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Southern India Coast to Coast Ride

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Southern India Coast to Coast Ride - Exodus Travels
Southern India Coast to Coast Ride - Exodus Travels
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6 reviews
Starts
Chennai (Madras)
+10 Destinations
Southern India
Ends
Kochi (Cochin)
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Highlights

Start in Chennai (Madras) and end in Kochi (Cochin)! With the bicycle tour Southern India Coast to Coast Ride, you have a 14 day tour package taking you from Chennai (Madras) to Kochi (Cochin) and through Chennai (Madras), India and 10 other destinations in India. Southern India Coast to Coast Ride is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
Age range
16 to 99 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel
Max Group Size
14
Transportation
Bicycle
Travel style
Bicycle, Christmas & New Year

6 Reviews

  • SC
    Written on November 5, 2013
    4.0 - Good

    Fantastic people, fantastic scenery and fantastic food. Guides were happy to adapt so that we could ride more and transfer less.The route ws great with plenty of chai and dosa stopsto keep the legs going.What was the most inspirational moment of your... Read more

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  • AM
    Written on April 17, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    A Brilliant holiday , well organised and with good accomodation. We stayed in two really amazing places and the rest of the accomodation was good. The holiday has a lot of riding and is low on bus transfers. We visited lots of temples, a tea factory and... Read more

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  • JD
    Written on March 27, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    A fantastic trip taking in an array of sights, sounds, smells, tastes and terrain.  As a first flavour of a cycling holiday it gave me an enjoyable experience of life in the saddle for a few days.  The culinary and cultural stops also made for a memorable... Read more

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  • DT
    Written on March 27, 2013
    3.0 - Average

    Great route, but cycling in India for me is about pedalling between points of interest, rather than pedalling for its own sake - and this tended towards the latter.  That said, this was the first time the trip had been run - and I did have a damned good... Read more

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  • LB
    Written on March 18, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    another great trip organised by Peter Bluck going through parts of south india hardly visited by tourists. Lots of variety in terms of scenery and accommodation.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Pedalling up to Periyar, not as big a climb... Read more

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  • AR
    Written on March 6, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    A great new trip from Peter Bluck who created the Kerala and Sri Lankan trips. It was the first time the trip had been run so there will be some tweaking for future trips but its another winner! What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?The... Read more

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Start Chennai; transfer to Pondicherry via the shore temples of Mahabalipuram.
  2. Day 2: Circular ride passing the spiritual commune of Auroville. After lunch in the old quarter the afternoon is free.
  3. Day 3: Pleasant ride along village roads to experience the rural life of Southern India. Our afternoon ride heads to Chidambaram, famed for its bronze deity casting.
  4. Day 4: Riverside ride to the 16th Century Nayak's capital of Thanjavur; afternoon free to visit the town and Royal Palace.
  5. Day 5: Long ride through the Tamil Nadu heartland to Chettinad, renowned for palatial mansions.
  6. Day 6: Scenic ride to Madurai, a highlight of any trip to India.
  7. Day 7: Free morning to visit this magnificent temple city. Transfer to lunch then ride past Indian vineyards before a final ascent into the Western Ghats and our night stop at Thekkady.
  8. Day 8: Free day to relax and stroll around this hill station or visit the nearby Periyar N.P.
  9. Day 9: A hilly ride through the tea estates with a refreshing stop at a tea factory; after lunch ride one of the most scenic roads in Kerala to Vagamon.
  10. Day 10: Cycle through rubber and spice plantations to Kottayam, the Syrian Christian heartland of Kerala.
  11. Day 11: Free morning to explore or relax by the lake before boarding a houseboat for a stunning backwater cruise.
  12. Day 12: Final ride along the coast road to Fort Cochin.
  13. Day 13: Free day in Fort Cochin with its Chinese fishing nets.
  14. Day 14: End Cochin.

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Recommended for India. Ideally 3 months before travel.
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Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for India. Ideally 10 days before travel.
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Recommended for India. Ideally 1 month before travel.

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Location
Chennai (Madras) is the starting point and Kochi (Cochin) is the endpoint.
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TourRadar can request Exodus Travels to hold spaces for you for up to 48 hours without any credit card details.
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TourRadar only requires a deposit of 20% to confirm this Exodus Travels booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 17 February 2019 the full payment of $3,095 is necessary.
Cancellation policy
No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $3095 for Southern India Coast to Coast Ride, but the deposit of 20% is non-refundable.
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Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 700 km.
  • Chennai (Madras) (India)
  • 49 km
  • Mahabalipuram (India)
  • 89 km
  • Pondicherry (India)
  • 9 km
  • Auroville (India)
  • 9 km
  • Pondicherry (India)
  • 146 km
  • Thanjavur (India)
  • 147 km
  • Madurai (India)
  • 110 km
  • Thekkady (India)
  • 16 km
  • Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary (India)
  • 36 km
  • Vagamon (India)
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