Nainamadama, the beautiful sandy and coastal village next to Negombo is our starting point. We will ride along the relaxing coastal roads and pass by fishermen trying to sell the catch of the day, sort their nets and locals buying fresh fish for their delicious curry lunch.
If we come across some fishermen pulling their nets, you could join and help if you wish. Fishermen rest drinking the local palm wine, commonly known as sweet toddy. Then we stop at a “Wadiya”, (toddy tappers temporary house) and see the production process of these unique drinks and a demonstration on acrobatic toddy tapping.
Since we are riding in the coconut triangle of Sri Lanka, we get to see a lot of coconut palms along the whole journey. This coast was highly influenced by colonial rulers due to the spice trade. Portuguese influence on this area still can be seen on every corner of the junction with a little statue of Roman Catholic saints. We will continue our ride to Mahawewa, a small village in the North-Western province of the Island, the final destination of this tour.