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The tropical island of Sri Lanka, the island of balance, lies in the Indian Ocean. There is no better way to see and experience this paradise than from a motorbike, taking in all the sights, smells and sounds as we ride through on some of the most picturesque countryside on excellent roads. Soak up some sun on the beautiful beaches of the south coast. Ride through stunning scenery as we weave through the mountains of the interior, taking in regions sculpted by tea plantations, ruins of ancient civilisations and wildlife in abundance. Sri Lanka with its laid back good natured people have it all to offer, often within a single day.
Staying in hand picked hotels and an amazing Eco camp – drawing on our own experiences of the country it will be the ride of a lifetime. This is a road based tour and the roads are particularly good for Asia -no off road experience required. With a maximum of only 10 bikes per tour it will ensure a personalised and hassle free riding experience. From the moment you arrive we will take care of your every need, except items of a personal nature like alcohol etc. Your fuel, accommodation and meals are all included in the Sri Lanka Motorcycle Tour experience.
Whilst on the Sri Lanka Motorcycle Tour, you will ride through and visit some of the most spectacular parts the island including the World Heritage sites as Dambulla, Knuckles and the National Parks.
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Picked up from the airport and transferred to your beautiful beach hotel in Galle. This will be our starting point and eventually our finishing point. First group dinner will be later that evening.
Galle was built by the Dutch in 1663.With its wonderful collection of Dutch-colonial buildings is a town of great beauty. Galle is a city of trade and, increasingly, art. Today the historic Fort area is crammed full of little boutique shops and cafes, a must see. Also do not miss the view from the Japanese Peace Pagoda it is simply stunning.
On the first long day of the tour we ride through the lush countryside of the south heading inland to Banyan Camp a beautiful Eco retreat perched on the side of a lakein an area of outstanding natural beauty. A beautifulrideon great roads and with very little traffic.227km.
Having woken to the sounds of the jungle we head out after a big breakfast for a day, which takes us past lakes and forests then climbs up to 1500minto tea country and the highlands of Sri Lanka. This is a ride, which goes through jungle, hills and plantations weaving through a magical backdrop of stunning scenery. We end our day staying in a tea plantation bungalow in true Sri Lankan style.
From the plantation we head to Horton Plains a high altitude plain of montane grasslands and cloud forests in the shadow of two of Sri Lanka’s highest mountains, before heading on to Nuwara Eliya a colonial hillstation also known as ‘little England’.
Today takes us to Kandy the old capital of Sri Lanka, an unbelievable ride. These roads were built for motorbikes. Kandy is the seat of one of the ancient kingdomsof Sri Lanka and it is here that we will be having a rest day. Time to relax!!
There are plenty of things to do or see here in Kandy, so whether visiting the Temple of the Tooth one of the most sacred Buddhist temples in the world, the botanical gardens, relaxing round the pool or exploring the restaurants and bars, the city of Kandy has it all.
We experience a more adventurous ride today as we head up into the Knuckles mountain range with a backdrop of mountains with truly amazing scenery and tranquility.It remains as an unspoilt nature reserve even today.
After the knuckles we descend onto the plains of the North East where we get the opportunity to open the throttle up on the roads heading to Dambulla a part of the cultural triangle. This area of the country is truly ancient and home to some fascinating places dating back over 2000 years.
Heading south we pass through national parks in what is a remote part of the country. There is the opportunity to see wildlife as you drive down a carpeted road that disappears into the distance. Ending up in Gal Oya a lodge set in the middle of the jungle an awe inspiring setting.
We leave the peace of Gal Oya and head East to the East coast and Arugam Bay a beautiful sandy bay which has been a mecca for surfers from the 70’s. Full of bars and nightlife and beach time. This is a relatively short day as we want to take advantage of the beach and prepare for a long last day.
Finally, we head back to where we started, the southern town of Galle. This is a long day in terms of kms through ever changing scenery but a rewarding last blast to finish the tourand a chance to work up a healthy appetite for our Final dinner.
Departure to the airport or onward travel
Note: Extreme Bike Tours can change the tour itinerary without notification if required to deal with any issues that may arise in the countries we operate in, very often due to adverse weather conditions. The itinerary will not change much but if we can make it better we always will!