Mountains & Beaches

Our comprehensive 9 day loop tour show cases the best of the island: stunning riding, safari and wildlife, temples, beaches and more.

Mountains & Beaches

Sri Lanka

Off-road Sections, Sightseeing

9 days/8 nights

Jeep, Motorbike

1,120 km

Price: from 2,000 USD

Our Mountains and Beaches tour showcases the best the island has on offer. From glorious mountain and tea plantation riding to stunning beaches and scenery that is topped off with a jungle safari, this tour will leave you breathless and wanting more.

upcoming tour dates

Join one of our upcoming scheduled tours or depart any day with a minimum of 2 people.

  • Oct 2, 2017

Tour Includes

  • Motorbike or Jeep and driver (self-drive available on request)
  • All accommodation (twin share)
  • Well-appointed 2-4 star accommodation will be used throughout the ride
  • For private rooms, a single supplement fee will apply
  • All food as outlined in the itinerary (particular attention will be paid to fantastic local cuisine)
  • There are a couple of dinners and lunches where tour participants are free to take a break from the group and dine at their leisure
  • All non-alcoholic liquid refreshments on ride days
  • All entrance fees on ride days
  • Private pick-up at Bandaranaike (Colombo) airport and drop-off at Bandaranaike (Colombo) airport
  • All riders will be issued with a Sri Lankan License, which means they will be covered in the event of an accident by 3rd party insurance

Tour excludes

  • Damage to Motorbike or Jeep
  • Travel Insurance
  • Laundry
  • Personal Expenses
  • Tips
  • Helmet and Riding Gear

*Note: A refundable 200 USD security deposit is payable for each motorbike or Jeep for any minor damage on tour.

DAY 1: ARRIVAL DAY
Negombo
Ayubowan – Welcome to Sri Lanka!On arrival at Bandaranaike International Airport, you will be met by our driver for the short (15 km) transfer to your hotel on the famous Negombo Beach. At midday, it’s your chance to meet the crew and get kitted out with your bikes. Once the formalities are out of the way, the rest of the day is yours to relax or take a quick ride to the fish markets before a slap-up, Sri Lankan feast on Negombo beach with your fellow riders.

Accommodation: Beach Resort
Meals: Dinner

*Note:
12 pm: Meet tour leader, organise bikes and licences
6 pm: Special welcome dinner

DAY 2: KANDY TIME
Negombo – Kandy (200 km)
On your bikes! It’s an early start as we jump on the bikes and head east for Kandy. We leave the coast behind and ease into our adventure on quiet open roads, cruising through the dramatic Sri Lankan countryside and stopping at some rarely visited ancient sites along the way. We wind into the mountains before heading to historic Kandy city, Sri Lanka’s second biggest city and religious capital. Then it’s time to put your feet up and enjoy a sun-downer as night falls over the serene mountain surroundings.Accommodation: Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 3: OFF-ROAD TEA PLANTATIONS KNUCKLES RANGE LOOP RIDE
Kandy (100 km)
It’s back on the bikes for an off- and on-road adventure as we head off on dusty red dirt trails to one of the more remote tea plantations high in the Knuckles Range. Rarely passing another person on the way except for the odd sari-draped women by day and giant fruit bats at night, the route takes us through unspoilt rainforest trails and jungle tracks shrouded by dense highland forest.In the evening, a traditional mask dance is performed – symbolising the killing of a cobra by a Gurula bird. A colourful local custom performed to drive away evil spirits, it is still being used today as a method of psychiatric treatment! Or check into the ayurvedic spa, where a much-needed pummelling will banish any aches and pains by a cornucopia of fragrant herbs, plants and flowers.

Accommodation: Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4:
Kandy – Nuwara Eliya (120 km)
We hit the trail early and ride out to the beautiful Ramboda Falls, a 109m-high twin waterfall. The roads then wind challengingly through the tea plantations towards Ramboda, our next port of call, offering spectacular emerald peaks dotted with colourful sari-clad tea pluckers 1,200m above sea level. Next stop is one of the most chocolate-box-esque hill stations: the Blue Fields Tea Plantation where you can either learn the rich history and tea manufacturing process of the nation’s favourite drink or kick back on the veranda with an elegant brew.It’s then a short ride up to Nuwara Eliya, set high in the cool misty hill country and quaintly called “Little England”. It is a fascinating throwback to the colonial era. We arrive at our hotel in the afternoon where you have the opportunity to lower your handicap at one of the loftiest golf courses in Asia, backed by the Knuckles Ranges where the kleptomaniac local crows are famous for stealing the egg-like balls.

Accommodation: Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5: HORTON PLAIN NATIONAL PARK AND WORLD’S END
Nuwara Eliya – Yala National Park (200 km)
After seeing the early morning dew dissipate from the hotel’s pristine lawns, we set off to Yala National Park once again riding through the familiar yet still spectacular scenery of tea plantations and lush mountainous countryside and waterfalls, en route to Horton Plains, home to World’s End, the highest cliff face in Sri Lanka. On an overcast day you are literally above the clouds, but on a clear day you can enjoy the jaw-dropping views of the mountains, valleys and rivers below for miles and miles… It’s all downhill from here enjoying the great ride to the town of Tissamaharama, through the dusty landscape of Yala National Park, one of the world’s best spots to see leopards and the native Sri Lankan elephant, arriving at the beautiful Hibiscus Garden in time to relax poolside, serenaded by the chorus of exotic nocturnal sounds.Accommodation: Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6: YALA SAFARI IN 4 WD JEEPS
Tissamaharama to Mirissa (120 km)
Safari time! It’s an early start as we change the bikes for 4WD jeeps, setting off at 5.30 am from the hotel to Yala National Park. This outstanding 979 sq km area is well known for being home to a variety of wild animals including the Sri Lankan elephants, leopards, wild water buffalo and the Sri Lankan Sloth Bear as well as over 200 bird species, some of which are endemic to Sri Lanka and a diverse butterfly population. This really is a superb chance to see these creatures up close – from the safety of your jeep! It’s then back to the hotel for brunch in the late morning before we set along the southern coastline to the stunning Mirissa beach, famous as one of the best sunset viewpoints in the country.Accommodation: Beach Resort
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7: LAKE SERENITY
Mirissa – Ratnapura (220 km)
We are back on the road again! Riding by rivers & waterfalls, our journey today takes us through more incredible mountain scenery as we pass through remote villages en route via Kuruwita, famed for the Buddhist pilgrimage site of Sri Pada (Adam’s Peak), the fourth highest peak in the country.Accommodation: Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8: JUNGLE TRACKS
Bopath Falls – Negombo (180 km)
We head off for a morning off-road adventure ride through rubber plantations, heading inland into the deep jungle toward Kithulgala on the banks of the famous Kelani Ganga River. We then head west towards the coast and beaches of Negombo, passing through lush green rice paddies and miles of palm trees lining the way.As evening draws in, we will head out for a celebratory farewell dinner – and recount the amazing adventure we have experienced in the beautiful island of Sri Lanka, once referred to as the teardrop of India, we’d rather hope that your memories of your Sri Lankan adventure and the beauty of this place will make you smile.

Accommodation: Beach Resort
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9: DEPARTURE DAY
Negombo
It’s time to say farewell to Sri Lanka and our adventure with a transfer back to the airport for your flight home.Meals: Breakfast

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Pricing

From 2,000 USD per person with a 4 person minimum. Single supplement on request.

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