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We can give our warm recommendations to anyone considering going to Kyrgyzstan in general, and with Ecotour in particular! We spent two weeks in some of Ecotour's yurt camps, and it was a highly memorable experience. Ecotour was very flexible and had arranged a programme that suited our wishes perfectly.

Tom & Karin Airaksinen
Stockholm, Sweden



46-A, Donskoy Pereulok
720040 Bishkek
Kyrgyz Republic


+996 557 802805 (English)
+996 772 802805 (English)
+996 555 913245 (German)
+996 700 584245 (English)


Two weeks cycling with children, age 8- 14 years old.

Date on request.

Price in euro’s:

2 parents +  child:





2 parents + 2 children:






2 parents + 3 children:






This program is specially designed for active, sportive families. If you have children between 8 and 14 years old who are energetic, adventures and love to cycle, this will be a tour they never forget. In 2 weeks you cycle through an interesting part of the country, stay in yurt camps in the mountains and at the shore of the lake. These locations vary in altitude from 1,600 to 2,450m. For children there are all kind of activities - swimming, hiking, horse riding or learning to ride on the small Kyrgyz horses. Regularly you will stay an extra night somewhere so you have a chance to hike, ride on horseback and discover the surrounded area. Cycling distances are between 37 and 54 km. Some days part of the itinerary will be done by car, to avoid cycling on busy high ways.

In Bishkek you will stay in hotel Umai located near the centre of the city, and in the mountains you will stay in yurts, nomadic dwelling made of felt. In each yurt camp a local family will take care of your needs whilst you are there. Luggage will be by transported by the minibus which will be with you during the whole tour and an interpreter (English or German) will accompany you during the trip. If needed, you can also use the minibus for transportation.

For this tour a good trekking bike or mountain bike with wide tires, is necessary. Most roads are tarmac roads and rather stony. You can bring your own bike or rent a good mountain bike in Bishkek.

If you have an adventurous family, if you are interested in the way nomads live, can forget luxury for a short while and enjoy the natural life, then this will be a holiday you will remember forever. Remember to bring your camera.

More details of the program are available on request.


Day 1 Departure from your home airport.

Day 2 Arrival at Manas Airport, transfer to hotel and some rest. Afternoon sightseeing Bishkek with guide/interpreter Stay in hotel Umai or equivalent.

Day 3 By car to starting point of the cycling tour in the Suusamyr valley. Then cycle 39 km to Kyzyl-Oi where you will stay in a B&B.

Day 4 Day in Kyzyl-Oi. Time to look/cycle around. Stay in B&B.

Day 5 Continue along the Kökomeren river to Chaek, small town where you can visit bazaar. Stay in B&B. 46 km cycling (alt 1677 m).

Day 6 The next stop will be the village Kyzart, 46 km cycling(alt 2229 m). Here you will stay with a local family in the village, a very simple accommodation.

Day 7 Continue to the Kyzart pass of 2664 m. It is not steep, but long way up, after 15 km you reach the highest point and then descend slowly, After 50 km at the altitude of 1920 m you reach he junction to the saltmine in Tuz . It is possible to visit this place in the saltmine there is a sanitarium for people with asthma and other medical problems. From here by car to Kochkor where you will stay in a B&B alt 1845 m.

Day 8 Leave Kochkor by car after 20 km, you start cycling after leaving the main road. In 46 km you cycle over a bad, flat asphalt road to the village Kara-Tala at the south side of the lake. Here you will stay with a local family. The shore of the lake is only a few km cycling from here. Total 46 km alt 1650 m.

Day 9 Today it is a short but rather hard itinerary. (if wanted part can be done by car.) In 35 km you climb up to the yurt camp Tuura-Suu in the alpine meadows at 2200m. The road is sometimes sandy and stony, the second part is through a beautiful gorge along a small river. Stay in yurt.

Day 10 Day in Tuura-Suu yurt camp. Here are horses and it is possible to go for a ride or hike in the mountains, visit the village and often children from the village come to sing and make music. Stay in yurt.

Day 11 Again, a rather difficult cycling day. Over the Ala Bash pass of 2365m and though the Kongur-Ölung valley to the yurt camp Temir-Kanat at 2450m. In Temir-Kant also it is possible to ride on horseback. Here again part of the itinerary can be done by car. Total 54 km. Stay in yurt.

Day 12 In 22 km you cycle down to the district town of Bokonbaevo (alt 1700m). Here you will meet a man wo hunts with golden eagles and other birds of prey. He will show his birds and tell about his profession. Then another 15 km to the yurt camp Sonun at the border of the lake.

Day 13 Day in Sonun, swimming or hiking in the badlands, a semi desert like area. Stay in yurt.

Day 14 By car back to Bishkek, in the afternoon some time for shopping and/or visiting the Osh bazaar Stay in hotel Umai or equivalent.

Day 15 Transfer to Manas Airport and departure.

In the price everything is included as written in the program.

Not included: flight, visa (if required), insurances, bicycle, personal expenses, entrees, tips, alcoholic and other bottled beverages.

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