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Cycling Tour Sri Lanka: 10 Nights / 11 Days

This tour offers the ideal opportunity to immerse yourself in the local culture while you ride through the island. Starting from the coast in Negombo, travel inland to explore the ancient sites on offer in the cultural triangle region before steadily climbing to wide plains and tea plantations. Search for Elephants in Udawalawe National Park before making your way to the beach for a well-earned rest.


  • 4 UNESCO world heritage sites
  • Cycle through a variety of unique landscapes
  • Elephant safari at Udawalawe National Park

Arrival --> Negombo --> Dambulla --> Sigirya --> Polonnaruwa --> Knuckles --> Kandy --> Nuwara Eliya --> Udawalawe NP --> Mirissa --> Departure

DAY 1 

  • Welcome on arrival and transfer to a hotel in the coastal town of Negombo.
  • Short ride around Negombo and surrounding area.
  • Overnight in hotel in Negombo

Airport-Negombo: 20 mins. Cycling: 10km

DAY 2 

  • Travel to Dambulla, riding along certain stretches of the route. Stop in Kurunegala for lunch.
  • Visit the Cave Temples of Dambulla and proceed to nearby hotel.
  • Overnight hotel in Dambulla/Sigiriya

Cycling: 40km (390m ascent and descent)

DAY 3  

  • Climb the 200m high Sigiriya Rock Fortress in the morning.
  • Ride from Sigiriya to Polonnaruwa.
  • Overnight guest house in Polonnaruwa.

Cycling: 60km (340m ascent and descent)


  • Spend the day cycling around the archeological sites of Polonnaruwa, the Parakkrama Lake and surrounding villages.
  • Overnight guest house in Polonnaruwa.

Cycling: 35km (210m ascent and descent)


  • Cycle and drive to Kandy, passing through the Knuckles Mountain Range and the Matale Spice Gardens on the way.
  • Overnight hotel in Kandy.

Cycling: 60km (600m ascent and 500m descent)


  • Rest day.
  • City tour and early evening visit to the sacred Temple of the Tooth, one of the world’s most important Buddhist shrines.
  • Overnight hotel in Kandy.


  • Drive through the picturesque central highlands to Nuwara Eliya. Stop on the way to visit a tea plantation.
  • Optional 18km ride up to the tea plantation. (Steep climb on a good tarmac)
  • Afternoon at leisure in Nuwara Eliya.
  • Overnight hotel in Nuwara Eliya.

Cycling (optional): 18km (900m ascent)


  • Ride along upcountry roads to see Bambarakanda Waterfall, the highest waterfall in Sri Lanka.
  • Proceed by vehicle to Udawalawe.
  • Overnight campsite in Udawalawe.

Bambarakanda-Udawalawe: 3 hours         Cycling: 50km (970m ascent and 2000m descent)

DAY 9 

  • Early morning safari at Udawalawe National Park to see herds of wild elephants.
  • Cycle from the Udawalawe to Mirissa, on the southern coastline, for a beach stay.
  • Overnight beach hotel in Mirissa.

Cycling: 60km (80m descent)

DAY 10

  • Spend the day relaxing on the beach.
  • Whale watching optional. (Nov-April)
  • Overnight beach hotel in Mirissa.

DAY 11 

  • Transfer to the airport for your flight back home.

Beach-Airport: 2-3 hours


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