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Biking in Bhutan

September 25, 2012 at 5:02
Posted by Rachael Woolston

What’s on your lust list?

Whether it is an amazing travel spread from Conde Nast Traveller, or a magazine tear of a cake recipe that has you drooling just looking at it, we all have those things that we tear out and keep, or file away in our memory or IPhone notes, hoping that one day, some day we will have the time or money to sate our lust.

And this is definitely on our Fitbitch Lust List,  The Tour of the Dragon Race.

A 268 kilometre mountain bike race across the Kingdom of Bhutan, it is considered one of the toughest, most gruellng mountain bike races in the world. Why? It starts at 2700metres and climbs over four mountain passes, the  highest of which involves a thigh-burning climb up to 3340 metres.

You may be wondering why THAT would be something we’d want to do. Well, Fitbitches are the adventurous kind.

Besides, with the pain comes gain, including the opportunity to ride through some of the last remaining pristine forests in the world, and visiting a country that scores high on the beauty stakes, from dramatic rhododendron forests, plunging gorges and ice capped mountains, to stunning fortresses.

Bhutan Mountain Biking

Of course, if you prefer a little more luxury, travel company Amankora website offer a nine day guided trip, staying in luxury lodges and culminating in entry to the big race.

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Trips cost from £8,215, including all meals and accommodation. (Er, and that is why it is on our lust list. Not our To do right now list).

We have missed this year’s race but sign up for next year’s on September 7, 2013 for $300 at Tour of the Dragon Race.

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