Guided Motorcycle tour in Tien-Shan mountains. 

Join us for this adrenaline-packed Enduro adventure through Kyrgyztan’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 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. Explore the nomad’s land. Sleeping in the yurts, and get a race with mountain winds on your iron horse. This ride will leave you breathless!

Itinerary: Bishkek – Suusamyr – SongKul – TashRabat – KelSuu – Naryn – Tamga – Bishkek

Total distance: 1550 km

Ride difficulty (five-point scale): 1-2

Terrain: 50% off-road, 50% pavement

ITINERARY

Arrival in Kyrgyzstan. After meeting at Manas Airport we head towards in Bishkek. Bishkek is located at 700 meters above sea level. Upon arriving we accommodate at a cozy and comfortable hotel. Get some rest after a long flight, enjoy the fresh mountain air, the amazing views of magnificent mountains and taste national and European cuisine. Today we get the motorcycles to pass instructions along the route, we will discuss characteristics of the track, etc. For lunch and dinner, it offers delicious national dishes.

08:00 Breakfast

09:30 Departure

13:00 Picnic

14:00 Departure

17:00 Arrival in Suusamyr Valley

 

Total distance per day: 185 km

Ride difficulty: 1-2

Terrain: 15% off-road, 85% pavement

Max height: 3 200 m

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

08:00 Breakfast

09:30 Departure

12:00 Picnic

13:00 Departure

16:30 Arrival at Lake Song Kol

18:00 Accommodation at yurt camp

 

Total distance per day: 200 km

Ride difficulty: 1-2

Terrain: 70% off-road, 30% pavement

Max height: 3 500 m

After breakfast get ready for a long ride to one of the most beautiful locations in the northwest, Lake Song Kol. It’s situated at a height of 3000 m above sea level. Song Kol can be 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 get to the lake where we stay overnight in yurts – a national dwelling of nomads.

08:00 Breakfast

09:30 Departure

13:00 Picnic

14:00 Departure

17:00 Arrival in Tash Rabat

Total distance per day: 210 km

Ride difficulty: 1-2

Terrain: 70% off-road, 30% pavement

Max height: 3 300 m

We say goodbye to Song Kol and head to see and take pictures of petroglyphs-ancient rock engravings.  Being on the top of mountain ridge we admire the fabulous views over the Song Kol lake.  We continue riding to Tash Rabat. On the way, it’s possible to meet nomads and learn some facts about their mode of life. Picnic. Late in the evening, we arrive in Tash Rabat. The ancient caravanserai Tash-Rabat is the brightest and unique monument of the history of Kyrgyzstan. It is located at an altitude of over 3500 m above sea level.

According to one of the versions, Tash-Rabat was originally built in the X-XI centuries and served as a monastery. Four centuries later, in the heyday of trade on the Great Silk Road, Tash-Rabat lost its cult significance and became a caravanserai, that is, an inn for numerous foreign traders leading their caravans along the Silk Road. It was from here that caravans went to Kashgar and the Fergana Valley.

8:00 Breakfast

9:30 Departure

12:00 Picnic

13:00 Departure

16:00 Arrival at Kol-Suu Lake – in yurts camp

Total distance per day: 160 km

Ride difficulty: 2

Terrain: 70% off-road, 30% pavement

Max height: 3 420 m

This particular stretch seems to be made in motorcycle heaven. The road runs along with amazing landscapes, through passes, hills and sand road. After the picnic, we will see the most mysterious and little-known Kel-Suu Lake. Beautiful views and emerald water make Lake Kel-Suu one of the unique natural attractions of Kyrgyzstan and an ideal place for kayaking and diving.

8:00 Breakfast

9:30 Departure

12:00 Picnic

13:00 Departure

16:00 Arrival in Karakol

Ride difficulty: 1-2

Total distance per day: 150 km

Terrain: 80% off-road, 20% pavement

Max height: 3600 m

We will pass a limited post on the Kundy pass (3100 m), followed by a descent to At-Bashinskaya valley to the village Ak-Muz along the serpentine road. Picnic. By the evening, we arrive in Naryn and accommodate at “Khan-Tengri” hotel where we stay overnight.

8:00 Breakfast

9:30 Departure

13:00 Picnic

14:00 Departure

17:00 Arrival in Cholpon-Ata

Total distance per day: 220 km

Ride difficulty: 1-3

Terrain: 70% off-road/30% pavement

Max height: 3 986 m

Today we ride along the Naryn River – the longest river in 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 take a thrilling ride. Along the road, you can enjoy the beauties of Central Tien-Shan wild nature and there’s a possibility to see the herds of wild yaks. In the evening we arrive at the “guest house” boarding house where we stay overnight.

8:30 Breakfast

10:00 Departure

13:00 Picnic

14:00 Departure

17:00 Arrival in Bishkek and accommodation at the hotel

19:00 Farewell dinner

Ride difficulty: 1

Total distance per day: 270 km

Terrain: 0% off-road/100% pavement

Max height: 2 300 m

We finish our tour by heading back to Bishkek. As we ride towards there we pass through the Boom Gorge where we can see steppes, snow-capped mountains, and amazing Aeolian castles. Upon arrival in Bishkek, we accommodate at the hotel and have a farewell dinner.

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 for another motorcycling sunrise next year.

FAQ

The tours start upon request, please contact us. The itineraries can be adjusted individually to fit into your schedule and provide you with the best experience. Furthermore, we are happy to create tailor-made tours according to your wishes.

After having solved all the questions and programs confirming we issue an invoice for payment. You can make a bank transfer or pay upon your arrival time in Bishkek before the trip starts.

The price of the tour depends on the number of people and the season. According to the request and interest, we can negotiate the optimal price for your budget.

Motorcycles KTM 690 Enduro R, 2015-2018 years of release

Our insurance companies do not insure motorbikes, therefore renting motorbikes is only with accompaniment (technical support, a mechanic driver and a guide).

Safety measures are prescribed in the contract and include medical insurance, which the client concludes himself in his insurance company, motorcycle driving skills for any traffic congestion and on all types of roads. His skills are tested by the “Tour Organizer” before the start of the tour during the test drive. They also include rules of conduct in the host country.

To participate in the tour requires a passport, driver’s license of international standard. The age of the participants for the tours is from 21 years (provided that the participant has experience in driving a motorcycle for at least 3 years). Younger participants can be admitted to the tour accompanied by a parent (for example, father) after discussing liability issues with the tour organizers. The age of participants over 60 years is possible if they do not have special health problems and can drive a motorcycle in the highlands (above 2500 m).

We will have two contracts if you will be interested in our tours. One for the tour participant, the second for rent. If you are interested in the terms of the contracts in detail, we will be happy to send you on request.

Warm waterproof jacket, pants / overalls, equipped with protective elements

• Enduro helmet with helmets or helmet with a visor

• Thermal underwear

• Hat

• Motobots

• gloves

• Protective equipment (for body)

  • Bishkek – Hotel «Olive» or the same
  • Suusamyr – «SUUS Lodge» (or «Baitur»)
  • Song-Kol – national yurts (5 people per one yurt)
  • Tash Rabat – national yurts (5 people per one yurt)
  • Kol-Suu – national yurts (5 people per one yurt)
  • Naryn – Hotel «Khan Tengri» or «Celestial mountains»
  • Tamga – guest house “Aist”
  • Bishkek – Hotel “Olive”

The climate in Kyrgyzstan is sharply continental, and throughout the day the temperature in the mountains can range from + 30 up to 0 degrees, that’s why we recommend the tourists taking warm shoes, warm clothing, sunscreen and sunglasses with them.

We recommend the tourists taking 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

Notes:

  • Respect foreign culture and people
  • Off-road riding experience
  • Observe the terms and conditions of the agreement

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