CYCLING TOUR

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CYCLING TOUR IN SRI LANKA

This cycling tour gives you a memorable cycling experience covering most attractive locations in the country. You will drive through scenic routes under different climatic conditions. Cycling through paddy fields, rural countryside villages, tea plantations and many more countryside attractions will add something very interesting on each day. You will be able to witness some of the UNESCO world heritage sites, wild life parks and waterfalls to conclude a wonderful tour in this paradise island.


Highlights of this tour

  • Cycling in Galle Dutch Fort
  • Cycling to Udawalawe via Deniyaya
  • Game drive at Udawalawe National Park
  • Cycling to Ella via Wellawaya
  • Visit to Buduruwagala
  • Visit to Ella Gap and Rawana waterfalls
  • Cycling to Nuwara Eliya via Pattipola
  • Visit to Pattipola Railway station
  • Visit to a Tea Plantation and Tea Factory
  • Cycling to Kandy
  • City tour of Kandy
  • Cycling to Polonnaruwa via Knuckles Mountain range
  • Cycling in the ancient city of Polonnaruwa
  • Cycling to Sigiriya
  • Visit to Sigiriya rock fortress


Price

$915 (Per Person)

Duration

9 days
Day 01

ARRIVE / GALLE

  • On arrival at the Bandaranaike International airport, you will be warmly greeted by your guide and escorted to Galle (Approx. 3 hours drive). On arrival in Galle, you will check in to Hotel.
  • In the evening, you can explore the Galle fort. Get in to a bike is the best way to explore the heritage of Galle. Galle Fort is the main attraction in Galle.
  • Spend overnight at the Hotel. Accommodation will be rooms with ensuite facilities. Your stay is on bed & breakfast basis.

Day 02

GALLE / UDAWALAWE

  • After breakfast, you will cycle to Udawalawe via Deniyaya (approx. 100 kilometers). This is one of the most scenic routes with more rural countryside attractions. You can see paddy fields, tea plantations and many more sights en route.
  • Arrive in Udawalawe and check in to Hotel. In the evening, you will be able to enjoy a Game drive at Udawalawe National Park.
  • Spend overnight at the Hotel. Accommodation will be rooms with ensuite facilities. Your stay is on bed & breakfast basis.

Day 03

ELLA

  • After breakfast, start another day of cycling to Ella. This route gives you memorable experience in different climatic conditions. You will cycle through the plains to Wellawaya where you will visit Buduruwagala Rock temple in a dry climatic condition.
  • After this visit, you will continue your cycling ride to Ella which is a small hill country village. In the afternoon, you will visit Ella Gap and Rawana waterfalls.
  • Spend overnight at the Hotel. Accommodation will be rooms with ensuite facilities. Your stay is on bed & breakfast basis.

Day 04

ELLA / NUWARA ELIYA

  • This morning we will set out on a ride that takes you to Pattipola Railway station. Pattipola railway station is the 62nd station on the Main Line, and is 224 km away from Colombo. It is the highest railway station in Sri Lanka with an elevation of 1,897.5 m high above mean sea level. After visiting the railway station and surrounded area you will cycle through short hills that will bring you to a tea plantation, where we will stop to visit a tea factory, where tea leaves are being dried, chopped and packaged. Here we can taste a cup of the freshest tea – straight from the bush. Back on the bikes and before you know it, we are on a beautiful road to Nuwara Eliya through lush green fields with dairy cattle and forests of a very different appearance to what we have seen so far.
  • This evening we will explore Sri Lanka’s highest hill town by bike. Nuwara Eliya was a popular escape from the heat for the British during colonial times and the legacy of this is an abundance of British style buildings. We’ll be accompanied by a guide who can regale us with stories from past times. It is a much cooler climate up here where mist and even frost can often be seen in the mornings.
  • Spend overnight at the Hotel. Accommodation will be rooms with ensuite facilities. Your stay is on bed & breakfast basis.

Day 05

NUWARA ELIYA / KANDY

  • After breakfast, you will cycle to Kandy, the last kingdom of Sri Lanka. The views are stunning with neat, green rows of tea bushes on all sides. On arrival in Kandy, you will be able to check in to the hotel. This afternoon we will spend some time visiting this charming city, including the famous Temple of the Tooth, which houses a tooth relic of the Buddha.
  • Spend overnight at the Hotel. Accommodation will be rooms with ensuite facilities. Your stay is on bed & breakfast basis.

Day 06

KANDY / POLONNARUWA

  • After breakfast, you will cycle to Polonnaruwa via Knuckles Mountain range (120kms). Cycling in Knuckles mountain range is amazing experience. You will start cycling to top of Knuckles Mountain Range (Rathota) and then continue to Polonnaruwa via Bakamuna Junction. You will cycle through pristine areas, Nature reserves, paddy fields, enjoying scenic landscapes and environment.
  • In the evening, we will be driving to Polonnaruwa where you will take a cycling tour to a better kept ruin site of ancient Ceylon – the UNESCO World Heritage City of Polonnaruwa, which was the medieval capital of Sri Lanka. Today you will be cycling for about 10km on soft surfaces as you whizz between the ruins.
  • Spend overnight at the Hotel. Accommodation will be rooms with ensuite facilities. Your stay is on bed & breakfast basis.

Day 07

POLONNARUWA / SIGIRIYA

  • Our ride today is an easy one on a flat surface. Look out for the wildlife that can be easily spotted in this area including monitor lizards, squirrels, peacocks and mongooses before we head to the Rock Fortress around mid afternoon. The rock of Sigiriya is probably Sri Lanka’s most famous historical site, appearing on many of the country’s promotional posters, and it’s easy to see why. An ancient palace perched on top of a precipitous rock jutting out of the plains, surrounded by water gardens at its foot – it doesn’t get more exotic than that! Climbing to the top on the framework of walkways and steps bolted into the rock is great fun, but don’t look down if you are scared of heights! An exciting treasure hunt on the way is sure to make the visit even more entertaining for young ones. From the top enjoy the panoramic views down over the plains and dry hills as the sun sets before descending and returning to your hotel.
  • Spend overnight at the Hotel. Accommodation will be rooms with ensuite facilities. Your stay is on bed & breakfast basis.

Day 08

SIGIRIYA / COLOMBO

  • Load your Bicycles to the backup vehicle and drive to Colombo.
  • Spend overnight at Colombo. Accommodation will be rooms with ensuite facilities. Your stay is on bed & breakfast basis.

Day 09

COLOMBO / AIRPORT

  • After breakfast, you will be driven to Airport for the departure (approx. 1 hour drive).