Classic Run

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December 28, 2020
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Trip Details

The Rickshaw challenge CLASSIC RUN will follow a route through Tamil Nadu in South-eastern India. With your intrepid team of challengers, you will pilot a 7-stage course that will take you on journey of almost 1,000 kilometres (roughly 590 miles). Your autorickshaw will traverse a wide multitude of roads and changing weather through the exotic Indian countryside.

10 Days

Chennai to Trivandrum, 950 km

28/12/2020 to 06/01/2021

Max. 25 teams

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Basic €1480

Hotel Not Included

Standard €2750

Hotel Included

Deluxe €3170

Hotel Included

General Services

Auto Rickshaw
Luggage Truck Service
Medical Kit
Tool Box
Navigational sheet
Event Shirt
Sim Card
On-Rickshaw WiFi
Hotel Package
Breakfast
Airport Pick up
Storage of valuables
Mobile Phone
Road Map
Event Cap
Team T-shirts
Airport Drop

Vehicle Maintenance

Overnight Checkup: Team Pays for Parts and Labor
On the Road Service: Team Pays for Parts and Labor
Breakage: Team Pays for broken parts/fittings

Pimping

Dynamo horn

Deposit: We ask for a 1000 Euro deposit on each Rickshaw which may sound pricey but provides ample deterrent against event participants wrapping their new transport around the nearest tree for the sheer hell of it (we have found). The deposit also acts as an expense account for any repairs that need doing along the way that some of our more adventurous packages don’t cover.

General Services

Auto Rickshaw
Luggage Truck Service
Medical Kit
Tool Box
Navigational sheet
Event Shirt
Sim Card
On-Rickshaw WiFi
Hotel Package
Breakfast
Airport Pick up
Storage of valuables
Mobile Phone
Road Map
Event Cap
Team T-shirts
Airport Drop

Vehicle Maintenance

Overnight Checkup: Team pays for Parts, labour free
On the Road Service: Team pays for Parts, labour free
Breakage: Team Pays for Broken parts/fittings

Pimping

Budget entertainment package
Budget painting package
Musical horn
Water bottle holder
DC out 

Deposit: We ask for a 1000 Euro deposit on each Rickshaw which may sound pricey but provides ample deterrent against event participants wrapping their new transport around the nearest tree for the sheer hell of it (we have found). The deposit also acts as an expense account for any repairs that need doing along the way that some of our more adventurous packages don’t cover.

General Services

Auto Rickshaw
Luggage Truck Service
Medical Kit
Tool Box
Navigational sheet
Event Shirt
Sim Card
On-Rickshaw WiFi
Hotel Package
Breakfast
Airport Pick up
Storage of valuables
Mobile Phone
Road Map
Event Cap
Team T-shirts
Airport Drop

Vehicle Maintenance

Overnight Checkup: Fully Covered
On the Road Service: Fully Covered
Breakage: Fully Covered

Pimping

Standard entertainment package
Extreme painting package
Musical horn
Water bottle holder
DC out 
Comfortable Seats
New Tyres and Tubes

Deposit: We ask for a 1000 Euro deposit on each Rickshaw which may sound pricey but provides ample deterrent against event participants wrapping their new transport around the nearest tree for the sheer hell of it (we have found). The deposit also acts as an expense account for any repairs that need doing along the way that some of our more adventurous packages don’t cover.

What to Expect

The original and best, the Rickshaw Challenge Classic Run is the ultimate mixture of machine and mayhem on three-wheels as you journey through Southern India in one of our lovable Rickshaws on an adventure that will provide an experience you’ll never forget. You’ll journey from the Bay of Bengal to the Arabian Sea via some of the most breathtaking places the world has to offer on one of the greatest adventures still possible.

At speeds that allow you to savor the experience and revel in the culture and history of the Tamil Nadu region, the Classic Run is an adventure in India like no other and at the helm of your trusty auto rickshaw you’ll see some of the most breathtaking scenery, amazing ancient monuments, and wondrous sights India has on offer as you traverse the most magical country in the world.

Whilst you’re free to see what you want on the Classic Run, and getting where you’re going is definitely half the fun, you will be passing through some amazing places that we recommend you don’t miss out on!

Cities visited: Chennai, Puducherry, Thanjavur, Madurai, Tuticorin, Rajapalayam, Kanyakumari, Trivandrum

  • Pay your respect at Shore Temple, one of the oldest temples in Southern India.
  • Visit Mahamaham Tank, one of the largest temple tanks in Tamil Nadu.
  • Admire the 33 000 sculptures of Meenakshi Amman Temple in Madurai.
  • See Krishna’s Butter Ball, a giant balancing rock.
  • Visit a tropical fruit farm.
  • Get lucky and meet some sloth bears and jungle cats at Neyyar Dam.
  • Watch the sunset over the most southern point of mainland India.
Itinerary

Day 1 (28-Dec-20)Practice in Chennai

Meet your rickshaw, learn to drive it and give it a spin! Full instruction and safety tips given so that even a novice can master this iconic little vehicle and be confident at the controls.

Day 2 (29-Dec-20)Chennai to Pondicherry, 146 km

Complete the challenge of getting out of Chennai, and cruise your trusty three-wheeled steed down the Coromandel Coast of the Bay of Bengal right up to the famous seaside city of Pondicherry.

Day 3 (30-Dec-20)Pondicherry to Thanjavur, 177 km

Time to head inland deep into Tamil Nadu’s land of temples, allowing you to travel back in time experiencing the vibrant history of India as you head towards Thanjavur, home to one of the Great Living Chola Temples.

Day 4 (31-Dec-20)Thanjavur to Madurai, 207 km

Spend New Year’s Eve getting to one of the biggest parties in India as you arrive in Madurai with its stunning temples, amazing atmosphere and get to see in the start of a brand New Year in the Athens Of The East.

Day 5 (1-Jan-21)Rest day in Madurai

Take the day off from racing around to recover from the festivities of the night before with a leisurely day in the streets of Madurai including a visit to the simply unforgettable Meenakshi Amman Temple.

Day 6 (2-Jan-21)Madurai to Rajapalayam, 95 km

A drive to the beautiful city of Rajapalaym famous for its cotton mills, hills, falls and forest.

Day 7 (3-Jan-21)Rajapalayam to Tuticorin, 130 km

Cruise down the coast road to the glorious city of Tuticorin home to a thriving fishing industry and which is famous across the world for its highly skilled pearl divers and the treasures they collect.

Day 8 (4-Jan-21)Activities in Tuticorin

See a side of Tamil Nadu well and truly off the tourist track as our local knowledge gives you a unique experience leading from shore-side temples to picturesque hidden away beach towns.

Day 9 (5-Jan-21)Tuticorin to Kanyakumari, 128 km

Celebrate the Tamil harvest festival of Pongal on a real-life tropical fruit plantation. Learn to cook traditional Pongal fare, how to create Kolam and get into the spiritual essence of the season!

Day 10 (6-Jan-21)Kanyakumari to Trivandrum, 70 km

Head for the state capital Trivandrum to finish off your journey in style through the beauty of Kerala in time for the Classic Run’s traditional closing ceremony and one of our famous after-event drinks parties.

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