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Delpitiya to Kandy cycling tour – A scenic ride into the hill capital - 1 Day

FROM £ 90 (USD 120)

Sri Lanka Day Tours' Delpitiya to Kandy Cycling tour is a high-altitude cycling tour with steep ascents and descents in a picturesque environment.

Start in the town of Delpitiya (altitude of 639m) and cycle on tarmac and gravel roads up to 1030m, before starting your descent to the final destination (534m). You will cycle through tea estates and a few small villages along this route. The area is also very good for bird watching, and a number of endemic species are known to inhabit it.

On the way, make a stop at the National Monks Association, where you will be able to learn about the history of Buddhism in Sri Lanka and to observe monks being trained from their earliest stages. If time permits, you will receive a basic training on meditation and have a short meditation session.

You may also stop at the Tea Museum and learn about the methods of harvesting, processing and packaging tea, as done in the past and in the present. Tea is the main export crop in Sri Lanka, and is famous for being the country which produces the best tea in the world.

Your final destination is the Kandy clock tower, where the 31.5km tour ends.

The route itself may be a bit gruelling at times, but should interest keen cyclists, as the rewards – experiencing the natural beauty of the area first-hand – far outweigh the effort.

Sri Lanka Day Tours will provide all necessary gear, including bicycles and helmets. Snacks and water are also included. Our experienced guides will assist you in your journey, and will show you the interesting places along the route.

delpitiya kandy map

 

delpitiya kandy elevation

From To Approx Hours Approx Kms Accomm Highest Alt. (m) Sleeping Alt. (m)
delpitiya galaha 3:56 47  - 997 544
Route description single lane Carpet road,Broken road ,Up and down road  ,Up and down Hill ,ceylon tea museum, tea factory ,sugar cane
Hazards slope road ,broken road , ,Up and down Hill  (road broken)
Casevac / nearest medical facility from starting point 1.9km medical center, 3.1 km to medical center,9.4km to medical center, 22.33 km to medical center(galaha) ,24.4km to Gahala hospital,40.69 km to Kandy general hospital.

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