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“Great trip through the countryside”
Review of Idle Tours

Idle Tours
Ranked #7 of 53 Tours in Galle
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: We offer unique and unrivalled bicycle routes to explore the verdant, lush, beautiful countryside around Galle, Sri Lanka. All rides are guided, we have a support tuk tuk if needed and we are open everyday to all standard of cyclist.
Reviewed 6 April 2018

We went for an early morning ride through the Sri Lankan countryside and paddy fields. We saw Water monitor, peacocks, monkey, buffalo and more. Really good bikes and helmets available and a very professional tour guide who knew his stuff! Would recommend booking in advance to make sure that they have the time you want and go early to avoid the heat of the day! They provide plenty of cold water and will ride at your pace

Thank jon74
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"paddy fields"
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"local wildlife"
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"bike ride"
in 9 reviews
"water buffalo"
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"koggala lake"
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"mountain bikes"
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"king coconut"
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"great ride"
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"bird life"
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"monitor lizards"
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"all ages"
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"back roads"
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"sri lankan countryside"
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"tuk tuk"
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"couple of hours"
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"helmets"
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"12km"
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

We had a great time as a group of 13. Bikes well maintained, helmets of all sizes. Free water bottle. Good to go early morning to beat the heat

Thank Ellie M
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

We did the 12km paddy ride. The equipment was well-maintained and helmets and bottled water were offered. Our guide, Hasitha, was extremely friendly and knowledgeable . He guided us through the local farming village, stopping along the way to show us different wildlife, sights and explain some of the local farming methods. Midway through the tour, we stopped in a small meadow and Hasitha cut open coconuts for us to drink. What a nice treat. The tour was fairly level and easy to navigate. There was one steep incline, but it was a short distance and can be walked.

The tour was a highlight of our trip and gave us a little glimpse of local life and got us off the normal tourist track. We will try the longer ride next time we are in the area.

Definitely recommend you give it a try.

Thank rammjo
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Reviewed 24 March 2018

We did the 26km ride and it was so good! You get up close with nature as well as people, have your camera ready at all times! We had done the Idle Boat Trip the afternoon before and the two trips complement each other perfectly!

Thank andrewandsarah2018
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

This was a great way to spend a couple of hours. Bikes are a good standard, helmets provided. Good to get a sense of life in the countryside with a route following mainly nature reserve paths and quiet roads over a distance of 12k. Lots of flora and fauna to see along the way....longer routes apparently available. Fun!

Thank McClos
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