Top 5 Mountain Bike (MTB) Trails In Kerala, Wayanad

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Wayanad is the first destination flash through the mind of a backpacker from Kerala, this flourishing place offers a wide variety of options for mountain bikers, trekking lovers, and campers. This place is one of the best options for mountain biking in Kerala state.

Trails List

Banasura Hill

 Banasura hill has some sick MTB trails which include single tracks, technical and moderate downhill sessions as well. Local peoples here are friendly so it is easy to communicate with them and it’s a good way to explore local biking destinations. Since it is not a flow trail it is a good idea for you to inspect the route before you ride and clear the path if necessary. Along with the hill, the dam is an appeal for the tourists which is the biggest embankment dam in India and the second biggest in Asia. The nearest town is Padinjathara is approx. 10 Kilometers  (6.2 miles).

 

 

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Camping service in Padinjarathara : The Lost Monk’s Hostel  an amazing place for those who love nature and spent the night in the woods or sleep under the stars.

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Brahmagiri Peak

If you are a rider with moderate biking skills this trail should be on your list. This is one of my favourite mtb trails in Kerala, the terrain consists of a lot of technical paths. You can find some moderate downhill sessions and rock gardens. The terrain is located within reach of the Karnataka border. Thirunnelli temple is a famed attraction for tourists as well as for locals in the area, which is 7 kilometers from the Brahmagiri hill. Pakshipathala is a nearby trail from this location. I rode visited place back in 2019 and looking forward to ride this rad area again 2022.

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Pakshipathalam Bird Sanctary

I call this place “The queen of single tracks”. Trust me you gonna love this trail, you can expect a lot of downhill sessions and air time. This place is located near Brahmagiri hills and inside Thirunnelli forest and it’s under reserved forest. If you are a nature lover and love bird watching this place is a chill after the extreme ride. The Bird Sanctuary is a favourite amongst campers as well.

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Chembra Peak

I It’s Wayanad’s tallest peak. You have to take permission from the forest department to explore this bike trail, hiking and other outdoor activities..The heart shaped lake will be reached through a moderate trekking path via tea plantations. The optimum time to visit is between August and May, and those interested in trekking should arrive before 2:00pm. Meppady is the nearest town to this spot. In my opinion, if you are a mtb enthusiast from Kerala then you gonna enjoy riding this trail.

 

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Ambukuthi Mala

It’s located near Chembra peak. Nearest town is Sulthan bathery. There are few descent mountain biking trails in this area. The famous Edakkal caves are the nearest attraction for tourists. There are both beginner friendly and moderate biking routes.

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