Half day urban cycling experience in the mountains – Kandy [5 - 6 hours]
Sri Lanka Day Tours gives you an opportunity to explore Kandy City differently; on a bicycle. Discover the ‘inner network’ of the city and acquire more knowledge about the history of Kandy. Visit the Gannoruwa agro farm, spread over 80 hectares, where the guests are offered a chance to have a look at the local industries ranging from high-tech agriculture farms to spice gardens and so on. The Captain Dawson Tower located at the heart of Kadugannawa city is another important place to visit. An experienced and knowledgeable cycle guide will facilitate the encounters with the Kandyan people, who are known for their warm hospitality.
You will meet: Eco team [SID: 10]
|Availability: Around the year|
|Starting/end point: SLDT activity center near Mahaveli Reach Hotel|
|Transfer arrangements to be picked up and dropped off to any preferred destination could be provided on request|
|Preferred starting time: 7 a.m.|
|Duration: Half Day|
|Approximate distance of cycling: 30km (soft/moderate grading)/38km (hard grading) gravel and tarmac roads, up and downhill cycling|
|Not recommended for children under 12 years|
|High quality, well-maintained mountain bikes with helmets|
|The services of a knowledgeable and experienced cycling guide|
|Water and snacks during the trail|
|Emergency backup at any time|
|All applicable Government taxes|
|Any additional beverage or food, which would be ordered extra|
|Any personal effects not mentioned here|
|Any tips for the staff|
|Any others expenses not mentioned in the ‘Price inclusions’ section|
Tour In Brief
Our guides will meet you at our activity center and after the initial briefing we will start our cycling journey.
Departing from near the activity center, you will reach the Gannoruwa Agro Farm – an 80-hectare facility where you can see local agriculture at its finest. A diverse array of agricultural industries such as fruit and vegetable gardens, beekeeping, plant pathology center, insect zoo, and herbal gardens are on display.
The next stop is the Dawson Tower in Kadugannawa town, a monument to the commanding engineer of Ceylon in the 1800s, Captain Dawson, who built the country’s first highway system.
A visit to a local home-based brass workshop follows, where you can see how brassware is manufactured, as it has been for several centuries.
Finally, you will head to an authentic spice garden where you can see various traditional spices of Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka Day Tours’ guided Cycling Tour of Kandy’s outskirts is one that will be an unforgettable experience.