Cycling around historic areas such as Anuradhapura and Sigiriya is the best and most enjoyable ways to see these important sites. Bikes are also an ideal way to explore the North and East via the lightly travelled roads typical of these regions.
More and more hotels and guesthouses have bicycles that guests can hire.
Simple, cheap mountain bikes make up many of the rentals you’ll find in guesthouses and hotels. Rates average about Rs 500 per day.
Tour and outfitting companies organise cycling tours of Sri Lanka and may also help you get organised for independent travel. Some operators are: