Tour Program

Day
1
Day 1: Airport Manas – Bishkek
Itinerary
Arrival at Manas Airport where we will meet and take to you to the hotel. Time for a short rest until lunch, then preparing your bicycles followed by a short cycling trip north of Bishkek.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Hotel
Day
2
Day 2: Bishkek - Too-Ashu Pass - Suusamyr Valley-Kyzyl-Oi village
Itinerary
By minibus through the tunnel at the Too-Ashuu Pass (2.564m) to the Suusamyr Valley. After descending a little from the tunnel we start cycling south along the Kokomeren River on a tarmac road to the small village of Kyzyl-Oi, descending down to 1,750m. Total 60 km. Stay with a local family.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Local family
Day
3
Day 3: Chaek village - mountains
Itinerary
Today we go through the village of Chaek (1,700m) and then up in to the mountains. 80km. Accommodation in tents.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Tents
Day
4
Day 4: Kara-Keche pass - Son-Kol lake
Itinerary
Over the Kara-Keche Pass (3,300m). From here there is good view of Lake Son-Kol. From the pass we go down to the lake. Accommodation in yurts. Total distance 115 km.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Yurts
Day
5
Day 5: Lake Son-Kol
Itinerary
Cycling from one side of the lake to the other. Cycling around 50km depending on where the yurts are pitched. Stay in yurts.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Yurts
Day
6
Day 6: Kalmak-Ashuu Pass - Tolok valley
Itinerary
Cycling up to the Kalmak-Ashuu Pass (3,317m), we then descend into the Tolok Valley (2,400m). Stay with a local family in the nearby village, distance 50km.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Local family
Day
7
Day 7: Cycling in the mountains
Itinerary
Rather a short distance to cycle today into a beautiful valley - 44km. Overnight in tents (2,900m).
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Tents
Day
8
Day 8: Kara-Kudjur Valley - Kochkor
Itinerary
Leave the valley and climb to 3,400m, and then descend into the Kara-Kudjur Valley. Continue through the valley to Sary-Bulak, and then on to the village of Kochkor. 110km cycling. Stay in B&B.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Local family
Day
9
Day 9: Kochkor - Kara-Tala village
Itinerary
From Kochkor to Kara-Tala, a village on the south shore of Lake Issyk-Kul. After 65km we reach the village. Stay in a village house.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Bed&Breakfast
Day
10
Day 10: Kongur-Ölöng Valley, Toguz Bulak Village - Temir-Kanat Yurt Camp
Itinerary
We continue cycling over a tarmac, sometimes sandy, rather difficult road through the Kongur-Ölöng Valley and Toguz Bulak Village to Temir-Kanat Yurt Camp. This yurts camp is exclusive to Ecotour guestsTotal 60km. Stay in yurts.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Yurts
Day
11
Day 11: From Temir-Kanat to Sonun Yurt Camp
Itinerary
From Temir-Kanat downhill to Sonun, a yurt camp at the lake located in a dry, semi-dessert area. Here you can swim. Stay in yurt 65 km cycling.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Yurt Camp
Day
12
Day 12: Bokonbaevo - Bos-Salkyn Yurt Camp
Itinerary
Back to the main road and in Bokonbaevo at 1,700m start climbing up to the Bos-Salkyn Yurt Camp at 2,500 m. Total 32 km. Stay in yurts.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Yurt Camp
Day
13
Day 13: Tosor Canyon - Jenish village
Itinerary
Continue from Boz-Salkin over difficult but beautiful route through the Tosor Canyon. Descend though the gorge to the lake (21km). We continue on to Jenish where we stay in very nice B&B close to the lake shore.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Local family
Day
14
Day 14: Juuku Valley - Karakol
Itinerary
Cycle into the Juuku Valley with its impressive rock formations. Possible to take a bath in a traditional hot spa, tarmac road. Return to main road and then by minibus to Karakol. Stay in guesthouse.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Guest house
Day
15
Day 15: Karakol - Kara-Kyz Yurt Camp
Itinerary
From Karakol to the yurt camp Kara-Kyz Yurt Camp (2000m). Stay in yurt.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Yurt Camp
Day
16
Day 16: San-Tash Pass - Cholpon-Ata
Itinerary
Descent to main road and continue until the turn off to the San-Tash Pass. Cross the pass and plateau (2,200m) and descend into next valley, where we turn to the west and after a total of 90km continue by minibus to Cholpon-Ata, a resort on the edge of Lake Issyk -Kul. Stay in hotel.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Hotel
Day
17
Day 17: Cholpon-Ata - Bishkek
Itinerary
By car from Cholpon-Ata to Bishkek. Stay in hotel Umai or equivalent.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Hotel
Day
18
Day 18: Manas Airport, departure.
Itinerary
Transfer to Manas Airport and departure.
Meals
B - -
Accomodation
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