14 days: Sri Lankan highlights on 2 wheels

Number of cycling days: 12  MODERATE [Soft x 4 |  Moderate x 7 |  Hard x 1] Average Km / day: 52 km

A complete cycling tour of Sri Lanka covering all major highlights, starting from USD 2007 per person with overnight stays at handpicked accommodations. Single room supplement from USD 485. All breakfasts, two lunches, seven dinners, bike hire, local tour leader and entrance fees mentioned in the schedules are included. Optional excursions are not included in the price.

Itinerary Summary

A comprehensive cycling tour of the major Sri Lankan tourist highlights with handpicked accommodations and a knowledgeable tour guide. Catch the best of Sri Lanka’s wildlife, historical, scenic and cultural attractions.

There is certainly no better way to truly breathe in the splendour of this island paradise than by taking a cycle tour through the country.

You will be picked up from the airport and taken to a seaside retreat in Negombo where you will meet your guides and crew. Relax and recuperate before embarking on an epic cycling tour which will start with a ride to Narammala.

Afterward, you will be transported to Sigiriya, where you can explore its rock fortresses well as the ancient ruins in Polonnaruwa, the second oldest kingdom in Sri Lanka.

Pedal along the Amaban River to Pallegama and then from Riverton, which offers up a truly awe-inspiring view of the Knuckles mountain range, to the hill capital of Kandy. Truly experience the unique culture of Kandy with the tour of the city.

Then it’s onward to Nuwara Eliya via a scenic train ride (Subject to availability!). Explore “Little England” with its colonial estates, tea plantations, and cosy cottages. You will be taken on a walk through the Horton Plains National Park after which a thrilling descent along what’s known as “Satan’s Steps” awaits you.

Visit the rural villages in Belihuloya and get intimate with its unique ways of life. Ride on to Udawalawe where you can take an evening safari in its national park to see the elephants that inhabit it.

An exciting ride to Yala is next, where you will get the chance to see the Sri Lankan leopard that is commonly found in this park. Take a safari here and see all that this renowned wildlife park has to offer. Furthermore, experience glamping at the Big Game Tented Campsite where you will stay.

Ride south to the golden beaches of Unawatuna where you can lounge around and relax. Your last cycling trail will be to the fort in Galle where you will be able to see the various influences that the colonists had on architecture, culture, and history.

This tour offers you the chance to feel part of the communities and attractions you visit which is a benefit that cannot be enjoyed from the confinement of an enclosed vehicle. We offer you an intimate tour of the country that will make exploring Sri Lanka a real adventure.


No of cycling days: 12 

Moderate [Soft x 4 |  Moderate x 7 |  Hard x 1]

Avg Km / day: 52 km


Detailed Itinerary


  • Meet at the Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB) 

  • Overnight stay at Suriya Arana (or similar), Negombo (BB)

Upon your arrival at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake, you will be transferred to a nearby hotel in the coastal town of Negombo where you will spend your first night. Relax at your accommodation before having a pre-dinner meeting with your cycle guide(s) in order to discuss the cycling programme.

The more you tell us about you, the more it will help us to tailor make your dream cycling tour in Sri Lanka

Phone: (+94) 70 222 8 222

email: info@cyclingholidayssrilanka.com

With an outline of the trip ahead, leader Eshan, took 16 cyclists on a journey of discovery. We cycled highways (not too busy) and byways (minor roads, lanes and canal paths) through rural Sri Lanka, mostly completing our 60km per day in time for Rice & Curry. Crew took our bikes when we finished cycling, cleaned and serviced them ready to cycle each morning - great service. We visited significant historical locations, spectacular locations, nature reserves and local villages or shops for lunch, supporting local economy. Our group was exhilarated, a little worn-out and would recommend the trip.


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Includes and Excludes

  • Accommodation in the above mentioned hotels/ campsites

  • Meals as per the programme

  • Well-experienced cycling guides, their meals and accommodation.

  • Well Experienced location/site guides when needed

  • Backup vehicle for cycle transportation.

  • Passenger transportation whenever necessary. [Van or Mini Coach ]

  • Entrance fees to the sites and cost of activities

  • Snacks & water during the rides.

  • Government taxes and service charges.

  • Any International or Domestic flights.

  • Any Visa fee or ETA fee. (Electronic Travel Authorization)

  • Christmas & New Year Eve dinner supplement. (24th & 31st December)

  • Perahera Supplement at Kandy Hotel during the Perahera Period.

  • Any additional beverage or food.

  • Early Check-in or Late Checkout Charges at Hotels.

  • Cost of optional activities/sites (Whale Watching/ Galle Cinnamon experience)

  • Any tips to the staff.

  • Any expense of personal requirements telephone, laundry, hotel extra bills etc.)

  • Any additional expenses , other than mentioned in the inclusions list above.