3. January 2016 – 12:49
a 14 days bike trip in southern India
Kerala has a big advantage over other regions of India: it is relatively small and yet very versatile, so you don’t have too big distances to cover between the places and still see a lot! It’s even better: Especially between the destinations you have a lot to see and that is best experiences on a bike tour through the state of coconuts!
Mostly small but good roads, friendly villagers, a lot of scenery and also some up and down- taht si how one can describe the daily tours.
So if you like it sporty and want to see as much as possible of the country and people (away from the tourist paths), such a bike trip through Kerala is just the right thing!
Our last bike tour over Christmas and New Year’s Eve gave us a lot of joy!
It is fair to say that our participants have experienced Kerala in all it’s authenticity: friendly, chaotic, spicy, full of surprises and, and, and!
It wasn’t always easy, but our family from germany mastered the tour with bravur! Even ten-year-old Anton rode most of the route and even mastered the long ascent through the Western Ghats high to Munnar through the tea plantations!
If it became too strenuous, we just got into our bus and enjoyed the view out of the window! (some climbs around Munnar can be quite steep and long).
But a few ambitious participants mastered the complete 300 km, some of which went steeply uphill! Hats off! Whenever the energy subsided, a short stop in a tea shop with delicious chai or a picnic on the street with biscuits, fruit and local specialties helped!
There was so much to see: The tea and spice plantations, small villages, many palm trees, the sea and the backwaters!
Of course, we weren’t just on the bike. In between we had a lot of variety: We spent Christmas high up in Munnar with an Indian feast, while New Year’s Eve was celebrated in a luxurious beach resort! In between there were cooking classes, elephant rides, yoga, a visit to a spice plantation, smaller hikes and cultural shows! All in all a very intensive program with many nice encounters and interesting insights!
Especially the culinary delights will be remembered for a long time, even if the Keralan cuisine is probably not something for everyone!!!! 😉
Many thanks to our nice and so open guests, we had great fun with you and the trip will remain in our memory for a long time!