Cycle tourism will dawn in Kochi from August 15. This low-cost green tourism took shape in the womb of District Tourism Promotion Council. The lovely project is titled ‘Pedalling through Kochi.’
The one day tour package costing just rupees 1350 all inclusive will start from Darbar Hall Grounds and cover Fort Kochi, Mattanchery, Willigdon Island, Vypeen, Fort Vypeen, Chellanam, Kumbalangi, Kannamali and Marine Drive, focusing coastal roads. A guide will be provided.
If the cycle is not needed from DTPC the tour cost is a mere rupees 450.
The service of boats and jankars would be used to connect the places like Fort Kochi and Wellingdon Island.
A customized tour package for 10 or more tourists has also been planned. This package will cover distant places like Ezhattumkham, Boothathankettu, Anthakaranazhi and the like places.Cycles used are imported ones and with gear. DTPC is in search of sponsors for the cycles. The cost of tour package will come down drastically once the sponsors are available.