Mountain biking on ancients nomad trails in 13 days

Kyrgyzstan Biking tour

TOUR DETAILS

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Amazing nature
High passes
Unforgettable nights in the yurts
Ride on the bike on ancients nomad trails
Breathtaking lakes of Kyrgyzstan

TOUR ITINERARY

Day 1 Bishkek

bishkek ilbirs soviet architecture

Arrive in Bishkek early in the morning. Meeting the local guide in the airport, transfer to Bishkek. Accommodation in the hotel. Some rest. After the rest a city tour of Bishkek. During the city tour, we will visit Central Ala-Too Square, Oak Park, Victory Square, Osh Bazaar, Philarmonic Hall, and the Alley of the Youth. Overnight in the hotel.

  • Meal: breakfast

Day 2 Bishkek - Kyzyl Oi (250 km, 4-5 hours of driving)

Two small mountain lakes at the Too Ashuu pass on the way to Suusamur

After breakfast transfer to Kyzyl-Oi, the road will take us via Suusamyr Valley, one of the most beautiful places in Kyrgyzstan. On the way we will have several mountain passes, the highest is To Ashu, which is 3180 meters above sea level. Upon arrival to Kyzyl-Oi accommodation in the family-run accommodation. Dinner and overnight in the family. 

  • Meals: B /L /D
  • Altitude during the day: 800 m in Bishkek, 1800 m in Kyzyl-Oi

Day 3 Kyzyl Oi - Chaek

Chaek valley in Kyrgyzstan

After breakfast biking of 60 km to Chaek(3-4 hours).  Upon arrival to Chaek dinner and overnight in the family. 

  • Meals: B /L /D
  • Altitude during the day: starting point of the biking – 1800 meters above the sea level, ending point – 2200 meters above the sea level

Day 4 Chaek - Son Kul

Kyrgyzstan destinations & sights

After breakfast biking to Son-Kul lake (80km – 6-7 hours).  Son-Kul lake is situated at an altitude of 3016 meters above sea level. This is a popular place among the local people who come here every summer with their cattle and families to spend here the summer. For overnight, we will be accommodated in the yurts. 

    • Meals: B /L /D
    • Altitude during the day: the starting point of the biking – 2200 meters above the sea level, ending point –3016 meters above the sea level

Day 5 Son Kul

Central Asia Guide mountains, high plane, mausoleum, son kul lake

Biking around Son-Kul lake (40 km). We will bike from one yurt camp that is on the southern shore to the yurt camp on the northern shore of the lake. Overnight in the yurts. 

  • Meals: B /L /D
  • Altitude during the day: 3016 meters above the sea level 

Day 6 Son Kul - Kyzart

Son Kul lake in Kyrgyzstan

After breakfast biking over the Tuz Pass 3300m to Kyz Art village about 30km.  The biking about 3-4 hours. Upon arrival to Kyzart accommodation in the family. Dinner and overnight. 

  • Meals: B /L /D
  • Altitude during the day: the starting point of the biking – 3016 meters above the sea level, ending point – 1800 meters above the sea level

Day 7 Kyzart - Kochkor

kochkor_road

After breakfast load the bikes to the car and transfer to Kochkor about 70 km. Upon arrival accommodation in the hotel.  Free time. Before the dinner we will visit the felt workshop and see the process of felt making. Later dinner. Overnight.  

  • Meals: B /L /D
  • Altitude during the day: starting point– 1800 meters above the sea level, ending point – 1700 meters above the sea level

Day 8 Kochkor - Tamga

Issyk Kul lake with mountains in the background

After breakfast, we will start our day. The biking will be towards Issyk-Kul lake, which is the second-largest mountainous lake in the world at an altitude of 1607 meters above sea level. The biking will take along the Vtoraya Dolind Aktaly. The biking will be about 40-50 km.  Meeting the car and transfer to yurt camp on the shore of Issyk-Kul lake. Dinner and overnight. 

  • Meals: B /L /D
  • Altitude during the day: starting point– 1700 meters above the sea level, ending point – 1600 meters above the sea level

Day 9 Tamga - Svetlaya Polyana - Jeti Oguz

Jeti Oguz rock formations

After breakfast in the yurt transfer to starting point called Svetlaya Polyana, from here we will be biking to Jety-Oguz gorge.  The biking will take about 4 hours. Upon arrival to Jety-Oguz accommodation in the yurts. In the afternoon one can have a rest or have a biking along the river to the junction of 2 rivers – Tilety and Jety-Oguz. Dinner and overnight in the yurts. 

  • Meals: B /L /D
  • Altitude during the day: starting point– 1600 meters above the sea level, ending point – 2200 meters above the sea level

Day 10 Jeti Oguz - Karakol (20 km, 20-30 min of driving)

Holy Trinity orthodox cathedral in Karakol

After breakfast in the yurt transfer to starting point called Svetlaya Polyana, from here we will be biking to Jety-Oguz gorge.  The biking will take about 4 hours. Upon arrival to Jety-Oguz accommodation in the yurts. In the afternoon one can have a rest or have a biking along the river to the junction of 2 rivers – Tilety and Jety-Oguz. Dinner and overnight in the yurts. 

  • Meals: B /L /D
  • Altitude during the day: starting point– 1600 meters above the sea level, ending point – 2200 meters above the sea level

Day 11 Karakol - Cholpon Ata (140 km, 2-2.5 hours of driving)

cholpon ata hippodrome

After breakfast transfer to the northern shore of Issyk-Kul lake. On the way we will stop in Semenovskoe gorge for the hike.  Optionally the visit of “Friendly Family” is possible.  A visit to the Open Air Museum of Petroglyphs. Transfer to the hotel on the shore of the lake. You can enjoy the sun on the beach. Dinner in the hotel and overnight.  

  • Meals: B /L /D
  • Altitude during the day: 1700 meters in Karakol and 1600 meters in Issyk-Kul

Day 12 Cholpon Ata - Bishkek (270 km, 4-4.5 hours of driving)

bishkek drone view

After breakfast transfer back to Bishkek. We will visit the Center of Nomadic Civilizations, later closer to Bishkek a visit to Burana Tower, a place on the Great Silk Road dating to the 11th century.  Upon arrival to Bishkek accommodation in the hotel. Farewell dinner in the local restaurant. Overnight in the hotel. 

  • Meals: B /L /D
  • Altitude during the day: 1600 meters in Issyk-Kul Lake, end of the day 800 meters in Bishkek

Day 13 Bishkek - Airport

manas airport

After breakfast transfer to the hotel for the flight home. 

  • Meals: B /- /-

TOUR INFORMATION

Level of difficulty: There are no difficulties on the route, but people who do have the average bike riding experience can join the trip. The biking time is about 3-7 hours per day.
Conditions: It is necessary to bring warm clothes, trekking boots, raincoats and etc. The weight of personal things is not limited.

PRICING

The price of this tour is 

4 pax

5 pax

6 pax

7-8 pax

9 pax

10 pax

11-12 pax

(per person in USD)

1614 USD

1441 USD

1328 USD

1247 USD

1208 USD

1163 USD

1124 USD

Single supplement is 170 USD ( in Bishkek, Kochkor, Cholpon-Ata, Karakol)

Included

  1. Transport for transfers and excursions (good condition German or Japanese car);
    4-12  pax – 1 minibus for the clients and separate cargo minibus for the bikes.
  2. Double room accommodation in the hotels and family according to the program;
  3. Four people accommodation in yurt camp according the program;
  4. The meal is indicated with red in each day.
  5. Mineral water during the tour  (TWO  litters a day per person for biking days) and 1 liter per person during usual days;
  6. English speaking tour guide;
  7. Helmet

Not included

  1. Alcohol and soft drinks;
  2. Single room accommodation
  3. International flight tickets;
  4. Bike rent
  5. Any deviation from the program
  6. Expendable materials for bikes (like spare parts)
  • Bikes of low-medium class – It will be hard-tails with aluminum frame, Shimano-Acera level of equipment, mechanical or hydraulic disk brakes, spring front fork. Price of this option is 15 USD per bike per day
  • Bikes of high-medium class – It will be hard-tails with aluminum frame, Shimano-Deore level of equipment, hydraulic disk brakes, spring front fork. The price of this option is 20 USD per bike per day

    Bike rental notes: in case if the bike is damaged, the client should cover the repair expenses

For this tour, the bike rent is counted for 10 days.

Bishkek – Bhotel, Navat or similar
Kyzyl-Oi, Chaek, Kyzart – accommodation in the family (with shared facilities, no single rooms)
Son-Kul, Jety-Oguz – 4 people accommodation int he yurt
Karakol – Amir or Green Yard Hotels
Cholpon-Ata – Raduga or Karven Hotels

Book your tour here

If you would like to customize your tour please don’t hesitate to contact us. We are happy to organize a custom tour or to provide a modified itinerary based on one of the tours provided by us or our cooperatives.

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