Beautiful Bicycle Rides

Exploring the Galle Countryside

Idle bikes have been exploring the lush countryside around Galle in Sri Lanka since 2004. Our unrivalled bike routes pass lush green paddy fields, electric blue kingfishers, brilliant white egrets, big black buffalo, inland lakes, tea hills, cinnamon fields and the ever smiling and vibrant local village life.


The Paddy Trail

Our classic ride is suitable for all. It is a gentle loop starting and finishing at our base near Wijaya Beach. It passes through Eluvila Bird Sanctuary and out into the paddy fields sticking to local paths and quiet roads. There is a half way stop for king coconuts served under an ambalama in a private and exclusive jungle garden.


The Paddy & Lake Trail

It is our extended version of the Paddy Trail for cyclists who wish to stretch their legs a bit more. It includes a beautiful section cycling alongside the North West shoreline of Koggala Lake and its cinnamon plantations. King coconut stop along the way.


Hiyare Hill Climb

A fantastic ride for keener cyclists. A more challenging route it starts with a climb to the pristine Hiyare lake nature reserve before descending back to the beach through the paddy fields and via Koggala Lake. Entrance fee and snacks included at Hiyare. 7-8 am start recommended.


Hasitha Village Tour

Explore the paddy fields, visit the ancient Yatagala temple and have a delicious homemade rice and curry lunch along the way. Hasitha is your guide, his Mum is your chef and his house is your home.


KK Lunch Ride

Kahanda Kanda (KK) is a wonderful boutique hotel on a tea estate overlooking Koggala Lake. We offer a morning cycle ride to KK arriving in time for lunch. The price excludes lunch which must be booked separately and in advance with KK. No children allowed.

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