Kyrgyzstan by bicycleMedium
Kyrgyzstan is considered the Shangri-La of Central Asia. It is a small nation whose predominantly mountainous territory is surrounded by vertiginous peaks belonging to the central Tian Shan chain and Pamir Alay.
Our journey will wind through places of great scenic and historical charm. In part on the traces of the caravans, which crossed the ancient “Silk Road” and partly in the territories inhabited by the Kyrgyz Nomads, who for centuries, continue to live in the yurts near their animals.
We will go biking among green hills, snowy mountains, steppes, small deserts, near lush rivers and calm mountain lakes. We will experience the hospitality of nomads who will not miss inviting us to their typical home (yurta) for a cup of tea or Kumys.
Photos of the last travel in Kyrgyzstan by bicycle
Contact us for the travel day plan
- Chon-Kurchak Gorge (2100m)
- Too-Ashuu Pass (3125m)
- Conon, of the Kokokeren.
- Tyuz-Ashuu Mountain Pass (3228m)
- camp with the nomads of Song-Kul Lake (3016m)
- Ground trail, between Eki-Naryn River Canyon
- Paso de Tosor (3893 m), the highest of the route.
- Lake Issyk-Kul Lake (1700m). UNESCO World Heritage Site and the largest alpine lake in the world.
- Pass of Chon-Ashu (3822m)
- Sary-Djaz and Karkyra Valley.
about 700 kms (almost exclusively dirt road)
medium/hight. A daily route of 65 kms distributed over 10 days of pedaling. Some mountain passes between 3000 and 3800 meters above sea level
During the journey there will be several transfers.
It is required the ability to handle the bike. There will be rivers to wade and probably land traces that will require to be walked...
Kyrgyzstan is a special place for people who love nature, for those who can appreciate camps in remote areas and enjoy go biking along routes and tracks even in the extreme environment created by sudden changes in climate.
In summer in Bishkek (the capital), it can reach + 40° C and in mountainous areas, the night may drop to 0° C.
Well revised MTB, equipped with good grip tires.
for practicable things, it is necessary to have the necessary luggage in one bag (possibly soft) and reasonable measures.
Passport required, with a valid validity of at least three months from the date of entry into the country.
No travel and / or business visa is required for stays of up to 60 days.
no compulsory vaccination.
- Presence of 2 or more guides (Mariano and a local guide)
- Supporting means of transport for carrying materials and participants.
- Accommodation, 12 nights: in a double room (hotel, yurte, tents, accommodation)
- All entrances to museums and parks mentioned in the program.
- Food during the tour: The chef will take care of most meals (breakfasts, lunches and dinners).
- Snacks during the day (sweet, dry and fresh fruit). Bottled water (3 liters per person)
- International flight Supplement for individual accommodation.
- MTB rental (150 or 300 euros depending on the type of bicycle).Recent bikes are available from Giant, Author and GT brands.
- Personal expenses and extra food.
- Any overnight stay on August 4th
- Super revised bicycle (new chain, sprockets in order, new brakes...)
- Strong tires and good grip.
- Minimal bike kit (spare chambers, pump... It is essential to carry a fork and a couple of rays)
- During the day, energy breaks will occur, but it will be good to wear some fingers and energy gels.
- Keep in mind that temperatures in Bishkek (capital) can reach + 40° C while in mountain regions can reach 0° C by night. These temperature changes should be handled with technical material, overlapping layers of clothing in cold places and removing them by increasing temperatures. It will be appropriate in the respect of all to bring the strictest necessary.
- During the ride everyone should wear a backpack or a bicycle handbag where to put things to be minimally self-sufficient (jacket, leggings, sleeves, energy bar...)
- Rainwear (trousers, jackets, shoe covers)
- Sleeveless and whole windproof jacket.
- bike shorts - t-shirts
- sleeves, leggings
- hammock, gloves, warm and light stockings
- Strong solar protector, lip protector, eyeglasses
- Bicycle helmet (compulsory)
- shoes for pedaling and sturdy sports.
- Sandals (to blow torrents)
- Sleeping bag (comfort -10° C)
- Sports post bicycles (duvet...)
- Personal medicines (also consider something for mountain sickness)
- personal hygiene products (toilet paper... Wet towels)
- Bathing suit
- front stack with new batteries.