Kyrgyzstan biking 04
Activity: Bike tour
Duration of the tour: 10 days
Places to visit: Bishkek - Tash Rabat caravanserai - Moldo village - Kyzyl Korgon canyon - Kyrk-Kyz pass - Ter Jailak pass - Toluk village - Toktogul village - Bishkek city
In Kyrgyzstan cycling is very popular among the travelers. They come in Kyrgyz Republic to have biking along our beautiful gorges and to find out more about the nomadic way of lifestyle. You will see different landscapes of Kyrgyzstan during one bike tour. You will be surprised that the views change so fast. Lots of people, who are fond of biking, arrive in our republic, and all of them want to come back here one more time.
Day 1: Arrival in Bishkek
In Manas International Airport your guide will pick you up and accompany you to Bishkek. Transfer for the Airport to Bishkek City takes half an hour. On arrival in Bishkek you will start the day with a breakfast. You will have a rest after accommodation in the hotel*** that is located in the tranquil part of the city. Today an excursion to Natural Park Ala-Archa will be organized for you. The Ala - Archa Park is situated 45 km south Bishkek, on the Kyrgyz Ridge (a spur of Tien - Shan), in the Ala-Arch Gorge. In order to observe this famous gorge you will go on the top of the mountain. Transfer to Bishkek. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. Overnight is in the hotel***.
Today you will be transferred to the Tash Rabat Caravanserai on the Great Silk Road (Stone Castle from the 14th century). The building is a unique one. Tash Rabat is located at the very heart of Tian Shan Mountains. And it has no analogue in the whole world, because it was made of stones and furthermore it was built inside a mountain at a height 3200 m above sea level. In total there are 31 rooms in the mountain. The thickness of walls is 1 m. There are also underground prison cells for ancient thieves. You will spend the night in yurts near by the Tash Rabat.
Day 3: Ride (86 km) Tash Rabat - Moldo village
After packing your backpacks, in the morning, you will cycle to Moldo village from Tash Rabat. This way was used by ancient traders at the time of Great Silk Road. Thousand of traders were passing there with their goods from China on horses and camels. It is a nice chance to feel that you ride along the same way! It is moderate difficulty ride along the Naryn Valley. Asphalt road. Overnight stay is in the tent camp at the altitude of 1670 m. a. s. l.
Day 4: Moldo village - Kyzyl Korgon canyon
After the breakfast we will ride in direction of the holy stones with ancient stone inscriptions (dating back to 800 B.C.). Afterwards we will leave Son Kul and will ride to the Djumgal valley through Kara Keche pass (3381m). It is a region of high mountains, snow peaks, rocks, red canyons. Local walking in the red canyons. Night in tents.
Day 5: Ride Kyzyl Korgon - Kyrk-Kyz pass 3223m
This day we will see summer pastures, panoramic views and rocks of different colors. We will pass near the Village of Kyzyl Oi (red canyon). On the way to the village you will see our famous red canyons that are completely different from other mountains in Kyrgyz Republic. This place always impresses travelers and they want to come back there one more time. Kyzyl Oi is a small poor village in the mountains. You will have time to walk there and to see the life of Kyrgyz people in countryside. Overnight stay is in the tent camp.
Day 6: Ride Kyrk-Kyz pass - Ter Jailak pass 2446m - Toluk village (50km)
Our today's route will be difficult. On the way we will meet many Kyrgyz herdsmen on their summer pastures (jailoo). Even these days they come to this are and you can see their way of life. Nomads are always glad to communicate with foreign visitors. You can ask them about their life and to see their felt dwellings - yurts. The Kyrgyz people are very hospitable and it will be possible to try national drink - kymis that is made of mare's milk and it is fermented. Kymis has really unusual taste. Overnight stay is in the tent camp.
Day 7: Ride and transfer to the Toktogul village
We start our cycling after breakfast. The chauffeur will drive behind us. The way has a bounty of unbelievable views, which you will never forget. It becomes clear when you are there that the best creation is natural world! Lunch. Transfer to the Village where we can take a shower. Optionally it is possible to drive to the artificial lake. Free time for leisure. Night is in the home stay.
Day 8: Transfer to Bishkek City
We will drive to Bishkek City in the morning. You will be carried away by the remarkable landscapes offered through views of the virgin nature. You will have free time in the city to go shopping and to walk. You will have a dinner in a restaurant in the evening. This night you will spend in the hotel***.
Day 9: Bishkek
This morning we will have a city tour. This tour includes the visiting of the central Ala-Too Square, Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Pobeda Square (Victory Square), the History Museum, National philharmonic, Oriental Bazaar, Art Gallery and many others places of interest. Then we will visit our famous Osh Bazaar. You will walk there and bargain for different goods and you will have a feeling as if you are 1000 years ago! At 7 o'clock in the evening a farewell dinner will be served. Overnight stay is in the hotel***.
Day 10: Transfer to the airport
At the time arranged previously according to your flight details your guide will meet you in your hotel and accompany you to the International Airport of Manas.