Marathon Running in Asia with Bamboo Travel

Press Release ( - BASINGSTOKE, England - Nov 16, 2016 - Participating in full and half marathons overseas has been growing in popularity in recent years, and southeast Asia has some fascinating races for keen runners.

Bamboo Travel’s Ewan Moore, a keen runner and sub three-hour Marathon man, has researched the main events in Asia and is encouraging customers to pack their Nike’s and to participate in races alongside a tailor-made holiday. Here are his main recommendations…

The 21st annual Angkor Wat International Half Marathon will take place on 4 December.  The race takes place around one of the world’s most incredible archaeological sites and the temples of Angkor, and it raises money for victims of land mines in Cambodia.  Bamboo Travel offers a choice of eight different itineraries including the 11-day Highlights of Cambodia which costs from £2095 pp.

Taking place during the third week of November every year, the Bangkok Marathon has aid stations manned by enthusiastic volunteers handing out slices of watermelon and spicy Thai snacks to runners!   An early night is highly recommended as the race starts at 2am to avoid the heat!   Bamboo Travel has six recommended itineraries including the 16-day Alternative Thailand costing from £2450 pp.

The Great Wall of China is one of the world’s most iconic monuments and the Great Wall Marathon takes place in May.  Running along the wall, the marathon involves challenging climbs and 5164 steps. If the full marathon sounds a bit too tough, then there is also the option of a Half Marathon or 8.5 km fun run.  Bamboo Travel offers 19 different tours including the 12-day China Highlights ( costing from £2795 pp.

With over 300,000 runners, the long standing Tokyo Marathon is considered one of the six world marathon ‘majors’, and the next one will take place on 26th February 2017. A fine time of year to plan a wider tour of Japan, Bamboo Travel recommends three itineraries including the 13-day Classic Japan ( The holiday costs from £2795 pp.

If you are a competent runner at the very peak of your powers, the Mt Kinabalu Climbathon in Borneo might be the challenge you’ve been waiting for – scaling South East Asia’s highest mountain in just a few hours – only the super fit need apply!  Bamboo Travel has 11 tours including the 12-day North Borneo Explorer which costs from £2525 pp.

All prices quoted are based on two people sharing a room and include international flights, accommodation, some meals (see individual itineraries for detail), activities, road transfers and tours on a private basis, and private, English-speaking guides.

For further information on Bamboo Travel’s holidays, call 020 7720 9285 (

Bamboo Travel offers holiday itineraries to Tibet, China, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, the Philippines, Indonesia, Borneo, Malaysia, Japan, Mongolia, Sri Lanka, Taiwan and Bhutan.  Every trip can be tailored depending on personal requirements.

Source : Bamboo Travel
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