Route and Mileage Sri Lanka. 2015.

Day 1 cycling

Day 1 cycling

67km, 540m climb. Temp up to 36.8c, Sun, overcast + heavy rain.

 

Day 2 cycling

Day 2 cycling

 

55.7km, 1,426m climb. Temp up to 36, sunny, cooler in the eve. 1 puncture in group.

 

 

Day 3 cycling

Day 3 cycling

3rd day cycling

Day 4 cycling

 

Harder day but lots of great downhill.

92km, 724m climb

 

 

 

 

 

Gentle day to Tamarind Gardens. Sun. Busy traffic. Another tuk-tuk crash.

15.2km, 209m climb

 

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Day 5 cycling

 

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Day 6 cycling. 23/11/15. Monday

Glorious day, sun, not many hills. Spice garden on the way.

80.2km, 541m climb.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 6 cycling, from great hotel to Sigiriya Rock fortress. Mainly mud roads. Hard walk in am. Grand.

30.3 Km, 94m.

 

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Day 7 cycling. Tues 23/11/15

Great day on fairly flat road. Lots of ancient ruins and the best lunch so far. 63.6km, 210m.

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Day 8 cycling. To Bay of Bengal

Hard day, strong headwind, flat and bloody hot. No shade, feel over cooked. Km 64.2, 175m.

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Our 100k route. East coast Sri Lanka.

Flat day! But 15mph headwind was draining. 100.4k though. 167m climb, wow. Drying fish was memorable, for the smell.

A day when my Garmin failed! Around Trinco, 40km and  200m climb.

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Yala Safari. In a Jeep so doesnt count for mileage.

From Tissa to Yala National Park. Safari was a bit disappointing. Too busy, but they are getting it mainly right.

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Tues 1.12.15 route. 42km

Around Tangalle. 42.4km, 297 m up.Our first ‘unguided’ day. Yea!

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Wed 2.12.15. First day fully away from support. 2.12.15. 62km, 316m climb.

Got a bit lost trying to keep of the dreaded A2. Decided its better to risk life with a bus than be eaten by vultures.

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Thurs 3.12.15. Around Mirissa, in and out, fast! Touristy. Surfer and dude spot. Note 1 km cycling on water.

Nice lunch, but pricey and touristy. Mirissa harbour amazing. See other pages.

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Fri 4.12.15. Mirissa to Galle. 1 hill, yea.

40.5km, 155m climb. Flat day, with the threat for rain, but nothing came. Usual dice with death with the buses.

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Sat 5th Dec 15. Galle to Wadduwa. 89.5km + 101m climb.

Gentle flat ride, rain ++ as soon as we found an Hotel. Smart, too expensive, but we are dry.

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Wadduwa to Negombo, through Colombo, yea. 72.8 Km, 125m climb. Sun 6/12/15.

Again, hot and flat. Through the craziness that is Colombo, and a relief for that. Now raining again.

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Hard long day, but ended in The Kite House. Stunning position. Loved it. 7/12/15, Mon. 121.6km, 234m climb.

Km so far: 1045.9km

Climb so far: 5,366m

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Back down the same road, but wetter. Just. 86km.

 

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Chilaw to Negombo. 47.1km, 89m. Lovely flat cycle on “beach road”. Sunshine! Before the rain.

Km so far: 1,178.7km

Climb so far: 5,547m

Vietnam.