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Cycling to Hatton and Train Ride back

From £70 pp

Central Province, Sri Lanka

5-7 Hours

2-8 people

Cycling to Hatton and Train Ride back

What You'll Do

A mostly downhill back road cycling trip (45kms) winding through tea estates and smaller towns to Hatton and then a sublime, scenic train ride back to Nuwara Eliya.

Explore the intricacies of the tea estates surrounding Nuwara Eliya town while you cycle down to Hatton.

Nuwara Eliya, the ‘Little England’ of Sri Lanka, is set against beautiful backdrops of mountains, valleys, waterfalls and tea plantations. It is one of the coldest places on the Island, but ironically is just like an English spring day. Making it the perfect location to explore by cycle.

Your route will start in Nuwara Eliya town on the main road up to Nanu Oya station. From here we head off into the arteries of the Radella Tea Plantation with some off road sections. The trail winds its way down till you reach the busy town of Tallawakelle. Spend some time walking around the town. Grab a tea at the local “Te Kade” before continuing down to Hatton through beautiful winding roads.

Have lunch at the Railway station before boarding the 13:30 train for the 1.5hr ride back up to Nanu Oya. Grab a window seat or a spot by the door and enjoy the slow train ride back.



Enjoyable cycling through the heart of tea plantations

Beautiful views of surrounding valleys

Scenic train ride through the hills

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

Pick from your hotel if it’s within a 5km radius of Nuwara Eliya town.

  • Lead cycling guide
  • Mountain bikes, helmets, water bottles and support equipment
  • Water and refreshments en route
  • General class train tickets
  • Picnic lunch
  • Transport from Nanu Oya back to Nuwara Eliya town by Tuk Tuk
  • First aid kit