Resplendent Ceylon – in collaboration with adventure travel company Across Ceylon – introduces Tour De Resplendent, a cycling tour for enthusiasts that traverses the picturesque landscapes of Sri Lanka, showcasing the islands natural beauty and cultural heritage.
The routes also connect some or all of the five Resplendent resorts – Ceylon Tea Trails, Wild Coast Tented Lodge, Cape Weligama, Ahu Bay & Kayaam House.
Former professional world tour cyclist Nicolas Roche kicked off the tours by embarking on a journey that took him through lush tea plantations, pristine coastal areas and charming local villages, offering a diverse and enriching perspective of Sri Lanka’s diverse landscapes.
Designed for experienced and beginner cycling enthusiasts, Tour De Resplendent offers various routes and difficulty levels to cater to a wide range of participants, with stays at the Resplendent Ceylon resorts spread across Sri Lanka.
Tour De Resplendent consists of four stages, each with a different terrain and bring cyclists through varying regions of Sri Lanka. The first stage covers the South-western coast of Ahungalla to Weligama, while the second explores the wild jungles of Yala, with a 65 km ride. The third stage of the ride heads to the emerald tea country and then by train to Hatton, and the fourth stage involves a combination bike ride with a scenic train ride from Kelburne Estate to Lindula, which spans 35km.
The tours are customisable to each individual.