Sri Lanka Multisport – bike & hike

  • Bike through different topographies of Sri Lanka – tea plantations, beaches, hills, forests and historic towns
  • Hike in the panoramic mountain ranges
  • Raft through meandering white waters
  • Get to see the very best of Sri Lanka – sandy beaches, the lush green hills and thick wilderness

Experience the diverse landscape & beautiful stretches of biking, hiking with an overnight camping in the Knuckles mountain range and refreshing rafting in the meandering white waters!

Enjoy Sri Lanka’s rock fortress at Sigiriya, breathtaking views from the Knuckles range and cultural capital of Kandy. Besides the ancient trail, enjoy the hill station of Nuwara Eliya, home to the tea planters community, elephants at Udawalawe and the blue beaches in Tangalle.

Quick Facts

  • Duration

    14 days / 13 nights

  • Start / End

    Negombo / Tangalle 

  • Price

    As per your group size and time of travel

  • Hotels

    Casual Inns

  • Riding Style

    Active Rider

Group Departures

PRIVATE TRAVEL

Make it a private tour if you already have a group or the dates shown above do not coincide with your travel plans.

ITINERARY

Brief Itinerary

* with shuttle
DayPlaceDurationActivity~ Cycling Distance
1Negombo10km / 0mi
2 – 3Sigiriya2Biking50km / 30mi* &
40km / 24mi*
4Kandy1Biking50km / 30mi*
5Knuckles Mountain Range1Hiking
6Kandy1Hiking
7 – 8Kitulgala2Biking, Rafting50km / 30mi*
9 – 10Nuwara Eliya2Biking60km / 36mi*
11Ella1Biking40km / 24mi
12Udawalawe National Park1Biking60km / 36mi*
13Tangalle1BIking60km / 36mi
14Departure

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Negombo

We suggest that you arrive in Sri Lanka at least one day in advance and settle in at your hotel in Negombo near the Bandaranaike International Airport to recover from your flight journey.

Day 2: Sigirya

Meet you tour leader, at your hotel in Negombo and get ready for a the ride to Sigiriya. An easy paced ride will take us through the rural hamlets Sri Lanka and we finally arrive in Sigriya.

Sigiriya is a small town named after the huge large ‘Lion Rock’. It was here that King Kasyapa decided to forge his roots, build a palace on high rock and embellish its sides with frescos.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance cycled: ~ 50km / 30mi*

Day 3: Sigiriya

Early morning, we head to the 5th century rock fortress of Sigiriya. The last part of the climb, starting from the ‘lion paw’ is quite steep. The ruins of the palace on the summit are surpassed only by the magnificent aerial view of the surrounding jungle.

After your descent from Sigiriya rock and get ready to take a classic cycling loop around Sigiriya.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance cycled: ~ 40km / 24mi*

Day 4: Kandy

Back on to the saddle and bike along small village roads, relishing the sights of paddy and vegetable farms in the countryside.

Our next 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.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Distance cycled: ~ 50km / 31mi*

Day 5: Knuckles Mountain Range

An early breakfast and we transfer you to one end of Knuckles mountain range for a beautiful day of hiking. Yes, they call it Knuckles range, since it resembles the closed human fist, when viewed from certain points in Kandy.

We hike through nature trails in the forest, passing few villages, following the paths of local villagers, listening to the songs of the birds and capturing the breathtaking views we come by.

Today we overnight in a simple camp, sleeping in the nature.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Kandy

Wake up to the rhythm of nature and to the music of birds. After the breakfast, we follow a trail, as we hike down. Once the hike is over, we will transfer you back to cultural capital of Kandy.

Later on the day, we visit 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.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7: Kitulgala

We bike towards Kitulgala, a small town in Sri Lanka. With huge coverage of rainforest, Kitulgala is the wetttest place in Sri Lanka. Our ride today will takes us through undulating hills, small villages and small shops on the corners of the roads. Feel free to strike up a conversation with locals. You will be delighted at the eagerness and warmth of Sri Lankans, to make guests feel at home.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance cycled: ~ 50km / 30mi*

Day 8: Kitulgala

Kitulgala is one spot in Sri Lanka to get little adventurous and we will not miss this chance today. We get ready for a refreshing day of rafting in the white waters of Kitulgala. You are sure to love this fun experience. Oh yes, be prepared to get wet in the water splashing on and around you.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9: Nuwara Eliya

Today we ride 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: Breakfast, Lunch
Distance cycled: ~ 60km / 36mi*

Day 10: Nuwara Eliya

Today you can plan your own day. You can take it as a rest day and just relax at your hotel. If you wish, go for a short walk through the tea estates, which 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.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 11: Ella

Today we explore Horton Plains. After an early breakfast, we will transfer you to Horton plains for a 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.

We have lunch and further hike towards our destination, Ella.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12: Udawalawe National Park

Ella is an excellent place for a walk and short hike. We recommend to take an early morning hike to the nearby areas such as Little Adam’s Peak or Rawana Falls.

Have a late morning start and ride to Udawalawe National Park along gravel roads, through forests with grass lands, shrubs and teak plantations of Sri Lanka. Be careful while riding through an initial descend as we drop from about 900m to 80m within a short distance. After a long patch of flat terrain, finally enter the Udawalawe National Park, home to hundreds of Sri Lankan Elephants and other wild animals.

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: ~ 60km / 36mi*

Day 13: Tangalle

Go on an early morning safari in Udawalawe in search of Elephant herds. And, then 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. As we near to 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 14: Colombo Airport

You may extend your at Galle and spend the days at leisure or transport to the Colombo International Airport for your onward journey.

Meals: Breakfast

*With shuttle – short transfers

REVIEWS

from our friends

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

Preeti & ShirazIndia