5th century rock fortress shadow cycling – Sigiriya

5th century rock fortress shadow cycling – Sigiriya

Sri Lanka Day Tours' cycling tour of Sigiriya takes you on a journey into the areas surrounding the Sigiriya Rock Fortress. It offers you an alternative activity to be engaged in during your time in Sigiriya. You can acquire more knowledge about daily routines of the villagers and interact with them directly.

Visit the Stupa believed to mark the spot where King Kashyapa, creator of the Sigiriya Rock Fortress was cremated. Visit the less frequented but equally important Pidurangala Rock. If you have not visited the Sigiriya Rock yet, it’s possible to couple this tour with the Sigiriya climb. You will be led by knowledgeable and experienced cycle guide.


The cycling tour starts at the entrance to the Sigiriya Rock Fortress. From there, you ride through "Thalkote", a remote isolated village to the Thalkotawewa (reservoir). At the village, you will be able to see and experience how traditional farming (paddy and other crops) is done. Chena cultivation (slash and burn farming) is prevalent in the area. The region's clean air and friendly environment is perfect for stress relief. The village borders Thalkotawewa, its main source of water.

Thalkotawewa and the thickets surrounding it are also perfect for bird watching in the morning and evening (the typical tour times). If you choose to take the tour in the morning, you may even witness signs of the presence of wild elephants in the area the night before. Stop and interact with villagers in the area and enjoy their hospitality. Make sure you take in the rich history of the area, as you make brief stops at a few of the archaeological sites. We stop at different places to meet the locals and to refresh ourselves.

Stop At:

• Sigiriya, Sigiriya, Central Province

Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Infants must sit on laps"
"Not recommended for travelers with back problems"
"Not recommended for pregnant travelers"
"No heart problems or other serious medical conditions"
"Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"

Duración: 4 Hours
Lugar de comienzo: Entrance Walkway, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka

Cancelaciones y devoluciones: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


  • High quality, well-maintained mountain bikes with helmets
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Entrance permit for the Pidurangala Temple
  • Emergency back-up at any time

No Incluye

  • Transportation to starting point and from the end point of the cycle trail
  • Any extra beverages or food and snacks consumed
  • Entrance fees to Sigiriya Rock Fortress
  • Any tips for the attending staff


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