Hero MTB Himalaya vs. Sigma Bike Transalp – a comparison

For the third time I took part in the stage race MTB Himalaya through the Indian Himalayas. This time even I got on 3rd position in the women category. On this blog I have already reported extensively about my race participations in 2015 and 2016. The race was quite similar again this year, regarding organization […]

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Mountain bike racing and running a business

– The context What do my participations in mountain bike races and the management of my tour company Chalo Travels!  in common? Well, much, it seems, if one reads the article “Mountain biking forces you to step outside your defined comfort zone”. Here the journalist Shail D reports about me, my mountain bike life in […]

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Mountain biking and India? What’s happening on the Indian subcontinent

Shimla, once part of the Nepalese kingdom, later summer capital of the British and now university town and mountain bike stronghold! The queen of the so-called Indian Hillstations is the capital of the mountain state Himachal Pradesh and is located at 2100 meters above sea level on a ridge in the foothills of the Himalayas. […]

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The world’s third toughest mountain bike race: MTB Himalaya in India

A report by the participant Sarah Appelt (more information about the Hero MTB Himalaya race) A Total of 9 days, 7 race days, 630 km, 15000 meters of altitude, 68 participants. These are the facts of the 11th Hero MTB Himalaya, which was held on from September 26th till Oktober 4th 2015. But these facts […]

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