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Cycling in Sri Lanka which uses Left hand riding is good activity when the sun is shining bright. Mostly German and Netherland tourists prefer to tour Sri Lanka on bicycles. If you want to ride in the night times, then your Bicycle must have head lamp and tail light. In Srilanka you can enjoy all kinds of cycling activities round the year. There is no limit for fun with bicycles in Sri Lanka. If you have enough power you can climb on mountains through the roads with the help of the mountain bike easily.. If you have power to control, then go on descending from mountains that are with good roads. Ride along the sandy beaches or pass through small streams. Try the muddy water roads. All these are available here in Sri Lanka. If you are one those riders who want to ride on carbon steel racing bikes, get one for rent go on the straight roads at full speed. Most of the Colombo bound roads are marked clearly while some of the wide roads have marked with cycling lanes. Lot of tourists used to ride from Colombo up to Galle on rented bicycles in group. While some take the paths to Jaffna from Colombo. There used to be cycling races for standard bicycles and Racing bicycles that are called as Tour De Lanka. Large sum of money is given as prize money for the 1St, 2Nd and 3Rd place winners in these races.
There are two options for you to get a bicycle here.
1. Buy a brand new bicycle. (Can dispose it for fewer prices, when you are leaving.) Popular Bicycle Brand in Sri Lanka - Lumala.
2. Rent a perfect bicycle with head light and tail light. (All the bicycles running in the night time must observe this lighting).
Professional bicycle rent service is provided by many companies in Sri Lanka.
Smartphone holders too are available for rent, for recording your ride with your Smartphone.
Some bicycles are coming with specially fitted bright head lamps and flasher lights in the rear sector.
There is lot of cycle repair shops available throughout Sri Lanka, mostly in the villages. Most of the shops provide hand pumps and compressed air cylinder. They provide repair works and patching tube punctures. Usually they used to hoist old cycle tyre outside of their shops, for you to locate them from distance.
Sri Lanka Government had made plenty of cycling and walking parks. It is free to use them. Normally they open in the mornings around 06:00 Am and used to close around 10:00PM. The Weras Ganga Park (Weras Ganga Bellanwila Recreation Park) is a public park located in Bellanwila area, next to the Bellanwila Rajamaha Viharaya in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Nearly 2.5 Km cycling path is available around the water edge.
Nearby places you can rent out bicycles at hourly rate.
Victoria Park (Front of Colombo Municipal Council).
This is a British era park in the center of the town.
Here you can rent bicycles on hourly rate and can ride in the selected cycling routes within the park limit.
In these parks Bicycles are are available on hourly rate for rent. Adults and children bikes are available in large numbers.
Motorcycles are available for rental in Sri Lanka for the visiting tourists. They must have good experience in driving a motorcycle and must have their own country rider license.
This is special one for those riders who want to tour Sri Lanka on wheels. They are fitted with specially made bag carriers where it can hold bags on side wise and in the back.
Once you are in Sri Lanka it is a best opportunity to hire a Tuk Tuk with a driver and three of you can travel comfortably in it and to make top tour of Sri Lanka in it with your friends.
Tourists visiting Sri Lanka for holidays are required to have visitor visas in their passports except for those passport holders from Singapore, Maldives and Seychelles.
Visiting Backpackers can enjoy their trip to Sri Lanka as Tourism Development Authority provide tourist accommodation to the budget travelers.
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