• Date
    8 - 11 October 2020
  • Location
    Chiang Rai, Thailand

Hero Thailand Nature's charm

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  • Date
    8 - 11 October 2020
  • Location
    Chiang Rai, Thailand

Asia's first and incredibly inspirational mountain bike marathon

Location (icon)
Chiang Rai, Thailand

Chiang Rai is a well-known destination in northern Thailand and will host the event from 8 to 11 October 2020. The town is a tourist destination thanks to its many attractions, including places of Buddhist worship, and where the White Temple of Wat Rong Khun stands out for its fame and beauty. The temple has become an icon of Chiang Rai for its beautiful whiteness of colour, and which expresses the purity of the Buddha. However, it will be the nature of the landscape which will certainly impress the bikers, who will cycle their marathon in the rainforest around Chiang Rai.


The temperature at CHIANG RAI in October is between 21°-30°C. As it coincides with the beginning of autumn, expect some rain.

Experience Chiang Rai
Courses (icon)
62 km and 1,200 hm | 30 km and 400 hm

The HERO route in CHIANG RAI starts close to the city of Chiang Rai and develops along the mountains of CHIANG RAI for a length of 62 km and about 1,200 metres in elevation gain. Trails are mainly on dirt road of red soil, submerged in a canopy of lush, green nature unspoilt by mankind. Bikers cycle alongside rice, banana, pineapple and mango plantations and through small villages where agriculture is the main trade. Another shorter route (30 km and 400 m elevation gain) will also be available for anyone wanting to experience what it feels like to bike in the rainforest. However, only competing in the 62 km race will qualify you to take part in the HWS circuit. The HERO Village is set up at the departure and arrival area and is where the HERO Thailand Bike Festival takes place.

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from 8 to 11 October 2020

The HERO THAI Bike Festival, from 8 to 11 October 2020, a four-day long programme packed with exciting events and features to delight all the participants as well as their families and friends.

THURSDAY 08th October
10.00 - 20.00 HERO Village

Women's lounge

Bike excursions

17.00 - 19.00 HERO Fashion night

Presentation of the race teams

HERO Fashion show

HERO party
FRIDAY 09th October
10.00 - 17.00 HERO Village

Women's lounge

Bike excursions

17.00 - 18.00 HERO Kids
SATURDAY 10th October 2020
09.00 - 16.00 HERO Thailand MTB marathon
16.00 - 17.00 HERO Award Ceremony
SUNDAY 11th October 2020
09.00 - 16.00 Site visit Chiang Rai
* You can reach the HERO Village using our transfer service or directly by bike accompanied by trained local guides. Adults and children can also rent bikes (subject to availability). The HERO Village features technical assistance for your mtb, which includes a check of the bike's overall working condition: cycle in complete safety.
Kids (icon)
Hero kids
Little champs dream to become HEROes

The HERO Thailand KIDS 2020 is a non-agonistic race for children from 4 to 12 years of age. The race is intended to allow youngsters who are already dreaming of one day becoming a real HERO to take part in a mountain bike race especially for them, and to experience the HERO mood. The route is not particularly demanding and it is around Chiang Rai.


On Friday 09 October 2020 at 5 pm in Chiang Rai.


All kids between 4 and 12 years of age are welcome to take part in this race.
Maximum number of participants is 200 kids.
Registration fee: 700 THB – 21,00 €
The fee includes a race package with a HERO Kids 2020 jersey, and a HERO Kids cap - nice souvenirs of a unique event for your young ones.

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Expo & Demo
Stands of all the event partners

On Thursday 8 and Friday 9 October 2020, the HERO Village will be crowded with stands of all the event partners. It is a space dedicated to the mountain bike and its ongoing evolution. Here you have the chance to test all the new products and accessories of the bike world.

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HERO Prizes 2020
the HERO Great Finale

On Saturday 10 October 2020 at 4 pm the HERO Award Ceremony will take place: an unforgettable event during which we will celebrate the achievements of all champions.
Prizes will be awarded on stage, with the trophy and a total prizemoney worthy of such a race as the HERO, the first three elites in the category "overall" male and the first three women to have completed the 62 kilometre route.
Also, in the “Cycling / Hobbies” category, the first three men and women in the “overall” ranking who will have competed on the course will be awarded on stage.
Moreover, in addition to the “overall”, also the top three of all the other categories will have prizes reserved for them, and which they will be able to collect at the race office.

Cash prizes (62 km – Overall Men & Women – License)
1° rank 3.000 $
2° rank 1.800 $
3° rank 1.000 $
4° rank 500 $
5° rank 450 $
6° rank 400 $
7° rank 350 $
8° rank 300 $
9° rank 250 $
10° rank 150 $
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Hero Thailand 2020


HERO Thai MTB Marathon 2020
Saturday 10 October 2020 – Chiang Rai – Thailand


Thailand resident

  • 2.000 THB for enrolment by 31.01.2020
  • 2.400 THB for enrolment from 01.02.2020 to 30.06.2020
  • 2.700 THB for enrolment from 01.07.2020 to 09.10.2020

Not Thailand resident

  • 90,00 € for enrolment by 31.01.2020
  • 100,00 € for enrolment from 01.02.2020 to 30.06.2020
  • 110,00 € for enrolment from 01.07.2020 to 09.10.2020


  • 1.000 THB - 30,00 €
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Accommodation & Transfer
Accomodation (image)

We are happy to recommend high-quality, partner hotels in CHIANG RAI at affordable prices. We also offer transfers from and to CHIANG RAI airport to the hotels, as well as transfers from the accommodation to the HERO Village (bike-transport included). Book your plane ticket directly with Thai Airways, favourite airline of HERO Thai.

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Chiang Rai - Thailand
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