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  • Trip introduction

    Discover the beauty of 'God's Own Country' - Kerala, as you cycle through the lanes within Fort Cochin. Explore palaces, synagogues, churches and basilicas reminiscent of the colonial era, and now blended with contemporary Kerala architecture. An easy route on flat terrain, this trip is perfect for enthusiastic cycling newbies with a moderate amount of experience.

    IMPORTANT: This is a private trip and requires a minimum of 2 pax for booking confirmation.

    Destination

    Cochin is a fishing town in Kerala that has borne witness to the Portuguese, Dutch and English rulers. Steeped in history, you'll come across numerous historical buildings and fishing villages.

    Destination highlights

    Explore Fort Cochin on multi-geared cycles | Admire some architectural marvels like the Dutch Palace, an ancient synagogue and the Santa Cruz Basilica | Take in the heady aromas of spices as you cycle through the local spice market

    Activity Details

    City/attraction tour

    Yes

    Yes

    0 feet (sea level)

    0 feet (sea level)

    45 kms

    There is a support vehicle and backup cycles available in case there is a break-down.

    Trek/Merida/Cannondale

    21-24 gears, V brakes/disc breaks, front suspension

    Below 5 yr

    Below 5 yrs

    Yes

    No

    Trip details
  • Enjoy a day of exploration at Fort Cochin

    Participants report at St. Francis Church in Fort Kochi - the oldest European church in India. After a short safety briefing by the guide, participants begin cycling through the narrow lanes and spice market towards Mattancherry. With heavy influences of European architecture, this busy street boasts some fine houses built by wealthy British traders, and Dutch cottages with split farm house doors.

    After reaching Mattancherry, participants head to Mattancherry Palace - popularly known as the Dutch Palace. Participants then stroll through Jew street and visit the oldest active synagogue in the Commonwealth of Nations.

    Participants then continue cycling towards the Santa Cruz Basilica - a gothic style church, originally built by the Portuguese. From there they proceed towards Princess street back to St. Francis Church.

    Day 1 Milestone

    St. Francis Church, Fort Cochin

    St. Francis Church, Fort Cochin

    08:00 AM

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  • 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.

    Rules on trip

    The trip leader's decision is final.

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

    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.
    • Kerala Cycling Adventure Fort Cochin
  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Multi-geared cycles and helmets

    • Accompanying guide
    • Refreshments and mineral water
    • Support vehicle during the activity

    Excludes

    • 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
    • Not to wear - Slippers

    What not to Wear

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

    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.