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SRI LANKA Cycling Experience

Including Flights, Hotels, Airport Transfers
and touristic attraction
Cycling and cultural experience

from £1,745 pp

1 March – 30 June 2020
1 Sept - 14 Dec 2020

Based on 2 people sharing


People of Sri Lanka are famed for big smiles and a bigger heart. With a culture enriched with three thousand years of knowledge, Buddhism and many a colonial tradition, the Sri Lankan society are a potpourri of religions and races different yet similar in many ways.

Cycling is one of the best ways to explore Sri Lanka's varied landscapes, cultural heritage and experience rural village life. Cycling through rice fields and rural villages; through tea covered hill country or along beautiful palm fringed beaches; explore the ruins of ancient kingdoms or jungle tracks in the north central province. A truly rewarding experience.

Cycling provide numerous benefits in comparison with motor vehicles, including the sustained physical exercise involved in cycling, easier parking, increased manoeuvrability, and access to both roads, bicycle paths and rural trails. Cycling also offers a reduced consumption of fossil fuels, less air or noise pollution, much reduced traffic congestion. This leads to less financial cost to the user as well as to society at large (negligible damage to roads, less road area required). By fitting bicycle racks on the front of buses, transit agencies can significantly increase the areas they can serve.

What's Included:

  • International Flights
  • Accommodation sharing double on Bed & Breakfast basis
  • Transport from arrival to departure with an English speaking Chauffeur/Guide which will perform as a pilot vehicle too up to 7 Pax.
  • A Pilot Vehicle when the Group Size is 8 or more
  • The services of an Assistant for Cycling
  • The services of a National Guide Lecturer when the Group size is 8 or more
  • Entrance Fees to the tourist attractions as per itinerary.
  • Hire of Bicycle
  • Water / Fruits/ Snacks
  • All taxes as of now


  • Lunch & Dinner
  • All beverages, Tips and Portages.
  • All expenses of personal nature such as Telephone Calls, Laundry and Tipping etc.
  • Any supplements that may incur due to events / matches / sports activities taking place in those localities
  • Additional transfers other than the itinerary will be charged locally.
  • Safety Cycling Helmet

The Itinerary

The Itinerary

Day 01

Arrival, welcome by a representative of Lanka Sportreizen and transfer to Hotel in Negombo – Little Rome.

Negombo... Being one of the major tourist beach resorts of the island, this lively town is mainly inhabited by the fisher-folk. This is also one of the bholds of the catholic community of Sri Lanka and quietly correctly considered as the "Little Rome", located along the picturesque Negombo lagoon, along which hundreds of fishing boats and catamarans could be seen most of the time. The Town is dotted with several churches, some dating from the earliest colonial times. Sightseeing in Negombo includes the remains of the Old Dutch Fortress from 1678, the Dutch Canal constructed for the transportation of Cinnamon, St. Mary’s Church and the Old Dutch Cemetery, and naturally, the Negombo Fish Market –more famously known as the "Lellama".

Test runs for the bicycles in readiness for the tour.

Overnight stay at the Goldi Sands Hotel, Negombo

Day 02

After breakfast transfer by vehicle for about 10 km by vehicle to get out of the busy traffic congested areas to Kochchikade.

Then start cycling- Route will be through vast Coconut Estates, Paddy Fields with the vegetation changing gradually from the wet zone to the dry zone, Shifting Cultivation (traditional form of "slash and burn cultivation") along cart tracks, undeveloped trails, a small distance on developed roads. - 50km

Transfer by vehicle to reach Dambulla passing Coconut Plantations as we are running through the Coconut Triangle, Home Gardens, paddy Fields, small townships and villages to reach Dambulla – 90km

Overnight stay at the Amaya Lake Hotel, Dambulla

Day 03

After breakfast start cyclingtowards Sigiriya. 15 km

Sigiriya... a Royal Citadel for 20 years in the 5th Century AD - stark and forbidding, haunted by an epic story of murder and betrayal is attributed to King Kasyapa who found hiding here after killing his father more fruitful than meeting the wrath of the people who loved King Dhatusena much more before meeting his rival - Prince Mugalan who had fled to India seeking reinforcements for his Army. This unique Rock Fortress or "castle in the sky" - a massive monolith of red stone that rises 600ft above ground , derived the name "Lion Rock" as the entrance to the climb to the summit is reached between the paws of a lion .

Climb the Rock Fortress of Sigiriya, a World Heritage Site

You may return by bicycleor be transferred by vehicle to Dambulla to visit the Dambulla Cave Temple considered being the largest painted caves in the world with more than 22,000 sq ft of painted surfaces with many paintings, sculptures, statues of Lord Buddha, his disciples, Kings, Gods etc.

Dambulla... a collection of five caves of different sizes declared a World Heritage Site. Initial authorship is attributed to King Valagambahuwho took refuge here after being driven out of Anuradhapura by invading armies, although the works span over all periods since then to the late Kandy Period in the 18th Century

Relax OR

Take time to stroll round in the Dambulla City which is an important hub where the Economic Centre which is one of the biggest in the island where all types of commodities including fruits, vegetables , Grains, Yams etc from all around the island are traded both wholesale and retail and also in the area along the Colombo Road lining numerous Trade Stalls

Overnight stay at the Amaya Lake Hotel, Dambulla

Day 04

After breakfast bicycleto Giritale – 65km.

The first part of the route will be on paved through patches of dry zone jungles passing the traditional forms of Cultivation called "Chena Cultivation" or "Slash and Burn Cultivation",

The 2nd part will be on asphalted and developed roads but mainly through jungle areas


Overnight stay at the Deer Park Hotel, Giritale

Day 05

After breakfast bicycletowards Kandy - "The Hill Capital" via the off the beaten track route passing agricultural areas in Elahera and Bakamoona, in the eastern boundaries of the Knuckles Range of Mountains to Na Ula – 60km

Kandy.... literally the "City on the Hills" so named as it was protected by the nature - water, rocks and jungles. The last capital of the Sri Lankan kings before falling to the British in 1815AD which is a World Heritage Site. The name Kandy conjures vision of splendour of magnificence. Many of the legends, traditions and folklore are still lovingly kept alive. The centre of attraction is the golden roofed Temple of the Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha .The Kandy Lake built by the last King Sri Wickramarajasinghe in 1806 holds a prominent view of the City. It is a City for arts and crafts as well culture and history

Walk into a Spice Garden and take part in a conducted tour to get some knowledge about the frowth and use of spices in the day to day life.

In the evening watch a Cultural Performance by traditional Kandyan Dancers and Drummers including devotional" Fire Walking" and walk across in the star lit night to the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic of Buddha - by far the most important place of worship for Buddhists world over.

Overnight stay at the Amaya Hills Hotel, Kandy

Day 06

After breakfast start cyclingto the Hill Country of Sri Lanka through picturesque landscapes mainly through Tea Plantations via Pupuressa to reach Ramboda – 60km

It will be uphill all the way. Altitude Difference will be 500 – 960m

You may visit a Tea Factory and a Plantation to witness the manufacturing process of world famous "Ceylon Tea" and to taste a pure unblended cup of factory fresh tea before being sent to the Tea Auctions in Colombo leading to export.


Overnight stay at the Ramboda Falls Hotel, Ramboda

Day 07

After breakfast start cycling to Nuwara Eliya – Little England through an off the beaten track route via Tawalentenna, Watagoda and Talawakelle through breathtakingly beautiful landscapes passing Tea Plantations , Water Falls etc.

Nuwara Eliya... nestled in a wooded basin at the foot of Mount Pidurutalagala Sri Lanka’s highest peak, this region at 6,183ft above sea-level Has a cool, crisp climate unknown elsewhere in Sri Lanka. A serene retreat from the hustle and bustle of Colombo, the town seems like a piece of the English Lake District. Unusual plants, birds and animals thrive here besides natural feature like waterfalls and caves. Tea, the glistening green leaves of this lovely shrub, along with neat rows of green, cloak ridges and valleys providing a lasting impression of Sri Lanka’s Hill Country. The Golf Course – one of the finest and picturesque in Asia – the serene Anglican Church of the Holy Trinity, beautiful parks and well kept lawns and hedges give the place an air of nostalgia.

It will be uphill all the way. Altitude Difference will be 960 - 1893m

Overnight stay at the Araliya Green Hills Hotel, Nuwara Eliya

Day 08

After breakfast transfer by vehicle to Hatton.

Start cyclingto Dalhousie – the base of the Adam’s Peak – Holy Mountain.We will come across both up and down hill cyclingwith some panoramic landscapes of the typical Hill Country of Sri Lanka.We will also pass by two of Sri Lanka’s major hydral reservoirs – Castlereigh and Maussakelle. – 75km

Relax and roam around among the Pilgrims Crowds

Overnight stay at the Slightly Chilled Hotel, Dalhouise – We do not have any luxury Hotels in this place and we have been using this although it has only basic facilities

Day 09

After breakfast start cyclingto Kitulgala over the dam of the Norton Bridge Reservoir passing the Seven Virgins Mountain Range in the distance(which was famous for the tragic crash of the Indonesian Martinair Aircraft carrying Haj Pilgrim Passengers sometime back)

It will be downhill cyclinguntil we reach the destination which is famous for being the location for David Lean’s award winning film "Bridge on the River Kwai"

Overnight stay at the Rafters Retreat Hotel, Kitulgala

Day 10

After breakfast start cyclingto Nittambuwa through semi urban areas but also through thick green Home Gardens and patches of Jungle Vegetation, Rubber /Coconut Plantations, Stretches of Paddy Fields -50km


Pick up and transfer by vehicle to the selected Beach Hotel


(All passengers should be at the departure lobby of the Airport before 03 hours of their departure flight)

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