We make sure that, your
biking tour with us is an experience in itself and not just another peddling tour. In
ensuring this we offer world class biking trails covering,
mountains, valleys, tropical rain forests, reservoirs, ancient
cities, beaches and pristine remote villages.
will be learning intervention to a 2500 year culture and an
insight to a unique way of life in this land of
Our unmatched service
combines professionalism and the best knowledge of the
wilderness in Sri Lanka ! Our own guides have the experience
of running many tours with many professional tour leaders from
all over the world.
Our Sri Lanka Mountain Bike Tours are being spiced-up with many interesting activities
like trekking / canoeing / Wildlife Safaris / Camping and many
more nature and adventure related activates that you would
love to be part of.
Please remember that it
is not possible to be absolutely precise about the grading of
a trail as there are many contributory factors involved. The
main benefit of grading a trail is to provide you with an
overall indicator to compare one ride against another. We
therefore look at the following 6 factors before outlining the
Length of the ride for a day.
Average altitude and altitude gain
Level of backpacking required.
Temperature range and likely weather
Level of humidity [ can jump from
70% to 90% very easily]
Remoteness to services and general
level of comfort.
* Please note the weather
condition in Sri Lanka :
Lowlands Tropical, average 27C, Central Hills-
cooler, with temperatures dropping to 14C. The south-east
monsoon brings the rain to the western, south western and
central regions from May to July, while the north-western
monsoon occurs in the north and east in December and January.
Sri Lanka generally boasts of a good climate for
holiday-makers throughout the year.
Soft - MTB trails
For Part time and
leisure Riders - Although predominantly on dirt roads, these
trails may also be on short and easy off-road sections. Mainly
on flat and very gentle slopes. Usually, these types of trails
are short in duration and done at lower altitudes; often they
are optional, providing a rest day in between the tour. You
would usually ride for 4 to 5 hours during a specific
people who enjoy a weekend of Biking in the hills or mountains
at home are capable of undertaking a trail of this level.
These levels of trails are for Cyclist who rides regularly as
a means of exercise. There are a variety of gentle off-road
routes with very few technical sections. [But we could always
provide our clients the option of taking a more difficult
section or in the alternative ride on an easier route / or
travel in the backup vehicle.] You would usually ride for 5-7
hours a day and minute elevation difference might
Pro/Technical- MTB trails
For trails which
entail Professional / Technical sections, fitness is the most
important component and you may have to improve yours before
the start of the expedition. These sections are usually
located at significantly higher altitudes and with substantial
elevation differences. Some routes are designed with tough
single trails that would require the utmost competence [But we
could always provide our clients the option of riding on these
trails or take an easier route / travel in the backup
vehicle.] You would ride for 7-9 hours per day.
(per person / US$)
(per person / US$)
(per person / US$)
Accommodation & meals as
specified in the programme.[ Day 1 - 5 HB and Day 5 BB]
Mountain Bikes in prime condition
Transport for the tour. [ A micro
van should be provided with ample space / hood rack for
clients bikes / spare bike / guide's bike] Please note the
total mileage calculated for this tour [6 Days] is for
700Km. If exceeded the above quoted mileage a supplement of US$ 00.40 Per km will be charged.
Well experienced cycling guide , his
fees , meals and accommodation.
Packed lunches where specified.
All government taxes & all
Rates do NOT include:
Any tips to the staff.
Any personal effects.
Water bottles and refreshments which
should be carried by clients at all times.
Additional food or beverages you
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Hill Country Cycling Tour with Camping
(6 Days / 5 Nights)
Highlights of this Cycling Tour
Cycling in the hill capital of
Sri Lanka - Kandy .
Leaving to the National
Park in the Highest Plateau - Horton Plain's National Park.
Conquer Satan's Steps on a bike & return
River Garden - Belihuloya.
Cycling in & around the Adventure Capital of Sri Lanka -
The cycling tours are offered
in the following 3 accommodation standards. Accommodation options have been
selected after careful evaluation.
Value: Basic but clean. With a typical Sri Lankan touch ,
relaxed atmosphere and personalized service at small family run guesthouse.
Standard: - 3 Star equal: Better comforts and facilities with
extra comforts. Mostly large establishments with standardized
Deluxe: High standards of quality, decor, service and much
more, with many extra comforts and activities to indulge
All cycling routes are designed by
Eco Team allowing cyclists to ride on village back roads
avoiding main roads as much as possible.
Average riding per day would be
about 40km on soft and moderate routes mostly.
There are steep climbs at hills
where clients have the option to get in to the back-up
vehicle which will follow them in all cycling routes.
Day 1 - Kandy: Meet and greet at the pickup point around 5.00am
and transfer to Kandy . [ You have the option of arriving
Kandy on your own, too]
Late Morning Cycling Route - Kandy
- Hantane - Tea estates - Kandy - start of tour in Kandy
After breakfast we transfer to
the top of the Hantane Hills, with its magnificent view of
Kandy and the daunting Knuckles Mountains . The ride follows a
trail leading to the estates, where scores of brightly dressed
tea pickers pluck the top leaves of the green bush.
Riding after lunch we continue along
the tea trails, where once again the group can be divided as
there are both off-road and road options. Both routes end at
the estate's tea factory where we can stop and sample the
refreshing local brew and tour the factory.
Total cycling distance 26km.[3 ½
Hours- Moderate to Hard Cycling Route ]
Day 2 Kandy - Nuwara Eliya:
For Those who feel like a big
challenge, we ride along the old B39 road, breaking our
journey at Hanguranketa. This small village has an ancient
temple with magnificent murals, which dates from the Kandyan
period. The Hanguranketa valley is also one of the few
places where you see terraced paddy fields. Beyond the paddy
field is tea and the area is reputed to produce the finest
teas on the island.
Total cycling distance 89km. [7
Hours- Hard Cycling Route ]
Day 3 Nuwara Eliya- Horton Plains - Belihuloya Nature walk in HORTON PLAINS NATURE RESERVE , which is
approximately 10,000 Hectares in extent, is haunted by Elk,
Deer, Giant Squirrel, Wild Boar, Wild Hare , Porcupine, and a
variety of Migratory birds, unique to this region. According
to a recent count there are 16 Leopards in Horton Plains. If
you are very lucky you may get a glimpse of a Leopard during
your sojourn in the Horton Plains. Bird Watching in this ecosystem is particularly
interesting because it is home to 95% of the endemic birds of
Within a majestic basin-shaped valley bordered by huge steep rocks and dark green forests of pines and tropic trees the highest waterfall of Sri Lanka [ 240.8m] plunges with two silver ropes over a vertical dark gray wall from the green saddle between Mt.Welihena and Mt. Bambaragala into a deep pool only 500m walking distance from the trail.
Total cycling distance approximately 40 km. [ 4/5 Hours - Moderate & Hard ]
Day 4 -Belihuloya - Kalthota After breakfast, travel 5km to
Kinchigune village which borders the Samanalawewa reservoir.
From Kinchigune, travel passing the Samanalawewa reservoir
dam, to Pambahinna where you turn off and proceed to Kalthota
(9km). From Kalthota, travel 26km on a hilly road uphill to
Balangoda where you will meet the main road leading to
Total cycling distance approximately
40km from Belihuloya to Kalthota and from there up to Balangoda
[4 ½ Hours - Hard to Moderate Cycling Route ]
Day 5 Belihuloya -Kinchigune:
The interesting feature in this cycle trail is that, it offers you a considerable diversity taking you along the main road, by roads, gravel roads through small towns, villages, paddy fields, forest patches and so on with short ups and downs and a steep uphill ride.
The easy first section of about 9km of this trail from River Garden to Ambalantenna, along the main road and past the Sabaramuwa University will warm you up for the rough ride ahead. From Ambalanthenna onwards the ride, mostly through the thick forest is interesting and rough. The road, washed off at places will make your ride more interesting by being eventful. As you enter the village of Kosgama you will be greeted by beautiful paddy fields and small village houses.This section is about 4km. Then comes, the challenge! This stretch of about 6km up to the main road at Marangahawela is one steep uphill climb. Do not despair for; the beautiful forest will give you enough of cool shade and serenity to make you keep riding.
After the tiring climb, the final phase, a downhill ride of about 12km along the main road from Marangahawela back to River Garden , will help to cool you off gradually before end of the trail.
Total cycling distance approximately 30km. [4 Hours - Hard to Moderate Cycling Route ]
Day 6 Belihuloya After breakfast proceed to your next
destination. 40 kilometre stretch of cycling could be done
from Belihuloya and thereafter be transferred to your next
destination by vehicle.