Cycling in Sigiriya is the wonderful way of explore the glorious ancient history of Sri Lanka. Cycling tours in Sigiriya bring unique experience to explore the Lion Rock Fortress. it is the most tourist attracted place in Sri Lanka and over 95% of travelers are visiting to explore Sigiriya Lion Rock fortress engineering skills. Sigiriya situated 160 Km away from the Airport and north central province in Sri Lanka. Sigiriya belongs to Matale district.
According to recent archeological research reveals of Prof Raj Somadeva, Sigiriya is a simply ancient city planning concept in Sri Lanka. There were four entrances (North, South East and West Entrance) but so far Sri Lanka's archaeology department cleared only two entrances (North and West entrance) for visitors. Sigiriya garden divide into four segments but all segments are similar to each other. It is similar to Persian “Charbagh” landscaping concept.
Official historical journal reveals Sigiriya lion rock fortress built by King Kasyapa–I in 5th century and he ruled 18 years in Sri Lanka-based Sigiriya as capital.
Local folktales say Sigiriya Lion Rock, built by Sri Lanka mighty Emperor Ravana’s grandfather and those days used to call “Aloka Mandawa” literally meaning “Lighting Palace”.
Sigiriya is the best city to explore history, ancient architecting skills and ancient people's lived style. Sigiriya cycling tours bends with local experiences and nature. Sigiriya cycling tour based on along the paddy farms, water tanks, forest boundaries and rural villages. Cycling in Sigiriya deliver amazing lifetime experience.
There are 4 different cycling tours in Sigiriya.
- Cycling in Sigiriya countryside explore about the locals’ living style and culture.
- Sigiriya to Polonnaruwa cycling explore about the second kingdom
- Sigiriya to Kandy cycling tour hard-core cycling tour along the Knuckles range.
Sigiriya to Trincomalee cycling tour exploring the beauty of the east coast.