The 2018 Tour de Timor will be a five day event starting and finishing in Dili.
Over the five days riders can expect over 10,000 meters vertical ascents, visiting some of the most dramatic mountain ranges the country has to offer.
The 2018 course is set to be a much more dynamic race, including single track elements as well as some of the most aggressive descents in the Tour de Timor’s history.
For the second time there will be two “loop” days, allowing cyclists to keep their tents in position for two nights, which should allow participants to relax and explore more on arrival at evening locations.
For Timor-Leste / East Timor, sport is not just an exercise with social and health benefits, but a crucial tool in peace-building, youth engagement, education, gender equity and economic development. In this way, the TdT is not just a world-class sporting event, It is also key to the well-being and livelihoods of the people of Asia’s newest nation.
There is no doubt that sport has historically played an important and diverse role in virtually every society. More recently, sport has received more formal recognition by governments, the UN, international agencies, NGOs and civil society, as a vital tool in realizing a range of community development, economic and social goals. International dialogue and major policy developments have seen Sport for Development & Peace become a major theme on the international development agenda. Governments around the world are incorporating sport into their national agendas.
Date: 4th to 8th September 2018
Event Type: MTB (Competitive)
Location: Dili, Timor-Leste
Registration Opens: 16th October 2017
Start Time: 7.45am - 9:30am
Last Day for Registration: 1st August 2018
Airport pickups included, we'll help you with your transport to Timor Lodge (HQ) or other hotel.
▪ Mechanical support
▪ Medical support
▪ Full route marking
▪ Water stations with ice every 25kms
▪ Electronic chip timing
▪ Bike wash facilities
▪ T-shirt & medal
▪ Event photography
George S Paterson
2011, 2012, 2015, 2017
Grey Panthers Team
Hendry Cycle Co
2010 to 2017
John Da Costa
2009 & 2017
Salta Pocinhas V
2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017
12 - 12
All meals during Tour
Access to all campsite facilities & amenities
Transport of all luggage during the Tour
TdT branded knicks or bib shorts
TdT branded backpack, cap, t-shirt plus other goodies
Airport pick up & transport to TdT HQ at Timor Lodge
Storage of bike boxes/bags
Access to discounted accommodation in Dili for pre & post Tour
No need to carry a tent from home. TdT crew will set up your allocated tent and sleeping mat in each campsite. No need for set up or pack down.
Your jersey will be ready and waiting for collection on Monday 3rd September at TdT HQ
Your mug will be ready and waiting for collection on Monday 3rd September at TdT HQ. Traditionally one of our most popular items. Don't miss out!!
Red Carpet Special ($120AU)
Tour de Timor Jersey ($70AU)
Tour de timor mugs ($10AU)
Do I have to carry my own tent & equipment?
No, these will be transported in trucks organized by TdT team. The night before the Tour starts, all your gear will be placed at designated drop off point in Dili for transport to the first Campsite. On days 3 & 5 you will need to place your gear at designated drop off point in campsite for transport to the next location. For days 2 & 4, there is no need for pack down or transport as you will be returning to the same campsite.
Red Carpet Special: For just $120AU per person the Tour de Timor team provide tent and sleeping mat which will be set up and waiting for your arrival in Aileu and Maliana campsites. Available with registration.
What are the road conditions like?
Great for mountain bike riders, is the short answer! Many of the roads, particularly are 4wd only dirt roads or broken bitumen. It will be slow going for all vehicles other then mountain bikes.
What time does the race start each day?
7am is the standard start time, although it is subject to change due
to weather/road conditions. It is likely that Day 2 & 4 will have an earlier start (to avoid heat of the day) as there will be no need for packdown of tents since riders will be returning to the same campsite.
Do I have to cook my own meals?
No, you don’t. Meals will be provided during the Tour from Tuesday lunch through til Saturday breakfast and costs are covered through your registration fee.
What is in each campsite?
Camping area, washrooms, toilets, kitchen, dining area (usually outdoors), medical facilities, physio area, bike mechanics, info booth.
4th to 8th SEPTEMBER
Tour de Timor
Tour de Timor 2018 Refund Policy
o Until 30 April 2018: Full refund less $100AU administration fee
o 1 May to 30 June 2018: 75% refund of registration fees
o 1 July to 31 July 2018: 50% refund of registration fees
o Beyond 1 August 2018: 25% refund of registration fees
Circumstances beyond the registered riders control will be taken into account at time of application for refund. All refund requests should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org submit any documentation/evidence with your refund request.
For refund of flights, please contact the airline involved and it will be at their discretion as to whether a refund is possible.
In the event of cancellation of the event by Tour de Timor 2018 Organising Committee then all registration fees will be refunded, less 5% administration fee.
All registration fees online are listed in Australian Dollars.
Rider registration fees increased in keeping with the cost of running the event. With the departure of the United Nations & their infrastructure at the end of 2012, we are having to rely more on the private sector to support the Tour and that of course costs more. We are confident that pricing is on par with similar events in neighbouring countries and in fact we are at the cheaper end of spectrum.
Included in that rego fee is all meals during Tour de Timor (from Tuesday lunch to Saturday breakfast) as well as transport of all rider gear during the event week as well as campsite facilities such as toilets and showers.