Wild Mongolia Cycle and Naadam Festival

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16 Day(s)

This extended version of our Wild Mongolia trip combines a deeper insight into Mongolia by taking in the country’s national games, the biggest celebration on the Mongolian calendar, the Naadam Festival, as well a mountain bike adventure across the Arkhangai Mountains. We'll see the opening ceremony at the National Stadium as well as the wrestling and archery, two of the elements that make up the "three manly sports" that are contested during the festival. We'll visit the horse races, held just outside the capital, where Mongolians from all over the country come with their prized horses to compete.

The cycling segment of the tour will take us on a crossing of the Arkhangai Mountains, from the edge of the Gobi desert at Bayanhongor to the old Mongolian capital of Kharkhorin. We cycle into the heart of Mongolia and meet its nomadic peoples. This is an off-roader's dream, with only 17 of 485 kilometres cycling on sealed roads. You can expect to cycle everything: rock strewn dirt roads, rocky riverbeds, compacted earth, grass, long rocky downhills, steep climbs and horse trails. This is a fully-supported ride camping under the stars when not in Ulaanbaatar. We will cycle through a diversity of landscapes, including the mountains of the Arkhanghai, lush green grasslands, pine forests and the spectacular Orkhon Falls. We will see a diverse array of wildlife: many of birds of prey, cattle, yaks, gophers, and the pride of many Mongolians, the horse. The sheer adventure makes this trip one of our favourites!


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Tour Information

16 Days
Special Interest:
Art & entertainment
Camping, Double Occupancy
Tour Language:
Cost From:
AUD 4490

Tour Distance & Dates

Riding Days:
June, July
28 Jun, 10 Jul 2019

Additional Information


    15 breakfasts, 12 lunches, 12 dinners
    Comfortable accommodation in Ulaanbaatar on a twin share basis
    Private vehicle transportation
    Good quality mountain bikes
    All water and snack food whilst cycling
    Sightseeing and entry fees as listed in itinerary
    Expert guide, local guide, cooks and drivers
    Medical kit


    Aerated and alcoholic drinks
    Items of a personal nature such as phone calls, laundry, etc.
    Tips and gratuities
    International airfares & departure taxes
    Visa costs
    Travel Insurance (compulsory)
    Bike Helmet and sleeping bag

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