Adventure Bike Tour of Uzbekistan 22 days

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Route: Tashkent – Djizak – Yangikishlak – Bulok – Langar – Navoi – Rabat – Nurata – Aydarkul – Gijduvan – Bukhara – Ashurkora – Nurabad- Samarkand – Tuyabugiz – Kumushkan – Aksakata – Chimgan – Yusupkhona – Charvak – Tavaksai – Gazalkent – Tashkent

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Route length: 1900 km, of which about 1150 km of bicycle route

Transport: minibus and bicycle.

Best time for the tour: from April 1 to June 15 and from September 15 to November 1.

About the tour:

This route has been developed and fine-tuned by us, and even small details were thought of. Everything was taken into account – we didn’t want the route to intersect with roads and with a lot of transport. During this cycling tour you will ride past beautiful places. This exciting cycling tour can be safely called a real adventure, leaving enough time to get acquainted with the culture, history and people. Our route runs through the central and western parts of Uzbekistan, along the Kyzylkum desert, and the Chimgan, Aktau and Nuratau mountain ranges. On the way you will find villages hidden in the mountains and steppes, amazing hills, mountain streams, lakes and waterfalls. On the way you can meet surprisingly hospitable locals and shepherds, grazing sheep and horses on summer pastures. You will discover the flora and fauna of deserts and foothills. You will see ancient cities – Samarkand, Bukhara, get acquainted with their architectural monuments, known throughout the world, with the peculiar life and traditions of the local people.

Technical sheet / Additional information

Level 2

50-70 km of cycling per day. No particular technical difficulties except the altitude difference if you are in VTC. Most of the time you will ride a bike on the roads, bike paths, shared lanes and some secondary roads.

Luggage

Your luggage will be transported by bus. You will receive your luggage at the hotel. You can take a small bag or backpack during the bike tour.

ORGANIZATION

A travel program will be sent to you with detailed maps, with information on milestones and accommodations, as well as vouchers.

The itineraries offered on our website are suggestions that can be modified or extended. For those, who do not hesitate to contact us: We will adapt to your desires and offer you a program to your measure!

Respect of the itinerary and the content of the program

The programs offered on the website are feasible. The itineraries and activities are likely to be modified, whether before your departure or during your trip, because of imperatives beyond our control: aerial rotations, air delays, schedules and train delays, state of the roads, days of market, museum closing days, weather conditions, geopolitical incidents … etc. Our priority is to ensure your safety. However, we will do our utmost to ensure that your program is respected to the fullest!

REASONS FOR STAYS – THE GOOD REASONS TO GET THERE

All public. Millennial heritage and culture, typical villages, the Silk Road, desert caravans, adventure. Hospitality. Mountains, steppes, UNESCO World Heritage label, exceptional landscapes, architecture and Silk Road. Ancient civilizations, archeology, religious art. Hiking, crafts, camel ride.

Budget on site

The exchange in Sum (local currency) is done on the spot. It is advisable to bring US dollars and euros in small bills, new notes (in good condition, without tearing and without writing). Credit cards are very useless. It is advisable to change your dollars in banks or exchange offices.

Transport

By bus. Carrying luggage and bicycles by vehicle.

Food

Meals cooked in guest house or in a local restaurants. The cuisine of Central Asia is generally healthy, quite varied and you will often have the opportunity to enjoy healthy traditional meals. Be aware that mutton is an important part of the local gastronomy and is often prepared in the form of small skewers (shashliks), kebabs and ravioli. We find some flavors of the Middle East and even the Mediterranean and the influences are Chinese, Russian, Persian, Oriental, etc.

Water

Mineral water for bike days included (3 L per person per day) is provided. For other days, you will easily find bottled mineral water in the shops and restaurants in the cities.

To conduct these bike tours, our company has purchased and can provide convenient, modern, highway – hybrid bikes of the GIANT brand, which allows participants to easily move on the mountain slopes and steppes. In addition, we will provide comfortable transport for technical support escort. It is important to note that preparatory work was carried out on these tours, everything was fine-tuned to small details and routes were chosen that run through the most picturesque places rich in historical and natural monuments.

CYCLING RULES

Everyone who has solid cycling skills can participate in the bike tour.

Each participant in the cycle tour must be familiar with the rules of the road and comply with their requirements.

To move in one row as close as possible to the right edge of the roadway;

Observe the interval between cycling riders of at least 2-3 meters (at descents – 10-20 meters);

Not to move forward of the guide and not to leave without the warning of the leader;

Bike tours are not advised for people with circulatory insufficiency, a person can’t go to a bike tour if he drank too much alcohol the day before.

When going on tour, carefully check the condition of your bike, paying attention primarily to the attachment of wheels, steering and brakes. A bicycle of any type must have both brakes. The bicycle shall be equipped with a pump with a hose, a set of tools and a spare chamber. Your bike should have a trunk and several rubber bands from the shoulder expander to secure your backpack or bag. In the dark, reflectors, a rear red and a front white lamp are mandatory.

In all hikes, a “common table” is arranged at the halt, tea is prepared at the stake, and sometimes another hot dish. Campers take with them the necessary stock of products at their discretion. Tourists are advised to have a flask with water (tea, juice, etc.), as well as a mug, spoon, bowl, knife. All group equipment necessary for cooking is taken by the leaders of the campaigns.

Your clothes should be comfortable, and in cool and windy weather should be windproof. It is advisable to ride in a bicycle helmet. Cyclists in cold weather need to have a ski hat, spare wool socks and gloves. In case of rain, you should have a waterproof jacket or coat.

For the bike

  • Short or long shorts depending on the season
  • Cycling gloves
  • Helmet
  • Sunglasses (against sun, air, midges)
  • Windbreaker
  • T-shirts or cycling jerseys

Against the sun and the rain

  • Cream and sunglasses
  • Hat, cap (helmet)
  • A rain cape

Please note that in many tours, bike rent does not include helmet and other extra gear

Please contact us if you have any questions or would like to book the tour:

info@marakandatravel.com

marakanda.travel@gmail.com

Telegram: +99897 7401174

HAVE A WONDERFUL TRIP!

TOUR PROGRAM

Transfer from the airport by car or minibus. Breakfast according to arrival time. Lunch: in a restaurant on the way or in Djizak. Overnight in Djizak

Transfer by car or minibus to the village of Yangikishlak (60 km) to the pass, in the vicinity of the district center of Forish. Riding bicycles to Bulok village (950 m – 80 km). Lunch picnic. Camp set up. Dinner. Night in the tents.

Road: worn-down road, asphalt, earth-road.

Bike ride (110 km): climb the Langar Pass (1850m) on the worn-down road. Lunch picnic. Camp set up. Dinner. Night in the tents.

Road: worn-down road, asphalt, earth-road.

Bike ride (105 km) on the asphalt road through villages. Lunch in the chaihana (tea house). Dinner and night at a hotel in Navoi.

Road: worn-down road, asphalt.

Bike ride (80 km) on an asphalt road. Lunch picnic. Camp in Sarmish (790 m). Excursion to rock drawings (more than 3,000 cave drawings, which are 4-6 thousand years old). Dinner. Night in the tents.

Road: off-road, asphalt.

Bike ride (60 km) to Nurata: Tour of the historical city center. Lunch in Nurata – tandir kabob – lamb, prepared in a traditional oven – tandir. Moving by car to a yurt camp (70 km). Night in yurts.

Road: off-road, asphalt.

Bike ride (100 km) to the shepherd’s house. Lunch picnic. Camp set up. Night in tents.

Road: worn-down road, asphalt.

Bike ride (70 km) to Gijduvan. Lunch picnic. Visit to the famous house of ceramists in Gijduvan (50 km from Bukhara). Transfer by car to Bukhara. Dinner and night at a hotel in Bukhara.

Road: worn-down road, asphalt.

City tour of Bukhara.

Excursion in Bukhara. After lunch free time.

Bike ride (110 km) on an asphalt road and earth-road in villages and steppes. Lunch picnic. Camp set up in Ashurkora. Dinner. Night in the tents.

Road: worn-down road, asphalt, earth-road.

Bike ride (105 km) on an asphalt road and off-road along villages and steppes. Lunch picnic. The set up of the camp in the vicinity of the town of Nurabad. Dinner. Night in the tents.

Road: worn-down road, asphalt.

Bike ride (85 km) on an asphalt road and off-road in villages. Lunch in the chaihana. Dinner and night at a hotel in Samarkand.

Road: worn-down road, asphalt.

City tour of Samarkand.

Transfer by car to the Tuyabugiz reservoir (360 km). Lunch on the way. Dinner. Night at the camp.

Bike ride (90 km) on an asphalt road and off-road to settlements with scenic places. Lunch picnic. Dinner. Night in tents.

Road: worn-down road, asphalt.

 

The bike ride (90 km) runs along the valley to the foothills of the Chatkal ridge of the Western Tien Shan through the villages of Parkent and the gorge of the Aksakata River. Lunch picnic. Dinner. Night in the tents.

Road: worn-down road, asphalt.

Bike ride (70 km) along the mountain highway to the village of Yusuphana. Lunch picnic. Dinner. Night in the tents.

Road: asphalt.

Bike ride (70 km) around the Charvak reservoir. The route ends at Three Barrels cafe. The trip runs along a country road to a low mountain range. At its top point you will be able to enjoy a great panorama of the Ugama, Pskem, Koksu and Chatkala rivers, permeating the Western Tien Shan ridges and the Charvak reservoir with their stormy waters. Lunch picnic. Accommodation in tents on the banks of Charvak reservoir. Dinner. Night in the tents.

Road: asphalt.

Bike ride (45 km) to the village of Tavaksai. Lunch in a restaurant – chaihana – fresh river fish, where trout and sazans are bred especially for gourmets. Transfer by car to Tashkent (50 km). Dinner and night at the hotel.

Road: asphalt.

All day tour of the city. In the evening – gala dinner at the restaurant.

Transfer to Tashkent airport for international flight to your next destination.

Price includes:

  • Accommodation in Tashkent, Samarkand,Bukhara and Navoi in twin rooms at 2 -3 * hotels.
  • Accommodation in guest houses and tent camps (breakfast included) during the bike route.
  • Meals: full board during active part of the programme.
  • Transportation for the whole period of the tour on comfortable air-conditioned minivan equipped for the bike tours.
  • Equipment rental (tents, kitchen, gas, tables, dishes, etc.).
  • Preparation of meals by cook.
  • Mineral water (2 liters per person).
  • Accompanying – cycling specialist from the company.
  • Rental of GIANT bicycle, dimensions: S, M, L, XL.
  • Spare parts for bicycles (pedals, cameras…).
  • Tents, sleeping bags for camping.
  • First aid kit.
  • Professional English-speaking local guide (specify language of your choice).
  • Lunch at a national house in Samarkand on Day 14.

Price does not include:

  • Entrance tickets to the museums and sights.
  • Meals in the cities.
  • Insurance.
  • Personal expenses and tips.

Notice:

  • Number of participants – from 2 to 15 people.
  • For a group of more than 14 people 1 person (tour leader) will be offered free accommodation in a twin room, food, transport and entrance tickets.
  • The program may be changed according to your preferences.
  • The cost of the tour will vary depending on the number of guests and the selected transport (car, minibus, bus).
  • The cost of the tour can be paid by bank transfer, credit card or other means agreed upon in advance when ordering the tour.

Cancellation fees:

  • Cancellation prior 30 days – no charges apply
  • Cancellation prior 15 days – 50% charge of the tour price
  • Cancellation prior 7 days – 100% charge of the tour price

 

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