Sri Lanka Heritage by Bicycle

Price from
US$ 1,550
Duration
7 Days / 6 Nights
Distance
222 km
Tour Code
LKA-SHB
Next departure
24-Dec-2018
Number of Cycling Days5
Average Distance Per Day: 44
0
150 Km
Average Climbing Per Day: 413
0
2,250 m
Total Cycling Distance222 kilometres
AccommodationIncluded
Bike HireMountain Bike: Included, SCOTT E-Bike: US$ 150
Single SupplementUS$ 350 to US$ 375

All About this Tour

Sri Lanka, the 'Teardrop of India', is a collection of ancient and natural delights that will bedazzle visitors as you move from religious to monarchical to colonial sites. Left behind by Buddhism, Hinduism, the British, Dutch, Portuguese, and Indians these influences are seen throughout our trail of historical and cultural sites.

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Itinerary

Day 1

Welcome to Sri Lanka! We meet your flight and transfer to our accommodation in Negombo for a welcome dinner.

Day 2

We transfer to fertile Mawanella to start our ride through coconut and rubber plantations. We climb up to and through the Balana Gap then ride down to the Royal Botanical Gardens for a short break. We end our day in the beautiful UNESCO World Heritage town of Kandy, home to the Temple of the Tooth.

Day 3

The Golden Temple of Dambulla, our second UNESCO Heritage site, is our destination today. This famous rock temple dates to the 1st century BC, and we explore the caves that sheltered King Walagamba during his 14 years of exile.

Day 4

We pedal out of Dambulla and to the unique ancient 5th century rock fortress of Sigiriya (Lion Rock). We ride along the shores of Kandalama Lake with great views of Sigiriya, another UNESCO World Heritage site. We overnight in Polonnaruwa.

Day 5

We head to Minneriya National Park for a jeep safari. The park is the habitat of wild elephants, which we may see. We cycle back to Polonnaruwa on a smooth tree-lined road through a forest reserve. We explore our fourth UNESCO World Heritage Site, Polonnaruwa, the 10th century capital.

Day 6

After a transfer, we ride to Anuradhapura, one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. Considered sacred to Buddhists, we'll see the Bo Tree said to have grown from a branch of the tree under which the Buddha gained enlightenment.

Day 7

After breakfast, transfer to Colombo for onward travels.

Elevation Profiles

Day 2 - Negombo - Kandy Ride 42km. +806m / -479m.
Day 2 - Negombo - Kandy Ride 42km. +806m / -479m.

Reviews

One of the best holidays I've had, this was a great combination of cycling and site seeing. In particular the guides were all helpful and supportive. They went above and beyond to make sure we had a safe and enjoyable ride. Such an amazing way to see a country!

Sarah HopeJuly 2018

Very happy that we did this bike ride through Sri Lanka! It was an ideal way to see the local landscapes, catch a glimpse of the rich cultural and historical life and wind through the backroads with support from local guides.

Jenelle SaundersJuly 2018

Excellent way to see a country for the first time. Spice Roads very versatile in riding and sightseeing combination as per your preference. Very helpful and comforting having a local guide and driver.

Bronwynn FordJune 2018

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