This four-day cycle gets you right into the historic heart of Sri Lanka. We start the ride by heading to the significant and ancient Sigiriya rock fortress. Not only do we explore the sites of the area, but you'll also engage with the people of the area with a great home-cooked meal included as a culturally immersive part of the journey.
The coming days will be filled with a deeper exploration of the area, along with some stunning riding along ancient reservoirs, which is the perfect chance to see Sri Lanka’s diverse birdlife. To finish off the tour, we head deep into tea plantation country, where we’ll step back in time to stay at a carefully selected tea bungalow set in stunning nature for an authentic experience in Sri Lankan heritage with plenty of stories of times gone by.
Finishing off in Kandy sets you up perfectly to continue your holiday with us on our Sri Lanka by Bike or Sri Lanka by Bike The Easy Way tours, which continues down through the country to the southern coast port of Galle, or to carry on independently.
Pedal-assist E-bikes are an available option on this tour for $140.
This is an ‘On Request’ bike tour - We understand active travelers value flexibility and we do our best to accommodate every request. Simply propose your travel dates, bring one or more companions and you will receive our standard price - no private tour markups.
Traveling in a group of 6 or more people? Contact our team about special group pricing for our on-request tours.
200 Km riding. The terrain is a mix of sealed and unsealed roads on secondary roads and quiet country lanes, there is also a mix of elevation. Around Sigiriya, it is relatively flat but as we make our way toward the tea growing areas we approach the foothills of the central highlands and encounter a few climbs, although not too steep.
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.
Learn about the history of the Sigiriya rock fortress as you take in dramatic views of thick forests down below.
Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Golden Dambulla Caves that have been a pilgrimage site for many centuries.
Stay the night in a traditional tea estate bungalow for a better understanding of the British colonization of Sri Lanka.
Savor a home-cooked meal in a local family home as you make connections with Sri Lankans and hear their stories.
WHAT MAKES US STAND OUT
This Sri Lanka Heritage Cycle tour is scheduled upon request, meaning the planning is flexible to fit your schedule and available to a family or group of friends. As always, we make an effort to get off the beaten path with our carefully crafted itineraries that will bring you to the highlights of Sri Lanka as well as the hidden gem destinations. Enjoy cultural experiences that show you the locals’ Sri Lanka and will leave you with lasting memories and appreciation for Sri Lankan life as well as photos of its jaw-droppingly beautiful landscapes.