Highlights of Sri Lanka Bike Tour

  • Ride through the scenic backroads
  • Get to see the very best of Sri Lanka – the lush green hills and thick wilderness

Scenic villages and a variety of social and topographical landscape await you on this cycling tour. Enjoy the hill station of Hatton, home to the tea planters community , and elephants at Udawalawe. Local food, intricate architecture at temples and a brilliant cycling route will captivate your sense.

Quick Facts

  • Duration

    6 days / 5 nights

  • Start / End

    Kandy / Udawalawe

  • Price

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

  • Hotels

    Premiere Inns

  • Riding Style

    Easy to Active Rider

Group Departures

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ITINERARY

Brief Itinerary

* with shuttle
DayPlaceHotelDuration~ Cycling Distance
1 – 2KandyKandy House250km / 30mi*
3 – 4HattonGovernor’s Mansion240km / 25mi
5UdawalaweKalu’s Hideaway160km / 37mi*
6Departure

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Kandy

Our base to explore Sri Lanka’s cultural capital, Kandy. Perched amongst the tea-clad hills of the Kandy Plateau, this is home to one of the most significant sites for Buddhists: the Temple of Sacred Tooth Relic. Before we visit this, we arrive into a luxurious boutique hotel, Kandy House through country roads. An erstwhile abode to Kandyan noblemen, the hotel has enough cosy spaces to settle in with a book, or go for a spa treatment or just indulge in the great food. For all the cycling that is planned for you, there is enough time to enjoy the Sri Lankan hospitality.

Meals: Dinner

Day 2: Kandy

Since this a well-paced cycling trip, today we take a short easy ride along the countryside of the picturesque Kandy. Clumpy green hills covered in a moss like carpet of bright tea shrubs, keep us company through the ride. Kandy is known as the hilly respite from the plains of Colombo, so expect clean crisp cool air to refresh you completely.

Later in the day, we make our way to the Temple of the Tooth Relic. A temple held in great Buddhist veneration, this is located in the royal palace complex of the former Kingdom of Kandy and houses the relic of the tooth of Buddha. Of the rituals performed in this temple, the one held on Wednesday is of great importance. The tooth is washed with a herbal concoction, which is said to have healing powers; the water is distributed amongst devotees. After spending considerable time here, we return to Kandy House for the night.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Distance cycled: ~ 25km / 15mi

Day 3: Hatton

Today’s ride will evoke some excitement, since you will be taking a train ride to Sri Lanka’s old British tea valley, Hatton. It may get little bumpy at times, a train experience is never to missed in Sri Lanka. Looking through the train window, immerse yourself in picturesque sceneries and mesmerising views of the Sri Lanka’s beautiful hill country.

We arrive at Hatton and check in at the Governor’s Mansion, a mansion amidst the tea valley. The place still retains its old world charm with wooden lofts. Perfect ambience coupled exquisite comforts to transport you back to the colonial times of Sri Lanka.

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

Day 4: Hatton

Today you can plan your own day. Go for a short biking in Hatton through the tea estates is perfect way to explore the area. Learn about the hard working people in the tea plantations, who bring us one of the world’s best tea or head to Horton Plains and Worlds End.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 5: Udawalawe National Park

Today the ride to Udawalawe National Park is along gravel roads and tea estate tracks through the heart of tea plantations of Sri Lanka. Chat along with tea pickers and ride on the narrow tracks flanked by acres of fresh green tea bushes. You finally enter the Udawalawe National Park, home to hundreds of Sri Lankan Elephants and other wild animals.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance cycled: ~ 60km / 37mi*

Day 6: Onward travel

Your leaders will make arrangements for transportation to the International Airport or for your onward journey.

Meals: Breakfast

*With shuttle – short transfers.

INCLUSIONS & MORE

we go the extra mile

Beautiful Hotels

On this Premiere Inn tour, experience the best of luxury 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/hybrid 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 while riding. Plenty of fresh fruits, cookies and water is provided while cycling.

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 in cases where you want to opt for a room alone or we don’t find a room partner. In other cases, we will try to club you with another person, preferably of same sex.

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

Sri Lanka trip was awesome. Dibin is super and the team rocks!

Preeti & ShirazIndia