08 nights / 9 days Cycling Tour in Sri Lanka
|Day 01 : Arrival / Negombo||
Negombo consists of a canal built by the Dutch and numerous churches too. The area is famous as a fishing village. It is also home to many species of avifauna such as Kingfishers and Parrots. Souvenir shops and restaurants are not scarce in Negombo. Diving, catamaran trips and boat trips are some popular leisure activities among the tourists who visit Negombo.
Overnight stay at Hotel in Negombo - D
|Day 02 : Negombo / Dambulla||
After breakfast we start riding directly from the hotel along the old coast road. Keeping the sea on our left we pass the distinctive patchwork sails of the Karavas fishing community.
Their boats pulled up along the beach or sailing just off the coast make for 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 a flavor of Sri Lanka.
After 50km we rack up the bikes and transfer 3 hours to Dambulla breaking for lunch at Kununegala lake. Dambulla the 2nd century Buddhist cave temple, also known as the Golden Temple, it is the largest and best-preserved cave temple complex in the country and contains more than 150 Buddha statues. Once we have taken in the Views from the caves we'll have a short transfer or ride to our peaceful hotel situated amongst Mango trees and paddy fields.
Dambulla is a vast isolated rock mass 500ft high and a mile around the base. Here is found the famous Rock Temple dating to the First Century BC. The caves of Dambulla sheltered the King Walagamba during his 14 years of exile from Anuradhapura. When he regained the throne he built the most magnificent of Rock Temples to be found on the Island.
Overnight stay at Hotel in Dambulla. – B D - Ride 50 km
|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.
We'll park the bikes and walk through the old water gardens before climbing 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. Our afternoon ride follows an old irrigation canal and we cycle on red dirt roads, framed by long green grass and seeing lots of people bathing as we head back to out hotel in Dambulla.
After decent proceed to polonnaruwa. Do the sightseeing tour in Polonnaruwa.
Overnight stay at Hotel in Polonnaruwa. – B D - Ride 30 km
|Day 04 :Polonnaruwa / Knuckles||
Do a light trekking in knuckles range.
Overnight stay at Hotel in Knuckles. – B D - Ride 55 km
|Day 05 : Knuckles / Kandy||
Please do not forget to catch a snap or two of the scenic hill country through your cameras...
Nestled among hills and centered around a lake, picturesque Kandy has long been an important religious center of the Sinhalese and a place of pilgrimage for Buddhists. Today you can explore the town center's old shops, antique and gem specialists or the bustling market. A must do is to see the UNESCO World Heritage site of Sacred Kandy which houses the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic - Sri Lanka's most important Buddhist relic, a tooth of the Buddha.
Overnight stay at Hotel in Kandy. – B D - Ride 50 km
|Day 06 : Kandy / Nuwaraeliya||
We ride to Nuwara Eliya after the breakfast.
The ride which may appear to be challenging, is through humid, hilly terrain. The journey through tea plantations will be enthusiastic and an unforgettable experience.
Terraced paddy fields are also a common sight within the region. After 50 km we will rack up the bikes and proceed to Nuwara Eliya.
Nuwara Eliya lies in 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 Nuwaraeliya. B D - Ride 50 km
|Day 07 : Nuwaraeliya / Ella||
The elevation is dropping down as we proceed to Ella, and the road may twist and turn since it is hill country. At the dusk, we will be able to watch the sunset from Ella and add it to our memories.
Overnight stay at hotel in Ella. - B D - Ride 50 km
|Day 08 : Ella / Tangalle||
Overnight stay at Hotel in Tangalle. – B D - Ride 60 km
|Day 09 : Tangalle / Departure||
After Breakfast transfer to the airport in time to connect with the departure flight.
We meet up for lunch and then transfer 3 hours to Colombo where we'll have our farewell dinner.
M & S TRAVELS CYCLE TOUR – Private Tour
NEGOMBO – Goldi Sands Hotel - http://www.goldisands.com/
DAMBULLA – Thilanka Resort & spa - www.thilankaresortandspa.com/
POLONNARUWA – Giritale Hotel - http://www.giritalehotel.com/
KNUCKLES - Dumabanagala Chalet - http://www.dumbanagalachalet.com/
KANDY – Hotel Thilanka - http://www.thilankahotel.com/
NUWARAELIYA - Galway Forest Lodge
ELLA - Grand Ella Hotel
TANGALLE - Ranna 212 - http://www.ranna212.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