Kyrgyzstan biking 01
Kyrgyzstan biking: Tour 1
Activity: Bike tour
Duration of the tour: 11 days
To have a bike tour, Kyrgyz Republic is the most appropriate place. In the celestial mountains of the republic there are lots of roads, which are perfect for biking tours. You will be shocked with unbelievable panoramic views. In the hidden places of Kyrgyzstan you will see marvelous nature and mountain lakes, where are almost no people. You could visit the most world's unspoiled places. You will never forget this adventure!
Places to visit: Bishkek - Chon Kemin Valley - Dzhylangach River - Kichi-Naryn - Naryn Town - Tash Rabat Caravanserai - Moldo Village - Son Kul lake - Bishkek City
Day 1: Arrival in Bishkek
You will be met by your guide in the International Airport of Manas and accompanied to the capital of Kyrgyzstan - Bishkek City. Transfer from the Airport of Manas to Bishkek takes half an hour. On arrival in the capital you will be accommodated in the hotel*** that is found in the city's calm district. After accommodation you will have a rest and you will start the day with a nice breakfast. This day you have an excursion to Ala-Archa Natural Park. Ala - Archa Park is located on the Kyrgyz ridge (Tien - Shan spur), in the Gorge of Ala-Archa, 45 km away Bishkek city. We will ascend up on the top of the mount in order to have a good observation of the gorge. After that we will be transferred to Bishkek. Overnight stay is in the Hotel***. Dinner is served at 7 o'clock in the evening.
Day 2: Bishkek - Chon Kemin valley - Dzhylangach River
This day you will be transferred (200 km) by vehicle from Bishkek city to the Valley of Chon Kemin. The road passes along the Kyrgyz Range that has various astonishing gorges, which magnetize lots of travelers. From the road we will have amazing views of snow capped mountain tops. En route we will stop to visit the Tower of Burana - minaret that dated the end of 11th century A. D. (the oldest minaret in Central Asia) and the cemetery Balbans - stone warriors that refer to the Turkic Period. Next, we will arrive to the River of Dzhylangach. Afterwards we will cycle for about 40 km. This overnight will be spent in the tent camp.
Day 3: Ride (58 km) Dzhylangach - Kichi-Naryn
This day riding is on the dirt road along the River of Balgart and Kichi - Naryn River. Easy day for cycling. Near Kichi - Naryn River we will spend this night in the forest, in tents. Shepherds with all their relatives were coming to this region. As a big family, all of them were going from one place to another with a great amount of livestock. Among the nomads this place is well-liked since ancient times. Some Kyrgyz big tribes could comprise about 1000 yurts. The Kyrgyz nomads like to meet travelers and they are very friendly.
Day 4: Ride (63 km) Kichi-Naryn - Naryn town
This day we will cycle along Naryn River to Naryn town (2050 m. alt.). Easy day. After having breakfast we will cycle down to (2351m. alt.) the Village of Kichi-Naryn that is found 4 km away from Kichi - Naryn and Naryn River's confluence. You will be surprised with amazing mountains beauty while cycling to Naryn. You will have many photo stops as the whole way will be along incredible gorges. Lunch is on the road. Cycling is by the main road. Naryn is a long, narrow town that was built right along the gorge near the longest river in Kyrgyz Republic - Naryn. The mountains are very close to the town. Naryn town is situated 2800 meters above sea level. This night you will be spent in yurts. Yurts are nomadic collapsible abodes. They are made out of wood without using a single nail and covered with felt.
Day 5: Transfer or Ride Naryn - Tash Rabat caravanserai (130 km)
This day you could choose between riding and transfer from Naryn town 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 6: Ride (86 km) Tash Rabat Caravanserai - 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 7: Moldo village - Son Kul Lake
This day you can choose between cycling and transfer. Today we will go to the 2nd
biggest lake on the territory of Kyrgyzstan
- Son Kul, over the Pass of Kurtka (altitude is 3243meters a. s. l.). Son Kul Lake is the highest alpine lake in Kyrgyz Republic, situated at an altitude of 3016 m. above sea level, and surrounded by the mountains. Naryn region shepherds come to the lake to use it as summer grass land. The riding to the gorge beginning is with a slight descent and easy. We will enter through the narrow passage to the narrow gorge with high sharp rock walls (in some places up to 200 meters). A steep ascent to the pass begins here. The descent is easier and shorter. On arrival, you will be free to walk around and enjoy the virgin nature of the lake and its environs. The Kyrgyz nomads with their families started to come to this magnificent district for relaxation and rest. Dinner and overnight are in the yurt camp.
Day 8: Son Kul Lake
This day is intended to be spent in the Kyrgyz paradise, at Son - Kul Lake. It is an excellent chance to explore Kyrgyz nature and lifestyle on your own. Optionally, you can ride on a horse along the lake's shore, or just relax in wild and calm nature atmosphere. We will stroll among the Mountains of Tian-Shan, where every nomad invites you to his yurt to try a piece of bread and drink kumis - national drink made of mare's milk. For the familiarization with nomadic traditions and culture, it is a great chance. You will spend this night in the tent camp.
Day 9: 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 10: Bishkek
Your breakfast will be served in the hotel. Afterwards we will visit Oriental Osh Bazaar to walk there and bargain for different goods. You will have a feeling as if you are 1000 years ago! After visiting Osh Bazaar you will have a sightseeing tour. During this city tour you will visit Ala-Too Central Square, the Historical Museum of Kyrgyzstan, Oak Park (Duboviy Park), Victory Square (Pobeda Square), National Philharmonic and Art Gallery. Overnight stay is in the hotel***.
Dinner is served at 7 o'clock in the evening.
Day 11: Transfer to the airport
You will be picked up by your guide from the hotel and transferred to the Airport of Manas.