- duration 15 days
- tour type Group
- age requirement 16+ yrs
- guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
- Variety of landscapes as we cycle through open steppe and larch and pine forests
- A visit to Erden Zuu Monastery and Genghis Khan's ancient capital
- Wild camping and overnight at hot springs
- Naadam festival special departure
Mongolia remains a mysterious presence in the heart of Central Asia , a traditional country where visitors are still an unusual sight. Nomads wander the grasslands, setting up their white gers (tents) where the pasture is lush for their horses. On our bikes, we follow good trails across wide, open steppe, into expansive mountain scenery and through larch and pine forests. Camping wild under the wide skies adds an adventurous edge to what is certainly one of our most intrepid cycle tours. taxonomy/term/156
Day 1: Start Ulaan Baatar.
Day 2: Morning sightseeing followed by a traditional Mongolian show; overnight train
Day 3: Ride to Tal Tolgoi Well via the small township of Bugat; camp.
Day 4: Cross Tuluugiin Pass; camp.
Day 5: Arhangai steppe ride through undulating country to open green valley below
Mt. Khairkhan (1862m); camp.
Day 6: Short climb to cross Kholboogin Pass (1649m) before descending to Khairkhan
Day 7: Cycle up Khunjiin River Valley to camp beneath Mt. Chingeltei.
Day 8: Short climb past the headwaters of the Khunjiin; descend into Tamir River
Valley; camp near Great Rock of Ikh Tamir.
Day 9: Half-day ride to Tsetserleg; capital of Arhangai, afternoon free.
Day 10: Morning ride in foothills of the Khangai Mountains.
Day 11: Cycle across undulating steppe to Mt. Ondor Khairkhan (2312m).
Day 12: Ride the Khangai Mountain Range on good jeep tracks; descend to Orkhon River
Day 13: Ride to Karakorum and Erdene Zuu Monastery; overnight in traditional ger
Day 14: Drive to Ulaan Baatar, visit sand dunes at Mongol Els; free afternoon.
Day 15: End Ulaan Baatar.
- 9 nights wild camping, 2 nights hotels, 2 nights traditional Mongolian gers, 1 night sleeper train , All accommodation
- All breakfasts, 12 lunches and 13 dinners included
- 11 days cycling (including 2 half-days) with 100% vehicle support
- All transport and listed activities
- (if booking incl. flights)
- Arrival & departure transfers (for group flights only)
- Group normally 4 to 14, plus leader, Mid age 16yrs
- Tour leader throughout
- Local bike hire
- Any international flights to/from Ulaanbaatar are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
- Travel insurance is not included in this Cycling in Mongolia tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Cycling in Mongolia tour. You can cancel the tour up to 62 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 61 days of departure.Payment
A deposit of 420 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 61 days before departure. For any departures within 06 October 2020 full payment is required.Travel Insurance
Cycling in Mongolia 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.Visa
For this Cycling in Mongolia 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.