Cycle Sri Lanka

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  • Bicycle tour
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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 14 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 14+ years old
  • max group size 16
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  • Starts Negombo, Sri Lanka
  • Ends Colombo, Sri Lanka
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  • Change dates It is free to change your tour start date within 30 days of departure.
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Cycling allows you to get closer to the real Sri Lanka, with a leopardspotting safari and scenic train trip taking the sightseeing to the next level. 
  • From the sensational seafood of Negombo to the pulsing night markets of Colombo, Sri Lanka a feast for the senses. Optional ‘foodcrawls’ in most locations connect you with the best local street food. 
  • Step back in time as you explore Sri Lanka’s most important religious and heritage sites, including the Temple of Tooth Relic and Kataragama. 
  • Forget the coffee stops, this is Le Tour with a twist. Visit a tea factory in Giragama for a guided tour and taste of Sri Lanka’s most beloved beverage. 
Start in Negombo and end in Colombo, the "Cycle Sri Lanka" trip is a guided bicycle trip that takes 14 days. You will travel through Mirissa, Polonnaruwa, Yala National Park and 7 other destinations in Sri Lanka. "Cycle Sri Lanka" is a small group trip which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Ride through tea plantations, quaint fishing villages, and swathes of lush green jungle on this cycling adventure from Negombo to Colombo. Sri Lanka is gaining traction as one of Asia’s most exciting new destinations and it’s not hard to see why. With pristine coastline, ancient ruins, rugged peaks and wildlife-filled national parks, it’s a dream for travellers who like to get active. In between two-wheeled treks, laze on the beach, ride the rails (a must in Sri Lanka), explore the country’s premier Hindu and Buddhist sites, and taste the flavours of the tantalising night markets.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS ABOUT INTREPID TRAVEL
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Based on 108 reviews
  • Tony
  • From UK
  • On Mar 27 2017
4 - Very Good
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  • Michael
  • From Canada
  • On Nov 27 2019
5 - Excellent
Michael's review for another Intrepid Travel tour
“What an adventure through Cambodia and Vietnam. Culturally immersive. Organization-wise, excellent. Had a great time and wish I could do the tour agai. Recommended.”
  • Christie
  • From Britain
  • On Jan 04 2020
4 - Very Good
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ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Negombo
  • Day 2: Anuradhapura
  • Day 3: Anuradhapura
  • Day 4: Polonnaruwa
  • Day 5: Dambulla
  • Day 6: Sigriya Rock & Kandy
  • Day 7: Kandy
  • Day 8: Hatton
  • Day 9: Tissamaharama
  • Day 10: Yala National Park
  • Day 11: Mirissa
  • Day 12: Mirissa & Galle
  • Day 13: Colombo
  • Day 14: Colombo
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • Hotels (12 nights), guesthouse (1 night)
Meals
  • 12 Breakfasts, 9 Lunches
Transport
  • Bicycle (e-bike option available , subject to availability) , Support vehicle , Train , Jeep
Guide
  • An expert tour leader
Included Activities
  • Anuradhapura - Bodhi Tree Temple
  • Anuradhapura - World Heritage Site of ancient kingdom ruins
  • Anuradhapura - Isurumuniya Temple
  • Polonnaruwa exploration
  • Kandy - Private cultural dance performance
  • Sigiriya - Lion Rock
  • Kandy - Temple of the Tooth with pooja ceremony
  • Yala/Udawalawe National Park - Wildlife safari
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • 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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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Cycle Sri Lanka tour. You can cancel the tour up to 28 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 27 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 22 October 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 22 October 2021, a deposit of 400 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 27 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.

Visa

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.

Is this trip right for you:
  • To complete this trip it is important that you are both confident and competent in riding a bicycle.
  • While the cycling distances on this trip are relatively short, the terrain of Sri Lanka is naturally hilly, so you’ll need to be reasonably fit, especially given the warm climate. The support vehicle will always be there if you need to take a break for an hour, or a day.
  • As the riding is mostly on sealed roads, with the occasional gravel path, there are no technical cycling skills required. But some downhill practice is a great idea before your trip.
  • There’s the possibility of a few hiccups along the way – perhaps a puncture here and there – but there’s no doubt this is an incredibly rewarding adventure.
  • The weather in this region varies seasonally. Be prepared to get sweaty, and for the occasional rainstorm which may require a change of plans.
  • Sri Lankan summers are very hot, with short, sharp monsoons in the south-west. Be sure to use adequate sun protection and drink plenty of water.
  • If you have issues with heights, you might like to opt out of climbing the Lion Rock at Sigiriya (Day 6). There are lots of rough, narrow steps and tight walkways to be overcome.
  • If you feel like doing all the riding but with less effort we have the option of hiring an electric bike (e-bike) on this trip.
COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene global standardised protocols have been adopted.
  • Departures will be limited to an average group size of 10 travellers to ensure COVID-19 safety for all travellers.
  • Hygiene and safety guidelines will be followed to ensure your well being is looked after during travels.
  • All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be fully vaccinated. Children aged 17 years and under must present either a negative COVID-19 test, proof of recovery or proof of full vaccination. Any customer who is unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons can apply for an exemption. Customers must provide a medical certificate from a medical professional. These new safety measures apply on all trips, except for tours in Australia, New Zealand and the Cook Islands.
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