CYCLING 2016-17 p056-057

exodus Cycling2016

Cycle the Backroads of Sri Lanka PREMIUM DEPARTURES Exploring on two wheels is the best way to see this rural country and to experience the way of life of its friendly people. We travel from ancient cities and the fortress at Sigiriya to the hill country towns of Kandy and Nuwara Eliya where the cooler temperatures and lush scenery make for a relaxing ride. In the south we visit Yala National Park, where we go in search of leopard, before ending the trip on the beaches of the beautiful south coast. Most of the route is a continuous ride, and transfers are kept to a minimum. Dates & Price Guide START END FLIGHT LAND START END FLIGHT LAND INC ONLY INC ONLY Please see our website www.exodus.co.uk for all dates and prices. BIKE HIRE NOW INCLUDED SEE PAGE 10 Premium departure S P F Polo FdeparturPe F Family departure ROAD • SRI LANKA 57 15 days inc. flights from £2339 Tea picker near Ooty Sri Lanka Activity Level MODERATE/CHALLENGING Trip Code MIR At a Glance Itinerary - Day by Day 1 Depart London. 2 Arrive Colombo; transfer to Sigiriya. 3 Ride to Dambulla cave temple; afternoon climb Sigiriya Rock. 4 Ride to Polunnaruwa; cycle tour of ruins. 5 Ride through foothills of spice growing region. 6 Ride to Kandy. 7 Free day in Kandy. 8 Challenging ride through tea estates to Nuwara Eliya. 9 Hill country ride to Ella. 10 Descent of 1000m, stopping at the impressive rock-cut Buddha statues at Buduruvagela; to Tissamaharama. 11 Morning ride to Kataragama Temple; afternoon drive to Yala N.P. for safari. 12 Optional ride through Bundala N.P. and the lagoon for spectacular birdlife; continue riding along coast to Hambantota; transfer to Ahangama. 13 Free day on beach; optional ride to Koggala. 14 Visit the Old Dutch Fort of Galle and explore the town; transfer to Colombo. 15 Fly to London. Ancient cities and remote backroads l Rich history and culture l Ride through tea estates • 10 days cycling (including 1 optional ride) with 100% vehicle support • 95% tarmac, 5% unsurfaced road • Routes mostly follow quiet backroads, with frequent climbs particularly around Nuwara Eliya • Group normally 5 to 16, plus leader and driver Min age 16 yrs • 11 nights hotels, 2 nights guesthouses • All breakfasts and 10 lunches included Sigiriya Polonnaruwa SRI LANKA cycle transfer Yala N.P. Kandy Negombo Colombo Ella Tissamaharama Hambantota Galle Ahangama Nuwara Eliya PREMIUM DEPARTURES On these departures we stay in a variety of excellent hotels, ranging from comfortable modern properties to older ones bursting with character. The Amaya Lake Resort in Dambulla is a highlight, set in acres of lush green grounds with sweeping views of Kandalama Lake. 2016 09 Jan 23 Jan 2339 1599 23 Jan 06 Feb 2339 1599 06 Feb 20 Feb 2749 1879 P F 20 Feb 05 Mar 2369 1599 05 Mar† 19 Mar 2339 1599 P F 19 Mar 02 Apr 2769 1599 02 Apr 16 Apr 2539 1599 23 Jul 06 Aug 2599 1599 30 Jul 13 Aug 2899 1899 P F 06 Aug 20 Aug 2569 1599 17 Sep 01 Oct 2349 1599 15 Oct 29 Oct 2599 1879 P F 29 Oct 12 Nov 2349 1599 05 Nov† 19 Nov 2349 1599 P F 12 Nov 26 Nov 2349 1599 19 Nov 03 Dec 2349 1599 17 Dec 31 Dec 3049 1779 24 Dec 07 Jan 2829 1699 2017 07 Jan 21 Jan 2459 1679 21 Jan 04 Feb 2459 1679 11 Feb 25 Feb 2759 1979 P F 25 Feb 11 Mar 2459 1679 11 Mar† 25 Mar 2459 1679 P F 25 Mar 08 Apr 2459 1679 1 2 3 4 5 Call Daily Distance (km) 0845 863 9626 or visit www.exodus.co.uk and enter the three letter trip code Dates and prices correct at time of publication (see page 13). Prices are £ Sterling per person. • Optional single supplement £345 (Premium departures £495) • Land only start Sigiriya day 2, end Colombo day 15 • Insurance: please see page 106 Bike details: • Specialized Rockhopper bike with front suspension, included in the trip price • Discount for bringing your own bike £150 3 52 4 73 5 80 6 53 8 82 9 66 10 102 11 32 12 60 13 OPTIONAL RIDE ALSO AVAILABLE AS A PRIVATE ADVENTURE SEE PAGE 4 FAMILY CYCLING Our ‘Sri Lankan Biking Adventure’ (trip code FIW) is perfect for families with children aged 12-16 yrs. Please see our website for details.


exodus Cycling2016
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