TOUR DATES: (Ex Bandaranaike International Airport)
21st February to 1st March 2020
Sri Lanka, this pearl-shaped island in the Indian Ocean just south of the Indian Peninsula is one of the hottest travel destinations and lures adventurers of all kinds. Sri Lanka welcomes every type of tourist with open arms. If your someone who loves the solitude of nature and steady walks through trails or maybe you love relaxing by the sea with the sun warming your face and a cool breeze caressing your skin whatever your thrill is, Sri Lanka is the place you should be visiting. The Chinese traveler Fa Hien visited Sri Lanka as early as the 4th century, and in the 12th century, Italian explorer Marco Polo claimed Sri Lanka to be the best island of its size in the world. We as kids have grown up listening to the stories of Epic Ramayana in which the mention of Lanka is there every now and then. Ravana dethroned Kubera, his stepbrother, and god of wealth, and took possession of the beautiful island. Ravana is also credited for building a flying machine and having Wariyapola as his airport!! Every now and then, new trends emerge in travel. They not only tell you what people want but also what people are missing, in their daily lives. Some take cycling trips with friends, while others opt for organized cycling tours. So we have designed a cycling itinerary for you which highlights with visits to most of the desired destinations in Sri Lanka with cycling on offbeat routes in the interiors avoiding the island paradise than by taking a cycle tour through the country. Our tour starts at Bandaranaike International Airport, from where we would be taken to our hotel in Negombo. We would relax here and in the evening would meet our local guides. Our epic cycling trip starts the next day by a ride to Narammala and then drive to Sigiriya. Here you can explore the rock fortresses well as the ancient ruins in Polonnaruwa, the second oldest kingdom in Sri Lanka. The next stop would be Kandy. We would cycle from Naula to Kandy. Here we can cycle along the Amaban River to Pallegama and then from Riverton, which offers up a truly awe-inspiring view of the Knuckles mountain range, to the hill capital of Kandy. From Kandy, we will take a scenic train ride to Nanuoya Station from where we cycle up to Nuwara Eliya. After visiting the Horton Plains National Park we would undertake a thrilling descent along with whats known as Satans Steps. From Hortons Plains, we cycle to Belihuloya. After one rest day, we ride to Udawalawe, which boasts of a national park for the elephants. The next stop is Yala, which has the world-famous Yala National Park, which has the Sri Lankan leopard in it. Take a safari here and see all that this renowned wildlife park has to offer. Then we would cycle south to the golden beaches of Unawatuna.
Day 1 Arrive at Bandaranaike (Colombo) International Airport. Transport to Negombo. Evening Leisure at Beach and Hotel. Stay in Hotel Amagi Aria or Similar at Negombo
Day 2 Negombo to Sigiriya. Cycling from Negombo to Narammala. Around 58 Kms. Drive from Narammala to Sigiriya. Around 94 Kms. Stay in Elephas Resort or similar at Dambulla (Sigiriya)
Day 3 Sigiriya to Kandy. First, drive from Sigiriya to Naula (Around 38 Kms.) and then Cycling from Naula to Kandy. Around 57 Kms. Stay in Hotel Serendip Stone or similar at Kandy
Day 4 Kandy to Nuwara Eliya. We will reach Kandy Railway Station first and then will have Rail Journey from Kandy to Nanuoya Station. Cycling from Nanuoya to Nuwara Eliya Hotel. Around 7 Kms. Stay in Hotel Stamford Star or similar at Nuwara Eliya
Day 5 Nuwara Eliya Horton Plains Belihuloya. In the morning we will drive to Horton Plains National Park. Around 30 Kms. Then we Cycling from Horton Plains Belihuloya. Around 40 Kms. Stay in Bandarawela Hotel or similar at Bandarawela
Day 6 Cycling around Belihuloya. Stay in Bandarawela Hotel or similar at Bandarawela
Day 7 Belihuloya Udawalawe. We will start Cycling from Belihuloya to Hambegamuwa. Around 63 Kms. From Hambegamuwa we would drive to Udawalawe. Around 61 Kms. Stay in Hotel Grand Udawalawe or similar at Udawalawe
Day 8 Udawalawe Yala. In the morning we will drive back to Hambegamuwa and then start Cycling from Hambegamuwa Yala. Around 100 Kms. Stay in Hotel Chaarya Resort or similar at Yala
Day 9 Yala Unawatuna. We will first drive to Nonagama (Around 84 Kms.) and then start Cycling from Nonagama Kananke. Around 81 Kms. After reaching Kananke, drive to Galle. Around 28 Kms. Stay in Hotel Fairway Sunset, Galle
Day 10 Unawatuna Bandaranaike (Colombo) International Airport for Departure. We will drive from the hotel to the airport for our onward journey. Around 155 Kms.
ABOVE COST INCLUDES:
9 Nights in 3 Star hotels on FB & twin sharing plan, as per the itinerary. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner). To and Fro Airport pick up and drop. 2 trained cycling guides on a cycle all along the route. A mechanic all along the trip with necessary repair kit etc. A support vehicle. An A/C Luxury Van / Coach with an English Speaking Chauffeur Driver all along the route, which would take care of your luggage. The railway ticket from Kandy to Nanuoya. All meals 3 times a day (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) Refreshments. A reflector vests for everyone. High-quality MTBs for every member. Helmets. Complimentary Entrance for Spice Garden with Head Massage and Herbal Tea. Complimentary Entrance for Gem Museum. Complimentary Entrance for Cultural Show.
Travel costs to Bandaranaike International airport and back. The support vehicle / A/c Van / Coach is not at your disposal and any extra mileage done, would be charged accordingly. Major repairing charges for the cycle including spares. Entrance fees to monuments and National Parks. Insurance Charges. Emergency helicopter evacuation and any medical treatment cost. Any expenditure of personal nature like drinks, mineral water, hot water for drinking, beverages, hot shower, phone charges, Camera & Video permits, any tips to drivers, hotel staff, laundry, porters, sherpas etc. In the event of any delays due to flights, weather condition – the cost of extra days would be required to pay by the participant directly on the spot for accommodation and food. Any additional expense caused due to any reason beyond the control of Add-venture India and its associates; like change in itinerary due to flight delays, road blockage, landslides, bridge breakage, and any other natural calamity or incidence like strike, curfew, etc. on which Add-venture India and its associates do not have any control. The USD rate on the day of transfer to our local partner in Sri Lanka would be applicable. Anything which is not mentioned in the “COST INCLUDES”. Govt. service tax applicable at prevailing rates. (At present 5%)
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