Cycling in Sigiriya Countryside (Private Day Tour)
Explore the wild, natural countryside of Sigiriya in this wonderful tour. Cycle along the little foot trails, discovering the occasional ruin, and hearing their stories from your guide. This tour provides many unforgettable experiences like village life, paddy fields, rivers, amazing views and a beautiful waterfall.
- Get to know the history and legends of Sri Lanka.
- Mountain bikes and helmets.
- Managing the entire cycling route.
- Well experienced cycling guide(s) and his fees.
- 1 bottle of water per pax per day during cycle tour portion.
- Insurance covers up to Rs 500,000 per person.
What to Expect
You will be starting your cycling tour from your hotel in Sigiriya at 0830 hrs. The route will take you through some virgin countryside, with native wildlife such as monkeys and deer wandering freely amongst the lush foliage. Your trail won't be large or level, which increases the challenge of this cross-country tour.
You will be provided with good mountain bikes and helmets. You will also have an experienced cycling guide who will continuously manage your route so that there are no major obstacles. The tour package also includes an insurance cover of up to Rs 500,000 per person. Your entire route will be approximately 18km long. It will take between 2 – 3 hours. You will also be given a bottle of water to quench your thirst.
Along the way to Sigiriya rock fortress you will be listening to your guide speak about the history of the fortress and the kingdom of Kasyappa who lived in the 5th century AD. You may also be able to spot an occasional ruin along the way, the ruins of Kasyappa's kingdom. During such times you can request for a rest stop to examine the ruins or take photos, given that it is safe to do so (safe from risks such as slipping if the ruins are in a gully, for example). This tour provides many unforgettable experiences like village life, paddy fields, rivers, amazing views and a beautiful waterfall.
On completion of viewing the rock fortress, you will return to your bikes and pedal your way back to your starting point. The tour will conclude on that note at 1100 hrs.