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Rumble in the Jungle

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Sri Lanka
Event type:
MTB Stage
Entries open:
Event dates:
9 Jun 2019 - 5 day event
Event has happened for this year
Race Organiser:
Mountain Biking Worldwide
Race Director:
Phil Evans

Rumble in the Jungle

Rumble in the Jungle – Sri Lanka’s premier mountain bike stage race, takes riders from hot and humid jungles, through mountain hugging tea plantations and across the islands highest plateau. Along the way riders will need to wade across rivers, ride through dense jungle, which is home to wild elephants, leopards and snakes, tackle 10000+m climbs and negotiate bone clattering rocky descents.
Via a network of rarely traveled off road trails,Rumble in the Jungle takes riders through the diverse terrain and climate unique to Sri Lanka. Intense humidity, leeches, baking sun, torrential rain, mud, sand, rock and over 7000m of ascent combine to make this race the adventure of a lifetime, on one of the World’s most idyllic islands.


Weather conditions

Hot and humid, possible strong winds and tropical downpours, cooler at a higher altitude

Season: Summer

Route Information



Terrain. Jungle single track. Rocky tea plantation trails. River crossings. Canal paths. High mountain plateaus.

Technical Rating:

Stage details

River deep, Mountain High
Lipton’s Loop
Getting High
Big gears and chamois cream
Hard as Knuckles

Entry Fee details

Entry pp R21,219 to / USD: $1795

Included in entry fee Luxury coach transfer from Negombo to Kuda Oya (approx 6 hour) 1 night in 3*+ hotel in Kuda Oya 2 nights in 3*+ hotel in Haputale 1 night in 3*+ hotel in Nuwara Eliya 1 night in a 3* hotel in Mahiyangana 1 night of luxury camping at Rangiri Dambulla Resort Set breakfast June 10th to 15th and evening meal June 9th to 14th inclusive Transfer of luggage between each stage Water stations with, bottled water, fruits etc Physical and GPS route marking Full medical support by qualified doctors Bike wash facilities Bike mechanic (services to be paid for) Massage services (to be paid for) Luxury coach transfer from Dambulla to Negombo Prize giving ceremony and after race party on 14th Prize money and trophies (to be announced) Finishers t-shirts, medals and certificates

Race reviews
The race comprised 4 stages. Each stage wound its way through tea plantations, dense jungle, mountaintop villages, exposed hillsides and manic, traffic-filled roads. Each stage was very strenuous and we seemed to spend all morning climbing – add to that the incredibly hot and quite often humid weather, the amazing curry (for every meal if you, like me, were daft enough) and incredibly efficient organisation and you’ve got everything you need for a truly memorable week’s racing. Totally immersed in the race, all the rider needs to do is race, eat and sleep. Brilliant.
July 2016, Jason Miles - 2016 competitor

The sun was beating down and it was boiling 38c. The humidity was 80% it was going to be a tough day.
June 2016 - San Kapil - 2016 competitor

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