Exploring multi-cultural downtown on a bicycle – Colombo City [4 - 5 hours]

Colombo is the commercial and cultural capital of Sri Lanka and is home to a mixture of cultures. An array of attractions lay strewn across Colombo amidst the hustle and bustle of a lively city. From ancient Arab traders who frequented these ports, to the Portuguese, Dutch and British colonists who occupied the city, Colombo is steeped in history. It boasts many historical and cultural sights waiting to be explored along with its vibrant society. Learn about the country’s past and its rich multi-cultural attractions while interacting with the locals. Experience the true warmth of the city and its people.

You will meet: Eco team [SID: 10]
Dhanula Jayasinghe is a young and dynamic environmentalist who gained a thirst for knowledge on nature and wildlife at a young age and has actively pursued his dreams ever since. He is currently reading for his B.Sc. Special Degree in Zoology at the Faculty of Science of the University of Peradeniya while having completed several training programmes on nature and leadership. He has had many published papers on subjects ranging from dragonflies to elephants. With the passion for nature still burning brightly within him, he says that he is dedicated to excelling in his chosen field.
Availability: Around the year
Starting/endpoint: Sri Lanka Day Tours Office in Colombo 8
Transfer arrangements to be picked up and dropped off at any preferred destination could be provided on request
Preferred Starting time: 7 a.m.
Not recommended for children under 12 years
High quality, well-maintained mountain bikes with helmets
The services of an experienced cycling guide
Drinking water during the cycle tour
Snacks and refreshments purchased during the trails
All Government taxes
Transportation to and from Sri Lanka Day Tours office
Any extra beverages or food and snacks consumed (other than what’s arranged by the guide)
Entrance fees to tour sites you want to visit on your own
Optional activity costs
Any personal effects not mentioned here
Any tips for the staff
Any others expenses not mentioned in Price Inclusions section

Tour In Brief

Meet Sri Lanka Day Tours representative and your cycling guide at the SLDT Head office in Colombo. After the initial briefing, and familiarisation of the bikes we start the ride through Colombo 8 towards Colombo 7.

A car would get you from point A to point B in relative comfort within the city limits but to truly experience Colombo intimately, cycling is the way to get around it. Sri Lanka Day Tours gives you the opportunity to explore the city's inner-workings with a comprehensive cycling tour. This cycling tour will take you to some of the main attractions within the beautiful metropolis which will make you feel a part of its splendour.

Visit the Dutch Museum, built in the latter part of the 17th century and once home to Count August Carl Van Ranzow. Explore the Neo-Baroque-style Old Parliament building which was built during the British rule and housed the country's Legislative Council until 1983.

Have some pineapple at Galle Face Green, visit a typical Sri Lankan home and receive a blessing at a Hindu Kovil. This comprehensive cycling tour will give you the chance to get up close and personal with the city of Colombo while avoiding traffic and getting a good workout.

The Colombo city cycle tour covers several other historical and cultural sites such as the Railway Museum, Old Law Court, Kathiresan Kovil, Tamiul-ul-Alfar Mosque, Fort Railway Station, Galle Face Green, a beautiful Buddhist temple, Green Path Art Gallery, Colombo Museum, the Planetarium and the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH).

You will experience Colombo better than any travel guide can teach you. Our experienced and knowledgeable cycle guide will facilitate the discoveries of all the famous attractions in the city. Come experience Colombo in its purest form with this complete cycling tour package.