Kyrgyzstan biking: Tour 1
Activity: Bike tour
Duration of the tour: 10 days
Biking tours are very popular in Kyrgyzstan. People from all around the world come to Kyrgyzstan to enjoy its stunning nature. Our country consists 93% of mountains and you can visit numerous unbelievable beautiful gorges during this tour. We have combined your cycling tour with visiting of the most prevalent places in Kyrgyzstan. Also you will have a perfect chance to get acquainted with real nomads and to see their way of life.
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
Your guide picks you up at Manas Airport and attends you to Bishkek City (30 min. drive), for a breakfast. After you accommodated in a hotel*** you will have a rest till you will be picked up for an excursion to Natural Park Ala-Archa. It is positioned in our famous Ala-Arch gorge, on the Kyrgyz ridge in 45 km from Bishkek that is a capital of Kyrgyzstan. You will go to the top of a mountain in one of the most gorgeous gorges in our country. Returning to Bishkek. Traditional dinner will be served at 7 p.m. Night in a Hotel***.
Day 2: Bishkek - Tash Rabat caravanserai
Today you will be transported to the legendary Tash Rabat Caravanserai on the Great Silk Road (Stone Castle from the 14th century). The building is a very mysterious and interesting. Tash Rabat stays at the very heart of Tian Shan Mountains. And it has no analogue in the whole world; it was created inside a mountain at a height 3200 m above sea level. In total there are 31gloomy rooms in the mountain. The width of walls is 1 m. There are also dark underground prison cells for ancient robbers. You will spend the night in yurts near by the Tash Rabat.
Day 3: Ride (86 km) Tash Rabat - Moldo village
In the morning you pack your backpacks and start riding from Tash Rabat to Moldo village. This is medium difficulty ride along the colorful Naryn Valley. There is asphalt road running along the ancient route of Great Silk Road. Thousands of traders passed there with their goods from China on camels and horses. It is a nice chance to feel that you ride along the same way! Overnight in tents (1670m. alt.).
Day 4: Moldo village - Kyzyl Korgon canyon
After the breakfast we will ride towards the holy stones with ancient stone inscriptions (dating back to 800 B.C.). Afterwards we start riding to the Djumgal valley through Kara Keche pass (3381m). It is a region of high mountains, snow peaks, rocks, red canyons. Local walking in the red canyons. Night is in tents.
Day 5: Ride Kyzyl Korgon - Kyrk-Kyz pass 3223m
Today we will see fantastic colored rocks, abundant pastures and stunning panoramas. We will pass near the Kizil Oi (red canyon) village. It is a small poor community and you will have time to walk there to see the everyday life of Kyrgyz country side. On the way to the village you will see our eminent red canyons that are so difference from other mountains in Kyrgyzstan. This place always impresses travelers and they want to come back here again and again. Night is in the tents.
Day 6: Ride Kyrk-Kyz pass - Ter Jailak pass 2446m - Toluk village (50km)
Today we have a challenging day since there is difficult part of the route, but we will meet many Kyrgyz shepherds on the summer pastures. Even nowadays they come to this blessed place and you can see their way of life. Nomads are very hospitable to travelers and they are always glad to communicate with foreigners. They will be happy to invite you to see their felt dwellings and to try national drink kumis that has a real unusual taste. Night in tents.
Day 7: Ride and transfer to the Toktogul village
After breakfast we will ride to the village named Toktogul in honor of famous Kyrgyz musician. The road has a plenty of splendid views and you will never forget them. There it is become perfectly clear that the greatest architecture in the world is Mother Nature! Lunch and transfer to the village where you will be able to take long-awaited shower or drive to the artificial lake. Overnight in a home stay. Free time.
Day 8: Transfer to Bishkek city
In the morning we will drive to Bishkek city. Your heart will be approved away by the amazing scenery of the uninterrupted nature. In the city you will have free time to have rest and to walk in the capital. In the evening you will have a dinner in a restaurant and this night you will sleep in a hotel***.
Day 9: Bishkek
Today you will begin with a nice city tour. In the morning we will visit famous Osh bazaar. You are going to walk in the real oriental market and bargain for different goods like people from 1000 years ago! Then we will visit the central Ala-Too Square, Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Pobeda Square (Victory Square), the History Museum, National philharmonic, Oriental Bazaar, Art Gallery and other places of interest. A farewell dinner will be served at 7 o'clock. Night in a hotel***.
Day 10: Transfer to the airport
Your guide will take you from the hotel at time arranged before according to your flight details and accompany you to Manas International Airport.