"Traveling by bicycle allows time and intimacy to absorb a place with all of your senses" - This sentiment perfectly captures the 2-week cycling experience in Sri Lanka for Jo Ann, an explorer, photographer and writer. The story of her journey across the country introduces you to this scenic yet sensational destination and will leave you dreaming of your own trip.
A few years ago, I moved back to New York City from Colorado where I did a lot of road biking. Missing the easy outdoor access of Colorado but having time to travel created an opportunity to combine the two in an adventurous way. After researching bike travel in Asia I discovered Grasshopper Adventures and found a new way to enjoy two favorite activities; cycling and travel.
Traveling by bicycle allows time and intimacy to absorb a place with all of your senses. There are no bus or car windows to gaze through, each bump on the road is felt, and every day is charged with unexpected adventures and encounters with local people. Every smile and "hi/hello/bye" exchanged with strangers, while rolling along on our bikes, is one of the many reasons why I travel with Grasshopper Adventures. It is an up close and personal experience with a twist of local culture and anyone can do it. Being curious and with a basic level of fitness are the only requirements needed for this style of travel!