Sri Lanka’s premier mountain bike stage race, Rumble in the Jungle takes riders from hot and humid jungles up into mountain hugging tea plantations and across the island’s 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.
Via a network of rarely travelled off road trails, Rumble in the Jungle takes riders through the diverse terrain and climate unique to Sri Lanka. Intense humidity, leeches, baking sun, torrential rain, mud, sand, rock and over 7000m of ascent combine to make this race the adventure of a lifetime, on one of the World’s most idyllic islands.
Best of all, if you’re coming from Australia, Sri Lankan Airlines now fly direct from Melbourne to Colombo in an 11 hour flight.