The Amazing Race 26 is the upcoming twenty-sixth instalment of the reality television show The Amazing Race. In this season, the teams will consist of eleven dating couples, with five of the teams meeting for the first time in a blind date, in a race around the world for a US$1 million grand prize.
Season 26 begins with 11 dating couples, including five pairs who meet for the first time at the starting line at California's Castaic Lake. The pairs navigate a muddy obstacle course before flying to Tokyo where they will face a double U-Turn.
The race continues in Nagano, Japan, where teams take on an Olympic-sized Detour and one pair take a tumble that threatens to jeopardize their chances in the race.
Tension rise in Phuket, Thailand as one team forgets their fanny pack, putting them behind; and one Racer celebrates the end of the leg when they pop a very special question.
Teams face a race within the Race when they attempt to navigate the chaotic streets of Bangkok, and Racers eat a traditional delicacy — a “1,000 year old egg”.
Racers strap on lederhosen for a trip to Oktoberfest in Bavaria, Germany, and one team finds their race in jeopardy after losing their fanny pack.
For the first time, the Race travels to Monaco, where one team takes a big risk to gain an edge on the competition.
Teams fly to the Namibian capital of Windhoek where teams construct traditional dwellings and get up close with the local wildlife, but a flat tire deflates one team's hopes of leading the pack.
Teams race across Namibia where they are tasked with interpreting a clue in German, before sparks fly at the Double U-Turn board when battle lines are drawn.
The competition heats up as the final five teams race to Amsterdam and take a dip in a floating hot tub in search of their next clue.
The final five teams travel to Peru, where the Race gets physical and teams use their fitness trackers to help find their next clue. Also, Blair and Hayley's communication issues reach a boiling point.
In the penultimate leg, the final four teams race through Peru for a spot in the finale and a chance at the $1 million prize.
With the one million dollar prize on the line, the final teams race from Peru to Dallas, where they go to great heights at the top of AT&T Stadium, the home of the Dallas Cowboys, join a Texas cattle ranch and rappel 500 feet down the Reunion Tower.