Have you always wanted to visit the paradisiacal tropical island of Sri Lanka by motorbike but didn't have time to travel for 3 weeks? Then we now offer you the opportunity!
|Single room supplement||€250.00|
|Scheduled flight Düsseldorf - Colombo and back, other departure airports on request, surcharge if necessary|
|Transfers airport Colombo - hotel and back|
|All hotel overnight stays mostly with breakfast|
|Rent a motorcycle|
|Sri Lankan riding Permit|
|English-speaking tour guide on the motorcycle|
|Escort vehicle and luggage transport|
|Travel security note|
|Everything that is not listed under services|
|food and drink|
|Health and accident insurance abroad incl. return transport|
|Travel cancellation insurance|
|Minimum number of participants: 4|
|Maximum number of participants: 12|
|Visa (Exclusive) 35,- USD|
|Motorcycles During this trip we ride on Honda 230 / 250 cc or equivalent motorcycles. In the event of damage to the vehicle caused by own fault, the material costs must be borne by the party responsible. Seat height approx. 86-88 cm. In Sri Lanka, left-hand traffic prevails.|
|A helmet is mandatory, as is protective clothing with protectors, good gloves and boots or sturdy shoes. Especially in spring and autumn it can get very warm in the lower regions. We therefore recommend wearing breathable protective clothing. On the higher parts in the mountains you can wear extra warm clothes under your motorcycle clothing if necessary. Because of the dust, it is advisable to have a pair of goggles with you. We plan our trips before or after the monsoon season. Nevertheless we have to expect short rain showers at any time. Finally, temperatures in the mountain regions can drop to 5 C in winter, so it is advisable to bring warm clothing.|
|You need a passport that is valid for 6 months after the date of return. German citizens need a visa to enter Sri Lanka. The visa must be applied for in advance as an "Electronic Travel Authorization" (ETA) in the online procedure at www.eta.gov.lk, costs 35,- USD. For this trip you will need a valid International Riding License and a 'Sri Lankan driving permit' which we will organize for you.|
|This trip is accompanied by our Sri Lankan tour guides on site. This person has been working as a tour guide and tour operator in Sri Lanka for many years and knows the country very well. He knows all routes, hotels, restaurants and speaks English. So there is no German speaking Motor2Travel tour guide on this trip.|
|Mobility: The offer is not suitable for people with reduced mobility. Please contact us for more information.|
Our Sri Lanka motorcycle tour takes you to the most important cultural sights and offers many scenic highlights.
We ride on our 250cc Hondas all kinds of small roads through the hinterland, over mountains and along bright green tea plantations and rice fields, through towns and small villages where we stop frequently to enjoy the wonderful food the country has to offer.
Discover the colourful temples, old Singhalese royal cities like Polonnaruwa, the legendary Lion Rock in Sigiriya and Kandy with one of the most important buddha relics, the Holy Tooth, and enjoy the hospitality of the people.
A motorcycle trip to Sri Lanka guarantees a colourful variety.
Germany - departure
Individual journey from Germany to Colombo
Arrival Colombo - Transfer Negombo
After about half an hour of driving you will reach the coastal town of Negombo where you will meet the rest of the group. On the beach you can watch the fishermen catching their catch and preparing it for trade. Negombo's trademark are the outrigger boats with their brown sails, called Oruwa.
Negombo - Sigiriya (160 km)
We leave the busy Negombo and head north inland. Soon the traffic becomes a bit quieter and the roads run through coconut plantations and over small country roads. Today we reach the "cultural triangle" of Sri Lanka. In the evening we can climb Piturangala, a bizarre rock formation, and enjoy the sunset over an enchanting landscape and the famous Lion Rock.
Sigiriya - Polonnaruwa (100 km)
We continue through the hot dry zone of the country, along artificially created reservoirs towards Polonnaruwa. Today the first off-road track is up, 30% will be unpaved, the rest will be on tarred roads. Polonnaruwa is the second ancient Singhalese royal city and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city assumed the status of the capital of Anuradhapura in the 10th century. Polonnaruwa was long overgrown by lush jungle and thus protected.
Polonnaruwa - Knuckles Mountains (150 km)
We leave the hot dry zone and move to the highlands. In the Knuckels Mountains we enjoy the peace and cooler temperatures. We ride along the oppressive winding road and enjoy the ride on an adventurous route deeper and deeper into the mountains.
Knuckles Mountains - Kandy (60 km)
The way to Kandy is not far, but it is so beautiful here that we choose the most spectacular route and not the fastest. Kandy, which is idyllically situated on a lake at 500 m above sea level, has a moderate climate. Kandy is known for the famous tooth temple. According to tradition, the left canine tooth of Buddha is kept here as a relic. Today about 30 % is ridden off road.
Kandy - Ella (150 km)
The winding route leads through the picturesque southern highlands. Tea plantations with colourfully dressed tea pickers characterise the landscape. At the edge of the high mountains we reach a height of 1000 meters above sea level in the charming Ella. If there is enough time, we visit a spice plantation and a tea factory - because there are also culinary treasures to discover in Sri Lanka
Ella - Ratnapura (115 km)
Today we ride only tarred roads, but quiet roads off the main roads. Ratnapura is located on the southern edge of the Sri Lankan Highlands. Situated on the banks of the Kalu River, Ratnapura is the most important gemstone centre in the country. The tropical rainforest climate has a rich vegetative diversity.
Ratnapura - Negombo (100 km)
On our last day of riding we leave the highlands behind us and head back towards the west coast. We will avoid the big roads, but we still notice that the traffic is increasing. It is important to concentrate on riding properly once again. Arrived in Negombo, we can toast to the wonderful journey at sunset and enjoy our last evening together.
Negombo - Colombo departure
You get a transfer to the airport and fly back to Germany with endless impressions.
Possible extension: recreation on the beach
At the end of your tour you can relax for a few days on one of the white sandy beaches in Sri Lanka.