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Cycling Holiday In Sri Lanka

Completing a circular journey this trip takes in ancient temples and fortresses, cycling through tea plantations and across the scenic trails of the Knuckles Range. Leaving the coast behind we explore the ancient city of Polonnaruwa on two wheels before steadily climbing to the wide plains of the Knuckles. There is also the option to search for leopard in Yala National Park before making our way to the beach for a well-earned rest.

Tour Highlights

  • Cycle Backroads and tea plantations - Ride through the rural villages and hill country of Sri Lanka's central highlands
  • Sigiriya - The stunning cave temples at Dambulla and the mountain top fortress of King Kassapa
  • Polonnaruwa - Explore the ancient city of Polonnaruwa by bike
  • Kandy - Lovely gardens and the unique Temple of the Tooth
  • Unawatuna - Relax beside the golden beaches and explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Galle fortress
  • Nature and wildlife - A chance to take game drives through Udawalawe and Yala National Parks


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  • 1
    Join tour Negombo

  • 2
    Visit Dambulla cave temple; cycle to Sigiriya

  • 3
    Climb Lion Rock, then cycle to Polonnaruwa

  • 4
    Pedal to Polonnaruwa archeological site and village

  • 5
    Cycle and drive to Kandy, visit spice gardens en route

  • 6
    Explore Kandy on foot

  • 7
    Cycle along the plantation roads to Nuwara Eliya

  • 8
    Ride to Bambarakanda waterfall

  • 9
    Cycle to Udawalawe, optional elephant safari

  • 10
    Cycle country roads to Yala National Park, optional safari

  • 11
    Ride along the coast through Bundula National Park

  • 12
    Cycle the coastal backroads and visit Galle

  • 13
    Day at leisure in Unawatuna

  • 14
    Tour ends at Colombo airport

Tour notes

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We have the following different versions of the Cycle Sri Lanka tour available at present.

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Why Book this tour
Unlike many other operators, we include the hire of your bike in the overall cost of the holiday: you don't need to bring your own or pay extra to hire one locally. We also provide a support vehicle, spare parts and take care of day to day bike maintenance. All you need bring is your own helmet.
Included meals 13 3 2
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Bus, Bicycle
12 nights Standard Hotel
1 night Simple Camping
Tour Staff
Driver(s), Local Guide(s), Explore Tour Leader / Cycle guide
Cycling Information
On this tour we cycle 437 km over nine days (an average of 49 km per day). The terrain is mostly flat however there are steeper sections around Nuwara Eliya in the highlands. A support vehicle accompanies the rides throughout the tour. We have graded the route as moderate.
Included Bike
24 gear Conor Avenue hybrid bikes with front suspension
Group Size
Generally 10 - 16