Giritale Cycle Tour

A Special Rustic Experience

SLDT/1702/CY13

Why should you book this trip?

  • Ideal route giving riders an authentic experience in a rural setting alongside interaction with the local residents.

  • The picturesque path takes you passed paddy fields and other agricultural areas - where you may also witness farmers at work.

  • Irrigation canals seen along the way, offer bird watchers the chance to spot beautiful endemic birdlife and other wildlife as well.

  •  You will be accompanied by especially trained team members, ready to respond and attend to our clients, at all times.

 

STARTING FROM

23 USD
PER PERSON

2 PERSONS - 47 USD PER PERSON
3 - 4 PERSONS - 35 USD PER PERSON
5 - 6 PERSONS - 30 USD PER PERSON
7 - 10 PERSONS - 23 USD PER PERSON

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  Quick Facts

  • Availability: All year round
  • Starting/ending point: Giritale dam
  • Preferred starting time: In two sessions, either 8.30 a.m or 3.30 p.m
  • Duration: 5 to 6 hrs approximately
  • Approximate cycling distance: 17 kms
  • Grading: Soft/moderate cycling on gravel and tarmac roads
  • Please note: The Giritale Tour is not recommended for children under the age of 12 years

 

 

 

Included in the price

  • Well maintained and quality bikes and helmets
  • Spare parts and spare bikes
  • English speaking bike guide service
  • Support vehicle
  • Unlimited water and beverages
  • Snacks
  • Local family visits and interactive experience
  • First aid box and tool box

Exclusions

  • Any transportation to starting/ending point of the Giritale Tour

  • Any additional beverage or food, which would be ordered extra by clients

  • Any personal effects not mentioned in this description

  • Any tips for the staff

  • Any other expenses not mentioned in the ‘Included in the Price’ section

Tour in brief

Starting from the Giritale dam, we will ride along the irrigation canal on a generally flat terrain. The canal serves many purposes as you will witness: it not only provides water for the paddy fields, but also serves as a gathering place for the local residents to enjoy a bath. They enjoy talking to tourists who pass by - should you wish to engage.

Your bike guide will explain about the paddy cultivation in Sri Lanka and the role played by farmers towards the agricultural needs of the island. If you love to take pictures, this is an ideal spot to do so. There will be plenty of birdlife and scenes to enjoy.

This will be followed by a visit to a family’s home, to get a sense of the local lifestyle. First you will enjoy a cookery demonstration using local organic produce, after which it will be time to taste some homemade traditional sweets and tender coconut water. We then continue our Giritale Tour and head towards a few village tanks and more paddy fields. Finally we will ride to Bendiwewa, which is a small farming village, closer to the famous city of Polonnaruwa.

 

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