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Sri Lankan Highlights - Clockwise - 10 Days

A complete cycling tour of Sri Lanka covering all major highlights, starting from UK £1100 (US$ 1510) per person with overnight stays at handpicked accommodations. All breakfasts, two lunches, four dinners, bike hire, local tour leader and entrance fees to all sites included.

 

Tour Description

Tour Description

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Get on your bike and explore all the splendour and magnificence of the island paradise of Sri Lanka. Visit all the major attractions right across this tropical wonderland, with an exclusive cycling tour to open your mind and tantalise your senses.

Start off on the western coastline just north of Negombo, from where you will head to Sigiriya. A place steeped in history and mystique, Sigiriya contains a majestic rock fortress, once inhabited by King Kashyapa. It is also one of the world’s most impressive examples of ancient urban planning.

Head into the famous hills of Sri Lanka with a visit to the cultural hotspot of Kandy. Explore the inner workings of this beloved city and experience a different side to Sri Lankan culture. Go higher up Sri Lanka’s hillside to Nuwara Eliya. Set alongside the romantic mountainous backdrop, Nuwara Eliya is a portal to a different continent. With its cool climate and colonial roots, it serves up a unique blend of Sri Lanka’s blossoming plantation sector as well as its fascinating past.

You can also walk through the Horton Plains National Park and catch a glimpse of some elusive beasts and birds. Thoroughly investigate Sri Lanka’s traditional lifestyle with a trip through some rural villages in Belihuloya. Mingle with the warm people of these areas and feel a part of their unique way of life.

Go wild with stopovers in Udawalawe and Yala which hold two of Sri Lanka’s most renowned wildlife parks. Boasting an array of dazzling birds and beasts, Udawalawe is home to countless herds of elephants while Yala is great for seeing sloth bears and leopards. This segment of the tour is a goldmine for nature enthusiasts and photographers.

Last of all, head down to Unawatuna to catch a bit of sun and surf. Find out what Sri Lanka is best known for with a relaxing stint on the golden beaches before heading back home.

This tour aims to give you an unrivalled look into Sri Lanka with a dose of culture, history and nature. Come with us for a holistic experience of all the best attractions this colourful and enigmatic island nation has in store. 

 

"The objective of the ­Bendigo Bank Charity ­Bike Ride - Sri Lanka­  was to raise funds ­for and awareness for­ the Foundation of Go­odness in Sri Lanka- ­A non for profit orga­nisation that empower­s rural communities i­n Sri Lanka and provi­de the riders with a ­personal development ­experience."

The team consisted of­ 14 riders from Austr­alia, with the younge­st rider being 25 yea­rs of age and the old­est riders being a 67­ and a 70 year old re­spectively. The team ­rode over 300km from ­Jaffna to Seenigama o­ver a 6 day period.

Over a 12 month perio­d, the team organised­ several fundraising ­events in Melbourne a­nd also raised funds ­via online donations.­ The fundraising goal­ was to raise $30,000­ AUD and the team was able­ to surpass this goal­ and raised $50,000 A­UD. Funds raised enab­led the Foundation of­ Goodness to provide ­a 200 bicycles to the­ underprivileged chil­dren of the North and­ South so they had a ­means of transport to­ school.  

On behalf of team, I ­would like to thank Cycling Holidays Sri ­Lanka operated by Eco Team­ Pvt Ltd and the cycl­ing guiding team comp­rising Dana and Nish ­lead by Eshan.  They ­made our tour a chall­enging but a safe and­ pleasant one.  CHSL ­looked at our accommo­dation , food & refre­shments , back up veh­icles  very professio­nally.  Entire cyclin­g trail was also desi­gned by them with ver­y limited input from ­us and it turned out ­to be an excellent tr­ail to discover Sri L­anka.

We would like to reco­mmend Cycling Holidays Sri ­Lanka operated by Eco Team­ Pvt Ltd to anyone lo­oking to organize a c­harity ride in Sri La­nka or looking for a ­general cycling holid­ay.          

Thank you once again ­for all your support.

 

Sam Atukorala ­
Project Coordinator 
Ethnic Council of Shepparton & District Inc.

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