Sri Lanka Heritage by Bicycle

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US$ 1,850
7 Days / 6 Nights
222 km
Tour Code
Next departure
Number of Cycling Days5
Average Distance Per Day: 44
150 Km
Average Climbing Per Day: 413
2,250 m
Total Cycling Distance222 kilometres
Bike HireMountain Bike: Included, SCOTT E-Bike: US$ 195
Single SupplementUS$ 395
Client Rating (based on 21 reviews)

About this Cycle 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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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.


Riding through the beautiful Sri Lankan nature, with our excellent guide and helpers, the excellent hotels and super delicious food, made this trip unforgettable. I will be back :)

Robert van VuureJanuary 2020

The tour was amazing and the staff were so helpful and friendly. The hotels were all top class and the sites we visited and the local food at the lunch stops were great. Just wandering which tour to do next.

Ian WattsDecember 2019

Tour was very enjoyable and we were very fortunate to only have 4 guests so it felt very personal. The cycling was good and varied and distances were fine. Chemara was very informative about the wildlife, particularly bird spotting.

Fiona JoyceJanuary 2019

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