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Cycling group on the beach, Sri Lanka
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Cycle the Backroads of Sri Lanka

Backroads of Sri Lanka

5
The cycling was challenging due to heat, roads under construction, hills, dogs, traffic but rewarding. Beautiful diverse scenery and friendly people.
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Cycling group on the beach, Sri Lanka
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Magic Sri Lanka

5
What a country ? Amazing scenery, great food and the most polite gentle people you could meet. What a trip ? Great itinerary going to some great historical places and beautiful scenery.
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Cycling group on the beach, Sri Lanka
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Cycle the backroads of Sri Lanka

5
This was a wonderful experience, with a wonderful group of people. Despite a number of roads still under construction, the cycling took us to some lovely villages and hills that we might not otherwise have had the chance to see.
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Tour De Sri Lanka

5
My trip was second to none. Despite being the only Aussie, I felt right at home with the group. The natural beauty of Sri Lanka and it's people was amazing. Cheers and children along town roads and in villages, spurred me on. The weather, mountains, beaches, lakes, rice paddies, tea plantations, animals, water falls and country spirit surrounded us always. Not to mention best daal (and other) curries! The guide was superb, ensuring that all group tastes and trip features were met, and the group, my room mate and driver, bike mechanics and assistants were the best. I'll treasure the holiday, the memories and the people. We were also quite lucky to be in Sri Lanka during the Lunar or Buddhist New Year and got to experience those celebrations. It wasn't just bike riding. The beach, visiting a gem museum, tea factory, spice gardens (with a complimentary massage!) and a jeep safari at Yala National Park, were among the few extras we did, along with shopping at Kandy or Galle, and Elephant riding, and going to an elephant orphanage. Temples, ruins and hikes and much more, jam packed into 14 days.
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Cycling group on the beach, Sri Lanka
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Cycling Back Roads in Sri Lanka

5
I have just completed a cycling trip in Sri Lanka - it was fantastic!! Lots of variety and very informative. If you enjoy cycling, friendly hospitality, great food and a brilliant leader then I would highly recommend this trip.
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Cycling group on the beach, Sri Lanka
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Cycle the Backroads of Sri Lanka - Trip code MIR 150308

4
The cycling in the first two thirds of this trip was fairly challenging, at least I found it so. Whether it was fear of unseen wild elephants or just a keen, fit group, I don't know but the pace was brisk and the effort needed to rejoin the peleton discouraged me from taking as many photos as I would have liked. On many days there were supplementary activities which provided plenty of photo opportunities, however. The food and accommodation was generally excellent. The sophistication of the hotels and lodges was variable but everywhere was welcoming and clean. Towards the end of the trip, there was no longer any pressure to reach destinations and the cycling became much more relaxed, giving a chance to chat and take photos. The roads were quieter too, with one morning in a bird sanctuary. Galle fort was very picturesque but full of a different sort of tourist to ourselves! Colombo was a mixture of elegant colonial buildings in the centre, now restored to create elegant shopping malls, and many miles of poor, rather depressing, 'suburbs'. Strange, to my eyes at least, that the extra income in the city seems to bring about a reduction in the quality of life compared with the country.
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An Awesome Experience!

5
An excellent trip in every respect. As Exodus "first-timers" we were a little unsure what to expect but in every way the experience exceeded our expectations. The staff were outstanding and under Tour Leader of the Year, Suresh Bandara, nothing was too much trouble for them. Organisation and planning was faultless, minor issues were fixed instantly. We truly cycled the backroads with regular, welcome "3 minute chats" on the history, culture and natural history of this wonderful country. So much more than just a cycling trip. We'll never forget the smiling faces and we were even lucky enough to see a Leopard in Yala
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Cycling in Sri Lanka

5
We have been on several Exodus cycle trips and I can honestly say this was the best one. Sri Lanka is a wonderful country to visit and has a rich cultural heritage which we loved exploring. The accommation ranged from basic to luxury hotels all of which were acceptable. There was never a dull moment and we thoroughly enjoyed the tour which was brilliantly led my Suresh.
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Cycling group on the beach, Sri Lanka
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1st exodus trip

5
We have just returned from our first exodus holiday and what a fantastic experience it was. Sri Lanka is a beautiful and interesting country and to see the back roads by cycle was the best possible way. The cycling was varied with some challenging days but always well organised due to the fantastic support from the exodus team. Suresh our team leader was fantastic, well organised, knowledgeable and nothing was ever a problem. He kept the whole trip running smoothly and even his cooking skills were amazing. We will definitely be travelling with exodus again and are just hoping that all trips will be run with the same care and enthusiasm. Thanks for a wonderful holiday
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Cycling group on the beach, Sri Lanka
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The Most Exciting Way to see Sri Lanka

5
This is a cycle trip to savour. As well as being a wonderful way of getting a real feel of the country, you also visit 3 of the 4 ancient capitals, eat some very good meals, especially street food and gain glimpses of the family, cultural and political life of this fascinating country. The cycling is mainly on quiet country roads. It's challenging at times but well worth the effort. The bikes are in excellent condition with semi-slick tyres which, along with a very good mechanic, make for easier road cycling.
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