Cycling Tour in Sri Lanka

Did you know how thrilling cycling can be in Sri Lanka?

Sri Lanka is an excellent cycling destination, with well-maintained routes and diverse, scenic natural settings. There is so much to appreciate, from old religious and cultural sites to rain forests, national parks, mountains, animals, and magnificent coastline and there is no better way to explore than by bicycle, as the views, the feels, and everything that goes with cycling come in abundance in Blue Lanka Tours’ cycling tour.

For generations, adventurers and traders have been lured to this Indian Ocean pearl. Many travelers, from Marco Polo to Paul Theroux, have been inspired by the island’s wide variety of topography and animals within a tiny geographical space. Monkeys, crocodiles, elephants, leopards, and unique bird speciaes are among the island’s natural species. Following the end of a 30-year civil war in 2009, Sri Lanka is quickly becoming a popular cycling vacation destination, Blue Lanka Tours is more than excited to bring forward a Cycling Tour for all cyclists who are keen to explore Sri Lanka – a truly diverse nation that has everything to offer.

Sri Lanka in a Cycle

Blue Lanka Tours’ cycling tour in Sri Lanka begins with a very exciting morning ride to the Negombo Fish Market and then continues bypassing the fishing areas of Chillaw as we ride on to explore the cultural triangle; the historic Sinhalese ‘King’s Land,’ encountering medieval ruins and holy temples. There is nothing like getting on your cycling and taking a historic memory lane down to the stories of our great kinds in Anuradhapura , Polonnaruwa and Dambulla kingdoms. Take the next destination cycling tour to Kandy, where the final Sri Lankan bastion to resist colonial invaders in the nineteenth century. There is lots to see and enjoy here, set in the rainforest with an outstanding religious temple and beautiful
gardens. Our Blue Lanka Tours, cycling vacation continues as we pedal through the sensational hill country – get off from Nanu Oya and hop on your cycle as you progress to Nuwara Eliya town. There is nothing like the cool climes tempting at your skin.

The exciting ride continues to Udawalawe through beautiful sights of Water Falls and a mini detour trek. From waking up the next day to taking your jeep safari at Udawalawe National Park, the cycling continues down South, where the beautiful coastal line boasts the tropics of Sri Lanka. With many activities waiting for you down the Southern costal line, we continue on to old Galle, a 16th century walled city where our cycling adventure comes to a close. From Galle, you will be taken back Colombo city escapes where you may take a cycling tour in the city closing curtains to a rather perfectly splendid Cycling Tour with Blue Lanka Tours.

At a glance

Trip length

13 days


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When to go

All year around


Airport – Hotel – Tour attractions – Airport

Picture your self

Cycling through Sri Lanka

Exploring Anuradhapura & Polonnaruwa on your cycles

Riding through the hill country in Nuwara Eliya

Not to miss in this tour

HandicraftsHandicrafts and the making of them are a delight to your eyes

ElephantExperience the Sri Lankan Batik culture

GemsThe importance of gems in Sri Lanka

souvenirsLittle shops that have souvenirs for friends and family

Day 1 BIA to Negombo

• Airport Pickup & Transfer to Negombo
• Overnight stay in Negombo+

Riding Distance: None

Day 2 Negombo to Anuradhapura

• Morning Go on a Test-Ride to Negombo Fish Market. Also Glimpse into the
Dry Fish Industry – Notes: The fish market in Negombo is closed on Sundays.
• Then Cycle to Chilaw passing Fishing Villages, Coconut Plantations, Tile
Factories and Scenic Dutch Canal
• Get Into The Vehicle from Chilaw and Transfer to Anuradhapura
• Overnight stay in Anuradhapura

Riding Distance: Approx. 40kms/25 Miles, Mostly Flat with Approx. 170m/560ft of Elevation

Day 3 Anuradhapura

• Exploration of Anuradhapura Ancient City by Bicycles
• Pay a Visit to See the Sacred Sri Maha Bodhi Tree
• Visit to Isurumuniya Temple
• Afternoon Jeep Safari in Wilpattu National Park
• Overnight stay in Anuradhapura

Riding Distance: Approx. 37kms/23 Miles, Mostly Flat with Approx. 130m/430ft of Elevation

Polonnaruwa Watadage
Day 4 Anuradhapuara to Polonnaruwa

• Cycle to Ritigala from Anuradhapura Passing Paddy Fields, Man-Made Water Tanks
and Jungle Patches
• Exploration of Ancient Ritigala Monastery
• Transfer to Polonnaruwa by vehicle
• Overnight stay in Polonnaruwa

Riding Distance: Approx. 70km/44 Miles, Mostly Flat with Approx. 210m/690ft of Elevation Gain

Dambulla Cave Temple
Day 5 Plonnaruwa to Dambulla

• Morning Exploration of Polonnaruwa Ancient City by Cycles
• Transfer to Dambulla by Vehicle
• Visit to Dambulla Cave Temple
• Evening Take a Ride Along the Shores of Kandalama Lak
• Overnight stay in Dambulla

Distance: Approx. 10km/06 Miles

Day 6 Dambulla to Kandy

• Morning Cycle to Sigiriya from Dambulla
• Exploration of Sigiriya Rock Fortress
• Jump back on your bike and pedal your way to Matale Passing Spice Plantations and
Pleasant Countryside
• Transfer to Kandy from Matale by Vehicle
• Check-Into The Hotel and Relax
• Overnight stay in Kandy

Riding Distance: Approx. 50km/31 Miles, Mostly Flat with Approx. 150m/500ft of Elevation

Mandaram Nuwara
Day 7 Kandy to Nuwara Elliya

• Morning Blessings at Kandy Tooth Relic Temple
• Embark on a scenic train trip to Nanu Oya
• Arrive in Nanu Oya Railway Station. Cycle to Nuwara Eliya
Enjoy an Authentic Tamil Meal from a Local Kiosk
• Overnight Stay in Nuwara Eliya

Riding Distance: Approx. 26.5 – 43km/16-27Miles

Nuwara Elliya
Day 8 Nuwara Elliya

• Cycling Tour in Nuwara Eliya Covering Below Places
• A Tea Plantation and Tea Factory along with Tea Plucking and Tea Tasting
• Ride Through Ambewela Farm – an Area Known for its Dairy Farms
• Stop at a Strawberry Farm
• Enjoy an Authentic Tamil Meal from a Local Kiosk
• Paddle Around the Lake Gregory and Enjoy a Scenic Boat Ride if Time Permits
• Visit to Old Post Office
• Overnight Stay in Nuwara Eliya

Riding Distance: Approx. 43km/27Miles

Day 9 Nuwara Elliya to Udawalawa

• Bike ride to Haldummulla to Visit Babarakanda Falls
• Stop by at Haldummulla and Trek to Witness Babarakanda Waterfall
• Continue the Journey from Bike and Road is Down Hills
• Check-Into The Hotel and Relax
• Overnight stay in Udawalawe

Riding Distance: Approx. 49km/30Miles, Downhil

Udawalawe National Park
Day 10 Udawalawa to Galle

• Morning Jeep Safari in Udawalawe National Park
• Cycle to Mirissa. This is an Enjoyable and Continual Downhill Coast to The
• Conclude the Ride at Wijaya Beach – a Lovely Spot Overlooking the Beach. Enjoy a
pizza for an afternoon snack.
• Short vehicle transfer to the Hotel
• Overnight stay in Galle

Riding Distance: Approx. 39km/24 Miles, Flat with Approx. 60m/200ft of Elevation Gain.

Day 11 Galle

• Morning Relax By The Beach
• Experience and Learn the Art of Wood Carving, Creating and Painting Your Own
Take Home Mask with the Guidance of a Professional Artist
• Evening Enjoy a Stroll Around the Historic Fort
• Watch the Sunset from The Rampart
• Overnight stay in Galle

Riding Distance: None

Day 12 Galle to Colombo

• Transfer to Colombo
• Exploration of Colombo City | Optional By Bicycles
• Relax at The Hotel
• Overnight stay in Colombo

Riding Distance: None

SriLankan Airline 02
Day 13 Colombo to BIA

• Overnight stay in Colombo
• Airport Transfer

Trail on the ground


Q. How can I transport my bicycle?
A. By vehicle which we allocate exclusively for the transportation of bicycles.

Q. Is Tamil food spicy?
A. A typical Tamil meal consists of many spicy and non-spicy dishes. Many of these dishes are generally mixed and eaten with steamed rice, which is the staple food of the region.

Q. Is Ayurvedic Spa available at hotels?
A. Yes most of the hotels have spa facility.

Q. Where can I shop for souvenirs?
A. Colombo, Inamaluwa, Kandy, Galle

Real people, real views

How they experienced it

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Insightful Tips

  • Always take clothes that are very comfortable and easy
  • You proper cycling gear is extremely important
  • Don’t forget your cameras
  • Pack some thambili water (King coconut) – this is nature’s best isotonic drink.

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