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Sri Lanka Summer Cycling Holiday

(Three Days Tour)

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  • Type: Holiday Tour
  • Number of Days: 03 Days
  • Location: Negombo, Sigiriya & Trincomalee
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Sri Lanka Summer Cycling Holiday

Overview

Sri Lanka summer cycling holiday is 3 days soft cycling holiday in Sri Lanka-based on North Central province and East Coast. Sri Lanka summer cycling holiday spends 2 days in Sigiriya and 1 day spend in Trincomalee. Sri Lanka's summer cycling holiday is exploring about the history, nature, people's living style and finally lies down on the Trincomalee coast.

Day 01: You will cycle from Negombo to Sigiriya along the countryside and explore about palm estates. You will explore the way of palm cultivation and products while you are cycling to Sigiriya.

Day 02: Blends with history, local experiences and nature. You will explore ancient architecting skills at Sigiriya Lion Rock and you will explore the authentic experience in Sigiriya countryside. in the evening you will do wildlife safari in Minneriya national park.

Day 03: you will cycle to Trincomalee (east coast) along the countryside and you will experience the cultural differences, unique landscapes in East coast.

Summer cycling holiday in Sri Lanka brings you wonderful experience in relaxing way and no matter about your age or cycling skills to enjoy summer cycling holiday in Sri Lanka.

Highlights of the Sri Lanka Summer Cycling Holiday
  • Cycling along the palm countryside and experience palm cultivations.
  • Explore Culture and Heritage.
  • Cycling around the Sigiriya countryside and explore authentic
  • Visit to Sigiriya Lion Rock Fortress and explore the 5th Century landscaping.
  • Explore ancient irrigation system and self-sufficiency of the countryside.
  • 4 WD Elephant Safari in Kaudulla/ Minneriya National Park
  • Ayurveda herbal massage
  • Cycling to Trincomalee and explore the unique landscapes.

Sri Lanka Summer Cycling Holiday

Route

Day 01 Schedule

Approximate cycling distance 70 Km–80 Km.

Airport / Negombo to Maho drive distance 107 km and 2 – 3 hrs drive.
Total distance Airport/ Negombo to Sigiriya 180 Km

  • Welcome you at the Airport / Negombo hotel and proceed to Maho by Vehicle.
  • Cycling from Maho to Sigiriya, along the countryside about 80 km.
  • Evening relaxes at the hotel.
  • Dinner and 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*)

Elevation

About 1ˢᵗ Day

You will meet Bike Tours in Sri Lanka cycling crew at your hotel (8 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 cycling tour in Maho to Sigiriya. 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 Sigiriya in the evening. You might explore the beautiful sunset over the water tanks while you are cycling in to Sigiriya. You will relax at the hotel in the evening.

Daytime temperature 34–36 C°.

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 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 40 Km–50 Km

  • Hot Air Ballooning in Sigiriya and experience Rock Fortress in bird eye.
  • After the Breakfast cycling to Sigiriya Rock Fortress and countryside.
  • Explore Sri Lankan Countryside by Bullock Cart.
  • 4 WD Safaris in Kaudulla / Minneriya National Park.
  • Ayurveda herbal massage
  • 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*)

Elevation

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 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.

Minneriya National Park

Circling the beautiful Minneriya Tank (3c A.D), the green surroundings are strikingly different to the arid landscape. Being part of the elephant corridor which joins up with “Kaudulla” and “Wasgomuwa” you are sure to sight elephants. During the months of August/September, one of the most exceptional wildlife spectacles, ‘The Gathering’, ranked sixth in the Lonely Planet’s ten greatest wildlife spectacles take place. Over 300 elephant converge to enjoy the tank with the receding water level to play and make merry. A variety of bird life could be spotted, including some endemic to Sri Lanka.

Day 03 Schedule

Average cycling distance 70 Km–110 Km.

Sigiriya to Kaudulla National Park drive distance 45 km and 1 hr drive.

  • After the Breakfast cycling to Trincomalee (East coast)
  • Explore the Hindu and cultural differences.
  • Explore 5th biggest natural harbour.   
  • Dinner and overnight stay in Trincomalee

Deluxe Package: Tinco Blu – Superior Room (4* +)
Standard Package: Trincomalee beach resort and spa – Standard Room (3*)
Economy Package: JKAB Beach Resort – Standard Room (2*)

Elevation

About 3ʳᵈ Day

After breakfast, you will proceed to Kaudulla National Park entrance by vehicle and it is 1hr drive from your hotel. You will start the cycling to Trincomalee along the buffer zone of the Kaudulla national park. It is wilderness cycling trail and you will spot many deer, dancing peacocks by the roadside. Trincomalee cycle tour based on multi-cultural communities and you will explore Hindu temple. You will experience people's living style and customs of various places in Trincomalee cycling tour.

You will cycle few Km along with East coast and enjoy beautiful landscapes over the Kinniya Bridge. It is a very romantic experience explore the coast and lagoon over the bridge with sunset. En route you will visit to Trincomalee fishery harbour and you will explore the 5th biggest natural harbour in the world.

Sigiriya to Trincomalee cycling tour soft cycling trail in flat terrains and approximate distance 110 Km

Sri Lanka Summer 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 / 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 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 (5 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.

Sri Lanka Summer Cycling Holiday

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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, that you are 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! if you can manage 140 Km–150 Km ride, then you can start from the hotel and ending at your Trincomalee hotel.

Sometime when you are reaching to Trincomalee would be late evening and you might miss the Trincomalee harbour visit on cycling day. If you missed the visit, then we will arrange the Tuk Tuk next day to explore the Trincomalee harbour as alternative.

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 your Sri Lanka 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 our valued customers to 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 $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.

Yes! you are feeling free to wear any comfortable dress for you (except swimming dress).

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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