Motorbike tour through Tien-Shan

 

Countries: Kyrgyzstan

Tour duration: 11 days

Motorcycle tour is an opportunity to see new places, discover the nature and culture of the other region. Motorbike tours allow enjoying the free wind of travel but also to improve the driving technique in a wide variety of natural conditions, ride through amazing landscapes of Central Asia, and also enjoy a pleasant company of like-minded people. Many years of experience in organizing tours on the one hand, and love of motorcycles and motor trips on the other hand, have made it possible to create a truly high-quality product.

And of course, one of the most important factors in providing the most memorable motor trips is a trip on a motorcycle across our region in the company of our guides, experts of the business, bikers of the highest class.

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Customized tours on request

Tour program:

Day 1. Arrival in Bishkek

Arrival in Bishkek. Transfer to the hotel for a rest. Bishkek is a capital and the largest city in Kyrgyzstan, located at the foothill of magnificent Kyrgyz Ala-Tau mountain range. Bishkek is a city of many green parks and marble-faced public buildings combined with numerous Soviet-style apartment blocks and thousands of smaller privately built houses. It is laid out on a grid pattern, with most streets flanked on both sides by narrow irrigation channels that water the innumerable trees which provide shade in the hot summers. The city is believed to be the greenest in Central Asia with more trees per head of population than any other. Our sightseeing tour includes: blooming Osh Bazaar, Museum of Applied Arts and Ala-Too square, the main square of the country. The square serves as a place for state events and celebrations and includes many monuments, open-air picture gallery, famous Oak Park, marble government buildings and theaters.

In the afternoon we meet our service staff and accept our motorcycles. Time for test drive.

Day 2. Transfer to Kyzyl-Oi, 200 km

Today’s trip takes us to the shore to Kekemeren River along an impressive Bishkek-Osh highway over Tuya-Ashuu (3050 m) Pass and through Suusamyr valley. The valley is a mountain summer pasture for countless herds of cattle. Here local people produce Kyrgyz national drink – Kymus (fermented mare’s milk), sour cheese and butter that they sell along the road. We will definitely stop there to taste everything and enjoy one fresh mountain air and views of yurts and their authentic hosts.

Breathtaking views of mountains and raging rivers will accompany you all the way.

Road conditions: 160km paved, 40km unpaved.

Day 3. Transfer to Son-Kul Lake, 150 km

We proceed our ride to alpine Son-Kul Lake (3016 m) over Kara-Keche Pass (3520 m). You will pass several remote provincial villages that will give you an impression of traditional lifestyle of local farmers. On the way you will see colorful landscapes of Kekemeren river basin. Son-Kul Lake is the second largest lake after Issyk-Kul Lake and the largest fresh water lake in Kyrgyzstan. It is surrounded by broad summer pastures dotted with yurts, grazing cattle and mountains. These lands are used by shepherds of the neighboring regions as summer pastures for their flocks. Shepherds drive the livestock up in the mountains; set a yurt camp where they live during summer months. Here you will get familiar with traditional lifestyle of Kyrgyz nomads.

You can enjoy horseback riding, take an easy hike to the mountains to observe an amazing panorama of Son-Kul Lake and mountains, play with children or participate in cooking of national meals

Road conditions: 20km paved, 130km unpaved.

Day 4. Transfer to Naryn, 140 km

Relaxing morning at Son-Kul Lake and after lunch transfer to Naryn over 33 Parrots Pass (3300 m). This day will conquer your heart by amazing landscapes seen from top of the pass.

Road conditions: 60km paved, 80km unpaved.

Day 5. Transfer to Tamga, 220 km

The most difficult day of our tour will to Tamga Village at the shore of Issyk-Kul Lake over Tosor Pass. Issyk-Kul Lake sits in a hollow surrounded by snowcapped peaks of Terskei and Kungei Ala-Tau mountain ranges at the altitude of 1600 m. The Lake is 180 km long, 60 km wide and 700 m deep. 134 streams and rivers flow into the lake but none flows out what is explained by underwater tectonic activity.

Road conditions: 80km paved, 140km unpaved.

Day 6. Transfer to Karakol, 100 km

Transfer to Karakol along beautiful landscapes of the lake and mountains. Excursion to Semenov gorge with amazing view of the lake from the top. The atmosphere of Karakol town will bring you hundred years back and give you an impression of Tsarist Russia. On the way we visit Jety-Oguz gorge with famous “7 bulls” and “Broken Heart” rocks.

Dinner with Uighur family to taste national cuisine and lagman-show (lagman – is a traditional Uighur dish. You will be able to see the process of Lagman cooking and participate in it

Road conditions: All paved.

Day 7. Transfer to Cholpon-Ata, 140 km

Transfer to Cholpon-Ata along northern shore of the lake. In Cholpon-Ata we visit the petroglyphs ‐ a large open-air collection of rock carvings sometimes referred to as a Stone Garden, which covers some 42 hectares and contains a number of prehistoric monumental structures (stone circles, tombs, the remains of a boundary stone wall, balbals) and petroglyphs (dating from the II millennium BC thru the Middle Ages and up to the VI century AD).  The stones have plaques giving some information (a short description and a date), and there are several routes marked with arrows around the “stone garden.”   The shortest route in the Stone Garden takes 20-30 minutes. But there is a longer route to the upper side of the museum, which enables visitors to explore a collection of stone balbals, stone inscriptions, stone circles and a spectacular panorama of the Cholpon-Ata  bay of Issyk-Kul Lake. Also visit Cholpon‐Alta Museum of History. It exhibits a wide collection of national embroidery.

Road conditions: All paved.

Day 8. Transfer to Chon-Kemin National Park, 140 km

Our further way along panoramic views of Issyk-Kul Lake will lead us to hidden Chon-Kemin National Park. Stunning views and diverse wildlife of this picturesque place as well as fruitful farmlands will remarkably fulfill your picture gallery.

In the evening will be accompanied by a song of Manaschi. The epic poem Manas is central to Kyrgyz traditional culture and character, psychology and spirit. It is recited by specialists known as Manaschi, who hold a special place of respect in Kyrgyz culture.

Road conditions: All paved.

Day 9. Transfer to Bishkek, 150 km

On the way to Bishkek we make a stop at Karakhanid’s minaret of the 12 century - Burana tower. Nowadays it is a museum complex which includes the tower itself, reconstructions of mausoleums found on the site, remains of a citadel, collection of balbals (grave stones used by nomadic Turkic peoples), petroglyphs (stone carvings) and a small museum. Free afternoon in Bishkek will be culminated by farewell dinner with folklore show. Artists will demonstrate you national musical instruments and techniques of playing.

This day we return our motorcycles.

Road conditions: All paved.

Day 10. Departure

Transfer to the airport and departure. End of services.

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