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Sports Cycling Ride for Ceylon

Ride for Ceylon is a four day 435km bike ride next held from the 26th – 29th February 2020. The ride starts in the capital Colombo on the south western edge of Sri Lanka and finishes in Manipay in the northern Jaffna province.

The ride is challenging, but inspiring. We cycle in pelotons to support each other – encouraged immensely by the beautiful landscape and people of Sri Lanka that lift our spirits en route. And there’s no finer motivation than the great work in progress to restore Green Memorial Hospital, Manipay.

Part of the proceeds are provided to the Manipay Hospital in Jaffna, to help the far North rebuild from the civil war.


You are one step closer to Experiencing Sri Lanka differently. In planning your journey, this booklet will provide everything you need to know about Sri Lanka and our services. Please get in touch with your Calypso Tour Program Manager with any questions.


Cycle Trail Details

Sri Lanka

  • Colombo
  • Marawila
  • Eluwankulama
  • Mannar
  • Jaffna
  • Dambulla
  • Kandy


Meals provided are indicated as Breakfast (B), Lunch (L) and Dinner (D).

Day 1 – 02/24/2020

Location – Sydney > Colombo


Arrive in Colombo (AM Arrival) / Rider’s cocktail

Accomodation – FR16, Colombo

Day 2 – 02/25/2020

Location – Colombo (B, L, D)

Schedule – City tour around Colombo / Decathlon sports store / Dinner cruise at night

Accomodation – FR16, Colombo

Day 3 – 02/26/2020

Location – Colombo > Marawila (B, L, D)

Schedule – Depart for Marawila / Sightseeing

Accomodation – Amagi Beach, Chilaw

Day 4 – 02/27/2020

Location – Marawila > Eluwankulama (B, L, D)

Schedule – Depart for Eluwankulama / Wildlife safari at Wilpattu

Accomodation – Eco team big game camping, Wilpattu

Day 5 – 02/28/2020

Location – Colombo > Marawila (B, L, D)

Schedule – Depart for Marawila / Sightseeing

Accomodation – Amagi Beach, Chilaw

Day 6 – 02/29/2020

Location – Mannar > Manipay > Jaffna (B, L, D)

Schedule – Depart for Manipay / Jaffna Fort

Accomodation – Fox Resort, Jaffna

Day 7 – 03/01/2020

Location – Jaffna (B, L, D)

Schedule – Day at leisure and sightseeing / Point Pedro / Rio ice cream of Jaffna

Accomodation – Fox Resort, Jaffna

Day 8 – 03/02/2020

Location – Jaffna > Dambulla (B, L, D)

Schedule – Depart for Dambulla / Sigiriya Rock / Dambulla cave temples / Evening at lesigure

Accomodation – Rangiri, Dambulla

Day 9 – 03/03/2020

Location – Dambulla > Kandy (B, L, D)

Schedule – Depart for Kandy / Evening walk / Cultural dance

Accomodation – Mahaweli reach kandy, Kandy

Day 10 – 03/04/2020

Location – Kandy (B, L, D)

Schedule – Temple of Tooth / Botanic garden / Evening at leisure

Accomodation – Mahaweli reach kandy, Kandy

Day 11 – 03/05/2020

Location -Kandy > Colombo (B, L, D)

Schedule – Depart for Colombo / Elephant orphanage

Accomodation – Marino Beach, Colombo

Day 12 – 03/06/2020

Location – Colombo > Sydney

Schedule – Depart for Sydney



Colombo, the business hub of Sri Lanka, is a constant bustle of activity, offering you a myriad of experiences. Moreover, shopping in Colombo is an essential part of one’s travel itinerary.

When shopping in Colombo, your choices are anything but limited. The city adds spice to your shopping experience with modern shopping malls,boutiques and the insanely popular street markets. A shopper’s haven, Colombo offers everything from designer-wear to electronic items.

Colombos night light has been increasingly popular with beach parties becoming a regular event right across the western and southern beaches.



Nestling midst low hills and looped by Sri Lanka’s largest river, the Mahaweli, Kandy is still the home of the Arts and Crafts, Music, Dance and Song which flourished during the reign of the kings.

The last Kingdom, visiting the temple of the sacred tooth relic;the most important place of worship for Buddhists world-over at which place you’ll get to participate in a colorful ceremony to the tune of the Eastern tom toms. It will be full of culture and timeless ritual.


Note: The estimate is as per above hotels but no hotels are booked yet. At the time of booking above hotels or similar category hotels will be booked as per the availability.

FR18, Colombo

Amagi Beach, Marawila


Big Game Camp, Wilpattu


Fox Resorts, Jaffna


Rangiri, Dambulla


Mahaweli Reach, Kandy


Marino Beach, Colombo


Package Inclusions

  • Accommodation as stated in the above itinerary
  • Transport in a comfortable private air-conditioned coach
  • An English-Speaking Chauffeur Guide
  • English Speaking Bicycle Guide
  • Photographer during the days of cycling
  • Bike mechanic
  • Cycling Jersey
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Entrance Tickets to:
    • Dambulla Cave Temple
    • Sigiriya Rock Fortress
    • Temple of the Tooth Relic
    • Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
    • Botanic Garden
    • Wilpattu National Park
    • Cultural Dance
    • Bottled Drinking Water throughout the tour
    • All Taxes


  • Visa Fees
  • International Airfares
  • Travel Insurance
  • Entrance Tickets to other than those mentioned above.
  • Tea and snacks
  • Bicycles, helmets, riding gear (supplement)
  • Early check in or Late check out
  • Tips
  • Other personal spending money


Your estimate is for 12 Nights and 13 days

Per Person :  $3,199 USD

Includes Airfares and Current Taxes

Note: All information in this itinerary is accurate to the best of our knowledge but please note that changes to our trips can occur. This may be due to our  effort to improve our program or logistical reasons such as changes in train/flight schedules, traffic conditions, weather conditions, or government policies. Calypso will make every effort to keep you informed of any changes but cannot be held liable for any alterations made to the published  itinerary. This is just an estimate and no hotels/venue has been booked as yet. Prices or hotels may differ at the time of booking.