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The 2nd stage of Raid Amazones 2022 concludes with Adventure, Energy and Enthusiasm

( Posted on April 7, 2022 )

The much awaited Raid Amazones Adventure challenge 2022 concluded with more challenges and adventure, where the participants took part in a 20 KM Bike & Run from Digampathana to Maha Elagamuwa lake on the final day. The bike & run is an innovative event where teams of 2 & 3 will be given 1 and 2 bikes respectively to share. The team with the best strategy to optimize speed come on top.  The participants had plenty of support from the locals through the route which was designed through 4 lake bunds, villages and lush green forests. This was an exclusive and an interesting experience to all participants as they enjoyed the beautiful surroundings and wonders of nature participating in the event.



The first and second days of the second stage of the event were reserved for Medical and Equipment checking, where the participants signed themselves up for registration, and check their gear and equipment prior to the event, such as canoeing and archery. They were also mesmerized by the beautiful surroundings of Sigiriya and the interesting geographical backdrop. The second stage  of the Adventure challenge included Trail running, canoeing, Bike & Run, the escape game, where they  searched for clues and answered  questions in specific locations. 214 participants took part in the second edition where they had an exclusive and mesmerizing experience.

Overall, 600 participants took part in this adventure tournament which was held in two stages, where the first stage took place from 13 - 23, March 2022 while the second stage took place from 28 March – 6 April 2022.  An international media crew joined the Raid Amazones team especially for this purpose to give a full coverage of the events taking place. Raid Amazones was the largest sports Tourism event to be held in Sri Lanka after the Covid 19 Pandemic. It is anticipated through events such as these, the positive message that ‘’Sri Lanka is a safe destination to travel ‘’ will be spread across the world. The Raid Amazones originates from France where it is an all-female challenge who compete their way through a range of challenges such as orienteering, mountain biking, canoeing, riding, running and archery typically against the backdrop of an exotic tourist destination. Therefore, the contest not only allows participants to put their skills to test but discover the unique landscape, people and culture of a given host country.


Raid Amazones is also the World’s Largest Female only adventure challenge with events held around the world.

This year’s event paid homage to Sri Lanka and its iconic Sigiriya rock fortress, the surrounding areas of which played backdrop to the event. Raid Amazones 2022 was a collaborative effort of several local partners including Sri Lankan Airlines, Connaissance De Ceylan , Theme Resorts , and Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau. 




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