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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
• Explore unbelievable man made creature in Anuradhapura
• Visit Ritigala archeologically place
• experience Sri Lanka’s rich historical and cultural past with a visit to the Sigiriya rock fortress built by renegade King Kashyapa in the 5th century AD
• Visit the monument in Polonnaruwa which dates back to 5th century AD
• Visit world-famous Temple of the Tooth Relic
• Experience a part of Sri Lankan custom neighbouring to Agro culture
• Cycling to Kithulgala and test your adrenaline

Arrival - Negombo


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 - Anuradhapura


Cycling distance - Approx.60 km (From Makandura to Galgamuwa Junction) you will be transported a further 95kms to Anuradhapura via vehicle.
Time – Approx. 4 - 5 hours journey Please note that visits, sightseeing and stops are not include the time duration.
Grading – Moderate

• After your breakfast start your first day paddle in Sri Lanka.
• Heading to Pannala for begin your cycling journey.
• En route visit at Panduwasnuwara Ancient Kingdom Palace.
• At the evening visit Anuradhapura Ancient City.
• Overnight stay in the 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 - Sigiriya


Cycling distance - Approx.60 km (From Anuradhapura - Ritigala) you will be transported a further 15kms 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

• After your breakfast cycling to Ritigala.
• Visit Ritigala Archeologically Place.
• Visit Sigiriya rock fortress.
• Optional do an evening safari at Hurulu Eco Park or Minneriya National Park.
• Overnight stay at the Anuradhapura.


One such site in the monastic complex on the lower slope of Ritigala Mountain range which its elevation of 2513 feet, higher than the other main tourist attraction of the North central plains. Namely Sigiriya, Dambulla and Mihintale. This Strict Nature Reserve with Ruins of a Forest Monastery lies in to Dry Zone of Sri Lanka, 21 km north of Habarana on the Anuradhapura road. Ritigala has a rich documented history and is referred to as "Arittha-Pabbata" in the Mahavansa, the great historical chronicle which records that Pandukabhaya, the third king of Sri Lanka (377-307 BC) sojourned in the mountain for seven years preparing for the wars to capture the kingdom. The early inhabitants of Ritigala referred to as "Yakkas" joined Pandukabhaya cause and fought in his many battles. Ritigala appears to have been also used by King Dutugemunu (101-72 BC) and by King Jetthatissa in the 7th century in their wars against the Indian Invaders. There are rock inscriptions which indicate that gradually, Ritigala had become a monastic retreat for hermit (Pamsukulika) monks and a place of religious significance. The ruins of Ritigala Monastry located on the eastern part of the mountain. The ruins covered area of 24 hectares. Terrace ways, circular terraces, a stone bridge, and remains of a giant stone banked pond built across a water stream. There are stone structures named double-platforms, which are characteristic of Ritigala and other forest monasteries such as Arankele, Veherabandigala and the western monasteries at Anuradhapura.
This mountain range comprises three types of forests. The bottom part of the mountain range is Dry Mixed Evergreen Forest type, the middle part of the range is Tropical Montana Forest type and the highest terrain of Upper Montana Forest type. Ritigala is the watershed of the Malwatu Oya (River) which feeds the Nachaduwa Reservoir and Kalueba Ela (Canal) which in turn feeds Huruluweva Reservoir.
Ritigala is an eco-tourist destination. Wildlife includes elephants, sloth bear, it is also rich in endangered bird species, including black eagle, grey hornbill, Sri Lanka spur fowl, and Malabar pied hornbill and spot-winged thrush. Rise medicinal plants and orchid.


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 Royal Garden, Water Garden, the Miniature Water Garden, the Terraced Garden, the Mirror Wall, the Lion Staircase and the Palace.

Sigiriya - Polonnaruwa


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 and Moderate

• Following a delicious breakfast at your hotel and you will be transferred to Polonnaruwa Ancient City.
• Visit Polonnaruwa Ancient City.
• 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, 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, Alahana Parivena, artefacts and. inscription, Galvihara, The North Temple, The Garden of Polonnaruwa.

Polonnaruwa - Kandy


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.


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 Wikrama 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 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 - Kithulgala


Cycling distance - Approx.60 km (From Kandy to Kithulgala)
Time – Approx.03 - 04 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 Kithulgala.
• Water rafting at Kithulgala.
• Optional canoeing and abseiling at Kithulgala.
• Overnight camping at Kithulgala.


Most of rivers descend from Adam’s peak, Kithulgala too. 2,243m mountain which is the mythological place where Adam set foot on earth. Kithulgala is perfect place to get your paddle wet for the first time; Kithulgala offers an unforgettable rafting trip with challenging rapids, stunning scenery and beauty. The river hosts rapids between grades 2 and 3, with the rafting stretch being approximately 6.5 kilometres, and taking between 1 to 2 hours to complete. With up to seven rapids to tackle, including the "Killer Fall" and "Rib Cage" and it chosen a location of film site of the railway in the 1957 Movie Bridge over the River Kwai. Behind you, mountains are covered in a mixture of thick rainforest and tea and rubber plantations provide a memorable trill.
This activity which doesn’t require swimming capabilities at all is ideal for the amateurs who wish to 'take the plunge' and for experts as well. This breath taking village famous as a unbeatable adventure and leisure destination among local and foreign tourists. Visitors can experience plenty of activities such as White Water Rafting, Bird Watching, Walking in the Jungle, Visiting pre historic caves, Trekking to Waterfalls, Bathing in the river, Adventure Jumps and slides in natural ponds, Rain Forest Walks and Trails, River Expeditions, Mountain biking, Waterfall Abseiling, etc…

Kithulgala - Colombo Airport


110kms and approximately 02 - 03 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.