ALTERNATIVE ESCAPES IS HONORED TO HAVE SPECIAL ACCESS
TO FILM THE 2015 TOUR OF THE DRAGON.
Thank you to the Bhutan Olympic Committee for allowing the Alternative Escapes special access to to film the untold story of how and why Bhutan’s Royal Highness Prince Jigyel Wangchuck organized the first ride in 2009.
If you are looking for the world’s ultimate “bragging rights” adventure..take a peak at the videos below to see if the world’s toughest bike race might seem like a fun idea…
When people ask me if the Tour of the Dragon really is the world’s ‘toughest single-day bike race I only tell them this: “You’ve just got to ride it to decide it…but the distance will be the easy part.”
For anyone interested in attempting such a legendary challenge, I can say from my own experience: It was way more fun and amazing than I could have ever imagined…and not nearly as impossible as I thought. – Ian OSullivan, 2015 Tour of the Dragon Finisher
THE WORLD’S ULTIMATE 166-MILE, HIGH-ALTITUDE, ALL-TERRAIN, MOUNTAIN BIKE ENDURATHON
– Vertical Climbing: 18,000+ feet
– Average Elevation: 7,000+ feet
– Mountain Passes: 3 X 10,000+ feet
– Start Time: 2 a.m. (no streetlights – so bring a headlamp!)
– Road Conditions: Under construction. Open to traffic.
– Weather Conditions: Rain or shine. Expect both.
– Warning: Over half of the competitors will not finish. You might be one.
(C) 2015 “DAWN OF THE DRAGON” Original Story by Ian OSullivan
In partnership with The Bhutan Olympic Committee & Producer Tim Gorski
Cinematographer Elia Locardi took this cover shot of the Tiger’s Nest Monastery during our 2015 Alternative Escapes filming expedition to the Kingdom of Bhutan. So when we say we’re pretty good at getting camera’s ‘out to the edge and in front of the action’…this is what we’re talking about.