Kyrgyzstan biking 07
Kyrgyzstan biking: Tour 7
Activity: Bike tour
Duration of the tour: 10 days
Places to visit: Bishkek - Naryn town - Tash Rabat caravanserai - Moldo village - Son Kul lake - Kyzyl Korgon canyon - Bishkek city
This bike tour includes the most known highlights of Kyrgyzstan. You will visit the best Kyrgyz attractions while biking in our country. This bike tour let you to discover the alluring land of Tien Shan and to have a rest in its picturesque gorges. Also you will stay at the bank of our famous Son Kul Lake that is located on the altitude of 3016 m above the sea level. It is a wild but very peaceful land where nomads still live in their felt houses.
Day 1: Arrival in Bishkek
Your will be met by a professional guide at Manas International Airport and accompanied to Bishkek City - capital of Kyrgyzstan (30 min. drive), to a hotel*** where you will have nice breakfast. After some rest you will have a trip to Natural Park Ala-Archa. It is located in the Ala-Arch gorge, in 45 km from Bishkek. You will walk amng staggering landscapes in one of the most beautiful gorges in Kyrgyzstan. Traditional dinner will be served at 7 p.m. Night in a Hotel***.
Day 2: Bishkek - Naryn town
In the morning we will be driven down to the Kichi-Naryn village (2351m. alt.) that is located not far from the confluence of the Kichi-Naryn and Naryn rivers(4 km). You will move along Naryn- the longest river in Kyrgyzstan river to the town of Naryn (2800 m. alt.). It is an administrative centre of the region and was built right in the gorge along the river Naryn. The road to Naryn will surprise you by remarkable and amazing mountains. The whole way will bike along improbable gorges and you will have many photo stops! Day is easy because you will ride on the main road. Lunch will be on the road. This night you spend in yurts as real nomads! Yurts are traditional nomadic dwellings that are made of felt and wood without using a single nail. It might be collapsed and constructed in one hour and to transmit yurt you need just one camel.
Day 3: Transfer or Ride Naryn - Tash Rabat caravanserai (130 km)
Today according to your decision you can ride or to be driven from Naryn to the Tash Rabat Caravanserai on the Great Silk Road (Stone Castle from the 14th century) that located at the very heart of Tian Shan Mountains. The gloomy building is a unique one there is nothing like this castle in the whole world. It was constructed of stones right inside a mountain at a height 3200 m above sea level. There are 31 rooms and underground prison cells for thieves. The thickness of walls is 1 m. You will spend the night in yurts near by the Tash Rabat.
Day 4: Ride (86 km) Tash Rabat - Moldo village
In the morning you will departure the dark Tash Rabat and ride to Moldo village. You will move by the route that was used by ancient traders at the time of Great Silk Road. Thousand of traders were moving there with goods from China on camels and horses. There is moderate difficulty asphalt road along the Naryn Valley. Overnight in tents (1670m. alt.).
Day 5: Moldo village - Son Kul Lake
Today according to your decision you can ride or to be transferred over the Kurtka Pass (3243m. alt.) to the second largest and the highest lake in Kyrgyzstan Son Kul Lake. To the beginning of the gorge you will ride by a slight descent. But later when you enter a narrow gorge with high sharp rock walls, in some places up to 200 meters begins a steep ascent to the pass. Son Kul located at an altitude of 3016 meters above sea level and surrounded by mountains and wide plentiful pasturelands. Kyrgyz nomads used to come to this area with their families for rest and relaxation. Herders of the Naryn region come to the lake to use it as a pastureland. After our arrival, you will be free to explore the virgin nature of the lake and its surroundings. Dinner and overnight is in nomadic collapsible dwellings - yurts. (3016 m. alt.)
Day 6: Son Kul Lake
After a long and difficult bicycle journey it is a good place to rest. We will walk in the Tian-Shan Mountains where every nomad will be glad to invite you to his yurt and entertain you with kumyz (national holy drink made of mare's milk). You will have a great opportunity to explore Kyrgyz nature and lifestyle on your own. You can ride a horse along the lake, or just enjoy the atmosphere of the wild, but calm nature. It is a great chance to get acquainted with nomadic traditions and culture. This night you will spend in tents.
Day 7: Ride Son Kul lake - Kyzyl Korgon canyon (80km)
After the breakfast we will visit the holy stones with ancient stone depictions (dating back to 800 B.C.) that are not far from the lake. Afterwards we will leave Son Kul and will ride to the Djumgal valley through Kara Keche pass (3381m). It is a region of lofty mountains, divine snow peaks, rocks,and red canyons. Local walking in the red canyons. Night in tents.
Day 8: Ride Kyzyl Korgon - Bishkek city
In the morning we will drive to Bishkek city. You will be charmed by the stunning scenery offered through views of the primeval nature. In the city you will have free time to go shopping and to walk in the capital. In the evening you will have a dinner in a restaurant and this night you will spend in a hotel***.
Day 9: Bishkek
You will start city tour with visiting our famous Osh bazaar. You will have opportunity to dip to atmosphere of oriental market on the Great Silk Road and bargain for different goods with local traders! 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 many others places of interest. A farewell dinner will be served at 7 o'clock. Night is in a hotel***.
Day 10: Transfer to the airport
Your guide will meet you at your hotel at the pick up time arranged previously according to your flight details and attend you to Manas International Airport.