Authentic cycling experience through a fishing village – Batticaloa

9 Hours

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

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.


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.

Our Services Include:

  • High quality, well-maintained mountain bikes with helmets
  • The services of a knowledgeable and experienced cycling guide
  • Lunch with a local family
  • All equipment required for cycling
  • All applicable Gov. Taxes

Our Services do not include;

  • 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
Overall Trip Rating:
- Based on 3 travel reviews
Very Good
  1. A Real Sri Lankan Experience
    By Melens van der Berg
    from Netherlands
    August 24, 2023
    It was a great real Sri Lankan experience with the locals. We met local the fisherman from the area, cooked traditional Sri Lankan food with local women and even visited the markets that can see a lot of new plants, and spices, and vagetables, and fish. We got a lot of inside information from the knowledgeable local guides about the area, culture, people, history etc. Visiting the weaving communites was fantastic and it was a colourful experience to see how the handloom clothes are made. The food was so delicious and fresh. Thank you so much for organizing such an amazing Sri Lankan experience
    Date of Experience: August 11, 2023
  2. Sustainabile Tourism
    By Anna Bakker
    from Sri Lanka
    July 15, 2023
    We had fun & interesting day visiting he sights of Batticaloa, including the beautiful Hindu temple, the lighthouse (the only structure on that side of the island to survive the tsunami), the lagoon, & various local communities including fishermen and weaving communities. We also had lunch with a local family which was delicious. All this, & helping the local community while having fun is a very special experience.
    Date of Experience: July 05, 2023
  3. Colourful experience with local people...
    By Daniele
    from Italy
    May 18, 2023
    We went with bicycle in Batti to several places of interest and so on. Their guides are from Batti and can tell a lot of interesting details to the local sights, as well as explain the culture, politics and history. They are them-self inside the communities and can tell you all you want to know. Highly recommonded as a must do in Batticoloa.
    Date of Experience: May 04, 2023

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Authentic cycling experience through a fishing village – Batticaloa
From $114
/ Adult - Single Person(SOLO)
From $82
/ Adult - 2 Persons
From $71
/ Adult - 3 Persons
From $67
/ Adult - 4 Persons
From $50
/ Adult - 5 or More people
  • SLDT/2205/CY09
  • Batticoloa Town
  • 48 hours
  • 9 Hours
  • Throughout the Year
  • 8.45 am


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