ONLY WOMEN CYCLING TOUR IN SRI LANKACycling 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 of Mirissa
• Wander through the magnificent Sinharaja Rainforest
• Observe herds of wild elephants roaming freely at Uda Walawe
• Paddling through the tea brushes
• Visit highlights surrounding Haputale.
• Meet the indegineous people in Sri Lanka
• 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 Dambulla Cave Remple
• Stay in the kingdom of Kurunegala
Arrival - Mirissa
190kms and approximately 02 - 03 hours 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 Mirissa.
• Check in to Hotel.
• After a long journey leisure and relax at Mirissa.
• 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.
Mirissa - Sinharaja
Cycling distance - Approx.60 km (From Mirissa - Sinharaja) you will be transported a further 09kms to Sinharaja via vehicle.
Time – Approx. 5 - 6 hours journey Please note that visits, sightseeing and stops are not include the time duration.
Grading – Soft and Moderate
• Following a delicious breakfast with warm cup of Sri Lankan tea and you will transport to Sinharaja, you will meet more ascends.
• Photograph on the way.
• Visit tea plantations and you can mix with locals.
• After your day cycling you have the rest of the day and evening to yourself.
• Optional trekking at Sinharaja Rain Forest.
• Overnight stay at t the Sinharaja.
Sinharaja is the world heritage virgin Rain forest in Sri Lanka. Out of a total of 830 indigenous plants in the island Sinharaja has nearly 500 plants and out of 21 native bird species in the country 17 species have made Sinharaja their home. The Location of the Sinharaja Rain Forest is in the South Western part of the island and spanning an area of 18900 acres. The Sinharaja Forest reserves also home to over 50% of Sri Lanka's endemic species of mammals and butterflies, as well as many kinds of insects, reptiles and rare amphibians.
Most of the area of Sinharaja forest was originally declared a forest reserve under the Waste Lands Ordinance in 1875. In 1978, Sinharaja Rain Forest was included in the international network of biosphere reserves, established and maintained as part of UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere (MAB) program. On October 1988, this reserve, together with a north-eastern extension of it, was declared Sri Lanka’s first National Wilderness Heritage Area.
Sinharaja hosts to 95% endemic birds in Sri Lanka. Over 147 species have been recorded. This variety of species is possible because of the availability of specific habitats that range from 300 to 1500 meters. There is evidence that there have been elephants in parts of the Sinharaja and its surrounding forests. However, their numbers have gone down over time and now there are only a few animals on the Rakwana side of Sinharaja, especially in the Handapan Ella, Thangamalai and Deepdene areas. Some threatened freshwater fish found in Sinharaja are Comb Tail, Smooth-breasted Snakehead, Black Ruby Barb, Cherry Barb and Red-tailed go-by. The awe-inspiring experience cannot be described in any word, you have to experience it.
Sinharaja - Udawalawe
Cycling distance - Approx. 60 km (From Sinharaja to Udawalawe) you will be transported a further 06kms to Udawalawe 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
• You will get up with fresh air and sounds of singing birds, and taste your breakfast and cycle to Udawalawe.
• Visit Elephant transit Home at Udawalawe.
• Optional do an evening safari at Udawalawe National Park.
• BBQ Dinner at the camp site with bonfire.
• Overnight stay at Udawalawe.
Udawalawe National Park
Udawalawe National park is undoubtedly the best place to see wild Asian Elephants throughout the year. Udawalawe National Park is unique in terms of consistency in numbers of elephants roaming the park. It has no a seasonal variation in herds of elephants. The reserve covers 30, 821 hectares of land. The park established on 30 June 1972. Park is Located165 km kilometres away from Colombo. Species recorded from the park include 94 plants, 12 amphibians, 21 fish, 33 reptiles, 184 birds, and 43 mammals. Additionally 135 species of butterflies are among the invertebrates found in Udawalawe.
The main attraction of the park are Water Buffalo, Wild boar, Spotted Deer, Samber Deer, Jackal, Black-naped hare, bandicoots, mongooses, foxes, the endemic Toque Macaque and Gray Langers. If you are lucky Sighting Leopard and other smaller cats like Fishing cat & Jungle cat can be seen.The endemic species of bird called Red Faced Malkoha has its favorite habitat in the 195 square km parkland.
Late evening also affords the photographic opportunities in the backdrop of loveliest sunsets.
Elephant Transit Home at Udawalawe National Park
Elephant is largest and an endangered spices in the world. Their survival and natural habits is threatened by various human activities. Recently human elephant conflict in increasing. Due to this case many elephants constantly being killed in the forest and number of baby elephants become orphaned or abandoned. The Udawalawe Elephant Transfer Home is an Elephant orphanage located within the Udawalawe National Park. Established in 1995 by the Department of wildlife Conservation, it is home to over 40 orphaned elephants. The orphaned calves and juveniles of the park are brought into the orphanage and raised with necessary care until such time as they could be released to their habitat. Once they are released to the park, currently 31 destitute baby elephants are being looked after by the DWC. The Park authorities take upon themselves to keep constant track of the beasts till they get used to the new life in the wild. As at the year 2008, no less than sixty-five elephants had been released to the jungle.
Udawalawe - Haputale
Cycling distance - Approx. 45 km (From Udawalawe - Wellawaya) you will be transported a further 53kms to Haputale via vehicle.
Time – Approx:02 - 03 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 and at your hotel and you will be transferred to Haputale with more descends and ascends.
• En route visit Kinkini Wehera Raja Maha Viharaya Temple, Sellaba Ancient Temple, Kotaweheragala Ancient Temple.
• Visit Diyaluma Water Falls.
• Visit Lanka Tea Centre at Haputale.
• Photograph on the way.
• Evening visit to Lipton’s Seat and Rawana Falls.
• Overnight stay at 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 - Badulla
Cycling distance - Approx. 44 km (From Mahiyanganaya - Badulla)
Time – Approx:01 - 02 hours journey please note that visits, sightseeing and stops are not include the time duration.
Grading – Hard
• Following a delicious breakfast at your hotel and you will be transferred to Badulla.
• En route visit Dowa Raja MahaViharaya Temple.
• Visit to Dunhinda Falls.
• Visit Muthiyangana Temple.
• Visit Bogoda Raja Maha Viharaya.
• Evening city walk.
• Overnight stay at Badulla.
Badulla is an ancient city situated in the lower central hill of Sri Lanka. It is the capital city of Uva Province. Badulla is located 60 km southeast of Kandy, almost encircled by the Badulu Oya (River), about 680 metres (2200ft) above sea level and is surrounded by picturesque hills and mountains, most of which have tea plantations.
Badulla is a multinational city with the ancient Muthiyangana Temple situated in its heart. . In the 20th century Badulla was a regional hub for the British rulers. They made Badulla the capital of Uva Wellassa now known as the Uva Province. Even today there are some British colonial buildings in Badulla. The Badulla train station is one such example. It is the last train station in one of the main train lines in Sri Lanka the Upcountry train line this train line was used by the British to send tea collected from the Badulla district to Colombo. Badulla district is one of the leading tea producing districts only behind Nuwara-Eliya district.
Mahiyanganaya - Badulla
Cycling distance - Approx. 56 km (From Badulla to Mahiyanganaya)
Time – Approx.01 - 02 hours
Grading – Hard
• Following a delicious breakfast at your hotel and you will be transferred to Mahiyanganaya, explore indigenous tribes in Sri Lanka.
• Visit Seetha Kotuwa Ancient Place.
• Relax in the hotel.
• Overnight stay at Mahiyanganaya.
Find a Sri Lankan indigenous people the best place is Dambana. Vedda are an indigenous people of Sri Lanka, an island in the Indian Ocean. They, amongst other self-identified native communities such as Coast Veddas and Anuradhapura Veddas, are accorded indigenous status but if you need to encounter Vedda people and their life style Dambana is the place. Just 05km far off the A26. Dambana comprises four sub villages, but you’ll inevitably be brought to Kotabakina, where there are 10 traditional style Vedda homes with thatched roofs and mud floors.
Veddas were originally hunter-gatherers. They used bows and arrows to hunt game, and also gathered wild plants and honey. Many Veddas also farm, frequently using slash and burn or swidden cultivation, which is called "Chena" in Sri Lanka. East Coast Veddas also practice fishing. Veddas are famously known for their rich meat diet. The current leader of the Wanniyala-Aetto community is Uru Warige Wanniya. Another group, often termed East Coast Veddas, is found in coastal areas of the Eastern Province, between Batticaloa and Trincomalee. These Veddas have adopted Tamil as their mother tongue.
Mahiyanganaya - Sigiriya
Cycling distance - Approx. 60 km (From Mahiyanganaya to during Pallegama Rd) you will be transported a further 54kms to Sigiriya via vehicle.
Time – Approx. 03 - 04 hours
Grading – Hard and Moderate
• Following a delicious breakfast at your hotel and you will be transferred to Sigiriya through surrounding by beautiful view in hill country.
• Visit Sigiriya Rock Fortress (World Heritage Site).
• Relax at the hotel.
• Overnight stay at the 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 05th Century AD are Landmarks of Sigiriya.
Sigiriya - Dambulla
Cycling distance - Approx. 15kms
Time – Approx. 30 minutes
Grading – Moderate and Soft
• Following a delicious breakfast at your hotel and you will be transferred to Dambulla.
• Visit Dambulla Cave Temple (Heritage Site).
• Full day relax in the hotel.
• Optional, you can do a cookery demonstrator or a remarkable body massage.
• Overnight stay at the Sigiriya.
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 - Kurunegala
Cycling distance - Approx. 60 km (From Dambulla to Ridi Viharaya) you will be transported a further 32kms to Kurunegala via vehicle.
Time – Approx. 03 - 04 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 and you will be paddled your two wheel along the road.
• Visit highlights surrounding and photograph on the way.
• En route visit Ridi Viharaya Temple.
• Overnight stay at the Kurunegala.
Buwanekabahu II shifted his kingdom to Kurunegala in 1293 A.D. After his death his son Parakramabahu IV comes to the throne in 1302 A.D. He was the great leader who energised Kurunegala era.
Located 90kms off Colombo, the Capital city of Kurunegala has been so called for the giant rock namely “Athugala” (Elephant Rock) in the middle of the city. Kurunegala” is a pure Sinhala derivation of the mixed Sinhala name “Hasthishailapura” meaning ‘the city of the Elephant Rock’ so named after its shape of a resting elephant, as it is obvious at a glance. A hot day’s city temperature records high owing to this rock. For the prevailing modern land-access facilities to the city, one commencing from Colombo can reach it easily in less than 2½hours. The provincial capital has many 19th Century relics of the British colonial period including the government agent’s residence, (presently the governor’s office) clock tower, and many more other buildings.
The clock tower in the centre of the city forms a monument of the brave soldiers who participated in the World War II. Dotting the city through an aerial photograph is ancient building whose initial forms have by now changed. Adding to the city scape is the lake around which many hotels and restaurants are located. If you watch around from the top of the Elephant rock the whole city is can be visualized in an obtuse angle.
Ridi Viharaya or the Silver Temple was built at the place where Silver ore was found, that was made used to build Ruwanweli Dageba at Anuradhapura by King Dutugemunu during his reign.
Ridi Viharaya is an important Raja Maha Viharaya belonging to the Cultural Triangle. Historical Data on this Monastery complex is found in some Caves written in Brahmin Inscriptions. They date back to the 2nd and 3rd Centuries BC. During the time of Arahath Mahinda, many Arahaths are believed to be resided in these caves which numbers around twenty five in the surrounding area of Ridi Viharaya and Rambodagalla area. The caves had been prepared by cutting into the rock and donated by chieftains of the area to the Sangha. The Ridi Viharaya temple was built later by King Dutugemunu and the details about the construction is mainly being known by the historical chronicle Mahavamsa and by other sources like Ridi Vihara Asna and also by legend.
Kurunegala - Colombo Airport
83kms 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.