Get into the cycle and explore Sri Lanka’s typical fishing village of Negombo. This is another interesting paddling excursion that gives you an opportunity to cycle through the fishing village by exploring fishermen’s living style. You will be able to witness the fishermen in hundreds of boats bringing in their days catch. See how the wholesalers and restaurateurs trade and watch the packing & loading of fish for distribution across the country as well as for export – worldwide. The retail area is a bustling hive of activity – with customers negotiating prices with mom and pop fish vendors.
Start a cycling tour from your hotel in Negombo, which is the biggest Fishing city in Sri Lanka. The Fishing Village also is known as the Lellama by the locals is located across the lagoon bridge, near the Old Dutch Gate. The large open-air fish market is the second largest in the country. It gives you an unpretentious insight into the local fisher community. The market is loud, vibrant and smells like fish!
Cycle through the fishing village. During your cycling tour, you will see a multitude of boats full of fresh fish coming in and lowering their sails. The smaller fishing boats usually come first, followed by the larger vessels. You can see their nets being pulled ashore and the catch shaken out of nets to be cleaned, scaled, gutted, salted and dried in the sun. While you are cycling you can visit one of fishing houses and taste cup of tea.
You will cycle through coconut estate and then end the tour at your Hotel.