Biking, using of a bicycle for transport, recreation or for sport is very common and popular among locals and tourists in Sri Lanka. Bicycles are the main means of transportation in many parts of Sri Lanka.

Biking is a very effective and efficient mode of transportation best for short to moderate distances where four wheel vehicles cannot take you to explore interiors of cities in the island. Bicycles provide many advantages and benefits for a tourist wanting to get to hidden places by comparison with motor vehicles that include the sustained physical exercise necessarily involved in biking, reduced consumption of fossil fuels, less air or noise pollution, minimal traffic congestion, easier parking, greater maneuverability, and easy access to both roads and paths . It is very economical for the traveller with a low budget to be biking within the terrain. After reaching a city, using the map of the city you can take your own private journey along with a bicycle. It gives you the freedom to explore the recommended places of interest at your will.

Travel Destinations of Biking

  • Anuradhapura, the ancient capital of Sri Lanka from 5th Century BC to 10th century AD is situated 204 km off Colombo.
  • Kandy, the last kingdom of Sri Lanka, is situated 115 km off Colombo, and 1600 ft above sea level almost encircled by the Mahaweli Ganga.
  • Nuwara Eliya is located 168 km off Colombo, Sri Lanka, 77 km off Kandy with an elevation of 6200 ft above sea level in the central mountains.
  • Polonnaruwa is situated 218 km off Colombo, 66 km from Sigiriya and 103 km from Anuradhapura in Sri Lanka.