There is no better way to see and experience Sri Lanka's paradise than from a motorbike, taking in all the sights, smells, and sounds as you ride through some of the most picturesque countrysides on excellent roads. Ride through montane grasslands, cloud forests, and jungle covered by mountain ranges and lush hills sculpted by tea, one of Sri Lanka’s wonders. Only 10 bikes per tour for an extremely personalized and hassle free riding experience.
You will be staying at handpicked 3-star hotels which are great and comfortable, amazing eco camp, and eco lodge hidden in the jungle.
Ride through stunning scenery as you weave through the mountains of the interior, taking in regions sculpted by tea plantations, ruins of ancient civilizations, and wildlife in abundance. Soak up some sun on the beautiful beaches of the south coast. Visit the World Heritage Sites such as Galle Fort, Dambulla Cave Temples, Sigiriya, and the Knuckles Mountain Range. Travel the never ending winding roads through this magical island and draw on your own experiences of the country.
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 personalized and hassle free riding experience. From the moment you arrive, Extreme Bike Tours will take care of your every need except items of a personal nature like alcohol. You do not have pay for anything once you have arrived because your fuel, accommodations, and meals are all included in the cost of the Sri Lanka Motorcycle Tour experience from day 1 to day 13.
Picked up from the airport and transferred to your beautiful beach hotel in Galle. This will be your starting point and eventually your finishing point. First group dinner will be later that evening.
Today will be an introduction to your Royal Enfield and visit attractions around Galle. Galle was built by the Dutch in 1663. With its wonderful collection of Dutch-colonial buildings, it 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 because it is simply stunning.
On the first long day of the tour, you will ride through the lush countryside of the south heading inland to Banyan Camp, a beautiful eco retreat perched on the side of a lake in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Today will be a beautiful ride on great roads and with very little traffic for 227 kilometers / 141 miles.
Having been woken to the sounds of the jungle, you will head out after a big breakfast for a day, which will take you passing lakes and forests, then climb up to 1,500 meters into 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. You will end your day staying at a stunning jungle resort. It’s a special place in a remarkable natural setting surrounded by pristine jungles, waterfalls, and wildlife galore.
From the jungle, you will 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 to Nuwara Eliya, a colonial hill station also known as the ‘little England’.
An unbelievable ride today will take you to Kandy, the old capital of Sri Lanka. These roads were built for motorbikes. Kandy is the seat of one of the ancient kingdoms of Sri Lanka and it is here that you will be having a rest day. Time to relax.
There will be plenty of things to do or see here in Kandy, so whether you are visiting the Temple of the Tooth, one of the most sacred Buddhist temples in the world, the botanical gardens, relaxing around the pool, or exploring the restaurants and bars, the city of Kandy has it all.
You will experience a more adventurous ride today as you head up to the Knuckles Mountain Range with a backdrop of mountains, a truly amazing scenery and tranquility. It remains as an unspoiled nature reserve even today.
After the Knuckles, you will descend onto the plains of the northeast, where you will get the opportunity to open the throttle up on the roads, and 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 2,000 years.
Heading south, you will pass through some national parks which are a remote part of the country. There will be the opportunity to see wildlife as you drive down a carpeted road that disappears into the distance. Ending up at Gal Oya, a lodge set in the middle of the jungle, an awe-inspiring setting.
You will 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. There will be full of bars, nightlife, and beach time. This is a relatively short day as you want to take advantage of the beach and prepare for a long last day.
Finally, you will head back to where you started, the southern town of Galle. This is a long day in terms of kilometer through ever changing scenery but a rewarding last blast to finish the tour and a chance to work up a healthy appetite for your final dinner.
Today is your departure from the airport or onward travel.
Notes: Extreme Bike Tours can change the tour itinerary without notification if required to deal with any issues that may arise in the countries operate in, very often due to adverse weather conditions. The itinerary will not change much but if Extreme Bike Tours can make it better, Extreme Bike Tours always will.
The tropical island of Sri Lanka, the island of balance, lies in the Indian Ocean. Sri Lanka, with its laid-back, good-natured people, has it all to offer, often within a single day. Whilst on the Sri Lanka Motorcycle Tour, you will ride through and visit some of the most spectacular parts of the island including the World Heritage Sites such as Dambulla, the Knuckles, and the national parks.