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MTB: Grand Expedition
in Kyrgyzstan
+ flight to Bishkek and back home
Difficulty level
Comfort level
4 / 5
3 / 5
18 days
left 6 out of 12
3 / 5
Adrenaline level
Group size
1 — Easy
2 — Light
3 — Average
4 — Challenging
5 — Extreme
Jun - Jul - Aug - Sep
All transfers by comfortable minibus
English speaking tour leader
Full board (breakfast, lunch, dinners)
Accommodation throughout the trip (hotels, guesthouses and yurts)
  • Enjoy the quaint charm and hospitality of Kyrgyzstan
  • Visit the 'Pearl of Kyrgyzstan' – Issyk-Kul Lake
  • Experience nomadic life at the alpine lake Song Kul, and sleep in a yurt
  • Experience the hustle and bustle of oriental bazaars
  • Explore the green capital of Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek
  • Stay at a guesthouse of farmers breeding Kyrgyz horses
NOTE: You don't need to bring your bicycle with you, we will give you everything you need!

We will cycle in the most pristine country in Asia - Kyrgyzstan. The famous Issyk-Kul lake and hot springs. Stunning Son-kol lake, and deserted Suusamyr valley. These are just some of the points that we will visit. We will spend nights in tents and yurts, meet friendly local nomads living in very remote areas, and enjoy fresh trout and other delicious local produce.

Available: Jun - Jul - Aug - Sep 2020

our travel itinerary

Days 1 - 18 Expedition
Day 1 Arrival to Bishkek. Transfer to hotel. Rest. Citytour. (Visit to the centre part of the city, Osh bazaar). Overnight in hotel.

Day 2 Drive to southern part of Issyk-Kul lake (300 km). Visit to Burana tower. Rest on the shore. Overnight in tents.

Day 3 Cycle through Tosor gorge to Tosor pass 3860m (5-6 h). Descent to Syrty. Overnight in tents.

Day 4 Cycle along Kichi-Naryn river

Day 5 Cycle to place where confluent rivers Kichi-Narin and Big Naryn and then to Naryn town – rest in guesthouse.

Day 6 After morning market drive to At-Bashi village and later cycle to Bosogo place. Overnight in tents

Day 7 Cycle by mountain road to Kynda pass (3400 m). Descent to beauty Ak-Say valley. Overnight in tents

Day 8 Full day cycle through the valley to mountain lake Chatyr-Kul (3530 m). Overnight in tents

Day 9 Cycle to Tyzbel pass and Ak-Beit pass (3282 m) to Tash-Rabat caravan saray. Overnight in tents

Day 10 Cycle to At-Bashi village and then drive to Naryn town. Rest in guesthouse.

Day 11 Rest day

Day 12 Drive (80 km) and then cycle through Moldo-Ashu pass (3346 m) m to Son-Kul lake. Overnight in tents

Day 13 Cycle around lake to Tuez-Ashu pass (3229m) and then to Aral place. Overnight in tents

Day 14 Cycle to Suusamur valley. Overnight in tents

Day 15 Cycle by West Karakol gorge. Overnight in tents

Day 16 Cycle with cross Karakol pass (3485 m) to East Karakol gorge. Overnight in tents

Day 17 Drive to Bishkek. Overnight in hotel.

Day 18 Departure

Price per PAX
2 pax 2925 €/per
4 pax 2630 €/per
6 pax 2335 €/per

Single supplement available for €400
Note: can be guarantied only in hotels

Departure for this tour is guaranteed

Terms of Payment
  • Deposit: 50% of total price
  • Deposit deadline: 5 days after booking
  • Payment method: Cash or Bank transfer
  • Final payment: 20 days Before trip start
If you had to cancel you trip, then we will gladly transfer your deposit to another journey that you choose at the time convenient for you.
Price Includes
  • Transfers from/to airport
  • All transfers according to the itinerary
    (comfortable mini bus)
  • Accommodation throughout the trip, including hotels, guesthouses and yurts (based on double/twin room sharing, four people in a yurt)
  • Full board (breakfast, lunch, dinners)
  • Mineral bottled waters (1L per day)
  • English speaking tour leader accompanying the group for the whole program
  • All activity fees according to the itinerary
  • All entrances fees and permits according to the itinerary
  • Mountain bike guide
  • Bicycle rental
  • Rent of personal equipment
    (full kit: backpack, sleeping bag, foam, etc.)
  • Rent of tents and all equipment for camping and cooking
Price DOES NOT include
  • Flight to Bishkek and from Bishkek back home (Let us know if you need help finding the best deals)
  • Travel insurance (mandatory)
  • Visa (if needed)
  • Tips for guides, drivers and porters
  • All additional deviations from the program
  • Hotel charges for additional services
  • Personal expenses, e.g. souvenirs
  • Alcoholic beverages

For additional payment
  • 3G mobile internet (prepaid local sim card with unlimited internet) - €20 for 14 days
  • Rent of extra personal equipment, if needed (full kit: backpack, tent, sleeping bag, etc.) - €50 for the entire expedition
  • Upgrade individual transport to Premium Class SUV 4WD cars (Toyota LC Prado, Lexus GX/LX or similar) - price on request
  • Upgraded hotels in cities (4-5 star hotels) - price on request
We will ride through the most beautiful places of untouched wildlife, see the life of real nomads and breathe in the incredible air of freedom.
practical infornation

What is important to know
about our adventure

We will send you a full list of necessary items, special travel conditions, information about the necessary documents and visa application after payment of travel
Is this trip for you?
This trip is of challenging, and is suitable for people in good physical condition and with good cycling skills. During the trip we will be accompanied by a special vehicle carrying our bikes for some tough parts of the road. We will cycle for 40-100 km per day, mostly using automobile roads of average and below average condition. First night in Bishkek we will spend in a hotel. Other nights will be spent in tents and yurts. During camping we will be cooking our food on a campfire.
How old do I need to be?
The minimum age for this tour is 18, or 16 with a parent/guardian.
What kit do I need?
Clothing for hiking in temperatures from +30C to -0C. A detailed kit list will be sent to you when you book on.
How big is the group?
Most groups have 6-10 people, with a maximum of 12.
What kind of accommodations will I have?
Overnights during the activity tours you will have overnight in tents but most of the overnights will be in the yurt camps and local homestays,

We do not and cannot offer a uniform accommodation standard on our itineraries. Even if we wanted to, the reality is that standards in Bishkek cannot be compared to a home stay in an isolated valley in Kyrgyzstan. We consider comfort, location, design, character, historical interest and whether the money we spend will go into the pockets of the local community when we make our choices of where to stay. The accommodation will be based on 2 people sharing a room when that is available. When we are in the mountains we will be staying in tents and in local home stays that sometimes only offer central communal areas to sleep in.
Will it be able to have hot shower every day?
You can have a hot shower when you stay in the homestays and guest houses. The yurt camps around Song-Kul valley also can offer some shower facilities. But when camping stays and Kel-Suu area are not available to have a hot shower. If the group is big and has requested premium services in order to have a hot shower every day we can provide with mobile hot steam sauna and additional accompany staff for this.
How we will carry our luggage?
The group will be escorted by car. All the luggage, mineral waters, and foods will be transported every day by car and generally all available mountain roads the car following you on the back. Just some single trails the cars will not able to follow you but they will be waiting for you at the head point where it is possible.
Important notes
  • Travel insurance is required for this tour. You are free to choose any insurance company of your choice. We recommend for example using World Nomads.
  • Departure for this tour is guaranteed
The basic hints for travelers
  • During your travel time, please respect local culture, customs, traditions, and religion.
  • Try to buy local products and make a benefit for the local economy.
  • Always give fair prices for lodging, food and other services.
  • Take off your shoes, when entering home or yurt stay.
  • Smoking is prohibited at home.
  • Please share your ideas on food and accommodation preferences.
  • Ask people for photographing them.
  • Be friendly and try to get in contact.
  • Be careful during the evening and night time and aware of mass meetings.
  • Be careful with your documents, money and valuable items.
  • Be aware of pickpockets and strangers at bazaars and streets.
  • If someone asking for documents, wallets or cameras, saying that they are from the police, ask them to go police together.
  • Never give your belongings to strangers.
  • Wear good hiking shoes for outdoor activities.
  • Bring warm waterproof clothes even in summer.
  • Have your torch sunscreen and repellent.
  • Do not drink very cold water from unknown sources.
  • Drinking alcohol at high altitudes is unsafe.
  • If the food fat or not acceptable for you can taste a bit and say thanks.
  • Do not drink cold water after eating out, better hot tea or c It helps in high altitude digestions cases.
  • Wear warm clothes in the mountains, usually after eating out.
  • Bring your medicines and first aid kit.
  • If you feel unsafe or have issues to discuss, please share with your staff, host or tour manager.
  • Collect your litter. Pack up all non-biodegradable rubbish.
  • Please don't drop cigarette butts or litter.
  • High altitude vegetation is very fragile. Save the environment.
  • Use toilets in nature wherever available. Where are none, stay at least 40-50 m from streams and water sources and bury all waste and paper.
  • Leaving footprints, take just your photographs.
How to book?
Contact us and we issue the invoice for 30% payment from the net tour cost. You can send it by bank transfer. The rest of the payment you can pay in cash upon your arrival day in Bishkek (welcoming the first day with briefing ). Be informed that the bank transfer fee will be additionally 3% over the cost of the transaction and it will be on the client (For cash payment no additional costs).
For openminded travelers

Frequently Asked

Which tickets to choose when I better fly in and out?
It is better to arrive no later than 07:00 on the day the program starts. Departure back at any time on the last day of the trip or you can stay further to explore Kyrgyzstan. Tickets from Istanbul to Bishkek for around 300 euros round trip.
I have no equipment
We rent all the necessary equipment. The cost of 50 euros for the entire expedition. We give: a tent, trekking poles, a backpack, a sleeping bag, foam, a flashlight and dishes. Everything except shoes and clothes, in any case they need to have their own.
Are wild animals dangerous?
We can meet wild wolves, foxes, birds and reptiles. They are not dangerous for our team. First of all, they themselves are afraid of people and are completely not interested in meeting with us. The main thing is to listen carefully to the guides and follow their instructions.
Will it be hard?
Our travels are designed for both beginners and experienced travelers. All tours are suitable for family travel unless otherwise specified. But we recommend training before traveling to enjoy walks in the highlands.
Will there be mobile communications and electricity?
Mobile communications and electricity are absent in high mountain areas away from large settlements. The rest of the time, we will almost always be in touch. We recommend using Powerbanks.
Can the travel program change?
  • The program may change due to weather conditions. We all look forward to good weather. But anything can happen, for reasons beyond our control.
  • All final decisions on the program are made by the team's main guide.
Get your PDF Adventure Guide
- 23 pages of recommendations for Kyrgyzstan
- What to take equipment and clothes
- Tickets and weather
- Check list
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