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Sri Lanka - Backroads and Beaches - Cycling Holiday

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23 Mar to 06 Apr - A fantastic two week trip around spectacular Sri Lanka. Spaces filling up fast!

Holiday Highlights

  • Eying up the elephants at Udawalawe
  • Stunning Sigirya and the Lion Rock
  • Colonial cool in Nuwara Eliya
  • Coastal cycling and beautiful beaches
  • Honing in on Horton Plains after a day in the hills
  • The Knuckles and Kandy’s Temple of the Tooth

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Day Description Distance Meals
1 Departure for Sri Lanka    
2 Arrival in Colombo   D  
3 Chillaw to Anuradhapura 53 Miles / 84 Kms - Flat B L D  
4 Anuradhapura to Habarana 45 Miles / 73 Kms - Flat B L D  
5 Habarana - Sigiriya - Nalanda 28 Miles / 46 Kms - Flat B L D  
6 Nalanda to Kandy 36 Miles / 58 Kms - Hilly B L D  
7 Kandy to Nuwara Eliya 31-37 Miles/50-60 Kms - Hilly B L D  
8 Nuwara Eliya to Bandarawela 31 Miles / 50 Kms - Mostly Downhill B L D  
9 Bandarawela to Katharagama 43-60 Miles / 70-97 Kms - Mostly Downhill B L D  
10 Katharagama to Udawalawe 44 Miles / 71 Kms - Flat B L D  
11 Udawalawe - Jeep Safari Non Cycling Day B L D  
12 Udawalwe to Tangalle 42 Miles / 68 Kms - Flat B L D  
13 Tangalle - Mirissa 43 Miles / 70 Kms - Flat / Rolling B L D  
14 Mirissa to Colombo via Galle Non Cycling Day B  
15 Departure   B  

Key: B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner

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Holiday Information

Situated off the coast of India, Sri Lanka is an often overlooked gem in the Indian Ocean. An island of beautiful tropical beaches, spectacular scenery and amazing wildlife. Ancient Buddhist temples rub shoulders with landscaped tea plantations and lush tropical forests entice you to explore them.
Our cycling journey here starts on the coast at Chillaw. From here we head inland, taking in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Anuradhapura and Sigiriya. From Habarana we start our ride to the higher reaches, as we head into the lush green central hills and the mountains of the Knuckles to reach Kandy. Here we’ll visit one of the most sacred places of Buddhist worship in Sri Lanka, the Temple of the Tooth.
Next is the hill station and colonial splendour of Nuwara Eliya and its world famous tea plantations, before we head downhill through teak and rhododendron forest to Horton Plains. The downward emphasis continues from here on in as we speed to the plains at Katharagama. Riding on the flat is then the order of the day from here on in as we head through the forest to Udawalawe. The National Park here is famous for its wildlife, especially elephants and with this in mind, we spend the next day on a jeep safari.
Our final day of riding ends at one of the best stretches of beach in Sri Lanka, Mirissa and is the perfect place to end our cycling journey. Next day we head to Colombo via the lovely colonial city of Galle, before our flight connections the next day.

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Holiday Summary

Duration:
15 days
Prices From:
£2,195
Estimated flight price
£700
Estimated visa cost:
£30

Optional

Bike Hire
£210.00
Single Room:
£325.00
Single Room:
£325.00
Insurance - WW ex N America 17 Day:
£100.00
Insurance - WW ex N America 17 Day:
£100.00

Holiday Details

Place to place

13 nights accommodation

13 Breakfasts, 11 Lunches, 12 Dinners

10 days cycling

Fully guided with vehicle support

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Last Updated: 15/06/2018