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Kyrgyzstan "Off the Beaten Track" Cycle Tour

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 14 day(s)
Group Size: 6 - 12 people
Destination(s): Kyrgyzstan  
Specialty Categories: Bicycle Touring  
Season: July - August
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 3100 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 3100 US Dollar (USD)

Kyrgyzstan, is often referred to as the Switzerland of Central Asia. A land of raging rivers, huge lakes, rolling high altitude grass-lands and endless snow capped peaks. Add to this friendly people, intriguing history, unique culture, great (and not so great) vodka and you have the perfect recipe for a remote and adventurous cycle tour.

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.

Day 1: Arrive in Bishkek. Free day. Meet your fellow bikers and first meal together. Hotel.

Day 2: A ride to get acquainted with your bike as we explore a nearby mountain valley. 35 km. Hotel.

Day 3: A transfer into the mountains gives us a huge change of scenery and climate followed by a stunning valley and river ride. 55 km. Homestay.

Day 4: Cycle down valley through a continuously changing landscape from barren rocky gorges to lush green farmland. 45 km. Homestay.

Day 5: We gain altitude today up the first part of a 3000 m plus pass and camp in remote river valley. 40 km. Camping.

Day 6: We conquer our first mountain pass at 3380m then descend through rolling open grasslands to Lake Son-Kol. 60km. Yurt camp.

Day 7: Up and over a 3467 m pass before dropping down to camp beside a mountain stream. 75 km. Camping.

Day 8: Ride through alpine meadows and small farm-lets that look like something out of a ‘Sound of Music’. Afternoon transfer. 50 km. Homestay.

Day 9: A well earned rest day. Check out felt making or sit with a beer in the main street and watch life go by in this bustling market town. Homestay.

Day 10: Drop down to Kyrgyzstan’s largest lake, Issyk Kol, then up towards the mountains into open grasslands. 55km. Yurt camp.

Day 11: Ride through small farming villages under a backdrop of snowy peaks. Later we descend to the shores of Issyk Kol. 38 km. Homestay.

Day 12: Ride through a moonscape of eroded hills and valleys alongside the shore of Lake Issyk Kol. Swim in the lake and transfer to our hotel. 30 km. Hotel.

Day 13: Morning transfer to Bishkek. Free afternoon. Hotel.

Day 14: Our final breakfast together. If you are flying out today we’ll arrange your transfer to Bishkek Airport.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

- Bike Hire: USD$250
- Single Supplement if requested USD$750*

Price Includes:
- Airport transfers
- Transport
- Meals
- Accommodation and activities for the duration of the trip as per detailed itinerary
- Two Escape leaders plus bilingual local interpreter
- All group entrance fees.

Price Excludes:
- Airfares
- Visas
- Airport taxes
- Optional activities and excursions
- Vaccinations
- Personal equipment and a couple of meals as per the detailed itinerary.

About This Supplier
Location: New Zealand
Joined InfoHub: Oct 2006

We are a small New Zealand based company and we are passionate about riding our bikes. We lead adventurous cycle tours in adventurous locations around the world. We are driven by the reward that comes with creating and leading tours that will touch your soul and stay in your memory forever. Where ever you join us in...

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