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  • Galle Cycling Trail

Galle Cycling Tour

Quick Facts

  • Availability : all year round
  • Suggested starting time : 8.00 a.m. or 4000 p.m. (to visit as many sites as possible)
  • Starting point : Miliduwa
  • Duration : A half-day programme
  • A city which saw colonial forces come and go from the 16th to the 20th centuries is the coastal city of Galle, Sri Lanka. Its historical and cultural importance was recognised as a
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988. Galle stands out for its emblematic Galle Fort which is also known as the Ramparts of Galle. Within its walls are several places of worship,
  • a museum, chic restaurants and bars, boutique hotels, and several quaint shops that sell gems, trinkets, and vibrant Sri Lankan handicrafts.

 

Why should you book this trip?

  • The cycling tour in Galle is a great chance to see a changing landscape unfold before you in short distances: from paddy fields, coconut and tea estates, rubber and cinnamon plantations to its signature coast.
  • The morning tours are breathtakingly beautiful in the marshlands that surround the serene Koggala Lake where several flocks of birds can be seen.
  • You get to visit Kahanda Kanda Tea Factory; the low country tea factory.
  • Step into several culturally and historically significant places to visit in your Galle city tour, such as: the Unawatuna Beach, the Rumassala mountain and the world renown Galle Fort and the lighthouse.
  • Interact and witness the daily routine of the villagers, in contrast to the city dwellers in Galle.
  • The tour also includes a boat ride on the scenic Koggala Lake.
  • You will be accompanied by a dynamic and experienced guide.

 

Included in the price

  • Well maintained cycles with helmets
  • An accompanying guide
  • Bottled drinking water for the duration of the cycling tour
  • Packed snacks and refreshments
  • All Government taxes and service fees

 

Excluded

  • Transportation to starting point and from the end point of the Galle cycle tour
  • The cost of any extra beverages and food bought outside of what is provided by Eco Team
  • Entrance fees to the tour sites
  • The cost of any additional activities not mentioned in the description
  • Any tips given to the attending staff
  • Any other expenses not mentioned in “The Package Includes:”

 

Tour in brief

  • Once your booking is confirmed, you will be informed of the meeting point, where your designated cycling guide will meet you.
  • The cycling tour of Sigiriya takes you on a trail into the areas surrounding the Sigiriya Rock Fortress.
  • Beginning at the entrance to the Sigiriya Rock Fortress,  you ride through "Thalkote", a remote isolated village to the Thalkotawewa (reservoir).
  • At the village, you will see how traditional farming (paddy and other crops) and chena cultivation (slash and burn farming) is done and used in the area.
  • Thalkotawewa and the surrounding thickets can be great for for bird watching in the morning and evening.
  • If you choose to take the tour in the morning, there is a chance you may witness signs of the presence of wild elephants in the area, from the previous night.
  • Interact with villagers in the area and enjoy their hospitality.
  • Enjoy moments of history as you make brief stops at some archaeological sites.
  • Two important archeological sites we cover in this trail are the Stupa, believed to mark the spot where King Kashyapa was cremated and the Pidurangala Viharaya which dates back beyond the first century BC.
  • A climb up to the Sigiriya Rock Fortresscan be arranged, as an add-on to this cycling trip in Sri Lanka.
  • Stop at various points to refresh.

 

Important

  • Guests are advised to bring suitable clothing for warm, windy, and rainy conditions.
  • Insect repellent and sun protection lotions are recommended items to carry at all times.
  • Lightweight clothes and biking shoes/boots should be worn for the ride.
  • Drinking water should be carried by guests for the duration of the Galle cycling tour.

 

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Hotline : (+94) 70 222 8 222
Office Address : 20/63, Fairfield Garden, Colombo 08, Sri Lanka

 

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