06 nights / 7 days Cycling Tour in Sri Lanka
|Day 01 : Arrival / Negombo||
NEGOMBO town is a historically interesting place strongly influenced by the Catholic Church. The Narrow strip of land between the lagoon & the sea and the many canals make for a good exploring.
The Dutch captured the town from the Portuguese in 1640, lost it again in the same year, and then captured it again in 1644. The British then took it from them in 1796 without a struggle. Negombo was one of the most important sources of cinnamon during the Dutch era, and there are still reminders of the European days.
Overnight stay at Hotel in Negombo - D
|Day 02 : Negombo / Dambulla||
After breakfast we start riding directly from the hotel along the old coastal road keeping the sea on our left we pass the distinctive patchwork sails of the "Karavas" fishing communities. You will be greeted by the smiling local faces who are happy to see you on the bike.
Boats pulled up the shore or sailing just off the coast make excellent photos as does the many fish markets you'll cycle past. We leave the coast road after cycling for 30 km and head inland on quiet back roads that give you the country flavor of Sri Lanka. You can see and experience the change of life styles of people.
After 30km we rack up the bikes and transfer by vehicle for 3 hours to Dambulla, en route we break for lunch at local restaurant near the Kununegala Lake.
After lunch by the lake side local restaurant continue your journey to Dambulla. Visit the Dambula cave temple.
Dambulla Cave Temple
Once we have taken in the views from the caves we'll have a short transfer to our peaceful hotel situated amongst mango trees and paddy fields.
|Day 03 : Dambulla / Sigiriya / Polonnaruwa.||
Riding along the shores of Kandalama Lake we'll have excellent views of the ancient 5th century rock fortress Sigiriya (Lion Rock), our destination.
After 20km ride we arrive at Sigiriya old water gardens we'll park the bikes and walk through the old water gardens.
On the climb of 300m to the view the ruins of King Kasyapa's summer palace on the summit. To distract us from the walk up we'll pass the impressive frescos that depict more than 500 ladies.
After our descent we'll head to a local restaurant for lunch. Thereafter transfer to Polonnaruwa by vehicle (or you can get on the bikes for a 40km ride towards Minneriya. The backup vehicle will be right behind you in case you feel like getting in to the vehicle)
In the evening we will check in to our hotel for the dinner and overnight stay.
Over Night stay at hotel in Polonnaruwa.
Ride 35 km B L D (Ride is from Dambulla to Sigiriya – 20 km. & Polonnaruwa sightseeing – 15km)
|Day 04 :Polonnaruwa / Kandy||
On our way we could enjoy the scenic hill country environment which will make us forget the tediousness of the journey.
Heading first to Pallegama we pass by the Yoda Ela the an 87 km long water canal carrying excess water from Kala Wewa in Polonnaruwa to ThissaWewa in Anuradhapura, is a construction dependent on remarkable instrumentation precision.Its gradient of10 to 20 cm per kilometre still baffles experts today for its minute precision.
"Forget to catch a snap or two of the scenic hill country through your cameras"
After we head to Sri Lanka's hill capital - the small lakeside city of Kandy.
Check in to the hotel, In the evening do the city tour in Kandy.
Visit the sacred Temple of the tooth Relic of the lord Buddha, Which is a world Heritage site. The Holy Temple is Nestled among hills and located by a lake.
Overnight stay at Hotel in Kandy – B.L.D
|Day 05 :Kandy / Nuweraeliya||
We travel through a scene of rolling hills covered in verdant green.
Nuwara Eliya lies in the Hill country and is supposed to be one of the coldest places in Sri Lanka but it is really just like an English spring day, although the temperature does drop at night. Furthermore, the architecture styles and tea plantations which are of British influence gave Nuwara Eliya the name "The Little England".
Overnight stay at Hotel in Nuweraeliya – B.L.D
Ride 60 km. (Ride is from Kandy to Labukale)
|Day 06 : Nuweraeliya / Hikkaduwa.||
Now it is a drop-off and we are going down, leaving hill country. The journey may be a bit tedious, yet impressive and full of scenery, passing many waterfalls, tea plantations, local vegetable farms , local communities etc.
Ride through rural country roads and main roads to reach 60kms to Bandarawela & continue the rest of journey by Vehicle. If you wish to ride more please feel free to do so our bike guide will be more than happy to be with you.
Reach Hikkaduwa for your short beach stay. Check in to the hotel and rest of the day free at the hotel.
Overnight stay at Hotel in Hikkaduwa – B.L.D
Ride 60 km. (Ride is from Nuwaraeliya to Bandarawela)
|Day 07 :Day 07 – Departure.||
After Breakfast transfer to the airport in time to connect with the departure flight.
M & S TRAVELS CYCLE TOUR – Private Tour
NEGOMBO – Goldi Sands Hotel - http://www.goldisands.com/
Dates ;- (Based on 02,04,06,08 & 10 pax traveling)
The cost includes :
Above prices does not include:
Important !!!!!! .
The hotel Star classification is based on local industry standard & it’s
Cancellation Policy (Based on hotel cancellation policy):-
30 days prior to arrival, no cancellation