Tour of Karnataka (TOK) is a cycling event which takes place every year spanning 4 days and covering 450+kms towards the end of November. What started out to be a pure cycling event has turned into so much more over the years!
My cycling journey started 4 years ago and I got introduced to TOK during one of our group rides with team Cadence90. The thought of touring various regions on a cycle was really exciting and scary at the same time having never ridden back to back for 4 days. Sure enough, I signed up and this was a fantastic experience riding various terrains from Western Ghats to Coastal regions across Chikmagalur, Kumta to Dandeli/Ganeshgudi. This was the 4th edition of TOK and I ended up taking up part in the 5th edition as well.
Fast forward a couple of years, it was TOK7 and I was not going to miss this year. I signed up as soon as it was announced. Before, I write about my experience with the latest edition which I was procrastinating, here’s the teaser to the documentary which gave me the push to start the travelogue.
Tour Stats :
Total Distance: 473kms
Elevation Gain: 5690m
Duration: 4 days
As a training event a month before the tour, a 100K ride near the Turahalli Forest, Kanakapura road was organized. The training event was a difficult circuit with continuous rolling terrain. This was an assessment ride to me […]