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Hi! We are backpackers. We have traveled all around Sri Lanka. It is really a nice island with wonderful people. We'd love to share our experiences with you so that you can get an amazing travel experience.

 

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 Mountain Biking

            Biking and cycling is a fine way to enjoy the lovely sceneries of Sri Lanka. Roads of the country include country roads, gravel paths, foot paths, cart tracks, dirt tracks, and estate tracks. Most of the roads in the country side offer a challenge to beginners as well as experts.

            Although cycling in plains is not tiresome, cycling in the hill country gives you a real challenge. However, it is rewarding a view of the landscape studded with tea plantations running seamlessly over the ranges of hills, terra, red rice cultivation and farmlands. At the same time, cycling to rural villages in Sri Lanka will bring about the perceptions on cultural heritage and experiences in rural village life.

Important

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Although cycle repair shops are found in urban areas they are not available in rural areas in the country. So it is important to carry a tool kit when you trvel in cycle.

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It is very important to carry enough amount of water. Atleast take a water bottle so that you can fill it when waters gets over.

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Use a suitable way to find out the correct way, since there is a probability to get mistaken especially in the hill country. If such a thing happens please take guidance from a local.

4.

Please carry your cycling essentials with you at all times. These include sunscreen, lip balm, a raincoat, a water bottle, and a hat. At the same time don't forget to take a power bank, torch, source of fire with you.

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Yet most of the areas in Sri Lanka remain fresh and green. Please do not pollute the environment while you travel.

Kandy

Situated amidst the hills in the Centre of Sri Lanka, Kandy was the last Royal Kingdom that fell to the invading armies of the British. It is also the resting place of The Sacred Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha, an honor that is still retained. Most of the nearby attractions including The Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic and Peradeniya Botanical Garden are accessible by cycles.

Negombo

Negombo is a beach town located in close proximity to Colombo and thus serves as a pit-stop for weary travelers. Since there are many hotels and restaurants Negombo is a place with a happening nightlife. Almost all the attractions like Negombo Dutch Fort, The Hamilton Canal, Fish Market, and the Negombo lagoon can be explored on a cycle

Galle

Galle is also a beach town which is a port city. Galle is known as the fortified city and it is among the heritage sites in Sri Lanka. The city is a fusion of European and Sri Lankan architecture and is bordered by an amazing coastline. Attractions like Galle Fort, Unawatuna, Rumassala can be easily explored by cycles.

Best Destinations

Colombo

Cycling in Colombo which is the financial capital of Sri Lanka allows one to see the most iconic landmarks of the country like The Colombo Lighthouse, The Prison Cell of the last Sri Lankan King, The Beira Lake, National Museum of Colombo, Independence Square, Viharamahedevi Park and The Red Mosque all. Cycling in Colombo at night will provide you a nice experience of Colombo nightlife.

Anuradapura

Anuradhapura which is the first kingdom of Sri Lanka is of many ruins, archaeological and architectural wonders, and many religious sites. Most of them are easily assessable by bicycles. And there are many tanks which were built by ancient kings so that you can get a nice bath in a safe place in order to take away your tiredness.

Nuwara Eliya

Nuwara Eliya is one of the most beautiful urban cities in Sri Lanka. The climate in Nuwara Eliya is very cold compared to other areas in the country.  And roads in Nuwara Eliya are some much challenging. But it is really beautiful. DO not forget to take a ride around the lake Gregory if you visit Nuwara Eliya.

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