TOUR IN BRIEF
The race starts in Bumthang, central Bhutan, and ends in
the capital, Thimphu. It is considered one of the world’s
toughest one day mountain bike races.
Total distance: 268 km
Duration: one day
Mountain passes crossed: 4 (major ones)
Vegetation enroute: bamboo groves, fir,oak, rhododendron and birch forests, alpine flowers
TOUR PACKAGE INCLUDES
3-star plus hotels
Cultural program (for a group of 10 or more)
Drinks, Visa fee, Laundry
Tour Registration Fee: USD$250
TOUR OF THE DRAGON
From Bumthang, central Bhutan (2610m, 8560 ft), the riders climb through blue pine forest to Kiki La at 2870m (9420 ft), Yotongla at 3430m (11250 ft), then downhill to Trongsa (2150m, 7050ft).
Pass by the imposing Trongsa castle-fortress and the Watch Tower, then weave through fir, birch, oak and rhododendron forest, open pastures, rock outcrops, and agricultural fields. Reach Chendebji Stupa and Chendebji village (2430m, 7970 ft) and climb to Pelela pass (3430m, 11250 ft). From here, it is a long descent to WangduePhodrang.
From this scenic place of farms, castles and temples, we reach Metshina (1410m – 4625 ft), then to Dochula at 3150m (10,330 ft) The uphill ride is as breathtaking as the views.
From Dochula, it is all downhill to Thimphu at 2330 m (7640 ft). Awards Finishers Medal and Certificate for all finishers Roving medical and technical support Special Awards to top finishers