Raid Amazones, a popular annual adventure trail originating from France, is due to get underway in Sri Lanka today.
The Ministry of Tourism said it is the largest tourist sporting event in the country following the COVID-19 pandemic.
This year’s event pays homage to Sri Lanka and its iconic Sigiriya rock fortress, the surrounding areas of which will play backdrop to the event.
The event features French female athletes 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.
The event will get underway in two phases while the first phase will be held from today till the 22nd of March and the second phase will get underway from the 28th of March till the 6th of April.