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
Key tour highlights: Tien Shan, Mountain views, Kyrgyzstan, mountain passes, Asian cuisine
Services not included:
Bishkek – Karakol – Osh – Narin – Tamga – Cholpon – Ata – Bishkek
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.