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ESCAPE TO A9 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.


• Step to white sandy beach in Negombo
• Stay in unique ancestral luxurious city of Kandy
• Enjoy a Kandyan Cultural show, the show features the graceful and rhythmic dancers and drummers culminating in an impressive fire walking display.
• Visit Dambulla Cave Temple
• See how to grow best Spice in the world
• Explore the First Kingdom of Ancient time
• Wander through the magnificent Sinharaja Rainforest
• Cycling To Mannar
• Visit Madu Church(Pope Francis visited the historical Madhu Shrine during his stay in Sri Lanka in January 2015,
• Discover the north
• Busk in the sun in Pasikudha
• Visit Polonnaruwa Ancient Monument
• Descend to the iconic rocky out crop of Sigiriya

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 - Kandy


    SCHEDULE

    Cycling distance - Approx.60kms (From Negombo to Pinnawala) you will be transported a further 45kms to Kandy 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 you will paddle your bike to Hill Country.
    • Optional visit Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage.
    • Visit Mawanella Spice garden, Best spice in the world since ancient time.
    • Visit Temple of Tooth Relic.
    • Leisure and relax in the hotel.
    • Overnight stay at the scared city of Kandy.



    Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

    Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is an orphanage, nursery and captive breeding ground for wild Asian elephants located at Pinnawala village. Pinnawala situated northwest of the town of Kegalla. It is situated halfway between the present capital Colombo and the ancient royal residence Kandy. It was established in 1975 by the Sri Lanka wildlife department in a 25 acre coconut property near the Maha Oya River. In 2011, there were 88 elephants, including 37 males and 51 females from 3 generations, living in Pinnawala. The main attraction is the opportunity to observe the bathing elephants from the broad river bank as the herd interact socially, bathing and playing. Visitors to the park can view many different aspects of the care and daily routine of the elephants, such as bottle feeding of elephant calves, feeding of all other elephants, and bathing in the Ma Oya (River). There are twenty elephants have been born since 1984, and the orphanage has the largest herd of captive elephants in the world. While most of the elephants are healthy, one is blind and one, named Sama, has lost her front left leg due to a landmine.

    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

      • Delicious breakfast at the hotel.
      • 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 tiny city tour in the evening or relax in the hotel.
      • Overnight stay at Kandy and followed by a wonderful dinner.





      • Kandy - Dambulla


        SCHEDULE

        Cycling distance - Approx.60kms (From Kandy to Matale) you will be transported a further 25kms to Dambulla via vehicle.
        Time – Approx. 5 - 6 hours journey Please note that visits, sightseeing and stops are not include the time duration.
        Grading – Moderate and Soft

        • Following a delicious breakfast with warm cup of Sri Lankan tea, you will paddle your two wheels along A9.
        • Visit Spice garden at Matale, best spice in the world since ancient time.
        • Visit Dambulla Cave Temple in the Dusk.
        • Overnight stay at the Dambulla.


        Spice Garden

        Since the historical time Sri Lanka was one of hub among the Spice and ivory traders. In that times Si lanka knows as Taprobane, was world renewed for its Quality Spices. During ancient times the Greeks, Romans and the Arabic maintained their links with Sri Lanka through the spice trade. In 15th century, Portuguese discovered Sri Lanka and they began trading in cinnamon and other spices. The Dutch and British followed bringing with them their own history and influences, forming a strong Western presence that created a history of food expressed with spices, which can be tasted in the dishes today. Also the Spices are use in both medicinal purpose and in traditional cuisine. Gardens are open to visitors, a delightful place to stroll in fragrant greenery and learn about nutmeg, pepper vines, clove trees and curry, cinnamon and the precious cardamom, a relative of ginger. It grows in the shade of high jungle trees and can only be harvested by hand. Visitors may buy spices. Visitors can be seen Spice garden at Mathale, (Kandy Dambulla main road), Higula (located on the main road between Colombo and the hill capital of Kandy) and Hiriadunna, Nalanda, Randeniya, Pinnawala.

        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 - Anuradhapura


          SCHEDULE

          Cycling distance - Approx.60kms (From Dambulla to Kalawewa) you will be transported a further 25kms to Anuradhapura via vehicle.
          Time – Approx. 5 - 6 hours journey Please note that visits, sightseeing and stops are not include the time duration.
          Grading – Moderate

          • Following a delicious breakfast with warm cup of Sri Lankan tea you will transport to Nuwara Eliya.
          • Visit Massive Kalawewa Reservoir built by king Dathusena, and Aukana Buddha statue.
          • Visit archeologically monuments at Mihintale.
          • Overnight stay at the Anuradhapura.



          Anuradhapura

          Ancient glory of Anuradhapura was a beginning of the Sri Lankan Buddhist history and great civilizations. Anuradhapura became the capital of Sri Lanka in the 4th century BC. Sri Lankan history from the 4th century BC up to 10th century A.D is generally referred as “Anuradhapura” period. When introducing Buddhism in 247 BC start a unique culture and great civilizations. Indo-Aryan Sinhalese has produced unbelievable feat architecture and constructions. Such as massive Dagobas, the ornate pleasure gardens and palaces and exquisite sculpture which abounds. The unique feature of Sri Lankan stupa (Dagobs) is which enshrined relics of the Buddha and were objects of veneration.
          The Sri Lankan ancient cities are also the centres of the irrigation work of the past. Massive reservoirs built to collect the rain water. There are many important places at Anuradhapura. Sri Maha Bodhi (The sacred Bo Tree),Ruwanweli Stupa the magnificent Stupa in Anuradhapura, Abhayagiri Stupa Anauradhapura, Jethavana Stupa and museum ,Magnificent stone carving of Isurumuniya Lovers, Thuparamaya the very first Stupa built in Ceylon,The magnificent Twin Ponds of Anuradhapura ,Mirisawetiya Stupa Sri Lanka, Magul Uyana, Rathna Prasadaya, Vessagiri, Nuwarawawa, Anuradhapura Folk Museum.

          Mihintale

          The birth of Buddhism in Sri Lanka dates back to the 3rd century BC, about 236 years after the passing away or ‘Parinirvana’of the Buddha. When arahath Mahinda, son of King Asoka in neighbouring ‘Jambudipa’ or India as it was then known here, and was arrived in Sri Lanka on a full-moon day June to preach the word of the Buddha. When that day according to chronicles king Devanampiyatissa was chasing after a deer in the jungle of Mihintale when arhath Mahinda called the king by his name. ’Tissa’. Then King Devanampiyatisssa accepted arahat world and was a Buddhist king. With Buddhism, receiving state sponsorship, many embraced new teaching that guided them to new way of perceiving the world and a new way of life. Mihintale behind many archaeological wonders such as Mihintale Mahaseya, Ambasthale Dagaba, Selacetiya, Kanthkacetiya, Shinha Pokuna, Naga Pokuna, Kludiya Pokuna and stone bridge at Mahakanadarawa. Worth see at least once your life time.



          • Anuradhapura - Mannar


            SCHEDULE

            Cycling distance - Approx.60kms (From Anuradhapura to Mannar) you will be transported a further 25kms to Dambulla 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 with warm cup of Sri Lankan tea, you will transport to Mannar.
            • Visit Lady of Madu Church. Pope Francis visited the historical Madu Shrine during his stay in Sri Lanka in January 2015.
            • Visit highlights surrounding Mannar.
            • Overnight stay at the Mannar.



            Mannar

            Mannar is famous since ancient time, and located 325kms far away from Colombo. Distance between this island and India about 30kms far away. The area consists of an area that is part of the mainland and Mannar Island – the largest islet in the country. The road to Mannar is through the dry zone of Sri Lanka. The landscape in Mannar district varies from wooded jungles to paddy fields and swaying palm trees.
            About 38km from town, at the western end of the island is Talaimannar; long ago, ferries to Rameswaram, India, departed from a nearby pier. Offshore is Adam’s Bridge – a chain of reefs, sandbanks and islets that nearly connects Sri Lanka to Rameswaram. In the Ramayana these were the stepping stones that the monkey king Hanuman used in his bid to help rescue Rama’s wife Sitha from Rawana, the demon king of Lanka. Along the coast, an abandoned lighthouse marks the start of Adam’s Bridge. In the other direction, about 13km from Mannar on the mainland, is Thirukketeeswaram Kovil. The five historical Sri Lankan Shiva temples established to protect the island from natural disaster.
            One of Main attractions is ancient baobab tree was allegedly planted by Arab traders. It has a circumference of 19.5m and is believed to be over 700 years old. In Africa the baobab is sometimes called the upside-down tree.



            • Mannar - Jaffna


              SCHEDULE

              Cycling distance - Approx.60kms (From Mannar to Vellankulam) you will be transported a further 58kms to Jaffna via vehicle.
              Time – Approx. 6 - 7 hours journey Please note that visits, sightseeing and stops are not include the time duration.
              Grading – Soft



              • Following a delicious breakfast with warm cup of Sri Lankan tea, you will transport to Jaffna.
              • Visit highlights surrounding along road.
              • Overnight stay at the Jaffna.



              Jaffna

              When you see in Sri Lanka in your bird eye view, you will see northern peninsular .that was great port in the Ancient Sri Lanka since In ancient time. It was “Dambakolapatuna” this is where Sangamiththa Theraneo landed while bringing the Bo saplings used at Sri Maha Bodiya. There is a temple and a statue of Sangamith Thatheraneo. after 17 century Ad it was colonial location. Jaffna is a fantastic hideaway and it shrines of its colourful sandy beach. that will indulge to your majestic holiday. See the effects of war and improvements in the life of people after the war. This is an excellent opportunity to see the Northern Sri Lanka.
              When you are travelling to Jaffna peninsula you can adjoin with. . The Dutch Fort that still dominates the Jaffna skyline is spread over an area of 22 hectares within the city limits. The star shaped Jaffna Fort built in 1680 by the Dutch is considered as the best example of Dutch fortifications in Asia. The Jaffna library was one of the best in Asia before it was burnt down. Now most of it is restored and part of it is open for public viewing. It is one of the monumental buildings in Jaffna and very close to the town.
              In Delft Island (Neduntivu Islet) 35kms from the city is the Delft Fort built by the Portuguese. Behind the Fort is a beautiful beach with exquisite shells. A ferry service connects the largest island in the Palk straits with the mainland. The architecture of the Kandaswamy Kovil in the Nallur quarter of the city has been built in the South Indian Dravidian style. The shrine which stood on the site before its destruction by the Portuguese dates back to the 10th century. At Kantarodai, there are about 100 miniature dagobas or stupas crowded in to an area of about one hectare. The diameter of the largest stupa is approximately 04mts. These are believed to be 2000 years old. Nagadeepa is a small island an hour’s journey by boat from the city. The Buddhist temple recently restored is a temple revered by Buddhists of Sri Lanka who believe that it was visited by the Buddha.



              • Jaffna


                SCHEDULE

                • Following a delicious breakfast with warm cup of Sri Lankan tea you will cycle around Jaffna.
                • Photograph on the way.
                • Visit remarkable places in Jaffna Peninsula.
                • After your day cycling you have the rest of the day and evening to yourself.
                • Overnight stay at the Jaffna.





                • Jaffna


                  SCHEDULE

                  • Full day relax in Jafna




                  • Jaffna - Pasikuda


                    SCHEDULE

                    Cycling distance - Approx. 60kms (From – to- ) you will be transported a further 280kms to Pasikuda via vehicle.
                    Time – Approx.06 - 07 hours
                    Grading – Soft and Moderate

                    • Following a delicious breakfast at your hotel and you will be transferred to Pasikuda beach. Soft sandy beach will be kissed your feet.
                    • Optional we can organize special ‘’Tuk’’ ‘’Tuk’’ rally to Pasikuda.
                    • Overnight stay at Pasikuda.


                    Pasikuda

                    Once a much sought- after hideaway, the last few years have seen an increase in visitors and some development. Close by, has a fine bay with clear waters, which opened to the north. An offshore reef shelters sandy beaches and keep the water, clam and clear. It is located in the eastern coast of Sri Lanka, 18 km away from Trincomalee. Pasikuda beach, recognized as one of safest beaches in Sri Lanka is very famous among the travellers who travel around the Sri Lanka. White sand, shallow waters, coral reefs and palm trees make Pasikuda and Kalkudah beaches idyllic places to spend the day on the seaside. Pasikuda Bay’s shallow waters offer a perfectly safe environment for learning how to swim and therefore a popular bathing spot for families with children. There are also possibilities to snorkel, to fish and have some boat rides around and this place is windsurfers and water skies delight.



                    • Pasikuda - Polonnaruwa


                      SCHEDULE

                      Cycling distance - Approx.60kms (From Pasikuda to Polonnaruwa) Time – Approx. 5 - 6 hours journey Please note that visits, sightseeing and stops are not include the time duration Grading – Soft • After your breakfast cycle to Polonnaruwa. • Visit Polonnaruwa Ancient city • Overnight stay at Polonnaruwa.



                      • Polonnaruwa - Anuradhapura


                        SCHEDULE

                        Cycling distance - Approx.60kms (From Polonnaruwa to - ) you will be transported a further 38kms to Anuradhapura via vehicle.
                        Time – Approx. 5 - 6 hours journey Please note that visits, sightseeing and stops are not include the time duration.
                        Grading – Soft

                        • After your breakfast cycling to Anuradhapura via Sigiriya.
                        • Visit Sigiriya Rock Fortress, World heritage site.
                        • Optional visit Mihintale Ancient Place.
                        • Heading back to Anuradhapura for your stay place.
                        • Overnight stay at the Anuradhapura.


                        Sigiriya

                        Sigiriya is one of Asia’s major archaeological sites, Sigiriya represent a distinctive concentration of fifth –century urban planning, architecture, gardening, engineering, hydraulics and art, centred on a massive rock rising 200 meters above the surrounding plain surgery, located in the Matale district near to Dambulla. It can be reached through along Colombo-Habarana highway. Sigiriya location is one of the considerable natural beauty and historical interest, an area of settlement lying between the cultural triangle of Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, and Kandy. The Sigiriya plan still retains much of its forest, cover, and many of its present village settlements and man-made village reservoirs date back to the first millennium B.C. The Archaeological Wonder of Sri Lankan City Planning, Arts, Gardens aping, Engineering, Hydraulic Technology and Defence of the 5th Century AD are Landmarks of Sigiriya.

                        Urban Form
                        One of the important aspects of the archaeology of Sigiriya is that it is one of the best-preserved and most elaborate urban sites in South Asia from the first millennium A.D

                        The Apsara Painting
                        The paintings would have covered most of the western face of the rock, covering an area 140 meters long and 40 meters high. There are references in the Graffiti to 500 ladies in these paintings.

                        The Boulder Garden Painting

                        This was that formed the boulder garden at the time of Sigiriya monasteries, a significant fragment of painting can be seen in at least five of these. Those are the Royal Garden, Water Garden, the Miniature Water Garden, the Terraced Garden, the Mirror Wall, The Lion Staircase and the Palace.

                        Anuradhapura

                        Ancient glory of Anuradhapura was a beginning of the Sri Lankan Buddhist history and great civilizations. Anuradhapura became the capital of Sri Lanka in the 4th century BC. Sri Lankan history from the 4th century BC up to 10th century A.D is generally referred as “Anuradhapura” period. When introducing Buddhism in 247 BC start a unique culture and great civilizations. Indo-Aryan Sinhalese has produced unbelievable feat architecture and constructions. Such as massive Dagobas, the ornate pleasure gardens and palaces and exquisite sculpture which abounds. The unique feature of Sri Lankan stupa (Dagobs) is which enshrined relics of the Buddha and were objects of veneration.
                        The Sri Lankan ancient cities are also the centres of the irrigation work of the past. Massive reservoirs built to collect the rain water. There are many important places at Anuradhapura. Sri Maha Bodhi (The sacred Bo Tree),Ruwanweli Stupa the magnificent Stupa in Anuradhapura, Abhayagiri Stupa Anauradhapura, Jethavana Stupa and museum ,Magnificent stone carving of Isurumuniya Lovers, Thuparamaya the very first Stupa built in Ceylon,The magnificent Twin Ponds of Anuradhapura ,Mirisawetiya Stupa Sri Lanka, Magul Uyana, Rathna Prasadaya, Vessagiri, Nuwarawawa, Anuradhapura Folk Museum.



                        • Anuradhapura - Wilpattu


                          SCHEDULE

                          • After your breakfast cycling to Wilpattu.
                          • Visit Safari at Wilpattu National park, Largest National Park in Sri Lanka.
                          • After the Safari you will tranfer to Chilaw.
                          • Overnight stay at the Chilaw.





                          • Chilaw - Colombo Airport


                            SCHEDULE

                            0kms and approximately 03 - 04 hours 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.