India Golden Triangle Cycle Challenge
8 - 17 November 2019
Ride through royal Rajasthan, a region offering dramatic desert landscapes, fantastic wildlife, exquisite forts, bustling cities and a peek into the rural life of the locals. Mountain biking offers a unique insight into this idyllic region, enabling you to explore deeper into the culture of the more remote villages.
Your challenge begins in Delhi. Looking beyond the initial chaotic facade, this is a city rich in culture, architecture and history. Your ride starts in Agra, home to the Taj Mahal and the perfect backdrop for the start of your ride. The itinerary takes you through an eclectic mix of everything India has to offer before you arrive in the pink city of Jaipur, Rajasthan’s capital and the perfect place to complete this incredible journey.
Ride through Rajasthan, a region rich in desert landscapes, fantastic wildlife, exquisite forts, and bustling cities.
The route begins in Agra, home to the world famous Taj Mahal. From here, the journey offers you a close up view of all Rajasthan has to offer – before ending in the pink city of Jaipur.
Pay a registration fee of £385 when you book, then a balance of £1,612 (eight weeks before your challenge).
Raise as much as you can for MHA.
Minimum sponsorship option:
Registration fee of £385 when you book.
Raise a minimum of £3,290 for MHA.
To book your place on this unforgettable charity challenge, please visit the Charity Challenge website and select MHA as your chosen charity
Day 1, Tue 03 Sep 2019
Depart the UK
Fly to Milan airport where you will transfer to the hotel in Bellagio on the shores of Lake Como. On arrival you will have a chance to explore and make last minute adjustments to your bike before the first dinner and a pre-ride briefing.
Day 2, Wed 04 Sep 2019
Bellagio loop via Madonna di Ghisallo - 69km/43 miles (climbing approximately 1459m)
This ride starts with a beautiful loop around Bellagio, riding the shores of Lake Como where you will stop for a coffee and lunch in Como city. From here you will take on the Madonna de Ghisallo climb and visit the cycling church and shrine.
Day 3, Thu 05 Sep 2019
Bellagio to Bergamo - 111km/69 miles (climbing approximately 1041m)
After a beautiful ferry ride across Lake Como you will cycle the alpine foothills and be rewarded with views of the mountains and spectacular vistas. You will then ride to the city of Bergamo where you spend the night.
Day 4, Fri 06 Sep 2019
Bergamo to Iseo - 79km/49 miles (climbing approximately 741m)
Your day starts with a river valley cycle path out of Bergamo where you will ride towards Clusone, stopping for coffee and lunch. From here you will cycle beside the shores of Lake Iseo before heading to staying at your lakeside hotel with spectacular views.
Day 5, Sat 07 Sep 2019
Iseo to Lake Garda - 148km/92 miles (climbing approximately 2440m)
The last day of cycling is also the longest where you will take in 4 lakes in one day. The distance and climbing is complimented by spectaular scenery where you will finish off this amazing ride at Lake Garda.
Day 6, Sun 08 Sep 2019
Return to UK
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