Kandy to Pinnawala Cycling Tour

(One Day Tour)

Tour Details
  • Type: One Day Tour
  • Location: Kandy
  • Distance: 50 - 55km
  • Hours: 4 - 5 Hrs
  • Group Size: Up to 7 Pax
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Kandy to Pinnawala Cycling Tour


Kandy to Pinnawala Cycling Tour is based in Kandy countryside. Kandy to Pinnawala Cycling Tour is another soft adventure cycling Tour in Kandy. Kandy to Pinnawala cycling tour blends with cycling, hiking, elephant orphanage visits with train tour. You will cycle along the Kandy countryside and en route you will visit to Balana pass and experience British army battled place in 1815 with the local army. After the Balana pass exploration, you will cycle to Alagalla mountain. It is part of the Balana pass local military strategic point and Alagalla mountain is the only point to explore the entire Kandy district in 360-degree view. You will do 2 Km hike to Alagalla mountain and explore the viewpoint of Kandy city. Alagalla mountain hike is soft hiking tour in Kandy and you will explore the 360 degree view of the Kandy–Pinnawala area. You will get an idea of where you need to cycle. Alagalla mountain is highly sensitive mountain and you will explore 5–6 scorpion species around the Alagalla mountain area.

Cycling in Kandy to Pinnawala is cycling tour exploring the nature and historical places in Kandy kingdom. Kandy to Pinnawala cycling tour blends with visiting to Elephant orphanage and exploring the feeding of baby elephants. Kandy to Pinnawala Cycling Tour in mixed terrain and approximately cycling distance 50 Km–55 Km and once you reach to Pinnawala, you will relax at the local restaurant. After the lunch you will visit to Pinnawala elephant orphanage and experience the rehabilitation process. It is a wonderful experience to understand wild elephants and human impact and way of government conducting rehabilitate the elephants.

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

The Department of National Zoological Garden has set up an orphanage for baby elephants at Pinnawala, which is about 13 Km from Kegalle–Rambukkana Road. The orphanage established to feed, nurse and house young elephant found abandoned by their mothers. Often the young ones fall into pits and ravines in their quest for water during drought period. Other inmates at the orphanage are those displaced from their natural environs by development project or those found diseased or wounded. The orphanage is 16 years old. The animals that were brought during the initial years are now capable of breeding and have, in fact, bred.

After the Pinnawala elephant orphanage tour, you will refresh with a cup of tea. You will transfer to Rambukkana Railway station at 5.45 p.m. and you will board to train at (6.10 p.m.) it is 90 minutes train journey and you will explore the way of British empire developed Sri Lanka infrastructure. you will explore sunset with the beautiful landscape over the window. You will experience train tour as well in Kandy to Pinnawala cycling Tour.

Kandy to Pinnawala cycling tour blends with exploring the nature, local experiences, hiking tours and train journey. You will explore all above experiences in Kandy to Pinnawala Cycling Tour.

Highlights of the Kandy to Pinnawala cycling Tour
  • Explore the Kandy tea Planation and experience the tea picking.
  • Explore the nature and stunning landscapes.
  • Experience tea workers’ living style, culture and hospitality.
  • Explore the Balanna pass and ancient military strategic points
  • Hiking to Alagalla mountain and explore the viewpoint of Kandy city.
  • Pinnawala elephant orphanage visit and explores the rehabilitation process.
  • Train Tour to Kandy
  • Experiences the people living style, historical background and countryside culture.

Kandy to Pinnawala Cycling Tour



Kandy to Pinnawala Cycling Tour

Operations Schedule and Other Information

Operation schedule of Kandy to Pinnawala cycling Tour
  • Group guided tour
  • Pick up from your hotel in Kandy at 7.30 a.m and proceed to Gannoruwa Agro farm.
  • 8 a.m. start the cycling tour along the Kandy countryside to Pinnawala.
  • Mixed terrain and approximately distance 50 Km–55 Km
  • You will get the Sri Lankan lunch at a local restaurant.
  • Elephant orphanage visit and ends the tour at 5 p.m.
  • After the evening tea transfer to Rambukkana Railway station at 5.45 p.m. (17.45) by Tuk Tuk.
  • Train Boarding 6.11 p.m. (18. 11) and it is 90 minutes train journey to Kandy.
Difficulty Level
  • Medium Cycling Trail
Health Advises and Age Restrictions
  • We do not advise pregnant ladies and high blood pressure patients.
  • Recommended age 15 years and above.
  • Casual dress or cycling outfit
  • Good sunscreen and sunglass.
  • Extra casual dress and swimming dress.

Kandy to Pinnawala Cycling Tour


Kandy to Pinnawala Cycling Tour


  • 1 pax

    $ 215
    (Rate Per Person in US$)
  • 2 pax

    $ 133
    (Rate Per Person in US$)
  • 3 pax

    $ 110
    (Rate Per Person in US$)
  • 4 pax

    $ 95
    (Rate Per Person in US$)
  • 5-6 pax

    $ 85
    (Rate Per Person in US$)
  • 7 pax and above

    $ 75
    (Rate Per Person in US$)
  • E-bike (Optional)

    $ 30
    (Cost Per E-bike Per Day in US$)
Cost Inclusions:
  • Well experienced cycling guide and Mountain bikes, helmets.
  • Unlimited water during the cycle tour.
  • Alagalla mountain hiking tour and Balanna pass visit.
  • Elephant Orphanage tour and entrance fee.
  • Snacks and fruits during the tour.
  • Sri Lankan lunch in Pinnawala.
  • Tuk Tuk Transfer to Rambukkana railway station.
  • Train journey to Kandy and Train Tickets.
  • Hotel pick up and transfer to the cycling starting point.
Cost Does Not Include:
  • E-bike Cost
  • Return transfer to hotel (from Kandy railway station to hotel)
Payments and Cancelation
  • Tour will confirm up on the payment.
  • You may need to check the availability before making the payment.
Cancelation Policy
  • If you are going to cancel the activity before the 24 of the operation takes place, then we will not apply for any cancelation charge.
  • If the activity cancels from My Ceylon Adventures (our) end because of unexpected weather condition effect then Fully refunded (100%) or you can book alternative activity instead of the refund.

Kandy to Pinnawala Cycling Tour


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Kandy to Pinnawala Cycling Tour

Frequently Asking Questions and Answers

No! it is a guided tour with a local guide.

No! it is scheduled cycling tour in Kandy because of group tour.

If you need to customize the starting time, then you need to book as private tour and you need to pay additionally USD $65 for convert private guided tour.

Yes, of course! That mentioned breaks in the itinerary to indicate about breaks in between the cycle tour and there is no restriction to take a break or take pictures while you are cycling.

We want to keep you relax and add memories of your Sri Lanka holiday. So, you are feeling free to take the pictures as a souvenir and we are flexible always with our valued customers’ comfortability.

Yes, of course! We will bring some extra fruits and water to keep you comfortable during the cycling tour.

There is no additional cost for those extra fruits and snacks!

Yes! sometimes you might need to manage with nature. Because this trail based in remote locations and you might not able to access build WCs every place.

Yes, of course! Wherever if your partner not feels well or tired, she / he can stop the ride, get into support truck and you can continue the cycle tour with our cycling guide. Partner can relax on the vehicle and it is always behind us for the support throughout the tour. If your partner fits enough to ride again and your partner feels free to cycle again wherever comfortable.

Or your partner can get E-bike with extra battery and then partner can ride comfortably.

Well, you do not need to miss this fantastic tour anymore...! you can get E-Bike paying additional USD $30 and E-bike makes comfortably ride Kandy to Pinnawala.

No! mountain bike cost already included in the cost.

No! it is optional cost.

Yes, of course! Our supporting vehicle always behind the riders and we are using bring extra cycles and water for the cycle tour. We pleased to transport your luggage’s next point along with you and there is not any additional cost.

Yes! every cycle tour we will carry out a few extra cycles for selection to our valued customers and we will keep additional cycles until the tour end because if your cycle did not function well in between the tour, we will try to fix it during the cycle tour but if we feel take the time to fix the bike, then immediately we will replace the cycle instead of spend the time to fixing the cycle. We dislike keeping waiting long duration and warm down the body. We are always looking forward to offering wonderful cycle tour in Sri Lanka.

Yes, if you are not fit enough, you can skip the Alagalla hike.

Yes! Alagalla mountain highly weather sensitive location and it is risky to hike during the raining time or in wet conditions because of leach attracts, skipping the feet. Our cycling guide will decide safe to hike or not. Based on his recommendation, you will do the hike.

Yes! fully refunded from our side because of the Weather or unexpected circumstance cancelled by Bike Tours in Sri Lanka side.

We will keep post before the operation takes place in 24 hrs. If you did not receive any message from our end, that’s mean scheduled operation of activity takes place as it is.

Yes! you are feeling free to wear any comfortable dress for you.

Yes! you are feeling free to wear any comfortable dress for you (except swimming dress).

If you injured in a remote area, then we can take you nearest hospital by our supporting vehicle or we connected with 1990 emergency ambulance service and immediately we will arrange the Ambulance transferred to nearest hospital.

All our guides and escort leaders given basic First Aid training. So, they will give the basic first aids until you transfer to the hospital.

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