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12 Days Expedition Motorcycle Tour in South India

Hotel Presidency, Paramara Road, Ernakulam North Kacheripady, Kochi, Kerala, 682018 India

Mesmeric Motorcycle Tour India

The southern part of the country was never seen and felt this beautiful before. You will ride around through the mesmeric terrains of South India to experience biking and touring to an all-new dimension. In the hilly districts or the plains, each ride will be a promising adventure. You will capture the beauty of the natural splendor right in your eyes. The ride will be by the beautiful and enchanting lake or the temple city of the south. Each destination will get all the more splendid and amusing while you ride to it, for sure! Riding through the south will be definitely quite a retreat right in itself.

Key information

  • Terrain: asphalt
  • Bike: rental (Royal Enfield 500cc motorcycles)
  • Mileage: 1,400 kilometers / 870 miles
  • Daily rides: 53 to 250 kilometers / 33 to 155 miles
  • Meals: 11 breakfasts, 1 lunch, and 1 dinner

Highlights

  • Starts and ends in Kochi
  • Enjoyable hill and plains biking
  • Boat trip, dance, and fascinating tours
  • Enchanting Kerala and Tamil Nadu landscapes
  • Co-coordinator and mechanic services
  • Royal Enfield 500cc motorcycles
  • 11 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfers

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


9 riding days in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 20
Airport transfer included: Cochin International Airport
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
12:00
Check-out Time:
12:00

During this tour, you will be staying at various three-star accommodations across India. Rooms will be available on single or a twin-sharing basis.

On the first and last night of the tour, you will be staying in a deluxe room at Hotel Presidency, Cochin.

A standard room will be arranged in The Renai Kappad Beach Resort, Calicut which will be your home on night two.

Relax in your non-air conditioned deluxe room at Green Gates Hotel, Vythiri on night three.

Get some good sleep in your deluxe room at Deccan Park Resort, Ooty on night four.

Be pampered in comfort in your deluxe room at Kodai International Hotel on night five.

Have a well-earned rest in your deluxe room at Tea Country Resort, Munnar on night six.

Cozy accommodations await for you in your imperial studio at Tigers Roare, Periyar on night seven.

Get some shut-eye in your hotel at Soma Palmshore, Kovalam on nights eight and nine.

Experience a unique houseboat accommodation on a four-bedded deluxe room in Alleppey on night 10.

Program

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Cochin

On day one, you will arrive at Cochin International Airport (COK), you will be met with a representative and transferred to the hotel. On arrival, you will check-in to the hotel. The rest of your free time can be dedicated for personal activities. You will stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 2: Cochin - Calicut (190 kilometers / 118 miles - 5 hours)

After breakfast, the bikes will be handed over and you will start ride to Calicut. On arrival, you will check-in to the hotel. You will have free time for leisure. You can walk around town and interact with the local people. You will stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 3: Calicut - Vythiri (110 kilometers / 68 miles - 4 hours)

After breakfast, you will start the ride to Kalpetta and you will have a stopover in Vythiri to take pictures. On arrival, you will check-in to the hotel. In the afternoon, the team will introduce you to bamboo rafting. Later, you will come back to hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 4: Vythiri - Ooty (135 kilometers / 84 miles - 3.5 hours)

After breakfast, you will start the ride from Kalpetta to Ooty. On arrival, you will check-in to the hotel. Ooty is well known as the “Queen of the Blue Mountains.” It lies in the Nilgiri mountain ranges in Tamil Nadu. Set at a height of 2,268 meters, Ooty is a town of salubrious climate and scenic beauty.

It was developed as a hill station by the British in the 19th Century and is famous for its rolling hills and valleys covered with pine and eucalyptus forests and its tea and coffee plantations. In the evening, you can go for a walk in the local market. You will stay overnight at a hotel.

Day 5: Ooty - Kodaikanal (250 kilometers / 155 miles - 6.5 hours)

After breakfast, you will start ride to Kodaikanal. On arrival, you will check-in to the hotel. Kodaikanal or Kodai lies at an altitude of 2,133 meters in the Palani Hills. It is surrounded by wooded slopes, waterfalls, and steep rocky outcrops and is ideal for trekking and hiking. You will stay overnight at Kodaikanal Hotel.

Day 6: Kodaikanal - Munnar (161 kilometers / 100 miles - 4.5 hours)

After breakfast, you will start the ride to Munnar. You will first visit Pillar Rocks and then continue the ride to Munnar. On arrival, you will check-in to the hotel. The evening will be free for you to spend at leisure to relax. You will stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 7: Munnar - Periyar (90 kilometers / 56 miles - 3 hours)

After breakfast, you will start the ride to Periyar. Periyar is also known for Thekkady which is famous for its tiger reserve. Thekkady is an example of nature’s bounty with great scenic charm. Periyar is South India’s most popular wildlife sanctuary, encompassing an area of 777 square kilometers. In the afternoon, you will enjoy sharing a ferry ride into Periyar Lake. You will later come back to the hotel for the overnight stay.

Day 8: Periyar - Kovalam (210 kilometers / 130 miles - 6 hours ride)

After breakfast, you will ride to Kovalam. On arrival, you will check-in to the hotel. You will stay overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 9: Kovalam

You will have a full day of leisure to enjoy the beach or ride around or enjoy some Ayurvedic massages, on a direct payment basis. You will stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 10: Kovalam - Alleppey (160 kilometers / 99 miles - 3.5 hours ride)

After breakfast, you will ride to Alleppey where you will board your houseboat to cruise through the backwaters of Kerala. Alleppey is also known for Alappuzha which is a town in Kerala. Alleppey is a landmark between the broad Arabian Sea and a network of rivers flowing into it. You can enjoy the evening on the houseboat and see various birds. You will stay overnight onboard.

Day 11: Alleppey - Cochin (53 kilometers / 33 miles - 1.5 hours ride)

After breakfast, you will start the ride to Kochi. On arrival, you will check-in to the hotel. In the afternoon, you will be taken for a city tour of Kochi, visiting the Jewish synagogue at the heart of what is locally called the Jew Town. You will visit Saint Francis Church, the oldest European church in India, and the Dutch Palace.

You will also see the Chinese fishing nets. In the evening, you will enjoy watching a Kathakali dance program. You will stay overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 12: Departure day

In the early morning, you will transfer to the international airport to connect flight to your onward destination.

Skill level

Beginner

  • can ride for two to three hours
  • minimal riding experience
  • assistance required
  • comfortable with curves and leans
  • basic experience with unsurfaced roads
  • short distance ascents and descents

Intermediate

  • can ride for three to four hours
  • average riding experience
  • little assistance required
  • comfortable with extreme curves and leans
  • average experience with unsurfaced roads
  • steep ascents and descents

Advanced

  • can ride for five to six hours
  • extensive riding experience
  • assistance on demand (if required)
  • experienced with riding a variety of motorcycles
  • comfortable with any terrain and weather conditions

Included excursions

  • Bamboo rafting
  • Ferry ride in Periyar Lake
  • Kathakali dance program
  • Kochi city tour
  • Spice Garden tour
  • Visit to the Pillar Rocks

Location

This tour will take place in Calicut, Vythiri, Ooty, Kodaikanal, Munnar, Periyar, Kovalam, and Alleppey, South India. The tour will start and end in Cochin.

Food

During this tour, 11 breakfasts, 1 lunch, and 1 dinner will be provided.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Go bird sighting
  • Interact with the locals
  • Relax in an Ayurvedic massage
  • Take a dip the beach
  • Walk around the local markets

What's included

  • 11 nights accommodation
  • Royal Enfield 500 cc motorcycle with a gearshift on the left
  • Services of a road captain or technical assistance for the entire trip
  • Royal Enfield mechanic for entire trip traveling in the support vehicle
  • Transfers from and to Cochin International Airport (COK) on exclusive vehicles
  • Basic spare parts (Tyres-Tubes, clutch and accelerator wire, engine oil, chain lock, and more)
  • Support vehicle to carry luggage and all essentials during the entire trip
  • First aid kit containing an adequate stock of the most frequently needed medicine
  • 11 breakfasts and 1 dinner
  • Non-alcoholic welcome drink on arrival at each hotel
  • Assistance on arrival and departure at the airport
  • Kathakali dance performance
  • Spice plantation visit once during the tour
  • Boat ride on Periyar Lake
  • Mineral water bottle per person per day
  • All currently applicable taxes

What's not included

  • Train or airfare
  • Entrance fees to the place of visit
  • Bike damage charges
  • Fuel charges
  • Refundable security deposit of US$ 250
  • Camera fee at monuments
  • Personal or travel insurance
  • Tips, gratuities, and portage
  • Laundry, telephone call, and soft drinks bills
  • Other expenses of personal nature
  • Any item not specified under What is Included

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Cochin International Airport (COK). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Brahmand Tour will pick you up from the airport.

Airport: Cochin International Airport Airport transfer included: Cochin International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 60% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 45 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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This tour requires a minimum of four riders.

Thursday October 24, 2019
(12 days / 11 nights)

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