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One day cycling through cardamom hills at Periyar
Periyar, Kerala, India
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Rs. 5,165
Kalypso Adventures
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Cultural (5)

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Per Person
Rs. 5,165
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  • Duration in Days
  • 12
  • Max
    Group Size
  • 15
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Physical (3)

Cultural (5)

Nature (5)

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  • Trip introduction

    Discover the beauty of 'God's Own Country' - Kerala, as you cycle towards the famed Periyar Tiger Reserve on narrow winding roads leading to the famed cardamom hills. This trip presents a great opportunity to learn about the local spices and to observe the process behind its cultivation. This is an ideal for nature enthusiasts and cycling newbies with a moderate amount of experience.

    IMPORTANT: This is a private trip and requires a minimum of 2 pax for booking confirmation. The costs for this trip includes a packed lunch.


    Located high in the cardamom hills, Periyar National Park is a haven for nature lovers. With a rich bio-diversity and over 925 square kilometres, this is a is a protected area and houses many species of endemic and endangered flora and fauna, and is one of 48 tiger reserves in India.

    Destination highlights

    • Explore one of the world's richest bio-diversity sports on multi-geared cycles
    • Cycle through the cardamom hills and spice gardens
    • Learn more about the different spices and cultivation techniques

    Fine print

    Rules on the trip

    The trip leader's decision is final.

    Participants have to respect the local culture and should not litter or deface natural structures/monuments.

    Cancellation policy

    Cancellations will be subject to cancellation charges.

    Cancellations have to be intimated to the supplier in writing.

    Cancellations made from 7 days to day of departure will be charged 100% of the tour expenses.

    There will be a 15% cancellation charge for cancellations before 7 days of departure.

    Cancellation by the supplier adventures In the unforeseen eventualities of disaster, war, riots, political or industrial unrest like airline operators strike or any other force majeure (forces outside our control): it may be necessary to cancel the tour in the best interests of our clients. In such an eventuality our clients will be informed as soon as possible. The expenses borne by the clients will be refunded in full. The supplier will also provide clients with an alternate set of tour dates.

    The supplier will not refund the booking amount for entry refused due to visa or health factors, such cancellations will be guided by the cancellation policy.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    All trips and prices shown are subject to availability and possible change without notice.

    Itineraries may differ from advertised due to circumstances beyond our control.

    The tour is subject to weather conditions.

    Travellers are strongly advised to ensure that they have comprehensive Travel Insurance Coverage (including cancellation, personal injury, medical expenses, loss of luggage etc) during their travel. The supplier is not responsible for the insurance policy of the clients.

    The supplier will not be liable for expenses arising out of cancellation, injury, medical expenses, death etc.

    Trip details

    Start point
    Thekkady statue junction
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    End point
    Thekkady statue junction
    Time of departure
    08:00 AM
    Time of return
    02:00 PM

    Activity Details

    Nature of cycling trip
    Off-road biking
    Will cycles be provided?
    Can I bring my own cycle?
    Elevation at start point
    4000 feet
    Maximum elevation (approx)
    4300 feet
    Minimum elevation (approx)
    3937 feet
    Total cycling distance
    50 kms
    Support/crew on trip
    There is a support vehicle and backup cycles available in case there is a break-down.
    Cycle manufacturer/brand
    Cycle features
    21-24 gears, V brakes/disc breaks, front suspension
    Cycle age
    Below 5 yr
    Day-wise elevation details
    Below 5 yrs
    Instructions if bringing personal cycles
    Maximum traveller weight
  • Cycle your way through the cardamom hills

    Participants need to reach the start point in Periyar. They begin cycling after a short brief from the supplier regarding the cycles and the route. Participants cycle through thick evergreen forests, cardamom estates and spice gardens that have brought these cardamom hills world-wide fame. With its rich flora and fauna including moist deciduous forests and southern hilltop tropical evergreen forests, the route is truly blissful.
    /Kerala Cycling Adventure Periyar Cardamom Hills Cycle through the serene landscapes of Periyar Natural Park.

    Day 1 - Milestone

    Start point
    Thekkady statue junction
    End point
    Thekkady statue junction
    Day start time
    08:00 AM
    Maximum elevation
    4300 feet
    Total distance covered
    50 kms
    Total cycling time
    6 hrs
    Minimum elevation
    3937 feet
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  • Includes / Excludes

    • Multi-geared cycles and helmets
    • Accompanying guide
    • Packed lunch
    • Refreshments and mineral water
    • Support vehicle during the activity
    • Pick-up and drop facility
    • Any costs or services not mentioned in the inclusions

    What to Wear

      What to Wear
    • Carry a rain coat in the monsoon
    • Sunglasses
    • Cap
    • Cycling/sports shoes
      What not to Wear
    • Slippers

    Equipment / Gear

      We Provide
    • Multi-geared cycles and helmets
      You need to get
    • Sunglasses
    • Sunscreen (if required)
    • Caps (if required)

    Medical Kit

    • Carry personal medication only.
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  • Marker on map shows trip start point.