Kyrgyzstan biking 07
Activity: Bike tour
Duration of the tour: 10 days
Places to visit: Bishkek - Tash Rabat caravanserai - Moldo village - Kyzyl Korgon canyon - Kyrk-Kyz pass - Ter Jailak pass - Toluk village - Toktogul village - Bishkek city
Nowadays bike tours are more and more popular in Kyrgyzstan. People from all over the world come here to enjoy its nature. 93% of out territory are covered with mountains and that is why you can visit so many gorges during your tour. We tried to combine your bike tour with visiting of the most famous sights in Kyrgyzstan. Also you will have a great chance to get acquainted with real nomads and to see their way of life.
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 - Tash Rabat caravanserai
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 3: 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 4: Moldo village - Kyzyl Korgon canyon
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 5: Ride Kyzyl Korgon - Kyrk-Kyz pass 3223m
Today you will see different landscapes color rocks, pastures, panoramas. We will pass near the Kizil Oi (red canyon) village. It is a small poor village in the mountains and there you can see life of Kyrgyz people. On the way to the village you will see red canyons. This place differs from many other places in Kyrgyzstan. These canyons always impress travelers and all they want to come back there one more time. Night will be in the tents.
Day 6: Ride Kyrk-Kyz pass - Ter Jailak pass 2446m - Toluk village (50km)
Today you will ride rather difficult route, but you will not be tired of it because here you will see many interesting things, here you can meet real nomads. Even nowadays they come to this place and you can see their way of life. Nomads are very hospitable and they are always glad to communicate with foreigners. You can ask them about their life and to see their felt dwellings. Also it is possible to try national drink kumis that has unusual taste. It is made of mare's milk and it is fermented. Night will be in tents.
Day 7: Ride and transfer to the Toktogul village
In the morning after the meal you start riding and the driver will follow you. The road will go through a plenty of picturesque places and you will never forget them. When you are there it becomes clear that the best architecture in the world is Mother Nature! Lunch and transfer to the village where we can take a shower or drive to the artificial lake. You will stay for a night in the guest house.
Day 8: Transfer to 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".