We have off-road bicycles you can hire that are well suited to the rugged terrain and are regularly checked and maintained for your safety and comfort. Please ask at reception if you are interested in hiring a bike.

We provide a map with trails for you to follow. One route is to cycle around Kandalamalake. The water levels in the lake vary during the year, sometimes revealing large areas of sand and mud, and sometimes isolating islands on the lake.

This route takes you along grassy tracks, along the edge of the forest where you avoid the grazing cattle and calves. You see water birds and hovering kites as you ride across the sandy shore to where fishermen haul their catches of lake fish and the locals bathe at weekends.

The return takes you along the top of the bank, looking down from the road at fertile and irrigated farmland, and passing homes, paddy fields and quiet streams.

A cycle ride around the lake can be 10-15km, depending on the water levels. The trip will take about 1.5 to 2 hours.

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