People Cycling Rides

India Coast to Coast; Chennai to Kochi.

This is a Proposed Ride
Ride Info
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Ride Leader
Thomas Ryan
Tour Dates
Start Location
Chennai, India
End Location
Kochi, India
Cost (est.)
$3250 (USD + $150.00 ride fee)
$1000 (USD
Payment Due
Tour Company
Spice Roads
Avg. Distance
58 mi / 93 km
Avg. Elevation
2151 ft / 656 m
Ride Description


This ride, lasting 14 days with 13 nights is designed for road bikes.  We'll cycle about 840 km/522 miles in 9 cycling days with a total ascent of 19,360 ft. From the coastal east of South India, our journey starts from Chennai (Airport code: MAA) on Monday 08th November 2021. Upon arrival at the airport we transfer to our overnight at Grand Chennai Hotel. After bike fitting/building the group meets up for a trip f and welcome dinner.  We'll spend next morning sightseeing in Chennai. On the following day we will ride through two contrasting states of India: the rural and coastal sides of Tamil Nadu and the backwaters and hills of Kerala.

A trip into the heart of Tamil Nadu gives you a chance to peek into the 2500 years old Dravidian civilization. This cycling tour will  transport you into ancient civilizations . Along with a slice of history, expect to cycle pristine coastlines, forested mountains and bucolic small villages where children run to greet you with a big smile. The trip is planned as a mélange of food, culture, temples, history and a rural topography that's great for cycling. Our trip ends in Kochi, the west coast, on Sunday 21st November 2021 with a transfer to Cochin Airport (COK), India.


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People Cycling's Ride Rating

People Cycling has four categories for our rides – Easy, Moderate, Difficult, and Challenging. It should be somewhat obvious what these categories mean, but please become familiar with the elevations and distances that define them:

Easy rides are under 30mi/48km in average distance and 1600ft/500m in average elevation
Moderate rides are over the Easy rating but under 50mi/80km and 2460ft/750m
Difficult rides are as over the Moderate rating but under 75mi/120km and 3280/1000m
Anything over the Difficult rating

NOTE: This is not a strict guideline. There could be rides that have a day or two where the average elevation or distance exceeds the values given above. These anomalies should be outlined in the ride description. It is recommended that you read it carefully.

About People Cycling

People Cycling is a recently launched cycling club, which you can join for free, and is led by volunteer ride leaders. We will be offering tours in the United States and overseas. Our tours are made up of a small group of participants (typically 20-30 or so) who want to ride 30 to 55 miles a day over a one or two week period in interesting regions of the world.

Our ride leaders are volunteers and do not financially profit on tours they lead. They are also given broad discretion on how to lead their tours, and we consider them our greatest asset.

People Cycling tours are operated at cost or at lower cost (as negotiated by our ride leaders) than individuals can obtain on commercial tours. Within the cost of a tour, there is a nominal fee to support club operations and provide tools to ride leaders to manage their rides.

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