- Sport & Abenteuer Reisen
- Fahrrad & MTB
The seven-day “Hero MTB Himalaya” race in the foothills of the Indian Himalayas has become a real insider tip among mountain bikers worldwide over the years.
Every year in October, some of the world’s best mountain bikers and many amateur riders meet to compete in the tough race and enjoy the beauty of the still largely untapped Himalayas.
It’s always an adventure! In October 2020, on forest and gravel slopes and some single trails, it is necessary to cross passes, pass small mountain villages and marvel at the power of the Himalayas when the first snow-capped peaks rise in the near distance.
The participants are accommodated in comfortable camps with single tents, shower and dining tents, as well as a service station and relaxation area in tranquil areas in the middle of nature.
In order to motivate you to participate in the race, but also to support you in the planning and logistics of arrival and departure, Chalo! Travels offers a “complete package” for the race. We organize everything for you from your country to Delhi and even accompany you a contact person for questions and problems on site.
After the race we offer a small six-day trip to India.
Of course, we can also design and organize your follow-up days to the race individually for you, or – if you are in a bit of a hurry – just organize the return transport to Delhi.
You can do the following:
- Trekking tour in the Himalayas
- Visit to the Taj Mahal
- Cultural tour
- Yoga and Ayurveda Journey
- Beach stay in Kerala
… and many other options.
Click here to go to the official website of the race organizer.
01.10. Departure from home and arrival in Delhi, hotel rooms in Delhi
10/02 Flight to Shimla
03.10. Registration Shimla
04.10-10.10 6 days MTB Himalaya race with a rest day
11.10 Transfer to Mcleod Ganj and visit the village
12.10. Day hike to Triund
13.10 Drive to Amritsar and visit the Golden Temple in the evening flight to Delhi
14.10. Drive to Agra and visit the Taj Mahal, continue to Jaipur
15.10. Sightseeing in Jaipur with morning bike tour and cooking class in the evening
16.10. Drive to Delhi and fly back home.
- Race participation in the Hero-MTB Himalaya race with starter kit
- All accommodations with breakfast before and after the race
- Day hike with lunch
- Entrance Taj Mahal
- Bicycle Sightseeing Tour Jaipur
- Entrance Amber Fort, Jantar Mantar, Wind Palace
- complete transport in private vehicle with driver and two domestic flights (Delhi-Shimla / Amritsar-Delhi)
Visa International flight unmentioned meals outside the race unmentioned entrance fees for other monuments
Prices and Dates
Dates for October 2021 will be announced shortly
1650 € per person
Single supplement 200 €
Of course, friends and family who do not participate in the race can also book the package or book an individual package.
A very intensive race with several 1000 meters of altitude per day and challenging routes. Mountain bike riding skills are required.
Flexibility, a great deal of openness to new things and a willingness to compromise should also be shown. The organizers do their best to run the race on an international level, yet we are in India, with all the conditions and requirements that go with it.
If you are interested in booking the complete package for the race, please contact us directly to discuss the trip with you individually.
After booking the package we will send you the registration form for the race.
You also need the following documents to register:
- Passport or identity card
- Medical certificate
- International travel insurance
- Passport photo
There are the following categories for the 16th MTB-Himalaya Race 2020:
- Open Men Solo (18 to 40 years)
- Open women solo
- Masters Solo (41 to 50 years)
- Grand Masters (51 years and over)
- Team of Two
+ Minimum age is 18 years
+ Registration deadline is September 10
+ At least 5 participants are required for each category
About the camp
New campsites are approached every day during the race. Both one-man and two-man tents are available. Furthermore, there are shower tents separate for women and men with warm water, a dining tent, a relaxation area, as well as a service station with a team of mechanics and spare parts. A physiotherapy and massage team is also available for a fee. Temperatures at night can drop to as low as 5 ° C.
ABout the race
The stages are completed between 50 and 100 km with up to 3000 meters of altitude per day. The routes lead over forest, sand and gravel slopes. There are single trails, but also some hike a bike sections. The race tracks are well marked and there are track posts at regular intervals. There are also at least 2 catering stations per stage. Here you can get water, electrolytes, energy drinks, juices, glucose, bananas, sandwiches, wraps, potatoes, cakes, eggs and chocolate.
Every day there will be varied and nutritious food, both vegetarian and non-vegetarian. In addition to local specialties, there are also continental dishes, all served buffet style with meals.
Safety and medical care
During the race we will always have a doctor and an ambulance with us. A helicopter is available on call.
In addition to your bicycle clothes and warm clothes for the camps, please take your own tools and spare parts such as hoses, chains, brake pads, oil etc. with you.
For more detailed information, please contact us after booking