Adventurous Spirit
Cycling in Sri Lanka Tour

How you journey in search of Sri Lanka’s hidden treasures is just as important as seeing them. Being adventurous at heart, cycling is an exhilarating way to experience Sri Lanka.

Starting from Negombo, set off to the cultural hub of Dambulla and then up the mountains to Kandy. Spend two nights at each town to rest, recover and explore before returning to Colombo – altogether six days of excitement.

This tour is best suited for those of moderate fitness, regardless of age.

Why You’ll Love this Trip

  • Pedal through ancient ruins, bustling markets and serene villages, encountering the heart of Sri Lanka up close, fostering a deep connection with its rich cultural tapestry.
  • Uncover breathtaking scenery as you cycle through diverse landscapes, from misty mountains to pristine coastlines. The thrill of discovery is amplified by the freedom of cycling.
  • Savor the vibrant flavors of Sri Lankan cuisine, sampling local delicacies during your journey. From aromatic curries to street-side treats, every meal becomes a culinary adventure.
  • Contribute to sustainable tourism by choosing an eco-friendly mode of exploration. Cycling allows you to minimize your carbon footprint, fostering a responsible and environmentally conscious travel experience.

Is This Trip Right For You?

  • While suitable for active enthusiasts, the itinerary is designed with a moderate pace, accommodating varying fitness levels. Enjoy the thrill of cycling without overwhelming physical demands.
  • Ideal for those eager to delve into Sri Lanka’s diverse culture. If you appreciate authentic encounters and immersive experiences, this trip provides a perfect balance of adventure and cultural exploration.
  • Perfect for solo travelers, couples, or friends seeking a shared adventure. The group dynamic adds a social element to the journey, fostering connections and shared memories along the way.
  • If you relish the outdoors, this trip seamlessly integrates nature and adventure. Cycling allows you to appreciate the subtleties of the landscape, making it an ideal choice for nature enthusiasts.
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Meals

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Transport

Private Air-Conditioned Vehicle for Transfers and Sightseeing

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Accommodation

Hotel (5 nights)

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Included Activities
  • City Tour of Negombo
  • Visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Dambulla Golden Cave Temple
  • Ancient City of Polonnaruwa
  • Elephant Safari
  • Sigiriya Rock Fortress
  • Temple of the Tooth Relic
  • Peradeniya Botanical Gardens
Distance: 202 km
Duration: 4 hr 39 min
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Itinerary
Day 1
  • Airport
  • Negombo
Cycling in Sri Lanka Tour Drive: 25 minutes, Cycle: 1 hour
At the airport you will be greeted by our Jetwing Representative and your chauffeur guide who will take you to Negombo. Rest and recoup from jet lag, you have days of excitement ahead. When convenient, your chauffeur guide will familiarise you with what to expect while cycling on a Sri Lankan road. We encourage you to ride about the town and see some interesting sights and landmarks. Afterwards, chill out on the golden sands of Negombo beach and prepare for days of riding to come.
Cycling in Sri Lanka Tour
Overnight stay at Negombo
Jetwing Beach
Highlights
Enjoy a city tour of Negombo
Day 2
  • Negombo
  • Kurunegala
  • Dambulla
Cycling in Sri Lanka Tour Drive: 3 hours, Cycle: 5 hours
Start your expedition by cycling 35 km along a picturesque route passing paddy fields and coconut plantations to Kurunegala. The towering statue of Lord Buddha on ‘Atha gala’ - the town’s famous landmark rockface, is visible from afar. Ride around and explore Kurunegala town. In the afternoon, enjoy lunch at a delightful local restaurant. Then, pack your bikes away for the day, and continue by car to Dambulla in the heart of Sri Lanka’s cultural triangle. In Dambulla, visit the renowned Golden Temple Cave complex.
Cycling in Sri Lanka Tour
Overnight stay in Dambulla
Jetwing Lake
Highlights
Dambulla Golden Temple Cave complex
Day 3
  • Dambulla
  • Polonnaruwa
  • Dambulla
Cycling in Sri Lanka Tour Drive: 3 hours, Cycle: 3 hours
Take a morning cycle tour to the ruins of ancient Ceylon at the UNESCO World Heritage City of Polonnaruwa - the medieval capital of ancient Lanka from the 11th to 13th century A.D. Take in the historic sites of Lankathilaka, Thuparamaya, Royal Palace, Rankoth Vehera and Gal Viharaya. On your return, take an exhilarating jeep ride with an expert naturalist guide to the Minneriya or Kaudulla National Park - a sanctuary is a home to wild elephants, wild buffaloes, sambar deer, crocodiles, sloth bear and more.
Cycling in Sri Lanka Tour
Overnight stay in Dambulla
Jetwing Lake
Highlights
Ruins of Polonnaruwa
Visit National Park
Day 4
  • Dambulla
  • Sigiriya
  • Kandy
Cycling in Sri Lanka Tour Drive: 3 hours, Cycle: 2 hours
Enjoy a hearty breakfast and get ready for a challenging ride ahead. Start by cycling to the World Heritage Site of Sigiriya. Over the 55km of moderate standard, you pass through lush jungle, traditional chena farms and rural villages. Climb Sigiriya rock and travel by car stopping for lunch at a local restaurant. Continue on to Kandy. Explore the town at your leisure. Pay homage to the Temple of the Tooth Relic, which houses Sri Lanka’s most sacred relic - a tooth of the Lord Buddha.
Cycling in Sri Lanka Tour
Overnight stay in Kandy
Jetwing Kandy Gallery
Highlights
Climb Sigiriya Rock
Visit Sacred ‘Dalada Maligawa’
Day 5
  • Kandy
Cycling in Sri Lanka Tour Cycle: 3 hours
After a leisurely breakfast, set off to explore the historic town of Kandy. It is a busy, bustling hub of activity where heritage buildings and modernity mix. Visit the Udawattekele forest reserve - a haven of peace in the heart of town, or the vibrant market places. Walk or ride around the Kandy lake and ride up Lake Drive for some spectacular views of the town. For something a bit more challenging, ride to the hills of Hantana taking an uphill cycle route through the forest.
Cycling in Sri Lanka Tour
Overnight stay in Kandy
Jetwing Kandy Gallery
Highlights
Explore Kandy town
Hantana Hill Climb
Day 6
  • Kandy
  • Airport
Cycling in Sri Lanka Tour 4 hours
As all good things must come to an end, we bid you farewell as our chauffeur guide takes you to the Airport to meet your departure flight home.
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