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Address: Godawatta | Mihiripenna, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
Phone Number:
+94 77 790 6156

We offer unique and unrivalled bicycle routes to explore the verdant, lush,...

We offer unique and unrivalled bicycle routes to explore the verdant, lush, beautiful countryside around Galle, Sri Lanka. All rides are guided, we have a support tuk tuk if needed and we are open everyday to all standard of cyclist.

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Great ride

We went on 45 km ride- excellent route with some nice climbs- both dirth roads as sell asphalt. Bikes were ok (scott) but need better maintenance- very friendly guides

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went on 45 km ride- excellent route with some nice climbs- both dirth roads as sell asphalt. Bikes were ok (scott) but need better maintenance- very friendly guides

Thank eric12345678
Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did a bike through the rice paddies. We really enjoyed it, it was very even at 0900 in the morning. So I suggest you go early. It is a fairly easy ride, with one largish hill. Scenery was lovely and plenty of wild life on the day but you can't order animals and birds a head. The guides where... More 

Thank Gary W
Norwich, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 8 March 2017

A holiday in Sri Lanka would not be complete without an Idle Tours bike ride! It really is an unforgettable experience. To ride through unspoilt rural countryside, along farm paths bordering thriving paddy fields in the late afternoon sunshine is magical. The colours are stunning and the birdlife impressive. We saw kingfishers, bee eaters, eagles and peacocks. The tranquility of... More 

Thank angela s
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Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

This is a lovely thing to do and its great seeing the quieter side of life, nature and paddy fields - but - at a price!

Thank Janebarkes
London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Sri Lanka is known for it's untouched beauty, and taking this tour really highlights why. A fantastic opportunity to delve deeper into the countryside surrounding Galle, and to really see the pace of life slow. I've taken this tour twice, and have been amazed by the beautiful green paddy fields on both - and by multiple feathertail displays from nearby... More 

Thank kesilcox
London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Highly recommend this activity if you're staying nearby. Really great service, provided with a water, good bikes, a friendly guide and fresh cold flannel on return :-) A leisurely, tranquil ride (apart from the sounds of peacocks, which I loved!)

Thank _frankiesheps
1 review
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

A group of us went on a ride for about an hour and half one afternoon through paddy fields and small lanes outside Galle. Our group consisted of mixed levels of experience and we went at a pace that suited all. The guides were patient and informative and gave us all a coconut to drink from half way round! The... More 

Thank Bethany C
London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 24 February 2017

We spent a great afternoon riding through the paddy fields for a friends hen party. The scenery was amazing, the bikes great quality and the guide extremely knowledgeable and patient (especially having to put up with 14 women on a hen do!) It was a great way to start the hen do and helped us feel a lot more righteous... More 

Thank jmullenger
Galle, Sri Lanka
2 reviews
Reviewed 24 February 2017

I can't count the number of rides I've been on. Living in Galle, it's become a therapeutic activity - a great escape from the buzz of Galle and the coastal road. I will always recommend Idle Bikes to friends and family, and usually join them if I can! Alex and his staff are great. I took the children I teach... More 

Thank Hannah S
2 reviews
Reviewed 23 February 2017

I loved this ride through stunning paddies, seeing wildlife and birdlife and local farmers and sri lankans away from the noise of the city. The guides are friendly and attentive and they are keen to point out interesting things and give cold water and a tambele coconut half way ! Would definitely recommend this calm experience of rural sri lanka.

Thank Annabelle P

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