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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

 

 

 

 



address:
46-A, Donskoy Pereulok
720040 Bishkek
Kyrgyz Republic

phones:

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

ecotour@infotel.kg

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Explore the mountains of Kyrgyzstan by mountain bike

20 days through uncharted territory (for experienced riders)

Level of difficulty: This tour of almost 850 km is meant for very experienced riders in good physical condition. Mountain passes, bad tracks, off-road, and stiff climbs going over 3,000m characterize this route. Not all slopes are steep but some are very long and on dirt roads. However it is worth the effort. On your journey you will enjoy remarkable scenery and have the chance to visit the nomads who live in the mountains during summer. The hospitality of the nomads is simply legendary. On rest days you can relax in our yurt camps where you will have the opportunity to hike, take a swim or ride a horse.

Accommodation: In Bishkek you will spend the night in the Umai Hotel close to the centre of town. En route you will stay with families in villages or in yurts with the herdsmen. Sometimes you will sleep in tents that will be transported in the minibus.

Group: 4 to 8 participants. Distance - 45 to 115km a day, depending on the level of difficulty of the stage. You will be accompanied by an English speaking interpreter. Your luggage will be transported in a vehicle.

Bicycle: Ideally you should bring your own bicycle. However bicycle rental is available. Because of the bad condition of the tracks it has to be a solid mountain bike. No other bikes are suitable.

The itinerary can be done also in opposite direction.

A detailed description will be send to you on request

Programme

Day 1 Departure from your local airport.

Day 2 Arrival at Manas Airport and transfer to the Umai Hotel. After a short rest and light lunch then preparing the bicycles followed by some sightseeing in Bishkek. Stay in hotel.

Day 3 By car through the tunnel in Too-Ashuu pass to the Suusamyr valley. From Suusamyr start cycling south along Kokomeren river on a tarmac road to a small village Kyzyl-Oi descending down to 1,750m. Total 38 km. Stay with a local family.

Day 4 Pass through the village of Chaek, at 1,700m and then up to mountains. 80 km. Stay in tents.

Day 5 Over the Kara-Keche pass (3,300m). From here there is good view of Lake Son-Kol. Down to the lake. Stay in yurts.

Day 6 Cycling from one side of the lake to the other. Cycling 28-45 km depending on where the yurts are pitched. Stay in yurts.

Day 7 Cycle up to the Kalmak-Ashuu pass (3,317 m), descend into the Tolok Valley (2,500 m). Stay in tents. Total 64 km.
 
Day 8 Rather short distance to cycle today into a beautiful valley of Solton-Sary, passing by green meadows and shepherds’ yurts. 44km. Stay in tents (2,900m).

Day 9 Leave the valley and climb to 3,400m. Descend into the Kara-Kudjur Valley. Continue from Sary-Bulak to the village of Kochkor by minibus. 75km of cycling. Stay in B&B.

Day 10 From Kochkor to a village on the south shore of Lake Issyk-Kul. Overnight in the village with a local family. Total 73 km over a rather flat, but bad road.

Day 11 Along a small river into the mountains to a yurt camp (2,200 m) using a beautiful, but rather difficult, tarmac road. Total 35 km. Stay in yurts.

Day 12 Hiking and horse riding. Visit to herdsmen, and tasting kymys (the Kyrgyz national drink made from mare’s milk). The local children sing their folksongs and play traditional musical instruments. Stay in yurt.
 
Day 13 Along a tarmac, sometimes sandy, rather difficult road through the Kongur-Ölöng Valley over a pass of 2,365 m to Temir-Kanat yurt camp at 2,450m. Total 60km. Stay in yurts.

Day 14 Rest/leisure day in yurt camp . Possible to hike or cycle into the mountains or go horse riding. Stay in yurts.

Day 15 Descend 20km down to Bokonbaevo at 1,700m and from there climb up to a yurt camp at 2,500 m. Total 32 km. Stay in yurts.

Day 16 Down to Sonun yurt camp near Lake Issyk-Kul. This is a rather easy route. The last 2 km is over a sandy dry path into the badlands. Total 20 km. Stay in yurts.

Day 17 From Sonun to Kemin by minibus and then cycling on a secondary road to Orlovka ski base. 37km. Stay in bungalows.

Day 18 Cycling 44km from Orlovka to Tokmok with a stop at Burana tower. From Tokmok to Bishkek by minibus. Stay in hotel.

Day 19 Day without programme. Stay in hotel.

Day 20 Transfer to Manas Airport and departure

Due to unforeseen circumstances, it might be necessary to make small changes in the program. We ask for your understanding.

The price includes, from arrival at until departure from Manas Airport, everything except flight, visa (if required), insurance, alcoholic and bottled beverages.

For bookings of 4, or more, persons we offer a 5% discount.

Kyrgyzstan is a land full of beautiful experiences and wonders unique...
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cycling tour in Kyrgyzstan

If you ride your bike frequently, have a good physical condition
and are not scared of a short climb,
then this trip suits you perfectly.

 

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Date   July 1
 
July 20
   

Price

 

€ 1.450

   
Group 4 - 8
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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