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Kandy Suburban Cycling Tour (Full day)


SLDT/1702/CY04

Why should you book this trip?

  • Kandy has much more to offer beyond the Temple of the Tooth Relic and the Peradeniya Gardens. Sri Lanka Day Tours’ full-day suburban cycling tour of Kandy’s suburbs is the perfect experience for those seeking a total experience, covering the historical and the traditional industrial landscape of Kandy and its outskirts
  • The Gannoruwa agro farm, spread over 80 hectares, where the guests are offered a chance to have a look at the local industries ranging from the high-tech agriculture farms to spice gardens and so on
  • The opportunity to see up close, the making of fine handicrafts
  • The Captain Dawson Tower located at the heart of Kadugannawa city is another important place to visit
  • 14th century temples in the Pilimathalawa area, the Gadaladeniya Temple, the Embekka Devalaya, famous for its intricate wood carvings, and the Lankathilaka Temple – all with aesthetic, cultural and religious importance. Nathadevala, the oldest existing structure in Kandy, dedicated to the god Natha is also visited on the tour
  • Visit a tea factory, where you will be able to learn about the history of how Sri Lanka came to be famous for producing the best tea in the world
  • You will be led by a passionate, knowledgeable, and experienced cycling guide
  • Full-time backup is available to get in and be driven if you find any stretch is too hard to cycle

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STARTING FROM

61 USD 
FOR ONE PERSON

     1 PERSON   - 141 USD                             
 2 PERSONS - 88 USD PER PERSON   

   3 PERSONS - 70 USD PER PERSON     
     4 PERSONS - 61 USD PER PERSON       

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(+94) 70 222 8 222

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Quick Facts

  • Availability – all year round
  • Starting/end point: SLDT activity center near the Mahaveli Reach Hotel
  • Transfer arrangements to be picked up and dropped off to any preferred destination could be provided on request
  • Preferred starting time: 7 a.m.
  • Duration: 6 to 8 hours
  • Approximate distance of cycling: 60km gravel and tarmac roads, up and downhill cycling (soft/moderate grading)
  • Not recommended for children under 14 years
  • It’s possible to extend this activity with accommodation

You will meet 

Eshan

Eshan

Eshan has worked with the Eco Team, the owning company of Sri Lanka Day Tours for 20 years and is a veteran of all the adventures we have. Out of all the diverse activities, one of his pet areas is cycling and he is really good at it. He has covered all the cycling routs in the country, north to south and west to east. He has led cycling tours up to 21 days covering the entire country. Other than cycling, birding is one of his hobbies and this would be an added advantage for any guest who is interested in birds.

 

   

 

Included in the price

  • High quality, well-maintained mountain bikes with helmets
  • The services of a knowledgeable and experienced cycling guide
  • Entrance fees where applicable
  • Water and snacks during the trail
  • Home-cooked Sri Lankan lunch
  • Emergency backup at any time
  • All applicable Government taxes

Exclusions

  • Any transportation
  • Any additional beverage or food which would be ordered extra
  • Any personal effects not mentioned here
  • Any tips for the staff
  • Any others expenses not mentioned in the ‘Price inclusions’ section

Tour in Brief

Our guides will meet you at our activity center and after the initial briefing we will start our cycling journey.

Sri Lanka Day Tours’ full-day suburban cycling tour of Kandy’s suburbs is the perfect experience for those seeking a total experience, covering the historical and the traditional industrial landscape of Kandy and its outskirts.

Departing from the activity center, you reach the Gannoruwa Agro Farm, an 80-hectare facility where you can see local agriculture at its finest. A diverse array of agricultural industries, such as fruit and vegetable gardens, beekeeping, plant pathology center, insect zoo, and herbal gardens are on display.

See up close the making of fine-crafted goods at the handicraft center at Dodanwela. Then visit the famous 14th century Nathadevala, the oldest existing structure in Kandy, dedicated to the god Natha, considered a guardian deity of the country.

The next stop is the Dawson Tower in Kadugannawa town, a monument to the commanding engineer of Ceylon in the 1800s, Captain Dawson, who built the country’s first highway system.

Next on the tour are three 14th century temples in the Pilimathalawa area – the Gadaladeniya Temple, the Embekka Devalaya, famous for its intricate wood carvings, and the Lankathilaka Temple – all with aesthetic, cultural and religious importance.

A visit to a local home-based brass workshop follows, where you can see how brassware is manufactured, as it has been for several centuries.

You will also stop at a Tea State, where you will be able to learn about the history of how Sri Lanka came to be famous for producing the best tea in the world.

A traditional Sri Lankan home-cooked lunch will be arranged at a local house. Sri Lanka Day Tours’ guided Cycling Tour of Kandy’s outskirts is one that will be etched in your memory for a long time.

Important

  1. Clients should bring suitable clothing for warm, windy, and rainy conditions
  2. Recommended items such as sun lotion should be brought by clients
  3. Lightweight clothes and footwear suitable for cycling should be worn during the trail
  4. When visiting the temple, shoulders and legs (down to knee level) need to be covered

 

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