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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)

From west to east in 21 days

Date: 31/07 – 20/08 2017 Price: 1525 euro p.p. if 4 or more participants

An expedition for the experienced and adventurous cyclists
A more detailed description is available on request

Level of difficulty: This tour of nearly 1,000 km cycling has been created for very experienced riders in good physical condition. The route takes in 4 passes, (3,320m, 2,664m 2,200m and 2.495 m) cycling over deserted roads, some asphalt, some dirt. Not all slopes are steep, but some are very long. However, it is worth the effort. Along the way you will enjoy striking scenery and have the chance to visit nomads who live in the mountains during summer. The hospitality of the nomads is simply legendary. On rest days enjoy staying in our yurt camps where you will have the opportunity to hike, take a swim or ride horses. The route starts in Talas, the capital of the most western province of Kyrgyzstan and ends at the Burana Tower in the Chui Valley from here you continue to Bishkek by car. You will cross the whole country encountering a diversity of landscapes. The start is in area without tourism, then to and around Lake Issyk-Kul and finishing in the biggest valley in Kyrgyzstan – the Chui Valley.

Accommodation: In Bishkek you will stay in a small, pleasant hotel close to the centre of the city. En route you will stay in B&Bs in villages, in tents (transported by car), or in yurts.

Group: 4 - 6 participants.

Distance: 36-92 km a day, depending on the level of difficulty of the route. You will be accompanied by an English speaking interpreter. Your luggage is transported by car.

Bicycle: You may bring your own bicycle or rent a bicycle in Bishkek. Due to the bad condition of some of the tracks, your bicycle must be a solid mountain or tracking bike with wide tires and good springs. No other bikes are suitable.


Day 1 Departure from your local airport.

Day 2 Arrival at Manas Airport and transfer to your hotel. After lunch preparation of bicycles followed by some sightseeing. Stay in hotel.

Day 3 By minibus through the tunnel (2565m) at Too-Ashuu Pass to Talas, the starting point of the tour. (300 km). In the afternoon cycle to the Manas Mausoleum (2 x 15km). Altitude 1,250m. Stay in B&B.

Days 4-5 Cycling to the Suusamyr Valley (2200m) via Aral and TaldyBulak and over the Otmok Pass (3,200 m). Total 200km. Stay in tents.

Day 6 Cycle south along the Kokomeren River on a tarmac road to the small village of Kyzyl-Oi, descending down to 1,750m. Total 38km. Stay in B&B.

Day 7 Cycle 45km of dirt road along the Kokomeren river gorge until you reach the main road to Kochkor. Continue to just before the Kyzart Pass on partly new, partly old asphalt. Total 93km. Stay in B&B.
Day 8 Cycle over the Kyzart Pass (2,664m) down to Kochkor at 1800m, the capital village of the district. Total 77km. Stay in B&B.

Day 9 Cycle past the Orto-Tokoy water reserve on a secondary car road to the village Kara-Talaa stopping for lunch with a local family. Then onto the yurt camp at Tuura-Suu (2,200m). Total 98km. The last 35km is a tough road. Stay in yurts.

Day 10 Day in Tuura-Suu visiting the village, hiking or horse riding in the mountains. Stay in yurts.

Day 11
Along a partly very bad road, over the Ala Bash Pass (2,360m) to the yurt camp at Temir-Kanat (2,450m). The last kilometre is a steep climb. Total 70km. Stay in yurts.

Day 12 Cycle down to the Sonun Yurt Camp close to the shores of Lake Issyk-Kul. Opportunity to swim in the lake. Total 35km. The last 2km is a sand path. Stay in yurts.

Day 13 Follow the southern shore of the lake to the village of Jenish. Total 65km. Stay in B&B with shower.

Day 14 Keep heading East to the yurt camp at Jeti-Oguz, a lush valley with some striking red sandstone rock formations including the “Seven Bulls” from which the valley takes its name. The last 20km ascending from 1600m to 2300m. Total 65km. Stay in yurts.

Day 15 Cycle to Karakol, the biggest town in the Issyk-Kul region. In the afternoon walk around the city to visit the Russian Orthodox Church and the Dungan Mosque. Total 37km. Stayin B&B.

Day 16 On to the yurt camp at Kara-Kyz which is situated at the edge of a forest. The last part of the road is rather bad. Total 35km. Stay in yurt.

Day 17
Head west along the northern shore of the lake to Tamchy Village. You can cycle until Ananyevo, the part of the road with less traffic (105km) and then continue by bus till Tamchy. Stay in a B&B.

Day 18 By minibus to Kemin through the Boom Gorge and then cycle to the ski base at Orlovka over a secondary road. Total 37km. Stay in cottages.

Day 19
Continue on the secondary road to Tokmok stopping to see the Burana Tower, a remnant of an old Silk Road town. The tower is part of the minaret of the town of Balasagun that was the capital of the Karahanieden in the 11th century. In 1974 the tower was restored and now you can climb up inside the tower and enjoy the beautiful view of the surrounding mountains. Total 44km. From Tokmok to Bishkek by minibus. Stay in hotel.

Day 20
Free day in Bishkek, lunch not included. Stay in hotel.

Day 21 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 31
August 20
Price (p.p.) € 1.525
Group 4 - 6











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