Sri Lanka - Classic

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14 Day(s)
Moderate
572 Km
avg 52 Km
Guided

Negombo - Udawalawe - Belihuloya - Galle

Sri Lanka is a fantastic cycling destination, with well-surfaced roads and diverse, beautiful natural surroundings. From ancient religious and cultural sites to rain forests, national parks, mountains, wildlife and stunning coastline, there is so much to enjoy and no better way to explore than by bicycle. For centuries adventurers and traders have been drawn to this jewel in the Indian Ocean. The island has been inspiration to many adventurers from Marco Polo to Paul Theroux, renowned for a rich variety of terrain and wild life within a small land space. Species native to the island include monkeys, crocodiles elephants leopards and exotic peacocks. Moving forwards from a 30-year civil war which ended in 2009, Sri Lanka is fast becoming a popular cycling holiday destination.

The redspokes Sri Lanka Classic bicycle tour begins in West coast Negombo with beaches and sea views. We travel through ancient capital city Kurunegala, surrounded by imposing mythological 'animal rocks' and on to the extraordinary Sigiriya fortress with its series of moats, ramparts and water gardens. We explore the cultural triangle, the ‘King's Land’ of the ancient Sinhalese by bicycle, discovering medieval ruins and sacred temples.  Our cycling tour continues on into the highlands through cloud forest and hill stations arriving at Udawalawe National Park.

We ride on to reach the southern tip of Sri Lanka, arriving at Mirissa, a coastal resort and fishing port with idyllic palm fringed beach. After making a stop in historic Galle, you will be transferred back to Negombo where the tour ends.


Information

Tour Location

Country:
SriLanka
From:
Negombo
To:
Negombo

Tour Information

Guiding:
Guided
Duration:
14 Days
Level:
Moderate
More Options:
Go custom or private|Loop/Roundtrip|Electric Bike
Tour Language:
English
Cost From:
GBP 1695

Tour Distance & Dates

Distance:
572 Km
Riding Days:
11
Month(s):
January|February|March|November|December
Departure:
10 Nov, 22 Dec 2019 12 Jan, 23 Feb, 8 Mar 2020

Additional Information

Accommodation:

Double Occupancy / Twin Share

Single Supplement: From £425

Inclusions

Back-up vehicle
Mid-range/good hotels or guesthouses with air conditioning or ceiling fans and en-suite facilities
Breakfasts and evening meals will be taken at the guesthouse/hotels. On moving on days the support crew will provide light lunches. Mineral water will be paid for from a kitty.
All vehicle transfers to and from airports and vehicle support with baggage transfers
English-speaking guide
All visits/trips as per the itinerary

Exclusions

International flights
Some meals in transit, and on rest days
Travel insurance (mandatory)
Visa costs are, Laos £20, Vietnam £48
Optional sights
Tipping

Options

Bike Hire: From £200
E-Bike Hire: From £370

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