Kyrgyzstan biking 04
Kyrgyzstan biking: Tour 4
Activity: Bike tour
Duration of the tour: 8 days
Places to visit: Bishkek - Chon Kemin valley - Kayindi village - Keuk-Ayrik pass - Chon Sary Oi village - Tamchi village - Kochkor - Sarybulak - Jalpak pass - Bishkek city
If you are a person who likes active way of life it is your chance to see something new and to come to our beautiful country. In Kyrgyzstan you will be able to travel along many picturesque routes going through incredible mountains, shining lakes and rapid rivers. Here you will be able to enjoy the beauty of second highest lakes in the world Issik-kul Lake while riding your bicycle. Come here and you will never regret about it.
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 - Chon Kemin valley - Kayindi village
In the morning we leave Bishkek and go to Chon Kemin valley (200 km). First part of the road goes along the Kyrgyz range. Kyrgyz range is situated 40 km from Bishkek. It has many breathtaking places that attract many people. We will have wonderful views of snowy peaks from the road. On our way to Chon Kemin we visit the Burana Tower (remains of ancient city) and an open air museum of Balbans (stone warriors). After arrival to the Kayindi village we will ride about 50 km. overnight will be in tents near the Keuk-Ayrik river (2290 alt.).
Day 3: Ride, Keuk-Ayrik pass 3889m - Chon Sary Oi village - transfer Tamchi village
Today we go to Issyk Kul Lake and our roads goes via Keuk Ayrik pass. Our driver will not follow us. We will have lunch on the Keuk-Ayrik pass. Then, down. Our driver will meet us in the Sary Oi village. Transfer to Tamchi village. Tamchi is situated on the northern shore of the Issyk Kul Lake. This lake is the second largest alpine lake in the world (1608meters asl). The Lake is also called "the Kyrgyz Sea "because of its huge size. You will stay for a night in the guest house.
Day 4: Transfer Tamchi - Kochkor - Sarybulak
After having breakfast we begin our way to Kochkor village by car passing by Orto Tokoi water reservoir. At the village we will visit a family that will show us the process of national Kyrgyz carpet production. You will get a chance to create your own carpet together with them! Also you will visit Kyrgyz Handicraft museum in Kochkor village. Then you will ride on an asphalt road to Sary Bulak village (2310 m. alt., 38 km). Transfer (7 km, 2390m. alt.) by bike on dirt road to the confluence of Kara-Kudjur and Biulioomiu rivers. You will overnight in the set up tent camp.
Day 5: Ride by bike to the foot of Jalpak pass (58 km, 3345 m)
Today we will ride to the foot of Jalpak pass. There you will see very beautiful places along the whole way. This place is quite far from the civilization and you will enjoy these amazing places. The ride will be of moderate difficulty on dirt road but you will be surprised by the variety of mountains views on the way. Overnight will be in tents.
Day 6: Ride to the Jalpak pass (3345m. alt.) - Bishkek
After breakfast we will ride to the high Jalpak pass and then descent (25 km) to Korumdu valley, then to Kara Saz region till the Dzhylangach river (the confluence of the Balgart and Dzhylangach rivers that forms the Kichi-Naryn river). After lunch we return to the Bishkek city. The whole way back you will enjoy amazing nature views. In the city you will have free time for shopping and going for a walk. You will have dinner in a restaurant and rooms will be reserved in a hotel***.
Day 7: 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 8: 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".