People Cycling Rides

Sri Lanka Adventure.

This is a Approved Ride
Moderate
Ride Info
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Ride Leader
Thomas Ryan
Tour Dates
10/23/2021–11/6/2021
Start Location
Colombo, Sri Lanka
End Location
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Cost (est.)
$4150 (USD + $150.00 ride fee)
Deposit
$1000 (USD
Payment Due
9/8/2021
Tour Company
Spice Roads
Avg. Distance
48 mi / 77 km
Avg. Elevation
2090 ft / 637 m
Ride Description

OVERVIEW

This is a loop ride designed for road bikes and lasts 15 days/14 nights We'll cycle about 772km/480 miles in 10 cycling days with the total ascent of 20,901 ft. The journey starts in Colombo Airport (CMB) on Saturday 23rd October 2021, where upon arrival at the airport we transfer to Waikkal to overnight at Suriya Resort. After bike fitting/building the group meets up for a trip briefing and welcome dinner. The next morning, we begin our epic journey to explore Sri Lanka. This tour is a mix of natural beauty and charming history following the Indian coast past quaint fishing villages and coconut orchards to visit ancient sites such as UNESCO World Heritage Site - Polonnaruwa, Dambulla's Cave Temple, and Kandy's Temple of the Tooth. Climbing the hills and mountains of the central highlands where scenery gradually changes to lush tropical jungle and seamless tea plantations and you get to sample a cup of one the nation's finest teas. Then it's time to get off the bikes for a safari at Uda Walawe National Park to spot the wildlife in action. Heading south, we descend to a seaside resort town where you can soak up the sun while sipping your favorite drink. The tour ends on Saturday 06th November 2021 in Colombo, with a transfer to Colombo Airport (CMB), Sri Lanka.

ROUTE SUMMARY

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People Cycling's Ride Rating

People Cycling has four categories for our rides – Easy, Moderate, Difficult, and Challenging. It should be somewhat obvious what these categories mean, but please become familiar with the elevations and distances that define them:

Easy
Easy rides are under 30mi/48km in average distance and 1600ft/500m in average elevation
Moderate
Moderate rides are over the Easy rating but under 50mi/80km and 2460ft/750m
Difficult
Difficult rides are as over the Moderate rating but under 75mi/120km and 3280/1000m
Challenging
Anything over the Difficult rating

NOTE: This is not a strict guideline. There could be rides that have a day or two where the average elevation or distance exceeds the values given above. These anomalies should be outlined in the ride description. It is recommended that you read it carefully.

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