Sample Itineraries

Based on our experience, we are providing these tips and some sample itineraries for you to plan your logistics. Please plan well in advance to ensure that you have a good experience. Our event is held in a remote area and you will find it very difficult to solve for travel and accommodation without prior preparation.

  1. Create a group runners so that you can share transport and accommodation and enjoy the experience together.
  2. Plan to carpool to location and share your accommodation
  3. Enjoy the event and drive back together! This means runners of shorter distances like 30K need to hang around the Finish area until their group finishes.
  4. Please plan on reaching your homestay before 5 p.m. This is for your own safety as it is very difficult to navigate these roads in poor networks once it is dark. In any case, it is always recommended to get a good night’s rest before the event
  5. This is a remote area and you will find it difficult to hire local transport. It is best to bring your own vehicle or a long-term rental over two days so that you don’t have to worry about local transport
  6. Please note that the Kaimara Checkpost  has time and other restrictions. Long vehicles having more than 30 seats (like buses) will not be allowed past this point. If you are a large group, please hire a mini-bus or Tempo Travellers to come to the event.
Bangalore to Bangalore (round-trip by road)

Please consider signing up for a package that is offered by Active Holidays. It will have a similar itinerary to this one.

Friday, November 25, 2022
  1. Depart from Bangalore by 7:00 a.m to avoid traffic (expect to reach your homestay near event location between 1-2 p.m. Most homestays provide lunch in their package, so you should be able to get lunch at your homestay).
  2. Stop for breakfast between Kunigal and C.R Patna on NH 75. There are plenty of options on the highway
  3. Continue via Hassan by-pass via Belur to Chikmangalur
  4. Stop and try a Masala Goli Soda between Hasan and Belur!
  5. From Chikmangalur, continue towards Kaimara
  6. Stop and collect your Bib near Kaimara (Map Location)
  7. Reach your homestay and rest well. Prepare to leave by 4:00 a.m next day
Saturday, November 26, 2022 (Event Day)
  1. Wake up early. You will need at least 1.5 hours to reach our Start Area from Attigundi. Please come to Attigundi and follow road signs that we will provide. DO NOT FOLLOW GOOGLE MAPS
  2. Plan on reaching Start Area between 6:00 – 6:15 a.m. Since this is at least a 90 minute drive from Attigundi, you will have to plan departure from your homestay accordingly. Please do not attempt to overtake on this stretch. The road is narrow and it is best to follow single-lane.
  3. Reach Start Area Parking by 5:45 – 6:00 a.m and walk 10-15 minutes to Start Area
  4. Get a hot breakfast, your pre-race routine, deposit your bags at the baggage counter and get ready for your race
  5. Enjoy the event and plan on returning as a group to your homestay in the evening or late night (100K runners). Hot lunch is available in the Finish area for all runners.
Sunday, November 27, 2022 Drive back to Bangalore
Mangalore to Mangalore (round-trip by road)
Friday, November 25, 2022
  1. Participants coming from Kerala and other west-coast locations should consider this option
  2. Depart from Mangalore by 8:00 a.m to avoid traffic (expect to reach your homestay near event location between 1-2 p.m. Most homestays provide lunch in their package, so you should be able to get lunch at your homestay).
  3. Drive on NH 73 via Charmady to Chikmangalur
  4. From Chikmangalur, continue towards Kaimara
  5. Stop and collect your Bib near Kaimara (Map Location)
  6. Reach your homestay and rest well. Prepare to leave by 4:00 a.m next day
Saturday, November 26, 2022 (Event Day)
  1. Wake up early. You will need at least 1.5 hours to reach our Start Area from Attigundi. Please come to Attigundi and follow road signs that we will provide. DO NOT FOLLOW GOOGLE MAPS
  2. Plan on reaching Start Area between 6:00 – 6:15 a.m. Since this is at least a 90 minute drive from Attigundi, you will have to plan departure from your homestay accordingly. Please do not attempt to overtake on this stretch. The road is narrow and it is best to follow single-lane.
  3. Reach Start Area Parking by 5:45 – 6:00 a.m and walk 10-15 minutes to Start Area
  4. Get a hot breakfast, your pre-race routine, deposit your bags at the baggage counter and get ready for your race
  5. Enjoy the event and plan on returning as a group to your homestay in the evening or late night (100K runners). Hot lunch is available in the Finish area for all runners.
Sunday, November 27, 2022 Drive back to Mangalore
International and Domestic Air Travellers
Thursday, November 24th, 2022
  1. Arrive in Bangalore in the evening and stay in one of the hotels around Bangalore Airport (BLR). There are plenty of options for all budgets.
  2. Hire a Cab/Taxi to drive to our event location the next day

We will be happy to assist international participants plan their Malnad Ultra experience. Please reach out to us via email well in advance and we can help you with your itinerary.

Friday, November 25, 2022
  1. Depart from Bangalore by 7:00 a.m to avoid traffic (expect to reach your homestay near event location between 1-2 p.m. Most homestays provide lunch in their package, so you should be able to get lunch at your homestay).
  2. Stop for breakfast between Kunigal and C.R Patna on NH 75. There are plenty of options on the highway
  3. Continue via Hassan by-pass via Belur to Chikmangalur
  4. Stop and try a Masala Goli Soda between Hasan and Belur!
  5. From Chikmangalur, continue towards Kaimara
  6. Stop and collect your Bib near Kaimara (Map Location)
  7. Reach your homestay and rest well. Prepare to leave by 4:00 a.m next day
Saturday, November 26, 2022 (Event Day)
  1. Wake up early. You will need at least 1.5 hours to reach our Start Area from Attigundi. Please come to Attigundi and follow road signs that we will provide. DO NOT FOLLOW GOOGLE MAPS
  2. Plan on reaching Start Area between 6:00 – 6:15 a.m. Since this is at least a 90 minute drive from Attigundi, you will have to plan departure from your homestay accordingly. Please do not attempt to overtake on this stretch. The road is narrow and it is best to follow single-lane.
  3. Reach Start Area Parking by 5:45 – 6:00 a.m and walk 10-15 minutes to Start Area
  4. Get a hot breakfast, your pre-race routine, deposit your bags at the baggage counter and get ready for your race
  5. Enjoy the event and plan on returning as a group to your homestay in the evening or late night (100K runners). Hot lunch is available in the Finish area for all runners.
Sunday, November 27, 2022 Drive back to Bangalore. You can plan on return flights after 5 p.m from Bangalore. Most international flights depart late in the night
Domestic Rail Travel
Please consider signing up for a package that is offered by Active Holidays for participants arriving in Birur.

Friday, November 25th, 2022
  1. Arrive in Birur Junction (RRB). Birur is well connected from all parts of India.
  2. Hire a cab/taxi at the railway station for two full days
  3. Travel by road to Kaimara. There are two routes, one via Chikmangalur and one via Halehole. Rely on your driver’s local knowledge and preference to decide which route. Both are similar in distance and time
  4. Stop and collect your Bib near Kaimara (Map Location)
  5. Reach your homestay and rest well. Prepare to leave by 4:00 a.m next day
Saturday, November 26, 2022 (Event Day)
  1. Wake up early. You will need at least 1.5 hours to reach our Start Area from Attigundi. Please come to Attigundi and follow road signs that we will provide. DO NOT FOLLOW GOOGLE MAPS
  2. Plan on reaching Start Area between 6:00 – 6:15 a.m. Since this is at least a 90 minute drive from Attigundi, you will have to plan departure from your homestay accordingly. Please do not attempt to overtake on this stretch. The road is narrow and it is best to follow single-lane.
  3. Reach Start Area Parking by 5:45 – 6:00 a.m and walk 10-15 minutes to Start Area
  4. Get a hot breakfast, your pre-race routine, deposit your bags at the baggage counter and get ready for your race
  5. Enjoy the event and plan on returning as a group to your homestay in the evening or late night (100K runners). Hot lunch is available in the Finish area for all runners.
Sunday, November 27, 2022 Drive back to Bangalore. You can plan on return flights after 5 p.m from Bangalore. Most international flights depart late in the night