10 Days around the Pearl


If you are interested to spend ten days on two wheels to see lot of natural beauty and cultural highlights of the Island, this is the best itinerary for you. UNESCO heritage temples, local cuisine, Lush and green tea plantations, elephants and other wildlife, cinnamon and its culture, authentic local life and many other experiences will make your Sri Lankan active holiday unforgettable.

Day 01


Arrival to Bandaranayake International Air port, Greet and welcome by our cycling team. Thereafter  transfer to the hotel in Negombo. If your arrival flight is in the morning, you can visit Negombo town by vehicle in the early evenings)

Dinner and overnight stay at a hotel in Negombo.

Day 02


Ride from Sigiriya  to Dambulla Approx. 40-50 km

We start the ride next to the magnificent Sigiriya rock fortress. Following an irrigation canal we ride passing agricultural lands of sweet potato, beans and rice paddies. All the while observing the natural rhythm of local life, first we stop at the bund of the Kandalama Laka where a short break will be taken in view of the stunning lake while our team serves some local snacks and beverages. All the while your guide confers to you a comprehending understanding about the local culture and atmosphere all throughout the ride. Moving along a nice gravel path while following a small stream, you finish the first half of the ride by indulging yourself in the splendor of the world heritage site as deemed by UNESCO, the Dambulla rock temple.

Afterwards you’d loop back to your starting point again following a serine and lush pathways full of local farming culture and its experience.

In the early evenings transfer to a local house by vehicle to take part of authentic cookery experience. Learn about the Sri Lankan spices and vegetables and how you prepare a delicious curry with them. Thereafter enjoy your home cooked Sri Lankan rice and curry dinner.

Overnight stay at Sigiriya.

Day 03


Ride from Sigiriya to Dambulla (Approx. 40-50 km)

We start the ride next to the magnificent Sigiriya rock fortress. Following an irrigation canal we ride passing agricultural lands of sweet potato, beans and rice paddies. All the while observing the natural rhythm of local life, first we stop at the bund of the Kandalama Laka where a short break will be taken in view of the stunning lake while our team serves some local snacks and beverages. All the while your guide confers to you a comprehending understanding about the local culture and atmosphere all throughout the ride. Moving along a nice gravel path while following a small stream, you finish the first half of the ride by indulging yourself in the splendor of the world heritage site as deemed by UNESCO, the Dambulla rock temple.

Afterwards you’d loop back to your starting point again following a serine and lush pathways full of local farming culture and its experience.
In the early evenings transfer to a local house by vehicle to take part of authentic cookery experience. Learn about the Sri Lankan spices and vegetables and how you prepare a delicious curry with them. Thereafter enjoy your home cooked Sri Lankan rice and curry dinner.

Overnight stay at Sigiriya.
Meals – Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner

Day 04


Ride from Giritale to Polonnaruwa (Approx 35KM)

After Breakfast transfer to Giritale by vehicle. Start the bike ride on the ancient Giritale dam and continue it along an irrigational canal where bird wildlife is plenty. Today we are in the heart of the rice cultivation and the granary of the island. In this ride we will get an exposure on many day today activities of the local farming community. Stop at a village house to be refreshed with an exotic coconut juice offers by the village family, before we reach to the second ancient capital of Sri Lanka. Visit Polonnaruwa Archeological monuments by bikes.  Ride along the 12th century Dam to move around this UNESCO heritage site. On completion returned to Habarana by vehicle.

Dinner and overnight stay at Habarana.

(This day late afternoon you can do an optional jeep safari to see the one of the best elephant gathering in Asia. Please contact your cycle guide for the timing and the cost)

Day 05


Sigiriya to Kandy. (Ride Approx. 55km)

After Breakfast transfer by vehicle to Kalundeewa. Start the ride from a little hill and enjoy your first very small downhill in Sri Lanka. This is an elephant corridor area where occasionally elephants cross the road and move in to a national park. Riding along “Elahera” canal with the shade of hundreds of giant Arjunla trees will give you some unforgettable holiday memories.  Take a short break on the stunning ‘Moragahakanda” hydropower dam while overlooking the knuckles mountain range. After the dam, the undulating paved path would leads us to our final destination – Naula, a small but quite picturesque town located in the district of mathale. Afterwards we drive to Kandy where we staying for the night. While on the way we also stop at the Matale Spice Gardens where the best spices of Sri Lanka are found.

Dinner and overnight stay in Kandy

Day 06


Kandy none cycling day.

Rising around the scenic lake to enjoy the none cycling day.  UNESCO – listed Kandy as one of the world heritage sites. Today its home to multiple sacred landmarks, landscaped gardens and cultural museums. This is the pinnacle of cultural heritage and the hill-capital of Sri Lanka. We will visit the sacred temple of the tooth during the offering time, with our long pants and covered shoulders to pay the respect to the most sacred Buddhist temple in Sri Lanka. Then we visit a gem lapidary to indulge in the craftsmanship of Sri Lankan jewelers. The rest of the day is spent on enjoying the wonderful hotel amenities.

Overnight stay in Kandy.

Day 07


Kandy to Nuwara Eliya (Ride Approx 40KM)

After Breakfast Transfer to Peradeniya by vehicle. Start the ride from the beautiful Peradeniya University premises. Today is the challenging hilly day. But our support vehicle will be behind to you as an option all throughout the ride. On our way to the land where they produce the best quality tea in the world, we will be cycling on an uphill and undulating path. If you spot tea picking ladies working in the tea gardens, don’t forget to stop for a picture. Reach at stunning kothmale hydropower Dam to complete the ride for the day and take rest while enjoying the cut fruits served by the cycle team. Transfer to Nuwaraeliya by vehicle while stopping at a tea factory to learn about the manufacturing process of tea and enjoy a nice cup of Ceylon black tea.

Dinner and overnight stay Nuwaraeliya.

Day 08


After breakfast transfer to Ella by vehicle. (Approximately 02Hrs and 30Min.)

Ella is a little trendy town in Sri Lanka where many back packers would like to stay. It has many scenic hiking trail options. We will do a little walk to mini Adams peak to see the panoramic view over the south part of the island. If it’s a clear day, views are truly stunning. After lunch at a little trendy restaurant in the town, we transfer to visit Ravana ella water fall and our bike ride for the day will start from there. Enjoy the gentle downhill ride along the southern hills of the island. You can also see the rapid changers of the vegetation when you reach the southern plains as you are quickly moving to a different climatic zone.

Transfer to Udawalawe by vehicle.

(Ride approxi: 40KM)

Day 09


Udawalawe to Galle (Ride apporxi: 40KM)

After breakfast transfer to Udawalawe Elephant Transit Home. At the morning feeding time you can see the rescued baby elephants. This is a very successful wildlife conservation project running by the government of Sri Lanka to look after the orphan baby elephants until they get fit enough to go back and live in their natural habitat by themselves.

Our ride of the day also starts from the elephant transit home after seen the cute babies being fed by bottles. From the beginning we will be riding along the dam of Udawalawe reservoir which has amazing views on the background. Plenty of birdlife will slowdown our speed time to time. Turning in to the village, we will be pedaling along a beautiful canal passing many banana plantations and rice paddies. This is a nice shady gravel path with many local activities happens.

Transfer to Galle by vehicle (appox: 03Hours)

Dinner and overnight stay at Galle

Day 10


Ride around Koggala Lake (Approxi:30KM)

After breakfast transfer to Ahangama.

Last day to explore Sri Lanka by bike.

As southern part of Sri Lanka is famous as the area where the best cinnamon is coming from, this is the day that we learn about cinnamon cultivation and get an experience of cinnamon peeling. Today we will be passing few rubber plantations and lower land home tea gardens too. Koggala Lake round is full of multiple numbers of mangroves and many indigenous plant species. Learn about the importance of mangroves from your cycling guide and how the wood is being use for the local Masks carving. Half away trough the ride, a boat will be waiting to take you to an island were a family groves cinnamon. In the island you can see the process of cinnamon peeling and have a nice healthy cup of cinnamon tea. End of the ride, transfer to Galle to visit the ancient Dutch fort which is a world heritage site declared by UNESCO.

Dinner and overnight stay at Galle.

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