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Explore the Anuradhapura Kingdom and Wilderness

(Two Days Tour)

Tour Details
  • Type: Holiday Tour
  • Number of Days: 02 Days
  • Location: Negombo, Anuradhapura & Wilpattu
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Explore the Anuradhapura Kingdom and Wilderness

Overview

Explore Anuradhapura and Wilderness is 2 days cycling tour in Sri Lanka-based on exploring the beauty of the Anuradhapura countryside and you will cycle along the over the water tanks, greenish paddy fields. Maho to Anuradhapura is the way of exploring about natives’ living style and self-sufficiency in the countryside.

Day 01: you will proceed to Maho from Negombo and you will cycle along the countryside to the 1st kingdom of Anuradhapura.

Day 02: you will explore the 1st kingdom ruins and history. After the lunch you will continue the cycling tour to Wilpattu national for evening safari.

Explore Anuradhapura and Wilderness cycling tour is blended with local experiences and you will explore the ancient irrigation system. It is a wonderful 2 days cycling tour in Sri Lanka exploring history, culture and wildlife in Wilpattu national park.

Explore history and wilderness cycling tour based on mostly flat terrains and average cycling distance 60–80 Km per day.

Highlights of the Explore Anuradhapura and Wilderness Cycling Holiday in Sri Lanka
  • Explore Culture and Heritage of first kingdom - Anuradhapura.
  • Explore ancient irrigation system and paddy cultivation.
  • People's customs and living style.
  • Cycling along the Anuradhapura ruins and explores iconic historical places.

Explore the Anuradhapura Kingdom and Wilderness

Route

Day 01 Schedule

Approximate cycling distance 70 Km–80 Km.

  • You will meet Bike Tours in Sri Lanka cycling guide at your hotel (7 a.m.).
  • After the briefing, proceed to Maho by vehicle (3 hrs drive)
  • Start the cycling to Anuradhapura along the countryside (78 Km)
  • Evening relaxes at the hotel.

Deluxe Package: Rajarata Hotel Anuradhapura – Standard (4*) or similar hotel.
Standard Package: Palm Garden Village – Standard Room (3*) or similar hotel.
Economy Package: Hotel Randiya – Standard Room (2*) or similar hotel

Elevation

About 1ˢᵗ Day

You will meet Bike Tours in Sri Lanka cycling crew at your hotel (7 a.m.) or Airport. After the briefing about the cycling tour, you will proceed to Maho by vehicle. It is 2–3 hrs drive from Negombo and you will start the Anuradhapura cycling tour in Maho. It is approximate distance 70 Km–80 Km in mixed terrain but you will cycle mostly in flat terrain. You will explore the ancient irrigation system and reflecting with paddy cultivation. While you are cycling over the water tanks, you will explore beautiful sceneries in countryside and nature.

En route, you will take the Sri Lankan lunch at a restaurant and you will reach to Anuradhapura in the evening. You might explore the beautiful sunset over the water tanks while you are cycling in to Anuradhapura. You will relax at the hotel in the evening.

Daytime temperature 34–36 C°.

Anuradhapura

Anuradhapura is the 1st kingdom and King Pandukhabaya was the first king of the Anuradhapura kingdom in 377 BC. Anuradhapura kingdom was the longest period ruled in Sri Lanka and 1st kingdom remain until 1017 A.D. there were 126 kings ruled Anuradhapura kingdom over 1500 years.

Anuradhapura situated in North central province of Sri Lanka and key income source agriculture.

Because of Kalinga Magha, south Indian invasion Anuradhapura kingdom shift to Polonnaruwa as 2nd kingdom of Sri Lanka.

Day 02 Schedule

Approximate cycling distance 35 Km.

  • After the Breakfast cycling in Anuradhapura UNESCSO historical site.
  • Visit iconic historical places.
  • Sri Lankan lunch at restaurant
  • After the lunch, proceed to Wilpattu National Park for evening safari.
  • 2 days Sri Lanka cycling Tour will be ended after the safari.
  • Dinner and overnight stay in Anuradhapura.

Deluxe Package: Rajarata Hotel Anuradhapura – Standard (4*) or similar hotel.
Standard Package: Palm Garden Village – Standard Room (3*) or similar hotel.
Economy Package: Hotel Randiya – Standard Room (2*) or similar hotel

Elevation

About 2ⁿᵈ Day

After breakfast at 8 a.m. you will cycle to Anuradhapura historical UNESCO site with a local guide. You will cycle in Anuradhapura ruin city until 12.30 p.m. and you will visit only iconic places only. Anuradhapura is the widely spread historical city in Sri Lanka and if you are looking to cover entire site, then at least you need to spend days in UNESCO site.

Hence, you will explore only iconic historical places only because of the time availability. You will experience the ancient masterpiece architecting skills and cultural difference between the other ancient kingdoms in Sri Lanka.

It is soft cycling tour and approximately cycling distance in Anuradhapura ruin historical site 20 Km–25 Km. Anuradhapura UNESCO site cycling tour will be ended at 12.30 p.m. and you will take the Sri Lankan lunch at a local restaurant.

After the lunch you can continue the cycling tour to Wilpattu national park and approximately distance 35 Km in flat terrain. If you are not comfortable to cycling in daytime, then you can proceed to Wilpattu national park by vehicle.

You will do 4 WD safari in Wilpattu national park with local nature guide. After the safari cycling tour will be ended and you will return to the hotel by vehicle.

Wilpattu National Park

Wilpattu national park situated 35 Km away from Anuradhapura city and it is the closet national park to Anuradhapura ruin city. Wilpattu means literally natural ponds land. Wilpattu national park bordering to North-West coast and it is an ideal place to migrating birds. Wilpattu national park is 2nd best national park spot Leopards and sloth bear in Sri Lanka.

Explore the Anuradhapura Kingdom and Wilderness

Operations Schedule and Other Information

Tour information
  • Private and Group guided cycling tour
  • Air-conditioned vehicle will be provided.
  • Recommending cross country Hybrid / Mountain Bikes according to terrain conditions.
  • MTB E-Bike available (upon request)
  • Hotel’s room category as mentioned on itinerary and if you need any upgrade rooms, pay an additional amount for room category upgrades.
  • Starting day lunch and ending on breakfast in Anuradhapura.
Difficulty Level
  • Medium
Cancelation Policy
  • If you cancel the cycling holiday 45 days before the holiday starts, then there is no cancelation charge.
  • 5% of the total cost will be charged, if cancel or postpone 30 days before the holiday reservation scheduled.
  • 30% of the total cost will be charged, if cancel or postpone 20 days before the holiday reservation scheduled.
  • 50% of the total cost will be charged, if cancel or postpone 15 days before the holiday reservation scheduled.
Travel Information
  • Sri Lanka is Buddhism country so when you bring dress / cloths should not print or paste Buddha’s images or pictures related to Buddhism.
  • Tips are not compulsory but if you wish to appreciate the service or support, you are feel free to pay any amount.
  • Full moon day alcoholic drinks may not serve in the hotels or public area. Star class hotels, min bar available in the room. Or you have purchase previous day and keep them in the vehicle or room.
  • If you want to exchange the money, highly advising exchange with the bank. They will apply up-to-date exchange rate which ordered by Central Bank.
  • When you are visiting temples and religious places, needs to cover the shoulders and knees. So keep a shoal use such places.
  • Do not remove or collect fauna or flora in the national parks or nature reserve without official permission.
  • If you do not comfortable with any 3rd party services such as accommodation, please highlight to us then and there. Inform to our guide.
  • We are highly recommending apply the visa prior to travel to Sri Lanka and it may help you avoid unexpected circumstance.
    Online visa https://www.eta.gov.lk/slvisa/
Things are you should bring
  • Sri Lanka is a warm country and day time average temperature would be 33 C–36 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 and Cotton clothes are recommended.
  • 3–4 cycling jerseys
  • If you expect to use clip shoes, then bring the own paddle. Because clips vary brand to brand.
  • Recommending waterproof backpack (5 L) for carry the electronic devices.

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Frequently Asking Questions and Answers

Most of Bike Tours in Sri Lanka operate as private guided tours but if you are looking group tour, then we cannot assure exactly fixed departing date. However, if get similar inquiry in that you planning to travel period, then we will co-ordination with prospective travelers.

Yes! if you highly interesting exploring the Sri Lanka history and culture than safari in Wilpattu, then we can customize 2 days Anuradhapura cycling tour as you wish.

Yes, of course! There is no rule to return to Anuradhapura and after the cycling tour ends or you can continue the cycling tour to next destination.  For instance, we can drop you in airport or Sigiriya or Kalpitiya.

Yes! if you need to cycle from hotel, then you can start but there are few busy towns in between from Negombo to Maho and you may not enjoy the scenic countryside because traffic conditions in the road.

Most attractive part of the cycling tour starts from Maho city and from Negombo to Anuradhapura approximate distance 180 Km. hence you may not able to visit Anuradhapura city before sun goes down and you might be tired in beautiful segment starting in the cycling tour.

Yes! we are flexible enough customized the cycling distance, activities that we suggested on the itinerary. Once you have finalized right itinerary, then please feel free to discuss with us for the fine-tune the itinerary as you wish.

We always looking to offer perfect cycling tour in Sri Lanka blends with unique experiences.

Yes, of course! That mentioned breaks in the contain indicate about breaks in between the cycle tour, but 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.

We will carry some biscuits, banana, sandwich, soft drinks as refreshments because we always looking keep our valued customers keep comfortable and offer wonderful ride with us. In between the cycling tour, we will offer some tropical fruits and coconut drinks experience the different tastes of fruits.

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

Yes, of course! We are flexible and, based on your cycling skills or fitness, you can reduce the cycling distance per day or a particular day. All way supporting vehicle around us and any time when you are tired, you are feeling free to stop or continue the cycling tour and get the support from our support vehicle.

Sri Lanka's written history over 2500 years and folktales history goes beyond over 5000 years. Sri Lanka is a small pearl in Indian ocean but Sri Lanka has rich history, highly diversified nature, interesting cultural differences, local experiences. It is really interesting to explore those experiences to understand Sri Lankan cultures and customs.

 

Bike Tours in Sri Lanka vision is spice up the cycling tours in Sri Lanka, blending with those unique experiences and offer exciting cycling tour beyond the expectation. Those experiences bring valued addition to Sri Lanka cycling tours. Hence you never feel just a riding tour or monotony cycling tour in Sri Lanka with Bike Tours in Sri Lanka! Your cycling holiday in Sri Lanka ends with beautiful memories.

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. But we will try to direct you decent place as much as possible.

Well, Bike Tours in Sri Lanka cycling guide never pushes you to keep paddling or complete the cycling tour on scheduled time line. We always looking keep our valued customers keep comfortable cycling tour in Sri Lanka. Until the particular day cycling tour end by yourself, our cycling guide keeps supporting and paddling with you.

Passenger / support vehicle always around us or behind us while we are cycling. So, if you feel tired or not comfortable to cycle anymore, then you can continue the cycle tour through vehicle. we will transfer you scheduled place as mentioned in the itinerary. wherever if you are comfortable to cycling again, you are feeling free to join or continue the cycle tour again.

Well, you do not need to miss this fantastic tour anymore...! you can get E-Bike paying additional USD $30 (per day / per bike) and E-bike makes comfortable cycling tour in Sri Lanka.

No! mountain or other bike cost already included in the main cost.

No! it is optional cost.

Yes, of course! All your luggage transport in same vehicle.

Once finalized the cycling tour itinerary in Sri Lanka. You will receive “Guest Information Sheet” and it is information related to cycling such as your height, weight, health information and emergency contact details.

Based on that you provided data, we will fix the right frame according to your height and helmet, cycling jersey.

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, we will try to fix it during the cycle tour but if we feel, takes the time to fix it, then immediately we will replace the cycle instead of spending time to fixing the cycle. We are always looking to keep paddling our valued customers and offer wonderful cycling experience on your Sri Lanka holiday.

No! all national parks are under the environment protection of law. Therefore, law applies to locals and foreigners as well. None of us allowed to collect or keep such a thing or take it out of the national park. My Ceylon Adventures / Bike Tours in Sri Lanka accountable to Wildlife conservation law and if Government made an investigation, we are liable to provide all information. Therefore, please do not remove or collect any flora or fauna from the national park.

If you are not comfortable with hotel accommodations or its services or delivery of activities, then we can negotiate with hotels or such service providers. If it is serious service laps, then you might be able to demand the refund as well. We will do needful co-ordination and represent you. In between the tour, we will acknowledge the status of the case.

So far, we never come across such experience but because of unexpected weather, if we cannot manage 100% then we will divert alternative terrain but before alternative terrain reschedule, we will discuss with our valued guest about their concerns. We will offer few alternative suggestions based on the availability, then our valued guest can make a better decision at least 24 hours before executing the operation.

We will come only to such conclusion if disaster only such as tsunami, earthquake or landslide.

We will offer 1 cycling guide every 6 guests (1:6)

Well tips are not compulsory but if you want to appreciate the service, you can pay whatever comfortable amount for you.

Usually we are recommending USD $10–20 per day.

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

No! we concern all our valued guests are as one and equal for us. We never discriminate our valued guest based on gender, skin, religion, nationality or any other fact.

Every group cycling tour before starting, we will organize the socialization dinner or lunch to get to know each other. It is a great forum to get to know each other prior to start the group cycling tour in Sri Lanka.

Everyday meals will take as one group in every restaurant and hotels. Because we are always concern extending the team spirit among the group members.

We will follow the WHO given guidelines and we will ensure 100% safe from our side.

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.

We will contact your relation that you mentioned on “Guest information sheet” and acknowledge the incident, impact, present health situation and future treatments (if information available). We will share your doctor contact details with your relation for further inquiries. Meantime, we will acknowledge your embassy and insurance company as well to notify about you.

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