Kyrgyzstan biking 02
Kyrgyzstan biking: Tour 2
Activity: Bike tour
Duration of the tour: 10 days
93% of Kyrgyzstan represents mountains that vary in their altitude. Mountain biking is very popular activity in the republic. We attempted to combine in this biking tour the visiting of the most famous Kyrgyz places of interest. During your tour you could visit so unbelievable ravines. There will be also a great opportunity to have an acquaintance with genuine nomads and to see how they live. From all over the world people come to Kyrgyz Republic to enjoy its nature!
Places to visit: Bishkek - Tash Rabat caravanserai - Moldo village - Kyzyl Korgon canyon - Kyrk-Kyz pass - Ter Jailak pass - Toluk village - Toktogul village - Bishkek city
Day 1: Arrival in Bishkek
You will be met by your guide in the International Airport of Manas and accompanied to Kyrgyz capital (Bishkek). The drive from the Airport to Bishkek city takes half an hour. Upon arrival you will be accommodated in the hotel*** that is located in the calm part of the city. After that you will start the day with a breakfast and have a rest. This day an excursion to Natural Park of Ala - Archa is planned. This Park is situated 45 km away Bishkek in the Gorge of Ala-Archa, on the Kyrgyz ridge (Tien - Shan spur). To have a good view of this famed gorge you will ascend on the top of the mountain. Afterwards we will return to Bishkek city. At 7 o'clock in the evening dinner is served. Overnight stay is in the hotel***.
Day 2: Bishkek - Tash Rabat caravanserai
Your breakfast will be server in the hotel. This day includes transfer from Bishkek city to the Great Silk Way Caravanserai of Tash Rabat (Stone Castle). Tash Rabat is located at a height 3200 m above sea level, at the very heart of Tian - Shan Mountains. The building has no analogue in the whole world, because it was constructed out of layered stones and in addition to that it was partly built inside the mountain. According to the opinion of the scientists the construction of this caravanserai refers to the 14th century A. D. Totally, there are 31 rooms in the mountain. There are also dungeons for medieval convicts. The width of the walls is about one meter. The night will be spent nearby Tash Rabat in the yurt camp.
Day 3: Ride (86 km) Tash Rabat - Moldo village
This morning after having breakfast and packing backpacks we will ride from Tash - Rabat Caravanserai to the Village of Moldo. This ride is of temperate complexity by the asphalt road along the Valley of Naryn. At the times of Great Silk Way this road was used by ancient merchants. It is a nice chance to feel that you ride along the same way! From China on camels and horses thousand of traders with their goods were passing there. This night will be spent in the tent camp (altitude is 1670m. above sea level).
Day 4: Moldo village - Kyzyl Korgon canyon
Breakfast. After that we will visit the site of sacred stones with ancient inscriptions (dating back to 800 B.C.). After that we leave Son Kul Lake and cycle to the Valley of Djumgal through the Pass of Kara Keche (3381m). Upon arrival we will have a walk in the district of red canyons, high mountains, snow peaks and rocks. Overnight will be spent in the tent camp.
Day 5: Ride Kyzyl Korgon - Kyrk-Kyz pass 3223m
This day we will pass near the Village of Kizil Oi (Red Canyon). Kizil Oi is a poor small village in the mountains. You will have time to walk there to see how the Kyrgyz people live in countryside. On the way to the village you will see our famous red canyons that are completely different from other mountains in Kyrgyz Republic, as well as rocks of different colors, pastures and panoramic views. This place always makes an impression on travelers and they want to come back this place one more time. This night will be spent in the tent camp.
Day 6: Ride Kyrk-Kyz pass - Ter Jailak pass 2446m - Toluk village (50km)
This day, on the way will meet many Kyrgyz herdsmen on their summer pastures. The rout will be difficult today. Even nowadays nomads come to this place and you could see how they live. It will be also possible to try national drink (kumis) that has really specific taste. Kumis is made of mare's milk that is fermented. The Kyrgyz nomads are very hospitable and they are always happy to converse with foreign guests. You could see their felt dwellings and ask the nomads about their life. Overnight stay is in the tent camp.
Day 7: Ride and transfer to the Toktogul village
This morning after having breakfast we will start our cycling, and our chauffeur will drive behind us. The road has an abundance of unbelievable views that you will never forget and it becomes obvious that the best creation on our planet is natural world. Lunch will be taken on the way. Afterwards we will be transferred to the village where we can take a shower or optionally, it is possible to drive to the artificial lake. Free time for leisure. This night we will spend in the home stay.
Day 8: Transfer to Bishkek city
After breakfast is drive to Bishkek. Offered through the observations of pristine nature you will be carried away by the wonderful sceneries. You will have spare time upon arrival in Bishkek to go for shopping and just to walk. You will spend this night in the hotel***.
This evening in a café you will have a farewell dinner.
Day 9: Bishkek
This morning we will start with visiting of famous Osh Oriental Bazaar. You will walk there and have a feeling as if you are 1000 years ago, and bargain for diverse goods. After visiting bazaar place you will have a guided sightseeing tour. City tour in Bishkek comprises the visiting of National Philharmonic, the Ceremonial Part of the capital - Ala-Too Square, the History Museum of Kyrgyzstan
, Oak Park (Duboviy Park), Victory Square (Pobeda Square), Art Gallery and many other interesting places. At 7 o'clock in the evening you will have a farewell dinner in a restaurant. This night you will spend in the hotel***.
Day 10: Transfer to the airport
You will be met by your guide in your hotel at the pick up time prearranged according to the details of your flight and accompanied to the International Airport of Manas.