Cycling Tour in Uzbekistan

Cycling Tour in Uzbekistan

Cycling Tour in Uzbekistan

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From $1,950USD

Difficulty

Guided

Hotels, guesthouses, camping

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Highlights

Trace the Great Silk road as you cycle through Uzbekistan

Ride around 250km over 11 unforgettable days, cruising through mountains, villages, and bustling cities.

Enjoy rich cultural encounters at landmarks and points of interest that date back to the 5th century.

Revel in the hospitality of the Uzbek people, to whom travellers are a relatively rare occurrence.

Snap photos from the saddle at gorgeous mountains and lush valleys unspoilt by international tourism.

Hop on two wheels and trace the path of the ancient Silk Road on the Cycling Tour in Uzbekistan, one of the most unique ways to experience a country largely undiscovered by international tourism. This 10-day tour covers over 250km, giving you an intimate look into the local way of life in a country influenced by many cultures over the years.

From the nomadic camps in the hills to the busy streets of Tashkent, you'll cruise past beautiful architecture, open pastures, and mountain ranges. Lush valleys thrive here, far from the influence of heavy tourism. To the Uzbek people, you're a rare treat, so expect to be invited off your bike and into their homes for a drink and discovery. You'll see more on a bike in Uzbekistan than you could on your own two feet, so take to your saddle and come find out what makes this country so unique!

The Cycling Tour in Uzbekistan Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive to Tashkent

Start the day with breakfast at a cafe in city. You’ll take a morning tour of the Uzbek capital, visiting the old city of Tashkent, a colorful Chorsu bazaar, the Hazrati Imam complex with the Juma Mosque and Madrasah Barakhan Khan mausoleum, and more.

Have lunch, then spend the afternoon getting your bike fitted. In the evening, you’ll transfer to the train station. Leave by night train, riding through the night to Bukhara.

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

Day 2 Discovering Bukhara City

Arrive in Bukhara, then have breakfast. Bukhara is one of the oldest cities in Central Asia, and it’s still an important spiritual and commercial center. Visit the heart of the old town, then walk through the park to see the Samanid Mausoleum and Chashma Ayub Mazar. After lunch, you’ll walk through the market domes.

Enjoy dinner after a full day and then spend the night at the hotel.

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

Day 3 Transfer to Urtagurgon and Ride to Sarmish

In the morning, transfer by car to Urtagurgon, then start cycling to Sarmish through farming villages. You’ll eat lunch on the road. Arrive in Sarmish, where you can see preserved cave drawings dating from the Bronze Age.

After dinner, set up your tent and spend the night under the stars.

Overnight Location
Camping in Sarmish
Distance
70km
Meals
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 4 Transfer to Nurata and Cycling to Aydarkul

This morning, depart by car to Nurata. Visit the mosque and the sacred pond. Savor a lunch of grilled lamb in a Chaikhana. In the afternoon, continue cycling to Lake Aydarkul. When you arrive, settle into the yurt camp near Lake Aydarkul for a night in the middle of the desert steppe.

This afternoon, take a camel safari or a swim at the lake. Spend the evening around the fire with a Kazakh troubadour.

Overnight Location
Camping at Lake Aydarkul
Distance
66km
Meals
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 5 Cycling to Hayot

Start today with a morning ride in the direction of the green valley of Hayot, inhabited by Tajik people in stone houses along the river and bordered by ancient walnut trees over 300 years old.

Freshen up at the guesthouse and eat lunch. After lunch, you’ll tour the village, then it’s time for dinner and bed.

Overnight Location
Guesthouse in Hayot
Distance
130km
Meals
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 6 Hiking to Pangat

You’ll spend today in nature, hiking to Pangat and then travelling by horseback and on foot, accompanied by a local mountain guide. Have a picnic lunch. Once you arrive, have dinner and spend the night at the guesthouse in Pangat.

Overnight Location
Guesthouse in Pangat
Distance
20km
Meals
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 7 Cycling to Samarkand

This morning you will travel to Samarkand, first by cycling through farming villages to Mitan. Lunch will be on the road. You’ll then drive the rest of the way to Samarkand. Arrive, check into your hotel, eat dinner, and then spend the evening relaxing.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Samarkand
Distance
125km
Meals
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 8 Sightseeing in Samarkand

Today, enjoy a city city tour, which will include the Ulugbek Observatory, the Afrosiab museum complex, the necropolis of Shakhi-Zinda, and lots more. Eat lunch downtown, then continue your tour with the Bibi-Khonum Mosque and a market. You’ll have lunch in a traditional Uzbek house.

This evening, wrap up your touring at the famous Mausoleum of Guri Emir.

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

Day 9 Travelling Back to Tashkent

This morning, enjoy some free time. You’ll have lunch at a restaurant before transferring to the station. Take an express train to Tashkent and then transfer to the hotel. Enjoy a final dinner with the group.

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

Day 10 Departure

It’s time to journey onwards. You’ll be taken to the airport to depart.

Overnight Location
None
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast

The Cycling Tour in Uzbekistan Price and Dates

This guided cycling tour in Uzbekistan is always run as a private tour for your group only and the price per person depends on the number of people in your group.

Prices below are per person:

  • Guided Groups of 4: $1,950USD per person

Please note that the pricing might change depending on the size of your group

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Accommodation on the Cycling Tour in Uzbekistan

This tour is based in hotels, guesthouses, and campsites. Hotels on this trip are 2 and 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 to have a private room in a hotel where possible. Solo travellers may be required to pay a supplement.

Night 1-9

Hotels and tents along cycling tour in Uzbekistan

Accommodations are in double rooms at hotels or in tents in campsites as you travel between towns and cities.

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s Included in the Cycling Tour in Uzbekistan?

Meals

9 breakfasts, 9 lunches, and 9 dinners are included.

Accommodations

Accommodations for 9 nights are included.

Transportation during the Tour

Airport transfers and transportation as described during the tour is included. Flights to and from Uzbekistan are not included.

Also Included

  • Excursion program
  • Services of the guide in cities and on a bicycle track
  • Accompany English speaking guide and mechanic
  • Local English speaking guides in Tashkent, Bukhara and Samarkand;
  • Bikes (Touring type Giant bikes, sizes: S, M, L)
  • Repair kit
  • Equipment (tents, tables, etc.)
  • Entrance tickets for the historical monuments specified in the program
  • Police registration

Not included

  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Personal Medical Kit (Necessary to have)

Optional Extras

  • Extra nights before or after the tour
  • Single supplement

Frequenty Asked Questions about Cycling Tour in Uzbekistan

How hard is the Cycling Tour in Uzbekistan?

We rate this tour as a 4/5. There are a couple of very long cycling days on this tour, so you should be reasonably fit.

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

The best time is from May to Mid-June and September to Mid-November when the weather is warm and mostly dry.

Do I need a visa to travel to Uzbekistan?

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

Are meals included on the Cycling Tour in Uzbekistan?

9 breakfasts, 9 lunches, and 9 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.

How do I get to Tashkent to start this tour?

Fly into the airport in Tashkent (TAS). You will be picked up from the airport.

Is the Cycling Tour in Uzbekistan in English?

Yes, the tour guide is English-speaking.

Where does the Cycling Tour in Uzbekistan end?

The tour ends in Tashkent, where you will be taken to the airport.

Can I bling my own bike to this tour?

Yes! Please make sure the bike is suitable for the tour’s itinerary.

Do I need special vaccines to travel to Uzbekistan?

Check with your family doctor.

Are there any travel restrictions for Uzbekistan?

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.

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We rate this tour as a 4/5. There are a couple of very long cycling days on this tour, so you should be reasonably fit.


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