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Client's Testimonials

We both had a  fantastic time. It was a different and very enjoyable way to experience Sri Lanka. The cycling guides were very friendly and helpful (Banda and Janaka). We believe they are fit enough for experienced cyclists. It was fantastic to have a backup vehicle. Also Kumare was very helpful and 

Excellent route! Amazing views. Challenging as well (for me it was pretty challenging, probably also due to height (less oxygen) and climate, for my boyfriend (he races in cycling competitions) it was ok, he is fitter than I am. Trekking in Horton Plains was excellent!, we enjoyed it very much !
The staff were  great company and could tell us quite a bit about the area, which made it  all very enjoyable.

Corazon Tinkelenberg and partner
Sept - 2006
"I highly recommend AB and his team at ECO TEAM, they have always provided a great service to me on my tours around Sri Lanka. They are Professional and dedicated without losing touch with the personal and friendly side of things. I only have good things to say about ECO team and would trust them to arrange any kind of holiday from bird watching to rock climbing .They can do it all. Keep up the good work guys! "
by Mads Mathiasen
Unique Trails 
March - 2006
Mountain Biking Tour
: Mountain Biking Tour
: 2Nights / 3 Days.

Highlights of the Tour

    Arrival at River Garden in Belihuloya - Adventure Capital of Sri Lanka & Biking tour in a typical Sri Lankan village - Kosgama Village .
  • Leaving to the National Park in the Highest Plateau - Horton Plain's National park. Conquer Satan's Steps on a bike & return River Garden .
  • Departure / Optional activities


  • All cycling routes are designed by Eco Team allowing cyclists to ride on village back roads avoiding main roads as much as possible.
  • Average riding per day would be about 40km on soft and moderate routes mostly.
  • There are steep climbs at hills where clients have the option to get in to the back-up vehicle which will fillow them in all cycling routes.
Day 01 - Arrival

Proceed to River Garden in time for lunch. [You may arrive at Belihuloya on your own or we could do the pickup from any where in Sri Lanka for an additional fee]

BELIHULOYA is a very picturesque and romantic hamlet situated about 160km from Colombo in the historical "Sabaragamuwa" province. This zone is a climatically transitional area linking the wet & dry zones and the hill country & the low country. This very important location has made it one of the places in the country with the highest bio-diversity. River Garden Resort is built in this little hamlet.

This is a unique place where two streams namely "Belihuloya" and "Galagamaoya" meet together creating a natural bathing area with clear unpolluted water that flows down from "Horton Plains" 2200 meters above the sea level.


The interesting feature in this cycle trail is that, it offers you a considerable diversity taking you along the main road, by roads, gravel roads through small towns, villages, paddy fields, forest patches and so on with short ups and downs and a steep uphill ride.

The easy first section of about 9km of this trail from River Garden to Ambalantenna, along the main road and past the Sabaramuwa University will warm you up for the rough ride ahead. From Ambalanthenna onwards the ride, mostly through the thick forest is interesting and rough. The road, washed off at places will make your ride more interesting by being eventful.As you enter the village of Kosgama you will be greeted by beautiful paddy fields and small village houses. This section is about 4km. Then comes, the challenge! This stretch of about 6km up to the main road at Marangahawela is one steep uphill climb. Do not despair for; the beautiful forest will give you enough of cool shade and serenity to make you keep riding.

After the tiring climb, the final phase, a downhill ride of about 12km along the main road from Marangahawela back to River Garden , will help to cool you off gradually before end of the trail.

Total cycling distance 26km.[3 ½ Hours- Moderate to Hard Cycling Route ]


  • Arrival at River Garden Resort for lunch.
  • Experience a typical Sri Lankan lunch.
  • Kosgama village Cycling Trail.
  • Dinner & night stay at a cottage or a fully serviced moveable camp in River Garden . - HB

Click here for Belihuloya Accomadation Options

Day02 - Horton Plains - Bambarakanda (HB)

Leaving to Horton Plains.

Nature walk in HORTON PLAINS NATURE RESERVE ,which is approximately 10,000 Hectares in extent, is haunted by Elk, Deer, Giant Squirrel, Wild Boar, Wild Hare , Porcupine, and a variety of Migratory birds, unique to this region. According to a recent count there are 16 Leopards in Horton Plains. If you are very lucky you may get a glimpse of a Leopard during your sojourn in the Horton Plains.


You have two options where you can travel in the vehicle for about 6 km up to "Udaweriya" estate junction & then start cycling or start the trek from the gate entrance itself. Distance to the Bambarakanda Falls from the junction is 14km. Along this trail you will cover Kingslyn estate, West Haputale estate then Bambarakanda Falls. From the falls you can either trek for another 6km & get in to your vehicle at Kalupahana to be driven to River Garden or get in to the vehicle near the falls itself.

Total cycling distance approximately 35km. [4 ½ Hours - Hard to Moderate Cycling Route ]


Within a majestic basin-shaped valley bordered by huge steep rocks and dark green forests of pines and tropic trees the highest waterfall of Sri Lanka [240.8m] plunges with two silver ropes over a vertical dark grey wall from the green saddle between Mt.Welihena and Mt. Bambaragala into a deep pool only 500m walking distance from the trail.


  • After an early breakfast or packed breakfast leaving to Horton Plains.
  • Arrival at the Horton Plains around 7.00am .
  • Trekking inside the park. Total distance of trekking in side the park would be 6km . [Graded as a soft trail]
  • Lunch will be provided in a suitable location.
  • Satan's Steps & Bambarakanda trail starting from the Horton Plains Entrance.
  • Dinner & stay at the River Garden Cottage or camp.
Day 03 - Departure

Leaving to your next destination after breakfast. [Optional Canoeing in Samanalawewe Reservoir.]


The still & calm waters of the Samanalawewa reservoir are perfect for canoeing. Whether you want to take your time and go for a leisurely paddle for a couple of hours, perhaps venturing out to the mouth of the Belihul Oya River or spend an entire day exploring the perimeter of the reservoir, you are sure to have an unforgettable experience. The Samanalawewa reservoir is named after the Sinhalese word 'samanala', meaning 'butterfly', hinting not only at the terrific number of butterflies in the area but also the actual shape of the reservoir. The word 'wewa' literally means 'tank' (another term often used to describe reservoirs). The surrounding mountains add to the idyllic setting of the reservoir. All groups will be supplied with an experienced guide and modern life jackets, and a proper orientation will be offered for those who are new to canoeing.

- End of Tour -

Our Rates
No of Pax
02 Pax
Rate per person US$

[Optional: Canoeing in Samanalawewa US $ 17 per person]

Cost Includes:
  • Entrance fees to the park.
  • Cycling Guide's & trekker fee.
  • Picnic lunch on day 2.
  • Accommodation in at the cottage / camp with meals, on half board basis.
  • Mountain Bikes in prime condition and Helmets for the entire tour.
  • Transport to Horton Plains & back to Belihuloya.
  • All government taxes & service charges including VAT.

Cost does not include:

  • Any additional beverages or food, which would be ordered extra.
  • Any tips to the staff.
  • Any personal effects not mentioned here.
  • Transport up to Belihuloya and from Belihuloya.

Payment policy: Full payment with confirmation.

Cancellation Policy:

  • 90 Days to 30 Days - 250 US $ Administrative fee or 10% of the tour fee which ever is higher.
  • 14 Days to 29 Days - 250 US $ admin fee will be charged and 50 % of the tour cost will be kept to be utilized for a future booking. Balance will be refunded.
  • 8 Days to 13 Days - 250 US $ admin fee will be charged and 75 % of the tour cost will be kept to be utilized for a future booking. Balance will be refunded.
  • Less than 7 days - 250 US $ admin fee will be charged and 100 % of the tour cost will be kept to be utilized for a future booking.

Eco Team should receive the cancellation in writing. Tour start day is not considered for computation of the period. 


  • The facilities at the camp include - accommodation in camping tents (2 persons per tent), sleeping mattresses, sheets, pillows, torches, towels, soap and flushable camping toilet facilities. Bottle water and other beverages will be provided as per request for extra cost.
  • Hot meals will be prepared by professional cooks.
  • Toilets in camp - facilities with flushable toilet tent with running water while camping
  • It is recommended to have sunglasses, sunburn lotions, insect / leech repellent and personal effects for warm / windy / rainy conditions.
  • It is recommended to use light cloths and trekking shoes or boots for trekking.

The above mentioned descriptions and programmes have been compiled after long, arduous, exploratory, and expensive work and hence is the property of Eco Team (Pvt) Ltd. Making use of these programmes/descriptions for any public or commercial programmes requires the permission of the said company.

Naturally our ready made programmes will come cheaper than the tailor make programmes. How ever we are flexible enough to do minor changes to the ready made itineraries, with out any charge.? Please write to us

Do you own programme – Visit the location and activity pages on our site and you will come across mini tours in all of those pages. By combining them you can design your own tour. We will complete it by adding on the hotels and other cultural locations you may require.

Your tour will be handled by an experienced travel consultant who will provide a personalized service.

On certain occasions our standard programmes could be cheaper  than a tailor made programme for a specific client. But rest assured that we are flexible enough to effect minor changes to a standard programme as required by you,  our valuable clients  & offer same at no extra cost. Please contact us at we will do the needful.  

You also have the facility of designing your own  programmes by visiting our location and activity pages on the website and accessing the mini tours segment in those pages & selecting an appropriate combination. Our experienced travel consultants  will then add the finishing touches to the programme & provide a costing based on same.  

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