Sri Lankan Highlights on Two Wheels in One Week (Fixed Departure)

7 Days

Fixed Departure Dates

September 20, 2024 - September 26, 2024 USD1,038
October 20, 2024 - October 26, 2024 USD1,038
November 20, 2024 - November 26, 2024 USD1,075
December 6, 2024 - December 12, 2024 USD1,075
January 10, 2025 - January 16, 2025 USD1,145
February 23, 2025 - March 1, 2025 USD1,145
April 2, 2025 - April 8, 2025 USD1,100


A comparatively short cycling tour of the major Sri Lankan tourist highlights with handpicked accommodations and a knowledgeable tour guide. Catch the best of Sri Lanka’s wildlife, historical, scenic and cultural attractions.

There is certainly no better way to truly breathe in the splendour of this island paradise than by taking a cycle tour through the country. You will be picked up from the airport and taken to a seaside retreat in Negombo where you will meet your guides and crew. Relax and recuperate before embarking on an epic cycling tour which will start with a ride to Narammala. Afterward, you will be transported to Sigiriya, where you can explore its rock fortresses as well as the ancient ruins in Polonnaruwa, the second oldest kingdom in Sri Lanka.

Pedal along the Amaban River to Pallegama and then from Riverston, which offers up a truly awe-inspiring view of the Knuckles mountain range, to the hill capital of Kandy. Truly experience the unique culture of Kandy with the tour of the city.  

Highlights at a glance

  • First you will get to visit colourful fish markets, vegetable & fruit markets… interact with the locals & learn a few “trade secrets”.
  • Witness the ancient engineering marvels at the 5th century Sigiriya Rock Fortress and join devotees at the Dambulla Cave Temple.
  • Then off to visit the 13th century mediaeval capital Polonnaruwa and discover the ruins of palaces and temples where the award winning movie “Monkey Kingdom”was also filmed.
  • Witness age-old Buddhist rituals and try your hand in traditional arts & crafts in the suburbs of Kandy; the hill capital.


Upon your arrival at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake, you will be transferred to a nearby hotel in the coastal town of Negombo where you will spend your first night. Relax at your accommodation before having a pre-dinner meeting with your cycle guide(s) in order to discuss the cycling programme.

Cycling Route: Negombo – Narammala
Distance: Approx. 60 km
Time: Approx. 5 to 6 hrs
Grading: Soft

After breakfast, you will be transferred north to the ‘start-up point’ of the cycling tour. From there you will start your cycling adventure on a soft graded track up to Narammala. This town located in the Kurunegala District is surrounded by paddy fields and coconut estates. It also holds the world’s first and only betel research lab and institute while boasting a multi-ethnic community predominantly made up of Sinhalese and Muslims. Although temperatures can rise in this part of the country, Narammala is the perfect place to begin your cycling expedition as it offers up beautiful scenery and a hospitable local community. You will cycle mainly on flat terrain with a mixture of tarred roads and concrete/dirt byroads. From Narammala, you will be transported a further 90 km to Sigiriya via vehicle.

Breakfast, Dinner

Cycling Route: Sigiriya – Polonnaruwa
Distance: Approx. 78 km
Time: Approx. 4 to 5 hrs
After an early breakfast visit the magnificent 5th century rock fortress of Sigiriya. This palace and stronghold was once inhabited by renegade King Kashyapa. It is also renowned as one of the best remaining examples of ancient urban planning. Afterwards you will continue the tour by cycling to the second most ancient kingdom of Sri Lanka, Polonnaruwa, which dates to the 13th century. The track provides a smooth route on a fairly flat and open terrain as well as taking you through a forest patch. You will cycle along the great Minneriya Tank which was built by King Mahasen. This wonderful feat of human endeavour covers an area of approximately 4,670 acres. After that you will be checked into your hotel in Polonnaruwa. Visiting the ancient city of Polonnaruwa is kept for the next morning

Breakfast, Dinner

Cycling Route: Polonnaruwa – Pallegama
Distance: Approx. 59 km
Time: Approx. 4 to 5 hrs
Grading: Soft

After breakfast you’ll be cycling through the second oldest city of Sri Lanka. Polonnaruwa is a magnificent historical site that can easily be visited by bicycle. After spending a couple of days in the warm dry zone, there is no doubt that the cooler climates of Sri Lanka’s picturesque hill country will be a welcome change. You will embark on a 59 km cycling journey from Polonnaruwa to Pallegama on a fairly flat terrain. Pedal alongside the Amaban River, which is a branch of the longest river in the country, the Mahaweli River. Pallegama is situated close to the Wasgamuwa National Park, so be on the lookout for some exotic bird species on the way. After a short break, you will be transferred to a cosy accommodation in the Knuckles range where you will spend the night.

Breakfast, Dinner

Cycling Route: Riverstone – Katugastota
Distance: Approx. 53 km
Time: Approx. 6 hrs
Grading: Moderate

Your trail begins in Riverstone which offers a magnificent view of the scenic Knuckles mountain range. This is one of the most challenging legs of the cycling tour as you will begin a steep descent through the picturesque hillside and a few forest patches as well. A few more ascents and descents await you before you reach the village of Rattota where the track will ease off. Following a brief break, you will pedal on to Katugastota, a suburb in the hill capital of Kandy, situated just 4 km away from the city centre. From here you will be transported to your hotel in Kandy.

Breakfast, Dinner

Cycling Route: Kandy & Suburbs
Distance: Approx. 53 km
Time: Approx. 4 to 5 hrs
Grading: Moderate

Today, you will spend the morning cycling through the charming landscape in Kandy. Tea plantations and quaint rural villages are a plenty in this city and a visit to the Tea Museum in Hantana is also part of the day’s itinerary. After returning to the city, we have organised a visit to the Royal Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya before taking a tour of the city itself. Kandy is one of Sri Lanka’s most important cities both historically and culturally. Known as the last bastion of the ancient kings, this hillside heaven is a living museum of the past. You can spend the rest of the day exploring the city on your own or shopping for some of the local crafts that include brassware,

Breakfast, Dinner

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake in time to catch your flight back home. Take with you a host of memories and experiences of Sri Lanka that will be second to none.




  • Accommodation in the above mentioned hotels/ campsites
  • Meals as per the programme
  • Well-experienced cycling guides, their meals and accommodation.
  • Well Experienced location/site guides when needed
  • Backup vehicle for cycle transportation.
  • Passenger transportation whenever necessary. [Van or Mini Coach ]
  • Entrance fees to the sites and cost of activities
  • Snacks & water during the rides.
  • Government taxes and service charges.


  • Any International or Domestic flights.
  • Any Visa fee or ETA fee. (Electronic Travel Authorization)
  • Christmas & New Year Eve dinner supplement. (24th & 31st December)
  • Perahera Supplement at Kandy Hotel during the Perahera Period.
  • Any additional beverage or food.
  • Early Check-in or Late Checkout Charges at Hotels.
  • Cost of optional activities/sites (Whale Watching/ Galle Cinnamon experience)
  • Any tips to the staff.
  • Any expense of personal requirements telephone, laundry, hotel extra bills etc.)
  • Any additional expenses , other than mentioned in the inclusions list above.
What happens after I confirm the tour?

When it comes to the accommodation, all the reservations are subject to availability at the time of confirmation, and as soon as we have received the payment, our Tour Operations Team will take in charge of your tour and proceed with the reservations. In case a hotel mentioned in your itinerary has no availability, we will find you an alternative. No changes will be done without your approval!

Will I receive a schedule with exact timings for my tour?

We will make a rough day-by-day schedule for your tour, but won’t set you exact timings for each and every activity – unless there is a an activity which start at a specific time. Since you will be traveling by private vehicle, with a knowledgeable driver-guide, we want you to have your part in decision making. With the help from him, you may tune the schedule to your rhythm.

Am I allowed to do any extra stops or visits?

Along the destinations included in your itinerary, you are free to take as many stops as you want to. When it comes to additional visits and destinations that are located out of the original route, the extra kilometers will be taken in consideration. For your journey, we will calculate a total mileage that is sufficient for the whole tour and mentioned in your itinerary. If this limit is exceeded, we will charge a supplement according the extra mileage.

Am I allowed to do any changes to my itinerary during the tour?

We’ll do our best to accommodate the programme in your needs and wishes, if something urgent occurs during your tour. In a situation that requires changing the accommodation, the cancellation policies of the hotels concerned are to be taken on account.

Will I need a visa?

Since the 1st of January 2012, all travelers must be in possession of a visa when arriving in Sri Lanka. Citizens from Singapore and The Maldives are the only exempt. Visitors can apply for the official Electronic Travel Authorization (visa) via, or upon arrival at the airport. There is a small fee to pay, and you must have at least six months left on your passport at the time of travel to obtain one.

Are credit cards widely accepted?

MasterCard and Visa are widely used and accepted by many local shops, restaurants and hotels, but it’s always better to double check. Other major cards such as AmEx and DinersClub are accepted often also.

The important stuff

Sri Lanka is a nation where religion and culture occupy an important place in the day-to-day lives of the local people. It is important to be aware of the customs and practices that are particular to the location you are visiting, so here are a few general tips to keep in mind during your travels. Your guide will assist you with more detailed information.

  • If you plan on visiting any temples, ancient or current, you should wear clothing that covers your body from your shoulders down to your knees. Head coverings such as caps or helmets should be removed and shoes must be taken off at the entrance. White coloured clothing is generally a good choice to go with here.
  • Some religious places do not allow photography or videography without prior permission and some may not allow it at all. Refer to signage or ask your guide about the policy or protocol. Don’t try to photograph or take videos without permission.
  • If you have any tattoos associated with Buddhism, Hinduism or Islamism, it’s best that you cover them completely in public places. 
  • Smoking is prohibited in indoor public places, workplaces and on public transport.

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Sri Lankan Highlights on Two Wheels in One Week (Fixed Departure)
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    The hotels, tours, add-ons, and guides who are part of this programme are carefully vetted, so that you enjoy the highest quality standards and enjoy your tour with peace of mind. At any given point of the tour you will always be within reach of your guide, either physically or via phone (e. G: when you are out exploring on your own), for any assistance.