Sri Lanka By Cycle


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Your journey in search of Sri Lanka’s hidden treasures is just as important as seeing them. From a night in Negombo find your way to the cultural cities of Dambulla and then the hills station of Kandy spending two nights at each town before returning to the coast of Colombo – altogether a refreshing seven days. More importantly this is an expedition for anyone of any age of moderate fitness.

Important Information

  • RouteAirport > Colombo > Sigiriya > Kandy > Nuwara Eliya > Yala > Galle > Airport
  • HighlightsPinnawela elephant orphanage Sigiriya rock fortress Polonnaruwa
  • Duration6 Days

Your Holiday includes

  • Per person cost of twin-sharing accommodation
  • Transport by private air-conditioned car or van and services of English speaking chauffeur guide for the entire duration
  • Local government taxes & service charges
  • Meals: Dinner & Breakfast
  • Entrances: Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage, Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Ancient City of Polonnaruwa, Golden Cave Temple of Dambulla, Kandy Tooth Relic Temple, Royal Botanical Gardens of Peredeniya & cultural dance
  • Elephant safari to Minneriya or Kavdullah National Park (1 trip including entrances, jeep hire and services of a wildlife tracker)

Your Holiday excludes

  • Visas
  • Travel Insurance
  • Optional tours & activities
  • Flights
  • Airport taxes
  • Activities & highlights
  • Camera & Video permits at cultural sights
  • All expenses of personal nature
  • Tips and portage
  • Spa and Wellness treatment
Reservation, Cancellation Policy & Notes
Additional Info
  • All reservations subject to availability at time of booking
  • Quote is subject to availability of rooms, tax increases, price fluctuations and any peak season supplements.
  • The cost is based on cash basis. For any other method of settlement whether it be cheques, drafts, credit cards or debit cards we will entail a service charge.
  • For cancellations within 30 days before the date of arrival 100% of the holiday program will be charged
  • For further details about the cancellation policy please refer
  • The standard check in time in Sri Lanka is 14:00 hours and standard check out time is 11:00 hours
  • All drive times are approximate and are subject to change
Places you will visit

Day 1

route Route :  Airport > Negombo

Drive Drive :  25 minutes Cycle: 1 hour

Hotel Hotel :  Jetwing Beach

Highlights Highlights :  Enjoy a city tour of Negombo

At the airport you will be greeted our Jetwing Representative and your Chauffer Guide who will take you to the modern beach town of Negombo. Once at the comforts of your hotel, relax and recover from any jet lag.

At a convenient time, your chauffeur guide will familiarize you with what to expect whilst cycling on Sri Lankan road. We encourage you to ride about the town and along the way you will be introduced you to some of Negombo’s curious sites such the Dutch churches. Relax and energize as the next few days will be quite exciting!

Day 2

route Route :  Negombo > Kurunegala > Dambulla

Drive Drive :  Cycle: 5 hours’ Drive: 3 hours

Hotel Hotel :  Jetwing Lake

Highlights Highlights :  Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Golden Cave Temple

You will commence your expedition by cycling over 35km along a picturesque route passing rice paddy fields to the town of Kurunegala. Look out for the towering Lord Buddha statue upon a rock, which from far is the town’s landmark! In the afternoon, enjoy lunch at a delightful local restaurant in Kurunegala after which you would back your cycles away and continue in the comforts of your car to experience the inland delights of Sri Lanka. Upon arrival in Dambulla, you will visit the Golden Cave Temple Complex to explore the paintings depicting the Life and preaching of the Ven. Lord Buddha.

Day 3

route Route :  Dambulla > Polonnaruwa > Dambulla

Drive Drive :  Drive: 3 hours Cycle: 3 hours

Hotel Hotel :  Jetwing Lake

Highlights Highlights :  Discover the ancient city of Polonnaruwa and indulge in an elephant safari.

Take a morning cycling tour of one of the better kept ruins of ancient Ceylon – the UNESCO World Heritage City of Polonnaruwa which was a medieval capital of Sri Lanka from the 11th – 13th century A.D. You will be cycling about 40km on soft surfaces as you whizz between these ancient ruins. Your stops include a visit to Lankathilaka, Thuparamaya, Royal Palace, Rankoth Vehera and Gal Viharaya. If you wish you may return to you hotel in time to grab a bite for lunch.

Late afternoon take an exhilarating jeep safari with the company of an expert naturalist guide to the Minneriya or neighboring Kavdullah National Park. The Vast sanctuary is a home to about 250 wild elephants, wild buffaloes, sambar deer, crocodiles, sloth bear and more.

Day 4

route Route :  Dambulla > Sigiriya > Kandy

Drive Drive :  Cycle: 2 hours’ Drive: 3 hours

Hotel Hotel :  Amaya Hills Resort

Highlights Highlights :  Ascend the Sigiriya Rock Fortress

Enjoy a hearty breakfast as today your endurance will be challenged! Begin the day by cycling towards the towering rock fortress of Sigiriya – a 5th Century “Fortress in the Sky”. Over these 55km of moderate standard, you will be passing the Minneriya jungles, the dry zone farms as well as observing village life. After a cool drink of king coconut thambili, ascend the Sigiriya rock. Continue by car and en-route relish lunch at a local restaurant. Shortly afterwards you will arrive in the hill capital of Kandy, surrounded by greenery and the great Mahaweli River. Eminent as the center of Buddhism and the capital of the last Sinhalese kingdom, the name Kandy evokes romantic notions in people of a lost hill kingdom, a lake, tea plantations and a famous temple.

Day 5

route Route :  Kandy

Drive Drive :  Cycle: 3 hours

Hotel Hotel :  Amaya Hills Resort

Highlights Highlights :  Visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic, Peradeniya Botanical Gardens and Hantane Hills Cycling Route

At your convenience, become acquainted with the city of Kandy; pay your respects to the golden-roofed Temple of the Tooth Relic, which houses Sri Lanka’s most sacred relic, a tooth of the Lord Buddha. Admire the delicate hill-country breezes that urge the mist to gently part revealing colorful houses amid Kandy’s forested halo, visit the lively market places, Upper Lake drive and the grandeur of the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens.

For a spoonful of adventure, venture to the outskirts of Kandy to the Hantane Hills for an uphill cycle route through the forests.

Day 6

route Route :  Colombo > Airport

Drive Drive :  4 hour drive

As all good things must come to an end, we bid you farewell as our Chauffeur Guide transfers you to the Airport to meet your departure flight home.

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