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Kochi Bike Tour and Backwaters Cruise

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icon7 to 8 hours  (Approx.)
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Overview

Breeze through rural Kochi on a leisurely bicycle tour led by an experienced guide. Pedal from Fort Kochi to the outskirts of Kerala, cycling through the Kumbalangi model fishing village, and stopping to stroll around the beach, meet fishermen at work, take a boat ride through forested canals and enjoy a lunch of authentic Indian dishes with a local family. Numbers are limited to 12 people, ensuring a more personalized small-group experience with your guide. This bike tour is suitable for most people and only requires a moderate level of bicycling experience.
  • Full-day Kochi tour by bike and boat
  • Cycle through the villages of rural Kochi at a leisurely pace
  • Ride a local boat around the gorgeous Kerala backwaters
  • Meet local fisherman and learn about their daily catch
  • Enjoy a delicious lunch in the home of a local family
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 12 people ensures a personalized experience

What's Included

Bike rental and safety equipment
Local guide
Bottled water
Lunch
Food and drinks that are not included in itinerary
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Gratuities
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Departure & Return

Departure Point

In front of No. 18 Hotel

Departure Time

8am

Return Details

Tour concludes at Fort Kochi
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What To Expect

Make your own way to meet your guide in central Kochi, then get outfitted with your bicycle and helmet. After a short safety briefing, follow your guide on your 2-wheeled tour of the port town of Fort Kochi.

Learn about local history as you cruise past Santa Cruz Basilica and St Francis Church, the burial site for the 16th-century Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama. Stop to watch local fishermen at work and learn how they use traditional nets to catch fish, then witness the heart of Kochi’s fishing industry at fish auctions and prawn-peeling factories along the seashore. Follow your guide down coconut tree–lined streets and stop at beaches that are popular with locals. If time allows, pop into a toddy bar for a drink (own expense).

Next, head into the Kerala backwaters to reach Ezhupunna village, where a local family welcomes you in for a traditional fisherman’s lunch that typically includes fresh fried fish and curry dishes.

Afterward, set your bike aside to hop in a canoe or shikara (covered wooden rowboat) for a 2-hour cruise through narrow canals that snake through waterways lined by lush vegetation.

Afterward, hop back on your bike and begin the return journey to Kochi. En route, pull over for better views of prawn farms and the Kumbalangi fishing hamlet, the first model eco-tourism village in India. Stop for great photo ops of the fishermen casting their nets on the shimmering sea.

Expect a ride that is suitable for cyclists of all levels, covering about 21 miles (34km) on easy terrain. You'll go at a leisurely pace with plenty of stops for photo ops, water breaks and visits to local villages and beaches.

Your full-day tour ends in Fort Kochi when your guide returns you to your starting point.
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Itinerary
Pass By:  
Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica
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Pass By:  
Church of Saint Francis
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Pass By:  
Kerala Backwaters
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Pass By:  
Fort Kochi Beach
Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Minimum age is 6 years. Please be advised that the biking portion of the tour is approximately 21 miles (39 km)
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Please note that dress codes are conservative throughout India; modest and respectful clothing that covers the shoulders and knees is recommended
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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

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too expensive for the program. The tour...
Sebastien V
, May 2016
too expensive for the program. The tour only includes the rent of the bikes and the lunch. There is no guide for explanation.

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