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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)


Explore the mountains of Kyrgyzstan by mountain bike

A tour through uncharted territory for experienced riders.

Dates: 29/5 -12/6, 15/6 – 29/6 and 19/7 - 2/8 2020

Price 1350-euro p.p if 4 or more participants.

Level of difficulty - this tour has been designed for very experienced riders in good physical condition. Mountain passes, bad tracks, off-road, and stiff climbs going over 3,000m characterise 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.

Accommodation - in Bishkek you will spend the night in the Umai Hotel (or similar) 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 transported by 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 guide/interpreter. Your luggage will be transported in a vehicle.

Bicycle - ideally you should bring your own bicycle and must bring your own helmet. However, bicycle rental is available. Due to the bad condition of the tracks it must be a solid mountain bike. No other bikes are suitable.


Day 1: Departure from your home airport.

Day 2: Arrival at Manas airport where we will meet and take you to your hotel. Free until lunch then we prepare the bicycles followed by a short cycling trip north of Bishkek.

Day 3: By minibus through the tunnel at the Too-Ashuu Pass (2.564m) into the Suusamyr Valley. After the tunnel we start cycling south along the Kökomeren River on a tarmac road to the small village of Kyzyl-Oi, descending down to 1,750m. Total 60 km. Stay with a local family.

Day 4: Pass through the village of Chaek (1,700m) and then up in to the mountains. Total 80km. Accommodation 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. Total 115km.

Day 6: We cycle from one side of the lake to the other. We cycle about 50km depending on where the yurts are pitched. Stay in yurts.

Day 7: Cycle up to the Kalmak-Ashuu Pass (3,317m) and descend into the Tolok Valley (2,400m). We will stay with a local family in the nearby village. Distance 50km.
Day 8: Today a rather short distance across the Dolon Pass and then we turn into a beautiful valley. Stay in tents at 2,900m. Total 45 km cycling.

Day 9: We leave the valley and climb to 3,400m. Descend into the Kara-Kudjur Valley. From Sary-Bulak to the village of Kochkor we can either go by minibus or continue cycling. 75km or 110km cycling. Stay in B&B.

Day 10: From Kochkor to Kara-Tala, a village on the south shore of Lake Issyk-Kul, a 65km ride. From here it is a short ride to the shore of the lake. We will spend the night here with a local family.

Day 11: First over asphalt road until Kara Koo where we turn into the Kongur-Ölong Valley and cycle over a tarmac, sometimes sandy, rather difficult road to Toguz Bulak where we will have lunch with a local family there. From here we continue to the Temir-Kanat yurt camp. Stay in yurts. 70 km cycling.

Day 12: From Temir-Kanat down to Bokonbaevo, by the lake, and into the Boz-Salkin Valley (2,500m). We ride over a very stony, and rather difficult, small road until we reach the entrance of the Tosor Canyon. From here down to Lake Issyk-Kul again. Total 72 km. Stay in yurt or guesthouse in Tosor.
Day 13: Today is an easier day, cycling along the coast to the yurt camp Sonun, very close to the beach, where we can relax and swim in the lake. 39 km. Stay in yurts.

Day 14: Return by minibus to Bishkek, stopping in Bokonbaevo to meet a man who hunts with golden eagles. He will tell about his profession and show his bird(s). In Bishkek we will have some time for shopping. Stay in hotel.

Day 15: 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.

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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