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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 the south shore of lake Issyk-Kul in 2 weeks

Our new cycling program, an expedition for the experienced and adventurous cyclists
A more detailed description is available on request

Level of difficulty: This tour of nearly 650 km cycling has been created for experienced riders in good physical condition. The route takes in 2 passes (3,320 m, 2,664 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 have the opportunity to hike, take a swim or ride on horseback. The route starts in Talas, the capital of the most western province of Kyrgyzstan and ends in Sonun on the southside of Lake Issyk-Kul. You will cross a large part of the country encountering a diversity of landscapes. The start is in area without tourism and the finish near Tokmok, 60 from Bishkek.

Accommodation:: In Bishkek you will spend the night in Umai, a hotel in the centre of the town. En route you will stay with local families in villages, in tents (transported by car), or in yurt camps.

Group: 4 - 8 participants.

Distance: 32-92 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 a short rest and light lunch there will be time to prepare/collect your bicycle before some sightseeing in Bishkek. Stay in hotel.

Day 3 By minibus to Talas, the starting point of the tour. In the afternoon cycle to the Manas Mausoleum (2 x 15 km). Stay in B&B.

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

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

Day 7 Cycle to just before the Kyzart Pass. Total 93 km. Stay in B&B.
Day 8 Cycle over the Kyzart Pass (2664 m) to Kochkor. Total 77 km. Stay in B&B.

Day 9 Cycle to the yurt camp at Tuura-Suu (2,200m) stopping for lunch with a local family in Kara-Tala. Total 98 km. Stay in yurts.

Day 10 Day in Tuura-Suu 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) Total 70 km. 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 45 km. Stay in yurts.

Day 13 Minibus to Kemin through the Boom Gorge and then cycling to the ski base at Orlovka over a secondary road. Total 37km. Stay in cottages.

Day 14 Continue on the secondary road to Tokmok stopping to see the Burana Tower. Total 44km. From Tokmok to Bishkek by minibus. Stay in hotel.

Day 15 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 14
Price € 1275
Group 4 - 6











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