Explore this well-preserved ancient city and UNESCO Heritage Site
Titillate your artistic senses with the endangered artworks
Explore this well-preserved ancient city and UNESCO Heritage Site
Observe Sri Lankan traditions and beliefs
Roll from one heritage spot to another

Sri Lanka Heritage by Bicycle

Duration
7 days
Site savings
$47
From
$1,503 USD

Sri Lanka, the 'Teardrop of India', is a collection of ancient and natural delights that will bedazzle visitors as you move from religious to monarchical to colonial sites. Left behind by Buddhists, Hindus, the British, Dutch, Portuguese, and Indians, these influences are seen throughout the trail of historical and cultural sites.

  • Category
    Cultural & Historical
  • Type
    Fully Guided
  • Duration
    7 days
  • Culture Level
    Adventurous
  • Skill Level
    3 - Intermediate
  • Activity Level
    3 - Active
  • Elevation
    2 - Moderate
  • Terrain
    Mixed
  • Distance
    137.9 miles
  • Avg. Daily Distance
    27.3 miles
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SpiceRoads Cycling
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You visit five of Sri Lanka's eight UNESCO World Heritage sites as you cycle through the backroads and absorb a very traditional, grassroots feel of Sri Lanka. The ride starts by rolling into the beautiful old town of Kandy, home to the famed Temple of the Tooth and located on a picturesque lake. You next head into open abundant countryside, riding towards the caves and statues of Dambulla's Golden Temple. The dominating rock fortress of Sigiriya will be in view most of your ride as you cycle towards it.

After a climb to the top you walk through one of the oldest landscaped gardens in the world. At Minneriya National Park you will find plenty of elephants on a jeep safari. The next fascinating stop on this trail of Sri Lanka’s most ancient cities, Polonnaruwa, is an immense former capital created in the 12th century. Hidden in dense jungle for many years, Anuradhapura, the last UNESCO Heritage site of the tour, is a treat; with palaces, monasteries and monuments and one of the principal shrines of Buddhism.

This tour also has a Solo Only departure  which is designed for travelers who want to explore destinations while getting to know like-minded riders. The departure date for the Solo Only tour is on 9 December 2019.


Tour inclusions and exclusions at a glance:

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

  • All meals included
  • Water, snacks and fresh fruit while cycling.
  • Local English speaking cycling leader/guide.
  • Vehicle support while cycling.
  • Cycling jersey and drink bottle
  • Clean and comfortable accommodations
  • Hybrid or Mountain bikes
  • 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

  • Visas
  • Travel Insurance
  • International / Domestic flights

Tour options and upgrades:

3 equipment options available
2 tour add-ons available