Tea plantations, jungles, national parks and wonderful beaches, Sri Lanka is ideally suited to travelling by bike. From the palm fringed west coast, we cycle inland through a multitude of Buddhist and Hindu monuments and colonial heritage that characterizes the country’s rich cultural history. Our journey leads deep into the rain forest of central Sri Lanka where monks conduct prayers in harmony with the forest before continuing to the hill town of Kandy with its splendid botanical gardens and lush tea plantations. We continue to the rock fortress of Sigiriya and Polonnaruwa – the medieval capital of Sri Lanka, where we swap our bikes for jeeps and take a wildlife safari in the Minneriya National Park. We end our journey in Pinnawela with a memorable visit to the elephant orphanage to view the world’s largest herd of domestic elephants.