Scenic guided bicycle trails – Galle
GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Bike through Galle’s beautiful surrounding countryside. Lush green paddy fields, electric blue kingfishers, brilliant white egrets, big buffalo, village life, tea, rice, temples, smiles, views, spices, fresh fruit, meandering paths, all natural Sri Lanka.
EXPERIENCE DESCRIPTION: The Paddy Trail which is a must-do for bike enthusiasts is a gentle 12km loop starting and finishing at our base near Wijaya Beach and passing through verdant paddy valleys with a half way coconut stop in a shaded ambalama set in a beautiful, large and natural garden. No rush, take it at your own pace, but as a guide allow around 1 ½ hours. The Paddy and Lake Trail is an extended version of the Paddy Trail of approximately 26km which includes a beautiful section cycling alongside the North West shoreline of Koggala Lake. The ride is suitable for keen and regular cyclists. The Kahanda Kanda (KK) Ride, includes a stop at the decidedly decadent hotel set on a hill surrounded by tea just north of Koggala Lake. Either a morning cycle ride from the beach to KK for a leisurely and luscious lunch, or alternatively a post lunch afternoon cycle from there to the beach in time for a sumptuous sea bath and a sunset cocktail are the rides on offer. The quiet route is approximately 15km in length and skirts Koggala Lake as well as passing through paddy fields.
DISCLAIMER: This program may alter due to local conditions, the strength of the group and other unexpected circumstances. We will do our very best to adhere to the set itinerary, however we cannot be held responsible for any last minute changes that might occur. In all such circumstances, your biking guide will have the final say.
Includes: We provide a guide, helmets, water, and a support vehicle.
Duration: Approx. 1.5-2 hours
Difficulty: Moderate. There are no hills though it may get hot – drink plenty of water.
Suitable for children: For the Kahanda Kanda Trail is not for children, however the other trails are all perfectly child-friendly. There are children’s bikes and child seats available and a support tuk tuk can be provided if needed.
Meeting Time: Morning: 7.00 AM to 9.00 AM or 8.00 AM to 10.00 AM or 9.00 AM to 11.00 AM, Afternoon: 3.00 PM to 5.00 PM or 4.00 PM to 6.00 PM. Please consult with your guide.
What to wear or bring along: Cool, light clothing
In the Know: Participants in any adventure travel will be required to complete and submit a signed terms and conditions agreement including the voluntary participation, assumption of risk, release from liability and hold harmless provisions. Travelling by bicycle is an eco-friendly, emissions-free way to sightsee.
Private or not? The excursion is private.