Jaffna Cycle Tour

4 Hours

Cycling through centuries of unspoken history in the North – Jaffna

Why should you book this trip?

  • Ride through a culturally abundant land with open roads, large temples, and fascinating religious rituals specific to the North.
  • Discover a region which was once infamous for devastating wars since medieval times.
  • Spend a day exploring Jaffna, covering religious and cultural attractions, including Nallur Temple, St. James’ Church, St. Mary’s Cathedral, a Buddhist Dagoba, the statue of the last king of Jaffna Kingdom, and monuments of the last palace.
  • Cycle through Jaffna City, experiencing a living heritage such as the Fort, the infamous Library, Subramaniam Park, and the 19th century ‘Old Park’.
  • Meet the locals from the coastal villages for an interactively rich and authentic cultural experience.
  • Each attraction will be explained in depth to guests, covering mythology and historical importance.
  • Ample time will be granted for photography, or simply to take in the view.
  • Enjoy different stops for refreshments and snacks, which includes the original Rio Ice Cream Parlour which stood the test of time and war.

This rich and immersive tour is designed for those seeking a holistic Jaffna experience, covering the historical and traditional landscape of Jaffna and its outskirts, and all it entails. You will meet your English-speaking host in front of the Jaffna Railway Station at 2:30 pm, and after the initial briefing we start your cycling journey into modern and ancient Jaffna. Though the tour will cover approximately 18km, a shorter trip / route can be designed on request.

Traffic-heavy main roads will be mostly avoided, inviting you to scenic off-brochure memories on back roads. Your host will take you through Jaffna’s historical and cultural attractions, complementing the experience with immersive storytelling and personal memories only a Jaffna-native could inherit. Watch esoteric religious activities take place in front of you, and experience the North as a local would.

En-route, stop and browse Palmyrah-woven goods made by empowered local women, or purchase real Jaffna Wine and Nelli Cordials extracted from Indian gooseberry (produced and sold by Catholic nuns)! By a 6:30 pm sundown you get to celebrate a wonderful day with a grand finale; witness a jaw-dropping sunset splashed across the western sky off the Jaffna Peninsula.

Jaffna City

Jaffna is the capital city of the Northern Province of Sri Lanka and is the country’s 12th largest city. The traditionally vibrant city is known for its rich cultural heritage and natural beauty. Its suburb, Nallur, served as the capital of the 12th century medieval Jaffna Kingdom. Prior to the protracted civil war, it was Sri Lanka's second most populated city after the commercial capital – Colombo. Since the end of the conflict in 2009, refugees and internally displaced people have gradually started returning to their homes with word of government and private sector reconstruction happening. Jaffna is home to many historic Sri Lankan sites, such as the popular Jaffna Library that was burnt down and rebuilt, and the Jaffna Fort which was rebuilt during the Dutch colonial period in the 17th century.


  • High quality, well-maintained mountain bikes with helmets
  • The services of a knowledgeable and experienced cycling guide
  • Drinking water during the cycle tour
  • Packed snacks and refreshments during the trail
  • Emergency back-up at any time
  • All Government taxes


  • Transportation to the starting point and from the end point of the cycle trail (this could be arranged by us)
  • Any extra beverages or food and snacks consumed
  • Optional activity costs
  • Any personal effects not mentioned here
  • Any tips for the staff
  • Any others expenses not mentioned in Price Inclusions section

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Jaffna Cycle Tour
From $95
/ Adult - Single Person(SOLO)
From $50
/ Adult - 2 Persons
From $45
/ Adult - 3 Persons
From $40
/ Adult - 4 Persons
From $35
/ Adult - 5 or More people
  • SLDT/2405/CY12
  • 4 Hours
  • 2:30 PM
  • Jaffna Railway Station
  • 48 hours
  • Throughout the Year


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