A beautiful view of Sigiriya rock Sri Lanka


Kandy to Sigiriya cycle tour is a wonderful epic cycling tour in Kandy. You will cycle to Sigiriya through the pristine Knuckles forest and countryside. Kandy to Sigiriya cycle Tour starts from Matale (Rattota) 35 Km away from Kandy, skipping the hustle and bustle town area. 

From Rattota to Riverstone, top climbing is 17 km and elevation start from 300 meters to 1430 meters. It is the hardest part of the Kandy to Sigiriya cycle tour. Riverstone is the summit of Knuckles mountain range and it is the hardest part of the cycling tour. Once you reach to summit, you will do mini walk to Knuckles gap and explore the viewpoint of the Knuckles mountain range. After the refreshment break you will continue the cycle tour to Sigiriya through countryside.

Riverstone to Hettipola (bottom of Knuckles range) is mixed terrain and you will get mostly downhills about 24 Km and from Hettipola to Bakamuna junction is a flat terrain and you will explore the countryside and flat land landscapes. It is approx. distance 35 Km and once you reach to Bakamuna junction will get local spicy lunch or snack with hot tea. After the break, you will continue the cycle tour to Sigiriya.

Bakamuna to Sigiriya cycle trail based on mixed terrain and it is 35 Km soft flat terrain. You will explore the ancient irrigation system, paddy cultivation and people living style. While you cycling to Sigiriya, if you are lucky enough, you might spot wild elephants near the boundary of the forest and it is scenic and wonderful cycling tour in Sri Lanka. En route, you might experience the paddy cultivation and integration with local farmers.

Operational Details

  • Starting Point

    At Rattota

  • Finishing Point

    At Sigiriya

  • Starts At

    At 9 a.m. ( Early morning, you will pick up from the hotel at 7 a.m. and proceed to starting Point )

  • Distance

    Approx. cycling distance 110 Km

  • Duration

    About 8 hrs. (Refreshment breaks unlimited and up on the request)


  • Guide
    Well experienced cycling guide
  • Equipment
    Mountain bikes, helmets
  • Drinks
    Unlimited water and fresh tropical fruits during cycle tour
  • Foods
    Local Lunch and refreshments
  • Transport
    Kandy hotel pick up and transfer to Rattota (Cycling starting point)

    Not Included

  • Cycle Exchange
    E-bike rental

    Additional Details

  • Tour Difficulty Level

    Medium Hard 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

    Rates Per-Person

    Package 1
    • 1 Pax

    Rate per-person


    • 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 Knuckles mountain range nature
    Knuckle’s mountain view point walk (2 Km)
    Explore the beauty of the Countryside
    Cycle over the water tanks and explore the stunning landscapes
    Explore the cultivation, ancient irrigation system
    Integration with local paddy farmers’
    Experience local snacks and lunch

    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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