On this tour, we cycle to explore a rural Munnar. Cycle past villages that are still in the era of fire-wood, lanterns and well water. Through orange and apple orchards, past shola forests, sandalwood and sugarcane farms. You are deep inside a rural India. Kids as usual want you to wave and are quick with the ” Hey ! How are you ?” Villagers, tea pickers and planters wave out too welcoming you to their village. Tea pickers busy at work, always happy to take a pic. The cool breeze giving you the very motivation you need to pedal out an uphill. Winding roads and the chirping birds accompany you into a world that’s as close as a happy fairy-tale.
|ARRIVAL||KDHP House, Munnar|
|DEPARTURE||KDHP House, Munnar|
- Cycling to Top Station
- Tea Plantations
- Challenging Roads
- Local People
- Picturesque landscapes
|Group Size||Min 2 > Max 4|
|Best Season||Year -round|
Start : 0830am
Gather at the KDHP House in Munnar town. After a quick introduction of the day’s activities we’re out to explore the unexplored Munnar. Your trip leader will help you choose the right bike and provide helmets and water and you’re out cycling deep into nature.
Bike past corrugated-iron-roofed cottages, tea estates and spectacular waterfalls of the Kannan Devan Hills. With peninsular India’s highest peak, Anamudi (2695m) just round the corner there’s not too much more to offer. The region is home to one of the largest surviving populations of elephants of Asian descent, the Gaurs and the Nilgiri Tahrs not to mention the vibrant avian life although these are rare sights on your bike tour. After a 35 Kms undulating ride in the cool climes of the tea clad hills, go for a short trek and check out the valleys in the neighboring state of Tamil Nadu.
Hop into a local hot spot for lunch and you are all set for the ride back downhill. The downhill route is the same road that you took this morning but the views give you a different perspective. It may be tempting to race past but the sharp curves are blind spots for onward motor vehicles and it is best to be your slowest during the ride down.
The routes and activities have been designed to meet the levels of an average active person. This tour is for all those who’d like to bike on the best road in Kerala.
Cycling Dist: 60 Kms