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Motorcycle road trip Sri Lanka

Perfumes of Sri Lanka


An exceptional motorbike trip that blends nature and comfort, taking a gentle approach to all the isle’s seductive attractions.

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An intrepid all-rounder, she has cruised India’s roads with many groups, and knows the country like the back of her leather-gloved hand.

Imagine a motorcycle tour where you ride beautiful roads and each stage ends in a fabulous hotel – all under the Sri Lankan sun. A recipe for optimum discovery, as you savour the island’s most seductive features. From the cultural triangle to tea plantations to the southern beaches, the smiles of the Sri Lankans you meet along the way will leave unforgettable memories. This motorcycle trip is perfect for nature-loving couples seeking an exclusive experience, staying in Sri Lanka’s finest hotels.

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Period January to April
Duration 11 days incl. 9 days' riding
Level Accessible
English-speaking tour leader
Accommodation Comfort or Superior Comfort
From 3850€/pilot
3550€/pillion

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Your Motorcycle Tour in Sri Lanka 11 stages - 970 Km


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D1 / Arrive in Negombo

You're met at the airport and transferred to Negombo, your first stopover on Sri Lankan earth. After settling into the hotel, time for some beach or pool based rest & relaxation!

sea sri lanka
D2 / Negombo - Kalpitiya - 120 Km

You begin your journey along the west coast, aiming for the peninsula of Kalpitiya. Leaving the standard roads behind, you ride on ocean-fringing trails. At Puttalam Lagoon, you fork off onto the peninsula and ride between lagoon and ocean.

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D3 / Kalpitiya - Sigiriya - 190 Km

The road heads towards the centre/north of the island: the famous Cultural Triangle. You're deep in a tropical world: superb landscapes mixing jungles, rice fields, coconut plantations and a host of small lakes. Arrive in Sigiriya and its imposing Lion Rock.

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D4 / Sigiriya - Polonnaruwa - Sigiriya - 90 Km

After cruising around the area, lunch in the countryside. You can go as far as the former capital Polonnaruwa, to visit the Archaeological Museum, and in particular the famous reclining Buddha carved in the rock. Unless, of course, you prefer to unwind by the pool!

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D5 / Sigiriya - Knuckles Range - 90 Km

This morning, you set off southward towards the Knuckles Mountain Range. A first stop in Dambulla to admire the imposing golden Buddha. Then you ride along a pretty little trail beween rice fields and irrigation canals, before peaks loom on the horizon.

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D6 / Knuckles Range - Kandy - 60 Km

You explore this superb mountain region, which has a UNESCO World Heritage listing. Then back on the road, to Kandy. Settle into the hotel, then in late afternoon seize the opportunity of the ceremony to visit the Tooth Temple; the name refers to a famous holy relic housed there.

tourists sri lanka
D7 / Kandy - Nuwara Eliya - 120 Km

You climb into the heart of the tea region. A winding road, with stunning landscapes scrolling by. The air grows cooler as you rise, up to nearly 2,000m altitude. Before reaching Nuwara Eliya, the highest town in the country, you'll be introduced to the secrets of making the famous Ceylon tea at a factory.

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D8 / Nuwara Eliya - Ella - 60 Km

Only a short section today. You'll savour the scenery of tea plantations as far as the eye can see. After settling into the hotel, you could go for a "loosener" up to the top of Little Adam’s Peak.

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D9 / Ella - Yala - 120 Km

Today you ride towards the south on a wonderful country road, past the edge of Yala National Park, one of the country's largest. In the afternoon, you'll go on safari.

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D10 / Yala - Tangalle - 110 Km

Make the most of your last day in the saddle. You set off west, along the south coast, along the boundary of Bundala National Park, whose lagoons host thousands of birds. Arrive in Tangalle, where the beaches fringed with coconut trees compete for attention.

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D11 / Tangalle - Negombo

This morning, you travel by private vehicle to the airport, along the south coast. You stop off in Galle and visit the 17th-century fort, a legacy of the Dutch settlers. Then you continue north, to be dropped off at the airport.

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Johnny, Newbury (UK)
Excellent organisation

“Excellent organisation. I found everybody that I dealt with to be very professional and most helpful, both at the planning stage and during the trip. I'd definitely recommend Vintage, and will undoubtedly use them for any future trips I'm able to undertake.”

Todd
Best trip. Ever.

“Excellent, almost effortless trip. We were looked after well. The route was a wonderful combination of easy riding and modest challenge. The staff was tolerant beyond any reasonable human's capacity. Lodgings both exotic and comfortable. A better trip can not be imagined.”

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“I would recommend Vintage Rides to any rider contemplating a guided motorcycle tour. Right from my initial email with Denise, the professionalism and attention to detail was reassuring. Everything was organised for us and our tour guide Josh was fantastic from start to finish. The Royal Enfields were a lot of fun and suited the type of riding we did, the scenery was simply mind blowing and the tour was the best holiday and adventure ever. On top of all this, the value for money was excellent. I will be touring with Vintage Rides again. I did the Trans Himalayan in India.”

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