Sri Lanka Coast to Coast Cycling Challenge

(Five Days Tour)

Tour Details
  • Type: Holiday Tour
  • Number of Days: 05 Days
  • Locations: Negombo, Kalpitiya & Mannar
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Sri Lanka Coast to Coast Cycling Challenge


Sri Lanka coast to coast cycling challenge is soft cycling tour in Sri Lanka-based on North West coastal belts. Sri Lanka coast to coast cycling challenge starts from North-west coast and ends in a First kingdom of Anuradhapura. You will cycle along the coastal roads and costal countryside roads exploring the beauty of the Sri Lanka North–West coast.

Sri Lanka coast to coast cycling tour explores the way of local fishers’ living style and unique cultures. While you are cycling along the coastal belt terrains and en route you will integrate with local anglers. It is great experiences explore about the unique cultures of local anglers and you will spend a few minutes with locals while you are cycling along the coast.

Sri Lanka coastal cycling tour is not just cycling tour on coastal roads, while you are cycling you will explore the ancient ports, ancient Pearl excavations, wilderness, and history of Sri Lanka.

Day 01: Arrival Day and relax on the Negombo beach.
Day 02: Cycling to Kite surfing land–Kalpitiya
Day 03: Explore the Kalpitiya and whale watching
Day 04: Explore Sri Lanka first harbour and Adam’s bridge (Mannar)
Day 05: Explore the Mannar and cycling to Anuradhapura

Sri Lanka coast to coast cycling tour spice up with blending with local experiences and you will explore the nature, social living style, cultural difference, and historical places while you are cycling coast to coast.

Highlights of the “Sri Lanka Coast to Coast Cycling Challenge.
  • Negombo Fishing village and way of local anglers living.
  • Boat Ride in Negombo Lagoon and explore prawn crab farms
  • Palm Estate and Toddy making people (Authentic Experiences).
  • Cycle on coast roads and mix terrains
  • Explore unique landscapes in coast-to-coast cycling.
  • Cultural differences in Sri Lanka.
  • Unique local experiences and way of living.
  • Explore historical places.
  • Cycling along the Wilpattu National Park boundary.
  • Experience local seafood cuisines in different coast.
  • Every day refresh with coconut drink.
  • Relax on the Beach

Sri Lanka Coast to Coast Cycling Challenge


Day 01 Schedule

Airport (BIA) to Negombo distance 12 Km and 20 min – 30 min drive
Negombo fishing village cycling tour 10 Km – 15 Km and approximate duration 2 hrs.
Cycling in flat and soft terrain

  • Meets at the Airport and proceeds to Negombo. (20 – 30 min drive from airport)
  • In the evening, relax at the hotel or mini cycling tour in Negombo fishing village.
  • Explore the multi-cultured fishing village.
  • Special candlelight seafood dinner at Negombo Beach.
  • Overnight stay in Negombo.

Deluxe Package: Jetwing Beach – Deluxe Room (5*)
Standard Package: Goldie Sands Hotel – Standard Room (4*)
Economy Package: Beacon Hotel – Standard Room (3*)


About 1ˢᵗ Day

Our official representative meets and welcomes you at the Airport and proceeds to Negombo. You will relax at the hotel and if you are comfortable to explore the Negombo fishing village, in the evening you can do mini cycle tour (10 Km–15 Km). you will explore Negombo fishery culture and way of local fishers’ living style.

You will explore the wholesale fishery market and salt fishing process with local fisher. It is a wonderful experience, explore the Negombo culture with native.

In the evening, you will enjoy the sunset at Negombo beach with chilled beer or a bottle of wine with your partner. You will enjoy the candle light romantic dinner at the beach local restaurant.


Negombo is part of the western province and Negombo located 8 Km away from the airport. It is the biggest fishing village in Sri Lanka and 80% of the population doing related fishery, tourism-related business. Negombo is like the little Caribbean and people live with music. Negombo fishers are the only fishers singing while working and many Sri Lankan musicians represent Negombo city.

Christians and Catholic religious culture reflecting with Negombo community. There are many unique decorations such as pandals Infront of the churches using palm trees and nuts during the church’s festive seasons.

Day 02 Schedule

Negombo to Katunariya distance 25 Km and 45 min - 1 hr. drive.
Katunariya to Kalpitiya cycling distance average distance 50 km – 70 km (maximum distance 112 km)

  • After the breakfast, proceed to Katunariya by vehicle (45 min drive from the hotel)
  • Cycling along the northwest coastal roads to Kalpitiya
  • Refresh with coconut drink and evening relaxes on the beach.
  • Dinner and overnight stay in Kalpitiya.

Deluxe Package: Cloud Nine Lanka Resort – Standard Room (4*)
Standard Package: Elements Beach & Nature Resort – Standard Room (3*)
Economy Package: Wind Blend Kite Resort – Standard Room (2*)


About 2ⁿᵈ Day

After the breakfast you will meet Bike Tours in Sri Lanka as discussed time on previous day (8 a.m.) you will proceed to Katunariya skipping the busy town area of Negombo city.

You will start the North-West coast to coast cycling tour to Kalpitiya along the coastal road and it is amazing cycling trail exploring the beautify of the Sri Lanka coastal area. Negombo to Kalpitiya is not just coastal cycling tour, you will explore the cultural differences in other coastal areas of Sri Lanka and you will explore the local fishers’ living style, customs. You will visit to local house and you will experience the hospitality of the local fishers. En route you will do integration with local fishers and experience the way of community functioning.

Negombo to Kalpitiya cycling in soft and flat terrain. You will cycle approximately distance 110 Km–120 Km and you will reach to Kalpitiya around 5 p.m.


Kalpitiya is located North-West in Puttalam district and it consists of 14 islands. Kalpitiya was a historical natural harbor and during the 1st kingdom, Anuradhapura Kalpitiya and Mannar are the key ports of Sri Lanka.

Kalpitiya is the only beach in Sri Lanka, operates throughout the year. From November–April Kalpitiya coast is calm, that period perfect for diving, boat tours. Because of the monsoon change in April, North-West and Southern coast sea wind high, off-season brings the wonderful time to Kalpitiya for Kite Surfing. Kalpitiya has a widespread open lagoon, and it is the only place that offers kite surfing in Sri Lanka.

Kalpitiya is a multi-community city and most of the people speak Tamil and Sinhala both languages fluently.

Day 03 Schedule

Approximate cycling distance 30 Km–40 Km

  • (6 a.m.) Early morning cycling or proceed whale watching in Kalpitiya.
  • Return to the hotel at 8.30 a.m. and after breakfast cycling around Kalpitiya.
  • Explore the historical places and attractions in Kalpitiya.
  • After the lunch you will relax on the beach.
  • Overnight stay in Kalpitiya.

Deluxe Package: Cloud Nine Lanka Resort – Standard Room (4*)
Standard Package: Elements Beach & Nature Resort – Standard Room (3*)
Economy Package: Wind Blend Kite Resort – Standard Room (2*)


About 3ʳᵈ Day

6 a.m. early morning you can cycling to Whale watching point and it is 10–15 Km from the hotel or proceed by vehicle. It is 2–3 hrs. Whale watching boat tour and you will return to the hotel for the breakfast.

After the breakfast, you will continue the Kalpitiya cycling tour exploring historical places. It is approximately 30 Km–40 Km. it is soft cycling trail and mostly in flat terrain. Kalpitiya cycling tour is a great experience understanding its cultures, people's customs and historical values. You will enjoy sea food Sri Lankan lunch and after the lunch you will relax on the beach.

Day 04 Schedule

Approximate cycling distance 50 km–85 Km.
Boat Transfer duration depends on the hotel and boat transfer starting point can be changed due to sand Rte. conditions

  • After Breakfast proceed to boat place by vehicle (20 - 30 min drive)
  • Boat transfer cycle and passengers to Wellamundalama St. Joseph church (1 hr. boat ride)
  • After the refreshing cycling along Wilpattu national park buffer zone to Mannar.
  • Overnight stay in Mannar.

Deluxe Package: Palmy Rah House – Standard (Boutique hotel).
Standard / Economy Package: Hotel Agape – Standard Room (2*).


About 4ᵗʰ Day

After the breakfast, you will boat transferring point by vehicle and it is a 20 - 30 min drive from the hotel. You will do boat transfer to Wellamundalama St. Joseph church (Wilpattu national park boundary)–after the refreshing you will continue the cycling tour to Mannar along the Wilpattu national park boundary. It is gravel flat terrain and you will explore the nature while you are cycling to Mannar.

From Wellamundalama St. Joseph church to Mannar total distance 85 Km and you can cycle average distance 50 Km–85 Km according to your fitness.

You will cycle remote location and you need to manage a packed lunch.

You may reach to hotel late evening after the 6 p.m. and In the evening you will relax at the hotel.

Day 05 Schedule
  • After Breakfast proceed cycling to Talaimannar and explore the iconic places in Mannar.
  • You will do boat ride explore the Adams bridge and bird sanctuary.
  • After the lunch you will return to Anuradhapura/ Negombo or Colombo
  • Drop your pre-reserved hotel.


About 5ᵗʰ Day

After the breakfast cycling to Talaimannar and you will explore the historical and iconic place in Mannar island. You will do 1 - 2 hr. Boat ride and explore the Adams bridge and bird sanctuary island. Mannar bird sanctuary is a wonderful place to explore the migrant birds.

Coast to Coast cycling tour will be ended after the lunch on 5th day and you can proceed to Anuradhapura to continue the holiday and exploring the ancient history. Or you can book (4 Days cycling tour exploring Anuradhapura kingdom) or you can drop you in following places with no additional cost of continuing the holiday in Sri Lanka.

  • Anuradhapura
  • Sigiriya
  • Negombo

Or Departure BIA airport.

Sri Lanka Coast to Coast Cycling Challenge

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
Tour information
  • Private and Group guided cycling tour
  • Air-conditioned vehicle will be provided.
  • Recommending cross country Hybrid / Road/ 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 at the hotel.
  • You can extend the Holiday.
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 carry the electronic devices.
Difficulty Level
  • Soft 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 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.

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! if you are hard-core cyclist and if you looking uphill cycling trail, then you can shift the cycling route to Knuckles Mountain range. It is a hard core cycling tail and you will 24 km uphill ride and elevation starts from 400 meters to 1430 meters.

When you are reaching to Knuckles (Riverstone) summit around in the evening and you will reach to late evening. You cannot explore spice garden visit and traditional Kandy dancing.

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!

There are no 100% parallel roads along with coast and coastal sceneries, hence some places you will not see the coastal sceneries but we have used closest roads to coast. Hence you cannot expect 100% coastal sceneries during the coast-to-coast cycling tour and some places you might miss the coastal sceneries.

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.

We are always looking to enhance the interesting of the coast to coast 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, a 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.

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 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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