Mountain Biking and Cycling in Sri Lanka

Sri lanka is blessed by nature with mountains in the central hills and around surrounded by lowland. From the beginning, British constructed good road system in the hills with greenish environment making the country as a enjoyable mountain biking friendly destination. Mountain biking to the slopes, valleys, tea plantations, terrace rice fields, passing people's home gardens feel you are in a nature paradise. The main mountain biking highlight the island is the Knuckles Mountain Ranges with its verdant hills, birds eye views and challenging trails. It has two parts named as Riverston to the West and Dienston to the east with many suitable biking trails. Riverston mountain biking trail lead to Wasgomuwa National Park. Drive from Raththota road on a vehicle up the hill top in Riverston and direct slope down to Pallegama. Have a bath in the Thelgamu Oya river there and continue the plat road with panoramic views, reservoirs, rice fields and all the way cannel bunts to entrance of the park. Mountain biking in Dinston part of the Knuckles range, drive up to Corbart's gap by a vehicle and start biking all the way down to Mahiyangana passing panoramic views, terrace rice field, Kandyan home gardens, Waterfalls, Victoria Sanctuary. From Mahiyangana, Vadda the Aborigine Village, many hot springs, Rathna waterfall, around Sorabora Lake and along Mahawali River, large Ulhitiya reservoir to see bathing elephants with a binocular.
Around Adam's peak has lots of trails within large tea plantations, reforests of forest department, large reservoirs. From Delhousi up to Maskeliya reservoir passing tea plantations, seven virgin mountain near adam's peak to the Laxapana waterfall is fantastic. From Nuwaraelliya up to Kitulgala, ella, Kandy, Mahiyangana also good down hill biking possibilities with rich nature and the culture. Short destinations from Ella and Kitulgala is also panoramic mountain biking places in the hill country. From Ella to the Highest waterfall Bambarakanda, Little Adam's Peak, passing Ravana Falls to Buduruwagala is very nice.
The lowland is most suitable for cycling. It can be explore and enjoy cycling in ancient cities like Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa and Sigiriya as well as temples , reservoirs, river valleys, long plat rice fields, For the cyclist in the lowlands and the coastal arias has the opportunity to watch the sunrise and sunset. The lowland is the dry zone but nature given a fantastic drinking option of King Coconut water for you. ('Thambili in Sinhala, is an ideal choice as it is naturally sealed and safe to drink.')
Sri Lanka Trekking organize mountain biking and cycling from Kandy and rent mountain bikes and bicycles too. From Kandy you can rent a mountain bike from us with a guide or without to travel Places around Kandy, Ceylon tea museum, botanic garden and Pinnawala elephant orphanage. In our moutain biking tours usually we drive up to mountains on the vehicle and start down hill biking to the slope to make your biking more enjoyle and we follow you on our vehicle for any help.

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