The Hamilton Canal Negombo, Sri Lanka.


Cycling from Colombo to Negombo is the best way to explore the glorious Dutch sailors’ hardworking and way of handle Sri Lanka supply chain to harbours. Colombo to Negombo cycle tour based on 14 Km along with the Dutch Canal and exploring the Biggest Fishing Village culture.

Cycling in Colombo to Negombo is not just cycling tour, it is exploring colonial inheritance and different cultures of the community. You will start the cycling tour on top of the Mattakkuliya Bridge (boundary of Colombo) and cycling along with the Hamilton Dutch Canal. It is fascinating cycling journey out of Colombo city and explores Dutch heritage, nature, countryside and Fishermen living style.

start from Mattakkuliya Bridge cycling along Dutch canal to Negombo fishermen village. it is not just cycling tour from Colombo to Negombo. it is exploring local fishermen living styles, unique landscapes on costal belt. You may experience the east view of Colombo harbour. En route you will visit to local fishermen fishing net repairing place and experience volunteer works between the fishermen. It is worth experience about fishermen customs and culture exploration.   While you cycling to Negombo, you will explore the fishing boat crafting and you can experience local techniques and crafting skills. En route you will refresh with coconut drink and finally you will visit to Negombo fishing village. You will explore the Dutch fort in Negombo and fishing harbour. You will meet local fisherman at the fish market, and he will take you walk in salty fishing processing area. He will do the briefing about wholesale and retail fish market behaviour with fish introduction. After the fish market briefing, you will do boat ride in Negombo lagoon and explore the nature, lagoon fishing, crab and prawns farming in lagoon.   After the boat ride, you will visit to the local fisherman house and experience Negombo fishing cuisine. you will enjoy the local lunch at fisherman house Sri Lankan style. After the lunch Colombo to Negombo cycle tour will end.

Operational Details

  • Starting Point

    On top of the “Mattakkuliya Bridge”.

  • Finishing Point

    Negombo Fishing Village.

  • Starts At

    Cycle ride starts at 8.30 a.m. (local time).

  • Distance

    Approximately 45 km on a soft cycling trail.

  • Duration

    Between 5 - 6 hours.


  • Guide
    A well experienced cycling guide
  • Equipment
    Mountain bikes, helmets
  • Drinks
    Unlimited water during cycle tour
  • Supporting Vehicle
    A supporting vehicle to provide back up and support for the riders
  • Refreshments
    Cool drinks and refreshments during the tour
  • Boat Tour
    A lagoon boat tour in Negombo
  • Food
    Negombo fish market demonstration and local lunch

    Not Included

  • Transport
    Pick up and drop (can be arranged up on your request)

    Additional Details

  • Tour Difficulty Level

    • Soft Cycling Trail in Flat Terrain.
  • Health Advices & Age Restrictions

    • We do not advise pregnant ladies.
    • Recommended age 12 Years and above.

    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 - 7+ Pax
    • 1 Days

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    Tour Highlights

    Explore the Dutch inheritance to Dutch Canal - 14 km
    Explore the Muthurajawella wetland fauna / flora
    Integration with local fishermen and experience living style
    Explore Negombo Fishing Village and Fishery harbour
    Explore the Negombo salty fish-market
    Experience a lagoon boat trip at Negombo (30 - 45 min)
    Local fisherman house lunch with basic cooking demonstration

    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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