Discover the heart and soul of Sri Lanka on a self-guided cycling adventure. Explore the islands’ rich history, vibrant culture and hints of a colonial past. Enjoy delicious cuisine, warm locals, and the glow of the tropical sun, as well as a luscious green landscape and diverse array of wildlife. This incredible self-guided cycle tour runs from Kandy to Galle.
Once known as Serendib, Ceylon, and now Sri Lanka, this amazingly diverse country is ideal for cycling, with a beautiful coastline and spectacular highland scenery. It welcomes you with great food, excellent accommodation and very friendly, engaging people.
A small island with a big heart, Sri Lanka is known for its tea plantations and it is these very plantations you'll be riding through on your adventure, also taking in the cloud city of Kandy with its sacred Buddha tooth relic and pleasant climate. You ride by Horton Plains Reserve up in the high plateau and cycle through the stunning Udawalawe & Sinharaja National Parks, where spotting wildlife is almost guaranteed. Finishing your tour on the southern coast with its crashing surf, relaxed vibe and fascinating fort.
435 KM riding. The terrain is a mix of paved and unpaved roads on secondary roads and quiet country lanes. There are a few sustained climbs (although not too steep) at times and some thrilling descents.
Peak Season: For tours commencing from December 23 through January 3 and July 15 through August 15, there is a peak season surcharge of 15% on the price of this tour due to hotel rate increases at these times of year.
Deposit payment: $625 USD
Single room option: $950 USD
Solo rider option: $1350 USD
Visit at a tea factory along your journey to learn about the process of tea making and sample a cup.
Cycle into Udawalawe National Park where you can take a jeep ride to glimpse the extensive elephant population.
Make your way to the Sinharaja Rainforest where you’ll stay in an eco-lodge surrounded by rainforest activity.
Pedal to the imposing Galle fort on the coast before exploring the city.
WHAT MAKES US STAND OUT
The beauty of a self-guided tour is that, though the exploration is on your own, we’ve taken care of all the details for you. This means that the route is planned out and programmed into a GPS system and app and your luggage will be waiting for you at one of our chosen accommodations. This bike exploration of Sri Lanka combines all the fun of an independent adventure with our expertise and knowledge of the area, the must-see sights and best places to eat in order to make your experience more directed and enjoyable.