Kyrgyzstan biking: Tour 2
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 very popular in Kyrgyzstan because the geography of our country makes it possible. If you come here you will many absolutely different places in one small country. It is possible to see sandy beaches of Issik-Kul lake alpine meadows, seething rivers and snow covered peaks within one day here. Come here and you will not regret about the time spent here.
Day 1: Arrival in Bishkek
You will be met by your tour guide in the International Airport Manas and accompanied to the Bishkek City which is located in 30 km from the airport. This day you will start from breakfast. After accommodation in a hotel*** locating in a calm district of the city you will can have a rest after the flight. After that you will have an excursion to Natural Park Ala-Archa which is situated only 45 km from Bishkek on the Kyrgyz range (a spur of Tien-Shan). The route will lead us to the top of a mountain where you will see a panorama of the whole gorge. Return to Bishkek. Traditional dinner will be served for you at 7 o'clock. Night is in a Hotel***.
Day 2: Bishkek - Tash Rabat caravanserai
Today you will be transferred to the Tash Rabat Caravanserai on the Great Silk Road (Stone Castle from the 14th century). Tash Rabat is a unique building which is located at the very heart of Tian Shan Mountains; it was made of stones and furthermore it was built inside a mountain at a height 3200 m above sea level. In total there are 31 rooms in the castle. There are also underground prison cells for ancient thieves. You will spend the night in yurts camp near by the Tash Rabat.
Day 3: Ride (86 km) Tash Rabat - Moldo village
In the morning after breakfast you will ride from Tash Rabat to Moldo village. It will a ride distance of moderate difficulty along the Naryn Valley. Asphalt road. This route was used by ancient traders at the time of Great Silk Road. Thousand of traders were passing this place with their goods loaded on camels and horses. It is a nice chance to feel that you ride along the same way! You will overnight in tents (1670m. alt.).
Day 4: Moldo village - Kyzyl Korgon canyon
After morning meal we will ride see ancient stone inscriptions (made in 2 century B.C.). Afterwards 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. You will sleep in tents.
Day 5: Ride Kyzyl Korgon - Kyrk-Kyz pass 3223m
Today you will see different types of landscapes. We pass near the Kizil Oi (red canyon) village. It is a small poor village locating in the mountains and you will have time to walk there and to see how Kyrgyz people live. On the way to the village you will see red canyons that differ from many other places in Kyrgyzstan. This place always impresses travelers and all of them want to come back there one more time. Overnight is in tents.
Day 6: Ride Kyrk-Kyz pass - Ter Jailak pass 2446m - Toluk village (50km)
The route will be difficult here. This day will give you an opportunity to meet many Kyrgyz shepherds on the summer pastures summer. They still come to this place and you can see their way of life. Nomads are very hospitable and they are always glad to talk to 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 a real unusual taste. It is made of mare's milk and it is fermented. You will overnight in tents.
Day 7: Ride and transfer to the Toktogul village
After having breakfast we start riding and the driver will follow us. The road will have a plenty of incredible views and you will never forget them. Then is lunch and transfer to the village where we will be able to take a shower or drive to a water reservoir. Overnight will be in a home stay. In the evening you will have free time.
Day 8: Transfer to Bishkek city
In the morning is return to Bishkek city. During the whole way back you can enjoy the scenery of our nature which will not leave indifferent. In Bishkek you will have free time for shopping or walking around. In the evening you will have a dinner in a restaurant. This night you will spend in a hotel***.
Day 9: Bishkek
Today you will have city tour which starts from visiting Osh bazaar. You will walk there and it is possible to bargain for different goods there. After that is the main part of city tour. The tour includes the visiting of the main Ala-Too Square, Oak Park, Victory Square, the Historical Museum, National philharmonic, Art Gallery and others places of interest. You will have farewell dinner at 7 o'clock. This night you will spend in a hotel***.
Day 10: Transfer to the airport
Your guide will pick you up from the hotel and accompany you to Manas Airport at arranged time according to the details of your flight.