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    Sri Lanka

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    Explore rich Sri Lankan history and culture by bike

    Itinerary

    Start Dambulla

    Ride to Dambulla cave temple; climb Sigiriya Rock

    Ride to Polunnaruwa; cycle tour of ruins

    Ride through foothills of spice growing region

    Ride to Kandy

    Free day in Kandy

    Challenging ride through tea estates to Nuwara Eliya

    Hill country ride to Ella

    Descent of 1000m, stopping at the impressive rock-cut Buddha statues at Buduruvagela; to Tissamaharama

    Morning ride to Kataragama Temple; afternoon drive to Yala N.P. for safari

    Ride through Bundala N.P. and the lagoon for spectacular birdlife; continue riding on coast to Hambantota; transfer to Ahangama

    Free day on beach; optional ride to Koggala

    Transfer to Colombo via Galle

    End Colombo

    Additional Information

    Although a compact island, Sri Lanka is incredibly diverse. Exploring on two wheels is the best way to see this rural country and to experience the way of life of its friendly people. We travel from ancient cities and the fortress at Sigiriya to the hill country towns of Kandy and Nuwara Eliya, where the cooler temperatures and lush scenery make for a relaxing ride. In the south we visit Yala National Park, where we go in search of leopard, before ending the trip on the beaches of the beautiful south coast. Most of the route is a continuous ride, and transfers are kept to a minimum. In many regions of Sri Lanka the bicycle is the most common form of transport, so travelling by bike yourself is a great way to mix with the people and to gain access to their world. This trip covers a substantial part of the island, taking in as much as possible of the scenic and cultural variety that Sri Lanka has to offer. The combination of visits to the ancient cities, great rides through the beautiful hill country, the varied wildlife, and a chance to relax on one of the many wonderful beaches, will certainly give you a taste for serendipity.

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    Details

    Duration: 14 Days
    Starts in: Sri Lanka
    Group Size: 5-16

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