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Bicycle trip in Kyrgyzstan

Bicycle trip in Kyrgyzstan

Bicycle trip in Kyrgyzstan

Bicycle trip in Kyrgyzstan

Price
$950
+ flight to Bishkek and back home
Duration
11 days
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We will cycle for 427 km across probably the most pristine country in Asia - Kyrgyzstan. The famous Issyk-Kul lake and Toktogul dam, hot springs in Issyk-Ata and horseback riding around stunning Son-kol lake, colourful Fergana valley and deserted Suusamyr. These are just some of the points that we will visit. We will also explore Bishkek and visit several serene towns, meet friendly locals living in traditional yurts in remote areas, and enjoy fresh trout and other delicious local produce.

  • Day 1
    Arrival in Bishkek, checking into a hostel. After some rest we will try local dishes, pick out bicycles in the rental and explore the city center.
  • Day 2
    In the morning we go the starting point of our test route. We cycle for 18 km uphill to Chunkurchak, then hop in the car for another 11 km to the famous ethnic restaurant. After lunch we cycle back downhill to Bishkek and enjoy trout in the restaurant.
  • Day 3
    We drive to Issyk-Ata (1.5 hours) where we visit a waterfall and have lunch in the cafe run by Dungan national minority people. We then continue our drive until we switch to bicycles and descend to Burana tower (34 km) enjoying unbelievable views on the way. We visit the tower, which is a large minaret known as a trademark of Kyrgyzstan. Then we hop in the car and drive in the direction of Issyk-Kul lake. After dinner in a roadside cafe we continue our way to Kyzyl-Tu village where we setup our tents for the night.
  • Day 4
    After breakfast we drive for 12 km, then hop on bicycles for another 12 km and reach a large saltwater lake. Here we swim and rest, then travel for 100 km by car to Kochkor village where we stop for lunch. Later we drive to alpine Son-Kol lake, where we enjoy views, rest and then cycle downhill for 34 km. We will spend the night with friendly locals in a traditional yurt and have dinner of trout, kumis and other local produce.
  • Day 5
    After breakfast we enjoy horseback riding on picturesque meadows with carpets of wildflowers and herbs. Donkeys on pasture can also be ridden. After lunch we hop in the car which takes us to the point where we switch to bicycles for a 24 km descend. We setup our tents for the night.
  • Day 6
    We take off to Kazarman town in the colorful Ferghana valley. The town stands on picturesque Naryn river - the biggest river of Kyrgyzstan. We go 2700 meters above sea level by car, then hop on bicycles for a 77 km descend. In town we check into a guesthouse and have dinner.
  • Day 7
    In the morning we drive to Jalal-Abad (145 km), known for mineral springs and medicinal mud baths. At several points during this trip we switch to bicycles traveling for 85 km in total. We check into a guesthouse and explore serene town.
  • Day 8
    After breakfast we take a short 30 minutes drive to hot springs where we spend a couple of hours relaxing. Then we take a 210 km car ride to Sary-Chelek lake and have lunch in a camping zone. We walk near the lake, marveling at beautiful scenery, then cycling downhill back to our guesthouse for 16 km and have dinner.
  • Day 9
    After breakfast the car takes us 900 m above sea level where we hop on bicycles and proceed to Toktogul water dam famous for its unbelievable color of water. After lunch we head to a deserted Suusamyr valley - a 22 km bicycle descend. We check into a guesthouse, enjoy dinner and fresh kumis.
  • Day 10
    The car takes us 3500 m above sea level where we hop on bicycles and descend to Sosnovka passing by canyons of grandiose mountains. We have lunch in the village and then continue our journey to the small Buddhist temple 20 km from Bishkek. There we will meet hospitable locals, have dinner, participate in the evening ceremony and spend the night.
  • Day 11
    Those interested can participate in the morning Buddhist ceremony and do yoga. After breakfast we head to Bishkek airport and fly back home.
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At a Glance
Issyk-Kul lake, Hot springs, Burana tower, Stunning mountains and lakes, Fresh trout, Horseback riding, Night in a yurt
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Dates Availability
2017
15.06 - 25.06 less than 5 spaces
30.06 - 10.07 Sold out
2018
15.06 - 25.06 Available for booking
30.06 - 10.07 Available for booking
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2017
15 June - 25 June less than 5 spaces $950 Rus.,Ukr. Book
30 June - 10 July Sold out $950 Rus.,Ukr. Closed
2018
15 June - 25 June Available for booking $950 Rus.,Ukr.,Eng. Book
30 June - 10 July Available for booking $950 Rus.,Ukr.,Eng. Book
Departures 15.06.2017 - 25.06.2017
Availability less than 5 spaces
Price $950
This group speaks Rus.,Ukr.
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Departures 30.06.2017 - 10.07.2017
Availability Sold out
Price $950
This group speaks Rus.,Ukr.
Book Closed
Departures 15.06.2018 - 25.06.2018
Availability Available for booking
Price $950
This group speaks Rus.,Ukr.,Eng.
Book Book
Departures 30.06.2018 - 10.07.2018
Availability Available for booking
Price $950
This group speaks Rus.,Ukr.,Eng.
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Trip deposit - $300.
Group size 6-8 persons.

We will cycle for 427 km across probably the most pristine country in Asia - Kyrgyzstan. The famous Issyk-Kul lake and Toktogul dam, hot springs in Issyk-Ata and horseback riding around stunning Son-kol lake, colourful Fergana valley and deserted Suusamyr. These are just some of the points that we will visit. We will also explore Bishkek and visit several serene towns, meet friendly locals living in traditional yurts in remote areas, and enjoy fresh trout and other delicious local produce.

Is this trip for you? 

This trip is of above average difficulty, and is suitable for people in good physical condition and with basic cycling skills. During the trip we will be accompanied by a special vehicle carrying our bikes for some tough parts of the road. We will cycle for 427 km, mostly using automobile roads of average and below average condition. In cities and towns we will be living in guesthouses, most will have hot water and wi fi internet. Two nights will be spent in camping tents, one night - in a traditional yurt with local family and one - in a small home Buddhist temple. During camping we will be cooking our food on a campfire.

Price of the trip includes: 

  • Bicycle rent in Bishkek;
  • Rent of tents and all equipment for camping and cooking;
  • A hired vehicle for bicycles and passengers;
  • Accommodation during the entire trip, including double rooms (sometimes more) in guesthouses and a yurt;
  •  Professional guiding services 

To be paid separately:

  • Flight to Bishkek and from Bishkek back home;
  • Food (up to $150); 
  • Tickets to museums, national parks and other places of interest ($20); 
  • Medical insurance (mandatory); 
  • Visa (if needed).
At a Glance
Issyk-Kul lake, Hot springs, Burana tower, Stunning mountains and lakes, Fresh trout, Horseback riding, Night in a yurt
Have a question?
Ask us.
Dates Availability
2017
15.06 - 25.06 less than 5 spaces
30.06 - 10.07 Sold out
2018
15.06 - 25.06 Available for booking
30.06 - 10.07 Available for booking

We will cycle for 427 km across probably the most pristine country in Asia - Kyrgyzstan. The famous Issyk-Kul lake and Toktogul dam, hot springs in Issyk-Ata and horseback riding around stunning Son-kol lake, colourful Fergana valley and deserted Suusamyr. These are just some of the points that we will visit. We will also explore Bishkek and visit several serene towns, meet friendly locals living in traditional yurts in remote areas, and enjoy fresh trout and other delicious local produce.

Have a question?
Ask us.
Dates Availability
2017
15.06 - 25.06 less than 5 spaces
30.06 - 10.07 Sold out
2018
15.06 - 25.06 Available for booking
30.06 - 10.07 Available for booking

Kyrgyzstan is visa free for citizens of most countries. Citizens of some countries need visa to enter Kyrgyzstan, which should be obtained in the embassy before the trip.

We provide free visa consulting for our clients.

At a Glance
Issyk-Kul lake, Hot springs, Burana tower, Stunning mountains and lakes, Fresh trout, Horseback riding, Night in a yurt
Have a question?
Ask us.
Dates Availability
2017
15.06 - 25.06 less than 5 spaces
30.06 - 10.07 Sold out
2018
15.06 - 25.06 Available for booking
30.06 - 10.07 Available for booking
3G mobile internet in Kyrgyzstan
  • Price: + $20
Prepaid local sim card with unlimited internet for 14 days
At a Glance
Issyk-Kul lake, Hot springs, Burana tower, Stunning mountains and lakes, Fresh trout, Horseback riding, Night in a yurt
Have a question?
Ask us.
Dates Availability
2017
15.06 - 25.06 less than 5 spaces
30.06 - 10.07 Sold out
2018
15.06 - 25.06 Available for booking
30.06 - 10.07 Available for booking