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Cycle the Back Roads of Sri Lanka - Exodus Travels
Cycle the Back Roads of Sri Lanka - Exodus Travels
Sarah "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 of the war, I can see that it is getting busier and busier with tourism. GET THERE SOON! Cycling through Sri Lanka was a fantastic way to see the ..."
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75 reviews
Starts
Colombo
+12 Destinations
Yala National Park
Ends
Colombo
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Highlights

Start and end in Colombo! With the bicycle tour Cycle the Back Roads of Sri Lanka, you have a 14 day 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.
Age range
16 to 99 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel
Max Group Size
16
Transportation
Bicycle
Travel style
Bicycle, Adventure, Christmas & New Year
Operator
Exodus Travels

Itinerary

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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

Travel guide

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Meals

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  • Transport

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  • Insurance

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75 Reviews

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  • NR
    Written on April 29, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    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.

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  • Cycle the Back Roads of Sri Lanka reviewer 2
    Written on February 24, 2019
    4.5 - Excellent

    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!

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  • BY
    Written on October 9, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    Was a very well run tour.

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  • Cycle the Back Roads of Sri Lanka reviewer 4
    Written on April 2, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    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 of... Read more

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  • JL
    Written on October 23, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    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 see... Read more

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  • EL
    Written on October 16, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    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 may... Read more

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  • DW
    Written on October 6, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    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... Read more

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  • CB
    Written on September 3, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    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 the... Read more

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  • NW
    Written on August 25, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    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 away... Read more

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  • TG
    Written on June 24, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    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 something... Read more

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Vaccinations

These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
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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Location
Start and end in Colombo.
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For any tour departing before 5 November 2019 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 5 November 2019, a minimum payment of 20% is required to confirm your booking with Exodus Travels. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 75 days days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
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Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 716 km.
  • Colombo (Sri Lanka)
  • 147 km
  • Sigiriya (Sri Lanka)
  • 15 km
  • Dambulla (Sri Lanka)
  • 41 km
  • Polonnaruwa (Sri Lanka)
  • 83 km
  • Kandy (Sri Lanka)
  • 38 km
  • Nuwara Eliya (Sri Lanka)
  • 94 km
  • Tissamaharama (Sri Lanka)
  • 15 km
  • Kataragama (Sri Lanka)
  • 17 km
  • Yala National Park (Sri Lanka)
  • 44 km
  • Bundala National Park (Sri Lanka)
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