ABOUT THE CHALLENGE – GILGIT TO KHUNJERAB PASS
Tour De Pakistan, The Silk Route cycle Challenge is an opportunity to experience the astounding natural beauty and ancient cultures while enjoying some of the best cycling in the world.
One of the world’s greatest cycle rides, set amongst ever-changing scenery. A cycle tour at the roof of the world.
The 10-day tour will see you cycling for 5 days over 210 kilometres (130 miles) and also getting an opportunity to visit Muslim Charity’s street children project in Peshawar and meeting the children you will be supporting.
Our adventure will begin with discovering all the corners of the Karakoram Highway from a scenic flight from Islamabad to Gilgit. You will revel in the striking beauty of Northern Pakistan characterised by distinctive black rocks, numerous apples, apricot, walnut and mulberry orchards.
During the tour, the cyclists will be pedalling past Pakistan’s most scenic mountains such as Golden Peak, Lady Finger, Rakaposhi and other mountains. In addition, the tour introduces the participants to unique culture, music, food and the natural beauty of the region.
IS THIS TRIP FOR ME?
This trip is designed for intermediate cyclists. The distances and gradient each day are not extreme, but the altitude and terrain make it a mid-level challenge trip. Although you do not need to be an athlete, it pays to spend reasonable time before the trip getting into the best shape possible. This will ensure you get the most from the trip. We can send you specific training tips on request.
- Registration Fees: £500 – This includes all costs within Pakistan (hotels, food, accommodation, airport transfers and internal domestic flights).
- Fundraising Target: £1,500 – for our Children of the World Campaign.
What’s not included: International UK-Pakistan return flights, international bike transfer and visa fees.
HOW WE WILL HELP YOU?
We provide dedicated support from the moment you sign up right through to when you go on the trip. Once you receive your booking confirmation, you will have access to all the information you need, from fundraising ideas to training routines. You’ll have the opportunity to connect with fellow fundraisers and also our in-house award-winning and experienced cyclists so you can share tips on training and fundraising. You will also be accompanied by Muslim Charity staff during your 10-day trip so you’ll always have somebody on-hand to help you every step of the way.
CYCLING SUPPORT DURING THE CHALLENGE
All the time you will have the security of a back-up vehicle, either a van or truck. The vehicles will carry your entire luggage and YOU when needed. Our team leaders will be well equipped and will help to fix any bike problems. However, we cannot guarantee that we will be equipped for all repairs, so you must ensure that your bike is in good working order before the tour. If in doubt, have it fully serviced by a bike shop before you travel.