A week around the Pearl

If you can only spend a week in Sri Lanka also want to be active, we have an ideal option for you. Covering most of the major highlights of the island and learning about the people and their livelihood you can enjoy your holiday safely with Adventure Team. We take you to UNESCO heritage Buddhist temples, culturally rich towns, lush and green tea plantations, local cuisine and incredible birdlife and many others in this short itinerary.

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 Waikkala to Walahapitiya  (Approx 40KM)

After Breakfast transfer by vehicle to start the amazing bike ride in Sri Lanka.

Waikkala, the beautiful sandy and coastal village in the western province of Sri Lankan is our starting point. Through which we ride along the flat terrain and relaxing coastal roads. Passing fishermen trying to sell their catch of the day all along the road, sort their nets after a catch and locals buying fresh fish for their delicious curry lunch. If we come across some fishermen pulling their nets we too would stop to help them a bit and make our unique pictures.  This coast was highly influenced by colonial rulers due to the spice trade. Portuguese influence on this area still can be seen on every corner of junctions with little statues of Roman Catholic saints. Passing many coconut palm lands, continue our ride to Walahapitiya, a small village in the North Western province of the Island, there we reach the final destination of our morning ride.

Thereafter transfer to Sigiriya by vehicle (apporx: 03Hrs and 30 Minutes)

In the early evening, climb fascinating and trendy pidurangala rock to see the sunset and view the Sigiriya Rock.

Dinner and 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.

Day 04

Ride from Giritale to Polonnaruwa (Approx 55KM)

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

Kandy to Nuwara Eliya (Ride Approx 40KM)

After Breakfast Transfer to Peradeniya by vehicle. Visit Peradeniya Royal botanical Garden. As kandy is famous for its Art and crafts and Silk and Batik arts, you can visit one of these place before you start the ride of the day. Today we will start the ride from the beautiful Peradeniya University premises. This 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 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.
Meals – Breakfast

Day 07

Nuwara Eliya loop ride (Approximately 25 KM)

After Breakfast start the ride in the highest town is Sri Lanka. Today our ride mainly will be trough lush and green tea plantations. Visit the colonial town and its attractions including post office, hill club and race course. Ride around Gregory lake and Galway forest before you reach the hotel.

Checkout the hotel and transfer to Colombo or down south via Kithulgala.

Kithulgala is the place where the Oscar winning world famous movie “The Bridge on the River Kuwai” was filmed. Here you can do an optional white water river rafting on the Kelani River.

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