Race The Ultimate
Gravel Bike Challenge

With Pro Cyclist Tim Johnson
August 26-September 3, 2018

Tim Johnson - Team Cannondale Cyclocross Champion Professional Cyclist

Tim Johnson

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.

TOD Comparison

ITINERARY AT A GLANCE
Aug 26 - Sep 3, 2018
Price:  $4,833

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
Hosted Dinner
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
Archery Lessons
Buddha Dordenma

Day 9 Depart to Bangkok
Group Breakfast
Prayer Flags & Farewell Blessings

 

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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

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Tim Johnson
In The Kingdom of Bhutan

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CONTACT US:  AllBhutanTravel@gmail.com








In His Own Words
HRH Prince Jigyel Wangchuck
Tells The Story of How and Why
He Invented The Tour of The Dragon

COURSE PREVIEW
2014 Scouting Trip

There's A Lot More To This
Trip Than Cycling

DINE

bhutan-food

LOCAL
Farm Fresh Whole Foods
Organic Ingredients

Taste

TRADITIONAL
Authentic Bhutanese Cuisine
Regional Spices & Flavors 

Dine

CONSCIOUS
Vegan-Vegetarian Friendly
Paleo & Gluten-Free Options

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EXPLORE

Himilyana Cycling
The Drugyel Dzong Fortress Ruins

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ENJOY

Medicinal Hot Stone Baths
Therapeutic
Sports Massage

Ian With Monks (Trongsa 5)

MEET

Welcome Lunch
Introductions

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

Customer-1

ANN C
Orange County, USA

My expectations were beyond exceeded -  thank you for such an unforgettable experience you provided for us.   

Customer-2

 Paivi L.
​Helsinki, Finnland

Thank you for designing such a unique and amazing experience for us in Bhutan - it was insightful and inspired.

Customer-3

Allan D.
​Vancouver, Canada

 What incredible scenery - a great course for breathtaking photos with the thrill of crossing a finish line in the Himalayas.