Cycling in Sri Lanka

Cycling is one of the best ways to explore Sri Lanka’s varied landscapes, cultural heritage and experience rural village life. Cycle through rice fields and rural villages; through tea covered hill country or along beautiful palm fringed beaches; explore the ruins of ancient kingdoms dating back to the 3rd century B.C. or jungle tracks in the north central province. A truly rewarding experience for you if you can cycling a lot to explore the beauty of Sri Lanka.With it’s huge network of roads, routes and tracks, it makes it especially appealing for for cycling holidays in Sri Lanka. Cycling through Galle Dutch fort and My Ceylon Adventures Cycling Guide explains about Galle Fort and Dutch architecture and Heritage of Dutch.It is not just padding Tour in Dutch Fort and whiles you paddling in Dutch Fort you may hear interesting folk tale about Dutch Fort and Sri Lanka history which you never heard about it.

The size of Sri Lanka makes it extremely accessible by bike and a two- wheel adventure is a great way to view the country’s beautiful landscapes. Hear the birds tweet as you cruise along the Horton Plains or a jungle path, take a pedal back in time in the ruins of the ancient cities at Polonnaruwa and Anuradhapura, or try a relaxing route along the beaches on the south-west coast. The circuit at the Sigiriya rock fortress – a UNESCO World Heritage Site that dates back to the 5th century, is particularly rewarding. The Kandy to Knuckles mountain range trail is also stunning – and can be extended by going on to Nuwara Eliya and the Horton Plains.

Dodging the potholes on the country roads leading through tea and rubber plantations is also strangely satisfying.Nothing beats laying your helmet on the table of a tea house and spending the next hour reflecting on the beauty of the ride: the stunning vistas on the mountain trail; the section with only the jungle and silence as riding companions; or the beautiful Indian Ocean sunset. The terrain throughout the country offers challenges for beginners and experts. On some of the steep sections in the hill country, you will feel like you’re in a mountain stage of the tour de France as the villagers cheer the final metres of your ascent. They may then welcome you with a warm smile and a cool drink as you catch your breath.

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