Sri Lanka Bike Ride
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From dreamy rice fields to sprawling tea plantations, rural villages to nature preserves teeming with wildlife, the range of Sri Lanka’s geographical and cultural treasures is astounding—and there’s no better way to see it all than on two wheels.

Any time of year is a good time to ride in Sri Lanka.

The tea country which is lovely to ride through, has one very important element and that is elevation. The only truly flat areas in Sri Lanka are the areas close to the coast and the central dry area around Sigiriya.  All through the year, you can expect a strong but short downpour once the pressure builds up.

Anyone who has been on a general, vehicle-based tour of Sri Lanka will likely be quite shocked when you tell them that you plan to ride a bike there.

In the dry, central area around Sigiriya and Dambulla, there are some very pleasant, hard-packed dirt roads where you can ride along in peace and often site wildlife such as Peafowl, Monkeys, Kingfisher, and Mongoose.

Through the tea plantations you can enjoy the views and the winding road helps to keep it interesting, There are usually Tea Pickers working off in the plantations on the side of the road with a soft chatter coming from these green crops. You’ll see lovely views out over the hills and often typical, colonial-era buildings, usually part of the plantation properties.

 

Food

Sri Lanka has a unique cuisine. The tendency, at first sight, is to compare it to Indian cuisine and while you will see some similarities (dahl, for instance), Sri Lankan food tends to be a little lighter. The food found at roadside curry shops for locals can be very spicey, but in the places that cater to both well-off Sri Lankans and foreigners and have a higher level of hygiene usually allow you to add your own chili to a dish.

Some special dishes that we’ve enjoyed over the years are:

  • Stewed, young jackfruit curry
  • Eggplant cooked in various delicious ways
  • Beetroot curry
  • Egg Hoppers (a sort of rice pancake made into a bowl with an egg fried in the bottom of it and then fried onions and other items added to it)
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Details

9th Nov: Arrive at Colombo. Drive to the Hotel in Negombo. Chill for the day. 40 kms.
10th Nov: A day ride to Sigiriya. Post Breakfast, you get the bikes. 150 kms.
11th Nov: walk up the Lion Rock. 2nd half of the day at ease.
12th Nov: ride to Arugam Bay via Dambana Aboriginal village. 250 kms.
13th Nov: No ride. Just chill by the beachside. Surfing!!!
14th Nov: Ohiya. Ride by the mountains towards Horton’s National Park. 170 kms.
15th Nov: ride towards Yala National Park. 175 kms.
16th Nov: safari day at Yala National Park. (elephant, tiger, crocodile spotting)
17th Nov: ride towards Mirissa Beach. Go for Blue Whale Tour. 160 kms.
18th Nov: stay inside the only living fort of Sri Lanka - Gale Fort. 45 kms.
19th Nov: Gale Fort. Chill for the day, walk around the famous back lanes of the fort.
20th Nov: Ride back to Negombo. Last leg of the ride before we fly back home.
21st Nov: Fly Out with lifetime memories.

Inclusions:
Stay with breakfast & dinner.
Mechanic & Guide assistance.

WHAT WE PROVIDE
• All accommodation for 8 nights {from DAY 01 at Phuentsholing till DAY 08 at Phuentsholing} (twin/ triple sharing basis) in comfortable hotels/ resorts in scenic & off beat destinations
• Breakfast & Dinner at gourmet eating joints on the way
• Chai/ Coffee & cookies twice a day on ride days (11am & 5pm)
• Basic First Aid Kit & medicines
• Services of a Royal Enfield trained specialist mechanic for the full duration of the trip

EXCLUSIONS
• Any Air/ bus/ taxi/ jeep fare
• GST @ 5%
• Lunch: we eat at dhabas along the road & pay directly there & then
• Expenses of personal nature like laundry, internet, wifi, telephone/ fax calls, bed tea, mineral water, aerated/ alcoholic beverages, juices, entrance and camera fee at monuments/ museums, medical expenses, gratuities etc.
• Any kind of insurance, such as accident, theft, medical, evacuation etc.
• Any item, activity or facility other than clearly mentioned within the inclusions & itinerary above
• Cost of petrol & spare parts of any kind (engine oil, clutch wires, spark plugs etc.)
• Traffic fines, vehicle servicing & or maintenance etc.
• Any entry fees, any tips, porter/ pony charges or any other expenses incurred by the participants during the sightseeing, rafting, paragliding trips, other than as clearly mentioned within the inclusions and itinerary
• Any extra costs incurred due to extension/ change of the itinerary due to natural calamities, road blocks, vehicle breakdown etc. factors beyond our control
• Additional accommodation & or food charges due to unforeseen delays in the journey

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Price

USD 1350 + 5% GST per Solo Rider with our XR Honda 250cc motorcycles.
USD 1050 + 5% GST per Person for a seat in our backup SUV.

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