Cycling in the Hills - Mountain Biking Tour (6 Nights - 7 Days)

TOUR ITINERARY

Day 01 : Arrival - Sigirya

Upon the arrival at Katunayaka International Airport, our Chauffeur will pick you up and transfer to Sigiriya. Check in at Sigiriya Village Hotel. In the evening you are free to do a familiarization tour around the area to warm up for the cycle tour which is going to be start on the following day. Dinner and overnight stay at Sigiriya Village Hotel.

Day 02 : Sigiriya - Polonnaruwa - Giritale

After the breakfast at Sigiriya Village Hotel and start the first session of the days trail from Hotel to Sigiriya Rock. This is small stretch and you will climb the gigantic Sigiriya Rock Fortress; the magnificent creation by King Kashyapa II in the 8th Century AD. Once you back to the foot, you will start the second spell of the day from Sigiriya Rock to Polonnaruwa via Minneriya National Park. If you are lucky you will be able to spot some wildlife while on your cycling trail. Lunch could be arranged at Polonnaruwa and after the lunch you can have a ride around the Polonnaruwa ancient city. On completion, either you can get into your vehicle and proceed to Giritale or you can continue up to Giritale in your bicycle. Check in at Giritale Hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 03 : Giritale - Bakamuna - Kandy

After having breakfast, we will start cycle to Kandy via Bakamuna and Elahera. This is a quite long ride and you can get in to your vehicle at any point. Some parts of the road are under construction where you may get disturbed in some points. Once you get to the Kandy-Jaffna A9 route, from there you can get in to your vehicle and proceed to Kandy. In the evening you can visit the Temple of Sacred Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha. You have the option of do a city tour in Kandy and visit a cultural show will add more value to your cycling tour.

Day 04 : Kandy - Ragala - Nuwara Eliya

Today we will start the most adventurous part of the cycle trail where you will be have to use your best riding skills. Even though the road is good, but the elevation is quite high. You will start from 500m elevation and ride up to 1868m elevation above the mean sea level. However with the diversity of the trail, we believe that you wont feel much tired. Riding along the tea plantations, vegetable farms, hill country villages etc will give you a diverse experience. Upon your arrival at Nuwara Eliya, check in at Galway Forest Lodge. In the evening you can walk in the city on your own. Dinner and overnight stay at Galway Forest Lodge in Nuwara Eliya.

Day 05: Nuwara Eliya - Horton Plains - Belihuloya

Early morning we will leave for Horton Plains National Park with packed breakfast. This is your last trail of your 7 days trip in Sri Lanka and this is also another unique experience. Riding through the vegetable farms, misty mountains will make your tour a remarkable riding experience. This is the highest elevated national park in the country and only national park in which walking is permitted. Once you reach the park entrance, you can either get down from your bike and go for a nature trail in the Park or continue the trail to Kalupahana via Udaweriya, Devils Staircase and Bambarakanda Water fall which is the highest waterfall in Sri Lanka. From Horton Plains you will start descend and we will continue to Kalupahana from where your vehicle will pick you up and transfer to Belihuloya. Check in at Belihuloya Rest House for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 06: Ella - Colombo

No more cycling from today onwards. After breakfast you will be transferred to Colombo via Rathnapura. Proceed to Colombo and check in at Galadari Hotel. In the evening you will have a city tour in Colombo where you can have your dinner in an Indian Restaurant during the tour. Back to Galadari Hotel and get ready for the following days departure.

Day 7: Departure

After having breakfast at Galadari Hotel, you will be transferred to Airport to connect the departure flight.

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