Kazakhstan & Kyrgyzstan by Bike

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  • No booking fees
  • COVID-19protected
  • Mountain biking
  • Bicycle tour
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  • duration 13 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 18+ years old
  • max group size 16
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Almaty, Kazakhstan
  • Ends Almaty, Kazakhstan
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Freewheel 1300m descents after being dropped by a helicopter
  • Journey across the vast steppe grasslands of Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan
  • Meet the nomadic Kazakhs
  • Ride through spectacular high mountain landscapes
Starting and ending in Almaty, the tour Kazakhstan & Kyrgyzstan By Bike is a guided bicycle trip that takes 13 days. You will be traveling through Kegen, Almaty and Karkara in Kazakhstan and Kenya. Kazakhstan & Kyrgyzstan By Bike is a small group tour which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others. Please see the package includes section for further details.

A true adventure for those that want a unique biking experience with helicopter drops in spectacular high mountain scenery. Cycling with horses across the grasslands of Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, 1300m descents after being dropped off by a helicopter, rocky roads running alongside roaring rivers; this is mountain biking at its best! From Almaty we take you into the heart of the Tian Shan mountains. Snow capped mountains provide a stunning backdrop for our mountain biking adventure through valleys with lush pastures, and up to passes and plateaus that are teeming with grasslands and wildflowers. The only traffic will be the occasional horseman and we'll meet nomadic Kazakhs that have moved their flocks of sheep to high pastures. From the cosmopolitan city of Almaty, we walk around this leafy city before heading to the mountains and rivers. We start biking again from the Turgen River Gorge, and the landscape quickly changes from pine trees to open rolling grasslands. Everyday we'll ascend up dirt roads to the top of passes, have adrenalin-inducing downhills and camp next to rushing rivers as we weave our way to the Karkara Valley. The highlight of our tour is two days heli-biking. We are flown to the lofty height of 3500m for an exhilarating descent on single track and jeep dirt roads back to our camp. The adventure continues as we climb to the top of the Mingtur Pass (3900m) and the Chon Ashy Pass (3820m) and descend into Kyrgyzstan.
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“The Annapurna Circuit is a challenge, but making it to the top of Thorong La pass was well worth the effort. Having a great team leader & support staff makes it a lot easier. Would recommend this trip & company.”
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  • Anonymous
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“Our tour leader was exceptionally knowledgeable and brilliant.”
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5 - Excellent
  • Anonymous
  • On Apr 10 2019
“Just returned from a once in a lifetime trip Annapurna/Chitwan with World Expeditions and it was fantastic! The 6 day trek was not easy for me as a 55 year old but I made it ok (my hubby of the same age thought it was pretty easy). The views were incredible at every turn. Our guide Bijay was wonderful as were all the support staff. Food was delicious and plentiful, accommodation great. If you have been thinking about it - just do it!”
  • Day 1 : Join in Almaty, Kazakhstan
  • Day 2 : Turgen and Assy Rivers
  • Day 3 : Ashyk Dala Plateau to Sary Baluk River
  • Day 4 : Kungey Alatau Mountains to Chilik River
  • Day 5 : Kegen River Ride
  • Day 6 : Karkara Base Camp
  • Day 7 : Heli-Biking Karkara
  • Day 8 : Turuk River Ride
  • Day 9 : Aktog Pass
  • Day 10 : Chon Ashu Pass
  • Day 11 : Karakol Town
  • Day 12 : Return to Almaty
  • Day 13 : In Almaty, trip concludes
  • 2 nights comfortable hotel accommodation on a twin share basis in Almaty
  • 12 breakfasts, 11 lunches and 12 dinners
  • Airport transfers (day 1 and 13 only)
  • Private vehicles
  • Support vehicle (except on heli-biking days)
  • Expert bilingual guide
  • 10 nights fully supported camping in tents on a twinshare basis
  • Heli-biking (weather dependent)
  • Basic spares and tools
  • Option to rent bikes if not bringing your own (limited availability)
  • Snacks and water while cycling
  • Assistance in arranging visas
  • Sightseeing and entry fees as listed in itinerary
  • Medical kit
  • International airfares
  • Visas
  • Travel Insurance (compulsory)
  • Meals and beverages not indicated in the program
  • Aerated and alcoholic drinks
  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry, phone calls, alcohol etc.
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Cycling helmets (please bring your own)
  • Sleeping bags
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Kazakhstan & Kyrgyzstan by Bike tour. You can cancel the tour up to 70 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 69 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 19 June 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 19 June 2021, a deposit of 343 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 69 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Kazakhstan & Kyrgyzstan by Bike tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Kazakhstan & Kyrgyzstan by Bike tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • Smaller group sizes have been implemented on this tour to protect against COVID-19 and to ensure that the tour complies with local authorities’ guidelines.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented on this trip. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will furthermore be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • A multitude of COVID-19 distancing measures have been implemented on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
  • This tour has obtained a COVID-19 CLEAN accreditation from Quality Tourism Australia.
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