Splendors of Sri Lanka

Day 1 Negombo - Dickoya

We meet at the Goldi Sands Hotel in Negombo at 8:45 am. By 9:00 am, we will transfer to the starting point of our cycling journey at the small town of Ginigathhena. From here we will ride to Dickoya, a tranquil town in the heart of tea country. The ride is just over 20 km with scenic views of lakes and lush green rolling hills. It will be slightly challenging as we steadily climb undulating roads with lots of twists and turns. We will keep on the back roads so keep an eye and camera ready to take shots of local life, animals, and scenery.

Upper Glencairn Bungalow
Lunch, Dinner
Ride 21km
+501m
-242m

Day 2 Dickoya - Belihuloya

After a hearty breakfast, we start the ride from Dickoya to Belihuloya. We pass through Campion tea estate via Bogawanthalawa (also known as the Golden Valley). We will ride up steep undulating hills through a mix of lush-green tea estates, forest areas, dirt tracks and main roads with pristine rainforests surrounding us. The first 40 km is a mostly steep climb up hills but then the rest of our journey is rewarded by an exciting downhill ride to Belihuloya, a hillside town. It is an ideal destination for nature lovers as it is regarded as one of the richest bio-diversity places in Sri Lanka. You can also find various adventure activities here amongst rivers, forests, lakes, and waterfalls. We stay overnight in Belihuloya to recharge for the next day.

Belihuloya Rest House
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Ride 60km
+1065m
-1690m

Day 3 Belihuloya - Samanalewewa - Udawalawe

After breakfast, get ready for another exciting day. Today we will change the pace a little as we ride up a few steep hills for a few kilometers before descending down to Samanalewewa dam. Here we will switch our bikes for canoes, giving our legs a rest. Embraced by the breathtaking forests and green rolling mountains, you can leisurely paddle around for a few hours. Once you are ready, we hop back on our bikes and continue the journey to Udawalawe. The cycling trails lead us to discover various landscapes, villages, and small towns. Your legs will also be challenged with varying terrains and rolling hills. There is an exciting descent with a couple of switchbacks thrown in along the way. The road flattens out for a few km before a steady climb to Weligepola. After riding for a total of 43 km, we reach Weligepola where our cycling ends. With our bikes loaded up, we transfer to Udawalawe by vehicle. It's about an hour drive to our overnight hotel.

Kalu’s Hideaway Hotel
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Ride 43km
+786m
-927m

Day 4 Udawalawe - Departure

This morning we wake up quite early as we leave the hotel at 6.00 am to visit the Udawalawe National Park by vehicle. Breakfast is prepared for you to be eaten at the park in a picnic style. The Udawalawe National Park is one of the topmost touristic attraction in Sri Lanka. Here you will find majestic animals such as the elephant, deer, buffalos, and if you are extremely lucky, you might catch a glimpse of the elusive leopard. After the safari, we will set off on our bikes from Udawalawe dam. The riding trail will take you on the back roads through beautiful paddy fields and small villages. The cycling journey will be about 50 km. At the end of our cycling, we clean up at a guesthouse in Middeniya before having a well-deserved lunch at a local restaurant. Our adventurous trip ends here with bitter-sweet goodbyes as we transfer you to the airport or your hotel in Colombo.

Breakfast, Lunch
Ride 50km
+453m
-422m