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EXPLORE THE HISTORICAL TREASURES 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
• Climb up the stunning Sigiriya Rock fortress
• Visit Dambulla cave temple
• Explore Polonnaruwa’s Ancient ruins
• Visit Temple of tooth relic
• Experience traditional Sri Lankan dancing highlights
• Stay in unique ancestral luxurious city of Kandy
• Watch baby elephants at the Pinnawala orphanage as they feed and frolic in the river




Arrival - Negombo


SCHEDULE

10kms and approximately 15 minutes journey please note that visits, sightseeing and stops are not including the time duration.

• We are at your service on arrival at the recently refurbished Modern and State of the art International Airport. Representative from Green foot travels will meet & assist you at the airport. And transfer to a hotel in Negombo.
• Check in to hotel.
• After a long journey leisure and relax or walk along sandy beach.
• 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 - Sigiriya



SCHEDULE

Cycling distance - Approx. 60 km (From Makandura to Panduwasnuwara) you will be transported a further 126kms to Sigiriya 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 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 Sigiriya.



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 Unmadachitra, 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 Abayawewa reservoir are perhaps the first ever irrigation reservoir in history.

Sigiriya

Sigiriya is one of world significant major archaeological sites, Sigiriya represent a distinctive concentration of fifth –century urban planning, architecture, gardening, engineering, hydraulics and art, centered 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 high way. Sigiriya’s 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.



Sigiriya - Polonnaruwa


SCHEDULE

Cycling distance - Approx. 55km (From Sigiriya to Polonnaruwa)
Time – Approx. 4 - 5 hours journey Please note that visits, sightseeing and stops are not include the time duration.
Grading – Soft

• Following a delicious breakfast at your hotel and you will be transferred to Polonnaruwa Ancient City.
• En route visit Sigiriya Rock Fortress.
• Optional Hiriwadunna village tour, Elephant back ride and bullock card ride.
• Optional do an evening safari at Kaudulla National Park
• Overnight stay at the Polonnaruwa.


Polonnaruwa

Polonnaruwa, The medieval capital of Sri Lanka from the eleventh to the end of the first quarter of the thirteenth century A.D. is situated in the dry zone of the North-central province. During the first millennium A.D, when Sri Lanka’s capital Anuradhapura, was flourishing, Polonnaruwa served as a fortified outpost (Kadavurunuwara) where the Sinhala garrisons camped during period Anuradhapura. Polonnaruwa was a strategic location because of Mahaweli River.
The principle groups of monuments rising up the city of Polonnaruwa. Visitors are staring from the southern entrance to the site and progressing to north. Potgulvehera monastery, The citadel and place complex, The quadrangle, Manikvehera monastery complex, Alahanaparivena, artefacts and. inscription, Galvihara, The North Temple, Thawhindhu Temple, The garden of Polonnaruwa.

Polonnaruwa - Kandy


SCHEDULE

Cycling distance - Approx.60 km (From Polonnaruwa to Laggala) you will be transported a further 14kms to Kandy via vehicle.
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 at your hotel and you will start your cycling to Laggala.
• Visit Temple of Tooth Relic.
• Experience traditional Sri Lankan dancing highlights.
• Optional visit Peradeniya Botanical Garden and Oak Ray wood carving.
• Overnight stay at Kandy.


Kandy

The principle groups of monuments rising up the city of Polonnaruwa. Visitors are staring from the southern entrance to the site and progressing to north. Potgulvehera monastery, The citadel and place complex, The quadrangle, Manikvehera monastery complex, Alahanaparivena, artefacts and. inscription, Galvihara, The North Temple, Thawhindhu Temple, The garden of Polonnaruwa.
The geographical location of the Kandy was very important in creating a natural defence 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 progress, 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 - Negombo


SCHEDULE

Cycling distance - Approx.60 km (From Kandy to Pinnawala) you will be transported a further 75kms to Negombo via vehicle.
Time – Approx.4 - 5 hours journey Please note that visits, sightseeing and stops are not include the time duration.
Grading –Soft and Moderate

• Following a delicious breakfast and you will paddle your bike to Hill Country.
• Visit Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage.
• Visit Mawanella Spice Garden, Best spice in the world since ancient time.
• At the evening leisure & relax on the beach.
• Overnight stay at the Negombo.


Negombo

The “Malu” market reminded Negombo, and all the way, it is consisting of golden beaches, clear blue skies and blue water. Enjoy the refreshing sea breeze on your face while the waves embrace your feet. Most of tourists use the town for the first or the last night of their stay in Sri Lanka because it is perfectly located within the 7 km from the Bandaranaike International Airport in Sri Lanka.
After in the early 1500s, the Portuguese constructed a fort in Negombo and took over the trade of cinnamon to the West and in the 1600s the king of Kandy turned to the Dutch for help. The Dutch captured Negombo from the Portuguese in 1646. The legacy of the Dutch colonial era can be seen in the Dutch Fort, constructed in 1672, a number of other buildings and the extensive canal system that runs 120 km from Colombo in the South, through Negombo to Puttalam in the north. The British then took it from them in 1796 without a struggle. Evidence of their occupation can be seen in the various colonial styles of architecture of many of the buildings in Negombo, is often referred to as “Little Rome’. The Negombo lagoon has provided the fishermen with a plentiful supply of crabs, shrimps, lobsters, cattle fish and many of the native species of fish. No wonder Negombo is a gourmet's delight with seafood available in plenty. Also produces spices, ceramics and brassware.

Negombo - Colombo Airport


SCHEDULE

10kms and approximately 30 minutes 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.