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Old February 28th 11, 02:13 PM posted to rec.bicycles.rides
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Biking in Sri Lankahttp://www.islesrilanka.com/adventure-sri-lanka-
tourist-attractions)
Sri Lanka's mountainous terrains are among the finest of the world's
best biking sites. Among the slopes, valleys and the tea plantations
are tracks and trails that will lure any mountain biker.

An exciting mixture of tea estate tracks and scenic dirt roads.
Experience this tropical paradise first hand cycling through tea
plantations to the idyllic beach paradise of Unawatuna. Traveling by
bike you get to see the best of the Sri Lanka, visiting little known
areas, as well as the principal cultural sites - the rock fortress at
Sigiriya, Kandy's Temple of the Tooth and the tenth century capital,
Polonnaruwa.

In many regions of Sri Lanka the bicycle is the only form of
transport, so travelling by bike yourself is a great way to mix with
the people and to gain access to their world and taking in as much as
possible of the scenic and cultural variety that Sri Lanka has to
offer.

For those seeking more of a challenge, the Sri Lankan hill country
locations offer a number of steeper trails that are only suitable for
more experienced mountain bikers. Whatever your experience and fitness
level, the diversity of Sri Lanka has something for everyone who wants
to take part in the exhilarating activity of cycling and mountain
biking!

Hiking in Sri Lanka:
For the keen hiker, there is a plethora of opportunities awaiting in
Sri Lanka's diverse and luscious hill country. The beautiful area of
BELIHULOYA, located in the hill country of Sri Lanka, provides a
superb base from which to try out a wide variety of hiking and
trekking tours through jungle, across paddy fields and up mountains.
The river and numerous waterfalls in Sri Lanka are another key
attraction that allows hikers and trekkers to enjoy a refreshing dip
en-route! In the same area the mysterious.

HORTON PLAINS NATIONAL PARK offers some excellent hikes in an unusual
environment, characterised by forest patches, grasslands and some high-
altitude vegetation.

Highlights include the dramatic 880 meter drop at World's End and the
beautiful Baker's Falls. When climbing the infamous ADAM'S PEAK
WILDERNESS SANCTURY (SRI PADA), its best to begin your ascent at night
in order to arrive at the top in time for a magical sunrise when the
mystical shadow of the peak is perfectly cast across the clouds. It is
one of those truly unique moments that will live on in your memory
long after the aches and pains from the hiking have gone!

The attractive area of BANDARAWELA, in Sri Lanka 's mountainous
terrain and the nearby town of Ella are renowned for their many walks,
including Little Adam's Peak, Ella Rock and the Namunukula Mountain
Range. If you're in the Kandy vicinity, don't miss out on exploring
the beautiful KNUCKLES MOUNTAIN RANGE.

The region stretches an impressive 155 sq km, with five major forest
formations, a wide variety of rare and endemic flora and fauna and
some breathtaking mountain scenery. It is a real paradise for hikers,
offering numerous trails that journey across clear rivers, through
dense forests, past flowing waterfalls and lush tea plantations, and
alongside terraced paddy fields and colourful Kandyan home gardens. A
hiking tour in Sri Lanka wouldn't be complete without a visit to the
fascinating SINHARAJA RAINFOREST where a variety of trails can be
tailor-made to meet the specific interests/fitness levels of the
group.

For More info:http://www.islesrilanka.com
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Old May 11th 11, 10:35 AM
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Gotta say, the more I read about biking in foreign and, at least from my perspective, exotiv countries, the more I get keener to book a flight, go there and have the best tour of my life. Here's a nice article about the world's best cycling holidays and if it wasn't for all the money I'd do all those tours for sure...
Don't you feel the same that when you read stuff like that and see pictures you just want to quit everything you are doing, grab your bike and get out there?
 




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