Avoid the heat of the day and explore Sri Lanka’s bustling commercial capital after dark by bike, enjoying the slow pace of the streets and the peacefulness of popular cultural sites which are often busy and crowded during the daylight hours. After a few test rounds on your bike at iconic Independence Square, peddle past the eye-catching racecourse (built by the British in the 19th century) before cycling through Cinnamon Gardens, Slave Island and the deserted streets of Colombo’s largest bazaar, Pettah. As well as seeing the city’s beautiful night-time illumination, you will see iconic landmarks including the Dutch Hospital, Fort lighthouse and the entrancing Gangaramaya and Seema Malakaya temples. Complete the cycling tour of Colombo with a chilled beer at The Bavarian, moments from Galle Face Green and the Indian Ocean.
Although we generally advise against cycling in Colombo, the night-time streets are much quieter and cooler and it is a fun and refreshing way to see the city. You will follow well-thought-out routes which bypass heavy traffic zones, led by an experienced guide, and will be provided with a bike, helmet, reflective vest and refreshments. This activity is suitable for children over the age of 12 and last for four hours, starting at 5:30pm.