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Tour de Singkarak (TdS) 2015

  • Schedule : 3-11October, 2015
  • Total Distance 677.4 Km 
  • Total Stage: 9 Chalenging stages in West Sumatera best scenic & culture rich districts

Race route

Stage 1: 3 October 2015
Start: Pantai Carocok, Kabupaten Pesisir Selatan
Finish: Pantai Gondoriah, Kota Pariaman
Distance: 163.2 Km.

Stage 2: 4 October 2015
Start: Kantor Bupati Padang Pariaman
Finish: SMAN 1 Sumani, Kabupaten Solok
Distance: 140.2 Km

Stage 3: 5 October 2015
Start: Desa Wisata, Kabupaten Sijunjung
Finish: Sport Centre, Kabupaten Dharmasraya
Distance: 206.3 Km

Stage 4: 6 October 2015
Start: Kota Sawahlunto
Finish: Padang Aro, Kabupaten Solok Selatan
Distance: 171.6 Km

Stage 5: 7 October 2015
Start: Ngalau Indah, Kota Payakumbuh
Finish: Kantor Bupati Limapuluh Kota
Distance: 136.5 Km.

Stage 6: 8 October 2015
Start: Jam Gadang, Kota Bukittinggi
Finish: Istano Baso Pagaruyung, Kabupaten Tanah Datar
Distance: 116.8 Km.

Stage 7: 9 October 2015
Start: Equator Bonjol Kabupaten Pasaman
Finish: Kantor Bupati Pasaman Barat
Distance: 121.1 Km.

Stage 8: 10 October 2015
Start: Kantor Bupati Pasaman Barat
Finish: Lawang Park, Kabupaten Agam
Distance: 138.1 Km

Stage 9: 11 October 2015
Start: Kota Padang Panjang
Finish: Kota Padang
Distance: 148.6 Km


The Tour de Singkarak (TdS) 2013 is one of prestigious cycling races in Asia, even world . TdS 2013 have 7 stages  through 17 of West Sumatra’s best scenic & culture rich districts.

Here we present profile of 17 supporting cities and regencies.

  1. Bukittinggi
    Bukittinggi is comfortably city situated in the Minangkabau highlands, 90 km by road from the West Sumatran capital city of Padang. It sits near the volcanoes Mount Singgalang and Mount Marapi. Bukittinggi  is one of the top tourist destinations in Indonesia. There are many famous tourist attractions in this city such as Jam Gadang Monument, Sianok Canyon, Lobang Jepang Cave, Taman Bundo Kanduang Park, and Museum of Bung Hatta Birthplace.


Jam Gadang Monument


Lobang Jepang Cave

Fort_de_Kock.jpgFort de Kock

Sianok_Canyon.jpgSianok Canyon


  1. Sawahlunto
    Sawahlunto located 90 kilometers from Padang,  known as a coal mining city. This city is a unique tourist destination that offers nostalgic traces of an old mining town.



Silo Sawahlunto


Sawahlunto Cultural Center

Ombilin_Meinen.jpgOmbilin Meinen (Office Building of PT. BA Ombilin)

Museum_Goedang_Ransoem.jpgMuseum Goedang Ransoem

  1. Padang
    Padang is the capital and largest city of West Sumatra. This city became point of transit and transport hub for traveler visiting tourist attractions around West Sumatra, served by Minangkabau International Airport, Port of Teluk Bayur and Bengkuang Bus Terminal. Travellers can try surfing or trekking on the Batu and Mentawai islands, or heading to the hill town of Bukittinggi or to Kerinci Seblat National Park. Padang itself is well-known for ‘gastronomic and shopping tourism’.  Rendang which is listed number one dish in the list “The World’s 50 Most Delicious Foods” by CNN International in 2011 originated from Padang. The other beautiful tourist objects in this city are Air Manis Beach, Padang Beach, Museum Adityawarman and Sarasah Banyak Gariang Waterfall.


Museum Adityawarman

air_manis_beach.jpgAir Manis Beach

Pelabuhan_Muaro_Harbor.jpgPelabuhan Muaro Harbor

padang_beach.jpgPadang Beach


  1. Limapuluh Kota
    Limapuluh Kota located in the northern part of West Sumatra. In this regency traveler can enjoy the magnificent Harau Canyon which offers beautiful scenery of valley with dark-brown-colored rocky cliff surrounded by paddy fields and lush green trees. There are also fascinating megalith sites in Limapuluh Kota regency, in the bowl-shaped Mahat Valley. This valley is surrounded by steep mountains with hundreds or maybe even thousands of megaliths.


Harau Canyon

mahat_valley.jpgMahat Valley

aia_baba.jpgAia Baba Nature Park

bukik_posuak.jpgBukik Posuak Hill


  1. Pariaman
    Pariaman is a coastal city in West Sumatra, Indonesia. The popular annual festival of Tabuik is celebrated by people in this city every 10 Muharram of Islamic calendar (the Day of Ashura – please check the website as the exact date changes every year). In the festival, two such beautifully-decorated effigies or “Tabuik” are carried through the city. Named Tabuik Pasa and Tabuik Subarang, the effigies are swayed accompanied by 12 tasa kettledrums beaten in a spirit-rousing rhythm. In the afternoon, both Tabuik are moved to the coast and lowered into the sea before sunset. After they are thrown into the sea, many people go swimming looking for ‘memories’ of the Tabuik to keep. This festival has become important tourism agenda, endorsed by Pariaman city government every year.


Tabuik Festival

anai_valley.jpgAnai Valley

pariaman_beach.jpgPariaman Beach

gondaria_beach.jpgGondaria Beach


  1. City of Solok
    City of has many interesting tourist objects, such as Sarasah Batimpo Waterfall, Pulau Belibis Natural Park and Rumah Gajah Maharam which is one of the oldest traditional Gadang houses in West Sumatra.


tugu_kota_solok.jpgTugu Kota Solok Monument

puncak_payo_peak.jpgPuncak Payo Peak

belibis.jpgBelibis Island


  1. Solok Regency
    Solok Regency is well-known as the largest rice production center in West Sumatra. The famous Lake Singkarak as is the second largest lake in Sumatra, Lake Diatas and Lake Dibawah are located in this regency. Solok Regency is also home for many traditional Gadang house, namely Rumah Gadang 20 Ruang di Sulit Air, Rumah Gadang Cupak, Rumah Gadang Paninggahan, etc. Those houses are now used as cultural centers where various cultural activities are held.



Lake Diatas

lake_bawah.jpgLake Dibawah

lake_singkarak.jpgLake Singkarak

rumah_gadang_cupak.jpgRumah Gadang Cupak


  1. Agam
    Agam is a regency in West Sumatra. Lake Maninjau, a crater lake, is the landmark of this regency and is used as a site for paragliding. Tourism in Agam is generally split into three regions: west, central, and east. The west region champions sea and coastal tourism such as recreational beach, water sport and marine culture. In central region, Lake Maninjau is top tourist destination. It offers several challenging adventure attractions like paragliding, off-roading, racing river craft and others. The eastern region dedicates their focus on agro tourism such as fruit and cocoa plantations.


Tiku Beach

lake_maninjau.jpgLake Maninjau

cocoa_plantation_agam.jpgCocoa Plantation in Agam


  1. Pesisir Selatan
    Pesisir Selatan is a regency famous for its beautiful marine tourism along its coast line, such as Carocok Beach, Cubadak Island and Karabak Island. There is also Timbulun Waterfall which consists of 5 levels and becomes favorite place for tourists. Pesisir Selatan is the place where we can see The Root Bridge (Jembatan Akar). This bridge is uniquely made from interwoven roots of banyan trees with a length of 25 meters and 1.5 wide. This bridge was built in 1916 to connect two villages which were separated by river. Currently, tourists can test their adrenaline by rafting down the river.


carocok_beach.jpgCarocok Beach

jembatan_akar.jpgJembatan Akar (The Root Bridge)

cubadak_island.jpgCubadak Island

timbulun_waterfall.jpgTimbulun Waterfall


  1. Padang Pariaman
    Padang Pariaman is the home for several Minangkabau cultural arts, such as Indang Folk Dance, Randai Martial Arts, Luambek Martial Arts, Rabab Galuak Traditional Music Performance and Gandang Tasa Traditional Drum Attraction. Those arts are usually performed in many festivities and traditional ceremonies in this regency, including the welcoming reception for government’s guest. Another top tourist destination in Padang Pariaman is The Tomb of Syekh Burhanuddin, the burial places of Syekh Burhanuddin who played an important role in disseminating Islam among the Minangkabau people in 17th century. He was venerated by people for his wisdom, preaching abilities and vast knowledge about Islam.


The Tomb of Syekh Burhanuddin

lubuk_bonra_waterfall.jpgLubuk Bonta Waterfall

arta_beach.jpgArta Beach


  1. Padang Panjang
    Padang Panjang is located in the cool highlands of West Sumatra, inland from the provincial capital Padang. It sits on a plateau beneath the volcanoes Mount Marapi and Mount Singgalang. It has an area of 23 km² and a population of over 40,000 people. The main road through Padang Panjang links coastal Padang and the highland capital, Bukittinggi. This town is the base of famous performing arts conservatorium, Sekolah Tinggi Seni Indonesia (STSI) Padang Panjang (college of traditional Indonesian arts). The town is also home for the Minangkabau Cultural Documentation and Information Center (Pusat Dokumentasi dan Informasi Kebudayaan Minangkabau – PDIKM).


Sekolah Tinggi Seni Indonesia Padang Panjang

minangkabau_cultural_documentation_and_information_center.jpgMinangkabau Cultural Documentation and Information Center

minangkabau_waterpark.jpgMinangkabau Fantasy (Mifan) Waterpark

minangkabau_village.jpgMinangkabau Village


  1. Payakumbuh
    Payakumbuh is a city located in the north east of Bukittinggi. It has an area of 8043 km² and a population of over 99,300 people. Payakumbuh is known for flying duck races and gelamai food, a sweet coconut pal-sugared snack. Flying duck races have become part of the tourism agenda that attract many domestic and overseas travellers.  Bendi, a traditional transport vehicle using a horse is still widely used by people in this city. The agriculture sector makes a significant contribution to the economy of this city and the main agricultural commodities of Payakumbuh are rice, cattle, and palm sugar.


Payakumbuh Duck Race

statue_ratapan_ibu.jpgThe Statue of Ratapan Ibu

  1. Tanah Datar
    Tanah Datar is regency that has a population of 334,000 people, living in an area of 1,336.60 km² and the government of this regency seat in Batusangkar. Tanah Datar has several tourist attractions including the Pagaruyung Palace with its museum which exhibits Minangkabau cultural icons, Sanskrit and Malay language stone inscriptions from the 14th century. Tanah Datar also features several sites with megaliths and Pandai Sikat village where traditional songket is woven. The northern part of Lake Singkarak is also situated in Tanah Datar. There is also a beautiful and cool natural view surrounded by hills and pine forest located in Tabek Patah, around 19 km from Batusangkar.


Pagaruyung Palace

pandai_sikat.jpgPandai Sikat Village

tabek_patah.jpgTabek Patah


  1. Sijunjung
    Sijunjung is a regency in West Sumatra with total area of 3,100 km² inhabited by more than 180,000 people. The capital of this regency is Muaro Sijunjung. It is a popular tourist area for its beautiful mountains and it attracts many nature-lovers as well as tourists interested in ecotourism. Several tourist attractions in Sijunjung are Laguang Cave, Ngalau Talago Cave, Nago Waterfall and Silokek Waterfall. There are also cultural tourist attractions in Sijunjung such as the heritage buildings of Kerajaan Jambu Lipo, traditional houses of Rumah Gadang Kuto Piliang and Museum of Emergency Government of the Republic of Indonesia (Pemerintahan Darurat Republik Indonesia).


Ngarau Tabuah Cave

silokek_waterfall.jpgSilokek Waterfall

silokek_white_sands.jpgSilokek White Sands


  1. Dharmasraya
    Dharmasraya located in the southeastern part of West Sumatra and shares land borders with two provinces: Jambi and Riau. In the past, this regency was the location of an independent Kingdom of Dharmasraya which came into power after the decline of the Kingdom of Srivijaya in 1025. Nowadays, the ruins from this era still exist and are preserved as historical sites, such as Padang Roco Temple, Pulau Sawah Temple, the Tomb of Raja Siguntur, Rumah Gadang Kerajaan Koto Besar traditional house, etc.


Padang Roco Temple

siguntur_gadang_house.jpgSiguntur Traditional Gadang House

  1. Solok Selatan
    Solok Selatan know as The Land of A Thousand Rumah Gadang” because there still exist a lot of Rumah Gadang, traditional house built in the typical architecture of Minangkabau in this regency. Most Rumah Gadang are still used as residences by local people, while some others have already been transformed into museum, cultural center and government office. There is one village namely Perkampungan Seribu Rumah Gadang in which all houses in that area are built in Rumah Gadang style. Solok Selatan also has interesting natural tourism object such as Lake Bontak, Sapan Maluluang Hot Water Springs, Ulu Suliti Waterfall and Mitra Kerinci Tea Plantation.


Perkampungan Seribu Rumah Gadang

mitra_kerinci.jpgMitra Kerinci Tea Plantation

hot_water.jpgSapan Maluluang Hot Water Springs


  1. Pasaman
    Pasaman is located in the northeastern part of West Sumatera, a unique regencies where the majority of population are Mandailing from North Sumatra not Minangkabau. In Pasaman there is Town of Bonjol,which is the birthplace of Tuanku Imam Bonjol, who is a National Hero of Indonesia.


Museum Bonjol


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Tour de singkarak 2013
Tour de singkarak 2013

The Tour de Singkarak 2013 has extended to seven stages, through the best scenic & culture rich districts of West Sumatra. Bukittingi choosed as start point and finish in Padang City.

Below is TdS 2013 Race Schedule that was released by TdS official committee

May 31st – Friday

  • 09.00 – EndTeam Arrival and registration
  • 12.00 – 14.00Lunch
  • 14.00 – EndMarshall Training
  • 19.00 – 21.00Dinner
  • Hotel location Bukittinggi

June 01st – Saturday

  • 08.00Team car and logistic distribution
  • 08.00 – 09.00Meeting Pilot
  • 09.00 – 10.30Meeting: Police, Marshall and Medical Team
  • 10.30 – 12.00Meeting: Media Officials and Marshall Media
  • 12.00 – 14.00Lunch
  • 13.00 – 14.00Panel Meeting (Commissaire, MTCO, PB ISSI )
  • 14.00 – 15.00Commissaire Meeting
  • 15.00 – 16.00License and Jersey Control
  • 16.00 – 17.00Team Managers Meeting
  • 18.30 – 19.30Dinner
  • 19.30 – 22.00Opening Ceremony and Team Presentation
  • Hotel location Bukittinggi

June 02nd – Sunday

    • 06.00 – 08.00Breakfast
    • 09.00 – 11.00Preparation
    • 11.00 – 14.00Stage 1, Bukittinggi – Equator, Bonjol
    • 14.30 – 15.00Press Conference
    • 15.00 – 16.00Lunch
    • 16.00 – 18.00Transfer to Bukittinggi
    • 19.00 – 21.00Dinner
    • Hotel location Bukittinggi

June 03th – Monday

    • 06.00 – 08.00Breakfast
    • 08.00 – 08.40Transfer to Padang Panjang
    • 08.40 – 10.00Preparation
    • 10.00 – 14.00Stage 2, Padang Panjang – Istano Basa, Tanah Datar
    • 14.30 – 15.00Press Conference
    • 15.00 – 16.00Lunch
    • 16.00 – 17.00Transfer to Bukittinggi
    • 19.00 – 21.00Dinner
    • Hotel location Bukittinggi

June 04th – Tuesday

    • 06.00 – 07.30Breakfast
    • 07.30 – 08.40Transfer to Payakumbuh
    • 08.40 – 10.00Preparation
    • 10.00 – 14.00Stage 3, Payakumbuh – Lake Singkarak
    • 14.30 – 15.00Press Conference
    • 15.00 – 16.00Lunch
    • 16.00 – 18.00Transfer to Sawahlunto & Sijunjung
    • 19.00 – 21.00Dinner
    • Hotel location Sawahlunto & Sijunjung

June 05th – Wednesday

    • 06.00 – 08.00Breakfast
    • 08.00 – 08.40Transfer to Sijunjung
    • 08.40 – 10.00Preparation
    • 10.00 – 14.00Stage 4, Sijunjung – Pulau Punjung, Dharmasraya
    • 14.30 – 15.00Press Conference
    • 15.00 – 16.00Lunch
    • 16.00 – 18.00Transfer to Sawahlunto & Sijunjung
    • 19.00 – 21.00Dinner
    • Hotel location Sawahlunto & Sijunjung

June 06th – Thursday

    • 06.00 – 08.00Breakfast
    • 08.00 – 08.40Transfer to Sawahlunto
    • 08.40 – 10.00Preparation
    • 10.00 – 13.30Stage 5, Sawahlunto – Muara Labuh, Solok Selatan
    • 14.00 – 14.30Press Conference
    • 14.30 – 15.30Lunch
    • 15.30 – 18.30Transfer to Padang
    • 19.00 – 21.00Dinner
    • Hotel location Padang

June 07th – Friday

    • 07.00 – EndRest Day/Outing Program
    • Hotel location Padang

June 08th – Saturday

    • 06.00 – 08.00Breakfast
    • 08.00 – 08.40Transfer to Pariaman
    • 08.40 – 10.00Preparation
    • 10.00 – 13.30Stage 6, Pariaman – Painan
    • 14.00 – 14.30Press Conference
    • 14.30 – 15.30Lunch
    • 15.30 – 18.30Transfer to Padang
    • 19.00 – 21.00Dinner
    • Hotel location Padang

June 09th – Sunday

    • 06.00 – 08.00Breakfast
    • 08.00 – 08.40Transfer to Padang Pariaman
    • 08.40 – 10.00Preparation
    • 10.00 – 13.30Stage 7, Padang Pariaman – Padang Circuit
    • 13.40 – 14.40Closing and Prize-Awards Ceremony
    • 14.40 – 15.00Press Conference
    • 15.00 – 16.00Lunch
    • 19.00 – 21.00Dinner
    • Hotel location Padang

June 10th – Monday

  • 06.00 – 08.00Breakfast
  • 08.00 – EndCheck out and Team Departure
  • Hotel location Padang


Tour de Singkarak 2012 will be held on June 04 – 10, 2012.
There is a little change in this annual event of this year, which starting point will be held on Sawahlunto city.
Meanwhile, Padang city which in previous years has always been a starting point, this year will be the finish point.
Here we present route of “Tour de Singkarak 2012”.

What is Tabuik ?
Tabuik is a local festival in west coast of West Sumatra, Indonesia, particularly in the city of Pariaman. The festival is held for the first time by muslim indian troops, were the colony of british which are settle in Pariaman during the Britih invation at West Sumatra. The festival held to recollect of the karbala battle, a battle that was occur on the 10th of muharram, where the Prophet Muhammad grandson (Husayn ibn Ali) was died. Tabuik originally a Shi’a festival. Tabuik was held for the first time by muslim indian troops, were the colony of british which are settle in Pariaman during the Britih invation at West Sumatra.

How to Built Tabuik?
Tabuik is made from bamboo, rattan and paper. To built tabuik was need 10 days, that was refer to the 10 days of karbala battle, there ware some procession. On muharram 1 was soil taken as know as “Maambiak Tanah”, it was symbolized to the grave of Husayn ibn Ali. Muharram 5 was “Manabang Batang Pisang” ( to cut the banana’s tree), symbolized to show how sharp the battle sword was. On the noon of muharram 7 was “Maatam”, this was symbolized to the expression of the sadness of husayn dying. Night of the 7th of muharram there was Maarak Panja/jari jari Husyn know as the procession of fingers of husayn, symbolized to the king yazid sadistic. On muharram 8 was Maarak Panja (saroban husayn), it was symbolized to shown how religious Husayn was. And the 10th of muharram was the tabuik festival, where the arracking of tabuik will across pariaman city escort by tassa and dhol drums, finally at sunset, it is time for tabuik to throwing into the gandoriah beach, and the tabuik festival was ended by it.

Tabuik Event Schedule
Tabuik festival held annually on the 10th of muharram by all Muslims and even non-Muslims.

Padang district government will held an annually event, called Padang Fair. The biggest exhibition in West Sumatra to celebrate the anniversary of Padang City. Padang Fair will be open daily in 5th until 21 November 2010 to locate at H. Agus Salim Sport Centre Padang with the schedule:
Monday – Friday  : 14.00 until 22.00 pm
Saturday – Sunday: 11.00 until 22.00 pm

Padang Fair have a purposes to promoting industrial product and services. Aside that, Padang Fair will held art competitions such as the Festival Band, Parade Artist Minang, etc.

Boat race competition in Padang City has been started since the Dutch colonial government occupied Indonesia. At the time, it was called Selaju sampan (literally means paddling boat). The boats are decorated with colourful ornaments so the paddling boats in the competition will be more attractive. In 1995, Chinese people brought Dragon Boat race Competition around the world including Indonesia. Later on, its development in Indonesia occurs rapidly rather than other countries.

Dragon Boat Race Competition in Padang has some distinctions from other similar events in other provinces in Indonesia. Rivers in Padang tend to have broad side, calm water and constant stream. That is why; it is regarded as the right place for such event remembering its comfort offering challenges for the players to achieve the best results.

Dragon Boat Race Competition in Padang takes place to commemorate the birthday of Padang City, on August 7th. Recently, Dragon Boat Race Competition takes place at international level. The event is commonly held on first week of August.

Race Categories
Dragon Boat Race Competition in Padang has some categories(200 meters race, 250 meters race, 1000 meters race, and 2000 meters race). There are three classes, 10 paddlers, 20 paddlers or 30 paddlers for each team. Here is the race category :

  1. 800 meters with a paddle 22 (son)
  2. 800 meters with a paddle 12 (son)
  3. 800 meters daughter paddle with 2
  4. 800 meters with 12 paddle daughter
  5. 800 meters between the unit with 12 paddle
  6. 800 meter paddle son daughter among nations with 22 paddle
  7. 800 meters with a mixture of 12 paddle.

Getting There
Dragon Boat Race Competition in Padang takes place in Sporthall of Haji Agus Salim, Padang City. West Sumatra Province, Indonesia. Dragon boat race competition area can be accessed by any kind of public transportation via Minangkabau International Airport – Padang City route, around 30 minutes.

Around Dragon Boat Race Competition in Padang City you can easily find 4 star hotel.

To Eat
Rumah Makan Padang are consistently open for you 24 hours.

Race category :
  • 800 meters with a paddle 22 (son)
  • 800 meters with a paddle 12 (son)
  • 800 meters daughter paddle with 2
  • 800 meters with 12 paddle daughter
  • 800 meters between the unit with 12 paddle
  • 800 meter paddle son daughter among nations with 22 paddle
  • 800 meters with a mixture of 12 paddle.


Tour de Singkarak 2010 will be started on 1-6 June, 2010, with 20 countries participants.


Tour de Singkarak 2010 divided into seven stages race, the length of the route about 700 Km, and long to be 6-7 route. Here’s Tour de Singkarak 2010 route :

  1. Padang
  2. Padang-Padang Pariama
  3. Padang Pariaman-Maninjau
  4. Maninjau-Bukittinggi
  5. Padang Panjang-Bukittinggi
  6. Bukittingi -Sawahlunto
  7. Sawahlunto-Singkarak

Download here : Tour de Singkarak 2009 Route Maps


From Maninjau to Bukittinggi participants will also be challenged through the winding streets of the most famous beauty kelok 44. Start at the Padang, the participants will stay in Maninjau and Bukittinggi. They will race a sprint from Padang Panjang to Bukittinggi. Towards Sawahlunto participants will pass Tanah Datar region and finish in the Singkarak. This event will also be enlivened with a variety of attractions arts in a number of locations. Such as Maninjau and Tanah Datar.


The winners of Tour de Singkarak 2009 , Ghader Mizbani Iranagh of Iran praised the route of Tou de Singkarak 2009 as a beautiful route. The track is beautiful, up and down, a good way, but the road traffic is busy” He said. Likewise, Cameron Jennings of Team Budget Forklifts (BFL) said Australia was pleased to participate in the tour de singkarak “The people friendly, good service, beautiful landscape.,” He said.

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This is some of West Sumatera Tourism Events calendar:

1. Dances performed every Sunday and on public holidays Bukittinggi museum’s open stage  
2. The famous bullfights every Tuesday at 05.00 p.m Padang Lawas (6 Km south of Bukittinggi) the antics of local owners and bettors are as much fun as the fights themselves
3. Pacu Jawi (bullrace) Payakumbuh every July The uniqueness of its race, the joky bite its tail to make the bull runs faster
4. Selaju Sampan and Dragon boat race Muko-Muko, Lake Maninjau every September a traditional watersports
5. Wild Hog Hunting Solok every May on Sunday the farmers with well – trained dog