GBA Lifestyle News
By Gayatri Bhaumik | May 5th, 2016

Where to? Asia

Why you’ll love it: If you’re looking for the ultimate cycling challenge, check out Mad Dogs. Focusing on international road trips (on two wheels!) the company brings adventure travelers off-the-beaten path itineraries, with routes like Angkor to Phnom Penh, Hong Kong to Hanoi, Sapporo to Russia, and Singapore to Krabi.

You’ll cycle between 150 and 210 kilometers each day — or 75-100km on Half Mad Dog trips — and spend evenings exploring the dining and nightlife scenes of your stopover town.

It might sound intense, but it’s not just for cycling fanatics. Thanks to the company’s go-at-your-own-pace philosophy, several of the trips can be accommodating to beginner bikers, as long as you have a decent degree of fitness. While you’re on the road, Mad Dogs provides safety support and professional guides throughout.

Fun fact: Still concerned? Ask about the abridged routes if you just want a taste before committing to a longer journey.

Get there: Cathay Pacific flies direct to most Mad Dog starting points and finish lines, which include Hanoi, Taipei, Sapporo, Tokyo and Singapore.

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