Kyrgyzstan biking 04
Kyrgyzstan biking: Tour 4
Activity: Bike tour
Duration of the tour: 8 days
We are ready to offer you super cycling tour! You will cycle in heavenly beautiful mountains and to visit at the same time the most known and interesting places. You will enjoy your time in Kyrgyzstan because our country is an outstanding place for cycling! The great verity of quickly changeable landscapes waiting for you on our mountain roads!
Places to visit: Bishkek - Chon Kemin valley - Kayindi village - Keuk-Ayrik pass - Chon Sary Oi village - Tamchi village - Kochkor - Sarybulak - Jalpak pass - 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 - Chon Kemin valley - Kayindi village
Transfer by car to Chon Kemin valley (200 km). First part of the road is along the Kyrgyz range. And you will enjoy th way because there are staggering views of snowy peaks and colorful slopes from the road. On the way to Chon Kemin, we will visit the Burana Tower (minaret from the 11th century) and an open air museum of Balbans (stone warriors). When we arrive to the Kayindi village we start riding about 50 km. overnight is in tents near the Keuk-Ayrik river (2290 alt.).
Day 3: Ride, Keuk-Ayrik pass 3889m - Chon Sary Oi village - transfer Tamchi village
Today we will ride to Issyk Kul lake, crossing Keuk Ayrik pass. Our car doesn't drive with us; driver will meet us in the Sary Oi village. Lunch on the Keuk Ayrik pass. From the village we drive to Tamchi village. Tamchi is located on the northern shore of "the pearl of Central Asia"- Issyk Kul Lake the second largest alpine lake in the world (1608m. above sea level). The Lake is also called. Because of the salty water, Lake Issyk Kul possesses healing qualities. Night in a guesthouse.
Day 4: Transfer Tamchi - Kochkor - Sarybulak
In the morning we transfer to Kochkor village by car via Orto Tokoi water reservoir. At the Kochkor you will meet a family that produce national felt carpets according traditional technologies. You will take part in show and can create your own carpet together with them! Later, you will visit Kyrgyz Handicraft museum there in the village. Then ride on an asphalt road to Sary Bulak village (2310 m. alt., 38 km). Transfer (7 km, 2390m. alt.) by bike on dirt road to confluence of Kara-Kudjur and Biulioomiu rivers. Overnight in tents.
Day 5: Ride by bike to the foot of Jalpak pass (58 km, 3345 m)
Today we have to ride to the foot of Jalpak pass. It is a very picturesque spot that will take you away. You will see many unforgettable views of mountains along the whole way. This place is quite far from the civilization and you can enjoy to the full its untouched nature. The ride is not very difficult on dirt road that is in satisfactory condition. Landscape in the gorge is almost the similar to tundra. You will spend this night in tents.
Day 6: Ride to the Jalpak pass (3345m. alt.) - Bishkek
In the morning you will ride to the Jalpak pass and then very pleasing descent (25 km) to Korumdu valley. From there you ride to Kara Saz region till the the Dzhylangach river (confluence of the Balgart and Dzhylangach rivers that forms the Kichi-Naryn river). After lunch we will transfer back 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 7: 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 8: 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.