10am: Airport Pick up time. It is around a 90 minute journey from the airport to our Hotel in Mamallapuram.
Better to wear over shorts rather than just standard cycling knicks, to minimise any unwanted attention and ease of walking into temples and places of interest on route.
Cycle shoes are usually better with a non-exposed cleat so you can easily walk around mid-ride at stops and places of interest..
Temperatures on the plains will be around 30c during the day an remain warm at night time. In the mountains it’s usually still warm but nights can be cool We would expect rain at some point during the trip.
Tours start in Chennai and finish in Cochin. Both Chennai and Cochin are well served by international carriers including Emirates. Check individual airlines for luggage allowance and what their policy is regarding bikes.
You can apply for an E-Visa following the link below with a 60 day stay-limit. For all visa applications use the following as a reference in India which is our 1st nights stay.
Hotel Mamallaa Heritage
No.104, East Raja Street
Phone: 0091 44- 27442060
Get in touch with your GP well in advance of your departure for latest information on vaccinations any other medical considerations.
It is a condition of our trips that you are adequately insured. Policies must cover cycling. If your usual insurance doesn’t cover cycling then consider specialist coverage. We ask for a copy of your insurance pre tour.
All our accommodation has been hand-picked to be just about the best there is.
Boutique hideaways, plantation stays, converted palaces and luxury hotels all feature in our tour. All rooms are based on twin or double occupancy. Single rooms are available on request. If you are a single person and have not requested an “own room” option we will endeavour to match you up with a compatible room-mate for the duration of the trip.