The Great Wall

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15 Day(s)
Moderate
1110 Km
avg 111 Km
Hosted

The Silk Route journey begins!

The Silk Route journey begins in Beijing, China's political and cultural capital, not to mention the 3rd largest city in the world. With a rich history stretching back over 3,000 years, you will enjoy exploring its fascinating museums and historic buildings before your epic ride begins. In fact, Beijing contains 7 UNESCO World Heritage sites so it's best to arrive early if you plan to do some exploring.

Once the cycling begins, the riders will head northwest out of the metropolis and will soon encounter another of the world's wonders, the Great Wall of China. Designed to keep the Mongol hordes at bay, it now serves as a marker for our entry into the Mongolian homeland as we follow one of the ancient Silk Road trading routes to Ulan Bator.

The landscape now gradually changes as the Chinese countryside transforms into the renown Gobi desert, home to many famous Silk Road cities. Once we pedal into Mongolia proper this harsh environment, where temperatures can change up to 35C in 24 hours, will test the riders' resolve but may also reward them with some spectacular vistas and perhaps even views of gazelles, wild asses and bactrian camels.

A rest day in the Mongolian city of Sainshand will allow the cyclists to head out in the Gobi to explore such sights as the reconstructed monastery of Khamaryn Khiid or the spiritual temple of Bayanzurkh Uul. Four more days of cycling through the Gobi desert brings the riders to historic Ulan Bator and the end of the Great Wall section of the Silk Route.


Information

Tour Location

Country:
China|Mongolia
From:
Beijing
To:
Ulan Bator

Tour Information

Guiding:
Hosted
Duration:
15 Days
Level:
Moderate
Terrain:
Mixed on/off-road
More Options:
Camping
Tour Language:
English
Cost From:
USD 2775

Tour Distance & Dates

Distance:
1110 Km
Riding Days:
10
Month(s):
May
Departure:
14 - 26 May 2021

Additional Information

Accommodation:

Double Occupancy / Twin Share

Booking Conditions:

Registration fee of $150 USD to hold your place

Inclusions

11 Nights in hotels - 3 Nights of camping
Most dinners
Most breakfasts
All roadside lunches
Afternoon soup on riding days
Experienced chef
Vehicle to carry your bags
Experienced tour leader
Sweep rider
Security as needed
Bike mechanic
Medic
Local support
Tour jersey
Commemorative tour medal
Celebratory final dinner
Pre-tour information bulletins
Pre-tour rider discussion forum

Options

Those coming for multiple sections get 10% off for 2 or more sections on the same tour (multiple section discount does not apply to full tour price).

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