Charming villages, fairytale castles, and Unesco World Heritage sites dot green valleys and forests below the peaks of the Carpathian mountain range. Romania is a bit off the beaten path for the typical American tourist, but this picturesque land is worth the visit. Those who do visit find a land rich in culture and history, as well as natural beauty. On this trip. you will enjoy the charm of Romania, then run (optional) a sky race in the mountains. We’ll finish the trip with a few days in Romanian wine country before heading back to Bucharest and departing for our next destinations.
Are you looking for a destination marathon (or half marathon) that is different from anything you’ve ever done before? Join us for the 7th running of the Bhutan International Marathon! Bhutan is a special place. Less well-known, and far less visited than neighboring Nepal, Bhutan is a land of pristine Himalayan peaks, welcoming people, a carbon-positive footprint, and a unique sect of Buddhism. To visit this magical kingdom, travelers must obtain a visa from the Bhutanese government, which welcomes discerning visitors to tread lightly, protecting the environment and respecting their unique culture.
Do you want to run a trail race in the Himalayas? Join runners for a 25k or 50k race in Bhutan, visit the largest festival in the country, then hike the wild Rodungla trek in remote eastern Bhutan. You will visit monasteries and dzongs, explore a very remote corner of the country, see the traditional crafts of Bhutan, and hike to the Tiger’s Nest. This is an adventure-filled trip that should not be missed.
On this trip, you join runners from around Bhutan for the 5th Laya Run. The 25 km trail race kicks off the start of the Royal Highland Festival, a celebration of Bhutan’s rich traditions in this remote corner of the country. There are no roads to Laya. If you don’t run, you will hike. Visiting Laya is just a couple days within the much larger trip. You will visit monasteries and dzongs, explore a very remote corner of the country, enjoy hot springs, see the traditional crafts of Bhutan, and hike to the Tiger’s Nest. This is an unforgettable trip in a stunning country.