Explore a hidden kingdom right in the capital city of Colombo

Explore a hidden kingdom right in the capital city of Colombo, long forgotten but still existent. The Kingdom of Kotte although not popularly spoken about, played a pivotal part in shaping the political landscape of Sri Lanka leading to the island’s colonization. Our journey will be on two wheels (mountain bikes) with a host who will make the story of the kingdom of Kotte come to life with tales of love, deceit, humor and political coups.

You will meet your host at a central location in Kotte, where he will give you a small brief of the experience including health and safety, before we start the bike ride. We will cycle mainly through residential areas, avoiding the main road visiting a few archeological sites and learning about the stories that surround them. We will also encounter a few species of birds as there is a protected bird sanctuary close by. Our adventure will conclude at the Kotte Museum, learning about future preservation and excavations plans for this ancient kingdom.

Your Hosts

Shanith The 1st Lankan cycling Everester, he is an avid mountain biker with over 10 years of cycling experience as both an athlete with a reputation in the community as the discoverer of amazing trails (80 & counting) all over the island & the host of the most looked forward to amateur MTB race in the country. On his 2 wheels he has covered +33,000 Kms which not only includes hosting scores of travelers but also multiday charity rides, multi stage races & bike packing tours.

Number of PAX

1-15 PAX




3 hours

Suitable for children

13 years and above

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Things to know

Includes: Hosted bike ride, bikes safety helmets, water, king coconut and entrance fees. Pilot vehicle with first aid kit.
Meeting Time: 8 AM – 11 AM
Meeting place: Kotte Museum
What to wear or bring along: Appropriate clothing for cycling is recommended. Sunglasses, sun cream.

Important info

You will be witnessing an important kingdom of Sri Lanka that is set in a residential area, passing by a lot of local city life on route.

Making the most of it: Please let us know if you have any physical limitations so that we can advise if this experience is for you or not. Also, please carefully follow your host’s safety instructions at all times.