Happy New Year and welcome to the Road to 24k Challenge! For the next 6 weeks we are going to try to take you from a 5k ride all the way up to a 24k ride. Each week 3 or 4 rides will be added to the challenge and as you complete this program you will grow your endurance and see the world!
Ride 1: Turkey
The first ride on your way to 24k takes place in Turkey! The beautiful coastlines and bustling cities offer a trip into a place that is filled with enchanting architecture and bright ocean views. This should be a nice easy 5k and take about 10 minutes. Try to keep going at a steady pace and make it all the way through!
The Black Sea
This 5km ride takes place along the Black Sea. Take in the beautiful coasts throughout this quick ride through Turkey. With the majority of the ride taking place across the beaches of this area of the country, you’ll get plenty of chances to take in the marvels of the Black Sea. The northern coast of Turkey runs along this epic body of water and offers incredible beaches throughout the shoreline.
About halfway through this quick ride along the Turkish coastline, you’ll encounter the Doğa Plajı. This beach is particularly picturesque and features crystal clear blue ocean water and pristine beaches to enjoy as you get your workout.
Özlüce Köyü Liman.Zarbana
As you continue on this challenge ride through Turkey, you’ll come across the Özlüce Köyü Liman. Zarbana. This beach is also absolutely breathtaking and features unbelievably blue waters and pristine beaches. Take in the views of each of the incredible beaches that you’ll pass on this quick fun ride. Visitors love the incredible views and stone-free sand when they visit this particular beach.
Ride 2: Bangladesh
We’re taking you to Bangladesh for your second ride of the challenge! This is another 5k ride just to keep you moving. Depending on how you are feeling maybe increase the difficulty or pick up the pace a little on this one!
The 5km ride through this eastern area of Bangladesh takes place on the Sylhet-Moulvibazar Highway. This area also features walking trails for those who visit the country in person. With this curated ride, you’ll get to take in the sights of the beautiful, lush country from the comfort of your home.
The Bangladesh ride starts in Mogla Bazar and takes you through this area to take in the lush, green wetlands and plains. Start your ride off in this town center and get ready to take in the sights!
This ride takes place just south of the city of Sylhet. Sylhet is famous for its cane products as well as tea and fertilizer. It is one of the major cities in the country and is home to some of the wealthiest residents. It is a bustling city and stands in stark contrast to other more rural areas in the country.
Ride 3: Malta
Malta is your last ride of week 1! We have added a bit of distance but take your time through this 8k and try to finish strong!
As you make your way along this 8km curated route through beautiful Malta, you’ll come across the Victoria Lines. This British-built wall features beautiful views of the landscape and provides a route that takes you all the way down the British defensive walls. The Victoria Lines run all the way across the Malta archipelago and connect to the Dwejra Lines for further exploratory wonder. Those visiting Malta, can walk the bridge on the Victoria Lines and see the epic views from the fortress walls.
The Ta’ Ħaġrat Temples are a World Historic Site and one that you will pass on as you cycle along. These temples are kept with a monolithic entrance and rural setting that is truly amazing to take in. Sites like these seem to transport you through time and space.
The Castello Zamittello is a unique castle built in the mid-1600s. It sits on the outskirts of a small rural town and provides epic historical views of Malta.
The end of this VZfit Challenge Ride takes you to Gnejna Bay. The gorgeous waters and pristine beaches of this area attract tourists and visitors to sunbathe and swim. Take in the gorgeous views as you reach the end of this curated route through Malta.
We hope you enjoyed week 1 of our Road to 24k challenge, and continue to share your journey with our VZfit Community!