Mountain bike tours
Bishkek- Kyzyl-Oi – Song Kol – Solton-Sary – Ak-Tash – EkiNaryn – Kochkor – Bokonbay – Bishkek
- Duration: 8 days
- Category: Auto, Cycling
- Level of Difficulty: Medium
- Group size: max 10 people
- Requirements: weatherproof warm clothes, trekking boots, hat, sunglasses and sunscreen
The total length of the tour route is over 1 200 km.
The length of passing the distance on a bike is more than 370km
Day 1. Transfer from Bishkek to Suusamyr valley. (3 hours driving in the car). Than start cycling for 40 km distance heading to Kyzyl-Oi village. Overnight in home stay with dinner. Lunch picnic on the way in a wild.
Day 2. After breakfast the CBT car will escort you to the top of the Kara-Keche pass, where the road opens down to the valley of Song-Kol Lake. From there we will cycle down into Song-Kol valley. This day’s cycling distance will be about 20-25km, until we reach the first yurt camp on the lakeshore. You can enjoy the traditional yurt village fro the evening and explore around the beautiful landscape. After wandering around the camp, dinner will be served and accommodation provided in the yurt.
Day 3. After a hearty breakfast, we will leave Song-Kol Lake by bike heading east for 30 km to where the serpentine road makes 32 loops. After our ascent to the top of the pass, we will carefully cycle down to the high way road Naryn-Bishkek. On the way, we will break for a picnic to enjoy the surrounding scenery. We will reach the highway road by bike, then finish the day with a transfer to Solton-Sary valley by car. We will camp in Solton-Sary for the night, tents and dinner provided
Day 4. The day will be spent cycling down the winding mountain road into the Solton-Sary valley to the Ak-Tash place over the pass of Shamaldy-Say. We will make it into Ak-Tash just in time to have lunch at the local shepherd’s house here we will spend the day resting, and you can even enjoy a hot shower or fish in the nearby river. Dinner will be served at the shepherd’s house where we will spend the night.
Day 5. After breakfast the escort car will drop you at the top of the Jalak-Bel pass, where we will be begin a long day of cycling down the mountain valley of Kara-Saz. Lunch will be provided picnic-style along the way. Afterwards we will continue cycling to the gorge of Eki-Naryn, and follow the Naryn River. From there, we will begin our ascent to the gorge of Eki-Naryn, where we will spend overnight in the yurt camp. Dinner will be provided at the camp-site.
Day 6. Today will be easy day, less cycling. After having breakfast we will spend the morning cycling only 20 km to the next transfer point, where we will meet CBT car that will bring you to rest of way to the village of Kochkor via Naryn town. We will stop for lunch at the café on the way to Naryn. At the guesthouse, you will be welcomed with a hot shower and meal. We will stay the night at the guesthouse at Kochkor.
Day 7. After breakfast we will transfer the group by car to the Semiz-Bel pass and begin the last day of cycling down the valley of Issyk-Kul. On the way we will stop to have lunch picnic –style along the river of Tuura-Suu. In the afternoon we will arrive in the village Dong-Talaa, where we will be met by a car to take us to the lakeside Bel-Tam yurt camp. After arriving at the yurt camp you can relax and enjoy a hot shower and meal after long ride. Enjoy a nice stroll in the evening before bed; the lakeshore of Issyk-Kul is just a short 200 meters from the yurt camp location.
Day 8. Spend morning by the lakeside or even take a dip in the lake if you wish. We will enjoy our final ar the yurt camp and then prepare to transfer to Bishkek in the afternoon. We wll arrival in Bishkek by evening time and accommodation in your hotel. The tour conludes.