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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)

E-mail: info@ecotour.kg
elmirakalmakova@gmail.com






Explore the mountains of Kyrgyzstan by mountain bike

A 15 day tour through uncharted territory for experienced riders.

Dates in 2019: 07/06 - 21/06 and 23/07 – 06/08.
Price: 1195 p.p. if 4 or more participants.

This is a 15 day tour on your own or rented bicycle in a country not often visited by western tourists. Meet the nomads and their culture. Sleep in yurts, the nomadic tents made of felt. Visit the herdsmen in the summer pastures, watch kymyz (fermented mare’s milk) being made.

During this tour you will stay in small hotels, with local families and in yurt camps where a family from the village will take care of you. If you have a good physical condition, have experience with cycling in mountainous area’s and get not upset by unexpected situations, you will enjoy this tour very much. Our trips are especially suitable for those who do not insist on luxury, love the mountains, appreciate the silence and do not want to travel in large groups.

Level of difficulty: this is not an extreme difficult tour. The tour passes through mountainous regions with frequent slopes and every now and then a stiff climb (usually graded as 3rd level. You need to bring a good mountain bike or tracking bike with wide tires and a helmet. Roads are sometimes rather stony and not very smooth. It is also possible to rent a good bike in Bishkek.

Travelling in a group: a group consists of a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 8 participants. The average cycling distances per day are between 40 and 95 km. If necessary, you can ride along in the car. Your luggage will be transported by minibus, along with the English or German speaking interpreter.

Day by day programme

Day 1 Departure from your local airport.

Day 2 Arrival at Manas airport where you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Free until lunch then preparing the bicycles followed by a short cycling trip north of Bishkek.

Day 3 By car to Tokmok, where you will visit the Burana Tower, a remnant of a town at the Silk road. From here you cycle over a secondary, rather flat road, to the village Kemin. Then continue by car to Cholpon-Ata at the north side of Lake Issyk-Kul. Stay in hotel. (50 km cycling).

Day 4 Continue by car till Oruktu, in an open-air spa you can take a bath, then cycle to Karakol. After Tupp you will have the first short climb and descend. Stay in guesthouse (85 km asphalt road).

Day 5 First along the south shore of Lake Issyk-Kul to Jeti-Ögus, famous for its red rocks, then continue to the village Jengish at the lake. Stay in guesthouse. Still rater good road, partly asphalt. (35 km and 55 km, 90 km in total).

Day 6 Cycling into the Juuku valley, not far from Jengish . Then on to the Tosor canyon, here a more difficult part of the itinerary will start. Stay in Tosor in yurt or guesthouse. (34 km tarmac and stony road, 36 km good road, total 70 km cycling).

Day 7 Ascend in 21 km over a rather difficult stony road from 1650 to 2100m to the end of the gorge, then over alpine meadows and along some small villages to the yurt camp Boz-Salkin at 2500m. You cycle again over a rather difficult stony gravel road with small climbs between 2100 and 2500m. Stay in yurt (total 45 km).
 
Day 8 In 12 km you descend to Bokonbaevo, district capital of the Tong region at 1650m. Here you meet a man who hunts with golden eagles. Continue to the yurt camp Temir-Kanat at 2450m. Partly asphalt, partly gravel. Last 100 m. up is very steep, maybe you have to walk. Stay in yurt (12 + 28 km, total 40 km).

Day 9 Descent to the Kongur-Ölung valley, next to the village Kyzyl-Tuu at the road along the lake. Visit a family that makes yurt frames and yurt decorations, continue to Kara Tala Village where you will spend the night with a local family. Rather good road with one long climb from 1700- to 2100m (false flat)(total 57km).

Day 10 Continue along the lake, then turn into a dry semi dessert area to reach the road to Kochkor, centre of felt making. Stay in B&B (total 68 km).

Day 11 Leave Kochkor and turn to the west, to Kyzart. If interested you can stop on the way to visit a salt mine with a sanatorium for respiratory illnesses. You will cross a pass of 2660m. then reach the village. Stay with local family. Most part of the road gravel with stones, sometimes bad asphalt. Climb from 1800 – 2660m. and the descent to 2230m. (total 72 km).

Day 12 Continue to the west, road biomes better even sometimes new asphalt. Pas Chaek (alt 1700m) and continue along the Kökomeren river to the nice village of Kyzyl-Oi (alt 1775m) Stay in B&B (total 95 km).

Day 13 Continue cycling along the river though the Suusamyr valley till you reach the junction with the main road Osh - Bishkek. (50 km cycling) From there by car through the Tor-Ashuu tunnel back to Bishkek. Stay in hotel Umai or equivalent.

Day 14 Day without set program, time for shopping and/or visit Museum and Osh bazaar. Prepare bikes for departure. Lunch not included. Farewell diner. Stay in hotel Umai or equivalent.

Day 15 Transfer to the 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.

Should there are less than 4 participants for this tour, you will be requested to pay an additional fee to take this tour individually or with a small group.

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   June 7
 
June 21
   

Price

1195 euro p.p. 

   
Group 4 - 8
 
 
Date   July 23
 
August 6
   

Price

1195 euro p.p. 

   
Group 4 - 8
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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