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Tien Shan. Motorcycle tour around the mountains of Kyrgyzstan

Motorcycle tour in the mountains of Tien-Shan, Kyrgyzstan. Tien Shan is translated from Chinese as Heavenly mountains. Breathtaking views, serpentines, dirt roads and snow-covered passes. This tour is for those who want to get the most out of Central Asia in a week

Motorcycle tour Tien Shan is a journey through the mountains of Kyrgyzstan. A lot of dirt roads and mountains. Mountains are the highlight of this journey. We have developed a week-long route through Central Asia for those who do not have the time, or not enough experience, to conquer the Pamirs. This route is somewhat easier, although it remains quite demanding on your off-road riding skills.

Motorcycle tour around Tien Shan

  • Dates: 9-17 May 2020, 22-30 May 2020, 8-16 May 2021, 22-30 May 2021
  • Duration: 9 days (6 riding days +1 rest day +2 days arrival / departure Bishkek)
  • Total mileage: 2000 km
  • Level of difficulty: Medium-high. Narrow mountain roads, snow-covered passes, a lot of dirt roads, not everywhere there is infrastructure, unpredictable weather
  • 70% asphalt, 30% dirt roads, must have off-road riding skills
  • Price: 3450 EUR (includes BMW F850GS rent)
  • Single room supplement: 250 EUR
  • Deposit for the motorcycle: 1500 EUR

Key tour highlights: Tien Shan, Mountain views, Kyrgyzstan, mountain passes, Asian cuisine

Included services:

  • Motorcycle rental (BMW F850GS)
  • Petrol (for rented motorcycles only)
  • Accommodation in 2-4* hotels (based on sharing a double/twin room)
  • Breakfasts (during all days)
  • Lunches and dinners (during riding days; w/o alcoholic drinks)
  • English-speaking guide on a motorcycle
  • Support vehicle assistance
  • Entry tickets to the places of interest and excursions with local guides
  • Hotel transfers from/to the airport
  • Welcome dinner
  • Souvenir pack (t-shirt, paper maps, etc.)       
  • Visa assistance

Services not included:

  • Air tickets to/from Bishkek
  • Personal medical insurance
  • Visa counsel fee
  • All services not mentioned as included

Optional services:

  • Extra motorcycle insurance (350 EUR, no deposit needed, full coverage)

 

Route: where we will go

Bishkek – Karakol – Osh – Narin – Tamga – Cholpon – Ata – Bishkek

Map

 

Tour program

Day 1. Bishkek, arrival

Today is the first day of our tour. We arrive in Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan. Getting to know the team, getting motorcycles. Welcome dinner in the evening. Preparation for start of the tour.

Important: to prevent any timing issues, please, make sure your arrival time is before 3 p.m.

Highlight of the day: welcome dinner

Day 2. Bishkek - Karakol, 385 km

3/4 day we will go through the Tien Shan mountains. There will be snow-covered mountain passes, serpentines, many kilometers of mountain tunnels. Passes Too-Ashuu (3100m) and Alabel (3175m), where guaranteed return to the real winter.

Highlight of the day:  Suusamyr valley and Too-Ashuu mountain pass

Day 3. Karakol - Osh, 300 km

Most of the day we will ride along the Naryn river. Very beautiful place. See the cascade hydropower stations Kurpsay, Tashkumyr. We'll go through some long tunnels.

Highlight of the day: Naryn river valley

Day 4. Osh, rest day

The main attraction of Osh is Osh itself, a city that is 3000 years old. In addition, we will climb the Suleiman mountain, where you can see the surroundings. For lunch we try the famous Osh pilaf from the no less famous Uzgen rice. Tomorrow is a long and difficult day, so we'll go to bed early.

Highlight of the day: local life experience in Osh

Day 5. Osh - Naryn, 465 km (50% off-road)

The first 100km to Jalal Abad we will go along the edge of the Fergana valley. Further from the river Kugart winding climb, first through the foothills with views as the screensaver of your PC. Foothills gently rolling into the special stage and overcoming Coldomo pass (3000m). There the road is a tunnel with a wall height of 6-8 meters, just cut through the snow. Snowfall, blockages and other things are possible, to which we are already accustomed in the mountains. Lunch in the village of Kazarman. After the Barracks we will be able to climb Toguz Toro again (2800m) From the village of Ak Tal we will be able to move on asphalt. Naryn region is the largest region in the country, and its population is only 5% of the total. The territory of the region is the highest part of Kyrgyzstan.

Highlight of the day: snow tunnels of Coldomo pass

Day 6. Naryn - Tamga, 220 km

Today we go on a new asphalt serpentine. We spend the night today on the shore of lake Issyk-Kul.

Highlight of the day: South bank of Issyk-Kul lake

Day 7. Tamga - Cholpon-Ata, 305 km

Today we will visit Jety Oguz gorge. Through the village of Jety Oguz along the gorge we will ride 15km to the rocks. The length of the gorge is 37 km. It got such an unusual name from the monumental ridge of red rocks "Seven Bulls". Another notable rock is the "Broken Heart". After lunch we will bathe in the hot springs of Ceramistu.

Highlight of the day: 7 rocks of Jety Oguz gorge

Day 8. Cholpon Ata - Bishkek, 260 km

Today we return to Bishkek after visiting the Museum dedicated to the main religions of the world, Rukh Ordo. In the evening we will have a farewell dinner in one of the best local restaurants.

Highlight of the day: Burana tower

Day 9. Bishkek, departure

We say goodbye to new friends. Time to go home.

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RMT Tian Shan Kyrgyzstan motorcycle tour Russian Moto Travel

RMT Tian Shan Kyrgyzstan motorcycle tour Rusmototravel

 

RMT Tian Shan Kyrgyzstan motorcycle tour Rusmototravel

RMT Tian Shan Kyrgyzstan motorcycle tour Russian Moto Travel

RMT Tian Shan Kyrgyzstan motorcycle tour Russian Moto Travel

RMT Tian Shan Kyrgyzstan motorcycle tour Russian Moto Travel

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RMT Tian Shan Kyrgyzstan motorcycle tour Russian Moto Travel

RMT Tian Shan Kyrgyzstan motorcycle tour Russian Moto Travel

RMT Tian Shan Kyrgyzstan motorcycle tour Russian Moto Travel

RMT Tian Shan Kyrgyzstan motorcycle tour Russian Moto Travel

RMT Tian Shan Kyrgyzstan motorcycle tour Russian Moto Travel

RMT Tian Shan Kyrgyzstan motorcycle tour Russian Moto Travel

RMT Tian Shan Kyrgyzstan motorcycle tour Russian Moto Travel

RMT Tian Shan Kyrgyzstan motorcycle tour Russian Moto Travel

RMT Tian Shan Kyrgyzstan motorcycle tour Russian Moto Travel

RMT Tian Shan Kyrgyzstan motorcycle tour Russian Moto Travel

RMT Tian Shan Kyrgyzstan motorcycle tour Russian Moto Travel

RMT Tian Shan Kyrgyzstan motorcycle tour Russian Moto Travel

RMT Tian Shan Kyrgyzstan motorcycle tour Russian Moto Travel

RMT Tian Shan Kyrgyzstan motorcycle tour Russian Moto Travel

RMT Tian Shan Kyrgyzstan motorcycle tour Russian Moto Travel

RMT Tian Shan Kyrgyzstan motorcycle tour Russian Moto Travel

 

RMT Tian Shan Kyrgyzstan motorcycle tour Russian Moto Travel

 

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