Cycle Through the Ancient Kingdom

3-Day Family Cycling Experience in Polonnaruwa - Sri Lanka

Prices from £157 pp

red plane icon All prices exclude international flights at the start/end of your trip. Let us book flights for you. 

View day-by-day

Duration3 days / 2 nights (flexible)


Suitable for families

Call us 01273 322398


Prepare to feel like a time-traveller here in Polonnaruwa, where the time seems to have stopped centuries ago. Hop on the bikes and race through the maze of crumbling temples and ancient ruins. Stop along the way to sample some freshly made local food if you are feeling peckish, the city is famous for its cuisine! For some more family fun, venture off to one of the neighbouring National Parks to watch wild elephants in their natural habitat - an incredible experience for any age.

What's included

  • Transport with private driver
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • Hired bike in Polonnaruwa (some entrance fees are payable locally)

Create your own holiday itinerary 1. Add at least 3 chosen trips to your travel plan 2. Send it our way 3. Our travel specialists will get planning and send you a quote

Location map

Your day-by-day itinerary

Arrival in Polonnaruwa

Today your driver will whisk you to your next destination – the ancient city of Polonnaruwa, dating back almost 1,000 years. Your charming hotel is located in the neighbouring Girithale right by the lakeside. Surrounded by gardens and with a huge pool to plunge into, it’s a perfect base for the whole family. If you feel like heading into town for a walk or to have dinner at one of the amazing local restaurants, your driver can take you there in no time!

Woman and man looking at temple

Cycling in Polonnaruwa and free time

This morning, after breakfast, your driver will be ready to take you into town. You will stop just outside the temples to collect your bikes and start pedalling through the maze of ancient ruins and historical relics. Make sure the bikes are comfortable before you set off! There is no rush, so take your time and take in the incredible sense of centuries passing by as you journey through the ancient sites. Your driver will meet you at the end of the trail, all you need to do is follow the signs. The rest of your day is free for you to do as you please – wander around the city, sample some local food or laze by the pool at your hotel.

Cycling in Polonnaruwa and free time

Departure from Polonnaruwa

Today it’s time to leave Polonnaruwa and head to your next destination. Take a quick dip in the pool for the road then hop in the car – adventures are waiting!

Herd of elephants crossing dirt track in Sri Lanka
David on a rickshaw

Get in touch

Start planning your next family adventure with David, our travel specialist for Sri Lanka. He'll work with you until your itinerary is exactly how you want it, leaving you to enjoy your family holiday, stress-free.

Combine this trip with

Or choose from our ready-made Sri Lanka for Families itineraries

Recently Viewed