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North Sri Lanka by Road Bike
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.
- CategoryRoad Cycling
- TypeFully Guided
- Duration5 days
- Culture LevelAdventurous
- Skill Level2 - Novice
- Activity Level3 - Active
- Elevation1 - Easy
- Distance210 miles
- Avg. Daily Distance52.8 miles
How long is the tour? How many days riding?
This tour is 5 days long, with 4 riding days.
How many riders will be in the group?
Groups can be from 2 to 16. For groups of 9 or more, a second guide joins the tour.
Is there a minimum age for this tour?
Yes. Riders must be 18 years old by the time the tour starts.
Can I rent a bike for the tour?
Yes. Bikes are included in the tour price and are well-known road bike brands.
There are also E-Bikes available for hire at an additional cost if you prefer.
What's the tour like?
The bicycle journey will take you on country and city roads under good conditions. You will cover 338 kilometers (210 miles) over 4 days of cycling with many cultural and natural attractions to enjoy along the way.
Suitability: The tour is suitable for anyone with some road biking experience and a moderate level of fitness, being able to spend up to four hours a day in the saddle.
Biking Conditions: The ride is relatively flat, but there will be some long journeys with three days of 100 km (62 mi) plus of riding distance. Cycle as much or as little as you like. A support truck is always available to help.
Are helmets required?
A helmet is required to be worn on all biking activities and is non-negotiable. If you do not wear a helmet you won't be allowed to cycle.
Am I safe?
The tour leader is trained in first aid and emergency rescue. But to a large degree, riders must be responsible for their own safety during the tour. It is therefore compulsory that you take out travel insurance that will cover you for a cycling tour.
Where does the tour start and finish?
The tour begins in Negombo and ends in Colombo. The closest airport to both locations is Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB).
Do I have to pay more if travelling alone?
You are not required to pay a surcharge for travelling alone. The tour operator will arrange for you to share accommodation with another traveller of the same gender. If you cannot be matched, they will provide a single room at no extra charge. If you prefer not to share, a single supplement is payable to guarantee your own room.
Are helmets included when hiring a bike?
Yes, if you're hiring a bike from the operator, a complimentary helmet is provided, although you are welcome to bring your own if you wish.