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10-day motorcycle tour through Kyrgyzstan: "Following the footsteps of ancient nomads across Tien–Shan". (Ref.: AKG0008-2)

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10-day motorcycle tour through Kyrgyzstan: “Following the footsteps of ancient nomads across Tien–Shan”. (Ref.: AKG0008-2)

ACTIVITY

10-day motorcycle tour through Kyrgyzstan: “Following the footsteps of ancient nomads across Tien–Shan”

SERVICE PROVIDER

Tatiana is a Master of Sports in motocross, multiple champion of Central Asia and bronze medalist of the USSR. From an early age she took to motorcycles and achieved excellent results in this sport.

Furthermore, Tatiana has been working in tourism for more than 10 years, during this time she managed to drive on her motorcycle all around Kyrgyzstan. As a result, she knows perfectly all the motocross tracks in Kyrgyzstan. Besides, apart from organizing tours and events related to motorcycles, Tatiana is an experienced auto and moto mechanic, so her motorcycles are very well maintained and ready to go!

Tatiana is one of the best in her field; this is why she has a lot of regular customers from all over the world, who travel to Kyrgyzstan only to live this experience once again!

As for her personality, Tatiana is a very friendly and warm person. She prefers to spend her free time with her family or going on the motorcycle up to the mountains where she can enjoy pure mountain air, free roads and, of course, speed!

If motorcycles are your passion, don’t miss the chance to get your adrenaline rush driving at high speed in one of the most beautiful places of the planet with Tatiana!

TOUR DESCRIPTION 

Join us for this adrenaline-packed Enduro adventure through Kyrgyzstan’s rugged beauty. Traveling through the thinly populated landscape will make you soon realize that “the middle of nowhere” is more wonderful than you ever imagined. This tour starts in the Chunkurchak Gorge and leads you through the fascinating sceneries. The route takes you through canyons, alpine meadows, across difficult passes and along mountain lakes. We might even find some ancient rock paintings or petroglyphs along this awesome route. We will end the days with marvelous sunsets and cozy accommodations. This ride will leave you breathless!

  • Itinerary: Manas Airport – Bishkek  – Suusamyr  – Song-Kol – Naryn –Tosor – Karakol – Semenovka – Grigorievka – Cholpon-Ata – Bishkek
  • Category: moto tour
  • Duration: 10 days
  • Total distance: 1700 km
  • Ride difficulty (five-point scale): 1-2
  • Terrain: 70% off-road, 30% pavement

Day 1: Manas Airport – Bishkek

After meeting at Manas Airport we will head towards Bishkek. Bishkek is located at 700 meters above sea level. Upon arrival you will rest in a cozy and comfortable cottage before getting motorcycles, instructions on the route and discussing characteristics of the track. For lunch and dinner you will be offered     delicious national dishes.

Day 2: Bishkek – Suusamyr

  • Total distance per day: 185km
  • Ride difficulty: 1-2
  • Terrain: 85% off-road, 15% pavement
  • Max height: 3200 m

After breakfast we will head towards Suusamyr valley – a picturesque mountain valley located in the heart of the Tien-Shan Mountains. Our way to Suusamyr runs through the Too-Ashuu Pass (3000 m). This road is considered to be the most beautiful in Kyrgyzstan. From its height you can see the amazing panoramic view of the Suusamyr Valley. We will make a short stop to take the pictures. Afterwards we will have a picnic and enjoy drinking fragrant coffee. We will finish the day by arriving at the Suusamyr Valley. Here you will stay overnight at a tourist complex.

Day 3: Suusamyr – Song-Kol

  • Total distance per day: 220km
  • Ride difficulty: 1-2
  • Terrain: 50% off-road, 50% pavement
  • Max height: 3500 m

After breakfast get ready for a long ride to one of the most beautiful locations in the northwest – Lake Song Kol. It is situated at a height of 3000 m above the sea level. Song Kol Lake is rightly called the wonder of Tien-Shan. The magnificent lake is surrounded by mountains and pastures. Here it’s possible to see snow-white yurts, herds of yaks, horses and sheep and meet friendly shepherds. By the evening we will get to the lake where we will stay overnight in yurts – the national dwelling of nomads.

Day 4: Song-Kol – Naryn

  • Total distance per day: 300km
  • Ride difficulty: 1-2
  • Terrain: 85% off-road, 15% pavement
  • Max height: 3300 m

We say goodbye to Song Kol and head to see petroglyphs – ancient rock engravings.  On the top of mountain ridge we will admire the fabulous views of Song Kol Lake.  Then we will continue riding towards Naryn. This particular road seems to be the “paradisefor endurists”.  It runs along amazing landscapes, through passes, hills and sand canyons. On the way it’s possible to meet nomads and learn some facts about their lifestyle. Picnic. Late in the evening we arrive in Naryn and stay overnight at “Khan-Tengri”.

Day 5:  Naryn– Tosor

  • Total distance per day: 220km
  • Ride difficulty: 2
  • Terrain: 85% off-road, 15% pavement
  • Max height: 4000 m

Today we will ride along the Naryn river – the longest river of Kyrgyzstan (its length is 535 km) and continue riding till we see its junction with another river – Kichi Naryn.  It’s time to stop and enjoy the breathtaking sceneries. In the afternoon we will take a thrilling ride across the Tosor Pass (4020 m). Riding difficulty-2. Along the road you can enjoy the beauties of the wild nature of Central Tien-Shan and there’s a possibility to see the herds of wild yaks. From the height of Tosor Pass you can admire a panoramic view of Lake Issyk-Kul which is unique, famous and considered to be the pearl of Central Asia. Picnic. In the evening we arrive at a guest house and stay overnight there.

Day 6: Tosor– Karakol

  • Ride difficulty: 0
  • Total distance per day: 120 km
  • Terrain:0% off-road, 0% pavement
  • Maxheight: 2600m

After breakfast we will go to Karakol ski base which is located at an altitude of 2300 meters.  It is among top 10 ski-bases of the world! On the way we will see a beautiful canyon Djeti Oguz and our guide will tell you a lot of enthralling facts about this place.  At the evening we will arrive at the ski-base Karakol.  The cozy cottages will let you refresh and restore the power for the further trip.

Day 7: Karakol –Altyn-Arashan – Karakol

  • Total distance per day: 65km
  • Ride difficulty: 1-2
  • Terrain: 85% off-road/15% pavement
  • Max height:3300 m

After the breakfast we will head towards the Arashan Canyon.  The road passes through a picturesque gorge, along the river and the valley of Arashan, located 20 km from Karakol. The hot springs “Altyn-Arashan”  (which means “golden healing springs”) well out in the valley of Arashan river near to Ak-Suu village.  The water temperature of this low-radon spring is about 50C. The place is quite picturesque as any other corner of Kyrgyzstan.

Day 8: Karakol– Semenovskoe and Grigorievskoe Gorges – Cholpon-Ata

  • Total distance per day: 220km
  • Ride difficulty: 1-2
  • Terrain: 40% off-road/60% pavement
  • Max height: 2300 m

Today is another day full of spectacular sceneries. After breakfast we’re going to have a short Karakol city tour. Afterwards we will head to the most beautiful gorges of Kyrgyzstan. Along the amazing mountain paths we ride through the gorges up to the lakes of Chon-Ak-Suu located high in the mountains. In the evening we arrive at Cholpon-Ata resort town.

Day 9: Cholpon-Ata – Bishkek

  • Ride difficulty: 1
  • Total distance per day: 340 km
  • Terrain: 0% off-road/100% pavement
  • Max height:2 300 m

We finish our tour by heading back to Bishkek. On our way back we pass through the Boom Gorge where we can see steppes, snow-capped mountains and amazing Aeolian castles. Upon arrival in Bishkek we check in the hotel and have the farewell dinner.

Day 10.

Today is the day to pack your bags filled with the experiences and memories of a great tour and head home. Have a safe journey home and we hope to see you back next year!

7-day Motorcycle tour through Kyrgyzstan

 

Tatiana recommends that the tourists should have with them: warm waterproof jacket, pants/motorcycle overalls, Enduro helmet or helmet with visor, thermal underwear, warm hat, Enduro boots, gloves, knee guards, elbow protectors and chest protector, backpack, thermos.

Accommodation:

  • Bishkek – Hotel «Futuro »or Eco-resort «Kara-Bulak»
  • Suusamyr – «SUUS Lodge» (or «Baitur»)
  • Song Kol – national yurts (4-5 people per one yurt)
  • Naryn – Hotel «Khan Tengri» or «Celestial mountains»
  • Issyk-Kul – Guesthouse
  • Karakol – Hotel “Sun Rise” or “the Green Yard”
  • Cholpon Ata –Resort Center “Carven” or “Aurora plus”
  • Bishkek – Hotel “Baihan”

PRICE DETAILS

The price includes: 8 riding days and 9 nights, transfer to airport, KTM 690 Enduro R 2015, support vehicle, technical support, English-speaking guide services, fuel for tourists’ motorcycles, full board (3 meals a day), mineral water.

The price does not include: Single supplement 150 USD, early check-in – before 12:00, travel insurance, visa (no visa is required for the EU citizens), airfare, equipment, mobile services, all other services not specified in “inclusions” section, deposit for motorcycle– 500 USD.

Number of persons in the group

Price (USD)

*indicated by the service provider

From 3 to 4 persons

*per person

2480 USD

From 5 to 8 persons

*per person

2300 USD

If you need additional information, please, do not hesitate to contact the service provider using the contact form on this page!

BOOKING DETAILS

In order to book the activity, please, use the contact form on this page.  Please, do not forget to indicate your trip dates.

Remember, that your booking should be confirmed by the service provider and it does not represent a contractual relation with Central Asia Guidebook.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The prices are indicative and may therefore vary depending on the current KGS/USD rate, number of days/kilometres of your itinerary or time of the year and do not represent a contractual relation with CAGB. Besides, Central Asia Guidebook is not responsible for the price changes made by service providers without notice. 

You can check the actual kyrgyz currency exchange rates here or using Google services.

 

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