By mountain bike through uncharted territory
850 km (~57km per day)
Tour Operator Ecotour
This tour of almost 850 km 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.
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.
Distance - 45 to 115km 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.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.
Visit the nomads of Kyrgyzstan
Tour Operator Ecotour
Meet the nomads and their culture. Sleep in yurts, the nomadic tents made of felt. Listen to children sing their folksongs and play the traditional instruments of the Kyrgyz. Watch kymyz (fermented mare's milk) being made.During your bike tour there will be plenty of time to enjoy the local nature. In the yurt camp on the shore of Lake Issyk Kul you can go for a swim in the clear blue water. In the mountains you can go for a hike, ride a horse or pay a visit to the nomadic families who live in the mountain pastures during the summer
.A trip with Ecotour means an unusual and unforgettable vacation. Our trips are suitable for those who do not insist on luxury, love the mountains, appreciate the silence and do not want to travel in large groups.
The average cycling distance per day is 60 km, but there is one day of 92km on rather flat terrain. If necessary you can ride along in the car.