Cycle to the Hill Land! Mountain Biking Tour (4 Nights 5 Days)
Day 01: Arrival - Bolgoda
Your Chauffeur will pick you at the Airport and transfer to a lake front resort in Bolgoda. Bolgoda is the largest fresh water lake in Sri Lanka which spread over 400 sq.km, located approximately 40 km from Colombo. Evening you are free to do a familiarization tour in the village. You may visit the village temple, or have a canoe ride in the Bolgoda Lake depend on your choice. Back to your hotel and get ready to your cycling expedition on the following day.
Day 02: Bolgoda - Kithulgala
We start our days ride after an early breakfast. Our today’s retreat will be Kithulgala which is a small village located in the western side of the capital hills. The Academy Award-winning "The Bridge on the River Kwai" was filmed on the Kelani River near Kitulgala and this is the only place in the country where we could do White Water Rafting Tours. Passing Piliyandala we will ride along the villages and by roard to Padukka where we will get in to our vehicle and travel to Avisawella. From Avissawella we paddle along the A7 road to Karawanella from where the ascend starts. Being an A grade road, there will be some traffic, (but less comparing to the other A grade roads), the day’s hardest ride will be this 24 km stretch up to Kitulgala . At Kithulgala we will take part in another thrilling event, white water rafting in Kelani River. In the evening we will ride to Beli Lena Cave, in which the 12,000 year old skeletal remains of the prehistoric ‘Balangoda man’ (Homesepiens Balangodensis) have been found. Today’s accommodation will be in Kithulgala Rest House located in the bank of the Kelani River.
Day 03: Kithulgala – Horton Plains - Nuwara Eliya
After breakfast, we will get into our vehicle and drive up to Hatton from where we start the day’s ride to Horton Plains via Ambewela. Riding along the tea plantations and small towns you will be able to experience a different people with different lifestyle. Do not forget to stop at Deven & St.Clare’s Water Falls in Thalawakela where you can visit a tea factory and taste a Cup of Sri Lankan Tea. Paddling towards Nuwara Eliya, you will encounter the Up country railway track at Thalawakele and Nanuoya.
We will proceed to Ambewela where we will get into our vehicle and drive up to Horton Plains. Horton Plains is the highest plateau in Sri Lanka and also a National Park. Being the home for some endemic flora & fauna species, Horton Plains offers its visitors a remarkable experience with world’s End and the Baker’s Falls. On completion we will ride to Nuwara Eliya if the time is permitted or we will drive to Nuwara Eliya and check in at Avian Breeze. Evening you are free to do a ride/walk around the city. Visit to the Victoria Park in the middle of the city or riding a horse in Nuwara Eliya depend of your choice. Dinner and overnight stay in Avian Breeze in Nuwara Eliya.
Day 04: Nuwara Eliya - Belihuloya
From today the descend starts. We will start descending after few kilometers ride. Along the day’s ride, you will encounter more tea plantations and tea factories. The vegetable farms and plots will be the day’s highlights while visiting the Hakgala Botanical Garden will add educational value to your riding holiday in Sri Lanka. Passing Bandarawela Town we will start a climb towards Hatupale from where you will not use your muscle power to get into Belihuloya. Check in at Belihuloya Rest House for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 05: Departure or Extended stay at Belihuloya
Leave for your next destination after the breakfast or extended stay at Belihuloya Rest House with different riding experiences.