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Cycle Ella to Katharagam

From £90 pp

Central Province, Sri Lanka

6-7 Hours


Cycle Ella to Katharagam

What You'll Do

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. Using winding back roads with wide views of the valleys below before reaching the plains. The ride on flat is at first through paddy fields and farming villages before entering the sugar cane district of the south.

A truly surreal route with peacock calls and mongooses running across the path.

You’ll also stop at a remote village house to enjoy a 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.

Total ride distance is 70kms.


Stunning valleys and surreal sugar cane fields

Enjoyable downhill cycling

Spot wild animals such as peacocks, monkeys and boar

Your Local Host:


Can you tell us a little about yourself?

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 Read More

Location Information

  • 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