Explore the Sri Lanka Heritage

(Two Days Tour)

Tour Details
  • Type: Holiday Tour
  • Number of Days: 02 Days
  • Location: Sigiriya & Polonnaruwa
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Explore the Sri Lanka Heritage


Explore Sri Lanka heritage is two days’ cycling based in Sigiriya and Polonnaruwa. It is exploring the rural countryside and its people's living style. Explore Sri Lanka heritage cycling tour to explore the history, cultures and ancient ruins.

Day 01: you will explore the Sigiriya UNESCO historical place and after the Sigiriya Lion Rock visit, you will continue the cycling tour along the countryside. It is wonderful cycling tour exploring the ancient irrigation and self-sufficiency of the countryside.

You will experience Sri Lankan cuisine with cooking demonstration. In the evening you will safari in Minneriya national Park.

Day 02: you will explore the 2nd kingdom and its countryside. You will explore the paddy cultivation and ancient irrigation system.

Explore Sri Lanka heritage cycling tour blends with local experiences, history, wilderness and culture. It is short cycling tour but will have snapshot how the Sri Lankan history and people living style. explore Sri Lanka is comprehensive cycling tour explore the beauty of Lion Rock Sigiriya and 2nd Kingdom.

Highlights of the Explore Sri Lanka Heritage Cycling Tour
  • Explore Sigiriya Lion Rock archeology and architecting skills.
  • Visit the local house and experience traditional hospitality
  • Experience Sri Lankan lunch with cooking demonstration.
  • Explore beauty of the countryside.
  • Elephant Safari in Minneriya national park
  • Cycling to Polonnaruwa and explore the beauty of the paddy countryside.
  • Explore the ancient irrigation system and integration with local farmers’
  • Explore the glorious 2nd kingdom of Sri Lanka.

Explore the Sri Lanka Heritage


Day 01 Schedule

Approximate cycling distance 50 Km – 60 Km and in Flat terrain.

  • Meet the Bike Tours in Sri Lanka crew at your hotel.
  • After the Day 01 briefing, you will start the cycling tour from your hotel.
  • You will visit to Sigiriya Lion Rock and explore the 8th wonder of the world.
  • You will visit to local house and experience local cuisine.
  • In the evening, Elephant safari in Minneriya national park.

Deluxe Package: Lake Lodge – Superior Room (Boutique Hotel)
Standard Package: Sigiriana Resort by Thilanka – Standard Room (4+*)
Economy Package: Acme Grand Habarana Hotel – Standard Room (3*)


About 1ˢᵗ Day

You will meet Bike Tours in Sri Lanka cycling crew at your hotel and cycling to Sigiriya Lion Rock. You will explore the masterpiece architecting skills in 5th A.D. and it is best place to explore the ancient city planning.

You will explore the FRESO painting and 360-degree view of entire Sigiriya countryside.

After the Sigiriya Lion Rock visit, continue the cycling tour in Sigiriya countryside and explore the beauty of the countryside.

En route you will visit to Tourist local farmer’s house and experience traditional hospitality. Local lady demonstrates ancient kitchen equipment using with basic cooking demonstration.

You will enjoy typical local lunch and you will explore the way of ancient countryside functions. You will continue the cycling tour along over the water streams to Minneriya national park and you will do 4 WD jeep safari at Minneriya national park.

When you are returning to the hotel, you will do body relaxing massage at local Ayurvedic spa and you will return to hotel late evening.


Sigiriya lion rock is the high tourist attraction and approx. 80% of travelers visiting to Sigiriya as part of the holiday of Sri Lanka. Sigiriya Lion Rock, built by King Kashyapa in 5th Century A.D. and King Kashyapa built the Sigiriya Lion Rock as highly secured place for him and protection of his own brother, king Moggallana. In 1998, Sigiriya Lion Rock nominated as the 8th wonder of the world because of masterpiece architecting skills.

Day 02 Schedule

Approximate cycling distance 90Km and in Flat terrain.

  • Hot Air Ballooning in Sigiriya and experience Rock Fortress in bird eye.
  • After the Breakfast cycling to Polonnaruwa.
  • Explore the beauty of paddy countryside
  • Ancient irrigation system and integration with paddy farmer’s
  • Sri Lankan Lunch at a local restaurant.
  • Explore the 2nd Kingdom of Polonnaruwa.

Deluxe Package: Deer Park – Deer Park cottage (4*+)
Standard Package: Hotel Sudu Araliya – Standard Room (3*+)
Economy Package: Hotel Mahanuge – Standard Room (2*+)


About 2ⁿᵈ Day

Early morning if you like to explore the beauty of the Lion Rock in Bird view, then you can experience Hot Air ballooning in Sigiriya. It is a wonderful experience during your cycling holiday in Sri Lanka.

After the breakfast you will cycle to 2nd Kingdom of Polonnaruwa along the countryside, water streams. You will explore the ancient irrigation system and you will realize ancient prosperity of Sri Lanka. Sigiriya–Polonnaruwa and Anuradhapura are the best location in Sri Lanka explore about the water sources management.

You will cycle along two national park boundaries and it is wilderness cycling trail. If you are lucky enough, you might spot wild elephants and other animals in the national park boundary.

En route you will do integration with local paddy farmers and experience the way of living, customs and techniques. You will cycle along the Polonnaruwa water tank to Polonnaruwa UNESO site and you will get the lunch before exploring the Polonnaruwa ruin city.

After the lunch you will explore the UNESO site and explore the ancient city planning.

Explore the Heritage Sri Lanka cycling tour will be ended after the UNESO site exploration.

Explore the Sri Lanka Heritage

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 Polonnaruwa.
Difficulty Level
  • Soft
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.
  • 100% of the total cost will be charged, If cancel or postpone less than 14 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.

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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.

Explore the Sri Lanka Heritage


Explore the Sri Lanka Heritage


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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! 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.

If you are keen on cycling. Then we are flexible enough to customize the suggested itinerary.

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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