Pinnawala is well known among tourists mainly for its elephant orphanage and is located about 90km away from Colombo. However, there are many more activities and excursions that can be organized if you have planned your vacation well. Cycling is a much loved activity due to the amazing workout that you can enjoy along with the proximity that you can travel to the many locations and sites of historical importance. Cycling from Pinnawala allows you to enjoy trails that lead up to the rural village of Padavigampola through ancient forests and experience that traditions and culture that surrounds its villagers. You can enjoy cooking demonstrations and enjoy village meals cooked over wooden fires. You can also cycle to the village named Mologoda which is well known for its pottery industry and learn how its done by the masters of the trade.