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Mountain Bike Kerala

Kuttikkanam, India
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Mountain Biking Singletrack and Cycle Tours in the spice mountains of Kerala.
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RiverrunWanaka wrote a review Jul 2020
Wanaka, New Zealand30 contributions6 helpful votes
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Adventure biking at its best. Mike has pieced together an incredible network of trails that he matches to your ability, fitness and readiness on the day. We explored farm tracks, terraces and rubbly walkways through tea, cardamom and pepper plantations, diverted down rocky valleys, skimmed the edges of high plateaus, peddled through wild lemongrass, grunted up 2600 metre misty mountains to bike amidst herds of wild tahr and then descended on massive looping forest trails. Tea plantation paths, small back roads, terraced village steps and alleys always led to regular tea stops with Mike ensuring we got to try the best local snacks. It’s hot but manageable with most biking in the morning and early afternoon. The trip takes you gradually higher up into the cooler mountainous area. The scenery is outstanding and you get to enjoy Indian village food as well as restaurants in the evening. Depak was our second bike guide along with Mike and he was excellent, both patient and expert. Thampi was always on hand with the bus and drove us safely through Keralan traffic. Both were good company in the evening and we were lucky enough to have Mike’s wife Khila there too for some of the riding. Mountain Bike Kerala is a good team. I was probably on the edge of my technical ability but this was managed perfectly and I loved learning I could bike anywhere. The bike I hired from Mike never had a problem. As someone else has said, do this trip while it is still available. It’s a one-off. I just went to Kerala on this trip and added 3 days before on the backwaters then 3 nights after which was perfect. The state is fascinating and the three week holiday there was one of my best travel experiences.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Charlie Hewitt wrote a review Mar 2020
Lennox Head, Australia19 contributions4 helpful votes
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I have been on 4 trips with Mike, Deepak and Pankaj over 5 years. Cheerful, capable, street smart and magnanimous at every turn, on and off the trails, Mike has proven to be the guide I always needed, every time. Second to none, hilarious team behind him.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Response from Michael M, Owner at Mountain Bike Kerala
Responded 29 Mar 2020
Charlie. Always great to have you along and thanks so much for your generous review.. Looking forward to welcoming you back here for future adventures.. Mike and the Mountain Bike Kerala Team
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Bridget J wrote a review Mar 2020
Samara, Russia4 contributions3 helpful votes
Just returned from MTB Kerela’s trans India cycle trip - Chennai to Kerala - and it was amazing. Hats off to Mike, Deepak, Rocky and Thumbe for such a wonderful adventure across authentic India. The route was masterful on carefully selected quiet roads with excellent hotels. A special mention for the fantastic levels of kindness and care shown by the team. Tremendous and thoroughly recommended.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Michael M, Owner at Mountain Bike Kerala
Responded 4 Mar 2020
Bridget.. Thanks so much for coming out and riding with us and taking the the time to review us. Would love to have you and the rest of the team back again in the future. Best from us all in India. Mike and the Mountain Bike Kerala team.
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Stephen B wrote a review Feb 2020
London, United Kingdom24 contributions2 helpful votes
Fantastic mountain bike trails and a great guide. Who would have known that tea plantations provide excellent single track trails through stunning scenery. The trails that Mike has discovered in this lush area of Kerala have something for almost everyone. I would describe the riding we did as a XC Urban Indian Fusion. There are plenty of different routes with various degrees of difficulty he can tailor the rides accordingly. Endless flowing single track to quite technical rock gardens there is enough to keep most riders attention. We loved riding in the area where the locals are very friendly and there is always places to stop off for drinks and a bite. We particularly liked the veg/egg puffs (puff pastry with filling) accompanied by lemon soda and of course chai (tea). We are a couple who travelled there as part of a wider trip across India I can recommend making this part of any trip to the area. The bikes and equipment are up to date and in great working order. All the guides are very helpful and one took some great photos for us. The van is perfectly geared up to take people and bikes which gave us plenty of options for rides and many uplifts so we could enjoy more down hill which we liked.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Ramang K wrote a review Feb 2020
Saba, Indonesia38 contributions34 helpful votes
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MTB Kerala took us on a multidays ride on some of the best mountain biking in Kerala region. Michael-Deepak-Rakesh and the rest of their team spoiled 6 (six) of us to show what is Kerala hospitality about. Best rides, best foods, local wine drink (it was pretty good). Thanks Michael, it was great-fun! Highly recommended!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from Michael M, Owner at Mountain Bike Kerala
Responded 4 Mar 2020
Thanks for coming out and riding with us, was great to have you and the rest of the team out here on the trails and having some great fun on and off the bikes.. Really appreciate your kind review and look forward to getting over to Bali one day. All our best. Mike and the Mountain Bike Kerala Team.
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