Cycle Sri Lanka

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5.0 Based on 2 Reviews
  • COVID-19protected
  • Bicycle tour
  • National parks
  • Cultural, religious and historic sites
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  • duration 14 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 14+ yrs
  • max group size 17
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Negombo, Sri Lanka
  • Ends Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • +10
Tour with Flexible Booking Policy
  • Change dates It is free to change your tour start date within 30 days of departure.
  • Choose a different tour Select a new tour run by the same tour operator within 30 days of departure.
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Cycle Backroads and tea plantations Ride through the rural villages and hill country of Sri Lanka's central highlands
  • Sigiriya The stunning cave temples at Dambulla and the mountain top fortress of King Kassapa
  • Polonnaruwa Explore the ancient city of Polonnaruwa by bike
  • Kandy Lovely gardens and the unique Temple of the Tooth
Starting in Negombo and ending in Colombo, the "Cycle Sri Lanka" trip is a guided bicycle tour that takes 14 days. You will travel through Nuwara Eliya, Udawalawe National Park, Bundala National Park and 9 other destinations in Sri Lanka. "Cycle Sri Lanka" is a small group trip which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Completing a circular journey this trip takes in ancient temples and fortresses, cycling through tea plantations and across the scenic trails of the Knuckles Range. Leaving the coast behind we explore the ancient city of Polonnaruwa on two wheels before steadily climbing to wide plains. Search for leopard in Yala National Park before making our way to the beach for a well-earned rest. Cycle Sri Lanka - Ride the backroads, villages, Knuckles Range and central highlands of Sri Lanka Polonnaruwa, Dambulla and Sigiriya - Wander through ancient cities, painted cave temples and climb the dramatic 'Sky Fortress' Kandy and the Hill Country - Explore the 'temple of the Tooth' and cycle the lush tea plantations in cooler climates
5 - Excellent
Based on 2 reviews
  • Jane
  • On Aug 02 2020
5 - Excellent
“I was worried about travelling to SriLanka in wake of the bombings last year but the country and its people were welcoming and the country was incredibly safe.”
  • Lizzie
  • On Mar 02 2020
5 - Excellent
“This trip was a make or break trip for me with Explore, after a couple of poor quality trips previously. It was a make-I had an amazing time! The bikes were much better quality than on previous trips and were well suited to the trip, which made all the difference. The tour guide Cham was also excellent. The cycling was nice and challenging too, with varied routes and scenery. Overall we did and saw a whole variety of things, so I feel as though I saw a lot of Sri Lanka. Being vegetarian, it was great to be able to find an array of tasty food wherever we went.”
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  • Day 1 : Join tour Negombo
  • Day 2 : Morning cycle ride. Afternoon visit Dambulla cave temple
  • Day 3 : Climb Lion Rock, then cycle to Polonnaruwa
  • Day 4 : Pedal to Polonnaruwa archaeological site and village
  • Day 5 : Cycle and drive to Kandy, visit spice gardens en route
  • Day 6 : Explore Kandy on foot
  • Day 7 : Into the beautiful highlands, colonial Nuwara Eliya and tea plantation visit
  • Day 8 : Highlands cycle. Visit Bambarakanda waterfall
  • Day 9 : Cycle to Udawalawe National Park; optional safari
  • Day 10 : Cycle country roads to Yala National Park; optional safari
  • Day 11 : Ride along the coast through Bundala National Park
  • Day 12 : Cycle the coastal backroads and visit Galle
  • Day 13 : Day at leisure in Mirissa
  • Day 14 : Tour ends at Colombo airport
  • 13 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 2 Dinners
  • Beacon Beach Hotel (1 night)
  • Kassapa Lions Rock (1 night)
  • Hotel Sudu Araliya (2 nights)
  • Mahaweli Reach Hotel (2 nights)
  • Windsor Hotel (1 night)
  • Sennya Resorts Belihuloya (1 night)
  • Centuria Lake Resort (1 night)
  • Mandara Rosen Hotel (1 night)
  • Mandara Resort Mirissa (3 nights)
  • Driver(s)
  • Bus
  • Explore Tour Leader / Cycle guide
  • Local Guide(s)
  • Bicycle
  • Any international flights to Negombo and from Colombo are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Cycle Sri Lanka tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Cycle Sri Lanka tour. You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 59 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 15 November 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 15 November 2021, a deposit of 10% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 59 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Cycle Sri Lanka tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Cycle Sri Lanka tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

For Solo Travelers

A twin share room may not always be available for solo travelers as it depends on the final number of people on the tour. If you have picked twin share room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. A single room might then be available against an additional fee.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • The average size of this tour is just 12 people.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented on this tour. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will furthermore be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Various COVID-19 distancing measures have been implemented on this trip to ensure the safety of each traveller.
  • This tour has implemented COVID-19 protocols that are guided by the WTTC (World Travel & Tourism Council), UNWTO (World Tourism Organisation), the European Commission and local government regulations. It amongst others take into account personal protection, extensive disinfecting and social distancing measures.
If you have any question about this tour or need help with planning a trip, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We're ready to help.
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