14 days (Bike: 11 days)
580 km (~53km per day)
Some hills, Off-road
Step out of your comfort zone and into a true adventure
Cycle from Bishkek to rugged Kyrgyzstan mountainscapes, wild alpine passes, and stunning valleys. Make Your Escape, this expedition-style bike trip immerses you into intriguing Central Asian nomad life in Yurts, soak up the ‘Land of the Kyrgyz’.
The Kyrgyz Republic was one of the first of the ‘Stans to become independent from Russia and travel the sometimes turbulent road to find its own identity. Kyrgyzstan, often referred to as the Switzerland of Central Asia is a land of rolling high altitude grass-lands, endless snow capped peaks, huge lakes, and raging rivers. Add to this an intriguing history, a friendly and unique culture of people who have learned to thrive in hot summers and freezing winters; great (and not so great) vodka and you have the perfect recipe for a fantastic and adventurous cycle tour.
You will gain a real insight into the ‘Land of the Kyrgyz’ while challenging your legs over high alpine mountain passes, across endless rolling grasslands, alongside raging rivers and tranquil lakes. Spend the night in traditional yurt camps, local home stays and camp in wildflower filled valleys. Sample sensational regional food, locally brewed kumys (fermented mare’s milk) and Russian beer and join us on our newest ‘favourite’ cycle tour.
The Terrain is mostly on dirt and gravel roads with very little traffic. The terrain varies from gentle meandering river valleys, some sustained climbs and lovely long valley descents. The majority of the tour is between 800m and 3000m above sea level with the highest point being a 3467m pass, with moderate gradients. The road surface can be rough at times, loose or corrugated. This tour is suitable for bikers with gravel road riding experience, a good level of fitness, an adventurous attitude, and perfect for a hard-tail mountain-bike.
Guided NZ$ 6550
July 1, 2024
July 1, 2025
$770 (if you do not wish to share)
- 13 nights Accommodation
- Meals as per tour itinerary
- Two Escape Adventures tour leaders
- Local bilingual interpreter
- Airport transfers and all Land Transport
- Escape Adventures support vehicles and drivers
- All group entrance fees
- Airfares, visas, or airport taxes
- Optional activities and excursions
- A couple of meals as per the detailed itinerary
- Personal vaccinations or personal equipment
- Bike Hire: If required hire fee is NZD $450