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03 nights / 04 days Cycling Tour in Sri Lanka

Day 01 : Arrival / Sigiriya

(No Cycling on this day)


Upon arriving in Sri Lanka meet and assist at the airport by our representative and transfer to Sigiriya from the Bandaranayake International Airport for your first night.

Check in to the Hotel in Sigiriya.

In the evening you are free to do a familiarization tour around the area to warm up for the cycle tour which is going to be start on the following day.

Overnight stay at Hotel in Sigiriya.
Meals – L. D

Sri Lanka Mountain Bike Tours
Day 02 : Sigiriya / Polonnaruwa


After Breakfast We'll ride through the countryside on a mix of tarmac and red dirt roads passing orchards, paddy fields and elephant grass. Riding along the shores of Kandalama Lake we'll have excellent views of the ancient 5th century rock fortress Sigiriya (Lion Rock), our destination.

We'll park the bikes and walk through the old water gardens before climbing 300m to the view the ruins of King Kasyapa's summer palace on the summit. To distract us from the walk up we'll pass the impressive frescos that depict more than 500 ladies.

Sigiriya ---------- Sigiriya is a massive rock which was transformed into a citadel during the reign of King Kasyapa, according to history. The capital and the royal palace were abandoned after the king's death. It was used as a Buddhist monastery until the 14th century. The rock fortress is famous for its frescoes and the mirror wall. Sigiriya today is a UNESCO listed World Heritage Site. It is one of the best preserved examples of ancient urban planning. It is the most visited historic site in Sri Lanka.

After decent you can enjoy a cool drink of king coconut thambili.

We will transfer to Polonnaruwa by Vehicle. Afternoon cycle tour of ancient ruins.
The riding today is mainly flat along mostly good tarmac road with a slight undulation on the way back to the hotel.

The circular relic house (Vata-da-ge) Lankathilaka, Thuparama, Royal Palace, Rankoth vihara and Galvihara with the beautiful rock cut Buddha statues are the most interesting.

Overnight stay at Hotel in Polonnaruwa.
Meals – L. D
Cycling - 45 km (Moderate)

Sri Lanka Mountain Bike Tours
Day 03 : Polonnaruwa / Kandy


After having breakfast, we will start cycle to Kandy via Bakamuna and Elahera. This is a quite long ride and you can get in to your vehicle at any point.

After ride jumping onto the bus we will transfer to Matale, the center of the spice growing region, for lunch at one of the many spice gardens. We will learn about the aromas and flavours of cinnamon, cardamom, and nutmeg and pepper as well as how they are used for their healing properties and in cooking.

You can enjoy the activates in Spice Garden.

After visit Spice garden we head to Sri Lanka's hill capital - the small lakeside city of Kandy.

Kandy - Sri Lanka's hill capital, stronghold of the Sinhala Kings, is our most beautiful town. It is 488 meters above sea level and next to Colombo is Sri Lanka's most visited place.

Check in to the hotel, evening at Leisure.

Overnight stay at Hotel in Kandy.
Meals – L. D
Cycling - 60 km (Challenging)

Sri Lanka Mountain Bike Tours
Day 04 : Kandy / Departure.


After Breakfast visit Temple of Tooth Relic in Kandy.

Visit the sacred Temple of the tooth Relic of the lord Buddha, Which is a world Heritage site. The Holy Temple is Nestled among hills and located by a lake.

Picturesque Kandy has long been an important religious center of the Sinhalese and a place of pilgrimage for Buddhists.

After visit to the Temple of the tooth relic explore the town center's old shops, antique and gem specialists or the bustling market.

After Visit Temple of Tooth Relic we start our ride to Negombo.

This ride taking you along the gravel roads through small towns, villages, paddy fields and Spice garden.

The journey finally ends at Dambulla. We will transfer to Negombo by vehicle.

Meals – B.L
Cycling - 60 km (Moderate)

As all good things must come to an end.

We will transfer to airport in time to connect with the departure flight.

Sri Lanka Mountain Bike Tours

M & S TRAVELS CYCLE TOUR
For the period 01st May 2015 to 30th October 2015.

Hotels

SIGIRIYA                       - Kassapa Lions Rock (03*) - http://www.kassapalionsrock.com/
POLONNARUWA       - The Village Polonnaruwa (03*) - http://www.thevillagehotel.org/
KANDY                          Serene Grand Hotel (03*) - http://www.serenegrandhotel.com/

 

Dates ;-  (Based on 02,04,06,08 & 10 pax traveling)

 

02 Pax

04 Pax

06 Pax

08 Pax

10 Pax

Cost per person on H/B (Breakfast & Dinner ) Basis

 

USD 525

 

USD 422

 

USD 410

 

USD 450

 

USD 422

 

The cost includes :

  • Transportation throughout the tour where ever you need as follows.
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  • 2 – 3 pax – Backup truck
  • 4 – 6 pax – Backup coach
  • 7 - 12 Backup truck & the coach.
  • Accommodation in all the places on HB Basis (Breakfast & Dinner Basis).
  • Water & Snack during the cycling.
  • Local cycle guide for all the cycling tours.
  • English Speaking National Guide for above 06 Pax.
  • Cycle Cost & Helmet - 04 days.
  • Lunch for all the cycling days
  • Entrance fees at
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  • Temple of Tooth Relic / Sigiriya
 
 

 

 
 

Above prices does not include:

  1. Expenses of personal nature (Telephone calls, Laundry etc.).
  2. Tips and gratuities.
  3. Any items specifically not mentioned in the itinerary.
  4. Video and Camera permits.
 
 

Important !!!!!! .

a      The hotel Star classification is based on local industry standard  & it’s
          not based on the International standard .
a      Price is based on 02, 04, 06, 08 and 10 adults.
a      Prices are net in USD and inclusive of applicable taxes as at 30.10.2013.
aa      Rates may change without a notice if a significant currency   fluctuation , Fuel
          Increase or Revision of taxes occurs.
a      Rooms will be on availability & if in case if the said hotels are fully booked
          due to any reason, similar hotels will be provided in the same vicinity  or
          Nearest location.

 
 

Cancellation Policy (Based on hotel cancellation policy):-

30 days prior to arrival, no cancellation
29 - 15 days prior to arrival, 50 % of the Room cost 
14 - 01 day prior to arrival, 100 % of the Room Cost

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