Cycle the Back Roads of Sri Lanka

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  • See the magnificent cave temple at Dambulla
  • Climb the rock fortress at Sigiriya for breath-taking views
  • Explore the old, ruined city of Polonnaruwa
  • Discover the fascinating town of Kandy
  • Ride through tea estates to Nuwara Eliya
  • Search for leopards in Yala National Park



Day 1

Start Sigiriya

Day 2

Ride to Dambulla cave temple; climb Sigiriya Rock
Day 3
Ride to Polonnaruwa; cycle tour of ruins
Day 4
Ride through foothills of spice-growing region
Day 5
Free day in Kandy
Day 6
Challenging ride through tea estates to Nuwara Eliya

Day 7

Morning ride to Nuwara Eliya town and tea factory; afternoon free
Day 8
Hill country ride to Ella
Day 9
Descent, stopping at the rock-cut Buddha statues at Buduruvagela; to Tissamaharama
Day 10
Morning ride to Kataragama Temple; afternoon drive to Yala National Park for safari
Day 11
Ride through Bundala National Park and by the lagoon for spectacular birdlife; continue riding on the coast to Hambantota; transfer to Ahangama
Day 12
Free day on beach; optional ride to Koggala
Day 13
Transfer to Colombo via Galle
Day 14
End Colombo


  • 10 days cycling (including one optional ride) with full vehicle support
  • 95 percent paved roads, five percent unsurfaced
  • Routes mostly follow quiet backroads, with frequent climbs
  • Group normally 4 to 16, plus leader and driver. Minimum age: 16
  • 11 nights in hotels, two nights in guesthouses, all en suite
  • E-bikes available to hire
  • Countries visited: Sri Lanka


  •  All breakfasts and 10 lunches
  • All accommodation
  • All transport and listed activities
  • Tour leader throughout
  • Local bike hire


  • Travel insurance
  • Single accommodation (available on request)
  • Visas or vaccinations
  • E-bike hire




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