Kerala, popularly known as God’s Own Country is famous for its aesthetic landscapes, mesmerizing hill stations and tea estates! So how about exploring the spectacular highlands and backwaters on a bicycle? It will be an exciting journey to go on a colourful trail! Check out the most popular routes that will give you an exceptional experience!
1. Munnar to Annamalai:
This is one of the best routes to ride through tea estates and enthralling sceneries. Start cycling from the hill station of Munnar and continue till Annamalai. Through this route, you will be able to ride through picturesque Shola forests of the Western Ghats and can experience the most beautiful settings of South India, shared by Kerala and Tamil Nadu!
Distance: 89 km
Best time of the year: October to February
2. Kuttanad Region
Geographically, this region is ideal for farming and is hence dotted with paddy fields. This enhances your cycling experience because the area’s scenic beauty is hypnotic. With quaint villages and farms, you can go on a soothing #EverydayAdventure in this region. If you are a fan of cycling in the rains, monsoons are the best time to visit Kuttanad!
Distance: Nedumudy-Thakazhi-Kavalam-Kannady-Thakazhi- 87km
Best time of the year: October to April
3. Valparai to Athirappilly
This route will take you through the Idamalayar Reserve Forest. This is like a trail to the best of nature! The fascinating forest will sing you a blissful tune as you pedal away. Amidst the trees, a few waterfalls will add a new excitement to your ride!
Distance: 70 Km
Best time of the year: June to February
4. Angamoozhy to Vandiperiyar
This route will take you to some of the most visited destinations in Kerala, Gavi. It is located in the south-eastern region of the Periyar National park. Known for an emerald green carpet of the forest, this area can be called as the paradise for all cyclists!
Best time of the year: November to March
5. Vagamon to Kumily
Vagamon is popular for its omnipresent Motta Kunnu, which means ‘bald hills’! This place is still untouched by commercialisation. This trail will take you through unexplored hinterlands and reflect a picturesque scenery. If you are looking for a cycling adventure that also relaxes you from the urban lifestyle, this is the place you need to ride to!
Best time of the year: September to March
So now you know what you need to do when in Kerala! Explore God’s own Country on a cycle and find a new perspective on your life. This is one of the rare places in India where you can go on adventurous off-roading while rejuvenating your mind!. Take on a new #EverydayAdventure in Kerala!