Malnad Ultra - 6 October 2017

Country Visited: India
Days Grading Style Activities Price from
  • Running
₹ 3085 Basic


The Malnad Ultra is going to be one of the most exciting ultra races of 2017! Organised in the less trodden coffee estates and forested areas of the Malnad region in Kemmanagundi of Chikkamagaluru District, Karnataka, this trail race goes through some of the most enchanting and nicely challenging terrains one can imagine. It is designed to provide the next-level experience for marathoners who are bored of city runs and want to graduate to the next level. The course will take you through miles of coffee plantations with majestic jungle trees such as Silver Oak, Teak, Rosewood, Pepper, Cardamom etc. Apart from the varieties of birds, one can look out for Malabar Flying Squirrels, Porcupines and other small animals.
The Malnad Ultra offers three race categories 50 Kms, 80 kms and 110 Kms and Active Holiday Company is proud to be the exclusive travel partner.


Day 1
Fri, October 06 - Arrival Open or Close

On arrival at Birur train station, you are greeted and received by our driver and transferred to the hotel in Ballavara. The drive from Birur to the hotel is approx 45 mins. After check in, spend the rest of the day at leisure. All the runners are invited for a pre-race dinner arranged by the organisers of the Malnad Ultra. Overnight stay at Ballavara.
Meals: Lunch

Day 2
Sat, October 07 - Race Day Open or Close

Today is race day. Enjoy the energy of the event as you run through some of the most enchanting and exciting terrain. All distances start at Lalbagh Estate near Ballavara. Organisers will arrange to transport you from your hotel to the start line. Breakfast has been arranged by the Malnad Ultra organisers.
Meals: Dinner

Day 3
Sun, October 08 - Departure Open or Close

After breakfast, check out of the hotel and you will be transferred to the Birur train station for your onward journey.
Meals: Breakfast



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

Registration form is required to confirm services. Full payment is needed for travel documents to be sent.  Cancellation and 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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(Based on 34 reviews)

  • Abhijit Kumar

    Oct 2017


    I think this time, the arrangements were much better than last time. Especially the fact that most of the accommodations were centered around Last Resort rather than far flung places as last time. The transfers were very punctual and no difficulties were felt at all. I liked the fact that a message for confirmation was sent for the return transfer to Birur station which was followed by a phone call as well. All in all I appreciate the efforts taken this time.

  • Ashish Kumar singh

    Oct 2017

    well organised

    The ah-ha moment on the trip

    the running track was an eyeopener

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