Uzbekistan Adventure

Leave a review

  Tour Operator  Grasshopper Adventures

  Uzbekistan

 14 days (Bike: 9 days)

  486 km  (~54km per day)

 Moderate/Advanced

Guided

Supported

  Grasshopper Adventures

Get off the beaten path. It's a cliche, isn't it? Well, come to Uzbekistan and beat a new path with us. Immerse yourself in the rich history of the silk route and the ancient empires, then explore the relics of the Soviet era, while venturing into the naturally beautiful, remote corners of this fascinating country and connecting with communities who rarely see foreign visitors.

Uzbekistan was until quite recently, thought of in roughly the same mental space as pariah states where only the most intrepid might venture. Now, the country has flung open its doors, not only to economic development but also to international visitors. This tour is your chance to get off the path that is in the process of being beaten and experience the true essence of Uzbekistan, not for what we wish it was, but for what it is.

The magnificent mosques and madrassas with their towering minarets are worthy of your time and the rich history of cities like Samarkand and Bukhara will be revealed to you during your journey, but you will go beyond these recognized highlights and venture into the more remote areas of natural beauty where small subsistence communities rarely see international visitors.

You will visit places as obscure as an abandoned Soviet-era space research center, a popular local ski resort and a radio telescope that has been under construction for 40 years and has only just become operational. This will be contrasted by a visit to a winery (yes, Uzbek wine is quite drinkable) and memorable nights in yurts with camels roaming the desert plains outside.

Uzbekistan will surprise you, delight you and puzzle you, all at the same time. It's an experience like no other and there is no better way to see it than from handlebar height.

Highlights

  • Explore the rich history of Samarkand and Bukhara, visiting the stunning blue topped mosques and madrasas and hearing the stories of conquests and great trading empires past.
  • Explore the bazaars of Bukhara where artisans and craftspeople pedal their wares.
  • Visit the Chervak area where wine is grown and where an abandoned space research center decays.
  • Challenge yourself on a ride up to the ski resort of Beldersoy and enjoy the thrilling descent.
  • Trek the remote Zaamin National Park and visit the nearby, recently opened, radio telescope.
  • Explore the rustic landscape near the Ortacheku Rocks and stay overnight in a yurt camp.
  • Visit the 3000-year-old Petroglyphs of Sarmysh

Tour Information

From

Tashkent

To

Tashkent

Cost From

US$ 4950  Guided

Departure(s)

September 18, 2022
April 30, September 10, 2023
April 10, 2024

Single Supplement

$500 USD

Group Info

Any tour can be made private! Request quote

Inclusions

  • All Meals: Breakfast x13, Lunch x14, Dinner x13
  • 13 nights in unique, specially selected accommodation
  • Full vehicle support and transfers
  • Well maintained bike and helmet
  • Snacks and water during riding/trekking
  • Knowledgeable English speaking local guide
  • All ticket, activity and entry costs included in the itinerary
  • Custom country-themed jersey and water bottle as mementos

Additional

  • Deposit payment: $500 USD

 Reviews

There are currently no reviews for this tour.

Write a Review

Sign in to leave a review. Not a member and want to enjoy our great benefits? Join here!

Share this page

Contact Grasshopper Adventures

Subscribe to newsletter

While great care has been taken to show full and correct tour details, unfortunately transcription errors do occur and, although we continually seek to eliminate these, we apologise for any mistakes. Plans or bookings should not be made exclusively based on information shown on this website but must be confirmed with the tour operator.