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Title: Cycling in Sri Lanka
Post by: toontra on May 25, 2017, 10:10:10 am
Just back from a 3-week cycle tour of Sri Lanka.  It's the most amazing place I've cycled so far - perfect road surfaces (on the main roads which don't get that much traffic), stunning scenery, friendly people, ridiculously cheap (£300 for 3 weeks including accommodation, food, tickets for national parks, buying clothing, etc).

The only slight hiccough was the heat/humidity which caught my friend out on the first couple of days.  He suffered badly with hyperthermia and just couldn't turn the pedals - had to use public transport.  He was fine eventually & managed to get up the steep hills by week 3.

Can't recommend it highly enough.  A taste of what to expect:  https://youtu.be/voAfvdM6T-o
Title: Re: Cycling in Sri Lanka
Post by: SoreTween on May 27, 2017, 04:27:38 pm
Cor, that looks fantastic.  Thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: Cycling in Sri Lanka
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on May 30, 2017, 08:21:42 am
2000m climbs in that heat and humidity! wow, I'll never whinge about hills in Yorkshire again (well, I probably will).
Title: Re: Cycling in Sri Lanka
Post by: Ham on May 30, 2017, 08:46:03 am
Inspirational stuff, seems better than India, infrastructure-wise
Title: Re: Cycling in Sri Lanka
Post by: Canardly on June 13, 2017, 04:49:03 pm
Looks amazing.