THE JOURNAL

Trail Running in India

May 23, 2024

The sun had long set, the hills embraced by a blanket of darkness. Critters of all kinds were making their presence felt, the canopy of stars high above gradually emerging from their shell. Through most of that winter day in January 2022, Roshan Surve had been comfortable running alone during...

Ladakh Cycling

September 26, 2023

High altitude, sub-zero temperatures, and rugged landscapes. Allow us to guide your thoughts to a long, slow, endurance cycle ride across the stunning Himalayas of Ladakh. A high-altitude bikepacking trip of sorts. That’s what Shruti Kamaths cycling trip across Ladakh entailed. Spanning over 10 days, the route started from Leh...

Active lifestyle

July 13, 2023

I took to running as a defence mechanism. A fiercely independent 20-something-year-old, I’d just moved back in with my parents. I’ve always led an active lifestyle, but this is when I discovered short bouts of exercise. Every time things got too heated, I’d put on my shoes and make a...

Athlos Trail Run Project By Roshan Surve

June 28, 2023

There is another place Roshan Surve Calls home Your browser does not support the video tag. Your browser does not support the video tag. Right through his growing years, the dusty trails of the Sahyadri mountains had been an integral part of his life. But things changed in a flash,...

Mountains. Outdoors. Odati Adventures.

May 09, 2023

A colleague once asked Jayesh Morvankar if it was possible to get from Manali to Mumbai in two days - by road and while using public transport. That’s a distance of about 1,900km that takes 34 hours of constant driving. It sounded highly improbable, but Morvankar pulled it off with...

8 Years Journey

April 20, 2023

We completed 8 years. In March 2023, Athlos completed 8 years. If you were to ask us, on some days we'd say it felt like jumping off a cliff and figuring out how to build wings on the way down.On other days we’d say it feels like a sisyphean task...

Mapping out the great Sahyadri trail!

January 04, 2023

Kuldeep Dhankar's idea of linking the Sahyadri - from the north near Panchvati to the south in Kanyakumari - draws parallels with the Pacific Crest Trail in the United States. Intrigued by the potential of the extensive mountain range, we dive further to understand the possibilites and how you can be a part of it.

Iceland, A solo Travelers Guide

February 28, 2019

Minimum 7 days, anything less than that will leave you hungry for more. Account for bad weather and cancelled tour this is very common because the weather is bonkers during winters and spring.

Everest Base Camp

April 27, 2018

Getting to know a trail in wintertime is always exciting. The landscape is unrecognizable from it's unfrozen state and the snow on ground can add up to the unknowns...

Running And Periods

January 17, 2018

Does an athlete let her monthly period get in the way, or does she take it in her stride? It surely got us curious and we decided to chase the question.

tajikistan adventures: central asia

September 09, 2017

With thousands of miles of trails to hike, hundreds of mountains to climb, and dozens of alpine lakes, the Pamirs of Tajikistan are an adventurer’s paradise.

An Endurance Coach speaks

December 09, 2016

We decided to get the straight talk from a veteran coach, Atul Godbole, at his Pune coaching academy for endurance athletes, Motiv8 Coaching.

Why we stock out. And What We’re Doing to Fix It.

November 10, 2016

On November 4, 2015, after 6 months of testing and user feedback, we launched our classic Raglan design. The journey over last 12 months has taught us some important lessons and surpassed most of our expectations.

Five years of VeloCrush India

August 03, 2016

Half a decade ago, cycling wasn’t the answer to health and happiness. It wasn’t even an option back then.

The Attainable Adventure: Annapurna Base Camp

June 24, 2016

Neither too expensive, nor too time-consuming Annapurna base camp hike is a great himalayan experience.

Athlos Book Recommendations

June 02, 2016

Mark Twain once wrote that “Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.” Here at Athlos HQ, we couldn't agree more.

A Running Story

May 19, 2016

Many of you know that I am a runner and have often asked about my story of fighting asthma to run marathons. This is the story.

Marathon Des Sables : A tale of toughest footrace on earth

May 10, 2016

The Marathon Des Sables, first held in 1986, is one of the oldest ultra-marathons in the world. It is organised by Atlantide Organisation Internationale.

Athlos Bite Club: Oats and Nuts Nutribar

October 29, 2015

Quick to make and healthy, these nutribars can be made in large batches and stored in the refrigerator which will last you for a couple of weeks.

Hiking routes around Delhi

October 19, 2015

This article is a first of a trilogy of Athlos picks for the closest and best getaways across Delhi, Bombay and Bangalore.

Small steps to reduce carbon footprint

October 08, 2015

By the end of this century, melting glaciers will cause a 7 to 23-inch  increase in sea levels.

History of Marathon

September 25, 2015

It is from the ancient city of Marathon that Pheidippides began an arduous run to Athens in 490 B.C. Barefoot,  he covered twenty-five miles of rugged mountainous terrain.

An explorers guide to offbeat destinations in India

August 28, 2015

We've shortlisted below some offbeat tourist spots to felicitate an audience with Mother Nature.

Exploring Mumbai in 15 days and 15 runs (Part II)

August 19, 2015

Part Two of the “Exploring Mumbai in 15 days and 15 runs series” by Mehul Ved.

Exploring Mumbai in 15 days and 15 runs (Part I)

August 14, 2015

I already had the training required for the long, slow runs so 15 days x15 runs seemed like a perfect thing to try.

Fitness in a Workaholic World

August 03, 2015

A fit physical body, and a calm mind, are the most resourceful tools for professional success.

Born to Groove

July 13, 2015

We’ve collated a workout playlist based on their suggestions. We hope you like it!

Update

July 04, 2015

Just wanted to give you a quick update on what's going on at our end.

Selecting the right activewear

April 15, 2015

The right activewear can work wonders for your training and performance. 

Turkey’s Kackar mountains

April 15, 2015

Check out life as a local in the mountain towns of Turkeys Northeastern Anatolia.

Iceland: A story of Fire and Ice

February 11, 2015

For adventure seekers, Iceland is the richest and most fulfilling subject in the world. 

Explore. Dream. Discover

February 10, 2015

We strongly believe that the desire to explore yourself is one of the most basic instincts of the human nature.