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Sri Lanka Adventure Cycling Holiday

(Five Days Tour)

Tour Details
  • Type: Holiday Tour
  • Number of Days: 05 Days
  • Location: Kandy, Kithulgala, Hatton & Nuwara Eliya
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Sri Lanka Adventure Cycling Holiday

Overview

Sri Lanka adventure cycling tour is challenging cycling holiday in Sri Lanka and blends with multiple activities. Sri Lanka adventure cycling tour takes you exciting adventurous places in 5 days and you will explore the stunning hilly landscapes.

Sri Lanka adventure cycle tour 70% of the terrains are climbings. it is exploring the stunning landscapes and beautiful tea plantation in Sri Lanka. Adventure cycling holiday in Sri Lanka-based on hilly countryside and 80% of the cycling trail based on scenic tea planation and 70% of the cycle tour based on uphill climbing trails.

Sri Lanka adventure cycling tour spice up adventure hard-core Sri Lanka cycling tour blends with multiple challenging activities. Rafting, abseiling and hiking reads your fitness level and where are you standing. Perhaps the Sri Lanka adventure cycling holiday might pre-training holiday your next iron man challenge.

Day 01: Arrival day and you will relax at the hotel. In the evening you will do mini walk in Kandy city.

Day 02: your cycling challenge starts from Kandy–Hantana mountain range and you will cycle hard mixed terrains to Ulapane (46 Km)

Day 03: you will do abseiling along the waterfall and it is a thrilling activity in Kithulgala and after the activities you will continue the 2 days Adventure cycling tour to Adam’s peak–Hatton along the beautiful tea countryside.

Day 04: Relax day and you will do mini cycling tour around the Hatton Tea plantations about 20 Km–25 Km

Day 05: continues the Sri Lanka Adventure cycle tour to Nuwara Eliya along with tea planation and you will experience tea picking with local ladies.

Sri Lanka's adventure cycling holiday is not just a paddling tour and you never feel monotonous cycling holiday in Sri Lanka. Every hard paddle offers exploring new experience or beautiful landscape.

Highlights of the Sri Lanka Adventure Cycling Holiday.
  • Kandy city exploration.
  • Cycling in Romantic Hanthana Tea Planation
  • Explore stunning landscapes over the tea plantations
  • Explore beautiful waterfalls.
  • Experience tea picking with local tea workers.
  • Visit Tea workers’ village and experience social culture.
  • Experience local snack at tea worker’s village.
  • White Water Rafting
  • Overnight scenic campsite at River bank with BBQ dinner.
  • Abseiling over 110 feet waterfall.
  • Cycling along the tea plantation to Adam’s peak.
  • Hike the Adam’s peak and experience sunrise on top of the Adam’s peak.
  • Cycling in Hatton Tea planations and relaxing
  • Cycling to Nuwara Eliya along with the tea planations.
  • Tea Factory visit and tea picking experience.
  • Explore Little England.

Sri Lanka Adventure Cycling Holiday

Route

Day 01 Schedule

Airport to Kandy (via central highway 119 Km and 2hrs. drive)

  • Welcome you at the Airport and proceed to Kandy. (2 hrs drive)
  • you will relax at the hotel.
  • If you are comfortable mini city tour or relax at the hotel
  • Visit to Temple of tooth relic. (15 min – 20 min drive)
  • Overnight stay in Kandy.

Deluxe Package: Amaya Hills  – Deluxe Room (5*) or similar hotel.
Standard Package: Hotel Thilanka – Standard Room (4*) or similar hotel.
Economy Package: Devon Hotel Kandy – Standard Room (3*) or similar hotel

About 1ˢᵗ Day

Our official representative meets and welcomes you at the Airport. You will proceed to Kandy in 2 hrs drive along the central highway.

You will relax at the hotel, and if you are comfortable, you will do a mini-city tour. Explore about the last kingdom of Sri Lanka.

Kandy

Kandy located central part of the Sri Lanka and most of the travelers visiting to Kandy visit concern as holy city and Lord Buddha’s holy tooth store at the Temple of tooth relic (Dalada Maligawa). Kandy is the central province in Sri Lanka, hence needs to access the Kandy for visiting to other places in Sri Lanka. Kandy altitude 500 meters and day time climate 23 C – 25 C.

Kandy is the last kingdom and in 1815 British captured the Kandy and entire Sri Lanka with some local hired army support. British planters cultivated coffee and tea successfully in Kandy and Kandy district (central Part of the island) highly famous for spices such as Pepper, cardamom, clove, and except Cinnamon all species grown in Kandy.

Kandy is in climatic terms, a world apart because of its altitude of 500m above sea level. Kandy is the last kingdom of Sri Lanka and it is power remains 355 years among the Sri Lankan kings. Last king of the Sri Lanka was Sri Wickrama Rajashine and in 1815 the British army captured the Kandy and entire Sri Lanka with some coastal area hired local army.

Every year at the time of the August full moon, a colorful parades take place to offer the blessing of Lord Buddha to people and country.

Day 02 Schedule

Approximate cycling distance 46 Km and 5 -6 hrs.
Kandy town to Ceylon Tea museum (starting point) 10 Km (20 - 30 min drive)
Ulapane to Kithulgala distance of 35 Km and drive 1 – 2 hrs.

  • Meet the Bike Tours in Sri Lanka crew at your hotel (8 a.m.)
  • After the briefing, proceed to Hanthana Ceylon Tea Museum (30 min drive).
  • Cycling through the Hathana Tea Plantation to Ulapane (46 Km).
  • En route visit to local Tea worker’s house.
  • After the Ulapane - proceed to Kithulgala by vehicle (2 hrs drive).
  • White water rafting in Kithulgala.
  • Check into the campsite.
  • In the evening relax at the campsite or river swim.
  • BBQ dinner at River bank.
  • Overnight stay at Kithulgala Camping.

Elevation

About 2ⁿᵈ Day

Bike Tours in Sri Lanka cycling guide will meet you at the Kandy hotel (8.00 a.m.) and proceed to Hanthana mysterious tea plantation. You will cycle along the Hanthana Tea planation to Ulapane. Hanthana tea plantation is the most beautiful and romantic place in Kandy. En route, you will visit to local tea works house and experience the way of living, cultural differences and hospitality.

You will refresh with a traditional snack at tea workers’ house and continue the cycling tour to Ulapane. It is mixed terrain and you will cycle approximately 62 km.

After the Ulapane, you will proceed to Kithulgala by vehicle (2 hrs drive).

En route, you will take the Sri Lankan rice and curry lunch at a local restaurant.

You will report to Rafting point and experience the thrilling, adventurous rafting. It is 1–2 hrs rafting activity and you will check into the campsite.

In the evening, you will relax at the campsite and you will enjoy the BBQ dinner. It is romantic moment get isolated with partner and enjoy the dinner in the nature near the river bank.

Kithulgala

Kithulgala, blessed with Kalani river and inland water based adventure centre, is 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…!

Day 03 Schedule

Approximate cycling distance 48 Km and hard-core climbing cycling trail (5 -6) hrs.
Hatton to hotel drive duration 30 min.
Hatton Hotel to Adams peak distance 35 Km and 1 hr drive.
Return drive from Adam’s peak 1 hr drive

  • After the breakfast you will do waterfall abseiling.
  • After, the abseiling and check out from the hotel.
  • Starts cycling from Kithulgala at (11 a.m) to Hatton.
  • Cycling along the hilly tea countryside (48 km).
  • Sri Lankan lunch at a local restaurant
  • Evening check into hotel and relax. (5 – 6 p.m.)
  • Early Dinner and sleep at 8 p.m.
  • 1 a.m. leave the hotel and proceed to Adams Peak by vehicle. (1 hrs drive)
  • 2 a.m. hike the Adams peak with local tracker and experience the sunrise.
  • Overnight stay in Hatton.

Deluxe Package: The Argyle – Wallace Room (Boutique hotel) or similar hotel.
Standard Package: Grand Adams Peak Hotel – Standard Room (A- Grade guest house).
Economy Package: Butterfly mountain lakeside – Standard Room (B- Grade guest house).

Elevation

About 3ʳᵈ Day

Early morning (5.30 a.m.) 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. Hot Air Ballooning optional activity and it is operating November to April. After the Hot air ballooning you will return to the hotel for the breakfast and continue the cycling tour.

After the breakfast you will cycle to 8th wonder of the world “Sigiriya Rock Fortress” and it is the iconic symbol of Sri Lanka tourism industry. You will explore the magnificent ancient architecture skills, ancient landscaping and Fresco painting. Top of the Sigiriya, you will explore the entire Sigiriya countryside in the 360-degree view and it is exquisite scenery.

Continue the Sigiriya cycling tour along the countryside and you will explore the way of people living in Sigiriya countryside and en route canoeing to tourist house to experience the local cuisines. Local lady welcomes you traditionally saying “Auybowan” and you will experience basic cooking demonstration. You will enjoy the typical Sri Lankan lunch and traditional cooking equipment.

After the lunch, continues Sigiriya cycling tour to Kaudulla / Minneriya national park for evening elephant safari in 4 WD jeep. It is 3 hrs safari and you will return to the hotel by vehicle. En route, you will visit local Ayurveda herbal massage to relax the body.

You will reach to hotel late evening.

Sigiriya

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 the 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 04 Schedule

Evening Hatton Tea Plantation cycling tour optional

Drive from the hotel to Castlereigh reservoir (30 min drive) and cycling for 3 hrs.

  • You will return to the hotel at 8.30 a.m.
  • After breakfast, you will relax at the hotel.
  • 2 p.m. after the lunch cycling in Hatton Tea planation (Optional)
    Or
    Relax at the hotel.
  • Overnight stay in Hatton.

Deluxe Package: The Argyle – Wallace Room (Boutique hotel) or similar hotel.
Standard Package: Grand Adams Peak Hotel – Standard Room (A- Grade guest house)
Economy Package: butterfly mountain lakeside – Standard Room (B- Grade guest house)

Elevation

About 4ᵗʰ Day

You will return to the hotel around 8.30 a.m. and after the breakfast you will relax at the hotel. If you are fit enough after the lunch at 2 p.m. you will do cycling in Hatton Tea plantation about 20 Km–25 Km. it is an optional activity but if you need to relax, you can relax at the hotel.

Day 05 Schedule

Approximate cycling distance 60 Km and hard climbing cycling trail (5 -6) hrs.
Nanu Oya to Nuwara Eliya distance of 10 Km and 20 min drive

  • After the Breakfast (8.30 a.m.) proceed to castlereigh reservoir (30 min drive).
  • Start the cycling to Nuwara Eliya along the tea plantation.
  • Hatton–Nuwara Eliya cycling tour will be ended in Nanu Oya town.
  • En route refresh with pure Ceylon tea.
  • Evening check into hotel and relax (4 - 5 p.m.)
  • Overnight stay in Nuwara Eliya

Deluxe Package: Araliya Green Hills – Standard Room (4+*) or similar hotel.
Standard Package: Oak Ray Summer Hill Breeze – Standard Room (3*) or similar hotel.
Economy Package: Windsor Hotel – Standard Room (2*) or Similar hotel.

Elevation

About 5ᵗʰ Day

After the breakfast you will check out from the hotel around 8.30 a.m. and start the cycling from hotel to Nuwara Eliya along the Castlereigh reservoir , the Tea plantation. It is hard mixed terrain and you will do mostly uphill cycling. 90% of the cycling trail based on tea planations.

You will cycle Hatton (elevation 1129 meters) to Nanu Oya - Nuwara Eliya (elevation 1609 meters) uphill terrain and approx. cycling distance 60 Km. from Nanu Oya to Nuwara Eliya needs to cycle in the main road and it is busy terrain.

Cycling to Nuwara Eliya (England Countryside) is an exceptional experience and while you are cycling, exploring the beautiful landscapes. En route you will have an integration with tea workers, experience way of tea picking, tea workers culture and living style. You will experience British planter’s inheritance to Sri Lanka and footprints.

Temperature gradually reducing and average temperatures would be 20 C.

Nuwara Eliya

Nuwara Eliya is the land of peace in Sri Lanka and most of Sri Lankan believes Nuwara Eliya is the ideal place relaxing and chilled. Nuwara Eliya literally means “lighting city” and folktale says Nuwara Eliya named by Great king Maha Rawana. Nuwara Eliya city and Sri Lanka hill country reflect with epic love story of Rama, Ravana and Sitha.

Nuwara Eliya is the highland city in Sri Lanka and it is altitude 1880 meters above the sea level. Day time temperature 15 C – 18 C and climate, landscapes similar to Europe. Hence people used to call “Little England” because British governors built the Nuwara Eliya similar to England.

Nuwara Eliya district is the key city producing pure Ceylon Tea, and it is over 90% of the total tea production contributing by Nuwara Eliya district. There are 33 cities in Nuwara Eliya district and most of the population is Tamil–Hindus.

Sri Lanka Adventure Cycling Holiday

Operations Schedule and Other Information

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 http://www.eta.gov.lk/slvisa/
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.
  • If you need to extend the Holiday, please contact us. ([email protected])
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 (10 L - 20 L) for carrying the electronic devices.
Difficulty Level
  • Hard Cycling Trail
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 is scheduled.
  • 30% of the total cost will be charged, if cancel or postpone 20 days before the holiday reservation is scheduled.
  • 50% of the total cost will be charged, if cancel or postpone 15 days before the holiday reservation is scheduled.
  • 100% of the total cost will be charged, If cancel or postpone less than 14 days before the holiday reservation is scheduled.

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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 finalised 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.

according to Sri Lanka, weather and humidity level hard to cycle over 100 Km per day. With local experiences per day, average distance 50 Km - 70 Km. hence if next destination over 100 Km, then you need to travel a certain distance by vehicle.

Bike Tours in Sri Lanka suggested cycling trails are at least 90% in scenic back roads. That we suggested cycling trail developed in many inspections and most scenic cycling trail particular location. We will assure, none of cycling company in Sri Lanka may not offered such beautiful cycling trails better than us. We do not encourage to our valued customers cycling in busy towns or cities. Because we always concern the safety, cycling pleasure but if you are going to cycle from hotel to hotel, then ending or beginning part you need to cycle along the busy town or roads 5 Km–10 Km. sometimes that small stretch brings negative impressions about the entire cycling trail.

That’s why we are skipping busy towns and cities and we always looking rides you with beautiful cycling trail and ending with thousands of wonderful memories.

However, if you are fit enough, you can continue the cycle tour from hotel to hotel and throughout the cycle tour our vehicle will follow you.

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!

Kandy to Ulapane is a mixed terrain and you will do mostly uphill cycling with stunning landscapes along the tea plantations. It is none traffic road and most of our cycling routes are selecting scenic countryside roads with minimum traffic roads. Kandy Hanthana cycling trail is off the beaten track along with tea plantations.

Kithulgala to Adams’ peak cycling terrain, also based in 60% along with the tea plantation in uphill terrain.

Adam’s peak to Nuwara Eliya is uphill terrain and a 40% cycling trail is off the beaten track along with tea plantations.

Yes, of course! We are flexible and, based on your cycling skills or fitness, you can adjust the comfortable cycling distance per day or a particular day. Always 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.

We are always looking to enhance the interesting of the cycling tour hence usually people are exploring similar landscaping every time, then our valued customers feel monotony cycling tour. Bike Tours in Sri Lanka never offers just a paddling cycling tours and all our cycling tours in Sri Lanka spice up with blending local experiences, activities, cultures and history. Therefore, our valued customers never feel monotony cycling tour in Sri Lanka with us.

There are some unique and interesting experiences in the countryside or in between the cycling tour. Hence, it is our responsibility to offer such experiences as value addition in Sri Lanka cycling tour to our valued customers exploring those experiences while you are enjoying the Sri Lanka holiday.

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 feel 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 transported in the 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 situations 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 $20–$30 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 we never do such discrimination based on gender, skin, religion, nationality or any other fact.

All our guests and their feedbacks are important to us and communicate about their cycling experience in Sri Lanka. Hence we always concern keep a good impression about the Sri Lanka and our service.

Every group cycling tour starts, we will organize the Socialized dinner or lunch to get to know each other. We will give basic social self-respecting guidelines to all participants prior to start the tour. Because we need to ride as one family supporting to each other.

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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