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3 Temple Loop Cycling Tour from Kandy

Getambe, LK

3 Temple Loop Cycling Tour from Kandy

Getambe, LK
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Experience the magic of Kandy's ancient temples with the 3 Temple Loop Cycling Tour. Embark on a thrilling half-day adventure through the stunning countryside, where you'll visit three of Kandy's most famous temples. Marvel at the intricate woodwork of Embekke Temple, admire the magnificent Lankathilaka Temple, and explore the ancient monastery of Gadaladeniya. Along the way, soak in the breathtaking green landscapes and immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of Sri Lanka. Led by an experienced cycling guide, this tour is perfect for adventure seekers and culture enthusiasts alike. From the moment you pedal away from the University of Peradeniya, you'll be captivated by the beauty and spirituality that awaits you at every turn. Book now and embark on an unforgettable journey through Kandy's temple wonders.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Admission Not Included
  • 4 hours
  • Suitable for 1-8 Participants
  • Private Tour, Small Group Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Visit three famous temples in Kandy
  • Explore the ancient Gadaladeniya monastery
  • Marvel at the magnificent Lankathilaka Temple
  • Admire the intricate woodwork of Embekke Temple
  • Enjoy the beautiful green countryside along the way
  • 1 Liter water bottle and 2 chocolate & bars will be provided per person.
  • All government taxes and service charges included.
  • Local guide.
  • Food and Drinks.
  • Expenses of Personal Nature.
  • Gratuities (Optional).

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Discover the wonders of Kandy on a captivating half-day cycling tour that takes you to three of the city's most famous temples. Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of Sri Lanka as you explore the ancient monastery of Gadaladeniya, marvel at the magnificent Lankathilaka Temple, and admire the intricate woodwork of Embekke Temple. As you pedal along, be enchanted by the brilliant green countryside that surrounds you, providing a picturesque backdrop to your journey.

What to expect?

During this 240-minute tour, you can expect an immersive experience that will transport you back in time to the Gampola Era. Listen to fascinating stories and historical insights shared by your experienced cycling guide as you ride through the scenic routes. At each temple, immerse yourself in the spiritual ambiance and admire the impressive architectural designs. From the golden Buddha statue at Gadaladeniya to the ornamental arches and rock inscriptions at Lankathilaka Temple, each stop offers a unique glimpse into Sri Lanka's rich history and cultural diversity.

Who is this for?

This cycling tour is perfect for travelers with a thirst for adventure and a love for history and culture. Whether you're a history enthusiast, a curious traveler, or an avid photographer, this tour promises to captivate your senses and leave you with unforgettable memories. The tour is suitable for all fitness levels, and no prior cycling experience is required. So, gather your friends, family, or fellow travelers and embark on this enriching journey together.

Why book this?

Embark on this unique cycling tour to immerse yourself in the hidden gems of Kandy. Unlike traditional sightseeing tours, this experience allows you to explore the city at your own pace and connect with the local culture on a deeper level. Feel the wind on your face as you pedal through the scenic routes and embrace the tranquility of the temples. Engage with your knowledgeable guide, who will provide fascinating insights into the cultural significance of each site. This tour offers a perfect blend of adventure, relaxation, and cultural enrichment, making it an ideal choice for those seeking an authentic and off-the-beaten-path experience in Kandy.

Good to know

As you embark on this cycling adventure, it is important to wear proper shoes and have a hearty breakfast to prepare for the tour. Mountain bikes and helmets, as well as a bottle of water, will be provided for your comfort and convenience. Take a moment to appreciate the natural beauty that surrounds you, from the lush green countryside to the intricate woodwork at Embekke Temple. At the end of the tour, you will return to the University of Peradeniya, where the tour begins, with a newfound appreciation for the cultural richness of Kandy.


Travelers who have embarked on this cycling tour have praised it for its immersive experience and knowledgeable guides. The chance to explore the temples on a bike is highly appreciated, enabling a closer interaction with the local culture and history. Many have been captivated by the intricate woodwork at Embekke Temple and the stunning architecture of Lankathilaka Temple. Overall, travelers are left with a sense of wonder and a deeper understanding of Kandy's rich heritage.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

  • Mobile

Your Itinerary


Your tour will start at 8:30 am at the University of Peradeniya, in Kandy. You will be joined by an experienced cycling guide who will explain the attractions during the tour. Mountain bikes and helmets, as well as a bottle of water for the ride, will be waiting for you at the startup point. Please wear proper shoes to avoid injuring yourself during this long cycling tour. Also, ensure that that you have breakfast before beginning your tour as you won’t be stopping for it. You will be doing the first stretch of the tour to Gadaladeniya within 45 minutes. A short break will be included. Once you get there you will find yourself at an ancient temple with strong South Indian influences. The reason for this is that the architect was brought in from South India. While there you can view the giant golden Buddha statue, and take note of the unique design with the main stupa and four smaller satellite stupas surrounding it.

Lankatilaka Temple

After a twenty-minute tour, you will be traveling to Lankathilaka Temple. You will get there at approximately 10:00 am, where you will find yourself at a palatial structure built on natural rock. Once a four-storied edifice, now only three floors remain of the original building. Built during the 14th century, this is yet another Sri Lankan Buddhist Temple built by South Indian architects. The influence is seen in the delicately designed ornamental arches and Hindu Temple-like exterior wall design. Don’t forget to see the beautiful paintings of the image house and the rock inscriptions on the bedrock of the temple.

Admission Not Included

Embekke Devalaya

The final place in your schedule will be the Embekke Temple. This place is a wonderful treat to the eyes, as it is covered in carvings. All its wooden sections (which are quite a lot considering that the temple is almost completely made of wood) are decorated with detailed and delicate woodwork, that makes Embekke the most famous example for ancient Sri Lanka’s woodcrafting skills. Among the best masterpieces on the capital, pillars are the Hansa Puttuwa (entwined swans), the double-headed eagles, entwined rope designs, a mother breastfeeding her child design, a soldier fighting on horseback, female dancing figures, wrestlers, women emanating from a vein, a bird-man figure, elephant-bull and the elephant-lion figure. In total there are over 500 unique designs among these carvings. You will also be shown the unique architecture used in the wooden rafters. After feasting on the beauty of Embekke, you will be returning to the University of Peradeniya, .

Admission Not Included

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