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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

A two-week tour through uncharted territory for experienced riders

Level of difficulty: This tour 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 on horseback.

Accommodation: In Bishkek you will spend the night in the Umai, a hotel in the centre of the town. En route you will stay with families in villages or in yurts with the herdsmen. Sometimes you will sleep in tents transported by car.

Group: to 8 participants. Distance - 45 to 115 km 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 also be done in opposite direction.

A detailed description will be send to you on requestю

Programme

Day 1 Departure.

Day 2 Arrival to Bishkek. Free until lunch then preparing the bicycles followed by a short cycling trip north of Bishkek.

Day 3 By car through the tunnel in Too-Ashuu pass (alt. 2.564 m.) 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 43 km. Stay with a local family.

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

Day 6 Cycling from one side of the lake to the other. Cycling around 50 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 (2.400 m). Stay with a local family in the nearby village, distance 50 km.
 
Day 8 Rather short distance to cycle today into a beautiful valley/ 44km. Overnight 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 or continue cycling 75 km or 110 km cycling. Stay in B&B.

Day 10 From Kochkor to Kara-Tala a village at the south shore of Lake Issyk-Kul. Stay with local family, 65 km over partly bad asphalt.

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 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 13 From Temir-Kanat back to Bishkek, on the way a stop near Tokmok to visit the Burana tower to see the remnants of a town at the Silk Road. Stay in hotel Umai.

Day 14 Day without program, time for shopping. Visit Osh bazaar. Lunch not included.

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   July 2
 
July 15
   

Price

1295 euro p.p. 

   
Group 4 - 8
 
 
Date   August 8
 
August 22
   

Price

1295 euro p.p. 

   
Group 4 - 8
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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