The young woman / girl looks at the jungle on the viewing platform of the Mulgirigala Raja Maha Vihara, Sri Lanka, Tangalle


Tangalle cycling tour based in away from the southern coast and it is exploring about the Tangalle countryside. Tangalle cycling tour ends in Mulkirigala rock temple but while you are cycling to Mulkirigala temple, you will explore the locals’ living style, way of countryside functioning in Tangalle and hospitality of the Tangalle countryside locals. 

Cycling tour in Tangalle starts from your hotel with well experience cycling guide and you will cycle through the water streams, paddy fields. You will experience paddy farming way with integration with locals’ farmers. En route you will visit to curd making house and you will experience the process of curd making process. You will taste the fresh countryside curds and local hospitality. After the local house experience, continue the cycling tour in Tangalle to Mulkirigala rock temple through the countryside. You will visit to Mulkirigala rock temple and it is 673 feet hike. You will explore the colourful Buddhist culture paintings and you will explore the 360-degree view of the entire countryside at top of the rock temple. It is a phenomenal experience and you will explore the beauty of the Tangalle Countryside. 

After the temple visit you will refresh with coconut drink and continue the cycle tour back to the hotel or that you started point.           

Mulkirigala Rock Temple rises about 673 feet from the surrounding land mass. There are seven cave temples in five Terraced areas of different altitudes. Mulkirigala temple is also one of the 64 temples constructed by King Kawantissa and called as 'Muhudu Gira' then, which dates back to the 3rd Century BC. The Chetiya at Uppermost Terrace considered as housing Lord Buddha relics offered by the King Saddhatissa. According to Historical manuscripts, King Mahanaga, King Kawantissa, King Dutugamunu King Parakramabahu the Great, King Saddhatissa King Valagamba, King Jetta Tissa I, King Parakramabahu I credited with construction work of the temple during their reign.

The temples remaining at present belong to the Kandyan era and the Buddha images and many cave paintings depict magnificent examples of Kandyan era arts and crafts. Mulkirigala Rock Temple is one of the few 'Raja Maha Vihara' or the 'Temples of the Great Kings' (of the Kandyan Kingdom) found out of the then Kandyan Kingdom. King Keerthi Sri Rajasinghe (1747 AD) gave his patronage to reconstruct this temple after it being neglected for centuries since the reign of the Parakramabahu the Great.

Operational Details

  • Starting Point

     From Your Hotel in Tangalle

  • Finishing Point

     At The Same Place that Your Hotel in Tangalle

  • Starts At

    Morning cycling tour starts at 8 a.m. and evening cycling tour starts at 2.00 p.m.

  • Distance

    Approx. total distance 35 Km – 40 Km (Soft and flat terrain and along with countryside)

  • Duration

    Between  3 - 4 hrs


  • Guide
    A well experienced cycling guide
  • Equipment
    Mountain bikes, helmets
  • Entrance
    Entrance Ticket for Mulkirigala Rock Temple
  • Experiences
    Local house and curd experience
  • Support
    Supporting truck until the tour ends

    Additional Details

  • Tour Difficulty Level

    Soft and flat cycling Trail

  • Health Advices & Age Restrictions

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

    • Casual dress or cycling outfit
    • Good sunscreen and sunglass
    • Shawl, cover your legs and shoulder during the temple visit

    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

    Rate per-person


    Tour Highlights

    Explore the beauty of the Countryside
    Explore the cultivation, ancient irrigation system
    Visit to Mulkirigala Rock Temple
    Integration with local paddy farmers’
    Experience local house visit and dairy production (curds)

    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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