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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.

    Destination

    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

    Activity Details

    Off-road biking

    Yes

    Yes

    4000 feet

    4300 feet

    50 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
  • 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.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Thekkady statue junction

    Thekkady statue junction

    08:00 AM

    Food

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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 Periyar Cardamom Hills
    • Kerala Cycling Adventure Periyar Cardamom Hills
    • Kerala Cycling Adventure Periyar Cardamom Hills
    • Kerala Cycling Adventure Periyar Cardamom Hills
  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Multi-geared cycles and helmets

    • Accompanying guide
    • Packed lunch
    • 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.