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Cycling Tours in Sri Lanka

6 Nights/7 Days

Discover the greatest wonders of Sri Lanka on two wheels!
It’s the tour and a vacation of a lifetime. Cycling in Sri Lanka is an adventurous way to explore the country with its ancient capitals, urban cities, remote villages, rugged mountains and lush valleys, reservoirs and pristine beaches.

Cycling in Sri Lanka can be graded to three key grades; Soft, Moderate and Pro. This is a tour with moderate and pro grading routes but softer trails can be tailor made too. We have taken the following factors into consideration when outlining the grading : Cycling distance, Average altitude and altitude gain and loss, Trail conditions, Level of backpacking required, Temperature range and likely weather conditions, Level of humidity (can jump from 70% to 90% very easily) and Remoteness to services and general level of comfort.

  • Upon arrival transferred to Hill capital Kandy, a journey of apporx. 3 hours by road.
  • Check in to hotel.
  • Meet the cycling guide for the briefing of the tour.
  • Overnight in Kandy.

DISTANCE: 59 kms
DURATION: 6 – 7 hrs
GRADING: Moderate / Hard

Full day guided cycling tour in the suburbs of Kandy.

  • The full-day suburban cycling tour will take you to experience the historical and the traditional landscapes of Kandy and its outskirts.
  • During the tour, you will have a chance to visit little rural temples, tea and railway museum; ateliers and home-based workshops of local artisans; Dawson Tower and the 80-hectare Gannoruwa Agro Farm displaying fruit, vegetable and herbal gardens, and an insect zoo.
  • Overnight stay at a hotel in Kandy.

DISTANCE: 75 kms
DURATION: 6 – 7 hrs
GRADING: Moderate / Hard

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Cycling to Hatton via Nawalapitiya.
  • Today, you will head to Hatton, located in the Nuwara Eliya District that is famous for Ceylon Tea.
  • These parts of the Sri Lanka’s Hill-Country offer the most scenic, mist-wrapped sceneries of dramatic mountain peaks and rolling hillsides, carpeted with tea plantations.
  • A world away from the tropical beaches and sweltering cities in the lowlands, the peaceful highlands with the emerald green landscapes and the cool climate are a nature lover’s paradise.
  • Check in to the hotel in Hatton.
  • Overnight stay in Hatton.

TREKKING DISTANCE: 6 km trail in Horton Plains National Park
CYCLING DISTANCE: 15/21 kms to Bambarakanda Waterfall, and 20 km back to Belihuloya
GRADING: Moderate / Hard

  • Early departure to Horton Plains with packed breakfast.
  • Arrival in the Horton Plains National Park around 7:00 am. 6 km trail to Baker’s Falls and World’s End.
  • In Horton Plains, you will first visit the Baker’s Falls. To reach them, you will deviate from the main trail and go approximately 500m on a steep downward path.
  • From the waterfall, you will continue to the World’s End – the famous escarpment that falls 880 meters to the lowlands of the southern region of the island.
  • When the clouds clear up, the misty cliffs boast a fabulous view of the tea estates below and all the way out to the distant southern coastline.

Cycling trail to Bambarakanda Waterfall.

  • After the trek in the national park, you will head on to Bambarakanda Waterfalls, 21 kms from the park’s entrance.
  • You may go all the way by bike or vehicle, or take the vehicle for the first 6 kms to Udaweriya Estate Junction and start cycling from there.
  • The 15-km trail from Udaweriya to Bambarakanda, going through Kingslyn and West Haputale Estates, is demanding, but the sceneries at the majestic waterfall will be the most rewarding! Bordered by steep rocks and dark green forests, the 240-meter-high Bambarakanda is Sri Lanka’s highest waterfall, and you may have refreshing bath in the deep pool underneath it.
  • From the waterfalls, you will cycle 6 kms to Kalupahana, from where you may go by car, or cycle, 14 kms back to Belihul Oya.
  • Check in to hotel in Belihul Oya for overnight.

CYCLING DISTANCE: 22 kms (to Kosgama and back via Ambalathenna and Marangahawela)
DURATION: 4 – 5 hrs
GRADING: Soft / Moderate

  • Early breakfast at the hotel.
  • Start the cycling trail to Kosgama at 7:00 am.
  • Today, you will take an early departure to a 33 km cycling trail takes you through small towns and villages, paddy fields and forest patches.
  • The first section is rather easy 9 km ride to Ambalanthenna along the main road and past the Sabaragamuwa University.
  • From Ambalanthenna onwards, the trail continues on smaller and rougher roads in the forests before entering the village of Kosgama, surrounded by beautiful sceneries over the paddy fields.
  • And then comes the real challenge – the 6 km steep uphill ride from Kosgama to Marangahawela. Here, the lush forests will provide you with a cool shade and, after the tiring climb, you will get to enjoy an easy 12 km downhill ride from Marangahawela back to Resort along the main road.
  • Overnight stay at in Belihul Oya.

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Canoeing in Samanalawewa.
  • Surrounded by rugged mountain sceneries, the still calm waters of the Samanalawewa reservoir offer an idyllic location for canoeing. Whether you want to go for a relaxed little paddle for a couple of hours, venture out to the mouth of the Belihuloya River or spend an entire day exploring the perimeter of the reservoir, you are sure to have an unforgettable experience.
  • A well-experienced guide will provide you with the right technics, safety instructions and modern life jacket.
  • Leave for Negombo, a fishing village closer to Airport.


    Overnight stay at the hotel in Negombo.

  • After breakfast, leave for Colombo International Airport.