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Number of Reviews: 80 Overall score: *****
Cycling group on the beach, Sri Lanka
Review posted by Denise Hall
***** Written

Cycling in Sri Lanka

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
Review posted by Tracey And Jeff Odonnell
***** Written

1st exodus trip

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
Review posted by Malcolm May
***** Written

The Most Exciting Way to see Sri Lanka

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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Cycling group on the beach, Sri Lanka
Review posted by David Dodwell
***** Written

Multi Sensory Experience

This trip was a delight to the senses - being on a bike totally immersed in the sights, sounds, smells ... and of course tastes ... of this beautiful and fascinating country. On the trip we experienced the rich culture and history, the varied vegetation and cultivation, the strikingly colourful birdlife, local food and tea stops, quiet back roads (and a few exciting ones!) and of course the friendly people.
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Cycling group on the beach, Sri Lanka
Review posted by Diane Diane
***** Written

The Three 'C's

If you like cycling, culture and curry you will not find a better holiday on offer than this one. It has everything. Good cycling routes through spectacular scenery, many opportunities to learn about Sri Lankan culture, wall to wall wildlife and mouth watering food. There is so much more to it than initially meets the eye when viewing the trip notes.
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Cycling group on the beach, Sri Lanka
Review posted by Ian Edgar
***** Written

Backroads of Sri Lanka Review

Superbly varied trip, based around fairly tough cycling but also includes temples, beaches, wildlife and great chances to meet the locals. One or 2 of the hotels are quite basic, but the clue is in the title - you're out in the sticks so occasionally have to make do without some facilities. Saying that most hotels were excellent. The people were extremely welcoming, the food excellent and so overall it was a great value holiday. I will definitely go back
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Cycling group on the beach, Sri Lanka
Review posted by Corinne Knoesen
***** Written

Sri Lanka - Christmas 2014 - wonderful!!

I have done several cycling holidays with Exodus and can thoroughly recommend this one. The landscape is amazing & very varied. Food is wonderful. The locals are incredibly welcoming - smiles and exhortations to "hurry up" from young & old alike. But what really made the holiday was our wonderful patient, knowledgeable guide Dileep. Absolutely nothing was too much trouble - he worked so hard to make this the holiday of a lifetime.
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Cycling group on the beach, Sri Lanka
Review posted by M Ward
***** Written

Great fun

A superb cycling holiday through a beautiful country, and well away from the usual tourist paths. We had a lot of rain the first week, but once you gave into the rain it was great fun and bonding. The second week brought fantastic sunshine and beaches! Suresh our leader was the star of our trip and ensured everyone was well looked after. Fantastic food too...you won't go hungry!
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Cycling group on the beach, Sri Lanka
Review posted by Michal Reed
***** Written

Wet and wonderful

You can't have all that green without rain. But once you let yourself go and make peace with being entirely wet and muddy for days, there is a wonderful sense of freedom. You won't be cold (except for the summit day) and you will always have a clean warm room to regroup at the end of the day. I can't imagine a better way to see the variety of eco/cultural/historical systems than cycling through Sri Lanka. Suresh and his support team create an indulgent expereince where all details are taken care of and all you have to do is eat, ride, and enjoy the culture and views.
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Cycling group on the beach, Sri Lanka
Review posted by Nick Clark
***** Written

Floods but no famine

A great cycling trip through the beautiful scenery of some less touristed areas of Sri Lanka. We started the trip with a whole week of very wet weather which did impact on the enjoyment of visiting some of the main cultural sites on the itinerary in that first week - and cycling very wet roads on bikes with no mudguards also challenged my love of being on two wheels! However in adversity the group bonded fast and our leader Suresh worked overtime to make sure we could make the best of the hand the weather gods had dealt us. When the rain finally stopped we were treated to some fantastic riding, scenic views and of course the warm smiles of the local population. A shame we didn't have the good weather from the outset but all told I was still happier to be visiting Sri Lanka on a bike than on a bus. And by riding it meant I'd worked up a good appetite for the amazing buffets...!
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