Bhutan Tour Of The Dragon
2019 Tour of the Dragon
Join us for the 10th anniversary mountain bike race
in the kingdom of Bhutan
Saturday, September 7, 2019
HANAH was first invited to Bhutan in May 2017. Since, we’ve been back multiple times to explore the Himalayan kingdom, work with the Traditional Medicine Institute and ride in one of the most extreme mountain bike races, the Tour of the Dragon.
The national sport of Bhutan is archery, but the Royal Family also has a deep love of mountain biking. So much so that His Royal Highness Prince Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck created the Tour of the Dragon mountain bike race in 2009. It is considered one of the most challenging one-day events in the world and will truly test your endurance, stamina and mental fortitude. The event is 268 kilometers (166 miles) long and rides over four Himalayan mountain passes before finishing in Thimphu town square. The 10th anniversary celebration will be an experience not to be missed.
For those who are interested in a bike race of a shorter order, the event also puts on the Dragon’s Fury, a 60 kilometer (37 mile) event from Messina at an altitude of 1,410 m (4,625 ft), up to Dochula at 3,150 m (10,330 ft), then all downhill to Thimphu city square.
Both journeys take riders through the stunning rural countryside and villages of one of the most magical kingdoms on earth, a land of sacred lakes and mountains, deep mythology and cultural wonders. Bhutan is the only country governed by ‘Gross National Happiness’ and is truly a destination for adventure and spiritual seekers. Come for the event, and stay for the travel experience of a lifetime.
If you’re interested in joining us in 2019:contact us
Learn more about Bhutan and the Tour of the Dragon on our blog:Tour of the Dragon — the toughest mountain biking race you’ve never heard of
Part 1 of 3: HANAH ventures deep into Bhutan for the Tour of the Dragon mountain bike race
Part 2 of 3: HANAH ventures deep into Bhutan for the Tour of the Dragon mountain bike race
Part 3 of 3: The Tour of the Dragon begins
Gross National Happiness + ancient medicine from Bhutan