Fifth Annual Tour of the Dragon Bike Race!

One of the world’s most challenging bike races returns to Bhutan! The fifth Tour of the Dragon will take place September 6, 2014 in the mountainous region of Bhutan, covering 268 kilometres! The race covers elevations ranging from 1,200 to 3,340 meters and crosses four mountain passes before concluding in the capital city of Thimphu, all in one day!

Photo Credit: Tour of the Dragon

The race is aptly named the Tour of the Dragon, not only because it is being held in Bhutan, which is also called the Land of the Thunder Dragon, but also because of its difficulty. As difficult as it is to conquer a dragon, so is it difficult to complete the race! Stay tuned to see if any of the participants can beat last year’s fastest racer, Sonam from Bhutan, who completed the race in 11 hours and 13 minutes!

For more information check out the Tour of the Dragon website!

Fifth Annual Tour of the Dragon Bike Race!

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  1. Check out one of the latest projects for Backpacker Films! We signed on for an incredible opportunity to fly out to the Kingdom of Bhutan and film a commercial spot for the Bhutan Olympic Committee and their incredible race in the Himalayan mountains called “The Tour of the Dragon” ~ Certainly the world’s most challenging one day mountain bike race. Breathtaking scenery. Phenomenal athletes. Great fun!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yryw_coqg4U

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