The wild elephant cross the road in cycling path in Yala countryside Sri Lanka


Cycle in Yala countryside is combination of exploring wilderness and people living style. Yala cycling tour based in yala national park buffer zone and you will experience the way of people living style. Yala cycle tour based on flat soft terrain and approx. distance 30–35 Km. while you are cycling in Yala national park boundary, you will visit to chena and you will experience shifting cultivation system and experience rural life of farmers’ in Yala. After farmer’s experience, you will continue the cycle tour over the water tanks, canal and you will experience the ancient irrigation system and self-sufficiency of the countryside. En route you will experience the paddy farmers’ cultivation methods and you will work with paddy farmers’ and experience way of local farmer’s working style and it is great integration in Yala cycle tour. You will spot the wild animals similar to safari and sometime if you are lucky enough, you might spot wild elephants near the elephant fence as well. 

En route you will experience local’s dairy productions and taste fresh curd with palm honey. You will visit to Sithulpawa temple as part of the Yala cycle tour and you will explore the stunning landscapes on top of the Sithulpawa rock. After the Sithulpawa temple visit you will return to Hotel by cycle. 

 Yala cycling tour is a best thing to do in Yala to explore the Yala wilderness different way while experiencing culture and historical background of Yala.  

Situlpahuwa Temple

Lying within the ancient kingdom of Ruhuna, there are also with many archaeological sites. Notably Situlphuwa, a rocky site believed to have been a monastery, which housed over 10,000 people. According to over 60 inscriptions found at the site, it is one of the greatest monasteries of the 2 c. B.C. found in Sri Lanka.

Operational Details

  • Starting Point

    From your hotel in Yala

  • Finishing Point

    At the same place your hotel in Yala 

  • Starts At

    • Moring cycle tour starts at 8 a.m.
    • Evening cycle tour starts at 2.30 p.m.
  • Distance

    Approx. cycling distance 30 - 35 Km (Flat gravel countryside terrain)

  • Duration

    Around 3 – 4 hrs


  • Guide
    A well experienced cycling guide
  • Equipment
    Mountain bikes, helmets
  • Refreshment
    Unlimited water and fresh tropical fruits during cycle tour
  • Entrance
    Local house visits with snack experience

    Not Included

  • Cycle Exchange
    E-bike rentals

    Additional Details

  • Tour Difficulty Level

    Medium Cycling Trail

  • Health Advices & Age Restrictions

    Recommended age 12 Years and above

  • Recommendations

    • Casual dress or cycling outfit
    • 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 beauty of Yala Countryside
    Explore the nature and wilderness
    Experience locals’ living style and authentic customs of villagers
    Cycle over the water tanks and explore the low land landscapes
    Explore the cultivation, ancient irrigation system
    Integration with local paddy farmers’
    Experience local snacks and curd making process

    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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