Tour Description

This 17 days mountain biking trip allows you explore the Altai Mountains comprised of snow capped peaks over 4000m in height, vast glaciers and the unique culture of Muslim Kazakh minority. The entire cycling route is on smooth packed soil with just a few exceptions. Tented camping throughout the tour.

Price includes

All accommodation (twin shared): 3 nights in 4* hotel in Ulaanbaatar, 1 night in gers/yurts, 12 tented overnights, all transfers including arrival & departure, internal flights, indicated meals (B-breakfast, L-lunch, D-dinner), visits & national park fees, camping equipment, English speaking cycling guide(s), expedition cook(s), a mountain bike

Price excludes

Travel insurance, excess luggage fees on the internal flights, meals not indicated, sleeping bags, drinks, gratuities

Tour dates 2017:

Price per person

  • 2 pax: 3,610 USD
  • 3-4 pax: 3,225 USD
  • 5-6 pax: 2,709 USD
  • 7-8 pax: 2,615 USD
  • 9-10 pax: 2,430 USD
  • 11-12 pax: 2,317 USD
  • Single accommodation extra: 173 USD
  • Own bike discount: 100 USD
Day 1: Arrival to Ulaanbaatar, guided city tour

Arrival to Ulaanbaatar and transfer to 4 star Bayangol Hotel. Spend the remaining morning at leisure and take a guided tour of Ulaanbaatar city. Choose between the Natural history museum with its collection of dinosaur fossils and the National history museum displaying traditional costumes and introducing the turbulent history of the Mongolian nation. Visit to the main city square and the Zaisan hill that provides a panoramic view of the city. At 6PM a show of traditional music, throat singing and contortion. Welcome dinner in one of best restaurants of the city. (hotel/D)

Day 2: Flight to Western Mongolia, transfer to the starting point of cycling

This morning transfer to Ulaanbaatar airport for a 3 hours flight to Western Mongolia. An English speaking guide-translator will accompany you on board. Upon arrival meet with your support team and transfer to the starting point of cycling on the border of Russia. Here we obtain local area travel permits and camp by a small freshwater lake. Assemble bikes and prepare for cycling days ahead. (tent/B,L,D)

Day 3: Bike to Khuremtai river valley (tent/B,L,D) 60km

Bike to Khuremtai river valley (tent/B,L,D) 60km

Day 4: Bike to White Goat mountain (tent/B,L,D) 60km

Bike to White Goat mountain (tent/B,L,D) 60km

Day 5: Bike to Black Goat mountain (tent/B,L,D) 45km

Bike to Black Goat mountain (tent/B,L,D) 45km

Day 6: Hike or bike to Tavan Bogd NP gateway (tent/B,L,D) 15km

Hike or bike to Tavan Bogd NP gateway (tent/B,L,D) 15km

Day 7: Rest day with option to climb Malchin peak (tent/B,L,D)

Rest day with option to climb Malchin peak (tent/B,L,D)

Day 8: Hike or bike to White river (tent/B,L,D) 17km

Hike or bike to White river (tent/B,L,D) 17km

Day 9: Bike to Zagastai lake (tent/B,L,D) 70km

Bike to Zagastai lake (tent/B,L,D) 70km

Day 10: Bike to Khurgan lake. (tent/B,L,D) 70km

Bike to Khurgan lake. (tent/B,L,D) 70km

Day 11: Rest day (tent/B,L,D)

Rest day (tent/B,L,D)

Day 12: Bike to Kharganat valley (tent/B,L,D) 80km

Bike to Kharganat valley (tent/B,L,D) 80km

Day 13: Bike to Zagastai river (tent / B,L,D) 60km

Bike to Zagastai river (tent / B,L,D) 60km

Day 14: Bike to Ulanhus and car transfer to Ulgi town (ger/B,L,D) 40km

Bike to Ulanhus and car transfer to Ulgi town (ger/B,L,D) 40km

Day 15: Free day in Ulgii

Free day in Ulgii (hotel/B,L,D)

Day 16: Return flight to Ulaanbaatar, free afternoon

Say good-bye to your support team and take a return flight to Ulaanbaatar. On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel. In the evening meet your fellow travelers for a farewell dinner. (hotel/B,D)

Day 17: Departure transfer

You will be transferred to the airport for your journey home. (B)

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