Discover the lush green landscapes of this beautiful tropical country as you explore by bike
See elephants, deer, buffalo and perhaps even a leopard at the stunning national park
The tour covers some diverse terrain from tea estate tracks to gravel paths. There will never be a dull moment on this trip!
Sri Lanka's natural beauty radiates on this very special tour

Splendors of Sri Lanka

Duration
4 days
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$24
From
$776 USD

Ride the stunning vistas of Sri Lanka on a four-day adventurous sojourn to this tropical wonderland. Power up challenging climbs to majestic heights and rewarding views; enjoy thrilling descents and relaxing quiet back roads. Experience native wildlife, local hospitality, and exhilarating outdoor activities in the most beautifully lush surroundings.

  • Category
    Adventurous
  • Type
    Fully Guided
  • Duration
    4 days
  • Culture Level
    Adventurous
  • Skill Level
    3 - Intermediate
  • Activity Level
    2 - Moderate
  • Elevation
    3 - Intermediate
  • Terrain
    Mixed
  • Distance
    108.1 miles
  • Avg. Daily Distance
    27 miles
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Quick Stats

  • Duration
    4 days
  • Main Destination
    Sri Lanka
  • Distance
    108.1 miles
  • Avg. Daily Distance
    27 miles
  • Elevation
    3 - Intermediate
  • Terrain
    Mixed

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Itinerary Details

  1. Day 1Negombo to Dickoya

    You will meet at the Goldi Sands Hotel in Negombo at 8:45 am. By 9:00 am, you will be transferred to the starting point of the cycling journey at the small town of Ginigathhena. From here you will ride to Dickoya, a tranquil town in the heart of tea country. The ride is just over 20 km (12.4 mi) with scenic views of lakes and lush green rolling hills. It will be slightly challenging as you steadily climb undulating roads with lots of twists and turns. You will keep on the back roads so keep an eye and camera ready to take shots of local life, animals, and scenery.

    • 13 miles
    • 849.7 ft
      1,643.7 ft
      794 ft
    • Upper Glencairn Bungalow
    • Lunch, Dinner, and Snacks
  2. Day 2Dickoya to Belihuloya

    After a hearty breakfast, you will start the ride from Dickoya to Belihuloya. Passing through Campion tea estate via Bogawanthalawa (also known as the Golden Valley), you will ride up steep undulating hills through a mix of lush-green tea estates, forest areas, dirt tracks and main roads with pristine rainforests surrounding you. The first 40 km (24.8 mi) is a mostly steep climb up hills but then the rest of your journey is rewarded by an exciting downhill ride to Belihuloya, a hillside town. It is an ideal destination for nature lovers as it is regarded as one of the richest bio-diversity places in Sri Lanka. You can also find various adventure activities here amongst rivers, forests, lakes, and waterfalls. You will stay overnight in Belihuloya to recharge for the next day.

    • 37.3 miles
    • -2,050.5 ft
      3,494.1 ft
      5,544.6 ft
    • Belihuloya Rest House
    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Snacks
  3. Day 3Belihuloya to Samanalawewa to Udawalawe

    After breakfast, get ready for another exciting day. Today you will change the pace a little as you ride up a few steep hills for a few kilometers before descending down to Samanalawewa dam. Here you will switch your bike for a canoe, giving your legs a rest. Embraced by the breathtaking forests and green rolling mountains, you can leisurely paddle around for a few hours. Once you are ready, you will hop back onto your bike and continue the journey to Udawalawe. The cycling trails lead you to discover various landscapes, villages, and small towns. Your legs will also be challenged with varying terrains and rolling hills. There is an exciting descent with a couple of switchbacks thrown in along the way. The road flattens out for a few km before a steady climb to Weligepola. After riding for a total of 43 km (26.7 mi), you will reach Weligepola where the cycling ends. With your bike loaded up, you will be transferred to Udawalawe by vehicle. It's about an hour's drive to the overnight hotel.

    • 26.7 miles
    • 462.6 ft
      2,578.7 ft
      3,041.3 ft
    • Kalu’s Hideaway Hotel
    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Snacks
  4. Day 4Udawalawe and Departure

    This morning you will wake up quite early as you'll leave the hotel at 6.00 am to visit the Udawalawe National Park by vehicle. Breakfast is prepared for you to be eaten at the park in a picnic style. The Udawalawe National Park is one of the top tourist attractions in Sri Lanka. Here you will find majestic animals such as elephants, deer, buffalos, and if you are extremely lucky, you might catch a glimpse of the elusive leopard. After the safari, you will set off on your bike from Udawalawe dam. The riding trail will take you on the back roads through beautiful paddy fields and small villages. The cycling journey will be about 50 km (31 mi). At the end of the cycling, you can clean up at a guesthouse in Middeniya before having a well-deserved lunch at a local restaurant. Your adventurous trip ends here with bitter-sweet goodbyes as you are transferred either to the airport or your hotel in Colombo.

    • 31.1 miles
    • 101.7 ft
      1,486.2 ft
      1,384.5 ft
    • Breakfast, Lunch, and Snacks