Kyrgyzstan biking 03
Kyrgyzstan biking: Tour 3
Activity: Bike tour
Duration of the tour: 10 days
Places to visit: Bishkek - Naryn town - Tash Rabat caravanserai - Moldo village Son Kul Lake - Kyzyl Korgon canyon - Bishkek city
We offer you a bike tour including the most known highlights of Kyrgyzstan. You will visit the best Kyrgyz attractions while biking in this country. This bike tour will give you an opportunity to discover the Land of Tien Shan Mountains and to have a rest here Also you will be biking near our famous Son Kul Lake situating on the altitude of 3016 m above the sea level. It is a wild place where nomads still live in their felt houses.
Day 1: Arrival in Bishkek
After arrival in Kyrgyzstan your guide meets you in the International Airport Manas and you go to the Bishkek city where you check in a hotel and have breakfast and rest. After that is an excursion to Natural Park Ala-Archa which is situated 45 km from Bishkek - capital of Kyrgyzstan on the Kyrgyz ridge (a spur of Tien-Shan). You will go to the top of the mountain to see the panorama view of the Ala-Archa gorge. Return to Bishkek. You will have dinner at 7 p.m. Rooms will be reserved for you in a Hotel***.
Day 2: Bishkek - Naryn town
After breakfast you ride down to the Kichi-Naryn village (2351m. alt.) situating 4 km from the confluence of the Kichi-Naryn and Naryn rivers. You will ride along Naryn River to Naryn town (2050 m. alt.). It is a long narrow town that was built right in the gorge near the longest river in Kyrgyzstan Naryn. The town is situated at a height of 2800 meters above the sea level and it has mountains very close to the town. The road to Naryn will surprise you by its beauty and amazing mountains. The whole way will be along incredible gorges and you will have many photo stops! It will be an easy day. Lunch will be taken while driving. This night you spend as in yurts Kyrgyz dwelling made of felt leather and wood! They are collapsible nomadic dwellings and have been used for more than two thousands years.
Day 3: Transfer or Ride Naryn - Tash Rabat caravanserai (130 km)
Today we go from Naryn to the Tash Rabat Caravanserai on the Great Silk Road (Stone Castle refers to the 14th century) but you will have a choice to ride this distance or to go by car. Tash Rabat is located at the very center of Tian Shan Mountains and there is no an analogue of this castle in the whole world, because it was made of stones and built inside a mountain at a height of 3200 meters asl. The walls are very thick they are about one meter. There are also underground prison rooms for ancient thieves. This night you will spend near Tash Rabat.
Day 4: Ride (86 km) Tash Rabat - Moldo village
Today after breakfast you will ride from Tash Rabat to Moldo village. This route (moderate difficulty) goes along the Naryn Valley. Asphalt road. This way was used by traders at the time of Great Silk Road. Thousand of them had been passing those places with their goods loaded on camels. It is a nice chance to feel that you ride along the same way! Overnight will be in tents (1670m. alt.).
Day 5: Moldo village - Son Kul Lake
Today we will go to the second biggest lake in Kyrgyzstan Son Kul Lake over the Kurtka Pass (3243m. alt.) and you will have choice to ride this distance (60km) or to go by car. First part of ride to the beginning of the gorge will be easy with a slight descent. There will be a narrow spot where we will enter to a narrow gorge with high sharp rock walls, in some places up to 200 meters. From here begins a steep ascent to the pass. Descent will be shorter and easier. Son Kul Lake is surrounded by mountains and wonderful pastures .It is also the highest alpine lake in Kyrgyzstan, situated at an altitude of 3016 meters above sea level. Kyrgyz nomads used to come to this wonderful area with their families for rest and relaxation. Herders of the Naryn region come to the lake to use it as a pastureland. After our arrival, you will be free to explore and enjoy the virgin nature of the lake and its surroundings. Your dinner will be served in yurts where you will also spend a night. (3016 m. alt.) Yurts are made of a wooden skeleton, covered with felt coverings .
Day 6: Son Kul Lake
Today you will have free time at this wonderful place. We will walk among the Tian-Shan Mountains where you will be able to see nomads and to try a piece of bread and kumyz (national holy drink made of mare's milk). You will have an excellent opportunity to explore Kyrgyz nature and their lifestyle on your own. You can ride along the lake on a horse, or just relaxing in the atmosphere of the wild and pristine nature. It is a great chance to get acquainted with nomadic traditions and culture. You will overnight in tents.
Day 7: Ride Son Kul lake - Kyzyl Korgon canyon (80km)
In the morning we start riding in direction of the holy stones with ancient carved inscriptions (dating back to 800 B.C.). Having seen them we will leave Son Kul and ride to the Djumgal valley via Kara Keche pass (3381m). It is a region of high mountains, snow peaks, and red canyons. There we will go for a walk to see canyons. Overnight will be in tents.
Day 8: Ride Kyzyl Korgon - Bishkek city
In the morning we return to Bishkek city. You will be carried away by the amazing scenery on the way back. In the city you will have free time for shopping and going for walk. In the evening you will have a farewell dinner in the restaurant and this night you will spend in a hotel***.
Day 9: Bishkek
Today first of all you will visit an eastern bazaar called Osh bazaar. There you will get an opportunity to merge in to the life of Asia bargaining with local traders. After that is a city tour including the visiting of the central Ala-Too Square, Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Pobeda Square (Victory Square), the Historical Museum, National philharmonic, Fine Art museum and others sights of Bishkek .Your farewell dinner will be served for you at 7 o'clock. Rooms will be reserved for you in a hotel***.
Day 10: Transfer to the airport
Our guide will pick you up from the hotel at arranged time and see you off on your flight to International Airport "Manas".