Glimpse of Sri Lanka Private Bike Tour

This trip takes you though some of the highlights of Sri Lanka such as tea plantations, mountains, wildlife and beaches. Fresh seafood, scenic villages and a variety of social and topographical landscape await you on this cycling tour. Enjoy the hill station of Nuwara Eliya, home to the tea planters community , and elephants at Udawalawe. Local cuisine blended with aromatic spices and a scenic cycling route will engage your senses as you take on this short biking trip in Sri Lanka.

Quick Facts

  • Duration

    5 days / 4 nights

  • Start / End

    Kandy / Tangalle 

  • Price

    As per your size of group, accommodation, time of year you travel

  • Dates

    Your Dates

  • Hotels

    Casual or Premiere Inns

  • Riding Style

    Active Rider

PRIVATE TRAVEL

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ITINERARY

Brief Itinerary

* with shuttle
DayPlaceHotelDuration~ Cycling Distance
1Kandy to Nuwara EliyaThe Rock180km / 50mi*
2BelihuloyaKinchigune Eco Lodge140km / 25mi*
3Udawalawe National ParkBig Game Campsite165km / 40mi*
4TangalleGood Karma Hotel160km / 36mi
5Departure

Detailed Itinerary

Meeting time & Location:

On day 1 of the tour, we will pick you from the hotel you stay in Kandy. Please share your hotel address in Kandy, to suggest a meeting time.

Day 1: Kandy to Nuwara Eliya

Today we head to Sri Lanka’s old British tea valley, Nuwara Eliya. With gradual climbs and few steep hills to conquer, it is a beautiful journey which will take you to the hill country of Sri Lanka. The biking may be hard sometimes and the only thing that will keep you going is picturesque scenery and panoramic views of beautiful mountain ranges.

Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Distance cycled: ~ 80km / 50mi*

Day 2: Belihuloya

Today we explore Horton Plains. We will be biking to Horton plains and further hike till Worlds end

Horton Plains is one of Sri Lanka’s better-known National Parks – a vast stretch of grasslands and thick forests known for its avian life and thickly green vegetation. This is the only national park in the country that you can explore on foot, although on designated trails. It’s here that the country’s three major rivers initiate, making it one of the most fertile lands on this soil. World’s End is a dramatic scenic viewing point in the park, which can be reached by a 4km-walking trail.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance cycled: ~ 40km / 25mi*

Day 3: Udawalawe National Park

Today the ride to Udawalawe National Park is along gravel roads , through forests with grass lands, shrubs and teak plantations of Sri Lanka. You finally enter the Udawalawe National Park, home to hundreds of Sri Lankan Elephants and other wild animals.

We stay at Big Game tented camps tonight. A true jungle experience with well planned safaris and knowledgeable staff, the national park helps you assimilate the wildlife at close quarters.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance cycled: ~ 65km / 40mi

Day 4: Tangalle

This morning it’s off to Tangalle, following one of the irrigation canals flowing towards the south. Time for an infusion of something different in the topography – bananas! The crisp air of the countryside and the rural setting is perfect to understand and enjoy the interiors of the country. Its only when we have to hit Tangalle, is when we hit the main road. And that’s when the warm clammy seaside air hits you, sometimes heavy with the weight of the smell of fish. If we stick to timing, there will be no better way to spend the evening than to see the sun descending into the Indian Ocean, off the coast of Sri Lanka.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance cycled: ~ 60km / 36mi

Day 5: Colombo Airport

Your leaders will make arrangements for transportation to the Colombo International Airport.

Meals: Breakfast

*With shuttle – short transfers

INCLUSIONS & MORE

we go the extra mile

Beautiful Hotels

On this Casual Inn tour, experience the best of small boutique hotels at each destination. They are chosen carefully so that you are well rested, get a drift of the local character or an enthralling view from your verandah! Under circumstances of non-availability of hotel, we will put in equivalent or a better hotel. Any extras at hotel are at your expense.

Quality Bikes

When you have a road and the thrill of a journey ahead of you, it’s imperative to have a good bike to enjoy it. Most of our tours in Sri Lanka run on some of the best mountain bikes in the cycling tour industry. Upright position, excellent traction and optimal comfort under gravel roads are some of the characteristics.

Outstanding Food

Local food plays an integral part in experiencing the culture of region and we make sure that you get plenty of this. The inclusion of daily meals is highlighted in detailed itinerary. Drinking water and soft drinks such as juice, tea/coffee is included in your price. Alcohol is at your expense.

Charming Guides

Our most visible and perhaps most important role is played by a Trip Leader, the folks who make a trip exciting, comfortable, knowledgeable and who are able to steer you towards the real experience! In most of the trips, we have two guides riding with you. One is leading the group of riders and other is closing at the back.

Comfortable Support Van

A Van follows the group of riders throughout the trip and carries all belongings. If at any point riding seems a little hard, the van takes you for as long or as little as you wish it to. It also provides you refreshments along the way and sometimes a chilled beer.

Guaranteed to Depart Tours

We run most of our tours with minimum 2 people traveling and sometimes even with 1 person, without any extra fee. Rest assured, your trip is always guaranteed to depart. If for some reasons you don’t wish to join a tour then you can always transfer to another trip or we’ll give you a credit which you can settle against any future trip.

Entrance Fees & Transportation

Entrance fees to historic sites, museums, temples & other exclusive events and transportation from rendezvous to final drop-off is always included in your tour price. Our tour designers give as much focus on non-cycling activity as on cycling.

Deep Local Knowledge & Presence

Presence of local associations and ad-hoc field network allows us to leverage local know-how and deliver on what is promised to you without any culture and communications barrier.

Singles Friendly

It is applicable only in cases where you want to opt for a room alone. In other cases, we will try to club you with another person, preferably of same sex. In the cases, where we don’t find a room partner, we’ll bear the extra room charges.

REVIEWS

from our friends

Cycling in Sri Lanka was a fantastic combination of challenging physical activity; beautiful weather; stunning scenery; exotic plants and wildlife; and fascinating history and culture.

LynnCanada

I loved it! It really did exceed my expectations. Thank you!

CarolCanada