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Explore the fortified city of Galle on two wheels on this cycling tour. Led by a cycling guide, set out into the city with your bicycle and helmet and ride past the old Galle Fort and city. Enjoy light refreshments along the way.
About the activity:
-This cycling tour will start at 2:30 pm and the assembly point of the tour would be the operator house/office. Here you will be greeted by your cycling guide that will accompany you on the tour. Further, you will be provided with bottled water, helmets and a city bike or mountain bike of your size.
-After a short briefing, you start the tour with an experienced English-speaking local guide. Ride from office to Galle city. En-route, you can see many activities of the local people and fishermen working.
-After reaching Galle city, a visit to Galle Fort can be conveniently started at the old entrance after cycling along the seaside towards the old warehouse.
-After cycling inside the Galle Fort, we come out from the New Entrance that was constructed in 1873 piercing rampart between Son and Moon Bastions which is being used even today.
-Also, visit the Murugan Hindu Temple which was established in the 1790 and fruit market and vegetable market established in 1880. As the tour concludes, you will back to the same destination from where you have started.
Timings: 2.30 pm (except Monday)
Total Distance: 16 Km / 10 Mile
Starting/Ending Point: No: 49/A, Heenatigala Road, Unawatuna, Galle, Sri Lanka (80600)
How to reach?
You will easily get public and private transportation to reach the starting point.
-The tour can not be booked on Monday.
-Minimum age should be 10 years.
-Half price for children under the age of 12.
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The best time for Galle Fort and city visit is from December to March since the city has its lowest rainfall during this season. The best time to visit would be in the morning and evenings but the restaurants and businesses inside the fort are open in the afternoons as well.
The Galle Dutch Fort is a beautifully preserved fort from the colonial times and consists of photogenic streets with pathways made of cobblestones. It is a quaint place to breathe in some sea breeze with endless views of the emerald waters touching the horizon.
The Galle Fort Sri Lanka has a lot of shops, museums, restaurants and artistic coffee shops housed in some picturesque colonial buildings.
Generally The Galle Fort is open 24 hours, but the best time to visit is from 5:30 am to 10:00 pm all days of the week. The shops and businesses inside the fort generally start closing around 8 pm.
The Galle Fort is an iconic fort of historical significance with people of multiple ethnicities and religious backgrounds living together. There are many buildings and streets of Dutch heritage inside the fort and are given Dutch names.
Since these are guided group tours that have a lot of demand and limited spots, it is recommended to book in advance to secure your spot. The tour starts at 2:30 pm (except monday) and has a total distance of 16 Km. The Galle Dutch Fort has a scenic seaside trail for walking and cycling which provides the view of the boundless ocean full of emerald waters.
Some of the top the attractions near the Galle Dutch Fort are :
- Galle Lighthouse
- National Maritime Museum
- National Museum of Galle
- Galle Fort Clock Tower
- Historical Mansion Museum
- Groote Kerk
- Lighthouse Street
The inclusions that add value to the Galle Fort Sri Lanka Cycling Tour activity are :
- Bike for your size
- Local guide
- All Necessary equipment required
- All government taxes and service charges included
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