Walking and cycling vacation in Kerala, India

“Enjoy a week with nature as you walk, cycle and trek your way around southwest India on a tailor made tour amongst the forest-covered mountains.”

Highlights

Western Ghats | Kolukkumalai | Suryanelli | Anaerangal Lake | Mathikettan Shola National Park | Vandanmedu | Ramakalmedu | Periyar Tiger Reserve | Kerala |

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Departure information

This trip can also be tailor-made to suit your interests, time schedules and budget requirements.
Dietary requirements:
We can cater for vegetarian and vegan diets.
Vouchers
Accepted

Responsible tourism

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we screen every trip so you can travel knowing your vacation will help support conservation and local people.

Environment
The areas that the guests pass through are parts of the bio-diversity areas, enabling them to sight wildlife, birds and flora seen nowhere else in the world. All this is done without stressing the areas environmentally. The fact that we do not have more than 6 persons on these tours minimizes any detrimental impact. When you walk and cycle through these areas, there is minimum impact on the environment and culture.

The accommodation is also of low impact throughout this journey. The tented camps have all the comforts of living with minimum wastage in terms of energy and water consumption.

Community

The Impacts of this Trip

This trip is arranged by local operator and hence the money generated remains local. Moreover, the guides, drivers, cooks and porters are all from the local communities notably the indigenous tribal populations that have been stressed due to loss of traditional means of livelihood. Tours like this ploughs back money into their hands and is eagerly awaited by them to enhance their resources for livelihood. The local guides are knowledgeable of their terrain, flora & fauna and make great educators in the wilderness way of life.

A prime factors in this vacation is the location where even today traditional ways of life & agriculture thrives. The guests would also learn more about indigenous people, their way of life and traditions. Moreover, part of the money is ploughed back into these areas where you travel and stay.

The food items are sourced locally making survival of this programme a priority for villagers who live near the camps. The eco lodges we use are also well versed in reducing resource consumption and utilizing local expertise in the day to day operations.

Climate

6 Reviews of Walking and cycling vacation in Kerala, India

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Reviewed on 30 Jan 2020 by

Excellent. Our guide knew so much about the wildlife and culture of Kerala. He also cared for our safety and comfort throughout. A great experience for us. Read full review

Reviewed on 25 Jan 2020 by

The most memorable part of the vacation was walking to the second highest peak in the western ghats. Read full review

Reviewed on 09 Jan 2020 by

The most memorable part of the vacation was walking in the Western Ghats. Read full review

Reviewed on 03 Jan 2019 by

Most memorable was relaxing in paradise. Read full review

Reviewed on 22 Apr 2016 by

We loved our 8 day experience and our guide was brilliant...caring, thoughtful, adapted to our needs...made our experience in Kerala exceedingly pleasurable. Read full review

Reviewed on 22 Apr 2016 by

Hiking was amazing, gorgeous scenery and we were well looked after by our guide. Read full review

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