Formally a Soviet state, Kyrgyzstan was one of the first of the Stan's to become an independent nation and travel along the sometimes turbulent road to find its own identity. We have researched and explored to find the best of what Kyrgyzstan has to offer and created our cycle tour to give you a real insight into the 'Land of the Kyrgyz'.
Cycle over high alpine mountain passes, across endless rolling grasslands, alongside raging rivers and tranquil lakes. Spend the night in traditional yurt camps, local home-stays and camping in wildflower filled valleys. Sample sensational regional food, locally brewed kumys and Russian beer. Join us on a cycle tour unlike any other.
Bishkek to Bishkek
Day 1: Arrive in Bishkek, pre-departure meeting and first dinner together. Hotel.
Day 2: After a short vehicle transfer out of the city we head out into the surrounding plains and farmlad for our first ride together. 35 km. Home-stay Guesthouse.
Day 3: Another short vehicle transfer takes us further 'out' and 'up' to our valley and river ride. 45 km. Home-stay Guesthouse.
Day 4: We continue cycling down a valley of continuous changing landscape, green farmland and rocky gorges. 45km. Home-stay Guesthouse.
Day 5: We spend the morning in the town of Chaek; in the afternoon we begin our way up the Kara-Keche pass. 40 km. Camping.
Day 6: We conquer our first Pass: Kara-Keche 3380 m and descend through rolling grasslands to Lake Son-Kol. 65 km. Yurt Camp.
Day 7: A morning of cycling around the undulating shores of Lake Son-Kol before dropping down into the valley below. 60 km. Camping.
Day 8: Rolling up and down remote river valleys. Native eagles soar and marmots call from roadside dens. 45 km. Camping.
Day 9: A morning climb up to 3423 m and then down, down, down. A short vehicle transfer to the town of Kochdor. 61 km. Home-stay Guesthouse.
Day 10: A well earned rest day in Kochkor. Horse riding, yurt raising options or just kick back and watch life go by. Home-stay Guesthouse.
Day 11: In the morning we cycle down to Issyk Kol - Kyrgyzstan's largest lake. 55 km, Yurt Camp.
Day 12: We begin the day with a short climb then roll through wide open valleys under a back drop of snowy peaks and back to Issyk Kol. 58 km. Home-stay guesthouse.
Day 13: We ride through a moonscape of eroded hills and valleys alongside the shore of Issyk Kol. After a swim and lunch we transger back to Bishkek. 30 km. Hotel.
Day 14: Our final breakfast together. Airport transfers/onward travel.
New Zealand dollars $4,450
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