extreme bike tours

Sri lanka

Run to the hills

Tour Highlights

Motorcycle

Royal Enfield 350cc Classic

Accommodation

Handpicked Lodges & Hotels

Duration

4 Days - 3 Nights

Dates*

23rd - 26th May 2024
30th May - 3rd June 2024
6th - 9th June 2024

Distance

570 Km

Riding Hours

4-6 per day

Terrain

Tarmac / Asphalt

Difficulty

Intermediate

*Minimum 6 Riders – Maximum 10

What's Included

  • Motorcycle, Fuel & Spares

    Ride the legendary Royal Enfield 350cc Classic.

  • Accommodation

    Selected lodges & hotels

  • All Meals

    Breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and beverages

  • Full Support

    Support vehicle & mechanic

  • Entrance Fees

    Horton Plains National Park ticket

  • First Aid Equipment

    (Hopefully it won't be necessary)

Not included

Flight Tickets
Visa
Personal Travel Insurance
Alcoholic Beverages

Optional

Airport Transfers
Bespoke extension

Itinerary

We will meet at 8 am for introductions and breakfast at The Shack Beach Cafe in Galle. After breakfast, we will depart towards Sinharaja Rainforest, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its exceptional biodiversity. The ride will take us through small bustling towns and scenic tea plantations.

4 hours riding

Today’s journey involves riding through hills, starting with a descent down the famous Wangu 10 (ten bends) followed by ascending through forests adorned with waterfalls, pine trees, and tea plantations. Maskeliya is our destination, celebrated for its picturesque tea estates, the Maskeliya Reservoir, and serving as a gateway to Adam’s Peak, a revered mountain among Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims, and Christians.

5 hours riding

We embark on a beautiful ride through tea plantations between Maskeliya and Nuwara Eliya, followed by a route towards Horton Plains National Park (at 1800 meters). The journey will lead us through diverse forests, towns, and a mix of bumpy and smooth roads before arriving in Ella, where we will explore and dine in the lively town.

4.5 hours riding

We start the day with a scenic descent towards the southern coast, enjoying a winding road. Lunch will be at a pleasant beachfront restaurant before we head back to Galle. Our journey concludes with farewell drinks at The Shack Beach Cafe.

4.5 hours riding

Tour Map

run to the hills map

Prices

Rider US $1155
Pillion US $755

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    What Our Customers Say

    "The tour of Sri Lanka we enjoyed in March 2024 was an absolute rip snorting good time! With some exciting riding and a great range of outstanding hotels to ensure we faced each new day in great spirits. Ben and Simone were fabulous hosts while Malith, Avo, Ruwan and Roshan all ensured we stayed on track (well most of the time) and kept a smile on our faces."

    Ian Chapman

    "Just completed the Sri Lanka Ancient Kingdoms & the North tour. Amazing trip. The entire tour was organised brilliantly. Great bikes,food, accommodation and support crew. Great time all round. Totally recommend."

    Ashley Wilson

    "For riders who don’t usually do groups (like us), we can only say that we would do it all again with Extreme.

    Ann & Mac MacPherson

    “I must say that having just completed this wonderful tour it really is a 10/10 for Extreme Bike Tours . I’ve previously completed over 25+ tours with some of the industry leaders all over the world and would rate EBT the best by far. Thank you”

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    About the Run to the Hills Tour

    Inspired by the homonymous song from the Iron Maiden, “Run to the Hills” is an ideal short tour for those who are in need of a break from the heat and seeking fresh and cooler temperatures.

    4 days starting from Galle, in the south coast of the island, riding through the picturesque tea plantations in the hills on excellent roads and a journey through the Horton Plains national park before arriving to the buzzing small town of Ella and return to Galle.

    Accommodation is a mix of excellent villas, lodges and hotels with all meals included. Ride the legendary Royal Enfield 350cc Classic supported by an expert guide, a mechanic ready to fix any bike troubles and a support vehicle that will follow the group with luggages, spare parts and anything necessary.

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    Frequently Asked

    Visa applications can be requested online through the official website: https://www.eta.gov.lk/slvisa/

    To ride in Sri Lanka you need a valid International Driving License and an endorsement from the Ceylon AA (the local Automobile Association). If you don’t have the permit we can help you to obtain one at an extra cost of US $50.

    General riding gear:

    • Good crash helmet (BS Kite Mark)
    • Protective Jackets
    • Protective gloves
    • Protective trousers
    • Goggles
    • Waterproof bike boots, shin and ankle protection
    • Windproof and waterproof trousers and jacket
    • Scarf or bandana to keep dust out of your nose and mouth
    • Sunglasses
    • Torch
    • High Factor sun cream (30+ minimum)
    • Lip balm
    • Mosquito repellent

    The weather in the hills can be unpredictable although rain showers are more likely to happen in the afternoons while in the mornings is generally sunny or cloudy.

    Beside protective clothing such as pants, boots and jackets for when riding, in general you can wear shorts and light t-shirts. It is also recommended to bring a sweater or two, alongside with some long pants for when staying at higher altitude. Keeping a Waterproof jacket is also recommended.

    Partners, family members or friends of riders can also join and travel in the support vehicle at Pillion price. 

    The minimum number of riders required for this tour is 6. The maximum number of riders per group is 10.