Kyrgyzstan biking 03
Kyrgyzstan biking: Tour 3
Activity: Bike tour
Duration of the tour: 10 days
Biking in Kyrgyzstan is getting very popular among tourists. They come to Kyrgyzstan to explore life style of nomads and to have biking along our beautiful gorges. You will be cycling along beautiful gorges and sparkling rivers in order to see our pristine nature and unforgettable views. Our country attracts a lot of people that are fond of biking. And they always want to come back to Kyrgyzstan one more time.
Places to visit: Bishkek - Son Kul lake - 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 - Son Kul Lake
Today you will 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 3: 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 4: 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 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.