Embrace the colorful history, culture and surroundings on this diverse tour
Sri Lanka is fast becoming a dream destination for cyclists with its charming culture, beautiful vistas and fairly flat road biking
Weave through the bustling markets, getting a taste of the real Sri Lanka in every sense
The tour will take you through a host of small villages whilst on the bike and three major cities, all with their own distinct and intriguing identities
Much of the riding is along the coastline and the route will take you out to two small islands, capturing all the serene beauty of the land and sea
Sri Lanka is a country of colorful diversity and charming hospitality which will not fail to disappoint
During this tour you will ride over two spectacular coastal causeways, surrounded by native birds and the beautiful ocean
Pass through magnificent scenery and make friends on the roadside
Feel dwarfed and in awe of the ancient monuments that you see, especially those in Anuradhapura, a UNESCO world heritage site

North Sri Lanka by Road Bike

5 days
Site savings
$960 USD

Welcome to Sri Lanka, a land of incredible vibrancy, diverse landscapes and ancient Buddhist ruins. Take a short but comprehensive bike tour around the coastal northlands and experience the alluring magnetism of this charming country for yourself. The wealth of long flat roads with tropically spectacular and ever-changing views is a road biker’s dream and will leave you wanting to explore more of this enchanting corner of Asia.

  • Category
    Road Cycling
  • Type
    Fully Guided
  • Duration
    5 days
  • Culture Level
  • Skill Level
    2 - Novice
  • Activity Level
    3 - Active
  • Elevation
    1 - Easy
  • Terrain
  • Distance
    210 miles
  • Avg. Daily Distance
    52.8 miles
operated by
SpiceRoads Cycling
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Riding close to the coastline, you will venture north from the tropical beaches of Negombo, hugging the edge of the land and breezing through the changing landscape of jungles, palm trees, forests, villages and canals. You’ll bike over two remarkable causeways that cross the Indian Ocean, giving you a sense of exhilarating freedom, cruising over the water with wild native birds flying overhead, joining you in your scenic journey.

Enjoy experiencing Sri Lanka’s vibrant city culture from artistic Jaffna to the UNESCO heritage city of Anuradhapura with 2000-year-old ancient monuments. The country has a rich and colorful culture, you'll find yourself speechless, watching the boldly agile toddy tappers scaling the palm tree heights to collect their rewards, and you'll love the immersive experience of mingling with the locals at the vibrant markets and townships along the way.

Sri Lanka is still a relatively undiscovered destination for tourists and is fast becoming a wonderful location for cyclists to visit, with quiet but well-made mostly flat roads spanning long distances surrounded by picturesque vistas and home to an enigmatically charming culture. Lonely Planet says ‘It's the place you haven't been to yet, that you should’, and we have to agree. Get packing!

Tour inclusions and exclusions at a glance:

What's included?
Items included in the cost of the tour

This tour is a near-complete package, including gear, support, accommodations, and thoughtful extra touches.

  • Local English speaking cycling leader/guide.
  • Vehicle support while cycling.
  • Water bottle
  • Airport pick up and drop off
  • Hotel Drop Off
  • Entrance fees
  • Meals (as indicated in itinerary)
  • Accommodations
  • Helmet
  • Free bike rental is included in the price of this tour (upgrade options are available - please see below).
What's not included?
Items not included in the cost of the tour

There are a few things left to you, from flights to visas, although the tour operator will be happy to offer advice for the latter.

  • Visas
  • Travel Insurance
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Tips
  • International / Domestic flights

Tour options and upgrades:

3 equipment options available
1 tour add-on available