|Sun 08 Oct 17||Sri Lanka Spice Trails (Cycling Holiday)|
The quiet back roads of this tear-drop shaped island make it ideal for cycling. We start along the west coast catching glimpses of the sails of the local fishing boats, before we cycle inland through a multitude of Buddhist and Hindu monuments. Ceylon, as Sri Lanka was once known, has been influenced by ancient dynasties, Indians, Portuguese, Dutch and British, all leaving their imprints and a resulting curious mix of ancient cities, monuments and atmospheric colonial architecture to explore.
We continue to the rock fortress of Sigiriya and the once medieval capital of Polonnaruwa. We take a rest day at the hill town of Kandy so you have time to view the Temple of the Tooth, relax on the lake or walk through the splendid botanical gardens. We then head into tea country and overnight at a tea estate. A safari to Udawalawe National Park will hopefully bring us to close contact to elephants. We continue to follow rivers flowing down to the south coast and and end on the beaches near the fortress of Galle.
Be captivated by the romance, colour and spice of Sri Lanka, a truly remarkable destination that you'll never forget!
Negombo, Sri Lanka
Colombo, Sri Lanka
+66 (0) 2 381 7490
All Year Round
575kms (average. 72kms / day)
Suitable for under 16s?
USD 2,750pp (12 Days)