Kyrgyzstan biking 01
Kyrgyzstan biking: Tour 1
Activity: Bike tour
Duration of the tour: 10 days
Biking tours are very popular in Kyrgyzstan that is why travelers and tourists from all over the world come to Kyrgyzstan to enjoy its nature while cycling. Our country consists 93% of mountains and you can visit so many magnificent gorges during one tour. We tried to combine this bike tour with visiting of the most attractive places in Kyrgyzstan. Also you will have a great 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 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 - Tash Rabat caravanserai
Today you will be driven 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 3: 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 is in tents (1670m. alt.).
Day 4: Moldo village - Kyzyl Korgon canyon
After the breakfast we will ride in direction of the holy stones with ancient stone inscriptions (dating back to 800 B.C.). Afterwards we will leave Son Kul and will ride 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 in tents.
Day 5: Ride Kyzyl Korgon - Kyrk-Kyz pass 3223m
Today we will see variously colored rocks, stunning panoramas and the widest pastures. We pass near a small poor village called Kizil Oi (red canyon) that is hidden in the mountains. There you will have time to walk and to see the country side life of Kyrgyz people. On the way to the village you will see our famous red canyons that are completely uncommon for mountains in Kyrgyzstan. This place will impresses you and you will want to come back there one more time. Night is in the tents.
Day 6: Ride Kyrk-Kyz pass - Ter Jailak pass 2446m - Toluk village (50km)
Here, the rout is difficult, but we will meet many Kyrgyz shepherds who spent here summer on the summer pastures. Even nowadays they come to this place so you will see their way of life. Nomads are very hospitable and they are always glad to relate with foreigners. You can ask them about their life and they will show you their felt dwellings. And of course here you can try national drink kumis. It is made of fermented mare's milk. Night is in tents.
Day 7: Ride and transfer to the Toktogul village
After breakfast we will ride to Toktogul village and our car will follow us. The road has many really improbable views and you won't be able forget them. There it is become clear for anybody that Mother Nature is the best architecture in the world! Lunch and transfer to the village where you will take a shower or drive to the artificial lake. Overnight is in a home stay.
Day 8: Transfer to 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.