BIKE TOUR KYRGYZSTAN AND UZBEKISTAN 20 DAYS

A cycle tour in Central Asia is never-to-be forgotten adventure. Cycling through Tien-Shan and Pamir mountains in Kyrgyzstan, exploring cities of Uzbekistan along the Silk Road.

 

Kyrgyzstan’s mountains are famous around the world and that makes it one of the most visited country. Our bike tour is designed to show the most spectacular and dramatic sceneries. On this astonishing bike tour, you will first cycle through the gorges, valleys, along the rivers and mountain passes. Then we camp on the shore of marvelous Alpine Lake Son-Kul, at an altitude 3016 m above sea level. Tourists to Son-Kul Lake discover so much by bike, adventurous passes, vast summer pastures, where great number of shepherds come to graze their cattle, and crystal pure alpine lake. Furthermore, heading for Pamir Alay Mountains, through serpentine roads and passes. After gravel roads, we’re gonna be in town Jalal-Abad, on the edge of Fergana valley. To the next point, we'll be in the city of Osh, with its 3,000 years of history. After crossing the border between Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan, we will ride through the ancient cities of Tashkent, Bukhara, Samarkand and Shakhrisabz. Experience lively cities, bustling bazaars and welcoming local people. Cycling in a contrast route through the cities and through the ranges and off the beaten track.

Useful Information

• Season: June - September

• Duration: 19 nights/ 20 days

• Type of tour: sport & adventure

• Altitude: up to 3447 m

• Flight: TK

• Accommodation: hotel/GH/LH/tents

• Visa: United Kingdom & EU

citizens don’t need visa.

• For more information go to

www.mfa.gov.kg, www.mfa.uz

• Currency: Som (KGS), Sum (UZS)

• Time zone: GMT / UTC +4; +5

ITINERARY:

Day 1 ARRIVAL DAY.

BISHKEK (627m)-CHON-KEMIN (1600m) (150km)

Upon arrival at the international airport “Manas”, drive by transport

to Chon-Kemin valley. It is the best place for acclimatization,

prepare for tomorrow biking: unpack and reassemble bikes.

Lunch, dinner and overnight in local house.

Day 2 CHON-KEMIN- KOCHKOR (1600m ).

(50km biking+60km transport)

After breakfast start biking (20km) by gravel track to Kalmak

Ashuu pass. Continue biking (30km) to Balykchy town by gravel

track. After passing Orto Tokoi Reservoir at 1700 m altitude, break

for lunch. Then driving by transport (60km) to Kochkor. Upon

arrival to Kochkor visit local house where optionally possible to

make felt carpets. Dinner and overnight in local house with Kyrgyz

family.

Day 3 KOCHKOR – TENT CAMP № 1 (2554m)

After breakfast, start driving/biking from Kochkor (38km) by

asphalt road to Sary Bulak. Break for lunch. After lunch continue

biking (32km) by gravel track along Tulek river. Dinner and

overnight in tents.

 

Day 4 TENT CAMP №1 - NORTH COAST OF SON-KUL LAKE

(3016m)

After breakfast start biking (20km) by mountain spiral road. After

descent from the pass stop for rest and lunch. After lunch continue

biking (40km). Dinner and overnight in yurt.

Day 5 NORTHERN SHORE OF SON-KUL – SOUTHERN SHORE OF

SON-KUL (3016m)

After breakfast start biking (30km) to the southern shore of Son-Kul

lake. Stop for lunch, after lunch continue biking (30km). Dinner

and overnight in yurts.

Day 6 SON-KUL – MOLDO-ASHUU PASS (3173m) – JANY-TALAP

(1685m )

After breakfast start biking (30km), ascent to Moldo-Ashuu,

descent from the pass. After descent stop for lunch and rest.

Continue biking (40km). Dinner and overnight in tents close to

Jany-Talap village.

Day 7 TENT CAMP № 2 (1685m.) - AK-KIYA & KOK-JAR - TENT

CAMP № 3 (2005m)

After breakfast start biking (30km), cycle via Ak-Kiya and Kok-Jar

villages. En route stop for lunch and have a rest. Continue biking

(more 35km). Dinner and overnight in tents under the pass.

Day 8 TENT CAMP N 3 - KAZARMAN (1310m.) - TENT CAMP

N4 (1338m.)

After breakfast, start biking to Kazarman (35km) by gravel track.

Stop for lunch. After lunch, continue biking (30-35km) by half

asphalt half gravel road. Dinner and overnight in tents close to

the village Aral.

Day 9 TENT CAMP N4 – KARA-BULAK PASS – URUMBASH

V. (1790m.)

After breakfast, start biking by half-stony and dusty road (30km),

ascent to the Kara-Bulak pass, after descent from the pass. Stop

and have a lunch. After lunch, continue biking (30km) along Urum-

Bash river. Dinner and overnight in tents.

Day 10 URUM-BASCH V. – JALAL-ABAD (774m.)

After breakfast, start biking by half gravel and dusty track to

Jalal-abad (30km). Lunch en route. Continue biking (30km). Upon

arrival to Jalal-abad, dinner and overnight in local house.

Day 11 JALAL-ABAD – OSH

After breakfast, transfer to Osh city. Upon arrival to Osh, city tour:

visit Suleiman Mountain and eastern local bazaar. Dinner at local

restaurant, Overnight in guest house.

Day 12 OSH – DOSTUK CHECKPOINT - TASHKENT

After breakfast, drive to Kyrgyz-Uzbek border “Dostuk”. Uzbek

guide with driver will meet the group after crossing the border. Transfer

to Tashkent via Kamchik pass (2268m). Upon arrival to Tashkent

dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 13 TASHKENT - KHODJIKENT - BELDERSAI

After breakfast, drive to Parkent village in the spurs of Chatkal

ridge (50 km, 1h). *Biking (45km, - 100 m, +660m , -620 m, asphalt, dusty road).

Biking Parkent-Uchbau – Gazalkent. Transfer by coach to the hotel

in the ski resort Beldersay (40 km). Overnight at the hotel (1700m).

Day 14 BELDERSAI - CHIMGAN - KHODJIKENT - BELDERSAI

*Biking ( 35km, - 200m, 400 m, - 1030m , asphalt , dirt road ,

mountain trail).

Biking begins towards Chimghan Track, climb to the top of

Kyzyljar (1900m). Right remain 200-meter cliffs Chimgansaya,

here Akshuran pass (1730m). Arrival in Khodjikent. Transfer by

coach to the hotel in the ski resort Beldersay (35km, 1 h).

Day 15 BELDERSAI - BUKHARA (train)

*Biking (25km, +50 m, -900m, mountain trail).

The final day of biking the most technically difficult - it’s a long

traverse along the northern slope of the ridge to the village

Beldersay.

Transfer to Tashkent (65km, 1.5 hours). In the afternoon, there

might be a walk in the city. In the evening transfer to the train

station. Night train to Bukhara at 20:55.

Day 16 BUKHARA

Meeting at the railway station at 06:40 AM. Transfer to

the hotel. Tour in Bukhara: Tomb Chashma

Ayub Mazar (XIV - XIX centuries), Poi-Kalyan (XII-XVI centuries),

Miri-Arab (XVI c.), Labi-Hauz complex (XVI-XVII), the mausoleum

of the Samanids (IX - X centuries), madrasas Nadirdevanbegi

(1622), The Ark (VI-VII centuries) - the citadel, where the ancient

Bukhara started, Chor-Minor minaret (XVIII century).

Day 17 BUKHARA - SHAKHRISABZ - SAMARKAND

Moving from Bukhara to Shahrisabz continue to Samarkand. Along

the way, tour the ancient Shahrisabz: ruins of Ak Saray Palace

(1380-1404 years), Ensemble Doruttilyavat (XIV-XV centuries.)

Ensemble Dorussiadat (XIV c.), a monument to Amir Temur, Kok

Gumbaz Mosque (1435) Jami Mosque (1915), Jahangir mausoleum

(XIV c.), Vending dome «Chor-su.» Overnight in Samarkand.

Day 18 SAMARKAND

Tour in Samarkand: The «heart» of Samarkand - Registan Square

(XIV-XVI centuries) with 3 famous madrasa: Dor, Ulugbek and Tilla-

Kori, grandiose cathedral mosque of Bibi Khanum Mosque (XV

c.), the magnificent mausoleum Gur Emir (XV c.), which buried

Tamerlane, his sons and grandson Ulugbek.

Day 19 SAMARKAND - TASHKENT

Sightseeing of Samarkand: Ulugbek Observatory (1420) - grandson

of Tamerlane, known ruler and astronomer, Shahi Zinda (XI-XVIII

c.) - Necropolis of Samarkand rulers and noblemen, consisting of

set of superb decorated mausoleums, exotic Siab bazaar. After

lunch, drive to Tashkent. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 20 TASHKENT. DEPARTURE DAY

Transfer to the airport. See the group off.