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Bicycle tour along Uzbekistan

Bicycle tour along Uzbekistan

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Bicycle tour along Uzbekistan

Country: Uzbekistan
Type of tour: biking
Season: May - November
Duration: 15 days
The itinerary: Tashkent - Nurata - Aydarkul Lake - Bukhara - Shakhrisabz - Samarkand - Tashkent

        A fascinating, full of adventure biking tour passes along the most interesting places of the central part of Uzbekistan. You will ride on your own “iron horse” along the Kyzyl-Kum (Red sand) and mountains of Nuratan, meet with the local people, lost in the mountains kishlaks; get acquainted with their exotic way of life and the century-old traditions. You will see famous petrography of the Saramish canyon, rocky monuments of Lyangara, ruins of Aleksandr the Great’s fortress in Nurat, also overnight in a real yurt, ride on the camels-barkhans along the Kyzyl-Kum’s sand up to the vast lake Aydar-Kul and of course visit the fairy oriental towns Samarkand and Bukhara with their world-known mosques, madrasahs, mausoleums, minarets and caravan-sarays.

BRIEF PROGRAM OF THE TOUR

Day 1 Arrive in Tashkent. Transfer to hotel.
Day 2 Drive Tashkent - Djizak town - Yangikishlak settlement - Kirov farm. Biking start point.
Day 3 Biking. Cross over the Saurbel pass. Chakar village - Zarmitan village. Camp.
Day 4 Biking. Zarmitan village - Kunaul - Kattakishlak - Djarkurgan village. Camp.
Day 5 Biking. Djarkurgan village - Urgandji - Koktepa - Chuya illages - Chuyaaryk gorge. Camp.
Day 6 Biking. Crossover Lyangar pass. Descend for till Maidan village. Camp.
Day 7 Biking. Maidan village - Kourai - uphill to the plateau - along the plateau. Camp.
Day 8 Biking. Plateau - Sarmysh gorge. Rest and sightseeing in the gorge. Petrogliphs. Camp.
Day 9 Biking. Sarmysh gorge - Nurata town. Sightseeing. Drive to desert yurt camp.
Day 10 Camel riding, rest on the shore of Aydarkul lake. Drive to Bukhara. Hotel.
Day 11 Full day sightseeing tour in Bukhara. Hotel.
Day 12 Driving Bukhara – Shakhrisabz. Excursion. Transfer to Samarkand. Hotel.
Day 13 Full-day excursion in Samarkand. Hotel.
Day 14 Departure to Tashkent. Final gala-dinner at the restaurant.
Day 15 Transfer to the airport. Departure to home.
Day 1 Arrive in Tashkent. Meeting at airport and transfer to hotel.
Day 2 Drive Tashkent - Djizak town - Yangikishlak settlement - Kirov farm (200 km; 4 hrs). Lunch en route. Biking start point (part 1).
PM half-day biking along the mountains from Kirov village to Ilanchi village and Mikhin village ( 42 km; 4-5 hrs).
Camp before Saurbel pass.
(Asphalt road, off road, asphalt road, beaten truck road).
Day 3 Biking.
Cross over the Saurbel pass (1150 m) - descend to Chakar village. Chakar village to Garasha via Naukat to Zarmitan (42 km; 4-5 hrs;).
Camp.
(Road, asphalt, beaten truck road, road, asphalt).
Day 4 Biking.
Zarmitan village - Kunaul - Djanbulak - Davlat - Kattakishlak - Djarkurgan villages. (56 km; 5-6 hrs).
Camp.
Road, asphalt, beaten truck road, road, asphalt).
Day 5 Biking.
Djarkurgan village - water reservoir Akhsabsai - Urgandji - Ravat - Koktepa - Kadak - Chuya illages - Chuyaaryk gorge. (68 km; 7-8 hrs).
Camp.
(Road, asphalt, beaten truck road, road, asphalt).
Day 6 Biking.
Crossover Lyangar pass (1850 m) (+ 900 m). Uphill along the beaten Road for 12 km to the top of the pass). Then descend for 35km (-1150m) till Maidan village. (total for the day - 37 km ).
Camp (700 m).
(Beaten truck road, asphalt, road).
Day 7 Biking.
Maidan village - Chagirkul - Chinar - Kourai village - uphill to the plateau (+ 300 m) - along the plateau (8- 10 km).
Camp (1170 m).
Total for the day 42 km; 5-6 hrs. (asphalt, beaten truck road, road, off road).
Day 8 Biking.
Plateau - Sarmysh gorge (25 km; 3 hrs). Rest and sightseeing in the gorge. Explore ancient rock paintings - there are more than 3500 petrogliphs there dated back to neolith (stone age) 4-6 thousand years old.
Camp (700 m).
Day 9 Biking.
Sarmysh gorge - Kalkanata village - over Karakarga pass - to Nurata town (850 m) (74 km; 5-6 hrs).
(off road, road, asphalt).
Sightseeing in Nurata town. Visit the Khasan- Khuseyn Mosque (XVI-XVII cс.), blacksmith"s and potter"s workshops and a sacred pond with sacred fishes - a place for pilgrimage by Muslim worshipers. Also to visit are Medressa of Sheihun Hasan Nury, Mamozgokh Mosque XIV and remains of so called "Alexander the Great"s Fortress".
Drive from Nurata town to desert yurt camp (120 km; 1,5 hrs ).
Overnight in yurts.
Day 10 AM in desert (camel riding, rest and lunch on the shore of Aydarkul lake).
PM drive to Bukhara via Gyjduvan town. Visit the house and a ceramic workshop run by Narzullaev brothers - family of hereditary potters.
Hotel in Bukhara.
Day 11 Full day sightseeing tour in Bukhara. Hotel.
Sightseeing in Bukhara: Visiting round architectural monuments including Samanids" Mausoleum (IX-X cc AD), Chashma Ayub Mausoleum (XIV-XIX cc.), Poi-Kalon complex (XII-XVI cc.), Ulugbek Medressa (built by Ulugbek - the grandson of Tamerlane and distinguished mathematician and astronomer), Lyabi-Hauz complex (XVI-XVII cc.), Sitorai Mokhi Khosa ("Palace of Moon and Stars") - summer palace of Bukhara emirs (XIX c.), Bolo Khauz Mosque (XIX), Ark - ancient citadel and fortress where from Bukhara started growing (VI-VII cc BC - XVI).
Day 12 Breakfast. Driving Bukhara – Shakhrisabz (275 kms, 6 hrs.).
Half-day excursion in Shakhrisabz. Lunch.
Further transfer to Samarkand. Accommodation in the hotel. Dinner.
Day 13 Breakfast. Full-day excursion: Gur-Emir Mausoleum, Rukhabad Mausoleum (XV c.), Ensemble of Registan Square (XV-XVII cc.), Bibi-Khanum Mosque (XV c). Lunch. Ulugbek’s observatory (XV c.), Shakhi-Zinda Mausoleum, Al-Bukhari Complex (XVI-XIX cc.), Siab bazaar and etc. Dinner.
Day 14 Breakfast, departure to Tashkent.
Lunch at the restaurant. The free time for bikes and belongings packing.
Final gala-dinner at the restaurant.
Day 15 Transfer to the airport. Departure to home.
Features tour
Duration, days 15
Countries
Uzbekistan yes
Season
May yes
June yes
July yes
August yes
September yes
October yes
November yes

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