Activity: Bike tour
Duration of the tour: 11 days
Places to visit: Bishkek - Chon Kemin valley - Dzhylangach river - Kichi-Naryn - Naryn town - Tash Rabat caravanserai - Moldo village - Son Kul lake - Bishkek city
The fans of biking tours, Kyrgyz Republic is waiting for you! Kyrgyzstan is famous for mountain biking tours! You also can take an opportunity to travel there. There is a bike tour that you will like without doubt. This tour concludes the most famous Kyrgyz mountain roads. You will be biking along Mountain Rivers and gorges to see our untouched nature and remarkable landscapes.
Day 1: Arrival in Bishkek
Your guide will collect you from the International Airport of Manas and accompany you to Bishkek City (capital of Kyrgyzstan). The drive from the Airport to Bishkek takes 30 minutes. After accommodation in a hotel*** that is situated in a clam area of the city you will have a rest and you will start the day with a breakfast. This day you will have an excursion to the Natural Park of Ala - Archa, which is situated on the Kyrgyz ridge (a spur of Tien-Shan), in the Ala-Arch gorge, 45 km. south from Bishkek. To have a nice view of this famous gorge you will go to the top of a mountain. Transfer back to Bishkek. At 7 p.m. traditional dinner will be served. Overnight stay is in the hotel***.
Day 2: Bishkek - Chon Kemin valley - Dzhylangach river
Today you will be transferred (200 km) by car from Bishkek city to the valley of Chon Kemin. The first part of the road passes along the Kyrgyz Range that has many wonderful gorges, which attract lots of travelers. From the road we will have wonderful views of the snowy peaks. En route we will visit the Tower of Burana - minaret from the 11th century and the cemetery of Balbans - stone warriors that refer to the Turkic period. After visiting Burana Complex we will continue our way towards Dzhylangach River. After that we will ride for about 40 km. we will spend this night in tents.
Day 3: Ride (58 km) Dzhylangach - Kichi-Naryn
Today you will ride along the Balgart river and Kichi-Naryn river. Easy day. Riding on dirt road. Overnight in tents in the forest near the Kichi-Naryn river. This place is popular among nomads since ancient time. Shepherds were coming to this area with all their relatives. Some big tribes could have about 1000 yurts! All of them were going from one place to another as a big family with a great amount of cattle. Kyrgyz nomads are very hospitable and like to meet travelers.
Day 4: Ride (63 km) Kichi-Naryn - Naryn town
Easy day for cycling. We will ride down, after breakfast, to the Village of Kichi-Naryn (2351m. a. s. l.) that is located 4 km away from the confluence of Naryn and Kichi-Naryn Rivers. To the town of Naryn (2050 m. a. s. l.) you will cycle along Naryn River. 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! Naryn is a long narrow town that stretched along the gorge near the longest river in Kyrgyz Republic - Naryn. The town is situated close to the mountains, at the altitude of 2800 meters above the sea level. We will have our lunch on the way. Cycling is by the main road. You spend this night in yurts as nomads. Yurt is collapsible nomadic abode, which is made of wood without using a single nail and felt.
Day 5: Transfer or Ride Naryn - Tash Rabat Caravanserai (130 km)
This day you can cycle or drive from Naryn to the Great Silk Road Tash Rabat Caravanserai Tash Rabat is located at the very heart of Tian Shan Mountains. The building is a unique one. And it has no analogue in the whole world, because it was made of stones and furthermore it was built inside a mountain at a height 3200 m above sea level. Tash Rabat means Stone Castle. It was constructed approximately in the 14th century A. D. In total there are 31 rooms that are joined with mazes. The walls thickness is about 1 meter. There are also dungeons for medieval convicts. The night you will spend near by the Tash Rabat in yurts.
Day 6: Ride (86 km) Tash Rabat - Moldo village
In the morning after packing your backpacks you will ride from Tash Rabat to Moldo village. This is moderate difficulty ride along the Naryn Valley. Asphalt road. This way was used by ancient traders at the time of Great Silk Road. Thousand of traders were passing there with their goods from China on camels and horses. It is a nice chance to feel that you ride along the same way! Overnight in tents (1670m. alt.).
Day 7: Moldo village - Son Kul Lake
Breakfast. This day you can cycle or be transferred (60 km) from Moldo village over the Kurtka Pass (3243m. alt.) to the 2nd biggest lake in Kyrgyz Republic - Son Kul. Son Kul Lake the highest alpine lake in Kyrgyzstan, situated at an altitude of 3016 meters above sea level, it is surrounded by the mountains. Shepherds of the Naryn region come to the lake to use it as grassland. The Kyrgyz nomads started to come to this wonderful area with their families for relaxation and rest. The first part of ride to the gorge entrance is with a slight descent, but easy. We will enter a narrow gorge with high sharp rock walls, in some places up to 200 meters through a narrow spot. A steep ascent to the pass begins here. The descent is easier and shorter. You will be free to explore and enjoy the virgin nature of the lake and its environs upon our arrival. Dinner. Overnight stay (3016 m. alt.) is in nomadic collapsible dwellings - yurts.
Day 8: Son Kul Lake
Today you will have an excellent chance to explore Kyrgyz nature and the lifestyle of the local nomads on your own. On a horse you can ride along the lake or just relax in the atmosphere of the wild and calm nature. It is a great opportunity to familiarize with nomadic mores and customs. We will walk among the Tian-Shan Mountains, where every nomad invites you to his yurt to try a piece of bread and national sacred drink made of mare's milk - kymis. You will this night spend in tents.
Day 9: Transfer to Bishkek city
In the morning we will drive to Bishkek city. You will be carried away by the amazing scenery offered through views of the untouched nature. In the city you will have free time to go shopping and to walk in the capital. In the evening you will have a dinner in a restaurant and this night you will spend in a hotel***.
Day 10: Bishkek
In the morning we will have a city tour. This tour includes the visiting of the central Ala-Too Square, Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Pobeda Square (Victory Square), the History Museum, National philharmonic, Oriental Bazaar, Art Gallery and many others places of interest. Afterwards we will visit famous Osh Bazaar. You will walk there and bargain for different goods and you will have a feeling as if you are 1000 years ago! At 7 o'clock a farewell dinner will be served. Overnight stay is in the hotel***.
Day 11: Transfer to the airport
At the time arranged beforehand according to your flight details your guide will collect you from your hotel and accompany you to the Airport of Manas.