13 Days

Visiting: Sri Lanka

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Tweet World Travel

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Tour Overview

Enjoy South Asia's best cycling experience and explore the world of spice and splendor on bike. Discover Sri Lanka's landscape combining a great mix of challenging terrain and spectacular scenery. Tackle the hill countryside, cycle through lush highlands, rainforests to the coast to explore a collection of ancient and natural delights that will bedazzle visitors. Spot wildlife in their natural habitat as you peddle through national parks. Along the way, satisfy your tastebuds with delicious cuisine and be charmed by the amazing hospitality and friendliness of the Sri Lankan people.

Tweet World Travel biking tours and packages combine deluxe accommodation with excellent biking programmes and breathtaking sightseeing. Enjoy world-class biking experience and have a memorable holiday. Our first-class services will ensure your group's specific requirements are well satisfied. All biking tours and packages are customisable and personalisable to suit your requirements.

This is a suggested itinerary only, and can be changed to suit each individual group. Tweet World Travel specialises in professionally designing and customising biking tours, ensuring your holiday is tailored to suit your every need.  


  • Discover Sri Lanka's landscape combining a great mix of challenging terrain and spectacular scenery with a total of 575km of cycling distance

  • Explore the rich heritage, history and culture of Sri Lanka

  • Pedal through green paddy fields, tea plantations, pristine town, hill countryside, forest boundaries and rural villages

  • Tackle the hill country outside of Kandy to reach the tranquil tea estates (train option is available)

  • Pedal on quiet back roads, estate tracks, and gravel paths through to the heart of Sri Lanka

  • Ride through the historic sanctuary of Polonnaruwa, the 10th century capital

  • Embrace the breathtaking diversity of landscape, unique cultures and amazing hospitality that will capture your heart and soul

  • Explore the colonial town of Galle

  • Spot a wide range of birds and animals in their natural habitat - a true paradise for wildlife lovers!

  • Cycle through Udawalawe Nationa Park to spot wild elephants, buffalos, deer, monkeys and more!

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Day 1 : Negombo Arrival (D)
Accommodation Name:

4-Star Suriya Resort (or similar)

Arrive in Sri Lanka. You will be transferred from the airport to your hotel in Negombo.
In the afternoon, we will have a trip briefing and welcome dinner.

Day 2 : Negombo - Dambulla (B,L,D)
Accommodation Name:

4-star Thilanka Spa & Resort (or similar)

After breakfast, we start riding directly from the hotel along the old coast road. Keeping the sea on our left, we pass the distinct patchwork sails of the Karavas fishing community. Their boats pulled up along the beach or sailing just off the coast make for excellent photos as does the many fish markets you’ll cycle past.
After cycling for 30 km, we will head inland on quiet back roads that give you a flavour of Sri Lanka.
After 50 km, we rack up the bikes and transfer 3 hours to Dambulla, breaking for lunch at Kununegala Lake. Dambulla, the 2nd century Buddhist cave temple, also known as the Golden Temple, is the largest and best-preserved cave temple complex in the country and contains more than 150 Buddha statues.
Once we have taken in the views from the caves, we have a short transfer or ride to our peaceful hotel situated amongst mango trees and paddy fields.
Riding distance: 54 km
Uphill: 402m
Downhill: 364m

Day 3 : Dambulla Loop (L,B,D)
Accommodation Name:

4-star Thilanka Spa & Resort (or similar)

We ride through the countryside on a mix of tarmac and red dirt roads, passing orchards, paddy fields, and elephant grass. Riding along the shores of Kandalama Lake, we have excellent views of the ancient 5th century rock fortress Sigiriya (Lion Rock), our destination.
We park the bikes and walk through the old water gardens before climbing 300 m to the view the ruins of King Kasyapa’s summer palace on the summit.
After our descent, we head to a local restaurant for lunch. Our afternoon ride follows an old irrigation canal, and we cycle on red dirt roads, framed by long green grass, and see lots of people bathing as we head back to our hotel in Dambulla.
Riding distance: 60km
Uphill: 500m
Downhill: 578m

Day 4 : Dambulla - Polonnararuwa
Accommodation Name:

4-star Deer Park Hotel (or similar)

Riding from the hotel, we have a bit of an ascent over the Kaladuwa Hills. The riding is on a good road surface, but wild elephants have been known to cross the road on the descent. We ride on a tree-lined road that is part of a forest reserve until we reach Polonnaruwa Tank, a very large manmade lake, and lunch at a local hotel.
We then ride through the historic park of Polonnaruwa, the 10th century capital and best preserved of the ancient cities. Abandoned in the 13th century, it was rediscovered in the 18th century and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Brahmanic monuments built by the Cholas and the chiselled stone monuments show us the glory of the ancient Rajarata Kingdom.
After seeing the main sites, we have a 20-minute transfer to our hotel on the banks of the reservoir.
Riding distance: 78km
Uphill: 538m
Downhill: 655m

Day 5 : Polonanaruwa - Kandy (B,L,D)
Accommodation Name:

4-star Thilanka Hotel Kandy (or similar)

A short transfer takes us back to Polonnaruwa, where we ride around the huge lake known as the Sea of Parakrama, named after the great king who built it.
Part of the ride is through Angammedilla National Park, built to protect the water source. This small forest reserve is an elephant corridor linking Minneriya and Wasgomuwa National Parks. Here we retrace part of yesterday’s ride, following the Ambon Ganga (river) back towards its start point in the foothills around Naula, said to be the centre of the Island.
We end the ride here to avoid busy roads and transfer to lunch in Matale, situated in Sri Lanka’s spice-growing region, and on to Kandy, the spiritual and cultural capital of the hill country and Sri Lanka’s second largest city.
Riding distance: 75km
Uphill: 620m
Downhill: 381m

Day 6 : Kandy Rest Day (B)
Accommodation Name:

4-star Thilanka Hotel Kandy (or similar)

Nestled among hills and centred around a lake, picturesque Kandy has long been an important religious centre of the Sinhalese and a place of pilgrimage for Buddhists.
Today, enjoy your free day to explore the town centre’s old shops, antique and gem specialists, or the bustling market. A must see is the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic - Sri Lanka's most important Buddhist relic, a tooth of the Buddha.

Day 7 : Kandy - Hatton (B,L,D)
Accommodation Name:

4-star The Argyle Hotel (or similar)

After a day of rest, we are ready to tackle hill country.
For those who enjoy riding but find hills a bit too challenging, there is the option of taking the train for the final part into Hatton. A short 8-km transfer takes us out of town to Peradeniya, famed for its Botanical Garden and university. Starting the ride from the campus, we wind our way along a river valley with some short climbs opening out to the surrounding vistas, with our first tea stop in Gampola 21 km away; the optional train journey begins here.
From Gampola, we start to see the tea carpeted slopes of the hill country. Riding at a gentle pace, you can stop to take photos of brightly dressed tea pickers and colourful Hindu temples. We regroup at the tea outlets brewing the best tea on the island, fresh from their respective estates. Reaching Hatton, we descend to one of the old colonial tea planter bungalows set in lovely gardens. Those taking the train will be met at the station and shuttled to the bungalow.
Riding distance: 78km
Uphill: 1530m
Downhill: 891m

Day 8 : Hatton - Udawalawa (B,L,D)
Accommodation Name:

4-star Grand Udawalawe (or similar)

Today’s ride will be along tea estate tracks, through the heart of Sri Lanka’s tea growing region. You’ll be greeted by the pickers at work and their children as we head towards the Peak Wilderness and the distinctive triangle shaped mountain, known as Adam’s Peak. The long climb with an easy gradient up to Bogowantalawa gets tougher for the last 10 km to a remote pass with dramatic views.
The mountain pass is part of the Peak Forest Reserve; its distinctive stunted forest contains many rare, endemic plants as well as the shy bear monkey more often heard than seen. The reward for the long climb is a stunning 30 km, 1000 m descent through small villages and tea communities, ending close to Banlangoda.
After lunch at a local restaurant, we pack our bikes and transfer to our hotel on the edge of Udawalawe National Park, set on the banks of a lake.
Riding distance: 58km
Uphill: 1040m
Downhill: 1675m

Day 9 : Udawalawe Loop (B,L,D)
Accommodation Name:

4-star Grand Udawalawe (or simlar)

Riding from the hotel, we cycle 21 km to Udawalawe National Park, one of the best parks to see wild elephants in Sri Lanka. The park, centered around a reservoir, has approximately 400 elephants in small herds scattered around the park, and mid-morning is a good time to see them close to the water’s edge.
We may also see wild buffaloes, crocodiles, sambur deer, and monkeys. There are lots of resident waterfowl and hawk eagles to keep the photographers happy. We lunch in a nearby eco lodge and then mount our bicycles to follow an irrigation canal back towards our hotel.
Riding distance: 52km
Uphill: 415m
Downhill: 414m

Day 10 : Udawala - Mirissa (B,L,D)
Accommodation Name:

4-star Mandara Mirissa Resort (or similar)

Riding from the hotel, we use a network of back roads for some fantastic cross-country riding. Here you get to experience southern Sri Lankan charm – lots of smiling faces and a slow pace of life. It’s quite a long, undulating ride, with lots of fruit stops to break up the day. Try one of the 14 varieties of bananas in Sri Lanka, each with its own taste and medicinal qualities, to give you energy.
We try to get to the beach by the early afternoon, leaving you free time to enjoy the beach or a nearby surf camp. We will dine at one of the many nearby restaurants in the evening.
Riding distance: 81km
Uphill: 844m
Downhill: 932m

Day 11 : Galle Loop (B,L,D)
Accommodation Name:

4-star Mandara Mirissa Resort (or similar)

Cycling through open paddy fields and cinnamon estates, we arrive in Galle mid-morning, giving you plenty of time to explore this historic masterpiece. The Dutch expanded the original fort to its present size, and later the British added the court complex and several other outstanding buildings. The different architectural and cultural influences meld to create a magnificent sight.
Riding distance: 39km
Uphill: 237m
Downhill: 233m

Day 12 : Mirissa Free Day (B,L,D)
Accommodation Name:

4-star Mandara Mirissa Resort (or similar)

Today, enjoy your free day at leisure.

Day 13 : Mirissa - Departure (B)

We transfer 1.5 hours to Colombo where we can drop you at the airport or to a hotel if you are extending your stay in Sri Lanka.

What's Included

  • Meals

    Meals as per itinerary: 12 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 11 dinners

  • Sightseeing

    Entrance fees at monuments

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation in excellent 4-star hotels with daily breakfasts, as below or similar

  • Transportation

    All airport transfers in private air-conditioned vehicles


    Lightweight 24 to 27-speed gearing, disc-brakes mountain bikes

  • First-Class Service

    24/7 local assistance and travel guidance

  • Tour Guide & Tour Leader

    Locally based professional driver

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