Skip to content
bike ride

Ceylon Tea Trail-Lipton's Seat Bike Ride

bike ride

Ceylon Tea Trail-Lipton's Seat Bike Ride

Paused until 14 June. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 5 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Tickets, Equipment
Hosted in
English
bike ride

Ceylon Tea Trail-Lipton's Seat Bike Ride

bike ride

Ceylon Tea Trail-Lipton's Seat Bike Ride

Paused until 14 June. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 5 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Tickets, Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

We will meet in the heart of misty Haputhale town, where I will be waiting with the bikes & equipment for your arrival. After we conduct our safety briefing, we'll hop on the (high end) mountain bikes that I will be providing & ride along a scenic & rarely visited patch of pristine forest only to appear out in to a tea plantation where we will be surrounded by lush green tea bushes, amazing panoramic vistas & rewarding gravel trails. I will ride with you through the entire trail explaining the points of interest, local fauna & flora, details about the lifestyle & culture of villagers who live along the trail. Half way though, we will have to do a little bit of a hike-a-bike (nothing too strenuous) to reach a summit where you will be treated to an unforgettable view of the Haputhale Pass not many outsiders have seen. On a clear day you might even be able to see all the way up to the Indian Ocean. Next on the cards is a tea factory tour which is guaranteed to be informative & a great place for you to buy some high quality Ceylon Tea. Our last stop would be the infamous Lipton's Seat which is the famous summit where Mr. Tea (Thomas Lipton) once sat down with a cuppa & proudly looked over the fruits of his endeavors. After enjoying a hot cup ourselves we will return back to Haaputhale.

Your hosts

The 1st Lankan cycling Everester, I’m an avid mountain biker with 10+yrs of cycling experience as both an athlete & trainer & reputed in the community as the discoverer of amazing trails (80 & counting) all over the island & the host of the most looked forward to amateur Mountain Bike competitions in the island. I’m a trainer for the Army & a travel consultant for a host of luxury hotels, on my two wheels I’ve covered +34,000Kms hosting scores of travelers, doing multiday charity rides, multi stage races & bikepacking tours. Me & my experienced co-host Dasun will take you on an amazing journey through stunning tea plantation & tell whats so special about Ceylon Tea. Riding is my passion. Explore nature trails, food trails, hidden waterfalls, misty mountains with me on 2 wheels.
Shanith
Shanith
Shashitha
Shashitha

What's included

Food
Road side and Trail snacks
Drinks
Bottled water and hot tea
Tickets
All entry fees
Equipment
High end Mountain bikes and Helmets

Where you'll be

We'll Start the tour from from Haputhale town. The rest of the trail is through tea plantations, gravel tracks and back roads to Lipton's Seat viewpoint. Throughout the tour you will be surrounded by tea plantations where world renowned Ceylon tea is made!

Guest safety

Outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 16 and up can attend. - Dress according to the weather - We do not provide an accident cover or life insurance for these excursions - Depending on the weather the trails could get muddy

What to bring

A positive attitude and a sense of adventure

More tips

This includes physical exercise that most people who lead a generally active lifestyle would enjoy. The difficulty of the trail is always customized to suit your comfort levels. Weather here is typically cold & windy. But you’ll sweat a lot. Depending on the season there could be some rain too.

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

  • Local experts

    Led by locals who love where they’re from and what they do.

  • Small groups

    With intimate group sizes, you’ll never get lost in the crowd.

  • High standards

    Every experience is reviewed for unique access.

Shanith
Ceylon Tea Trail-Lipton's Seat Bike Ride
New experience
£78/person
New experience
£78/person