Independently cycle tour the ancient capitals of Sri Lanka in the heart of the cultural triangle, made famous by the Hindu and Buddhist texts from antiquity.
Start by making your way out of the mountain of Kandy, cycling the stunning "18-bends road". Pedal through beautiful national parks towards the ancient ruins of Polonnaruwa, the 1000-year old former capital. Ride to the famous Lion's Rock in Sigiriya, the ruin of a palatial fort on the top of the 200m high rock outcrop. Then head to the hill, cycling through the tea country on the way back to Kandy. Along the way, use our suggestions to guide your chosen stops and meals and enjoy great accommodations. This adventure is yours!
407 Km riding. The terrain is a mix of sealed and unsealed roads on secondary roads and quiet country lanes. There are a few sustained climbs (although not too steep) at times and some thrilling descents.
Cycle your way out of Kandy on the famous “18 Bend Road” towards the sacred town of Mahiyanganaya.
Pedal to the ancient ruins of Polonnaruwa for an exploration of 1000-year-old Sri Lankan history.
Ride to the imposing Lion’s Rock with the ruins of an ancient palace on its summit.
Glimpse the incredibly diverse wildlife of Sri Lanka, perhaps spotting peacocks, monitor lizards, or mongoose.
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.