Cycling Tour in Sri Lanka Blue Lanka Tours

Cycling Tour 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.

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

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.


BIA to Negombo

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

Riding Distance: None

air plane at air port
Negombo Beach

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

Markets to Visit in Sri Lanka
Cycle Tour


  • 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


Anuradhapuara to Polonnaruwa

  • Cycle to Ritigala from Anuradhapura Passing Paddy Fields, Man-Made Water Tanks
  • 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

Gal Viharaya

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

Rangiri Dambulla Cave Temple

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 Gain.

Kandy Temple of Tooth Relic

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

Dalada Maligawa
Nuwara Eliya

Nuwara Elliya

  • Cycling Tour in Nuwara Eliya Covering Below Places
  • A Tea Plantation and Tea Factory along with Tea Plucking and Tea Tasting Experience
  • 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

Tea estate
Ambewela Farm

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

Bambarakanda falls in Sri lanka
village life

Udawalawa to Galle

  • Morning Jeep Safari in Udawalawe National Park
  • Cycle to Mirissa. This is an Enjoyable and Continual Downhill Coast to The
  • Flatlands.
  • 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


  • 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

Sinharaja Rain Forest
Traditional mask making in Sri lanka

Galle to Colombo

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

Riding Distance: None

Red mosque colombo
Gangarama Temple Sri lanka

Colombo to BIA

  • Overnight stay in Colombo
  • Airport Transfer
air plane at air port
Air plane taking off

Journey Highlights

  • Cycling through Sri Lanka
  • Exploring Anuradhapura & Polonnaruwa on your cycles
  • Riding through the hill country in Nuwara Eliya
  • Handicrafts and the making of them are a delight to your eyes
  • Experience the Sri Lankan Batik culture
  • The importance of gems in Sri Lanka
  • Little shops that have souvenirs for friends and family

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.


Q. How can I transport my bicycle?

By vehicle which we allocate exclusively for the transportation of bicycles.

Q. Is Tamil food spicy?

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?

Yes most of the hotels have spa facility.

Q. Where can I shop for souvenirs?

Colombo, Inamaluwa, Kandy, Galle