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Cycle the Back Roads of Sri Lanka

 

Summary:

Explore rich Sri Lankan history and culture by bike

Duration
14 Days
Countries
2
Next Departure
25-Jul-2021
Starting at
± USD 2,516.00
Price per day
± USD 180.00

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Operator
Exodus Travel
Tour
Cycle the Back Roads of Sri Lanka
Travel Style
Small Group Tour with More Flexibility
Group Size
5 - 16
Age Group
16 - 99 Years
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Summary

Explore rich Sri Lankan history and culture by bike

Short Itinerary

Day 1.
Start Sigiriya
Day 2.
Ride To Dambulla Cave Temple; Climb Sigiriya Rock
Day 3.
Ride To Polunnaruwa; Cycle Tour Of Ruins
Day 4.
Ride Through Foothills Of Spice Growing Region
Day 5.
Ride To Kandy
Day 6.
Free Day In Kandy
Day 7.
Challenging Ride Through Tea Estates To Nuwara Eli...
Day 8.
Hill Country Ride To Ella
Day 9.
Descent Of 1000M, Stopping At The Impressive Rock-...
Day 10.
Morning Ride To Kataragama Temple; Afternoon Drive...
Day 11.
Ride Through Bundala N.P. And The Lagoon For Spect...
Day 12.
Free Day On Beach; Optional Ride To Koggala
Day 13.
Transfer To Colombo Via Galle
Day 14.
End Colombo

Visited Countries (2): India, Sri Lanka

Visited cities (11): Colombo, Dambulla, Ella, Galle, Kandy, Lanka, Mirissa, Nuwara Eliya, Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya, Yala National Park

 

Details

Although a compact island, Sri Lanka is incredibly diverse. Exploring on two wheels is the best way to see this rural country and to experience the way of life of its friendly people. We travel from ancient cities and the fortress at Sigiriya to the hill country towns of Kandy and Nuwara Eliya, where the cooler temperatures and lush scenery make for a relaxing ride. In the south we visit Yala National Park, where we go in search of leopard, before ending the trip on the beaches of the beautiful south coast. Most of the route is a continuous ride, and transfers are kept to a minimum.In many regions of Sri Lanka the bicycle is the most common form of transport, so travelling by bike yourself is a great way to mix with the people and to gain access to their world. This trip covers a substantial part of the island, taking in as much as possible of the scenic and cultural variety that Sri Lanka has to offer. The combination of visits to the ancient cities, great rides through the beautiful hill country, the varied wildlife, and a chance to relax on one of the many wonderful beaches, will certainly give you a taste for serendipity.

Remarks

Highlights

  • * The magnificent cave temple at Dambulla * Climb the rock fortress at Sigiriya for breathtaking views * Explore the old ruined city of Polonnaruwa * The fascinating town of Kandy * Ride through tea estates to Nuwara Eliya * Search for leopard in Yala National Park
  • Included in Price

    • All breakfasts and 10 lunches included.Sri Lankan cuisine is a fascinating reflection of the island’s heritage; there is a unique fusion of fresh local produce with spices brought to the island over the centuries by Malays, Arabs, Indians as well as the Dutch, Portuguese and English. Despite, or perhaps because of, these influences Sri Lankan cuisine is often referred to simply as ‘Rice and Curry’; this is the staple dish in most restaurants and is usually a serving of rice accompanied by assorted meat and vegetable curries as well as various pickles ‘sambols’ and a handful of tiny poppadum’s – all using the contrasting flavours of coconut, chilli, curry leaves, cinnamon and garlic. The variety is constant and this along with the abundance of fresh seafood and fish ensures the cuisine is a constant highlight of the trip. Vegetarians are well catered for but please inform us before departure of any special dietary requests. Please note that in Sri Lanka the availability of certain products is minimal or non-existent (for example, wheat or dairy-free) so please be prepared for this as you may need to bring these from home. Spicier food can be avoided easily and lots of the hotels with serve Western options alongside traditional food. All lunch and tea stops are subject to change dependent on the cycling speed of the group as well as the weather conditions.
    • *  All breakfasts and 10 lunches * All accommodation * All transport and listed activities * Tour leader throughout * Flights from London (if booking incl. flights) * Airport transfers (for group flights only) * Local bike hire

    NOT included in price

  • * Travel insurance * Single accommodation (available on request) * Airport transfers (for land only bookings) * Visas or vaccinations
  • Travel Package

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    Tour Sigiriya Colombo

    This is an Organised Group Tour: the itinerary has been predefined by the tour operator. The tour destinations, duration, accommodations, departure dates and the price are fix. You can join, enjoy and meet other people.

        

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