classic Coast-To-Coast tour.

We are based at the former summer palace of the Queen of Travancore whose taste for luxury is embodied in our superb resort. We also know more than a little about the taste of  spices from cardamom to the famed Malabar pepper our guides will expand your mind while the spices will stimulate your senses.

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

Guided ride around our stunning plantation.

Ride the beautiful backroads to Periyar Tiger Reserve

Explore Kerala Cuisine

Key Info

Bike Hire Included

Group Size: 1-10

Routes and riding routes for all abilities.

Kerala Backroads

Grade: Easy/Moderate

Day 1: Arrive early afternoon Misty Resorts Kuttikanam. Lunch followed by short afternoon ride and guide tour through our the diverse and stunningly beautiful plantation. Overnight Misty Resorts

Ride Distance/Terrain: 5km+ Short loop on a mixture of road and jeep track, some short climbs.

Day 2: Breakfast then ride straight from the door at Misty Plantation Resort for  super scenic ride around tea and cardamom plantations stopping on route to take in the atmosphere of a high-range tea shop and delightful snacks that power the tea-pickers through there daily routine. Return to Misty Resorts for lunch then afternoon transfer to Periyar Tiger Reserve and Chrissies Guest House.

Ride Distance/Terrain: 15-30 km. Multiple option rides so for anyone who enjoys a gentle ride out to those looking to a super taster loop, this ride has it all.

Tour Price £135/£180 Per Person Double or twin/single Occupancy

Rumble in the Jungle: 2 night/ 2 Day Ride 

Grade: Challenging

Day 1:  Arrive early afternoon Misty Resorts Kuttikanam. Lunch followed by short afternoon ride and guided tour through our diverse and stunningly beautiful plantation. Overnight Misty Resorts.

Ride Distance/Terrain 10KM Short loop on a mixture of road and jeep track, some short climbs.

Day 2: Ride the beautiful backroads from Kuttikanam to Periyar Tiger Reserve through tea, coffee and spice plantations on a simply stunning ride through an area completely untouched by tourism. Overnight Chrissies Guest House, Kumily.

Ride Distance/Terrain: 45km: Some longer climbs and broken road sections suited for  more experienced and fitter riders.

Tour Price £135/£180 Per Person Double or twin/single Occupancy

Trip Features:

We transfer your luggage from hotel to hotel and have a vehicle on standby if you  wish to rest your legs and take a break from the riding.

Your cycle experience comes on an expertly serviced hardtail mountain bike with bikes sizes for all.

Breakfast/snacks/lunch included. Superb breakfasts then you can snack your way through our tea-shop specials like the famous bonda followed by a super tasty Kerala meal were you can taste the very spices you have seen on route.

Bikes 

S/M/L/XL Scott Aspect Hardtail or similar.

Includes:

2 Nights Luxury Accommodation

2 Lunches

Vehicle Back Up

Expert Guide/Bike Mechanic

Snacks/Tea/Coffee/Drinks on ride

Bike Rental

Luggage Transfer Kuttikanam-Kumily

Helmet/Pedals etc

Not Included:

Evening Meals

Transport to Kuttikanam and departure transport from Kumily