Mar 25, 2015
A reason to bike - 'Visit Sri Lanka'!
Biking is good for you! It keeps you fit, trim and gets that adrenaline pumping. To top that off, what better way to explore new places than get on your bike and zoom away!
It's easy, economical and you wonâ€™t need to worry about parking! Cycling in Sri Lanka is the new way to go and there are many providers who will help you experience a more than exhilarating holiday on a bike.
Letâ€™s start with something exciting! For a nominal fee, you can enjoy a night cycle tour of Colombo courtesy 'Trekurious'. A 3-4 hour guided tour starting at 5:30pm, you could listen to the history of and witness some of Colombo's iconic locations on an all-terrain type 17-inch aluminum frame branded bike, equipped with front shocks, Shimano rapid shifters and V brakes. All cyclists will be provided with safety helmets, reflector jackets, and safety glasses assuring them of their safety. When you're done and famished, enjoy some street food. The spicy rich flavour of a 'Kotthu','hoppers' or a 'Thosai meal' - Sri Lankan food at its best!
This is just a small part of what could be in store for you. There are numerous tour operators who will help you experience more scenic routes like the beautiful hill country, tea plantations, paddy fields, rural villages, beach fronts and other varied terrain in undiscovered parts of the islands. Experience a range of expeditions from luxury to nature, to sports to adventure or even customize a cycling tour to suit your requirement.
Would you like to up the challenge a bit and experience more rugged terrain? Well, there's also the 'Eco Team' who will take you through rain forest, and less of flat ground while 'Ride Lanka', who are a group of mountain enthusiasts will up that experience a notch higher!
Cycling definitely gives one an edge as this is definitely a more insightful way to explore our island. However, if one doesn't want the organization of a guided tour, go rent out your bike, use a map to explore and ride away!