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Motorcycle road trip Sri Lanka - Sri Lankan Essentials

Motorcycle road trip Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan Essentials

An intense road trip along Sri Lankan trails amid mountains, tea plantations and tropical forests !

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Francis, Travel designer

Francis is a biker always venturing out on the road to uncover new routes with as much passion as he has telling stories. He is an enthusiast and knows our itineraries like the back of his hand.

The essence of Sri Lanka for time-poor bikers seeking a trip of amazing variety. Explorers hungry for strong sensations and exotic flavours, you’ll head off on an island treasure trail – a varied itinerary that showcases the country’s terrific cultural and natural mosaic. After a sustained daily tempo, you’ll be rewarded by a more sedate finale, near the beach and fort in Galle. This motorbike trip is the perfect introduction for long-haul adventurers who’ll then set their sights on other Asian destinations.

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Period January to April
Duration 8 days incl. 6 days' riding
Level Demanding
English-speaking tour leader
Accommodation Standard
From €2,240/pilot

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Your Motorcycle Tour in Sri Lanka 8 stages - 585 miles

sri lanka beach
D1 / Arrive in Negombo

Ayubowan - welcome to Sri Lanka! You're greeted at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Make the most of the little seaside resort to relax on the beach. You can admire the Oruwas, super traditional fishing boats with outrigger.

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D2 / Negombo - Kalpitiya - 80 miles

Today's the first day of your motorycle trip in Sri Lanka! You start by heading north, amid tropical landscapes. You reach Puttalam, then continue between ocean and lagoon to the wild, unspoilt beaches of Kalpitiya.

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D3 / Kalpitiya - Sigiriya - 105 miles

Back on the road, towards the centre of the island, deep in the Cultural Triangle. You ride through a superb setting - beween jungles, rice fields, and many lakes including the large Balalu Kala Wewa. On reaching Sigiriya, discover the Lion Rock, which rises up from the surrounding jungle.

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D4 / Sigiriya - Knuckles Range - 37 miles

A great day or trail riding lies in store! You travel alongside canals and wind between rice fields, discovering another Sri Lanka, closer to its villages and people. The final few miles are fantastic, in a near-mystical atmosphere.

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D5 / Knuckles Range - Ella - 112 miles

You continue your adventure, advancing deeper into the heart of the island and the Central Highlands: plateaux surrounded by the country's highest peaks. You climb through the tea plantations in a fairy-tale setting. The mountain road becomes very twisty until you reach Ella, where the terraces of crops cling to the surrounding mountainsides.

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D6 / Ella - Uda Walawe - 124 miles

Now you head for the south of the island. A brief stop at the foot of the Ravana Falls, before continuing along this winding road. En route, you visit the Buddhist site of Buduru Wagala. Your southward route continues amid sugarcane plantations and small villages typical of Sri Lanka. In the afternoon, a safari Uda Walawe National Park.

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D7 / Uda Walawe - Matara - 62 miles

Your last day's riding, back to the south coast and the ocean. Nature is still all around, as you cruise through the countryside and encounter Sri Lankans with their legendary smile. On the way, you stop off at the rock of Mulkirigala and admire the view from the top, over the surrounding jungle and the Indian Ocean.

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D8 / Matara - Negombo

In the morning, you depart by private vehicle to visit Galle, a magnificent fortified city from the Dutch era, with bags of charm. Transfer to the airport as per your flight-departure time.

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The riders' opinions

Amazing experience

“Amazing experience! Looking forward to booking the next one.”

stephen buskell
Vintage Rides SrI Lanka

“I was born in Sri Lanka but I was taken to parts I didn't know existed. Excellent knowledge of which routes to take to avoid the sometimes hellish traffic. The bikes were great fun : this is despite me being 125 kilos on a 350 - impressed ! They seem to be constantly reviewing their hotels which can only mean a better experience I would recommend this company to my biking friends”

alan williams
Have done Mongolia and Sri lanka

“Have done Mongolia and Sri lanka, both Excellent and cannot wait to get on another trip, always good company great riding and a fabulous adventure.”


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From January 5th 2019 to January 12th 2019
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