Cycle Ella to Katharagam

From £100 pp

Central Province, Sri Lanka

6-7 Hours


Cycle Ella to Katharagam

From £100 pp

What You'll Do

Experience this beautiful cycling route, from the stunning hills down into the surreal sugarcane plantations.

One of the best cycling routes in Sri Lanka, this route is a combination of beautiful downhill cycling from the hills of Ella, into paddy plains of the Uva Province and then into the sugar cane fields of Katharagama.

The route starts in the tea plantations close to Ella. On this cycling adventure, you will travel along winding back roads with wide views of the valleys below before reaching the plains.

First you will travel through paddy fields and farming villages before entering the sugar cane district of the south. This is a truly surreal route, with peacocks calls and mongooses running across your path.

Along the route, you will stop at a remote village house to enjoy your picnic lunch before the last 10kms through the sugar cane fields. From the end point we can transfer you back to Ella or to Tissamaharama/Yala.

The total ride distance is 70kms.

This tour is perfect for people travelling from Ella to Yala.


Stunning valleys and surreal sugar cane fields

Enjoyable downhill cycling

Spot wild animals such as peacocks, monkeys and boar

Your Local Host:


Hi! My name is Prateeque, your host. I grew up in India, in Bangalore and after completing an engineering degree, I decided to not actually follow this path and chose to follow my passion of travel. I quickly got a job as an actual tour guide in the wonderful southern region of Kerala, India, for a few months and ended up staying for 2 years.

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Location Information

Ella is a small town in the Badulla District of Uva Province, Sri Lanka governed by an Urban Council. It is approximately 200 kilometres east of Colombo and is situated at an elevation of 1,041 metres above sea level. Ella is surrounded by hills covered with cloud forests and tea plantations, and is a must-see for anyone visiting Sri Lanka.

  • Lead cycling guide
  • Mountain bikes, helmets, water bottles and support equipment
  • Water and refreshments en route
  • Picnic lunch
  • Transport from end point back to Ella or Yala
  • First aid kit



From your hotel in Bandarawela or Ella.