When is Bear Grylls’ World’s Toughest Race: Eco-challenge Fiji on TV?

Bear Grylls and 66 teams from all over the world are taking on their "toughest race" yet!

Bear Grylls

Absolute machine and British adventurer Bear Grylls is back for another show, which is sure to inspire us (or possibly make us feel even more unfit than we already do following lockdown).


This summer, Bear will be travelling to Fiji in new Amazon Prime Video series, World’s Toughest Race: Eco-Challenge Fiji.

The 10-episode adventure show, hosted by Bear himself, tells the story of the ultimate expedition race, in which 66 teams from 30 countries race non-stop for 11 days, 24 hours a day, across hundreds of miles of rugged Fijian terrain complete with mountains, jungles and oceans.

So when does it start? And what can viewers expect? Here’s everything you need to know.

When is World’s Toughest Race: Eco-Challenge Fiji on?

The travel show launches on Amazon Prime Video on 14th August 2020 in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide.

Viewers will need to subscribe in order to tune in, however, the episodes will automatically be available to Amazon Prime members.

Prime members will be able to watch World’s Toughest Race: Eco-challenge Fiji anywhere and anytime on the Prime Video app available on smart TVs, mobile devices, Fire TV, Fire TV stick, Fire tablets, Apple TV, game consoles, Chromecast and through Vodafone TV.

What is World’s Toughest Race: Eco-Challenge Fiji about?

Prepare to see the limits of human physical and mental endurance tested like never before in Bear’s new series.

At its core, World’s Toughest Race: Eco-Challenge Fiji is about perseverance.

Viewers will watch as people from all walks of life and every corner of the globe join together to overcome the most incredible obstacles.

World's Toughest Race: Eco-Challenge Fiji
World’s Toughest Race: Eco-Challenge Fiji (Amazon Prime Video)
Amazon Prime Video

The challenges lie both within the course itself, and competitors’ equally daunting personal struggles, which are only magnified by the demands of the expedition.

Speaking about the series, showrunner Lisa Hennessy told her followers on Instagram: “I’m a bit emotional sharing this post. In 1995 I started working on the eco-challenge as a kid new to California. This production changed the path of my life. I am so excited that we are bringing it back! Thank you to everyone who is part of it – the crew, athletes and the people of Fiji.”

Is there a trailer?

World's Toughest Race: Eco-Challenge Fiji
Bear Grylls and contestants (Amazon Prime Video)
Amazon Prime Video

There sure is! And the dramatic trailer might just convince you to take that next big step in your life.

“66 teams from 30 different countries descended on Fiji. To compete in the world’s toughest race,” the narrator says as the camera flashes to different contestants, including an older man who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.

“I have no clue what to be afraid of. I’m about to find out!” one says.

“To make sure that those people who feel under represented, feel that they have a voice,” another adds.

“I am a tough chick, and I’m proud of that!” a third says.

Sounds like we’re in for a very interesting journey!


World’s Toughest Race: Eco-Challenge Fiji comes to Amazon Prime Video on August 14th. To see what else is on, have a look at our TV Guide.