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RIDING in the world’s most extreme locations

The Mountain Biking Worldwide holidays & race series can’t be classified as XC, Marathon or Enduro; they are in a league of their own. Our races are a battle between mountain biker and Mother Nature. Our holidays, stunning!

Each of our events have their own unique set of challenges and obstacles, supplied by nature and tweaked by Mountain Biking Worldwide, from the altitude of Nepal, to the heat of Sri Lanka.

Mountain Biking worldwide races definitely aren’t for the armchair rider, but they also aren’t just for the elite. Physical fitness, a mental toughness and the tenacity to endure the extreme, are attributes that will get you to the finish line.

If this is you, then choose your war and let battle commence. If this is you, Scroll onwards!

"There is no other race with which it can be compared. It is as much an adventure race as it is a mountain bike race."

Neil Cottam, Jan 2014 – participant of 5 years on his experience of Yak Attack

"I was expecting a pretty cool adventure, and it delivered. The diversity of what we experienced over the last 10 days was just amazing, from the lowlands and foothills going up to the Annapurna circuit, it was awesome"

Cory Wallace, 2014 participant, 2016, 2017 and 2018 winner

"The highest mountain pass in the world, 12000m (39,000ft) of vertical climbing, frostbite, snow blindness, routes that are not completely navigable on two wheels—the Yak Attack has every ingredient needed to test the physical prowess of the toughest endurance athletes on the planet, and also make them question their sanity."

Extract from “THE WORLD’S TOUGHEST ENDURANCE CHALLENGES” written by Richard Hoad and Paul Moore, published 2012.

"There is something really special about setting off in the night, doing something tough. Witnessing the sunrise in the Himalayas and at that altitude is awesome and a privilege. The light and the alpine glow on the surrounding peaks is just incredible and no matter how tough it is, it’s impossible not to feel an overwhelming sense of gratitude."

Richard Parks, 2013 participant

"Even though I didn’t finish, thought I was going to have to be heli-evac’d out at one point, and was shitting myself…..to date one of the best mtb experiences ever….ranks up there with CTR as a true eye opening experience. The Yak Attack is always on the radar!"

Jeff Kerkove, Topeak Ergon Racing Team, 2012 participant

"It isn’t about man versus man, it’s about man versus nature, and nature definitely has the upper hand."

Phil Stasiw, 2007 participant

"For me, and for most of the other international riders, it wasn’t about competing, but completing. Before the five of us successfully completed the 2009 event, only three other non-Nepalese had ever crossed the pass with their bikes without assistance. This is the Himalaya and we’re talking about over 200km of some of the toughest terrain on Earth"

Outer Edge Magazine, 2009

"I skipped down the mountainside using my trusty steed like a kind off off-road arctic zimmer frame. I finally started to feel elated. The whole event had been about getting over this pass; not just the raw physical challenge, but also the mental torture of worrying about altitude sickness and getting lost. I’d done it and it was now downhill all the way!"

Extract from Single Track World Magazine Article, written by Matt Hart, Director of TORQ, 2008 participant

"Two of my team mates, Jeff and Sonya, raced 2012 Yak Attack, and they told me how awesome it was. I have been obsessed with Yak Attack since then."

Yuki Ikeda, Topeak Ergon Rider, participant of 4 years

"I feel extremely grateful that I am able to go back. So far, it has been the most amazing thing I have ever done or seen in my life and now I get to go back!?!?……..the word epic is overused but this race is the definition of it"

Sonya Looney, Topeak Ergon Rider, 2012 & 2013 participant and Female 1st place

"We’re exhausted, but we soon brighten up when we realise we have another two hours of fast downhill ahead of us. The trail is amazing and it’s packed with super fast fireroads and rocky singletrack. I can’t wipe the grin off my face – this is the reason why I’ve come on this trip and it’s worth all the suffering; it’s awesome."

Extract from MBUK Article, written by Rob Jarman, Berghaus Sponsored Athlete, 2007 participant

▼ Races ▼

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The highest mountain bike race on Earth, climbing to the dizzying heights of 5416m above sea level. The 2019 edition will include more single track trails than ever before. 280km, 9000m of ascent and 2 very unique loops around Besi Sahar and Kagenbi, will bring 7 days of the most exciting and intense racing on the 2019 race calendar.

Next race: 9th – 20th November 2019

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Sri Lanka’s premier mountain bike stage race, takes riders from hot and humid jungles, through mountain hugging tea plantations and across the islands highest plateau. Along the way riders will need to wade across rivers, ride through dense jungle, which is home to wild elephants, leopards and snakes, tackle 1000+m climbs and negotiate bone clattering rocky descents.

Next race: 9th – 14th June 2019

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Based entirely around the lakeside city of Pokhara, this is a 4 day mountain bike stage race.

Each stage will take riders on a different loop out into the Himalayan foothills on trails rarely ridden, all of which give outstanding views of the surrounding mountains and lakes.

Next race: 10th – 15th Februrary 2019


Mountain Bike & Trekking Holidays!

We’ve applied 12 years of experience of organising world class mountain bike races and catering for elite cyclists to bring you the very best in mountain bike adventures. From the heights of the Himalaya’s to the jungles of Sri Lanka, we’ve got it covered!

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