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11 Days The Spice Route India Guided Motorcycle Tour

Cochin, India

Royal Enfield Motorcycle Tour India

Follow the footsteps of the ancient spice traders from all over world and rediscover the fantastic spice road on motorbikes or in jeeps. The tour begins in Cochin, a former Portuguese colony on the tropical coast of Malabar. Discover many different facets of South Indian culture, full of flavors and colors.

Key information

  • Bike: rented bike (Royal Enfield 350 cc)
  • Terrain: asphalt and off road
  • Mileage: 882 kilometers / 548 miles
  • Daily rides: between 100 to 190 kilometers (62 to 118 miles)
  • Riding gear: included: helmets and gloves
  • Meals: breakfast

Highlights

  • Starts and ends in Cochin
  • Opportunity to discover ancient spice route
  • Beautiful ride through the forest of South India and Kerala
  • Pass by buildings with colonial architecture
  • Drive through the backwaters of Kerala
  • 10 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


10 riding days
Airport transfer included: Cochin International Airport
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Accommodation

During the tour, you will stay in unique three to five stars boutique properties in a shared twin room basis.

Program

Day 1 - Cochin

Today you will arrive in Cochin. Cochin is the capital of Kerala and has old Portuguese history attached to it. Serving as one of the most busiest and oldest port in India Cochin has a beautiful old town side with backwaters and some beautiful colonial properties for stay. Meet your Royal Enfield and go for a evening test run around old Cochin. Enjoy Kerala Hospitality and Malabar Cuisines.

Day 2 - Cochin to Palakkad (120 kilometers / 75 miles)

Ride to beautiful small village called Palakkad. Known for its natural beauty, Kerala has a lot to offer when it comes to tropical views and beauty of palm trees and surroundings. Visit Pallakad Fort and other spots around. Stay in beautiful authentic Kerala home.

Day 3 - Palakkad to Kodaikanal (190 kilometers / 118 miles)

Enjoy beautiful mountainous roads of Nilgiri to ride into the state of Tamil Nadu. Stay in small village called Poombarai, which offers an amazing ride through the spice forests of South India.

Day 4 - Kodaikanal

Enjoy your day in Kodaikanal and explore the forests and other small villages in that area. Enjoy the guided trek into the lush forests of Kodaikanal and experience the local magic mushrooms.

Day 5 - Kodaikanal to Munnar (190 kilometers / 118 miles)

Ride through the magical lands of Tamil Nadu and enter into Kerala again to enjoy the coffee and tea gardens of Munnar. Enjoy the beautiful views of spice plantations and drive in magical landscapes of Kerala.

Day 6 - Munnar

Explore the spice markets of Munnar. Kerala has excellent mix of spices and other Ayurvedic products for shopping. Chill day discovering beautiful tea gardens and near by mountain area.

Day 7 - Munnar to Kumli (100 kilometers / 62 miles)

Ride to Kumli from Munnar via Periyar National Reserve. Enjoy the ride in Periyar Forest Reserve with some breathtaking views and very active wildlife. The small roads passing within the national reserve give a fabulous experience of riding.

Day 8 - Kumli to Varkala (176 kilometers / 109 miles)

Arrive in Varkala, beautiful cliff beach in west coast of Kerala. Varkala is a town in the South India state of Kerala. It’s on the Arabian Sea and is know for its special cliff beach and the holy waters. The drive to Varkala Beach is fabulous with outstanding views.

Day 9 - Varkala

Spend a chill day in Varkala. Ride to Papnasam Beach to feel the holy waters. The day to relax and eat good sea food.

Day 10 - Varkala to Allepey (106 kilometers / 66 miles)

Alappuzha - most still call it Alleppey - is the hub of Kerala’s backwaters, home to a vast network of waterways and more than a thousand houseboats. Enjoy the night in house boat in backwaters of Kerala with some delicious traditional food.

Day 11 - Allepey to airport

Today is the last day of the tour. You will head to the Cochin International Airport (COK) for your flight back home.

Skill levels

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

Location

Cochin

Get introduce to your Royal Enfield and ride around Cochin. It is a vibrant city situated on the south-west coast of the Indian peninsula in the breathtakingly scenic and prosperous state of Kerala (God's own country) Get ready for a magical spicy ride in the heart of south India.

Munnar

Munnar is breathtakingly beautiful - a haven of peace and tranquility - the idyllic and relaxed destination in God's own country. Set at an altitude of 6000 feet in Idukki District, Munnar was the favored summer resort of the erstwhile British rulers in the colonial days.

Unending expanse of tea plantations, pristine valleys and mountains, exotic species of flora and fauna in its wild sanctuaries and forests, aroma of spice scented cool air - yes! Munnar has all these and more. It's the place you would love to visit. It's the place you would wish never to leave.

Kodaikanal

The cool and misty weather, the scenic beauty of the rolling hills and the wooded forest of Kodaikanal and its surroundings will mesmerize any visitor throughout the year. Walk through the wooded forests, row in the lake, bath in one of the splashing waterfalls, go for horse riding and cycling around the lake or simply admire the views.

Kumli

Enjoy the Periyar Forest reserve with some breathtaking views and very active wildlife. The small roads passing within the national reserve give a fabulous experience of riding.

Varkala

Spend a chill day in Varkala. Ride to Papnasam Beach to feel the holy waters. This is the day to relax and eat good sea food.

Allepey

Alappuzha, most still call it Alleppey, is the hub of Kerala's backwaters, home to a vast network of waterways and more than a thousand houseboats. Enjoy the night in a houseboat in backwaters of Kerala with some delicious traditional food.

Mararikulam

Mararikulam is a small village near Kerala. Relax and enjoy your day here while recovering from the flight.

Food

Daily breakfast is included in the package.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

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

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

What's included

  • Airport transfers
  • Insurance for accidental damage
  • Motorcycle Royal Enfield 350 cc for the rider with riding gear (helmets, gloves) and petrol
  • 4-by-4 luggage vehicle
  • Experienced English-speaking tour leader
  • Back up mechanic to ensure smooth operations on the road
  • 10 nights accommodation in unique 3 to 5 stars boutique properties with breakfast

What's not included

  • Air tickets
  • Meals (lunch and dinner)
  • Goods and service tax GST 18%

How to get there

Recommended Airports

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 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
11 days / 10 nights
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Availability

Start: Friday February 12, 2021
End: Monday February 22, 2021

Tour information

This tour requires minimum 5 riders.

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