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  • Trip introduction

    Ride up to 55 kms in this three-day adventurous cycling tour beginning from a charming resort in the hill station of Kuttikanam. Accompanied by a pack of energetic cyclists and guided by a lead cyclist, you’ll ride across the diverse and huge tea, coffee and spice plantations of Idukki. You'll enjoy the beauty of tall mountains, vast plains and subtropical forests on your way to the Periyar Tiger Reserve.

    This Idukki cycling tour is ideal for experienced and fit cyclists, as you’ll ride up to 40 kms on the backroads of Kuttikanam, on the unpaved trails with uneven climbs. A minimum of two travellers are required in order to book this Idukki cycling tour.

    Destination

    Kuttikkanam is hill station, perched in the mountains of the Idukki district, at an altitude of about 3,500 feet. The hill station is surrounded by verdant tea and cardamom plantations, with narrow trails and routes going through the farms. Along with growing meadows, you will also see many coffee and spice plantations that extend all the way to the 6,500 feet tall mountains of the Periyar Tiger reserves.

    You'll stay in a luxurious resort and guest house that opens up to a view of lush and lofty moutains of Idukki.

    Destination highlights

    Explore the lush beauty of Kuttikkanam hill station. | Ride through huge plantations of tea, coffee and spice. | Ride on rough and gravel roads with uneven climbs. | Savour the exotic and traditional cuisine of Kerala.

    Activity Details

    Mountain cycling

    Yes

    No

    3500 feet

    6500 feet

    55 kms

    27 kms

    An expert guide and support mechanic with spare parts

    SCOTT Aspect or similar

    SCOTT Aspect 740 or similar

    Support mechanic with spare parts

    Personal cycles are not allowed

    Trip details
  • Day 1 of the Idukki cycling tour: Cycling around Kuttikkanam

    Arrive at Misty Mountain Plantation Resort in Kuttikkanam by noon. On your arrival, a delicious lunch will be served to you. Get settled in your room and gear up to head out on a 5-km cycle loop near your resort to see the landscape full of tea plantations. You'll ride on the paved road and some dirt tracks, and end your trip back in the resort. Overnight at the resort in Kuttikkanam.

    Overnight at the Misty Mountain Plantation Resort in Kuttikkanam.

    Today's meal package includes lunch, served as soon as you arrive at the resort. You can have dinner from the resort or other restaurants in the area at your own expense. You'll be accommodated in the Misty Mountain Plantation Resort in Kuttikkanam.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Kuttikkanam

    Kuttikkanam

    12:00 PM

    Food

    Lunch

    Veg
    Day 2 of the Idukki cycling tour: Kuttikkanam to Kumily
    Day 3 of the Idukki cycling tour: Depart from Kumily
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  • Cancellation policy

    If the cancellation is made more than 42 days before departure of the Idukki cycling tour: 100% refund.

    If the cancellation is made between 28-42 days before departure of the Idukki cycling tour: 50% refund.

    If the cancellation is made between 22-27 days before departure of the Idukki cycling tour: 20% refund.

    If the cancellation is made between 15-21 days before departure of the Idukki cycling tour: 10% refund.

    If the cancellation is made between 0-15 days before departure of the Idukki cycling tour: no refund.

    In case of no show: no refund.

    All refunds will be processed after deducting a transaction fee of INR 200 per person. This fee is charged by The Great Next.

    Rules on trip

    Participants need to follow the instructions of the trip leader/guide at all times during the Idukki cycling tour.

    Consumption of alcohol, drugs and tobacco products like cigarettes is strictly prohibited while cycling.

    It is mandatory to have medical and accidental insurance before beginning the Idduki cycling tour.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    Participants will have to sign an indemnity form before starting the cycling tour.

    The operator reserves the right to modify or cancel the trip if deemed unsafe due to bad weather conditions, natural calamities or any such events beyond human control.
    • Cycling Mountain Biking Idukki Kerala Tea Cardamom Plantation The Great Next
    • Cycling Mountain Biking Idukki Kerala Tea Cardamom Plantation The Great Next
    • Cycling Mountain Biking Idukki Kerala Tea Cardamom Plantation The Great Next
    • Cycling Mountain Biking Idukki Kerala Tea Cardamom Plantation The Great Next
    • Cycling Mountain Biking Idukki Kerala Tea Cardamom Plantation The Great Next
    • Cycling Mountain Biking Idukki Kerala Tea Cardamom Plantation The Great Next
  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Accommodation in hotels for 2 nights on a twin-sharing basis

    • Lunch on day 1 and day 2
    • Scott Aspect 740 or similar cycle with helmet
    • Back-up vehicle to carry your luggage
    • Services of an expert guide and mechanic
    • Snacks and beverages during the rides
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Travel arrangements from your home city to Kuttikkanam, from Kumily to your home city

    • Upgrade accommodation in hotels to single occupancy (arranged at an additional cost of INR 4,100 per person)
    • Any meals not mentioned in inclusions
    • Costs incurred due to damage to cycle and unforeseen circumstances like bad weather etc.
    • Personal expenses such as extra meals, beverages, apparel etc.
    • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Cycling shorts
    • Loose fitting sports jersey or shirt
    • Sports shoes
    • Windcheater and jacket
    • Not to wear - Denims or jeans (while cycling)
    • Flip-flops/slippers (while cycling)
    • Expensive gadgets or jewellery

    What not to Wear

    • Loose clothing that will tangle around you while swimming
    • Restrictive clothing
    • Flip-flops

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Scott Aspect 740 or similar cycle with helmet
    • Spare parts, if required
    • Back-up vehicle to carry your luggage

    You need to get

    • Backpack
    • Sunglasses
    • Moisturizing cream
    • Napkins and towel
    • Personal toiletries
    • Water bottle

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit for this trip.