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Epworth Eastern Sri Lanka Cycle Challenge

28/02/2019 - 10/03/2019

A land of misty highlands and tea plantations, dense jungles and national parks, Sri Lanka is ideally suited to cycle touring. We travel with a support vehicle and full crew as we explore what Marco Polo described as the finest Island of its size. From the palm fringed west coast, we cycle south along the coast to the fascinating town of Galle. We then head inland through a multitude of Buddhist and Hindu monuments and colonial heritage that characterizes the country’s rich cultural history. Our journey leads deep into the rain forest of central Sri Lanka where monks conduct prayers in harmony with the forest before continuing to the hill town of Kandy with its splendid botanical gardens and lush tea plantations. We continue to the rock fortress of Sigiriya and Polonnaruwa. This is a great cycle challenge to help raise monies for the Epworth Medical Foundation.

Dates: 28th February to 10th March 2019
Trip duration: 11 days
Days cycling: 7 days
Location: Sri Lanka
Challenge grade: Introductory to Moderate
Accommodation: Hotels
Cost: $4,690.00 (plus $2500 in fundraising)
Beneficiaries: Patients at Epworth HealthCare

Highlights
Galles Dutch Fortress
Dambulla Cave Temple
Climbing Sigiriya Rock Fortress
Time spent in the hill capital of Kandy
Viewing large herds of Elephants on a jeep
Safari of Uda Walawe National Park
Fully supported cycle challenge
Explore Colombo

Itinerary
Day 1 Depart Australia
Day 2 Explore Colombo, transfer to Waskaduwa
Day 3 Cycle Kaluthara to Balapitiya, afternoon boat ride on River Madu
Day 4 Cycle Hikkaduwa to Ahangama
Day 5 Cycle to Embilipitya, drive to Udawalawe
Day 6 Visit Elephant Transit Home, Cycle to Nuwara Eliya
Day 7 Cycle Downhill to Gampola, drive to Kandy
Day 8 Explore Kandy on foot, Cycle from Katugastota to Spice Garden, drive to Sigiriya
Day 9 Cycle from Minneriya to Polonnaruwa, visit Hiriwaduna Village
Day 10 Travel to Colombo, via Dambulla Caves, fly to Melbourne
Day 11 Arrive Melbourne

Trip Includes
International airfares on Thai Airways International including fuel and tax surcharges
Accommodation in good hotels
All meals included
Airport transfers
All internal transport by air conditioned deluxe private vehicle
English speaking local leader
Game drives by private jeep with animal tracker
All sightseeing and site entry fees as listed
Support vehicle and crew on cycling days, plus bike

Not Included
Aerated and alcoholic drinks
Items of a personal nature
Travel insurance
Visa

Organiser
Melissa Lizza, Epworth Eastern 03 8807 7105

Further Information
Download a detailed itinerary of the Epworth Eastern Sri Lanka Challenge

Register
Register online with $200 deposit with our travel partner Huma Challenges

Details

Start:
28/02/2019
End:
10/03/2019
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Organizer

Melissa Lizza
Phone:
03 8807 7105
Email:
EMFevents@epworth.org.au

Venue

Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka + Google Map

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