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ESCAPE TO CAMPING IN SRI LANKA

Cycling and mountain biking In Sri Lanka is an excellent way to get pleasure and glimpse of all the nook and corner in small Teardrop Island. Our two wheel tours not to be paddling tours. Our Green foot cycling tours allow you to do great cycling and covering cultural heritage sits, mountains, valleys, tropical rain forest, inland lakes, reservoirs, paddy, Rubber plantation, and the magnificent hill country past tea estates and gushing waterfalls.

Furthermore learning and experience authentic culture and impending to a unique way of life and it dates backs to 2500 years. . They may then welcome you with a warm smile and a cool drink as you catch your breath. You may have challenge network of main roads and innumerable country roads, gravel paths, foot paths, cart tracks, dirt tracks and estate tracks can be added in your experience.


• Lie on the palm-fringed sandy beaches of the Negombo
• Explore the Paduwasnuwara archaeological place
• Visit Dambulla Cave temple
• Stay in unique ancestral luxurious city of Kandy
• Cycling to Embekke Temple
• Visit world-famous Temple of the Tooth Relic
• Experience a part of Sri Lankan custom neighbouring to Agro culture
• witness the beauty and romance of Sri Lanka’s tranquil hill country
• Experience the tea-covered hills and gushing waterfalls
• Venture off on an adventurous wildlife safari into Yala National Park
• Riding through the tea states
• Let the waves kiss your feet

Arrival - Negombo


SCHEDULE

10kms and approximately 30 minutes journey please note that visits, sightseeing and stops are not considered calculating the duration.

• We are at your service on arrival at the recently refurbished Modern and State of the art International Airport. Representative from Cycling escape Sri Lanka will meet & assist you at the airport. And transfer to Negombo.
• Check in to Hotel.
• After a long journey leisure and relax at your hotel or visit fish market.
• In the evening, enjoy some cocktails with you dedicated guide at the hotel as you get to know everyone else on the tour, followed by a wonderful dinner.





Negombo - Dambulla


SCHEDULE

Cycling distance - Approx. 60kms (From Makandura to kurunegala) you will be transported a further 126kms to Dambulla via vehicle.
Time – Approx. 6 - 7 hours
Grading – Soft and Moderate

• Following a delicious breakfast at your hotel and you will be transferred to Dambulla through surrounding by beautiful paddy field and a hospitable community.
• Visit Panduwasnuwara Ancient City, First kingdom of Sri Lanka.
• Visit Dambulla Cave Temple.
• Overnight stay at the Dambulla.



Panduwasnuwara

Panduwasnuwara is situated in 112 km away from Colombo in Kurunegala district of north-eastern province of Sri Lanka. Even though Panduwasnuwara most famous for its remarkable history. it has renowned love stories between Deeghagamini and Unmadachithra, the mysterious archaeological ruins at Panduwasnuwara. This site that spreads over an area of 20 hectares is scattered with some ruins of monuments build in the 12th century AD. In spite of the significance of the ruins and the legends attributed to Panduwasnuwara, archaeological exploration hasn’t been completed to date. The ruins located close to the Abhayawewa reservoir are perhaps the first ever irrigation reservoir in history.

Dambulla

The Buddhist Monastery at Dambulla, The ancient Jambukola Vihara,is best known for its temple and its growth cycle of well-preserved eight –century rock and wall painting. Sinhalese people call it as ' Dambulu Gala' (Dambulla Rock) and the Temple is called as the ' Rangiri Dambulu Viharaya' (Golden Rock Dambulla Temple). It is situated about 79 Km from Kandy. The Dambulla Rock Temple had first been constructed during the reign of King Vattagamini Abhaya (103 BC and 89-77 BC). The Sinhalese often calls him as King Walagamba.
During a South Indian invasion the king had to abandon his Anuradhapura Kingdom. For 12 years, King Walagamba was in hiding and had frequented these caves for his safety. After regaining the kingdom of Anuradhapura and becoming the King, to show his gratefulness for his safe place, he converted those caves into Buddhist Temples by constructing walled partitions under the rock overhang, which spans the entire area as a single large cave.



Dambulla - Kandy


SCHEDULE

Cycling distance - Approx.55kms (From Dambulla to Matale) you will be transported a further 39kms to Kandy via vehicle.
Time – Approx.2 - 3 hours
Grading – Moderate and hard

• Following a delicious breakfast at your hotel and you will start your cycling to Laggala.
• En route visit at Matale Aluwiharaya Temple and Spice Gardens.
• At the evening visit Temple of Tooth Relic and relax in the hotel.
• Overnight stay at hill capital of Kandy.


Kandy

The last capital of the Shinhala king, Kandy is remarkable for the natural beauty of its setting in a peaceful wooded valley overlooking a vast artificial lake. Strategically nestled amidst three mountain ranges and known as the gateway to the hill country, Kandy was initially built in this location as a natural fortress against attack. Kandy was not an easy target for the foreign invaders who could gain the control of coastal areas of the island without too much loss. Kandy’s main architectural monuments date mainly from the 19th Century when King Sri Vikrama Rajasinha, the last King of Kandy, constructed many new buildings. At the time of the eventual surrender of Kandy to British Rule in 1815, King Rajasinha was captured, imprisoned and finally deported to India where he died in 1832. The Palace buildings, Shrines and the British period building give it a special Character, while religious importance of the Tooth relic and the annual procession of the Dalada Perahera contribute a dynamism and unique culture importance to the historical hill capital.
The geographical location of the Kandy was very important in creating a natural define strategy. The city was built in a valley surrounded by three mountain ranges: Udawattakele to the east, The Hanthana range on one side and the Bahiravakanda the other. The river Mahaweli, flowing toward the north-west, turns back on itself towards south-west, forming triangular boundary. This natural system of defence was very useful in protecting the city for many attempted invasions by the Portuguese, Dutch and British.

Kandyan Dance

Kandyan dance takes its name from Kandy. The dance imitates movements of animals as there is dancing of elephant and peacock, the costumes of Kandyan dancers are colourful with white, red, yellow and black mixed. The male dancers with their bare chests decorated with exquisitely silver regalia and spectacular headgear; silver bangles are also worn on the arms and ankles. The performance is companied with hectic rhythms of drums called “Getaberaya”. There are 18 main dances in Kandyan Style.



Kandy


SCHEDULE

Cycling distance - Approx.44kms (from Kandy to Embekka Temple)
Time – Approx. 3 - 4 hours journey Please note that visits, sightseeing and stops are not include the time duration.
Grading – Soft

• Delicious breakfast in the hotel.
• Visit Temple of Tooth Relic.
• Visit Embekka Temple.
• Visit at Peradeniya Botanical Garden and Oak Ray Wood Carving.
• At the evening you can get an experience with remarkable Kandyan dancing program.
• Also you can do a city tour in the evening or relax in the hotel.
• Overnight stay at Kandy and followed by a wonderful dinner.





Kandy - Nuwara Eliya


SCHEDULE

Cycling distance - Approx.60kms (From Kandy to Hanguranketha) you will be transported a further 37kms to Nuwara Eliya via vehicle.
Time – Approx. 5 - 6 hours
Grading – Moderate and hard

• Following a delicious breakfast at your hotel and you will start your cycle Hanguranketha.
• Visit Hanguranketha Temple.
• After your day cycling you have the rest of the day and evening to yourself.
• Overnight stay at Nuwara Eliya.


Nuwara Eliya

Nuwara-Eliya, in the British colonial period, it also knows as little England. They try to create Nuwara-Eliya into a typical English village, blessed with sparkling climate and breath taking view of tea carpeted. This coolest city is at an elevation of 1890 meters above sea level. Although the town was founded in the 19th century by the British, both of the building consisted with English architecture. Native travellers today, visit the whole district, especially during the month of April, the season of flowers.
The coolest town’s attraction includes the golf course, Victoria Park, and boating or fishing on Lake Gregory. Victoria Park is an attractive and well-used oasis. It is popular with birdwatchers at quieter times because of the good opportunities it gives to see various species, particularly the Indian Blue Robin, Pied Thrush or Scaly Thrush lurksin the dense undergrowth.



Nuwara Eliya - Haputale


SCHEDULE

Cycling distance - Approx. 45kms (From Nuwara Eliya - Haputale)
Time – Approx. 5 - 6 hours journey please note that visits, sightseeing and stops are not include the time duration.
Grading – Hard

• Following a delicious breakfast and warm cup of Sri Lankan tea at your hotel and you will be transferred to Haputale with more descends and ascends.
• Optional En route visit Haggala Botanical Garden.
• Visit highlights surrounding Haputale.
• Overnight stay at Haputale.



Haputale

Haputale is a town in the hill country of Sri Lanka. The elevation is 1431 meters (4695 feet) above the sea level. The area is rich in bio-diversity and is densely populated by numerous varieties of flora and fauna. The town has a cooler climate than its surroundings, due to its elevation. The Haputale pass has breath-taking views across the Southern plains of Sri Lanka. The South-West boundary of the Uva basin is marked by the Haputale mountain ridges, which continue on to Horton Plains and Adam's Peak to the west. CNN named Haputale as one of Asia's most overlooked destination, so it is a true hidden gem. According to the National Geographic Traveller, Haputale is among the top ten places in the world for scenic train tours.



Haputale - Yala


SCHEDULE

Cycling distance - Approx. 60kms (From Haputale - Yala)
Time – Approx:5- 6 hours journey please note that visits, sightseeing and stops are not include the time duration.
Grading – Moderate and Hard

• Following a delicious breakfast and warm cup of Sri Lankan tea at your hotel and you will be transferred to Haputale with more descends.
• Visit highlights surrounding and photograph on the way.
• Evening safari at Yala National Park.
• Overnight stay at the Yala.



Yala National Park

Yala combines a strict nature reserve with a national park, bringing the total protected area to 126,786 hectares of scrub, light forest, grassy plains and brackish lagoons. It’s divided into five blocks, with the most visited being Block I (14,101 hectares). Yala National Park affords the greatest opportunities to sight the Sri Lanka’s broad variety of wildlife. Including Sri Lankan Elephant, 44 species of mammals are resident in the Yala national park, Yala has one of the world’s densest leopard populations and is renowned as one of the best places in which to see one of these stunning cats. The threatened species are sloth bear, water buffalo, Wild boar, spotted deer (Axis, Sambar and golden jackals.)
Around 150 species of birds have been recorded at Yala, six are endemic to Sri Lanka. They are Sri Lanka Grey Hornbill, Sri Lanka Jungle fowl, Sri Lanka Wood Pigeon, Crimson-fronted Barbet, Black-capped Bulbul, and Brown-capped Babbler. The number of water birds inhabiting wetlands of Yala is 90 and half of them are migrants. During the northeast monsoon the lagoons are visited by thousands of migrating waterfowls. including Pintail, Garganey, Eurasian Curlew, Whimper and turn stone, which mix with the residents such as whistling duck, Yellow Watt led Lapwing, Red Wattled Lapwig and Great Stone Plover. The forest is home to Orange Breasted Green Pigeon, Hornbills, and Flycatchers, including Asian Paradise Flycatcher, Barbets and Orioles.
During the dry season (May to august) is the best period to see the elephant. Leopards can be seen throughout the park, though the best period for enjoying the sights of leopards is during January to July. Sloth bears are most active in the palu season.



Yala


SCHEDULE

• You can wake up with fresh air and melodious sounds of birds. • Morning safari at Yala National Park. • Evening leisure and relax in the camp site. • Overnight stay at Yala Camp Site.





Yala - Unawatuna


SCHEDULE

Cycling distance - Approx. 60kms (From Yala to Kalametiya) you will be transported a further 107kms to Unawatuna via vehicle.
Time – Approx:5- 6 hours journey please note that visits, sightseeing and stops are not include the time duration.
Grading – Soft

• Following a delicious breakfast and warm cup of Sri Lankan tea at your camp site and you will be transferred to Unawatuna close to the sea.
• Visit highlights surrounding and photograph on the way.
• Optional morning safari at Yala National Park.
• Overnight stay at the Unawatuna.


Unawatuna

Unawatuna is a lovely petite beach resort located on the southern coast of Sri Lanka, next to Galle and approximately 130 km south of Colombo. This golden beach, which is protected by coral reef, safe swimming, wreck & reef, diving and some surf points making Unawatuna a more and more fashionable travel destination. Unawatuna Beach was named the world’s best beach by The Discovery Channel in 2004. Savour a serene Unawatuna Sunset, dim your lighting and step outside at dusk to watch the sun sink low over the distant horizon with a loved one, lookout beyond onto the beach, which is ideal for young & old alike.
Unawatuna is healing a mythic of Valmik’s epic Ramayana. The legendary chronicle ‘Ramayana’ proclaims that ‘Rumassala’ is a chunk of Himalayan Mountains in India. Rumassala hill gives you a beautiful view of the southern coast of Galle. The epic ‘Ramayana’ reveals a beautiful folklore.



Unawatuna - Galle - Unawatuna


SCHEDULE

Cycling distance - Approx. 22kms
Time – Approx:01 hour journey please note that visits, sightseeing and stops are not include the time duration.
Grading – Soft

• Followed your delicious breakfast and cycling to Galle.
• Visit Galle Fort.
• After visit heading back to Unawatuna.
• Relax on the Unawatuna beach or hotel.
• Overnight stay at Unawatuna.


Galle





Unawatuana - Koggala - Unawatuna


SCHEDULE



Cycling distance - Approx. 43kms
Time – Approx:01 – 02 hours journey please note that visits, sightseeing and stops are not include the time duration.
Grading – Soft

• Breakfast in the hotel at Unawatuna.
• Visit Koggala highlights.
- Martin Wikramasinha Museum.
- Visit spice and cinnamon village.
- Visit an organic farm in Koggala.
• After visits heading back to Unawatuna.
• Overnight stay at Unawatuna.


Koggala Highlights

Turtle Hatchery, Tea factory spice garden, Martin Wiickramasinghe Folk Musieum, Stillt Fishing, Koggala Lake, Hiyare Rain Forest, Midigama Organic Fruit Farm, Kirala Kale Estuary, Kataluva Purvarama Temple.



Unawatuna - Colombo


SCHEDULE

Cycling distance - Approx. 60kms (from Unawatuna to Bentota) you will be transported a further 97kms to Colombo via vehicle.
Time – Approx:04 – 05 hours journey please note that visits, sightseeing and stops are not include the time duration.
Grading – Soft

• After your delicious breakfast proceed to Colombo.
• You can capture unforgettable places during the cycling.
• Leisure and relax in the hotel.
• Colombo night life.
• Overnight stay at Colombo.





Colombo


SCHEDULE

• Breakfast in the hotel.
• Visit Colombo highlights.
• Optional Colombo cycling.
• At the evening you can do a shopping around the Colombo.
• Overnight stay at Colombo.





Colombo - Colombo Airport


SCHEDULE

50kms and approximately 01 hour journey please note that visits, sightseeing and stops are not including the time duration.

• After your breakfast on the last day, you will be taken from the hotel to the Bandaranaike International Airport for your flight back home along with unforgettable memories and numerous stories to relate to your friends and family.