If racing in Nepal does not tickle your fancy then take a look at Glacier 360, the first international XC marathon (yes, marathon!) stage race held in Iceland.
The multi-stage marathon would see riders take on 290 kilometres of riding in just three days across the beautiful Icelandic highlands surrounding the Langjökull Glacier, in the midst of the summer season.
The race will start at the Geysir hot springs, making its way across the black volcanic sands and dropping into the pure green valleys underneath the glacier- until finally reaching the finishing point on top of the 32 meter high Gullfoss waterfall.
Registration opens on January 15th with the event itself starting on August 16th and coming to an end on the 19th of the same month.
It may be a lot of riding, but afternoons and evenings can be spent sampling the soothing Icelandic geothermal pools (and of course there’s a big party at the end of it all).
More and info on the race and registration can be found here at the Glacier 360 website.