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This trip is Guided allowing you to explore the area with the benefit of a knowledgeable ride leader and support.
This trip is ideal for Cycling Breaks with Friends and Seasoned Cyclists.
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TRIP HIGHLIGHT WHAT WE LOVE

Trace the history of Ceylon (Sri Lanka) whilst cycling along beautiful flat rural roads. This road or hybrid cycling trip starts in Negombo the early spice trading port and takes in ancient cites, Buddhist temples and an abundance of wildlife as you make your way to Kandy the last of the old kingdoms.
DAY 1Arrival

We will meet you at Bandaranayake International Airport, upon your flight arrival we transfer you to our nearby hotel in Negombo. Mid-afternoon we will meet up for our trip briefing and bike fitt...Show More

DAY 2Negombo to Anuradhapura

Cycling straight from the hotel we quickly find ourselves riding along back roads in an area known as little Rome, dotted with churches remnants from the Portuguese occupancy. Picking up a b...Show More

DAY 3Anuradhapura - Explorations

Cycling is the only way to explore the vast ruins of Anuradhapura, dating from the 4 th century BC it was the Sinhalese capital for 1300 years until the beginning of the 11th century AD. Starting...Show More

DAY 4Anuradhapura to Sigiriya

Riding out from our hotel through the surrounding fields travelling along an old Kings route towards Sigiriya. The fields are full of strange vegetables, Snake & Drum stick gourds and Kik...Show More

DAY 5Sigiriya to Polonnarwa

Riding out from the hotel through a jungle forest reserve part of an Elephant corridor that allows these majestic animals to move from park to park. We may not see Wild Elephants but often long t...Show More

DAY 6Polonnaruwa to Kandy

Cycling from the hotel along the top of the man-made 6km dam back towards its source to the Amban Ganga (river). Around the lake are small fishing communities, their outrigger canoes make good ph...Show More

DAY 7Kandy – Explorations

No visit to Kandy would be complete without a visit to the temple of the tooth, where a sacred tooth relic of Lord Buddha has been under royal protection since the 4th century A.D.. We start the ...Show More

DAY 8Departure

After breakfast we will transfer you to Colombo for your flight back home

AREA
INFORMATION

Sri Lanka offers incredible scenery, outstanding natural beauty and abundance of Buddhist monuments and ancient kingdoms. From the Ancient city region including the first Singhalese capital Annuradhapura BC200-AD1000 a center of power for over a 1000 years to the forts and churches built by the Portuguese in the 1500's, Sri Lanka offers a journey through history like no other.

Weather
INFORMATION

High season in Sri Lanka is between January to April and July to September and are a great times to visit the country. There are two monsoon seasons here, one from May until July and the second between October & December so it is normally best to avoid these months. However the weather doesn't always run like clockwise here and these months can sometimes be dry.

PACKAGE DETAILS MORE INFORMATION

Your accommodation will be in comfortable 4* hotels, villas and resorts.  
You will be met and collected at Bandaranaike Airport before being whisked away to the hotel in Negombo. On the final day of the holiday, you can join the transfer from the hotel to the airport or make separate arrangements to stay in Asia.  
Your trip will include all meals. Fresh, local cuisine will be served and bottled mineral water as well as local fruits and refreshments are provided on all cycling days. Please let our cycling experience team know if you have any dietary requirements that we need to be aware of.  
The holiday is guided by English speaking, knowledgeable, friendly guides. Your ride will be followed by a support van equipped with plenty of refreshments as well as a comprehensive first-aid kit.   
You will have a well trained and knowledgeable guide who will carry a comprehensive first-aid kit. In the unlikely case of any medical emergency that requires a hospital, there is ground transportation on hand to provide assistance and a local speaking support team.  
Your bike  will give you a comfortable ride as you cruise through Sri Lanka and it is equipped with water bottle holders and an area to keep a small day bag. If you would like to bring your own bike instead, please let our cycling experience team know.  
The air conditioned support van will be equipped with essentials such as bottled mineral water and local fruit and snacks during each day's ride. The guide will have a travel set of bike tools for emergency repairs and the support van will be equipped with spare parts and other tools.  
Your bags will be collected each morning and taken from your accommodation to the next night’s accommodation. We suggest you keep a day bag with you for all your essentials. 
Travel to Sri Lanka is not included but please ask our cycling experience team if you would like us to book flights for you.   
We consider travel insurance to be essential. Accordingly, it is a condition of making a booking through us that you have suitable insurance cover for the booking you have made and any activities which you expect to take part in. This insurance as a minimum should cover cancellation, baggage loss, accidents and health issues while you are away. We also recommend that you take your policy details with you when you travel. Please ask our cycling experience team if you would like us to arrange travel insurance for you.   
Bicycle helmet hire is not included in the price but we can include this for you at a very small charge. Love Velo recommends the use of a bicycle helmet on all rides. Please click here for advice on wearing helmets from our partner, British Cycling.