Tea Fields by Bicycle from Kandy
This tour takes you through the Hanthana Tea Plantation and allows you to learn more about the history of Tea in Sri Lanka.
- Visit to Ceylon Tea Museum
- Hanthana Tea Plantation trail ride.
- Mountain Bikes and Helmets.
- Well Experienced Cycling Guide(s) and His Fees.
- 1 Bottle of Water Per Person Per Day During Cycle Tour Portion.
- 02 Chocolate Slabs.
- All Taxes & Service Charges.
- Hotel Pick & Drop.
- Entrance Fees (Hanthana Tea Museum).
- Food or Drinks not mentioned above.
- Gratuities (Optional)
- Expenses of Personal Nature
What to Expect
Your tour will start at 0830 hrs at the entrance of the E.L. Senanayake Children Park, located in Kandy. You will be joined by an experienced cycling guide who will explain the attractions during the tour. Your cycling route will take you on a scenic journey through the mountains.
You will be able to visit and explore the Ceylon Tea Museum which is located in Hanthana. You will have to pay for your ticket as it isn't included in your tour package. The museum was founded in the abandoned Hantana Tea Factory built in 1925. As a conjoined effort of the Sri Lanka tea Board and the Planters' Association of Ceylon to spread the knowledge on the history of Ceylon Tea; the museum has been quite successful. You will be able to see two floors full of tea processing machinery and other relics used through the ages in Sri Lanka. The third floor has a library where you can read up on the history of Ceylon Tea. You can have a cup of hot fresh tea sold in the Tea Cafe.
After this you will embark on your bikes down a trail that winds through the Hantana Tea Plantations. The trail will be of average difficulty and will mostly be a gravel trail with no proper road. The entire trail will be approximately 30km and will take you four to five hours to traverse, including the time you spent at the museum
In addition to this the trail will provide you with some wonderful views with bright green carpets of tea, distant purple mountains
and much more. You will be end your bike tour and ride back to Kandy Lake Round through the off road track in Heerassagala. Your cycling tour will be completed at approximately 1330 hrs.