Group of tourists taking a photo in a beautiful paddy field in Sri Lanka


Cycling from Yala to Ella is a relaxing cycling trail in flat terrain and Ella to Yala cycle tour based on national park boundaries. It is a wonderful experience while you cycling Ella to Yala spotting wild animals and wilderness. From Ella to Wellawaya is long downhill about 20 Km and after the Wellawaya to Yala cycling trail in flat terrain and exploring the unique landscapes, dry zone beauty.  

After the Wellawaya town, you will cycle through the countryside roads to Yala and approx. distance 110 Km and in between the cycle tour, you will get local lunch at a local restaurant. Ella to Yala cycle tour based in remote locations and therefore you cannot expect fancy restaurant like touristic areas. 

Ella to Yala cycle tour based in 80% countryside and remote locations. It is a wonderful experience to stay away from the busy towns and exploring Sri Lanka's beauty authentic way. Ella to Yala cycle tour will end in Tissamaharama Town. If you are fit enough, you can continue the cycle ride to Yala hotel itself. It is another additional 25–30 Km. if you are lucky enough, you might spot the Wild Elephants near the elephant fence and dancing peacocks by the roadside. Ella to Yala cycle tour is exploring the countryside landscapes, living style of locals and wilderness of Sri Lanka.

Operational Details

  • Starting Point

    Starting from at your hotel in Ella

  • Finishing Point

    Ella to Yala Cycling tour will end in Tissamaharama

  • Starts At

    Starting time at 8 a.m.

  • Distance

    Approx. cycling distance 110 Km (from Ella to Wellawaya town 20 Km downhill
    from Wellawaya to Tissamaharama flat terrain)

  • Duration

    Between 5 - 6 hrs


  • Guide
    A well experienced cycling guide
  • Equipment
    Mountain bikes, helmets
  • Food
    Sri Lankan lunch
  • Transport
    Hotel pick up from Ella and drop in Yala
  • Support Vehicle
    Support vehicle throughout the tour

    Not Included

  • Cycle Exchange
    E-bike rentals

    Additional Details

  • Tour Difficulty Level

    Medium Soft Cycling Trail

  • Health Advices & Age Restrictions

    Recommended age 12 Years and above

  • Recommendations

    • casual dress
    • Good sunscreen and sunglass

    Rates Per-Person

    Package 1
    • 1 Pax

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    • 2 Pax

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    • 3 Pax

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    • 4 Pax

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    • 5 - 6 Pax

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    • 7+ Pax

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    E-bike Rental
    • 1+ Pax
    • 1 Days

    Rate per-person


    Tour Highlights

    Explore the scenic landscapes from hill country to low land
    Experience the cultural difference and countryside living style
    Explore the wilderness, nature and wildlife
    Experience the paddy farmers’ way of working paddy fields
    Ancient irrigation system and explore scenic landscapes over the water tanks and paddy fields
    Experience local cuisine

    Tour Locations

    Payments and Cancellations

    Payment policy
    • Tour will confirm up on the payment.
    • You may need to check the availability before making the payment.

    Cancellation policy
    • If you are going to cancel the activity before the 24 hours of the operation, take place, then we will not apply for any cancelation charge.
    • If the activity cancels from My Ceylon Adventures (our) end because of unexpected weather condition effect then Fully refunded (100%) or you can book alternative activity instead of the refund.

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