Race The Ultimate
Gravel Bike Challenge
With Pro Cyclist Tim Johnson
August 26-September 3, 2018
Join Cyclocross National Champion & US Grand Prix Winner Tim Johnson as he tests the new Cannondale Slate on what NY times called the the world's most challenging cycling race - Bhutan's 268 Km Tour of the Dragon.
This 9-day private trip is limited to 12 participants, journeying through the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan - one of the happiest and hilliest countries in the world.
The Distance Is The Easy Part:
Total Vertical Climb: 18,000+ feet
Average Riding Elevation: 7,000+ feet
Mountain Summits: 3 over 10,000 feet
Start Time: 2 a.m. (bring a headlamp!)
Road Conditions: Under construction
Weather Conditions: Rain or shine. Expect both.
ITINERARY AT A GLANCE
Aug 26 - Sep 3, 2018
Day 1-4 Taper and Training
Arive Paro. Bike or Hike Tigers Nest Test your lungs.
DochuLa Pass to Punakha: 6000' Downhill Ride
Gasa through the Jigme Wangchuck National Park
Phobjikha Valley Gravel Flats
Day 5 & 6 Bumthang
Official Private Group Ride with Prince Jigyel Wangchuck
Registration & Pre-Race Briefing
Race Strategy Workshop
Day 7 RACE DAY!
Check In Time: 1am | Race Start: 2am
Awards Ceremony with Prime Minister 7pm
Post-Race Hot Stone Bath
Day 8 Post Race Celebration in the Capital
Rider's Celebration Brunch
Day 9 Depart to Bangkok
Prayer Flags & Farewell Blessings
Designer Travel Made Simple
It's All Included!
Visas, Meals, Accommodations, Sightseeing Activities, Museum & Shrine Entrances,
24/7 Expert Guide, Private Chauffeured Vehicle,
& Round Trip Flights between Bangkok and the Kingdom of Bhutan
Meals + Accommodations
3-star or superior hotels
Three Meals Daily
Healthy Drinks & Snacks
Private Dining Experiences
Transportation + Guides
RT Flights from Bangkok
Expert Guide & Private Driver
Local Concierge Service
Passes + Permits
Race Registration Fees
Visas & Travel Approvals
All Sightseeing Activities
In His Own Words
HRH Prince Jigyel Wangchuck
Tells The Story of How and Why
He Invented The Tour of The Dragon
2014 Scouting Trip
There's A Lot More To This
Trip Than Cycling
Farm Fresh Whole Foods
Authentic Bhutanese Cuisine
Regional Spices & Flavors
Paleo & Gluten-Free Options
The Drugyel Dzong Fortress Ruins
Medicinal Hot Stone Baths
Therapeutic Sports Massage
UNLIKE ANY ADVENTURE BEFORE... OR AFTER
Experience the mystical Kingdom of Bhutan as never before: where nature and cultural are center-stage and we are small, awed spectators, moved by wonder.
Each day's rich slate of activities consist of scenic group rides and cultural encounters with local people and officials.
Wether you come as a spectator, volunteer or cyclist, this once-in-a-lifetime adventure culminates with your participation in the 2018 Tour of the Dragon All-Terrain Gravel Challenge.
Amidst the wonders of high mountains and deep valleys where compassion and wisdom are the benchmarks against which all things are measured, you will experience the ancient and harmonious Buddhist traditions resonating in all living things, where the King rules by “Gross National Happiness."
WHAT OUR CLIENT'S SAY
Orange County, USA
My expectations were beyond exceeded - thank you for such an unforgettable experience you provided for us.
Thank you for designing such a unique and amazing experience for us in Bhutan - it was insightful and inspired.
What incredible scenery - a great course for breathtaking photos with the thrill of crossing a finish line in the Himalayas.
This could be you...
So what are you waiting for?
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