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Number of Reviews: 97 Overall score: *****
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Cycle the Backroads of Sri Lanka

Superb Trip

5
A fabulous 2 weeks cycling the backroads of beautiful Sri Lanka in excellent company and with a superb tour guide.
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Cycle the Backroads of Sri Lanka

Maximum fun

5
A trip I will remember for ever! Sri Lanka is a beautiful country and Suresh is an absolutely outstanding leader, who made sure we experienced the very best of it. The cycling can be challenging - plenty of hills and heat - but the distances and hills build up over the days so that your fitness increases to be able to manage each stage. The scenery, birds and animals are beautiful. I'd struggle to identify more than a robin in England, but by the end of the trip was able to tell the difference between a bee catcher and a kingfisher flying past. What really made it special for me was Suresh's attention to detail and the special experiences he arranged - street food in Kandy, stopping to buy fish from the market for dinner, the evening visit to a multi faith temple, and multiple tea stops in local places for tea, lentil cakes, fudge and other yummy snacks. Just don't expect to lose any weight on this trip - my Fitbit said I burned 4,351 calories on the climb to Nurwar Eliya but I'd say every single one of those was replaced with the maximum damage we did every night with the delicious food and Lion beers!
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Cycle the Backroads of Sri Lanka

Cycling the backroads of Sri lanka

5
Before we went on this trip we wondered if it would be too challenging. We are reasonably fit leisure cyclists and thoroughly enjoyed cycling through a beautiful country. Yes some days were long & it was hot but we coped & enjoyed & had such a feeling of achievement. The support vehicle was always there if the heat or hill became too much & on the longest hill climb several made use of this for a short distance. You could stow the bike for a few km & get back on again when you wanted.
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Cycle the Backroads of Sri Lanka

One of our best holidays ever!

5
A fantastic mix of scenery, culture, history and wildlife all observed from the saddle against a backdrop of highland tea plantations and forest or lowland Paddy fields. All fuelled by delicious local food including curry and fresh pineapple, papaya and bananas - aided by bucket loads of tea and tasty snacks on the roadside! So much packed into a small country and a short holiday.
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Cycle the Backroads of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka cycling january 16

5
Just back from exhilarating trip. It's fun, it's tiring, it's varied. The cycling is challenging enough to give a real sense of achievement. Plenty of time for sight seeing and relaxing especially later on. Sri Lanka is a beautiful country with very friendly people.
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Cycle the Backroads of Sri Lanka

10th Exodus Trip & now waiting for 2016 Cycling Brochure

5
Another great cycling holiday experience with Exodus. Our guide Suresh and the rest of the support crew were fantastic and nothing was too much trouble for them and they were passionate and proud about their country. The cycling was varied but as our group showed doable by all giving everyone a real sense of achievement and a great way to experience the delights & scenery of Sri Lanka. The one watch out is don't expect to lose weight on this trip as the variety of food available at the buffets means you are likely to end up doing maximum damage for very little money.
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Cycle the Backroads of Sri Lanka

Backroads of Sri Lanka Jul-Aug 2015

5
Great trip, moderate to challenging is about right for the cycling but there's always the helpful support and tech vehicles. A great way to see the small villages and daily life as you go past (often getting smiles and waves!).
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Exodus Response

We are glad that Christine had a great trip, but we are sorry that she found her bike saddle to be uncomfortable. We are currently working with our local operator to source women’s saddles, which we hope will help avoid this issue recurring.

Megan Devenish - Trip Manager for cycling in 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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