BelihuloyaDestination Adventure: trekking, canoeing and mountain biking – Belihuloya

Follow the trail on foot to a village with a secret, paddle through the highlands on a canoe, and traverse the chilly mountain on a bike, all in one day at Belihuloya.

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Why should you book this trip?

  • Belihuloya is situated upcountry at an altitude of 616 metres with a non-humid, excellent climatic condition all year round and is one of the best places to enjoy the outdoors and its natural environment.

  • The location is very well positioned on your way to the coast from Nuwara Eliya/Ella or on your way to the hill country, on the A4 main road.

  • The trekking trail takes you through wilderness and also to a village known to have been engaged in the steel industry between 161 and 137 BC – probably one of the first in the world.

  • Opportunity besides trekking, to canoe and bike - the choice is yours to make.

  • An opportunity to see and observe several types of beautiful birds and butterflies along with the local agricultural and farming systems.

  • You will trek through a village that is known to have been engaged in the steel industry between 161 and 137 BC – probably the first in the world.

  • Gain some fascinating insights into village lifestyles.

  • You will be accompanied by a well-experienced adventure guide.

  • Opportunity to extend accommodation or to customise the programme with many other activities in Belihuloya, such as: canoeing, birding and zip line.


trekking canoeing and biking in belihuloya




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Included in the price

  • Well-experienced local guide or naturalist

  • Lunch

  • Canoes/lifejackets and all necessary equipment for canoeing

  • Cycles and helmets

  • Snacks and water during excursions

  • All applicable Government taxes


  • Transport to and from River Garden Resort

  • Any additional foods and beverages consumed

  • Any tips to the staff/guides

  • Any fees resulting from optional activities chosen by guests



  • Recommended to carry sunglasses, sun protection lotion, insect/leech repellent and personal effects for all weather conditions.

  • Appropriate clothing and trekking shoes or boots for trekking is advised.

  • Recommended wearing shorts and t-shirts with soft shoes (river sandals or sports shoes) for the canoeing segment.

  • Cycling is NOT suitable for children below 12 years of age. Alternate transport options can be arranged for children.

  • Please note that cycling will be on a tarmac road.


Belihuloya is a climatically transitional area, which links the dry and wet zones at an altitude of 616m. As a result, the vegetation consists of moist semi-evergreen forests, tropical savanna forests, dry patana grasslands and montane temperate forests, which are ideal for trekking and cycling. The vegetation in this environment has made this location an exciting one for the serious as well as the casual nature lover. The surrounding mountains, rivers, reservoirs make Belihuloya an adventure capital for adventure lovers.


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