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Sri Lanka Romantic Cycling Holiday

(Five Days Tour)

Tour Details
  • Type: Holiday Tour
  • Number of Days: 05 Days
  • Locations: Negombo, Anuradhapura & Sigiriya
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Sri Lanka Romantic Cycling Holiday

Overview

Sri Lanka romantic cycling holiday is perfect cycling holiday in Sri Lanka, fallen romance with your partner while you are cycling in Sri Lanka. No matter about the cycling skills and Sri Lanka, romantic cycling holiday is soft cycling tour based on mostly flat countryside terrains.

Sri Lanka romantic cycling tour based on glorious ancient kingdom and you will explore ancient romantic stories while you are exploring the over 2500 years ancient history.

Day 01: Arrival Day and relax on the Negombo beach. Evening you will explore the unique fishing village.
Day 02: you will cycle to the first kingdom of Anuradhapura along the countryside.
Day 03: you will explore the inheritance of a first kingdom with local historical expert. Evening Leopard safari in Wilpattu national park.
Day 04: Cycling to Sigiriya Lion Rock and fallen romance with your partner while you are enjoying the sunset top of the Lion Rock.
Day 05: Explore the Sigiriya countryside and experience the way of countryside living style.

Ancient Sri Lanka history spreads over 2500 written history and folk tales history goes over 6000 years. Sri Lanka in strategic point in the Indian ocean and many visitors, merchants visited all over the world. simply Sri Lanka culture blends with different cultures. So, Sri Lankan culture became more interesting and colourful to explore.

Sri Lanka ancient kingdoms exploring cycling tour is not just cycling between ancient cities. Sri Lanka's ancient kingdom exploring cycling tour blends with local cultures, wildlife, and local cuisine.

Highlights of the Sri Lanka Romantic Cycling Holiday
  • Explore Negombo anglers living style and customs.
  • Explore Culture and heritage of the ancient kingdoms.
  • Full day cycling tour in Anuradhapura ruin city.
  • 4 WD Safari in Wilpattu National Park
  • Explore ancient irrigation system and paddy fields.
  • Experience authentic people lived style in Sigiriya countryside.
  • Visit to Sigiriya Rock Fortress

Sri Lanka Romantic Cycling Holiday

Route

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*)

Elevation

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

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 Puttalam cycling distance of 90 Km
Puttalam to Anuradhapura distance 84 Km and 2 hrs. drive.

  • After the breakfast, proceed to Katunariya by vehicle (45 min drive from the hotel)
  • Cycling along the northwest coastal roads to Puttalam
  • From Puttalam to Anuradhapura drive (84 Km – 2 hrs drive)
  • Evening relaxes at the hotel.
  • 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

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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 Puttalam along the coastal road and it is amazing cycling trail exploring the beautify of the Sri Lanka coastal area. Negombo to Puttalam 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 Puttalam cycling terrain is soft and flat. You will cycle approximately distance 50 Km–90 Km and day 1 cycling tour will be ended in Puttalam. You will proceed to Anuradhapura by vehicle. It is 2 hrs. drive from the Puttalam.

In the evening you will relax at the hotel and 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 is the longest period ruled in Sri Lanka and 1st kingdom remains until 1017 A.D. there were 126 kings ruled Anuradhapura kingdom over 1500 years.

Anuradhapura 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 03 Schedule

Anuradhapura ruin city cycling distance 20 Km–25 Km (soft cycling tour)
Anuradhapura to Wilpattu distance 40 Km and 1 hr. drive
Wilpattu National Park to Anuradhapura 40 Km and 1 hrs. drive.

  • After the Breakfast you will cycle to Anuradhapura Ruin city (8 a.m.)
  • You will explore the iconic historical places with local expert.
  • Approximate cycling distance in Anuradhapura Ruin city 20 Km – 25 Km.
  • Cycling back to Sri Lankan restaurant for the lunch (1 p.m.)
  • After the lunch, and proceed to Wilpattu national park by vehicle (1 hr. Drive)
  • 3 p.m. 4 WD safari in Wilpattu national park with wildlife expert. (3 hrs. safari)
  • 6.30 p.m. return to safari starting point and after the refreshment return to the hotel.
  • 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

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About 3ʳᵈ Day

After the breakfast (8 a.m.) you will cycle to Anuradhapura ruin city exploration. You will cycle from hotel and you will explore all iconic historical places with local expert. It is soft flat cycling tour in Anuradhapura ruin city.

Anuradhapura ruins city cycle tour covers

  • Ruwanweliseya Temple
  • Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi / Sri Maha Bodhi
  • Isurumuniya Temple
  • Jethawanarama Temple
  • Abhayagiri Temple
  • Moonstone
  • Samadhi Statue
  • Royal Palace
  • Kukkam Pokuna (stone Pond)

You will cycle in Anuradhapura ruin city until 12.30 p.m. and you will cycle to a local restaurant for the lunch. Day 2 cycling tour will be ended in after the lunch and you will proceed to Wilpattu national Park for evening safari. It is 1 hr. drive from the Anuradhapura. Wilpattu evening safari is 3 hrs. Safari and starts at 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. you will do 4 WD safari in Wilpattu national park with local expert.

After the safari, you will refresh with a cup of tea or coffee and around 6.30 p.m. you will return to the hotel by vehicle. It is 1 hr. drive from Wilpattu national park to Anuradhapura.

Wilpattu National Park

Willpattu 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.

Day 04 Schedule

Anuradhapura to Mihinthale distance between 18 Km and 30-minute drive.
Mihinthale to Sigiriya cycling tour 72 Km and mixed soft cycling tour.

  • After the Breakfast (7.30 a.m.) proceed to Mihinthale by vehicle (30 min drive).
  • Cycling from Mihinthale to Sigiriya (72 Km).
  • Ayurveda herbal massage
  • Evening relaxes at the hotel
  • Overnight stay in Sigiriya

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*)

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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

Sigiriya countryside cycling tour 30 Km – 35 Km and mixed soft cycling tour.

  • Hot Air Ballooning in Sigiriya and experience Rock Fortress in bird eye. (5.30 a.m.)
  • After Breakfast cycling to Sigiriya Lion Rock along the Sigiriya countryside
  • Experience authentic Sri Lanka countryside.
  • Evening relaxes at the hotel.
  • Overnight stay in Sigiriya.

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*)

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About 5ᵗʰ 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. After the Hot air ballooning you will return to the hotel around 8.30 a.m. for the breakfast.

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.

After the Sigiriya lion rock visit continues the cycling tour, you will explore the authentic Sigiriya countryside and you will experience ancient countryside people's lived style authentically. It is an experiential tour in Sigiriya.

You will explore the beauty of the Sigiriya countryside by bulk cart and it was the traditional transport system in countryside. After the bulk cart tour, you will canoe to a local farmer’s house and farmer’s wife welcome you traditionally saying “Auybowan” and you will experience basic cooking demonstration while you are enjoying the typical Sri Lankan lunch.

After the lunch you will continue the Sigiriya countryside cycling tour.

Sri Lanka Romantic 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. (info@biketoursinsrilanka.com)
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.

Yes, of course! There is no restriction ride schedule distance. You can stop wherever you need. We have mentioned 72 km as cycling distance. If you looking long distance cycle ride and if you are fit enough, then you can do the entire course.

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!

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. But local experiences are spice up activities in cycling tour.

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 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 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 $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.

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.

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