Born To Ride Cycle Tour – Overview

This Cycle Tour along the West Coast of Sri Lanka is nothing short of a wild and wonderful experience… Starting from Jaffna you cycle South along the North Western Coast of Sri Lanka passing a varied series of towns as they start to wake. This tour is not just about cycling, it’s about food, the paths less travelled and the places in between.

Tour Duration

5 Nights 6 Days

Customer Rating

Budget Rating

Day 1 – Train Trip

Kick off the tour by taking the train from Colombo Fort station up to the starting point, Jaffna. Spend the afternoon exploring Jaffna City…Visit the Nallur Kovil, the Jaffna Fort and wander around the busy market place…

Day 2 – Kick of the cycling!

Start off early and ride from Jaffna to the little town of Mulankavil… Stop over at the Poonarin Bridge and viewing point on the way. The total distance for the day is approximately 67 KM’s, cycled at an easy pace with plenty of stops along the way!

Day 3 – Watch out for the Donkeys!

Once again, an early start to cycle 57 KM’s from Mulankavil to Mannar with breakfast on the way… Spend the afternoon exploring Mannar, a city known for its wild donkeys and birding! Drive up to the old Thalaimanner rail track pier and visit a 19.5-meter-wide Baobab Tree that is believed to have been planted by Arab Traders around 700 years ago! Finish off your day by eating the best Samosa’s in the country!

The Thalaimannar Pier

Cycling past Poonarin

Day 4 – Safari Time!

Today’s ride is just 40KM’s from Mannar to Mullikulam, the town at the edge of the Wilpattu National Park. Stop off and load the bikes on to the carrier and travel through the national Park to Eluwankulama… Go on an afternoon Safari at the park and stand a chance to catch a glimpse of Elephants, Leopards, deer and a wide variety of birds… Wind down in the evening with a bath in the river and some star gazing!

Day 5 – Vitamin Sea!

The final day of riding takes you from Eluwankulama to Norochcholai in Kalpitiya where you can celebrate with some well-deserved beach time after the 55KM Ride!

Day 6 – R & R

Finally a day to sleep in! Spend the morning with an excessive dose of rest and relaxation and travel back to Colombo after lunch.

The view point at Poonarin Bridge

Cycling to Thalaimannar


Included in this tour

  • Hotels
  • Hybrid Bicycle + Helmet
  • Drinking water + Electrolytes
  • Train tickets
  • All meals
  • Cycle Carrier
  • Transport
  • Back up vehicle
  • Safari Jeep + Entrance ticket to the Wilpattu National Park

Not included in your selected tour

  • Flights
  • Early check-in and late check-out at hotels.
  • Personal expenses (such as laundry, telephone, snacks, drinks, etc.)
  • Tips for guides and drivers
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Visa fees (contact us for further information)
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