Countryside cycling expedition and southern street food – Galle

4 Hours

Ride through Galle’s southern paradise and experience low country tea estates and rubber plantations, with an opportunity to spy on marshland birds, before exploring 17th century Galle Dutch Fort for street food.

Why should you book this trip?

  • Taking a day trip to Galle and its outskirts is an experience that can get you up close and personal to the South’s largest and most important city. There is an array of exciting things to do in Galle and the best way to explore this city is on two wheels.
  • Take a ride amid the stunning scenery in Galle town and its suburbs, through paddy fields, tea estates and rubber and cinnamon plantations.
  • The morning tours are breathtakingly beautiful amongst many flocks of birds that can be observed in the marshlands that surround the serene Koggala Lake.
  • You get an opportunity to visit the low country tea factory – Kahanda Kanda Tea Factory
  • Get up close and observe the interesting daily routines of villagers and city dwellers in Galle.
  • There are dozens of culturally and historically significant places to visit in Galle. Track all the major attractions in the region including Unawatuna Beach, the Rumassala mountain and the world-famous Galle Dutch Fort.
  • You can explore the colonial background that shaped the region and the country from the 16th to the 20th centuries.
  • Experience the diverse climatic conditions in southern Sri Lanka.
  • If cycling is not enough, you can take a boat ride on the scenic Koggala Lake.
  • Cycling tours in the Galle countryside are suitable for all skill levels, from beginners to experienced cyclists. Tours can be customized to suit your fitness level, and most tours include breaks for rest and refreshments.
  • Most importantly this is an excellent community-based tour led by a knowledgeable and experienced cycle guide, so in turn you contribute to the well-being of the local community.

Itinerary

Galle is considered the capital of Sri Lanka’s south with historical and cultural importance. Sri Lanka Day Tours’ cycle tour of Galle and its outskirts will provide you with a view to this magnificent city and its happenings.

You will meet Sri Lanka Day Tours representatives and a guide in Miliduwa, in the outskirts of Galle. After introductions and an initial brief of the tour, you set off from Miliduwa.

The first stop is at the tea factory at Kahanda Kanda. This factory gives you a glance at how low-country tea is processed from raw leaves all the way to its final form with a peak at how a co-ordinated effort gets the tea from the lush green plantations to a teacup.

The serene Koggala Lake, being the next stop, is a place to rejuvenate and take on a boat ride around the lake. The Koggala Lake is dotted with hundreds of tiny islands, some of them large enough to be inhabited. Amongst many key features, the marshland that surrounds the lake is the main attraction with several dozen species of rare and colourful birds, especially during the migrant season.

You continue to cycle amid paddy fields, coconut, rubber and cinnamon plantations etc. Upon reaching Unawatuna, you will see its famous pristine beaches and coral reefs. Unawatuna borders Rumassala mountain, with a unique Buddhist temple and a small attractive strip of beach known as Jungle Beach.

Galle city, the most significant attraction in this tour features the 17th century Galle Dutch Fort. It features several quaint boutiques for souvenir hunters, high-quality restaurants, even a strip of beach and even the first breadfruit tree planted in Sri Lanka. You will get a chance to interact with the locals and try some mouth-watering street food as well.

From the Galle Fort, you will cycle back to Miliduwa village to end an undoubtedly rewarding tour.

Our Services Include:

  • Cycles, including helmets
  • The services of a knowledgeable and experienced local cycle guide from the community for the duration of the tour
  • Bottled drinking water for the duration of the tour
  • Packed snacks and refreshments for the tour
  • All Government taxes and service fees

Our Services do not include;

  • Transportation to starting point and from the end point of the cycle trail
  • The cost of any extra beverages and food (including snacks) consumed during the tour
  • Any Entry Permits to the sites if applicable
  • The cost of any optional activities
  • Any tips or gratuities given to the attending staff
  • Any other expenses not mentioned in the “Included in the price” section
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  1. Wonderful Experience...
    By Adrian Josef
    from Canada
    February 23, 2024
    The tour was organized by Sri Lanka Day Tours and they did an excellent job of ensuring that the trip was both enjoyable and environmentally friendly. The countryside was breathtakingly beautiful, with lush green paddy fields, quaint villages, and winding roads that seemed to stretch on forever. The air was fresh and crisp, and the gentle breeze provided a welcome respite from the tropical heat. We encountered a variety of wildlife, including colorful birds, monkeys, and even a few snakes (fortunately, they were harmless and kept their distance) Thank you so much for arranging this in a sustainable manner. We enjoyed it a lot
    Date of Experience: February 10, 2024
  2. Real Local Experiences
    By Julius Jaakkola
    from Sri Lanka
    November 24, 2023
    We embarked on a countryside cycling tour in Galle, Sri Lanka, and it was an experience that I will cherish for a long time. Our guide was knowledgeable and friendly, and he shared fascinating insights about the local culture, history, and traditions as we pedaled along. We also visited a small village, where we interacted with the locals and learned about their way of life.
    Date of Experience: November 09, 2024
  3. Amazing Experience.. Highly recommoded
    By Maria Smirnov
    from Russia
    August 17, 2023
    Our last couple of days were in Galle and we booked a cycling trip with Sri Lanka Day Tours and it was fabulous. Our guide Lal took us through villages explaning every aspect we encountered. We visited a village temple and had a chat with the monks, met local people and the most enjoyable part was the animals and birds we saw along the ride. We had some local snacks and coconuts and visited many plantations including coconut, tea, rubber and cinnamon. Experiencing the cinnamon peeling was amazing. Highly recommonded to anyone visiting Galle.

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Countryside cycling expedition and southern street food – Galle
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  • SLDT/1702/CY06
  • Milidduwa
  • 24 hours
  • 4 Hours
  • Throughout the Year
  • 9.30am

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