Explore Colombo’s historical streets on two wheels on this private evening cycle tour. Pedal around illuminated squares, landmarks, and parks in the quieter atmosphere of dusk while learning about their history. View Independence Square and Gangaramaya Temple, check out lesser-known colonial-era sights, and visit Galle Face Green, the seafront green originally created by the island's Dutch rulers. Light snacks and refreshments, plus full cycling equipment included.
Evening bike tour of Colombo with a private guide
Absorb the city lights and evening atmosphere, and learn about Colombo’s history
See landmarks such as the Gangaramaya Temple and Victoria Park (Viharamahadevi Park)
Explore Independence Square, home to the Kandyan-style Memorial Hall
Pedal around Galle Face Green and see the Galle Face Hotel
Includes bike, helmet, safety glasses, and reflective vest, plus snacks and refreshments
All guests will be provided with helmets, safety glasses, and reflective jackets as safety and comfort is our number one priority
Back-up vehicle and spare bicycles available during the tour in case of emergency
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks, unless specified
Departure & Return
D.S.Senanayake statue in Independence Square, Colombo 07
Independence Square Colombo
What To Expect
Meet your guide in central Colombo, don your cycling gear, and after a safety briefing, explore the historical streets. Admire Colombo’s landmarks as you hear about their history, and watch the city lights flicker to life as dusk falls. Along the way, break for energy-boosting snacks and refreshments. Start at Independence Square, home to the Independence Memorial Hall, built to commemorate Sri Lanka’s independence in 1948. Note the traditional architecture modeled on Kandy’s royal palace, and continue to Colombo Racecourse, an elegant colonial building converted into a mall. Learn how its grounds were used as a World War II airstrip, and visit Victoria Park, now called Viharamahadevi Park. Pass the elaborate Gangaramaya Temple and restored Dutch Hospital complex of shops and cafes, and check out Slave Island, a district where the Portuguese and Dutch held African slaves. Pause at the Grand Oriental Hotel and Clock Tower Lighthouse, and peep inside the tiny jail cell where Sri Lanka’s last king was incarcerated in 1815. Then, head for Galle Face Green, the seafront park cleared by the Dutch for cannon placements. See the kite-flyers and evening strollers here, and admire the imperious colonial-era Galle Face Hotel before finishing back at Independence Square.
Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
A minimum of 1 person per booking is required
Minimum age is 10 years
The safety of all guests while on tour is of utmost importance to us. All guests must agree to strictly abide by all instructions and directions given while on tour by any instructors
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Viator Traveler's Reviews
, Jan 2018
We had an excellent night bike riding tour. Guide was exceptional careful with safety. At all times it was explained to us what was happening and what to expect on the road. The places we visited were interesting and our guides knowledge was outstanding. The tour did run a little over time - but that was because it was jammed packed with information. Highly recommend.