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Epic Cycling Holiday in Sri Lanka is amazing Cycling Holiday experience in Sri Lanka. It is not just paddling tour, Epic Cycling Holiday in Sri Lanka starts where Sri Lanka History began place with India and it is remarkable cycling ride in your life. 18 days you will cycle through off roads, moderate roads, through countryside, National Park Boundaries, scenic mountains and valley.

Epic Cycling Holiday in Sri Lanka is not just paddling tour… while you are paddling exploring beauty of Sri Lanka, History and cultures.

 

Day 01                                     Airport   - Negombo

 

SCHEDULE

  • Welcome at the Airport and Proceed to Negombo.
  • (Optional) Evening Test Cycling Ride in Negombo Fishing Village.
  • Dinner & Overnight stay in Negombo.

 

Luxury Package    : Jetwing Lagoon – Deluxe Room (Boutique Hotel) or similar hotel.

Premium Package: Goldi Sands Hotel – Standard Room (3 star Hotel) or similar hotel

 

Our Official representative meets and Welcome you at the Air Port proceeds to Negombo. Evening you can relax at the hotel or test ride 10 – 15 Km fine-tune the bike.

 

Day 02                                     Negombo – Anuradhapura

 

SCHEDULE

  • After Breakfast cycling to Anuradhapura.
  • Evening rest at Hotel.
  • Dinner & Overnight stay in Anuradhapura .

Luxury Package: Ulagalla Resort - Ulagalla Chalet (Boutique Hotel) or similar.

Premium Package: Galway Miridiya LodgeStandard Room (1 star Hotel) or Similar

Early morning cycling to Anuraddhapura through countryside and you may experience Coconut plantations. it is flat terrain ride and  you can ride 50 – 80 Km and lunch will be arranged in local restaurant and evening cycling to Anuraddhapura.

Sacred City of Anuradhapura

Located in the North Central Province, the Sacred City of Anuradhapura is a magical place. Featuring some of the most ancient archaeological treasures in Sri Lanka, this vast heritage site is an impressive reminder of an ancient civilization.

Once one of the grandest monastic cities the world has ever seen, it was established in the 4th century BC, rising to prominence with the arrival of Buddhism, a pivotal event that saw the city transformed into a major centre of Buddhist pilgrimage and learning. The great kings of Anuradhapura oversaw a golden age in the island’s history, building colossal dagobas that rivaled pyramid of Egypt in scale.

Day 03                                     Anuraddhapura  

 

SCHEDULE

  • After Breakfast cycling to Anuraddhapura Ruin City Tour
  • Cycling in Anuraddhapura archeological site
  • Dinner & Overnight stay in Anuraddhapura.

 

Luxury Package: Ulagalla Resort - Ulagalla Chalet (Boutique Hotel) or similar.

Premium Package: Galway Miridiya LodgeStandard Room (1 star Hotel) or Similar

Cycling in gravel and moderate road through Archeological sites and explore 1st Kingdom of Sri Lanka and Indian and Sri Lankan ancient architectural skills.

This is soft cycling trail and you will do 60 - 70 Km 

 

Day 04                                     Anuraddhapura - Habarana

SCHEDULE

  • After Breakfast cycling to Habarana
  • En- route visit to Ritigala Elephant Orphanage.
  • Evening Village Tour by Elephant Back.
  • Dinner & Overnight stay in Habarana

Luxury Package : Chayy Village Hotel – Superior Room (4 star Hotel) or similar hotel.

Standard Package: Kassapa Lion Rock Hotel – Standard Room (3 Star Hotel) or similar.

 

Cycling in flat moderate road and from Anuradhapura to Habarana 64 Km cycling trail and it is approximately 3 – 4 hours ride. Evening explore countryside of Sri Lanka by elephant back ride.

 

Day 05                                     Habarana – Sigiriya

SCHEDULE

  • (Optional) Hot Air Ballooning in Sigiriya
  • After Breakfast cycling to Sigiriya Rock Fortress
  • Evening Elephant Safari in Minneriya National Park.
  • Dinner & Overnight stay in Habarana

Luxury Package : Chayy Village Hotel – Superior Room (4 star Hotel) or similar hotel.

Standard Package: Kassapa Lion Rock Hotel – Standard Room (3 Star Hotel) or similar.

 

You can experience beautiful Sri Lanka landscapes by in the air and Hot Air Ballooning is amazing holiday experience in Sri Lanka. After Breakfast you will cycle to Sigiriya 30 Km and 5th Day you can cycle as usual or you can keep as rest day. Evening you can cycling to Minneriya National Park 36 Km (total 66 Km) or you can relax and travel by passenger vehicle.  

Sigiriya

The Sigiriya Rock Fortress was built by King Kasyapa in the 5th century A.D. and a royal citadel for more than 18 years. It is complex of buildings, part royal palace, part fortified town and water gardens on par with the best in the ancient world, constitute a magnificent and unique architectural feat of the ancient Sinhalese. In a sheltered packet approached by spiral stairway are the famous Sigiriya frescos, the earliest surviving pictorial art of Sri Lanka and of the same period as the Ajantha fresco of India. The summit of the rock with an area of nearly one hc was the site of the palace. It is regarded as the 8th Wonder of ancient the World.

 

Day 06                                     Habarana – Polonnaruwa

SCHEDULE

  • After Breakfast cycling to Polonnaruwa
  • Cycle in Polonnaruwa Ruin City.
  • Evening cycling through Paddy field and Lake
  • Dinner & Overnight stay in Habarana

Luxury Package: Chayy Village Hotel – Superior Room (4 star Hotel) or similar hotel.

Standard Package: Kassapa Lion Rock Hotel – Standard Room (3 Star Hotel) or similar.

 

This is soft cycling trail and you will cycle through gravel and moderate route and approximate cycling distance 70 – 80 Km. you can experience off road cycling in the Polonnaruwa water tank.

Medieval Capital of Polonnaruwa

In the 12th c. AD, the medival capital of Polonnaruwa was one of the great urban centres in South asia. Today, the well preserved ruins give you the chance to experience the grandeur of this period and marvel at the artistry of the island’s early craftsmen.

Located 142km from Colombo, polonnaruwa was the island’s second ancient capital. Many of the existing ruins owe their contruction to Parakramabahu the Great, the last in a sequence of warrior-kings, who developed the city on a lavish scale. He is also credited with the massive artificial lake that lies to the west of the city, the sea of Parakrama.

 

Day 07                                     Habaran – Kandy

SCHEDULE

  • After Breakfast cycling to Kandy.
  • En-route visit to spice Garden.
  • Evening walking Kandy City Tour and experience Traditional dancing show
  • Dinner & Overnight stay Hotel in Kandy.

Luxury Package    :  Hunas Fall Hotel – Deluxe Room (4 star Hotel) or similar hotel.

Premium Package: Hotel Topaz – Standard Room (3 star Hotel) or similar hotel

Habaran – Kandy is Medium level trail and cycling route is mix of all terrains. You will cycle 40 – 50 Km and you can continue as you prefer. En-route you can experience spice garden and spice manufacturing process. 

Kandy

Kandy is in climatic terms, a world apart due to its altitude of 500m above sea level. The town was captured by the British in 1815, and is known more for its cultural and spiritual importance rather than its history. Buddhists from all over the world, come to this delightful old highland town, specifically to visit the Temple of the Tooth, the Dalada Maligawa. The costly jewelled shrine of the holy tooth (said to be 3.5cm long by 1cm thick and Buddha’s left canine) is kept in the upper floor of the original building. This relic was brought from India 1,500 years ago and every year, at the time of the August full moon, it is paraded round the town with great pomp and circumstance.

 

Day 08                                     Kandy - Kithulgala 

SCHEDULE

  • After breakfast Cycling to Kithulgala for Rafting
  • After Lunch Jungle Trekking and abseiling along with waterfall
  • (2nd Option) Golfing in Victoria Golf Club in Kandy. 
  • Dinner & Overnight stay in Kandy.

Luxury Package    :  Hunas Fall Hotel – Deluxe Room (4 star Hotel) or similar hotel.

Premium Package: Hotel Topaz – Standard Room (3 star Hotel) or similar hotel

Kandy to Kithulgala is mix terrain trail and it is soft cycling trail. On and off you will get uphill but majority of the trail is flat and downhill.

You can choose Golfing as alternative activity. If you are love to play golf.

Kithulgala White Water Rafting

Kithulgala blessed with White Water of kalani River. Rafting in Sri Lanka one of emerging sport among the Sri Lanka Holiday Travelers and sometimes your experience will not limited to “thrilling” it is holistic experience about leadership, challenging and strategic thinking.

This thrilling adventure on the white water sections of the Kelani River is suitable for amateurs as well as professionals alike. During the river run you will experience the thrill of shooting rapids and the euphoria of making it through. The river’s clear water is born in the heart of the peak wilderness reserve and tumbles through a rocky gorge just above Kithulgala.

The experience of White Water Rafting in the picturesque Kelani River, there are 7 rapids covering 3 major rapids and 4 minor rapids (Grade 2 -3 rapids). Every rapid gives you great fun…epic excitement…! Kithulagala is a paradise for Sri Lanka adventure travellers.  Rafting activity can be experience anyone above the age of 8 years and for this activity safety gear, modern rafts, and a comprehensive safety briefing will be given by our white water rafting instructors beforehand. The distance covered is around 5 KMs and duration of White Water Rafting experience would be approximately 1 – 2 hrs (subject to Kalani River water speed). The river and its surrounding will make you feel enchanted, with a memorable Experience during your White Water Rafting Tour in Kitulagala.

 

Day 09                                     Kandy – Nuwera-Eliya  

SCHEDULE

  • After Breakfast cycling to Nuwera-eliya.
  • En-route experience Tea Plucking and Tea manufacturing process.
  • Nuwera Elliya city Tour by horse back. 
  • Dinner & Overnight stay at Hotel in Nuwera Elliya.

Luxury Package    :  Langdale Resort & Spa – Standard Room (Boutique Hotel) or similar

Premium Package: Gayway Forest Lodge – Standard Room (3 star Hotel) or similar.

This is your Epic Ride of your life and Kandy – Nuwera Elliya is the hardest cycling trail in your Cycling Holiday. Altitude starts 500 meters – 1860 meters. Entire uphill distance would be 78 Km and you can ride any amount of Km according to your fitness.  

Nuwera Elliya

It’s a land of peace, and silence the nostalgia of the empire builders is reflected in Nuwera – Eliya. The town is decorated with buildings ranging in style from Georgian to Queen Ann. Nuwara Eliya the highest town in Sri Lanka has a cool sparkling climate with the temperature changing around 13degC. This is an exquisite and healthy city famous for its wide range in flowers. With buildings of English architecture everywhere in the city, it is affectionately called “Little England”. The Victoria Park in the center of Nuwara Eliya, is a beautiful place to visit.

Day 10                                     Nuwera Elliya – Yala

SCHEDULE

  • After Breakfast cycling to ala National Park.
  • Evening Safari in Yala National park.
  • Dinner & Overnight stay in Yala .

Luxury Package    :  Ceylon Wild Premium Camping – or similar (4 star Hotel)

Premium Package: Mandara Rosen – Standard Room (3 star Hotel) or similar hotel.

10th Day is the final day of Cycling Ride of the cycling Tour in Sri Lanka and you will start the cycling in Ella city and Ella – Yala romantic cycling trail and you will cycle through Ella Gap to Yala. It is downhill and flat trail. While you are riding you can hear some folktales about Rama-Ravana-Sita Epic love story and Ramayanaya trail based in Nuwera Elliya and Ella area.

According to wild life experts both local and foreign, Sri Lankan is the ‘Best Big Game Safari outside Africa. Though difficult to imagine, this tiny island being the next to the gigantic African Continent, When the likelihood and cost of seeing and photographing four or five charismatic animals (elephant, leopard, sloth bear, sperm Whale and blue whale) in a two week Safari, Sri Lank is the best destination.

You have the opportunity spot Big Five in during your cycling Holiday.

Yala National Park

Yala National Park is renowned for the variety of its wildlife and its fine coastline (with associated coral reefs).  But the key highlight here is the Sri Lankan Leopard. Yala National Park has the highest density of leopards living in the wild. In fact, it is the world's best. According to wildlife department sources Yala (east – Block 1) every Kilometer there will be a Leopard.   It also boasts a large number of important cultural ruins, bearing testimony to earlier civilizations and indicating that much of the area used to be populated and well developed.

 

Day 11                                     Yala – Galle   

 

SCHEDULE

  • After Breakfast proceed to Galle via south coast.
  • Evening relax at hotel.
  • Dinner & Overnight stay in Galle

 

Luxury Package: Lighthouse Hotel & Spa – Deluxe Room (4 Star hotel) or similar hotel.

Premium Package: Unawatuna Beach Resort – Deluxe Room (3 Star hotel) or similar hotel More info about hotel

From Yala to Galle is flat cycling terrain and you will along with the coast. This is cycling tail based “A” category road we will use riders protection safety circle without any doubt you can ride.  

Galle

Galle is most important southern town with an old-world charm. Believed be ‘Tar shish’’ of the Bible, its natural harbor was a famous fort in days gone by. Famous for its Dutch fort, lace-making, embony, carving and gem polishing.

 

Day 11 – 13                             Galle 

SCHEDULE

  • After Breakfast relax on the beach.
  • Diving in Unawatuna Beach (12th day) (Optional Activities)
  • Galle Fort Walking Tour (13th Evening) (Optional Activities)
  • Dinner & Overnight stay in Galle

 

Luxury Package: Lighthouse Hotel & Spa – Deluxe Room (4 Star hotel) or similar hotel. 

Premium Package: Unawatuna Beach Resort – Deluxe Room (3 Star hotel) or similar hotel More info about hotel

Note: if you are not experience diver, you have to follow beginner lesson and you must not have any breathing diseases

Day 14                                     Galle – Mirissa

SCHEDULE

  • Early morning proceed to Whale watching with packed breakfast.
  • En – route cycling Galle Dutch Fort and Evening leisure at Beach.
  • Dinner & Overnight stay in Galle

 

Luxury Package: Lighthouse Hotel & Spa – Deluxe Room (4 Star hotel) or similar hotel.

Premium Package: Unawatuna Beach Resort – Deluxe Room (3 Star hotel) or similar hotel More info about hotel

Whale Watching in Mirissa

Whale watching Sri Lanka is a wonderful experience in the midst of Ocean. Mirissa is becoming a top spot to watch Blue Whales, Sperm Whales and Dolphins in southern coast and duration is 4 – 5 hours.

Day 15                                     Galle – Bentota.  

 

SCHEDULE

  • After Breakfast cycling in Galle Countryside
  • Proceed to Bentota by Vehicle
  • Evening leisure at the beach
  • Dinner & Overnight stay in Bentota

 

Luxury Package: Vivanta (Taj Exotica) - Superior Charm (5 star hotel) or similar.

Premium Package: The Surf Hotel – Deluxe Room (3 Star hotel) or similar.

More info about hotel

Bentota

Bentota Resort Complex in a romantic rendezvous of river and sea with several hotels and an open air theatre showing folk and mask dancing with clusters of palms overlooking everything. Bentota is paradise for water sports and many activities taking place on Bentota River.

 

Day 16                                     Bentota. 

SCHEDULE

  • After Breakfast Water Sports in Bentota River
  • Evening relax at hotel.  
  • Dinner & Overnight stay in Bentota

 

Luxury Package: Vivanta (Taj Exotica) - Superior Charm (5 star hotel) or similar.

Premium Package: The Surf Hotel – Deluxe Room (3 Star hotel) or similar.

Water Sports Package (Optional Activities)

  • 30 minute Jet Ski ride
  • 15 minutes private Banana fun boat ride
  • Snorkeling

Day 17                                     Bentota – Colombo

SCHEDULE

  • After breakfast proceed to Colombo and
  • Colombo City tour and lunch will be serving in Restaurant.
  • Evening leisure at hotel
  • Dinner & Overnight stay in Colombo

 

Luxury Package: Mount Lavinia Hotel - Deluxe Room in Colombo or similar hotel.

Premium Package: Concord Grand – Standard Room in Colombo (3 Stars Hotel) or similar hotel.

 

Colombo

Sri Lanka’s commercial capital is an interesting blend of the varying influences, it has seen for more than 600 years. Its importance as a trading port increased after the arrival of Portuguese to the island in the early 16th century.

Colombo is the most attractive place for shopping in Sri Lanka and you can find high value jewelries, gems and quality garments at a reasonable price.

Day 18                                     Departure

 

After Breakfast proceed to Departure

- END OF PROGRAMME

 

IMPORTANT FACTORS

  • Please Note Sri Lanka is predominantly hot and dry country and with average temperature of 30 C° - and relative humidity of 60 – 65%. Chances of sunburn are high with prolonged exposure so carry plenty of sun-block and guard against sunstroke.
  • Light Clothes, cycling boots/ Shoes are recommended.

 

 

Cycling Locations

 

  • Cycling in Kandy
  • Cycling in Nuwera Elliya
  • Cycling in Ella
  • Cycling in Badarawella
  • Cycling in Yala
  • Cycling in Belihul Oya
  • Cycling in Udawalawe
  • Cycling in Rathnapura
  • Cycling in Tangalle
  • Cycling in Unawatuna
  • Cycling in Galle
  • Cycling in Bentota
  • Cycling in Colombo
  • Cycling in Negombo
  • Cycling in Kithulgala
  • Cycling in Kalpitiya
  • Cycling in Anuraddhapura
  • Cycling in POlonnaruwa
  • Cycling in Sigiriya
  • Cycling in Dambulla
  • Cycling in Habarana 
  • Cycling in Trincomalee

 

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