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Fort Kochi by Bike
- 4 hours
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With Portuguese, English, Dutch, and Chinese influences, Kochi is unlike anywhere else. Join this Kochi tour to cycle the coast once known for it's stranglehold on the spice trade. Old habits die hard - the smell of cinnamon and clove still spike the air.
* Cycle through the spice-scented streets of Kochi.
* Learn about the Portuguese influence on local art and architecture.
* Ride through the Chinese fishing nets
* Witness the early-morning rush at the fish market
* Stroll through labyrinthine Jew Town.
* Visit the Dutch Cemetery.
* Admire the mosaics adorning the Dutch Palace
* Witness an Indian laundry
What's included in this trip
Carbon Offset:Voucher exchange details
Please present your voucher to the local guide at the beginning of the trip.
Confirmation of booking
Please contact Kochi Urban Adventures to confirm your trip 24 hours prior to departure.
Children must be 6 years of age to 11 years inclusively and the children below 6 years old are not permitted to join the tour
If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides and drivers a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid Urban Adventures destinations. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this tour
Kochi is a laid-back and vibrant city on the tropical Malabar Coast and the best way to discover it is by bike! Join your local guide for this cycling tour of Kochi that will take in the colonial sights and local hotspots, and leave you completely smitten with the city.
Start off from the Intrepid Lodge, heading over to the Museum to learn about the colonial influence old quarters of Fort Kochi. Head onwards to the Dutch Cemetery, the oldest European cemetery in India, whose 104 tombs provide great insight into the lives lead by the Dutch and English migrants.
Continue on towards the coast, cycling through the Chinese fishing nets, and witnessing the early-morning buzz along the waterfront. Pass by the small fish market, a chaotic place in the morning trading rush, before heading into Kochi’s main bazaar. Jump off your bike to explore the streets that are lined with fragrant spice warehouses and colourful stores.
Walk into Jew Town, the heart of the city’s bustling port area and the centre of the Kochi spice trade. Breath in the smell of ginger, cardamom, cumin, turmeric and cloves while walking through this atmospheric area. Admire the frescos adorning the Dutch Palace, and take a moment to sip a cup of coffee, chai or hot chocolate and soak up the atmosphere of this area.
Jump back on your bike to cycle back along the waterfront, heading towards the centre of town. Call into a local laundry to see how the dhobis beat the clothes clean before making the final peddle back to the Intrepid Lodge where this cycling tour of Kochi comes to an end.