Kyrgyzstan Cycle Tour

Trip Type: Cycling Tour
Region: Central Kyrgyzstan
Grade: Challenging
Duration: 16 Days
Max Altitude: 3900
Best Season: June to October
Trip Begins: Bishkek / Ends: Bishkek
Batch Dates: 09/08/2024 - 24/08/2024
09/08/2025 - 24/08/2025
Trip Cost

Fixed Departure in 2024.

9th August – 24th August

Trip cost: USD 4390

Fixed Departure in 2025

9th August – 24nd August

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Discover the Beauty of Kyrgyzstan on Mountain Bike: Bishkek – Suusamyr – Son-Kul Lake – Naryn – Issyk-Kul Lake – Bishkek


Welcome to Kyrgyzstan, a remarkable adventure destination that offers a unique blend of diverse landscapes and rich cultural heritage. Embark on an extraordinary 16-day cycle tour through the magnificent Tien Shan mountains, immersing yourself in the breathtaking beauty of Central Asia. This unforgettable journey will take you to some of Kyrgyzstan’s most awe-inspiring locations, including the world-renowned Issyk Kul, the second-largest saline lake on the planet.

Explore the Legendary Silk Route and Majestic Mountain Passes


As you embark on this incredible cycling adventure, get ready to traverse parts of the legendary Silk Route, an ancient trade network that connected the East and West. Pedal your way through picturesque landscapes, where the whispers of history and the echoes of ancient merchants can still be felt. Be captivated by the awe-inspiring views as you conquer six mountain passes, reaching altitudes of up to 3900 meters. These mountain passes offer a thrilling challenge for cycling enthusiasts while rewarding you with breathtaking panoramas at every turn.

Experience the Tranquility of Kyrgyzstan’s Natural Wonders


Follow the meandering path of ancient rivers as they carve their way through expansive meadows and rugged mountains. Immerse yourself in the unspoiled beauty of Kyrgyzstan’s natural wonders as you cycle through pristine landscapes. Along the way, take a moment to unwind and rejuvenate your senses at the Jyli Suu hot springs, where warm, healing waters await. Delight in the serenity of the picturesque Son-Kul Lake, Teshik Kul Lake, and the legendary Issyk Kul Lake, each offering a unique and unforgettable experience.

Discover Kyrgyz Hospitality and Cultural Gems


Beyond its awe-inspiring landscapes, Kyrgyzstan is a country rich in cultural heritage and warm hospitality. Throughout your journey, you will have the opportunity to interact with friendly locals, who will warmly welcome you into their homes and share their traditions. Immerse yourself in the vibrant Kyrgyz culture, taste delicious traditional cuisine, and witness fascinating customs that have stood the test of time. This journey is not just about exploring the natural wonders of Kyrgyzstan but also about connecting with its people and their remarkable heritage.

Conclusion


Embarking on this 16-day Kyrgyzstan cycle tour is an invitation to experience an adventure like no other. From the majestic Tien Shan mountains to the tranquil shores of Issyk Kul, every moment of this journey will leave you in awe of Kyrgyzstan’s natural beauty and cultural richness. Cycle through history, conquer challenging mountain passes, soak in healing hot springs, and immerse yourself in the warm hospitality of the Kyrgyz people. Get ready for an unforgettable experience that will forever hold a special place in your heart. Join us on this remarkable journey and discover the true essence of Kyrgyzstan.

Itinerary
DAY 01

Arrival in Bishkek: Your Gateway to Kyrgyzstan

Upon your arrival at the airport, our friendly team will be there to warmly welcome you to Bishkek, the vibrant capital city of Kyrgyzstan. From the moment you set foot in this fascinating country, we ensure your comfort and convenience throughout your journey. Our team will transfer you to a well-appointed 3-star hotel, where you can relax and unwind after your travels.
Delight in Authentic Cuisine and City Sightseeing.
To kickstart your Kyrgyzstan adventure, we invite you to indulge in the flavors of the local cuisine. Enjoy a delicious lunch and dinner at a carefully selected local restaurant, where you can savor traditional dishes that showcase the rich culinary heritage of the region.
After satisfying your taste buds, prepare to explore the charming city of Bishkek. Immerse yourself in its unique blend of modernity and history as you embark on a sightseeing tour. Marvel at the architectural gems that adorn the city, visit cultural landmarks, and soak in the vibrant atmosphere that surrounds you. Our knowledgeable guides will accompany you, sharing fascinating stories and insights about the city’s rich history and cultural significance.
Arriving in Bishkek marks the beginning of your incredible journey through Kyrgyzstan. With a comfortable stay at a 3-star hotel and the opportunity to savor authentic cuisine, you’ll have the perfect start to your adventure. Explore the city’s highlights, immerse yourself in its cultural tapestry, and prepare for the breathtaking experiences that await you on this unforgettable cycle tour. Get ready to create cherished memories and discover the wonders of Kyrgyzstan.

Accommodation: 3-Star Hotel

DAY 02

Exploring Bishkek: Bike Ride to Oruu-Say Ski Base

Distance: 35km

Preparing for the Adventure.
Today, we begin our cycling adventure by preparing our bikes for the thrilling journey that lies ahead. Our experienced guides will assist you in getting your bikes ready, ensuring that they are in optimal condition for the ride. We’ll make sure that every detail is taken care of, allowing you to focus on the excitement and beauty that awaits you.
Ride to Oruu-Say Ski Base and Back.
Once our bikes are set up, we’ll embark on an invigorating ride to the Oruu-Say Ski Base, situated at an altitude of 1600 meters. As we pedal our way through picturesque landscapes, you’ll witness the stunning beauty of the Kyrgyz countryside. The route will take us through rolling hills, charming villages, and serene natural surroundings, offering glimpses of the country’s idyllic charm.
Upon reaching the Oruu-Say Ski Base, take a moment to admire the majestic mountain scenery that surrounds you. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of the area, breathing in the fresh mountain air and appreciating the awe-inspiring views. Capture these special moments as lasting memories of your Kyrgyzstan adventure.
After enjoying the serene beauty of Oruu-Say, we’ll cycle back to Bishkek, taking a slightly different route to ensure you experience the diverse landscapes that Kyrgyzstan has to offer. As you pedal along, let the beauty of the countryside enchant you and invigorate your senses. Feel the thrill of the open road and the freedom of exploring this remarkable country on two wheels.
A Taste of Kyrgyz Cuisine.
After a day filled with adventure and exploration, it’s time to satisfy our appetites with a delightful dinner at a local restaurant. Indulge in the flavors of Kyrgyz cuisine, which reflects the country’s nomadic heritage and incorporates a delightful blend of Central Asian influences. From savory meat dishes to hearty stews and freshly baked bread, Kyrgyz cuisine is a true feast for the senses.
Embarking on a bike ride from Bishkek to the Oruu-Say Ski Base is the perfect introduction to the natural beauty and adventure that Kyrgyzstan offers. Prepare to be captivated by the scenic landscapes, feel the rush of the wind against your face, and immerse yourself in the vibrant culture and cuisine of this remarkable country. As the day comes to a close, savor the memories of the ride and the flavors of the local cuisine, knowing that there are many more incredible experiences awaiting you on this 16-day Kyrgyzstan cycle tour.

Accommodation: 3-Star Hotel

DAY 03

Biking from Bishkek to Suusamyr: Immersed in Nature's Beauty

Distance: 50 km

As we embark on our first day of biking, get ready to immerse yourself in the stunning natural landscapes of Kyrgyzstan. For tonight’s accommodation, we will provide you with a tent camp, allowing you to experience the beauty of the great outdoors. Nestled at the confluence of the Karakol and Kekemeren Rivers, this campsite offers a serene and picturesque setting, where you can connect with nature and rejuvenate your spirit.
Discovering Suusamyr: A Haven of Expansive Meadows.
Our biking journey today takes us from Bishkek to the magnificent Suusamyr region, known for its expansive meadows and breathtaking mountain vistas. As we pedal through this idyllic landscape, you’ll be captivated by the sheer beauty that surrounds you. Feel the thrill of the open road as you traverse rolling hills and gentle slopes, taking in panoramic views that stretch as far as the eye can see.
Suusamyr, situated at an elevation of 2025 meters, offers a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. Allow yourself to be enveloped by the tranquility of this enchanting region as you bike through its meadows, where wildflowers sway in the gentle breeze. Take the time to appreciate the untouched beauty of nature and let it inspire a sense of awe within you.
Unwind in the Tent Camp and Connect with Fellow Adventurers.
Upon reaching our tent camp at the confluence of the Karakol and Kekemeren Rivers, take a moment to relax and soak in the serene surroundings. Settle into your comfortable tent and enjoy the simplicity of camping under the starry night sky. The campsite provides an opportunity to connect with fellow adventurers, sharing stories of the day’s journey and creating lasting bonds over a shared love for exploration and nature.
Gather around a crackling campfire, where warmth and camaraderie fill the air. Engage in conversations, exchange travel tales, and immerse yourself in the joyful spirit of the journey. Let the sounds of nature lull you into a peaceful slumber, knowing that you have experienced the true essence of adventure.
Biking from Bishkek to Suusamyr marks the beginning of our immersive exploration of Kyrgyzstan’s natural wonders. Embrace the simplicity and beauty of a tent camp, surrounded by the magnificent meadows of Suusamyr. Connect with nature, forge new friendships, and create memories that will stay with you long after the journey is over. As the sun sets over the tranquil rivers, feel a deep sense of gratitude for the opportunity to experience the untouched beauty of Kyrgyzstan’s landscapes. Tomorrow awaits with more thrilling adventures on our 16-day Kyrgyzstan cycle tour.

Accommodation: Embrace the Outdoors with a Tent Camp

DAY 04

Suusamyr (2025m) – Base Karakol Pass(2820m).

Distance: 40 km

Biking Along the Karakol River: A Day of Scenic Beauty.
Continuing our exhilarating biking journey, tonight’s accommodation will be a tent camp nestled in the heart of nature. Embrace the simplicity and tranquility of camping under the stars, surrounded by the breathtaking landscapes of Kyrgyzstan. Immerse yourself in the peacefulness of the outdoors, where the sounds of the Karakol River and the rustling of leaves will lull you into a restful sleep.
Exploring the Karakol River: A Day of Scenic Wonders.
Today, we embark on a memorable biking adventure along the stunning Karakol River. As we pedal along its banks, you’ll be captivated by the majestic beauty that unfolds before your eyes. The river’s crystal-clear waters meander through picturesque valleys, creating a serene backdrop for our journey. Prepare to be awe-struck by the breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains as we ascend to an elevation of 2820 meters.
Feel the invigorating mountain air on your face as we cycle through this pristine landscape. Marvel at the untouched wilderness, where the vibrant colors of nature paint a tapestry of beauty. The Karakol River will be your constant companion, offering moments of tranquility and reflection as you witness its gentle flow and listen to the soothing sounds of nature.
A Campsite at the Base of Karakol Pass: A Gateway to Adventure.
As we conclude our day of cycling, we set up camp at the base of the Karakol Pass, situated at an elevation of 3452 meters. This campsite serves as a gateway to the thrilling adventures that await us. Take in the grandeur of the surrounding mountains, their peaks reaching towards the sky. This is a moment to appreciate the raw power and beauty of nature, as you settle into your tent and prepare for a peaceful evening in the embrace of the mountains.
Gather around the campfire with fellow adventurers, sharing stories and laughter as the evening sky fills with stars. The campsite becomes a place of camaraderie, where the shared experiences of the day deepen the bonds between travelers. As you drift off to sleep, surrounded by the magnificence of the Karakol Pass, let the anticipation of tomorrow’s adventures fill your dreams.

Accommodation: Embrace Nature with a Tent Camp

DAY 05

Transfer to Kyz Art Pass (2664m) and Bike through Chara Archa Pass (3061m): A Day of Adventurous Cycling

Distance: 35 km

Transfer to Kyz Art Pass and Cycling Adventure.
Today, we begin our day with a vehicle transfer to Kyz Art Pass, situated at an elevation of 2664 meters. This transfer allows us to cover the distance more efficiently, setting the stage for an exciting cycling adventure. As we reach the pass, prepare yourself for the exhilarating ride that lies ahead.
Mount your bikes and pedal with determination as we make our way over the Chara Archa Pass, reaching an altitude of 3061 meters. This thrilling ascent rewards us with stunning panoramic views and a sense of achievement. Feel the rush of adrenaline as you conquer the challenging terrain, fueled by the sheer beauty that surrounds you.
The journey continues as we descend towards the Djumgal River, located at an elevation of 2800 meters. As we cycle along, the mesmerizing landscapes of Kyrgyzstan unfold before us. The rhythmic flow of the river and the untouched beauty of the surroundings create an atmosphere of serenity and awe. Pedal with a sense of freedom and embrace the freedom that cycling through nature provides.
An Overnight Camp by the Djumgal River(2800m).
As the day’s adventure comes to a close, we set up our overnight camp by the Djumgal River. This tranquil campsite offers a peaceful setting for reflection and relaxation. Unwind by the riverside, allowing the soothing sounds of flowing water to lull you into a state of calm. Share stories and laughter with fellow adventurers around the campfire, forging connections that will last a lifetime.
Under the starlit sky, drift off to sleep in your tent, surrounded by the beauty and tranquility of the Djumgal River. As you close your eyes, the memories of the day’s cycling accomplishments and the anticipation of tomorrow’s adventures will fill your dreams.

Accommodation: Embrace the Outdoors with a Tent Camp

DAY 06

Biking from Djumgal River to Song Kul Lake: Immersed in Natural Beauty

Distance: 50 km

Tonight, we have a unique opportunity to immerse ourselves in Kyrgyzstan’s nomadic culture by staying in a Yurt Inn. These traditional dwellings offer a cozy and authentic experience, providing a glimpse into the rich heritage of the Kyrgyz people. Enjoy the warmth of the yurt and the comfort it provides, allowing you to rest and rejuvenate after a day of biking.
Atop Tuez Ashu Pass: A Thrilling Cycling Adventure.
Today’s biking adventure takes us over the majestic Tuez Ashu Pass, standing at an elevation of (3229m). Strap on your helmet, mount your bike, and get ready for an exhilarating ascent through rugged terrain. As you pedal your way up the pass, feel the sense of accomplishment with each turn of the wheels. Take in the breathtaking panoramic views that unfold before you, rewarding your efforts and filling you with awe.
From the summit of Tuez Ashu Pass, prepare for an exhilarating descent as we make our way to the enchanting Song Kul Lake. Cycling through scenic landscapes, you’ll witness the beauty of Kyrgyzstan’s countryside, with rolling hills and pristine valleys stretching as far as the eye can see. Embrace the freedom and thrill of biking through this untouched wilderness, where every pedal stroke brings you closer to the stunning destination that awaits.
Arrival at Song Kul Lake: Embracing the Serenity of Nature.
As we arrive at Song Kul Lake, situated at an elevation of 3021m, be prepared to be captivated by its serene beauty. The tranquil azure waters of the lake are framed by majestic mountains, creating a picturesque backdrop that seems straight out of a postcard. Take a moment to soak in the peaceful atmosphere and appreciate the unspoiled grandeur of this natural wonder.
Settle into your yurt at the Yurt Inn, where warm hospitality awaits. Experience the traditional nomadic lifestyle firsthand as you enjoy the comforts of the yurt, beautifully decorated with vibrant colors and intricate patterns. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of the surroundings and let the peacefulness of Song Kul Lake rejuvenate your spirit.

Accommodation: Experience Traditional Nomadic Hospitality in a Yurt Inn

DAY 07

Exploring the Beauty of Song Kul Lake: Biking to Kokjerty River via Terskey Torpok Pass

Distance: 40 km

Biking Along the Shores of Song Kul Lake.
Today, we embark on a picturesque bike ride along the shores of Song Kul Lake, surrounded by the stunning beauty of the Kyrgyz countryside. Feel the gentle breeze against your face as you pedal alongside the shimmering waters of the lake. Immerse yourself in the serenity of the surroundings, as the vastness of the lake and the rugged mountains create a breathtaking backdrop.
As you cycle along, take the time to savor every moment and indulge in the panoramic views that unfold before you. The ever-changing shades of blue, the wide-open expanse of the lake, and the peaceful ambiance of the surroundings will leave an indelible mark on your heart. Let the beauty of Song Kul Lake awaken a sense of awe and wonder within you.
Riding atop Terskey Torpok Pass(3133m) and Reaching Kokjerty River.
Our biking adventure continues as we make our way to the Kokjerty River via the challenging Terskey Torpok Pass, standing at an altitude of 3133 meters. Gear up for an exhilarating ascent as we pedal through rugged terrain and conquer the pass. Push your limits and embrace the thrill of overcoming the challenges that lie ahead.
As we reach the summit of Terskey Torpok Pass, the awe-inspiring views of the surrounding landscape will make the climb worthwhile. Take a moment to soak in the panoramic vistas, appreciating the remarkable achievement of reaching this high altitude. From here, prepare for an exciting descent, riding down the winding roads towards the Kokjerty River.
As we arrive at the Kokjerty River, let its tranquil waters and serene surroundings provide a peaceful respite. Set up camp near the river, where you can relax, reflect, and rejuvenate in nature’s embrace. Share stories and laughter with fellow adventurers, forging deeper connections and creating unforgettable memories.
Tonight, we return to the simplicity and connection with nature as we camp in tents near the enchanting Song Kul Lake. Settle into your cozy tent and let the soothing sounds of the lake lull you into a restful sleep. Camping under the starry sky allows you to fully appreciate the natural beauty and tranquility of this remarkable location.

Accommodation: Embrace the Outdoors with Tent Camping

DAY 08

From Song Kul to Naryn: Cycling through Serene Country Roads

Distance: 50 km

Cycling along Scenic Country Roads.
Today, we bid farewell to the captivating beauty of Song Kul Lake and embark on a cycling journey along serene country roads. The tranquility of the Kyrgyz countryside envelopes us as we pedal through picturesque landscapes. Experience the sense of freedom that comes with riding through open spaces, where rolling hills, lush meadows, and quaint villages dot the horizon.
Immerse yourself in the rural charm of Kyrgyzstan as we cycle along these scenic roads. Take in the sights and sounds of the countryside, breathing in the fresh air and relishing in the simplicity of the surroundings. The peacefulness of the journey allows for reflection and a deep connection with the natural world.
Arrival in Naryn: Cultural Exploration in a Charming City.
As we arrive in the city of Naryn, prepare to discover its unique blend of culture and history. Naryn is known for its vibrant markets, traditional architecture, and warm hospitality. Take the opportunity to explore the city, visit local attractions, and immerse yourself in the daily life of its residents. Engage with the friendly locals, sample traditional cuisine, and witness the rich cultural heritage that thrives in this charming city.
After a day of cycling and cultural exploration, return to the comfort of the guest house in Naryn. Reflect on the experiences of the day and connect with fellow adventurers, sharing stories and creating lasting memories. Allow yourself to relax and unwind, knowing that you have embraced the true essence of Kyrgyzstan.
Tonight, we will be staying at a welcoming guest house in the city of Naryn. The guest house provides a comfortable and inviting atmosphere, allowing you to rest and recharge after a day of cycling. Enjoy the warm hospitality of the locals and the amenities provided, ensuring a pleasant stay during our time in Naryn.

Accommodation: Comfortable Stay at a Guest House

DAY 09

From Naryn to Kara-Kaman River (2200m): A Journey Through Scenic Landscapes

Distance: 70 km

Following the Naryn & Kichi Naryn Rivers: Exploring Stunning Gorges.
Today’s journey takes us on a scenic route as we leave Naryn city and follow the course of the Naryn and Kichi Naryn rivers. Pedal alongside these beautiful rivers, witnessing their waters meander through the rugged landscapes of Kyrgyzstan. The gorges carved by these rivers offer a visual feast, with towering cliffs, vibrant greenery, and dramatic rock formations.
As we venture deeper into the Sary-Kungey gorge, the captivating beauty of the surroundings envelops us. Be prepared to be awe-struck by the grandeur of the landscape, where jagged peaks, sweeping valleys, and pristine alpine meadows create a breathtaking backdrop for our journey. Take the time to appreciate the untouched wilderness and let its serene beauty inspire a sense of wonder within you.
Camping by the Kara-Kaman River: A Tranquil Riverside Retreat.
As the day draws to a close, we set up camp by the banks of the Kara-Kaman River. This picturesque setting offers a peaceful retreat, where you can relax and recharge amidst nature’s embrace. Allow the gentle flow of the river to soothe your senses, and immerse yourself in the tranquility of the surroundings.

Accommodation: Embrace Nature with Tent Camping

DAY 10

From Kara-Kaman River to Jyli-Suu Springs: Cycling through Scenic Rivers

Distance: 40 km

Biking along the Balgart (2725m) and Jyli-Suu (2947m) Rivers: A Scenic Riverside Adventure.
Today’s biking adventure takes us along the picturesque Balgart River, situated at an elevation of 2725 meters. Pedal alongside the river, feeling the rhythmic flow of the water as it guides you through the breathtaking Kyrgyz landscapes. Allow yourself to be captivated by the stunning vistas that unfold before your eyes, with rugged mountains, verdant valleys, and the glistening river creating a picturesque backdrop.
Continuing our journey, we follow the course of the Jyli-Suu River, with its crystal-clear waters leading us closer to the Jyli-Suu hot springs. As we pedal along, immerse yourself in the serenity of the surroundings, breathing in the fresh mountain air and feeling a sense of peace wash over you. The melodic sound of the river accompanies us on our ride, adding to the harmonious symphony of nature.
Relaxation at the Jyli-Suu Hot Springs: Rejuvenate in Nature’s Healing Waters.
Arriving at the Jyli-Suu hot springs, prepare to experience the ultimate relaxation amidst nature’s healing embrace. These natural hot springs offer a tranquil oasis, where you can soak in the rejuvenating warm waters and let your cares melt away. Allow the mineral-rich waters to revitalize your body and invigorate your spirit, providing a soothing respite after a day of cycling.
Surrounded by the picturesque landscapes, take the time to savor the serenity of the hot springs. Let the steam rise around you as you indulge in the therapeutic properties of the waters, appreciating the healing power of nature. As you immerse yourself in this rejuvenating experience, feel a deep sense of connection with the natural world and a renewed energy for the journey ahead.

Accommodation: Embrace Nature with Tent Camping

DAY 11

Exploring Teshik-Kol Lake and Uchemchek River: A Day of Adventure

Exploring Teshik-Kol Lake (3504m): A Scenic Bike Ride or Hike.
Today, we have the option to embark on a circular bike ride or hike to the stunning Teshik-Kol Lake, located just 5 kilometers from the Jyli-Suu springs. This pristine alpine lake, situated at an elevation of 3504 meters, captivates with its breathtaking beauty. As you approach the lake, be prepared to be mesmerized by the crystal-clear waters reflecting the surrounding mountains.
Whether you choose to bike or hike, immerse yourself in the serenity of the surroundings. Pedal or trek through the scenic landscapes, breathing in the crisp mountain air and allowing the beauty of the area to invigorate your senses. Capture the moments of awe as you reach the shores of Teshik-Kol Lake, where you can pause to absorb the tranquility and marvel at nature’s masterpiece.
Biking to Uchemchek River (3451m): Following the Flow of Nature.
Continuing our adventure, we embark on a biking journey to the Uchemchek River, situated at an approximate elevation of 3451 meters. Pedal alongside this majestic river as it meanders through the rugged landscapes, offering a peaceful rhythm that guides our path. Take in the captivating views of the surrounding mountains and immerse yourself in the natural wonders that unfold along the way.
Allow the open road to ignite a sense of freedom within you as you cycle through the untouched wilderness. Feel the energy of the Uchemchek River and let its flow inspire your journey. As you pedal forward, appreciate the harmony between human endeavor and the untouched beauty of nature, creating a profound connection with the environment around you.

Accommodation: Embrace Nature with Tent Camping

DAY 12

From Teshik-Kol Lake to Tamga Village: A Scenic Cycling Adventure

Distance: 50 km

Cycling Along Uchemchek and Tosor Rivers: Immersed in Natural Splendor.
Today’s journey takes us along the scenic Uchemchek and Tosor Rivers, offering a visual feast of Kyrgyzstan’s natural splendor. Pedal alongside the Uchemchek River, feeling the gentle flow of its waters guiding us through the captivating landscapes. Immerse yourself in the serenity of the surroundings, as the majestic mountains and lush valleys create a picturesque backdrop for our cycling adventure.
As we continue our ride, the path leads us to the challenging Tosor Pass, standing as the highest altitude reached on our trip at 3893 meters. Gear up for an exhilarating ascent, conquering the pass with determination and marveling at the panoramic views that unfold as you climb higher. Take a moment to appreciate the sheer beauty of the surrounding mountains, a testament to nature’s grandeur.
Arrival in Tamga Village: A Welcome Sight by Issyk Kul Lake.
As we descend from the Tosor Pass, the tranquil waters of Issyk Kul Lake come into view, offering a sense of serenity and relief. Tamga Village, nestled on the banks of the lake, welcomes us with open arms. Appreciate the idyllic setting, where the calm waters of the lake meet the towering peaks of the surrounding mountains.
Explore the village and soak in the beauty of Issyk Kul Lake, one of the largest saline lakes in the world. Take a leisurely stroll along the shore, feel the gentle breeze against your face, and witness the mesmerizing hues of the lake’s waters. Allow yourself to be captivated by the charm of Tamga Village, its traditional architecture, and the friendly smiles of the locals.
Tonight, we will be staying at a welcoming guest house in Tamga Village, nestled on the banks of the magnificent Issyk Kul Lake. The guest house provides a comfortable and inviting atmosphere, allowing you to rest and rejuvenate after a day of exhilarating cycling. Enjoy the warm hospitality of the locals and the amenities provided, ensuring a pleasant and memorable stay during our time in Tamga.

Accommodation: Comfortable Stay at a Guest House

DAY 13

Relaxation and Exploration in Tamga Village: Enjoying Lake Issyk-Kul

Today, we have the opportunity to take a well-deserved rest day in Tamga Village, where our comfortable guest house awaits. Relax and unwind in the pleasant surroundings, allowing your mind and body to rejuvenate after days of thrilling cycling. Take advantage of the amenities provided and savor the warm hospitality of the locals, ensuring a truly enjoyable stay during our time in Tamga.
Exploring the Wonders of Lake Issyk-Kul: A Jewel in the Kyrgyz Landscape.
Lake Issyk-Kul, the second-largest saline lake in the world after the Caspian Sea, is a breathtaking natural wonder that awaits our exploration. Fed by many of the rivers we have cycled along, this majestic lake stretches an impressive 182 kilometers in length and 60 kilometers in width. Today, we have the chance to fully immerse ourselves in the beauty and tranquility of Lake Issyk-Kul.
Stroll along the shores of the lake, feeling the soft sand beneath your feet and the gentle caress of the lake’s waves. Take in the vastness of the sparkling blue waters that stretch as far as the eye can see, framed by the majestic mountain ranges in the distance. Allow the serene ambiance of Lake Issyk-Kul to soothe your senses and create a sense of peace within.
Embrace the opportunity for water-based activities, such as swimming or simply dipping your toes in the cool lake waters. Feel the refreshing embrace of the lake as you immerse yourself in its therapeutic embrace. Alternatively, you may choose to embark on a leisurely boat ride, gliding across the tranquil surface of the lake, and marveling at the surrounding natural beauty.
Exploring Tamga Village: Embracing Local Culture.
While in Tamga Village, take the time to explore the local culture and interact with the friendly residents. Delve into the rich heritage of the village, adorned with traditional architecture and charming streets. Engage in conversations with the locals, learning about their way of life, and gaining insights into their customs and traditions.
Indulge in the local cuisine, savoring the flavors and aromas of traditional Kyrgyz dishes. Engage your senses and allow yourself to be immersed in the cultural tapestry that makes Tamga Village a unique and vibrant destination.

Accommodation: Comfortable Stay at a Guest House

DAY 14

Return to Bishkek: A Journey Back to the Capital

Distance: Drive 310 km

Transfer from Tamga Village to Bishkek: Returning to the Capital.
Today, we bid farewell to the serene beauty of Tamga Village as we embark on our transfer back to Bishkek, the capital city of Kyrgyzstan. The journey covers a distance of approximately 310 kilometers, allowing you to reflect on the incredible experiences and memories made throughout our 12-day cycle tour.
Sit back and enjoy the comfort of the car as we traverse the picturesque landscapes of Kyrgyzstan. Witness the changing scenery, from the tranquility of Lake Issyk-Kul to the rolling hills and rural countryside along the way. Let the beauty of the surroundings leave a lasting impression as we make our way back to the vibrant city of Bishkek.
Arrival in Bishkek: Overnight Stay in a 3-Star Hotel.
As we arrive in Bishkek, take in the bustling atmosphere and vibrant energy of the city. Bishkek offers a unique blend of modernity and cultural heritage, with its bustling markets, lively streets, and fascinating landmarks. Appreciate the comfort and convenience of our 3-star hotel, providing a pleasant retreat in the heart of the city.
Take the opportunity to explore Bishkek’s attractions, visit local markets, indulge in delicious cuisine, or simply relax in the comfort of the hotel.

Accommodation: Comfortable Stay at a 3-Star Hotel

DAY 15

Exploring Bishkek: Last-Minute Shopping and Sightseeing

Last-Minute Shopping: Discovering Unique Treasures.
Take advantage of our time in Bishkek to indulge in some last-minute shopping. Explore the vibrant markets and boutique stores, where you’ll find a variety of unique treasures and souvenirs to bring home as mementos of your Kyrgyzstan adventure. From traditional handicrafts to locally made textiles and artwork, there’s something to suit every taste and interest.
Engage with the local vendors, who will happily share stories and insights about their products. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of the markets, where the colors, aromas, and bustling energy create an unforgettable shopping experience. Allow yourself to be captivated by the authenticity and craftsmanship of Kyrgyzstan’s cultural offerings.
Sightseeing in Bishkek: Exploring the Capital’s Highlights.
Take this opportunity to explore the highlights of Bishkek through sightseeing. The city boasts a blend of modernity and cultural heritage, with fascinating landmarks and attractions to discover. Visit Ala-Too Square, the heart of the city, and marvel at the grandeur of the National Historical Museum, which offers insights into Kyrgyzstan’s rich history and culture.
Stroll through Oak Park, a green oasis in the city center, and admire the diversity of trees and sculptures that adorn the park. Explore the bustling Osh Bazaar, where the sights, sounds, and aromas will immerse you in the local culture. Don’t miss the opportunity to taste traditional Kyrgyz cuisine at one of the city’s many restaurants, savoring flavors that reflect the region’s unique culinary heritage.

Accommodation: Comfortable Stay at a 3-Star Hotel

DAY 16

Departure: Returning to Bishkek Airport

Today marks the end of our memorable Kyrgyzstan cycle tour. After a remarkable journey filled with breathtaking landscapes, cultural encounters, and unforgettable experiences, it’s time to bid farewell to this enchanting country.
Our final day begins with a transfer from our hotel in Bishkek to Bishkek Airport, which is approximately 40 kilometers away and will take around 40 minutes by car. Sit back and enjoy the scenic drive, reflecting on the incredible moments and memories created during our time in Kyrgyzstan.
As we arrive at Bishkek Airport, take a moment to appreciate the beauty and hospitality of this remarkable nation. Say goodbye to the new friends you’ve made and carry with you the cherished memories and the spirit of adventure that Kyrgyzstan has instilled in your heart.
Prepare for your flight back to Delhi, carrying with you the experiences and lessons learned from this extraordinary journey. May the memories of Kyrgyzstan’s natural wonders, warm hospitality, and cultural treasures remain with you as a source of inspiration and a reminder of the beauty of our diverse world.
We hope you had an incredible time exploring Kyrgyzstan, and we look forward to welcoming you back for more adventures in the future. Safe travels, and until we meet again!

Inclusions
  • Twin accommodation in the hotels, guest house and tents as per the itinerary in standard rooms.
  • 4-5 people of the same gender accommodation in yurt camps
  • Tents for camping
  • Minibus for city sightseeing and airport transfers
  • Cross country vehicle (truck bus) URAL during the whole bike itinerary
  • Meals as detailed
  • English speaking local guide
  • Workman / Cook
  • Formalities: excursions + entrance fees
  • Bike hire.
Exclusions
  • Any International Flights.
  • Any thing not mentioned in Inclusions.
  • Any Insurances.
Things You Need To Get

Clothing:

– Good quality waterproof jacket
– Waterproof trousers
– Balaclava (thick fleece)
– Sun hat
– Cycle mitts
– Warm gloves – mountaineering gloves (waterproof outer, fleece inner) are good.
– Mid-weight fleece top
– Cycling tights (looser, “trackster” fit rather skin-tight lycra),
– Shorts
– Long sleeved shirt
– Travel trousers
– 2 wicking tee-shirts (synthetic or merino wool)
– Cotton tee-shirt for around town
– Long sleeved thermal top
– Thermal long johns
– 2-3 pairs underwear
– 2-3 pairs of standard socks
– 1 pair warm sock

Footwear:

– Cycling shoes, e.g. SPD’s, if applicable (bring spare cleats)
– Trekking shoes and climbing shoes
– Flip-flops, Crocs or Sandals to wear around camp.

Pack:

– Main bag – soft shell duffle bag to be kept in the logistics vehicle.
– Day Pack 15 – 20 lts – You will use this to carry your camera, water bottle, Trail layers, trail food etc.

Accessories:

– A bike helmet
– Dark glasses (the sun is very strong),
– Camera

– A couple of spare passport photos photocopies of key documents. e.g., passport (data and visa pages),

– travel insurance policy

– Toiletries – Sunscreen SPF 40+, Moisturizer, Lip balm, Soap, Toilet paper

– Repair Kit (needle and thread).

– Headlamp/ Torch.

– Water Bottle- Ideally keep two bottles 1 litre each.

– Plastic Packing covers.

Notes:

– Weather in altitude areas of the Kyrgyz Republic is cold (min -1C -5C), therefore it is recommended to

have warm jackets and rain coats

Overview
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Discover the Beauty of Kyrgyzstan on Mountain Bike: Bishkek – Suusamyr – Son-Kul Lake – Naryn – Issyk-Kul Lake – Bishkek


Welcome to Kyrgyzstan, a remarkable adventure destination that offers a unique blend of diverse landscapes and rich cultural heritage. Embark on an extraordinary 16-day cycle tour through the magnificent Tien Shan mountains, immersing yourself in the breathtaking beauty of Central Asia. This unforgettable journey will take you to some of Kyrgyzstan’s most awe-inspiring locations, including the world-renowned Issyk Kul, the second-largest saline lake on the planet.

Explore the Legendary Silk Route and Majestic Mountain Passes


As you embark on this incredible cycling adventure, get ready to traverse parts of the legendary Silk Route, an ancient trade network that connected the East and West. Pedal your way through picturesque landscapes, where the whispers of history and the echoes of ancient merchants can still be felt. Be captivated by the awe-inspiring views as you conquer six mountain passes, reaching altitudes of up to 3900 meters. These mountain passes offer a thrilling challenge for cycling enthusiasts while rewarding you with breathtaking panoramas at every turn.

Experience the Tranquility of Kyrgyzstan’s Natural Wonders


Follow the meandering path of ancient rivers as they carve their way through expansive meadows and rugged mountains. Immerse yourself in the unspoiled beauty of Kyrgyzstan’s natural wonders as you cycle through pristine landscapes. Along the way, take a moment to unwind and rejuvenate your senses at the Jyli Suu hot springs, where warm, healing waters await. Delight in the serenity of the picturesque Son-Kul Lake, Teshik Kul Lake, and the legendary Issyk Kul Lake, each offering a unique and unforgettable experience.

Discover Kyrgyz Hospitality and Cultural Gems


Beyond its awe-inspiring landscapes, Kyrgyzstan is a country rich in cultural heritage and warm hospitality. Throughout your journey, you will have the opportunity to interact with friendly locals, who will warmly welcome you into their homes and share their traditions. Immerse yourself in the vibrant Kyrgyz culture, taste delicious traditional cuisine, and witness fascinating customs that have stood the test of time. This journey is not just about exploring the natural wonders of Kyrgyzstan but also about connecting with its people and their remarkable heritage.

Conclusion


Embarking on this 16-day Kyrgyzstan cycle tour is an invitation to experience an adventure like no other. From the majestic Tien Shan mountains to the tranquil shores of Issyk Kul, every moment of this journey will leave you in awe of Kyrgyzstan’s natural beauty and cultural richness. Cycle through history, conquer challenging mountain passes, soak in healing hot springs, and immerse yourself in the warm hospitality of the Kyrgyz people. Get ready for an unforgettable experience that will forever hold a special place in your heart. Join us on this remarkable journey and discover the true essence of Kyrgyzstan.

Itinerary
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DAY 01

Arrival in Bishkek: Your Gateway to Kyrgyzstan

Upon your arrival at the airport, our friendly team will be there to warmly welcome you to Bishkek, the vibrant capital city of Kyrgyzstan. From the moment you set foot in this fascinating country, we ensure your comfort and convenience throughout your journey. Our team will transfer you to a well-appointed 3-star hotel, where you can relax and unwind after your travels.
Delight in Authentic Cuisine and City Sightseeing.
To kickstart your Kyrgyzstan adventure, we invite you to indulge in the flavors of the local cuisine. Enjoy a delicious lunch and dinner at a carefully selected local restaurant, where you can savor traditional dishes that showcase the rich culinary heritage of the region.
After satisfying your taste buds, prepare to explore the charming city of Bishkek. Immerse yourself in its unique blend of modernity and history as you embark on a sightseeing tour. Marvel at the architectural gems that adorn the city, visit cultural landmarks, and soak in the vibrant atmosphere that surrounds you. Our knowledgeable guides will accompany you, sharing fascinating stories and insights about the city’s rich history and cultural significance.
Arriving in Bishkek marks the beginning of your incredible journey through Kyrgyzstan. With a comfortable stay at a 3-star hotel and the opportunity to savor authentic cuisine, you’ll have the perfect start to your adventure. Explore the city’s highlights, immerse yourself in its cultural tapestry, and prepare for the breathtaking experiences that await you on this unforgettable cycle tour. Get ready to create cherished memories and discover the wonders of Kyrgyzstan.

Accommodation: 3-Star Hotel

DAY 02

Exploring Bishkek: Bike Ride to Oruu-Say Ski Base

Distance: 35km

Preparing for the Adventure.
Today, we begin our cycling adventure by preparing our bikes for the thrilling journey that lies ahead. Our experienced guides will assist you in getting your bikes ready, ensuring that they are in optimal condition for the ride. We’ll make sure that every detail is taken care of, allowing you to focus on the excitement and beauty that awaits you.
Ride to Oruu-Say Ski Base and Back.
Once our bikes are set up, we’ll embark on an invigorating ride to the Oruu-Say Ski Base, situated at an altitude of 1600 meters. As we pedal our way through picturesque landscapes, you’ll witness the stunning beauty of the Kyrgyz countryside. The route will take us through rolling hills, charming villages, and serene natural surroundings, offering glimpses of the country’s idyllic charm.
Upon reaching the Oruu-Say Ski Base, take a moment to admire the majestic mountain scenery that surrounds you. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of the area, breathing in the fresh mountain air and appreciating the awe-inspiring views. Capture these special moments as lasting memories of your Kyrgyzstan adventure.
After enjoying the serene beauty of Oruu-Say, we’ll cycle back to Bishkek, taking a slightly different route to ensure you experience the diverse landscapes that Kyrgyzstan has to offer. As you pedal along, let the beauty of the countryside enchant you and invigorate your senses. Feel the thrill of the open road and the freedom of exploring this remarkable country on two wheels.
A Taste of Kyrgyz Cuisine.
After a day filled with adventure and exploration, it’s time to satisfy our appetites with a delightful dinner at a local restaurant. Indulge in the flavors of Kyrgyz cuisine, which reflects the country’s nomadic heritage and incorporates a delightful blend of Central Asian influences. From savory meat dishes to hearty stews and freshly baked bread, Kyrgyz cuisine is a true feast for the senses.
Embarking on a bike ride from Bishkek to the Oruu-Say Ski Base is the perfect introduction to the natural beauty and adventure that Kyrgyzstan offers. Prepare to be captivated by the scenic landscapes, feel the rush of the wind against your face, and immerse yourself in the vibrant culture and cuisine of this remarkable country. As the day comes to a close, savor the memories of the ride and the flavors of the local cuisine, knowing that there are many more incredible experiences awaiting you on this 16-day Kyrgyzstan cycle tour.

Accommodation: 3-Star Hotel

DAY 03

Biking from Bishkek to Suusamyr: Immersed in Nature's Beauty

Distance: 50 km

As we embark on our first day of biking, get ready to immerse yourself in the stunning natural landscapes of Kyrgyzstan. For tonight’s accommodation, we will provide you with a tent camp, allowing you to experience the beauty of the great outdoors. Nestled at the confluence of the Karakol and Kekemeren Rivers, this campsite offers a serene and picturesque setting, where you can connect with nature and rejuvenate your spirit.
Discovering Suusamyr: A Haven of Expansive Meadows.
Our biking journey today takes us from Bishkek to the magnificent Suusamyr region, known for its expansive meadows and breathtaking mountain vistas. As we pedal through this idyllic landscape, you’ll be captivated by the sheer beauty that surrounds you. Feel the thrill of the open road as you traverse rolling hills and gentle slopes, taking in panoramic views that stretch as far as the eye can see.
Suusamyr, situated at an elevation of 2025 meters, offers a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. Allow yourself to be enveloped by the tranquility of this enchanting region as you bike through its meadows, where wildflowers sway in the gentle breeze. Take the time to appreciate the untouched beauty of nature and let it inspire a sense of awe within you.
Unwind in the Tent Camp and Connect with Fellow Adventurers.
Upon reaching our tent camp at the confluence of the Karakol and Kekemeren Rivers, take a moment to relax and soak in the serene surroundings. Settle into your comfortable tent and enjoy the simplicity of camping under the starry night sky. The campsite provides an opportunity to connect with fellow adventurers, sharing stories of the day’s journey and creating lasting bonds over a shared love for exploration and nature.
Gather around a crackling campfire, where warmth and camaraderie fill the air. Engage in conversations, exchange travel tales, and immerse yourself in the joyful spirit of the journey. Let the sounds of nature lull you into a peaceful slumber, knowing that you have experienced the true essence of adventure.
Biking from Bishkek to Suusamyr marks the beginning of our immersive exploration of Kyrgyzstan’s natural wonders. Embrace the simplicity and beauty of a tent camp, surrounded by the magnificent meadows of Suusamyr. Connect with nature, forge new friendships, and create memories that will stay with you long after the journey is over. As the sun sets over the tranquil rivers, feel a deep sense of gratitude for the opportunity to experience the untouched beauty of Kyrgyzstan’s landscapes. Tomorrow awaits with more thrilling adventures on our 16-day Kyrgyzstan cycle tour.

Accommodation: Embrace the Outdoors with a Tent Camp

DAY 04

Suusamyr (2025m) – Base Karakol Pass(2820m).

Distance: 40 km

Biking Along the Karakol River: A Day of Scenic Beauty.
Continuing our exhilarating biking journey, tonight’s accommodation will be a tent camp nestled in the heart of nature. Embrace the simplicity and tranquility of camping under the stars, surrounded by the breathtaking landscapes of Kyrgyzstan. Immerse yourself in the peacefulness of the outdoors, where the sounds of the Karakol River and the rustling of leaves will lull you into a restful sleep.
Exploring the Karakol River: A Day of Scenic Wonders.
Today, we embark on a memorable biking adventure along the stunning Karakol River. As we pedal along its banks, you’ll be captivated by the majestic beauty that unfolds before your eyes. The river’s crystal-clear waters meander through picturesque valleys, creating a serene backdrop for our journey. Prepare to be awe-struck by the breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains as we ascend to an elevation of 2820 meters.
Feel the invigorating mountain air on your face as we cycle through this pristine landscape. Marvel at the untouched wilderness, where the vibrant colors of nature paint a tapestry of beauty. The Karakol River will be your constant companion, offering moments of tranquility and reflection as you witness its gentle flow and listen to the soothing sounds of nature.
A Campsite at the Base of Karakol Pass: A Gateway to Adventure.
As we conclude our day of cycling, we set up camp at the base of the Karakol Pass, situated at an elevation of 3452 meters. This campsite serves as a gateway to the thrilling adventures that await us. Take in the grandeur of the surrounding mountains, their peaks reaching towards the sky. This is a moment to appreciate the raw power and beauty of nature, as you settle into your tent and prepare for a peaceful evening in the embrace of the mountains.
Gather around the campfire with fellow adventurers, sharing stories and laughter as the evening sky fills with stars. The campsite becomes a place of camaraderie, where the shared experiences of the day deepen the bonds between travelers. As you drift off to sleep, surrounded by the magnificence of the Karakol Pass, let the anticipation of tomorrow’s adventures fill your dreams.

Accommodation: Embrace Nature with a Tent Camp

DAY 05

Transfer to Kyz Art Pass (2664m) and Bike through Chara Archa Pass (3061m): A Day of Adventurous Cycling

Distance: 35 km

Transfer to Kyz Art Pass and Cycling Adventure.
Today, we begin our day with a vehicle transfer to Kyz Art Pass, situated at an elevation of 2664 meters. This transfer allows us to cover the distance more efficiently, setting the stage for an exciting cycling adventure. As we reach the pass, prepare yourself for the exhilarating ride that lies ahead.
Mount your bikes and pedal with determination as we make our way over the Chara Archa Pass, reaching an altitude of 3061 meters. This thrilling ascent rewards us with stunning panoramic views and a sense of achievement. Feel the rush of adrenaline as you conquer the challenging terrain, fueled by the sheer beauty that surrounds you.
The journey continues as we descend towards the Djumgal River, located at an elevation of 2800 meters. As we cycle along, the mesmerizing landscapes of Kyrgyzstan unfold before us. The rhythmic flow of the river and the untouched beauty of the surroundings create an atmosphere of serenity and awe. Pedal with a sense of freedom and embrace the freedom that cycling through nature provides.
An Overnight Camp by the Djumgal River(2800m).
As the day’s adventure comes to a close, we set up our overnight camp by the Djumgal River. This tranquil campsite offers a peaceful setting for reflection and relaxation. Unwind by the riverside, allowing the soothing sounds of flowing water to lull you into a state of calm. Share stories and laughter with fellow adventurers around the campfire, forging connections that will last a lifetime.
Under the starlit sky, drift off to sleep in your tent, surrounded by the beauty and tranquility of the Djumgal River. As you close your eyes, the memories of the day’s cycling accomplishments and the anticipation of tomorrow’s adventures will fill your dreams.

Accommodation: Embrace the Outdoors with a Tent Camp

DAY 06

Biking from Djumgal River to Song Kul Lake: Immersed in Natural Beauty

Distance: 50 km

Tonight, we have a unique opportunity to immerse ourselves in Kyrgyzstan’s nomadic culture by staying in a Yurt Inn. These traditional dwellings offer a cozy and authentic experience, providing a glimpse into the rich heritage of the Kyrgyz people. Enjoy the warmth of the yurt and the comfort it provides, allowing you to rest and rejuvenate after a day of biking.
Atop Tuez Ashu Pass: A Thrilling Cycling Adventure.
Today’s biking adventure takes us over the majestic Tuez Ashu Pass, standing at an elevation of (3229m). Strap on your helmet, mount your bike, and get ready for an exhilarating ascent through rugged terrain. As you pedal your way up the pass, feel the sense of accomplishment with each turn of the wheels. Take in the breathtaking panoramic views that unfold before you, rewarding your efforts and filling you with awe.
From the summit of Tuez Ashu Pass, prepare for an exhilarating descent as we make our way to the enchanting Song Kul Lake. Cycling through scenic landscapes, you’ll witness the beauty of Kyrgyzstan’s countryside, with rolling hills and pristine valleys stretching as far as the eye can see. Embrace the freedom and thrill of biking through this untouched wilderness, where every pedal stroke brings you closer to the stunning destination that awaits.
Arrival at Song Kul Lake: Embracing the Serenity of Nature.
As we arrive at Song Kul Lake, situated at an elevation of 3021m, be prepared to be captivated by its serene beauty. The tranquil azure waters of the lake are framed by majestic mountains, creating a picturesque backdrop that seems straight out of a postcard. Take a moment to soak in the peaceful atmosphere and appreciate the unspoiled grandeur of this natural wonder.
Settle into your yurt at the Yurt Inn, where warm hospitality awaits. Experience the traditional nomadic lifestyle firsthand as you enjoy the comforts of the yurt, beautifully decorated with vibrant colors and intricate patterns. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of the surroundings and let the peacefulness of Song Kul Lake rejuvenate your spirit.

Accommodation: Experience Traditional Nomadic Hospitality in a Yurt Inn

DAY 07

Exploring the Beauty of Song Kul Lake: Biking to Kokjerty River via Terskey Torpok Pass

Distance: 40 km

Biking Along the Shores of Song Kul Lake.
Today, we embark on a picturesque bike ride along the shores of Song Kul Lake, surrounded by the stunning beauty of the Kyrgyz countryside. Feel the gentle breeze against your face as you pedal alongside the shimmering waters of the lake. Immerse yourself in the serenity of the surroundings, as the vastness of the lake and the rugged mountains create a breathtaking backdrop.
As you cycle along, take the time to savor every moment and indulge in the panoramic views that unfold before you. The ever-changing shades of blue, the wide-open expanse of the lake, and the peaceful ambiance of the surroundings will leave an indelible mark on your heart. Let the beauty of Song Kul Lake awaken a sense of awe and wonder within you.
Riding atop Terskey Torpok Pass(3133m) and Reaching Kokjerty River.
Our biking adventure continues as we make our way to the Kokjerty River via the challenging Terskey Torpok Pass, standing at an altitude of 3133 meters. Gear up for an exhilarating ascent as we pedal through rugged terrain and conquer the pass. Push your limits and embrace the thrill of overcoming the challenges that lie ahead.
As we reach the summit of Terskey Torpok Pass, the awe-inspiring views of the surrounding landscape will make the climb worthwhile. Take a moment to soak in the panoramic vistas, appreciating the remarkable achievement of reaching this high altitude. From here, prepare for an exciting descent, riding down the winding roads towards the Kokjerty River.
As we arrive at the Kokjerty River, let its tranquil waters and serene surroundings provide a peaceful respite. Set up camp near the river, where you can relax, reflect, and rejuvenate in nature’s embrace. Share stories and laughter with fellow adventurers, forging deeper connections and creating unforgettable memories.
Tonight, we return to the simplicity and connection with nature as we camp in tents near the enchanting Song Kul Lake. Settle into your cozy tent and let the soothing sounds of the lake lull you into a restful sleep. Camping under the starry sky allows you to fully appreciate the natural beauty and tranquility of this remarkable location.

Accommodation: Embrace the Outdoors with Tent Camping

DAY 08

From Song Kul to Naryn: Cycling through Serene Country Roads

Distance: 50 km

Cycling along Scenic Country Roads.
Today, we bid farewell to the captivating beauty of Song Kul Lake and embark on a cycling journey along serene country roads. The tranquility of the Kyrgyz countryside envelopes us as we pedal through picturesque landscapes. Experience the sense of freedom that comes with riding through open spaces, where rolling hills, lush meadows, and quaint villages dot the horizon.
Immerse yourself in the rural charm of Kyrgyzstan as we cycle along these scenic roads. Take in the sights and sounds of the countryside, breathing in the fresh air and relishing in the simplicity of the surroundings. The peacefulness of the journey allows for reflection and a deep connection with the natural world.
Arrival in Naryn: Cultural Exploration in a Charming City.
As we arrive in the city of Naryn, prepare to discover its unique blend of culture and history. Naryn is known for its vibrant markets, traditional architecture, and warm hospitality. Take the opportunity to explore the city, visit local attractions, and immerse yourself in the daily life of its residents. Engage with the friendly locals, sample traditional cuisine, and witness the rich cultural heritage that thrives in this charming city.
After a day of cycling and cultural exploration, return to the comfort of the guest house in Naryn. Reflect on the experiences of the day and connect with fellow adventurers, sharing stories and creating lasting memories. Allow yourself to relax and unwind, knowing that you have embraced the true essence of Kyrgyzstan.
Tonight, we will be staying at a welcoming guest house in the city of Naryn. The guest house provides a comfortable and inviting atmosphere, allowing you to rest and recharge after a day of cycling. Enjoy the warm hospitality of the locals and the amenities provided, ensuring a pleasant stay during our time in Naryn.

Accommodation: Comfortable Stay at a Guest House

DAY 09

From Naryn to Kara-Kaman River (2200m): A Journey Through Scenic Landscapes

Distance: 70 km

Following the Naryn & Kichi Naryn Rivers: Exploring Stunning Gorges.
Today’s journey takes us on a scenic route as we leave Naryn city and follow the course of the Naryn and Kichi Naryn rivers. Pedal alongside these beautiful rivers, witnessing their waters meander through the rugged landscapes of Kyrgyzstan. The gorges carved by these rivers offer a visual feast, with towering cliffs, vibrant greenery, and dramatic rock formations.
As we venture deeper into the Sary-Kungey gorge, the captivating beauty of the surroundings envelops us. Be prepared to be awe-struck by the grandeur of the landscape, where jagged peaks, sweeping valleys, and pristine alpine meadows create a breathtaking backdrop for our journey. Take the time to appreciate the untouched wilderness and let its serene beauty inspire a sense of wonder within you.
Camping by the Kara-Kaman River: A Tranquil Riverside Retreat.
As the day draws to a close, we set up camp by the banks of the Kara-Kaman River. This picturesque setting offers a peaceful retreat, where you can relax and recharge amidst nature’s embrace. Allow the gentle flow of the river to soothe your senses, and immerse yourself in the tranquility of the surroundings.

Accommodation: Embrace Nature with Tent Camping

DAY 10

From Kara-Kaman River to Jyli-Suu Springs: Cycling through Scenic Rivers

Distance: 40 km

Biking along the Balgart (2725m) and Jyli-Suu (2947m) Rivers: A Scenic Riverside Adventure.
Today’s biking adventure takes us along the picturesque Balgart River, situated at an elevation of 2725 meters. Pedal alongside the river, feeling the rhythmic flow of the water as it guides you through the breathtaking Kyrgyz landscapes. Allow yourself to be captivated by the stunning vistas that unfold before your eyes, with rugged mountains, verdant valleys, and the glistening river creating a picturesque backdrop.
Continuing our journey, we follow the course of the Jyli-Suu River, with its crystal-clear waters leading us closer to the Jyli-Suu hot springs. As we pedal along, immerse yourself in the serenity of the surroundings, breathing in the fresh mountain air and feeling a sense of peace wash over you. The melodic sound of the river accompanies us on our ride, adding to the harmonious symphony of nature.
Relaxation at the Jyli-Suu Hot Springs: Rejuvenate in Nature’s Healing Waters.
Arriving at the Jyli-Suu hot springs, prepare to experience the ultimate relaxation amidst nature’s healing embrace. These natural hot springs offer a tranquil oasis, where you can soak in the rejuvenating warm waters and let your cares melt away. Allow the mineral-rich waters to revitalize your body and invigorate your spirit, providing a soothing respite after a day of cycling.
Surrounded by the picturesque landscapes, take the time to savor the serenity of the hot springs. Let the steam rise around you as you indulge in the therapeutic properties of the waters, appreciating the healing power of nature. As you immerse yourself in this rejuvenating experience, feel a deep sense of connection with the natural world and a renewed energy for the journey ahead.

Accommodation: Embrace Nature with Tent Camping

DAY 11

Exploring Teshik-Kol Lake and Uchemchek River: A Day of Adventure

Exploring Teshik-Kol Lake (3504m): A Scenic Bike Ride or Hike.
Today, we have the option to embark on a circular bike ride or hike to the stunning Teshik-Kol Lake, located just 5 kilometers from the Jyli-Suu springs. This pristine alpine lake, situated at an elevation of 3504 meters, captivates with its breathtaking beauty. As you approach the lake, be prepared to be mesmerized by the crystal-clear waters reflecting the surrounding mountains.
Whether you choose to bike or hike, immerse yourself in the serenity of the surroundings. Pedal or trek through the scenic landscapes, breathing in the crisp mountain air and allowing the beauty of the area to invigorate your senses. Capture the moments of awe as you reach the shores of Teshik-Kol Lake, where you can pause to absorb the tranquility and marvel at nature’s masterpiece.
Biking to Uchemchek River (3451m): Following the Flow of Nature.
Continuing our adventure, we embark on a biking journey to the Uchemchek River, situated at an approximate elevation of 3451 meters. Pedal alongside this majestic river as it meanders through the rugged landscapes, offering a peaceful rhythm that guides our path. Take in the captivating views of the surrounding mountains and immerse yourself in the natural wonders that unfold along the way.
Allow the open road to ignite a sense of freedom within you as you cycle through the untouched wilderness. Feel the energy of the Uchemchek River and let its flow inspire your journey. As you pedal forward, appreciate the harmony between human endeavor and the untouched beauty of nature, creating a profound connection with the environment around you.

Accommodation: Embrace Nature with Tent Camping

DAY 12

From Teshik-Kol Lake to Tamga Village: A Scenic Cycling Adventure

Distance: 50 km

Cycling Along Uchemchek and Tosor Rivers: Immersed in Natural Splendor.
Today’s journey takes us along the scenic Uchemchek and Tosor Rivers, offering a visual feast of Kyrgyzstan’s natural splendor. Pedal alongside the Uchemchek River, feeling the gentle flow of its waters guiding us through the captivating landscapes. Immerse yourself in the serenity of the surroundings, as the majestic mountains and lush valleys create a picturesque backdrop for our cycling adventure.
As we continue our ride, the path leads us to the challenging Tosor Pass, standing as the highest altitude reached on our trip at 3893 meters. Gear up for an exhilarating ascent, conquering the pass with determination and marveling at the panoramic views that unfold as you climb higher. Take a moment to appreciate the sheer beauty of the surrounding mountains, a testament to nature’s grandeur.
Arrival in Tamga Village: A Welcome Sight by Issyk Kul Lake.
As we descend from the Tosor Pass, the tranquil waters of Issyk Kul Lake come into view, offering a sense of serenity and relief. Tamga Village, nestled on the banks of the lake, welcomes us with open arms. Appreciate the idyllic setting, where the calm waters of the lake meet the towering peaks of the surrounding mountains.
Explore the village and soak in the beauty of Issyk Kul Lake, one of the largest saline lakes in the world. Take a leisurely stroll along the shore, feel the gentle breeze against your face, and witness the mesmerizing hues of the lake’s waters. Allow yourself to be captivated by the charm of Tamga Village, its traditional architecture, and the friendly smiles of the locals.
Tonight, we will be staying at a welcoming guest house in Tamga Village, nestled on the banks of the magnificent Issyk Kul Lake. The guest house provides a comfortable and inviting atmosphere, allowing you to rest and rejuvenate after a day of exhilarating cycling. Enjoy the warm hospitality of the locals and the amenities provided, ensuring a pleasant and memorable stay during our time in Tamga.

Accommodation: Comfortable Stay at a Guest House

DAY 13

Relaxation and Exploration in Tamga Village: Enjoying Lake Issyk-Kul

Today, we have the opportunity to take a well-deserved rest day in Tamga Village, where our comfortable guest house awaits. Relax and unwind in the pleasant surroundings, allowing your mind and body to rejuvenate after days of thrilling cycling. Take advantage of the amenities provided and savor the warm hospitality of the locals, ensuring a truly enjoyable stay during our time in Tamga.
Exploring the Wonders of Lake Issyk-Kul: A Jewel in the Kyrgyz Landscape.
Lake Issyk-Kul, the second-largest saline lake in the world after the Caspian Sea, is a breathtaking natural wonder that awaits our exploration. Fed by many of the rivers we have cycled along, this majestic lake stretches an impressive 182 kilometers in length and 60 kilometers in width. Today, we have the chance to fully immerse ourselves in the beauty and tranquility of Lake Issyk-Kul.
Stroll along the shores of the lake, feeling the soft sand beneath your feet and the gentle caress of the lake’s waves. Take in the vastness of the sparkling blue waters that stretch as far as the eye can see, framed by the majestic mountain ranges in the distance. Allow the serene ambiance of Lake Issyk-Kul to soothe your senses and create a sense of peace within.
Embrace the opportunity for water-based activities, such as swimming or simply dipping your toes in the cool lake waters. Feel the refreshing embrace of the lake as you immerse yourself in its therapeutic embrace. Alternatively, you may choose to embark on a leisurely boat ride, gliding across the tranquil surface of the lake, and marveling at the surrounding natural beauty.
Exploring Tamga Village: Embracing Local Culture.
While in Tamga Village, take the time to explore the local culture and interact with the friendly residents. Delve into the rich heritage of the village, adorned with traditional architecture and charming streets. Engage in conversations with the locals, learning about their way of life, and gaining insights into their customs and traditions.
Indulge in the local cuisine, savoring the flavors and aromas of traditional Kyrgyz dishes. Engage your senses and allow yourself to be immersed in the cultural tapestry that makes Tamga Village a unique and vibrant destination.

Accommodation: Comfortable Stay at a Guest House

DAY 14

Return to Bishkek: A Journey Back to the Capital

Distance: Drive 310 km

Transfer from Tamga Village to Bishkek: Returning to the Capital.
Today, we bid farewell to the serene beauty of Tamga Village as we embark on our transfer back to Bishkek, the capital city of Kyrgyzstan. The journey covers a distance of approximately 310 kilometers, allowing you to reflect on the incredible experiences and memories made throughout our 12-day cycle tour.
Sit back and enjoy the comfort of the car as we traverse the picturesque landscapes of Kyrgyzstan. Witness the changing scenery, from the tranquility of Lake Issyk-Kul to the rolling hills and rural countryside along the way. Let the beauty of the surroundings leave a lasting impression as we make our way back to the vibrant city of Bishkek.
Arrival in Bishkek: Overnight Stay in a 3-Star Hotel.
As we arrive in Bishkek, take in the bustling atmosphere and vibrant energy of the city. Bishkek offers a unique blend of modernity and cultural heritage, with its bustling markets, lively streets, and fascinating landmarks. Appreciate the comfort and convenience of our 3-star hotel, providing a pleasant retreat in the heart of the city.
Take the opportunity to explore Bishkek’s attractions, visit local markets, indulge in delicious cuisine, or simply relax in the comfort of the hotel.

Accommodation: Comfortable Stay at a 3-Star Hotel

DAY 15

Exploring Bishkek: Last-Minute Shopping and Sightseeing

Last-Minute Shopping: Discovering Unique Treasures.
Take advantage of our time in Bishkek to indulge in some last-minute shopping. Explore the vibrant markets and boutique stores, where you’ll find a variety of unique treasures and souvenirs to bring home as mementos of your Kyrgyzstan adventure. From traditional handicrafts to locally made textiles and artwork, there’s something to suit every taste and interest.
Engage with the local vendors, who will happily share stories and insights about their products. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of the markets, where the colors, aromas, and bustling energy create an unforgettable shopping experience. Allow yourself to be captivated by the authenticity and craftsmanship of Kyrgyzstan’s cultural offerings.
Sightseeing in Bishkek: Exploring the Capital’s Highlights.
Take this opportunity to explore the highlights of Bishkek through sightseeing. The city boasts a blend of modernity and cultural heritage, with fascinating landmarks and attractions to discover. Visit Ala-Too Square, the heart of the city, and marvel at the grandeur of the National Historical Museum, which offers insights into Kyrgyzstan’s rich history and culture.
Stroll through Oak Park, a green oasis in the city center, and admire the diversity of trees and sculptures that adorn the park. Explore the bustling Osh Bazaar, where the sights, sounds, and aromas will immerse you in the local culture. Don’t miss the opportunity to taste traditional Kyrgyz cuisine at one of the city’s many restaurants, savoring flavors that reflect the region’s unique culinary heritage.

Accommodation: Comfortable Stay at a 3-Star Hotel

DAY 16

Departure: Returning to Bishkek Airport

Today marks the end of our memorable Kyrgyzstan cycle tour. After a remarkable journey filled with breathtaking landscapes, cultural encounters, and unforgettable experiences, it’s time to bid farewell to this enchanting country.
Our final day begins with a transfer from our hotel in Bishkek to Bishkek Airport, which is approximately 40 kilometers away and will take around 40 minutes by car. Sit back and enjoy the scenic drive, reflecting on the incredible moments and memories created during our time in Kyrgyzstan.
As we arrive at Bishkek Airport, take a moment to appreciate the beauty and hospitality of this remarkable nation. Say goodbye to the new friends you’ve made and carry with you the cherished memories and the spirit of adventure that Kyrgyzstan has instilled in your heart.
Prepare for your flight back to Delhi, carrying with you the experiences and lessons learned from this extraordinary journey. May the memories of Kyrgyzstan’s natural wonders, warm hospitality, and cultural treasures remain with you as a source of inspiration and a reminder of the beauty of our diverse world.
We hope you had an incredible time exploring Kyrgyzstan, and we look forward to welcoming you back for more adventures in the future. Safe travels, and until we meet again!

Inclusions/ Exclusions
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Inclusions
  • Twin accommodation in the hotels, guest house and tents as per the itinerary in standard rooms.
  • 4-5 people of the same gender accommodation in yurt camps
  • Tents for camping
  • Minibus for city sightseeing and airport transfers
  • Cross country vehicle (truck bus) URAL during the whole bike itinerary
  • Meals as detailed
  • English speaking local guide
  • Workman / Cook
  • Formalities: excursions + entrance fees
  • Bike hire.
Exclusions
  • Any International Flights.
  • Any thing not mentioned in Inclusions.
  • Any Insurances.
Things You Need To Get
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Clothing:

– Good quality waterproof jacket
– Waterproof trousers
– Balaclava (thick fleece)
– Sun hat
– Cycle mitts
– Warm gloves – mountaineering gloves (waterproof outer, fleece inner) are good.
– Mid-weight fleece top
– Cycling tights (looser, “trackster” fit rather skin-tight lycra),
– Shorts
– Long sleeved shirt
– Travel trousers
– 2 wicking tee-shirts (synthetic or merino wool)
– Cotton tee-shirt for around town
– Long sleeved thermal top
– Thermal long johns
– 2-3 pairs underwear
– 2-3 pairs of standard socks
– 1 pair warm sock

Footwear:

– Cycling shoes, e.g. SPD’s, if applicable (bring spare cleats)
– Trekking shoes and climbing shoes
– Flip-flops, Crocs or Sandals to wear around camp.

Pack:

– Main bag – soft shell duffle bag to be kept in the logistics vehicle.
– Day Pack 15 – 20 lts – You will use this to carry your camera, water bottle, Trail layers, trail food etc.

Accessories:

– A bike helmet
– Dark glasses (the sun is very strong),
– Camera

– A couple of spare passport photos photocopies of key documents. e.g., passport (data and visa pages),

– travel insurance policy

– Toiletries – Sunscreen SPF 40+, Moisturizer, Lip balm, Soap, Toilet paper

– Repair Kit (needle and thread).

– Headlamp/ Torch.

– Water Bottle- Ideally keep two bottles 1 litre each.

– Plastic Packing covers.

Notes:

– Weather in altitude areas of the Kyrgyz Republic is cold (min -1C -5C), therefore it is recommended to

have warm jackets and rain coats