Not just a motorbike…
While our White Gold of Ceylon trip on Sri Lanka’s eastern coast is about to take place, we are already preparing a third winter season on the island of beauty. Let’s go back to our unique itinerary : On the Roads of Ceylon. More than a motorcycle roadtrip, this tour is certainly one of our most beautiful circuits in Asia with a Royal Enfield. Take some sun, many wild animals, add a little bit of time spend on the beach, get some magical encounters into it, excursions, discoveries of off-beaten tracks, several amazing cultural sites, and mix it all with a cup of the best tea in the world – here you are heading off to the treasures of Sri Lanka! To give you a glimpse of how it’s like, let us tell you about the activities we planned for you.
Face in the sun, feet in the water
In the need for sun and relaxing? During your trip you will get several occasions to paddle in the water and chill on dazzling white sand beaches. Dive deep in the ocean in Negombo, Trincomalee or Polhena for a well deserved break. During some of the tour’s stages, you will be able to refresh in the pool of your hotel. At the beginning of the tour, in Negombo, you will embark for a few hours on a traditional catamaran (a « oruwa ») or discover the great fish market. On the following day in Kalpitiya, you will be able to board on a boat who will take you to observe dolphins and whales meeting at dawn. A few days later on the East coast, go for a snorkeling session on Pigeon Island. This small island, off Nilaveli’s beautiful beach, is a natural reserve with magical sea floors. Swim in the middle of turtles, hundreds of multicolored fishes and harmless little black-tip sharks.
From the cultural triangle to tea plantations
According to the group’s rythm and if you are avid of culture and history, visit Dambulla - its Rock temple will tell you a lot about Sri Lanka’s cultural richness. Get off from your bikes to discover essential excursions. Our itinerary takes you of course to Sigiriya and Polonnaruwa, two other sites registered on the Unesco world heritage. Climb up to Sigiriya fortress’ early in the morning to benefit from a breathtaking view. After one of the most enjoyable motorcycle ride in the heart of Knuckles, one of Sri Lanka’s highest mountains, you enter the high plateaux into the regions of tea plantations. It is a good occasion to visit a tea factory which will allow you to learn a bit more about the national drink. Several treks are available at Ella, one taking you to reach Little Adam’s Peak. For the more lazy of you, visiting a spice garden or a taking a traditional massage can also be part of the program. At Galle cultural visits succeed each other, one of them being the visit of Buduruwagala’s beautiful buddhist site.
According to the group’s rythm and if you are avid of culture and history, visit Dambulla - its Rock temple will tell you a lot about Sri Lanka’s cultural richness.
Meet the elephants
How to cover possible activities of a motorycle trip in Sri Lanka without speaking about the unique safari you will be doing? During the second part of your tour, head off to the south of the country, and step to Udawalawe National Park. While enjoying the rich and profuse fauna, you will have the occasion to see elephants, the country’s emblematic animals, but also deers, crocodiles, buffalos, and a wild variety of birds… You will maybe be able to spot a leopard from your jeep ! Nature is omnipresent in Sri Lanka, forming an indivisible whole with your trip. Discover the joy of riding a Royal Enfield in the middle of this lush environment, accross diverse and breathtaking landscapes. Join us now on the roads of Ceylon for an emotional journey, driven by the smiles and kindness of the Sri Lankan people!
And if you're interested by another kind of trip, discover our Ride & Surf tour.
Photo credits : Eric Corlay