Tour Description

Section 2

The Great Tea Road has been called the longest land trade route in the history of mankind, and now a key section of it will be honoured as a travel route seeking to special interests of adventure travelers as you are. There is now a yearning to honour this trading history and the achievements of previous generations. In 2017, as a mark of this respect for the past, the first cycling tour along this legendary route. We are pleased to announce that section of Ulaanbaatar to Irkutsk Tea road cycling tour for those who are not be able to participate whole route due to limited time.

  • Total 13 days
  • 10 days of cycling with average 107 km daily distance
  • Total ascent: 11’370 m and 12’248 m descent
  • Total distance: 1,070 km

 

Price includes

  • 2 nights in a hotel (twin+breakfasts) in Mongolia 
  • 7 nights in a hotel (twin+breakfasts) in Russia 
  • 1 night in a guesthouse (twin+breakfasts) in Russia
  • 1 nights in a tourist ger camp (twin & triple) in Mongolia
  • Camping and cooking equipment
  • All indicated meals+bottled drinking water
  • Extra snacks and drinks on cycling days
  • Support vehicle
  • English speaking mountain biking guide 
  • Bike mechanic
  • Cook
  • Assistant cook from 7pax
  • National park fees

 

Price excludes

  • Travel insurance
  • Sleeping bag & mat
  • Meals not indicated
  • Drinks & alcohol
  • Gratuities
  • Personal biking clothes and gear
  • Bike

Tour dates 2017:

Price per person

  • Minimum 12 pax: 1886 USD
  • 18 pax: 1789 USD
  • 24 pax: 1713 USD
  • 30 pax: 1659 USD
Mongolia - Russia

 

We start cycle on paved road to the North some way along Legendary Trans Siberian (Mongolian) rail road. We will see how is great Siberian forest south end in Noth part of Mongolia and big rivers flows out Mongolia towards to Lake Baikal as we are heading to North.  Generally  we cycle through Mongolian hilly steppe and Siberian fascinating natural zone of Great forest. You will enjoy interaction with nomadic Mongolians and local Russians witness their interesting culture and  way of living.
 
General outline of our adventure cycling tour in Mongolia is following:
 
Day 1: Arrival in Ulaanbaatar.
Rest day in Ulaanbaatar city on your own disposal. Day trip to Tsonjin Boldog and see the largest horseman statue in the world. /Hotel, B L D/
Day 2: Ulaanbaatar to Nuuts Tovchoo.
Say good bye to Ulaanbaatar continue cycle to Mongoliin Nuuts Tovchoo camp. /Ger camp, B L D, Ride-110km/
Day 3: Nuuts Tovchoo to Darkhan.
Nuuts Tovchoo head North to Darkhan, the second largest city of Mongolia. Stay overnight at the best local hotel. /Hotel, B L D, Ride-130km/
Day 4: Darhan to Khyagt.
Today is the last cycling day in Mongolia and cross border at late afternoon to first Russian village Khyagt in the Siberia. /Hotel, B L D, Ride-128km/
We shall cross the Mongolia and Russia border in a vehicle. We shall continue cycling at Khyagt, border town of Russia to Lake Gusinozersk as soon as we cross the border. Khyagt was the main large town of the Great Tea Road as it was the start point of the long journey of the luxury drink of tea to Europe. On our cycling tour in Russia through the Great Taiga in Siberia, we shall visit Ulan-Ude capital city of the Republic of Buryatia, towns and villages along Lake Baikal to reach to Irkutsk city. You will enjoy interaction with local Russians, witness their livelihood and the way of living and can even trade on nuts, berries and fish with local people. Our cycling tour reaches at finish in Irkutsk city. We shall drive to a small village Listvyanka at Lake Baikal on a day tour on our last day in Russia and celebrate our successful cycling tour on farewell dinner in Irkutsk.
 
General outline of our adventure cycling tour in Russia is following:
Day 5: Khyagt - to Lake Gusinoye.
Cycle in Russian country side from Khyagt - to Lake Gusinoye. /Hotel, B L D, Ride-110km/
Day 6: Lake Gusinoye to Ulan-Ude city.
Start cycle from lake Gusinoye to Ulan-Ude city is the capital city of the Republic of Buryatia, Russia; it is located about 100 kilometers (62 mi) southeast of Lake Baikal on the Uda River at its confluence with the Selenga. /Hotel, B L D, Ride-143 km/
Day 7: Rest day.
Day trip to Tarbagatai village. /Hotel, B L D/
Day 8: Ulan-Ude city to Kamensk.
Cycle day again from Ulan-Ude city to Kamensk. /Hotel, B L D, Ride-116 km/
Day 9: Siberian village Kamensk to Tankhoy.
Siberian village Kamensk to Tankhoy. /Hotel, B L D, Ride-137 km/
Day 10: Tankhoy to Slyudyanka.
Tankhoy to Slyudyanka. /Hotel, B L D, Ride-107 km/
Day 11: Slyudyanka to Irkutsk.
Slyudyanka to Irkutsk is a city and the administrative center of Irkutsk Oblast, Russia, and one of the largest cities in Siberia. /Hotel, B L D, Ride-110km/
Day 12: Rest day.
Day trip to Listvyanka. /Hotel, B L D/
Day 13: Departure.
Departure. /B/

 

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