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Malnad Ultra - 13 Oct 2018

Malnad Ultra - 13 Oct 2018 (MUM04)

Country Visited: India
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  • Running
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Escape the concrete jungle and sprint this trail through some of the most enchanting & nicely challenging terrain along the Western Ghats that one can imagine. Certified by the International Trail Running Association & a UTBM qualifier, this marathon is organised on the less trodden coffee estates & forested areas of the Malnad region in Kemmanagudi, Chickmagalur, in the state of Karnataka. With historic treasures of over 150 years, this region is home to over 100 plant species and 50 rare animal species like the migratory median Egret.

Apart from bird watching, you can also feast your eyes on the Malabar flying squirrels, Porcupines and other small animals.


Day 1
12th Oct, Fri – Arrive Open or Close

On arrival, our representative at the Birur Train Station will receive you and guide you to your hotel. Depending on where you're staying - Ballavara or Kadur - the drive from Birur to the hotel will take between 20 and 45 minutes through some of the gorgeous flora of the region.
You have the remainder of the day at leisure to spend as you please.
All runners are cordially invited for a pre-race dinner arranged by the organisers, this will give you a great opportunity to interact with fellow runners and maybe even exchange notes.
Meals: Lunch

Day 2
13th Oct, Sat – Race Day! Open or Close

Race Day is finally here!
A majority of the Malnad Ultra course is within privately owned coffee plantations adjacent to the Bhadra Wildlife Reserve in Karnataka, you will get a single-loop, all trail experience.
Transfers from the hotel to the race venue have been arranged for you.
Meals: Dinner

Day 3
14th Oct, Sun – Depart Open or Close

Having ticked this off-beat once in a lifetime race off your list, it’s time to head to the Birur station for your train back home, the transfer has been arranged for you.
Do ask us for customizations or extensions for your trip to stick around to explore some more!
Meals: Breakfast



Important: Please note that runners booking accommodation after 18.06.2018 will be staying in Kadur which is 45 minutes away from Birur and 1.5 hours away from the race start.    
For Kadur accommodation, please book train tickets to Kadur. You will be collected from Kadur station and transferred to your hotel. 
Runners who have booked accommodation before 18.06.2018 will be staying in Balvara. 

Dates & Prices

Inclusions & Exclusions


  • 02 nights accommodation on twin share basis including hotel taxes.
  • 01 Lunch, 01 Dinner and 01 Breakfast
  • Return transfers from Birur Railway Station or Bus Stand


  • The exact inclusions on your trip are detailed on every trip page.
  • Typically, the cost of flights, visas, passport, insurance is not included in the tour price unless stated otherwise.
  • Any meals not mentioned as included are at your own expense.
  • Single rooms, optional tours and extra nights cost extra.
  • Tips for drivers, guides and tour managers is not included in your tour price.
  • Arrival and departure transfers may or may not be included in your tour price – this is clearly stated on the trip page.
  • Excess baggage, porterage, laundry, phone calls, alcoholic beverages are considered personal expenses and not included in your tour price.
  • GST, VAT and other taxes as applicable in your country are additional to the tour price.

Terms & Conditions

Important: Please note that runners booking accommodation after 18.06.2018 will be staying in Kadur which is 45 minutes away from Birur and 1.5 hours away from the race start.    
Registration form is required to confirm services. Full payment is needed for travel documents to be sent.  
Cancellation are not permitted.
Amendments are not possible after 10th September. Booking is not refundable, however it is transferable.
Single rooms are not available due to limited supply of rooms. All bookings are subject to availability at the time of booking. The Active Holiday Company  terms and conditions apply.


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Overall score:

(Based on 67 reviews)


    Oct 2018

    Best Ultra trail marathon

    Active holiday company...best in delivering it ... would like to book more trips with u...

    Tips for future travellers for this trip

    Best value for money...they look after your food ... accommodation... travel... company s volunteer r good..they guide u...

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    Ranger camp. Best hotel..neat ...
    . clean...Good food

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    Oct 2018

    Malnad Ultra - Better planning needed

    i ran 110km and im not a good runner, so travelling 2 hours before and after the race was very difficult.
    if you had kept all the 50k runners at kadur, we 110k guys wouldnt have had to travel so much after running almost 24hours. Also you could have avoided that early morning trip to kadur.

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