BatticaloaAuthentic cycling experience through a fishing village – Batticaloa

Bike from Batticaloa to Palamunai, with stops at a rural fishing village for a rich cultural experience of: daily village life, eastern temple rituals, traditional handloom shops, a local family lunch and more.



Why should you book this trip?

  • The eastern side of Sri Lanka is very different compared to the rest of the country. There is a saying that the best way to explore a place is on two wheels and that holds true with the rural life in this region as well

  • The beautiful scenery of the local gardens, the beach and the lagoon

  • You will have an opportunity to observe the rituals at a local Hindu temple

  • You will be able to meet the handloom viewers, who make amazing colourful sarees and bed sheets and observe the ancient crafting method

  • Have lunch with a local family in traditional style made with the freshly picked vegetables and fish from the market

  • Ride along the streets of Kattankudy, a town where most of the people are engaged in business, industries and fisheries

  • Get a closer look at the interesting daily routines of villagers and city dwellers in Batticaloa

  • Visit the fish market and observe the daily business routine of fishermen

  • Most importantly this is an excellent community-based tour led by an experienced local guide, so by booking this, you will be contributing to the wellbeing of the local community




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Included in the price

  • Cost for hiring bicycles

  • Lunch with a local family

  • All equipment required for cycling

  • Experienced local guide

  • All applicable Gov. Taxes


  • Transportation to and from starting point

  • Extra food & beverages consumed during the tour

  • Any tips to the staff


Tour in Brief

Meet your cycling guide in a previously arranged location in Batticaloa and start riding towards Palamunai, the south side of Batticaloa along the lagoon and the beach. Visit the fish market depending on the season and later on, visit organic gardens where the locals get their main supply of vegetables. There are various Hindu temples around the area because the majority of the population are Hindu Tamils. Visit a temple and observe how the rituals are carried out. Handloom weaving is a famous way of making a living in Batticaloa, so you get to visit a local and observe this traditional craft. When its lunchtime, visit a local house and enjoy a traditional meal prepared especially for you. After taking a rest, ride to Kattankudy, a town really famous for its business background in from the past.


Personal gear for warm, windy or rainy conditions should be carried by clients. Sunscreen is recommended.



Batticaloa is one of the major cities and the former capital of the Eastern Province in Sri Lanka. It is currently the administrative capital of the Batticaloa District and home to the Eastern University of Sri Lanka. It is on the east coast, 69 miles south of Trincomalee. Pasikudah, one of the most popular tourist destinations in the east of the country, is situated 35 km northwest of the Batticaloa town.


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