Friendly people and beautiful sceneries make Sri Lanka a fantastic destination to explore by bicycle. The variety of scenery and cultures of the different regions with endless off-road trails among spectacular mountains populated by colourful hill villagers in Hill country add an exotic flavour that promises a memorable holiday. Riding through the rain-forests and rubber plantations are more relaxing way to experience the friendly laid-back culture of Sri Lanka, not to mention the beautiful beaches.
If you prefer cycling but aren’t so keen on struggling with uphill climbs, there are many interesting trails in the lowlands of Sri Lanka that take you through a beautiful landscape of tea, rubber and spice plantations.
Cycling in Sri Lanka means cycling in a tropical country with typical day temperatures of about 30°C and night temperatures usually not below 24°C, depend on the area. If you cycle in the Hill country you will enjoy a lot of uphill climbs in a cooler atmosphere with temperatures dropping to 14C. Cycling in Sri Lanka becomes more and more popular for foreigners as well as for locals. Bicycles can often be hired from most of the hotels and bicycle tour operators.