Kochi: Bike and Backwaters Tour w/ a Local

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What You'll Do
  • Cycle through the villages of rural Kochi
  • Connect with local fisherman and learn about their practices
  • Take a boat ride down the gorgeous backwaters of India
  • Enjoy a delicious, fresh lunch in the home of a local
  • Explore rural village life in India
Embrace both pedal and paddle on this Kochi bike tour that cruises down to the beautiful backwaters of India, stops at a local’s house for lunch, and glides through the picturesque rivers of Ezhupunna.
What to Expect
What could be more perfect than spending the day breezing through rural India on a bike, taking in the sights and sounds, stopping along the way for some authentic local food? This Kochi tour is just that and more - let’s ride! 

You kick off this Kochi bike tour in Fort Kochi, a port town filled with fascinating sights such as the Santa Cruz Basilica and Vasco da Gama church. You breeze past these spots at the beginning of the tour, and your local guide will stop along the way to give you the lowdown on Kochi and what makes it tick. You also pay a visit to the fishermen who use traditional nets for their craft, and take a break at the beaches most popular with the locals. 

Continue to tour Kochi and head towards Ezhupunna backwaters. En route you stop by sea shore fish auction centers, and on wards to prawn peeling centers. These places are the backbone of the fishing industry in Kochi, making them the perfect place for you to get a real feel for the people who live and work here. You cruise down coconut tree-lined streets, and if you have enough time you may even stop at a local toddy bar for a drink. 

Upon reaching the backwaters, it’ll be time to take a break and have some lunch. But not just any lunch! You’ll be treated to a traditional fisherman’s lunch with a local family, which will consist of fresh fried fish and tasty curry dishes. During this time in the villages you’ll have the unique chance to interact with locals and experience Kerala village life, an opportunity you’re sure to remember for a long time. 

In the afternoon, you give the bikes a break for a couple of hours and hop on a canoe or shikara boat ride through the narrow canals. This relaxing part of the tour will get you right up close to the beautiful waters, the veins that run through this part of India, making it so naturally stunning. 

After your scenic boat ride, you hop back on your bikes and return to Kochi, stopping off along the way to check out some prawn culturing farms and Kumbalanghi model tourism village. You also have plenty of opportunity to stop and take pictures, and once you see this gorgeous scenery. 

The total distance covered on this Kochi tour is around 34km, and you be riding at a leisurely pace with plenty of stops. This tour is suited to cyclists of all levels, so don’t worry if you’re not a pro! 
What's Included
  • Local English speaking guide
  • Lunch
  • Water
  • Bike
What's Not Included
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities for your guide
Meeting Point

No 18 Hotel, KB Jacob Road, Near Fort Kochi Police Station or Fort Kochi main bus station. (Open in Google Maps)

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Product ID: 48494