Cycling Trip Highlights
  • Explore the rich cultural and religious history of Sri Lanka
  • Ride through the untouched back roads and beautiful forests
  • Visit 5 UNESCO World Heritage Sites including the tropical town of Kandy
  • The diverse wildlife at Minneriya National Park
6 nights from£1175.00
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Heritage Tour of Sri lanka

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What we love About Heritage Tour of Sri lanka

We love...Vibrant Picturesque Landscape
The best way to discover Sri Lanka's unexplored natural environment is on two wheels. Riding away from the tourist attractions, you will become immersed in the unique beauty of the tropical forests and colourful landscape.
We love...Ancient Religious Landmarks
The Temple of the Tooth, housing the relic of the tooth of the Buddha, is just one of the impressive historical landmarks you will visit on your trip. The diversification created through Sri Lanka's Buddhist, Hindu and colonial histories creates an awe inspiring country to explore.
We love...Minneriya National Park
This profound National Park is a must see when visiting Sri Lanka. The wild elephants are a highlight whilst it is also worth keeping an eye out for the striking Leopards and immense Buffalo herds.

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Day by Day

Day 1Arrival

We will meet you at Bandaranayake International Airport and transfer you to our nearby hotel in Negombo. This evening you can get to know your fellow cyclists over a welcome dinner.

Day 2Negombo - Kandy
Total distance42km

Our first day will give you the perfect taste of Sri Lanka, riding amongst coconut and rubber plantations and rice paddies. Next, we begin climbing through the Balana Gap, then onto the Royal Botanical Gardens. From here we save the best until last, as we end the day in Kandy, one of Sri Lanka’s most cherished destinations and a UNESCO World Heritage Site which houses the Temple of the Tooth.

Day 3Kandy - Dambulla
Total distance40km

Today’s first stop is the small town of Matale, renowned for its spices. There’s more Sri Lankan scenery today in the form of colourful fruit orchards en route to the Golden Temple of Dambulla. You will find out more about the rock temple that was built in 1st century BC before discovering the caves King Walagamba hid in during his 14 year exile. During this time he built some of Sri Lanka’s finest rock temples.

Day 4Dambulla - Sigiriya - Polonnaruwa
Total distance35km

Today we visit a landmark Sri Lankan monument, Sigiriya, aka the ‘Lion Rock’. Cycling along the shores of the Kandalama lake will give us great views of the rock fortress, built in the 5th century before we explore this magnificent UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Day 5Polonnaruwa - Minneriya National Park
Total distance45km

This morning we head to Minneriya National Park for a jeep safari, where you will hopefully see some wild elephants. The park also provides habitat to a number of species including buffalo, sloth bears, leopards, crocodiles and jackals. We’ll cycle along a flat tree lined road through a forest and go onto explore Polonnaruwa this afternoon, our fourth UNESCO World Heritage Site and a 10th century capital.

Day 6Polonnaruwa - Anuradhapura
Total distance60km

Today there will be a transfer to Anuradhapura, one of the oldest and continuously inhabited ancient cities in the world. It is considered a place of holy significance for Buddhists, due to the Bodhi Tree. Legend has it the tree grew from a branch of the tree under which the Buddha gained enlightenment.

Day 7Anuradhapura - Colombo

After a leisurely breakfast it will be time to say goodbye to your fellow cyclists. We will transfer you Bandaranaike International Airport, just outside Colombo.

Key Stats

7day holiday
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45km avg
Expect to ride about 45km per day

How's the Weather? in Sri Lanka

High SeasonDecember to March
December to March brings dry weather to the south and west coasts. The weather in the north and east is wet, however, due to the Maha monsoon season from October to January.
ShoulderApril & September-November
April and September offer the best chance of good weather throughout the whole country. This would be a great time to visit Sri Lanka and discover what the country has to offer.
Low SeasonMay to July
During Yala monsoon season, the south and west coasts receive a lot of rain. The weather in the north and east, however, is better during this time. It is worth noting that the weather does not always run like clockwork. The monsoon months can sometimes be dry.

What to ExpectFrom Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka offers incredible scenery, outstanding natural beauty and an abundance of Buddhist monuments and ancient kingdoms. From the Singhalese capital Annuradhapura BC200-AD1000, a centre 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.

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