8-Day Kyrgyzstan Cycling Tour

8-Day Kyrgyzstan Cycling Tour

8-Day Kyrgyzstan Cycling Tour

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From $1,275USD

Difficulty

Guided

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Highlights

Spend 8 days exploring the silk road in Kyrgyzstan

Explore the bustling capital city of Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek.

Cycle along the winding Kokomeren and Aral rivers, and enjoy a picnic by the water’s edge.

Visit a workshop to learn about Kyrgyz craftsmanship.

Take in the history of the silk road at the 11th Century Burana Tower.

Experience the ancient wonders of the silk road on this spectacular 8-Day Kyrgyzstan Cycling Tour. Meander through historic city streets and vibrant markets, cycle through the rugged Central Asian countryside, learn firsthand about Kyrgyz craftsmanship, and take in the showmanship of horse games and folklore shows. This tour highlights the natural and cultural beauty that Kyrgyzstan has to offer, and is the perfect adventure for anyone looking to explore this ancient part of the world.

8-Day Kyrgyzstan Cycling Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Explore Bishkek

After your arrival in Bishkek, you will meet at the airport and transfer to your hotel. After heading to a restaurant for lunch, you will take a city tour in the center of Bishkek, visiting the Kyrgyz bazaar, the main Ala-Too Square, and the Frunze Museum. Walk along Oak Park to the open art gallery of Sculptures and visit the Manas Sculpture, before taking a walk along the alley of the youth next to Philharmonic Hall. Dinner and overnight stay in the hotel.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Bishkek
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 2 First Stage of Cycling to Kyzyl-Oi Village

In the morning, you will transfer by minibus over Too-Ashuu Pass to reach the Susamyr Valley (170 km of driving). Here, at the junction of the Karakol and Susamyr Rivers, you will start cycling to Kyzyl-Oi village (30 km of cycling), where a well-maintained gravel road follows along the beautiful Kokomeren River. Upon arrival at Kyzyl-Oi village, you will have dinner and an overnight stay in family run accommodations.

Overnight Location
Family-run accommodation in Kyzyl-Oi Village
Distance
30km
Meals
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 3 Follow the Kokomeren and Aral Rivers

Continue cycling along Kokomeren River through an area famous for its interesting clay rock formation. After 25 km on a good gravel road, you will come to the Aral River, and from here take a road to Chaek village (20 km), enjoying a picnic on the banks of Aral river. Upon arrival to Chaek village, you will have dinner and an overnight stay in family run accommodations.

Overnight Location
Family-run accommodation in Chaek Village
Distance
45km
Meals
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 4 Cycle to Son-Kul Lake

Today you will transfer by bus to the Kara-Keche gorge (50 km). From here, today’s cycling will begin on the way to Son-Kul Lake. The road will take you up to Kara-Keche Pass (15 km) and from there will descend to a yurt camp on Son-Kul Lake (30 km). Dinner and overnight in yurt camp.

Overnight Location
Yurt camp on Son-Kul Lake
Distance
45km
Meals
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 5 Cycle the Kalmak-Ashuu Pass to Kochkor Village

Cycling from the yurt camp along Son-Kul Lake, you will arrive at the top of Kalmak- Ashuu Pass after 45km. From this windy pass, make your way down a serpentine path to the waiting bus (10 km). From here, transfer by bus to Kochkor village (70 km). Dinner and overnight in a small guesthouse.

Overnight Location
Guesthouse in Kochkor Village
Distance
55km
Meals
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 6 Workshop Visit and Kemin Valley

In the morning you will visit a workshop, where you can see the process of felt carpet production. After this, transfer along the Orto-Tokoi water reservoir to Chon-Kemin Valley. Lunch upon arrival in the guesthouse.

In the afternoon there are several options to spend your time: either cycling to Jashyl-Kol Lake (around 22 km one way) or taking a horse riding excursion to a panorama of the Kemin Valley. After, you will experience the national horse riding games and a traditional bakery. Dinner and overnight in a guesthouse.

Overnight Location
Guesthouse in Kemin Valley
Distance
22km One-Way (Optional)
Meals
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 7 Transfer from Kemin to Bishkek

After breakfast, you will transfer to Bishkek (150 km). Along the way, you will visit historical sites along the Great Silk Road , such as the Burana Tower (11th Century) and the remains of Karakhanid’s Empire in Central Asia. In the evening, you will have dinner in a local restaurant and have the option to view a folklore show. Accommodation in the hotel.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Bishkek
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 8 Departure Day

Day 8 will be the final day of your Kyrgyzstan Cycling Tour. After breakfast, you will transfer from Bishkek to the airport to say goodbye to the ancient wonders of the silk road.

Overnight Location
None
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast

8-Day Kyrgyzstan Cycling Tour Price and Dates

This guided biking tour in Kyrgyzstan is always run as a private tour for your group only and the price depends on the size of your group.

Prices below are per person:

  • Guided Groups of 2: $1,795USD per person
  • Guided Groups of 3-4: $1,650USD per person
  • Guided Groups of 5-6: $1,275USD per person
  • Guided Groups of 7+: on request
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Accommodation on the 8-Day Kyrgyzstan Cycling Tour

This tour is based in hotels, guesthouses, and a yurt camp. Hotels on this trip are 3-star and offer modern conveniences that can make this trip more pleasant. Rooms may have fireplaces or access to amenities such as hot tubs, steam rooms, or private decks to lounge on.

In some cases, the accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travelers
Rooms are double occupancy. You can pay a supplement of $150USD to have a private room in a hotel where possible. Solo travellers may be required to pay a supplement.

Night 1

Hotel in Bishkek

Centrally located in the capital of Bishkek, your 3-star accommodation will allow you to explore the history and culture of the city.

Night 2-3

Family-run accommodation in the Kyzyl-Oi and Chaek villages

Experience local culture and customs with overnight stays in family-run accommodations.

Night 4

Yurt Camp at Son-Kul Lake

Spend some time outdoors by sleeping overnight at a traditional Kyrgyz yurt camp along the shores of Son-Kul Lake.

Night 5-6

Guesthouses in Kochkor Village and the Kemin Valley

Cozy up in charming guesthouses in Kochkor Village and the Kemin Valley.

Night 7

Hotel in Bishkek

Centrally located in the capital of Bishkek, your 3-star accommodation will allow you to explore the history and culture of the city.

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s Included in the 8-Day Kyrgyzstan Cycling Tour?

Meals

8 breakfasts, 7 lunches, and 7 dinners are included.

Accommodations

Accommodations for 7 nights are included.

Transportation during the Tour

Transportation for you and your luggage are included throughout the tour, including transfers to and from the airport.

Also Included

  • Transport (minibuses) as escort and support
  • Twin/Double accommodation in hotel in Bishkek (early check-in included) and guest-house in Kemin
  • Twin room family run accommodation in Kyzyl-oi, Chaek, Kochkor
  • Four-people yurta camp accommodation on Son-Kul
  • English-speaking tour leader
  • Meal as indicated each day
  • All necessary permissions
  • Bottled water during tour (2 litres per day per person)
  • Entry fees to museums

Not included

  • Flights to and from Bishkek
  • Meals, drinks, or snacks not previously mentioned
  • Gratuities for tour guides or other staff if desired
  • Visa for Kyrgyzstan
  • Alcohol and soft drinks
  • Porter service at the airport and hotels

Optional Extras

  • Single room accommodation $150USD per person
  • Folklore show in Bishkek $95USD per group
  • 2 person accommodation in yurt camp $50USD per person
  • Bike rental $225USD per bike

Frequenty Asked Questions about 8-Day Kyrgyzstan Cycling Tour

How hard is the 8-Day Kyrgyzstan Cycling Tour?

We rate this tour as a 3 / 5. Guests will need to have a good level of physical fitness, and will need to be comfortable with cycling 30-60 km per day.

Do I need a visa to travel to Kyrgyzstan?

Check with your local country about visa requirements. You could also try this website, though you should verify with your government.

When is the best time to travel to Kyrgyzstan for this tour?

The best time to travel to Kyrgyzstan for this cycling tour is during the late-June to September window, when the weather conditions are most favourable.

Are meals included on the 8-Day Kyrgyzstan Cycling Tour?

8 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 7 dinners are included.

Do I need insurance?

Yes, it is mandatory to have health and medical insurance to join this trip, and your insurance should cover cycling. Get your travel insurance.

What type of bikes are available for rental?

Bikes offered for this tour are of medium class hard-tails with aluminum frame, Shimano-Deore or SRAM X4/5 level of equipment, hydraulic disk brakes, spring front fork.

How do I get to Bishkek to start this tour?

Fly into Manas International Airport (FRU), where you will be met by your guide and taken to your hotel in Bishkek.

Is the 8-Day Kyrgyzstan Cycling Tour in English?

Yes, the tour guide is English-speaking.

Where does the 8-Day Kyrgyzstan Cycling Tour end?

This tour begins and ends in Bishkek. At the end of the tour, guests will be transferred to Manas International Airport (FRU) for departure.

Can I rent a bike?

Yes, you can rent a bike during the booking process. Rental bikes are of medium class with hardtails, aluminum frame, Shimano-Deore or SRAM X4/5 level of equipment, hydraulic disk brakes, and spring front fork.

Can I bring my own bike?

Yes. If you bring your own bike, it should be a hardtail bike suitable for the demands of the tour.

Do I need special vaccines to travel to Kyrgyzstan?

Check with your family doctor.

Are there any travel restrictions for Kyrgyzstan?

Please check with your local government about travel restrictions before you book your tour. This map from the US Department of State provides an overview of the current status in countries around the globe. The UK‘s Foreign Office and Government of Canada also provide advice on foreign travel. Note that the travel advice may change depending on your nationality.

Oasis International Travel is an Uzbek tour operator and a travel company located in Tashkent with reliable representatives in other Central Asian countries along the Great Silk Road. This company consists of a qualified team with more than 15 years of experience in the travel industry.

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Prices

From $1,275USD

Difficulty

Guided

Hotels and Guesthouses

Active Travel is what we do

10Adventures knows Active and Adventure Travel because everything we do is focused on Active and Adventure Travel. We understand the needs of travellers and partner with excellent local guides who specialize in active, experiential and adventure travel.

Real humans are always a click or call away

Your time is important, and you shouldn't have to deal with automated bots or a confusing phone system. At 10Adventures you are assigned an Adventure Concierge, who is a real person who has one job: to support you during the planning & booking of your trip.

Customize or go private and get the perfect trip for you

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Tour Difficulty

We rate this tour as a 3 / 5. Guests will need to have a good level of physical fitness, and will need to be comfortable with cycling 30-60 km per day.


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