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Cycle the Back Roads of Sri Lanka - Exodus Travels
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Cycle the Back Roads of Sri Lanka

Start and end in Colombo
Tour Operator:
Exodus Travels
Max group size:
16
Age range:
16 to 99
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
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Start and end in Colombo! With the Bicycle tour Cycle the Back Roads of Sri Lanka, you have a 14 days tour package taking you through Colombo, Sri Lanka and 12 other destinations in Sri Lanka. Cycle the Back Roads of Sri Lanka includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Start Sigiriya
  2. Day 2: Ride to Dambulla cave temple; climb Sigiriya Rock
  3. Day 3: Ride to Polunnaruwa; cycle tour of ruins
  4. Day 4: Ride through foothills of spice growing region
  5. Day 5: Ride to Kandy
  6. Day 6: Free day in Kandy
  7. Day 7: Challenging ride through tea estates to Nuwara Eliya
  8. Day 8: Hill country ride to Ella
  9. Day 9: Descent of 1000m, stopping at the impressive rock-cut Buddha statues at Buduruvagela; to Tissamaharama
  10. Day 10: Morning ride to Kataragama Temple; afternoon drive to Yala N.P. for safari
  11. Day 11: Ride through Bundala N.P. and the lagoon for spectacular birdlife; continue riding on coast to Hambantota; transfer to Ahangama
  12. Day 12: Free day on beach; optional ride to Koggala
  13. Day 13: Transfer to Colombo via Galle
  14. Day 14: End Colombo
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  • Itinerary
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    4.3
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  • NR
    · April 29th, 2019
    Fantastic holiday, always felt safe and looked after, great local food, amazing people with great chemistry in the group, plenty to discover in this beautiful country.
    Trip date: April 2019
  • Cycle the Back Roads of Sri Lanka reviewer 2
    · February 24th, 2019
    Overall worthwhile. Biking excellent with gtreat routes, mileage and support. Hotels varied in quality and could be improved. Food was good to excellent. Leader was excellent!
    Trip date: February 2019
  • BY
    · October 9th, 2018
    Was a very well run tour.
    Trip date: September 2018
  • Cycle the Back Roads of Sri Lanka reviewer 4
    · April 2nd, 2017
    Sri Lanka - a country filled with friendly, optimistic people, a wonderful unique culture, and so many interesting historic sights that rival the amazing Angkor Wat (among others). Only a few years after the devastating Boxing Day tsunami and the end... Show more
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    Trip date: February 2017
  • A
    · October 23rd, 2013
    Just returned from a fantastic trip around Sri Lanka. Exceeded expectations in every sense - the cycling, the people, the countryside, the food, the hotels, the organisations, the support - all amazing! Travelling around by bike was just the best way to... Show more
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  • A
    · October 16th, 2013
    Best trip until now! Great country for riders, amazing people.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Often when children came to say "bye!" with that amazing smile as we passed by their houses. People is comunicative although you... Show more
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  • A
    · October 6th, 2013
    A great way to appreciate this wonderful country, whilst the emphasis is on cycling there are times when you explore the cultural aspects and view at close hand the fabulous wildlife. For the reasonably fit cyclist then most days are manageable with a... Show more
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  • A
    · September 3rd, 2013
    An exhilerating and exciting adventure with breathtaking scenery and amazingly friendly people. The perfect way to see this beautiful country and become a part of it, taking on the challenge of cycling its roads and engaging with the locals. What was... Show more
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  • A
    · August 25th, 2013
    Sri Lanka is a stunning country and cycling along the backroads is a great way to see it and experience all there is to offer. Every day is different with a constantly changing landscape to keep you interested as you pedal along. It's wonderful to get... Show more
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    · June 24th, 2013
    A truly amazing holiday, book yourself a place now! This was my first group trip, and I couldn't recommend the experience highly enough. Sri Lanka is a stunning country, with a very friendly people. The itinerary was well balanced, with a bit of... Show more
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    • Typhoid - Recommended for Sri Lanka. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    • Hepatitis A - Recommended for Sri Lanka. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    • Tuberculosis - Recommended for Sri Lanka. Ideally 3 months before travel.
    • Hepatitis B - Recommended for Sri Lanka. Ideally 2 months before travel.
    • Rabies - Recommended for Sri Lanka. Ideally 1 month before travel.
    • Yellow fever - Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for Sri Lanka. Ideally 10 days before travel.
    • Japanese B encephalitis - Recommended for Sri Lanka. Ideally 1 month before travel.
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