Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan

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13 Day(s)
Mod/Advanced
631 Km
avg 57 Km
Guided

Spectacular heli-biking in remote and rugged Central Asia

Cycling with horses across the grasslands of Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, 1300m descents after being dropped off by a helicopter, rocky roads running alongside roaring rivers; this is mountain biking at its best! From Almaty we take you into the heart of the Tian Shan mountains. Snow capped mountains provide a stunning backdrop for our mountain biking adventure through valleys with lush pastures, and up to passes and plateaus that are teeming with grasslands and wildflowers. The only traffic will be the occasional horseman and we'll meet nomadic Kazakhs that have moved their flocks of sheep to high pastures.

From the cosmopolitan city of Almaty, we walk around this leafy city before heading to the mountains and rivers. We start biking again from the Turgen River Gorge, and the landscape quickly changes from pine trees to open rolling grasslands. Everyday we'll ascend up dirt roads to the top of passes, have adrenalin-inducing downhills and camp next to rushing rivers as we weave our way to the Karkara Valley. The highlight of our tour is two days heli-biking. We are flown to the lofty height of 3500m for an exhilarating descent on single track and jeep dirt roads back to our camp. The adventure continues as we climb to the top of the Mingtur Pass (3900m) and the Chon Ashy Pass (3820m) and descend into Kyrgyzstan.


Information

Tour Location

Country:
Kazakhstan|Kyrgyzstan
From:
Almaty

Tour Information

Guiding:
Guided
Duration:
13 Days
Level:
Mod/Advanced
Tour Type:
Mountain bike
More Options:
Loop/Roundtrip|Heli-biking
Tour Language:
English
Cost From:
AUD 4450

Tour Distance & Dates

Distance:
631 Km
Riding Days:
11
Month(s):
June|July
Departure:
30 Jun 2019 28 Jun 2020

Additional Information

Accommodation:

Double Occupancy / Twin Share

Single Supplement: $340

Inclusions

    12 breakfasts, 11 lunches and 12 dinners
    airport transfers (day 1 and 13 only)
    2 nights comfortable hotel accommodation on a twin share basis in Almaty
    10 nights fully supported camping in tents on a twinshare basis
    heli-biking (weather dependent)
    private vehicles
    support vehicle (except on heli-biking days)
    basic spares and tools
    option to rent bikes if not bringing your own (limited availability)
    snacks and water while cycling
    assistance in arranging visas
    sightseeing and entry fees as listed in itinerary
    expert bilingual guide
    medical kit

Exclusions

    International airfares
    Visas
    Travel Insurance (compulsory)
    Meals and beverages not indicated in the program
    Aerated and alcoholic drinks
    Items of a personal nature such as laundry, phone calls, alcohol etc.
    Tips and gratuities
    Cycling helmets (please bring your own)
    Sleeping bags

Options

Mountain Bike hire $450

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