Family Sri Lanka

Hotel & Bike 7 nights

VISITING: Sri Lanka

Overview

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Why we love this tour

"A fantastic family friendly country with plenty to entertain the whole family. We loved relaxing and walking in Ella."

Sigiriya rock fortress and the Dambulla caves

Highland tea estates and the stunning Ella Gap

Cities of Colombo, Kandy and Galle

Seven days of relaxed cycling, short distances and a few hills

Guiding
Guided
Distance
93miles/150km
Level
Easy to Moderate
Standard
Superior
Departs
Mon, Sun
Runs
Apr, Jul, Aug, Oct, Dec
Code
SR002
Fly to
Colombo
Good for
Coasts and Islands, Families
Return
Galle (Koggala Airport)

Get ready for a family holiday to remember, with seven days of easy cycling in Sri Lanka. Travel from Colombo to Sri Lanka’s cultural heart, where the Sigiriya Rock Fortress rises above the plains and the Dambulla caves are filled with statues. South of Sigiriya you’ll cycle through emerald-green tea plantations, and transfer 2,000-metres above sea level to Sri Lanka’s highest hill towns. Here, the views through Ella Gap reach all the way to the coast.

Riding on top quality bikes with expert guides, you’ll cycle short distances on quiet roads and country lanes, with a few hills and some sections covered in the support van. Treasure hunts, elephant spotting and a train ride through the tea hills add to the excitement, and you’ll stay in welcoming guesthouses and historic hotels. The final stretch takes you past the lush Sinharaja Rainforest and into the walled seaside city of Galle.

Accommodation

Colonial or Boutique Hotels to Comfortable Resort Hotels

You will stay in a varied accommodation from a modern boutique hotel in Kandy, an old colonial hotel in Nuwara Eliya to an cosy hotel in Ella. The rest of the time you will be in comfortable resort hotels.  

 

Example hotels:
Jetwing St. Andrews
98 Acres Resort & Spa Ella
The Rainforest Ecolodge Sinharaja

Colonial or Boutique Hotels to Comfortable Resort Hotels

Full Board

Support vehicle is always available

Luggage transferred each day

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What's included

Price includes

7 nights accommodation

Board basis: Full board 

Service of a local English-speaking guide

Air-conditioned support vehicle available for assistance at all times

Transfers and train journey during the tour

Luggage transportation

Water and snacks while riding

All entry costs & attractions listed on the itinerary

Cycling jersey & a water bottle

Price excludes

Flights & transfers

Visas

Alcohol & soft drinks

Tips

Bike hire and extras

Bike hire

Well maintained Merida & Giant front suspension mountain bikes that have been modified for touring are included in your tour price. Kids bikes to suit all ages are available along with child seats for younger children. 

Mountain bike

Well maintained Merida & Giant front suspension mountain bikes that have been modified for touring.

£0

E-bike

(Trek Conduit+)  on request.

£209

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Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions about this tour. Simply click on a question to reveal the answer.

How do I get there?

Fly to Colombo.

How do I get back?

Fly from Galle or take a transfer to Colombo.

What is an ‘Easy to Moderate’ cycle holiday?

Some days will be flat, other days will have some modest hills. Easy to Moderate cycling holidays are suitable for most ages and degrees of fitness. We recommend that you have some previous cycling experience.

We are always on hand to offer advice, so please give us a call if you wish to chat about the tour’s grading.

What if I can't find the departure date I need?

Please give us a call. If you are a group of four or more, we can usually add a departure date within the season to suit you.

Why are the hotels not listed in the itinerary?

We use a pool of hotels to maximise availability for you.

Will I have a local guide?

Yes, your guide will be English speaking and local. The local guide will be a highlight of your tour as they are experienced and will pass on their knowledge and passion for their country. They will show you the best places to eat, help you meet local people along the way and give you a real feel for the local culture. 

Can I take a break from the cycling?

Yes, if you want to take a break, jump into the the air conditioned support vehicle that is always available.    

What will the group size be?

The tour requires a minimum of 3 people to run and there will be a maximum of 14 guests. 

What will the food be like?

Sri Lankan food is based around curries and vegetables but there is a good variety of food on offer. Due to remote locations, lunches will be similar but the evening meals will be varied. Lovely seafood and fish is available close to the coast. You will note the immense pride that the local accommodation has in the meals that they provide for you. Drinking water is always included with meals, any other drinks will be extra. 

What snacks will I get during the cycling?

You will be supplied with local snacks & energy bars. Clean water and electrolyte drinks are provided to keep you hydrated. 

What will the weather be like?

Sri Lanka is a great all-year-round destination as the weather is generally good. There are two monsoons that are affect different parts of the country. The hills are cooler (especially at night) than the plains and the coast. The driest time is March to mid-April.  The first monsoon from late May to September brings rain to the southwest lowlands & central hills, while the weaker second monsoon affects the northeast from November to February. 

 

Can you arrange my flights?

Flights are not included with our tours. However, we are more than happy to offer advice on long haul and regional flights, based on our extensive experience of travel in Asia.

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