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Mongolia - Route of the Nomads - Cycling Holiday

Holiday Highlights

  • The Winter Palace of Bogd Khan in Ulaan Baatar
  • Spending the night in a traditional Ger camp
  • The descent to Orkhon Falls and river swimming
  • Marvelling at ErdeNne Zhu monastery
  • Cycling through one of the world’s true wildernesses
  • Nomadic horsemen and smiling children along the way

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Day Description Distance Ascent Meals
1 Departure - Europe to Mongolia      
2 Arrive Ulaan Baatar - Mongolia   Elevation 1300 Metres D  
3 Ulaan Baatar Highlights and traditional music   Elevation 1300 Metres B L  
4 Arvaikheer via Elsen Tasarkhai Sand Dunes   Elevation - 1980 Metres B L D  
5 Bayanhongor to Sharguljuut 15 Miles / 25 Kms Max. Elev. 2205m B L D  
6 Biking to Erdensogt 30 Miles/48 Kms Approx. Max. Elev. 2557m B L D  
7 Shar Hutul Pass to the Tuin River Valley 29 Miles / 47 Kms Approx. Max. Elev. 2540m B L D  
8 Khul Sayangiin Pass - Tamir River Valley 33 Miles / 53 Kms Approx. Max. Elev. 2714m B L D  
9 Cycle to Bulgan - Family Visit 28 Miles / 46 Kms Approx. Max. Elev. 1950m B L D  
10 Cycle to Tsetserleg & Tsenkher Hot Springs 32 Miles / 52 Kms Approx. Max. Elev. 2051m B L D  
11 Cycle to Tsaagan Sum 33 Miles / 53 Kms Max. Elev. 2051m B L D  
12 Cycle to Orkhon River 19 Miles / 30 Kms Approx. Max. Elev. 1951m B L D  
13 Cycle the Orkhon Valley 29 Miles / 47 Kms Approx. Max. Elev. 1701m B L D  
14 Cycle to Kharkhorin - Vist Erdenne Zhu Monastery 19 Miles / 30 Kms Approx. Max. Elev. 1705m B L D  
15 Drive to Ulaan Baatar - Final Dinner   Elevation 1300 Metres B L  
16 Departure Mongolia     B  

Key: B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner

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Holiday Information

A superb biking holiday suited to those with an adventurous spirit. One of the true travelling frontiers, Mongolia offers an incredible experience for the cyclist as we cycle into the heart of Mongolia and meet its nomadic people.
This biking tour starts at the Southern edge of the Khangai Mountains after a visit to the dramtic sand dunes of Elsen Tasarkhai before taking in the stunning Sharguljuut River valley.
From here the highlights unfold day-after-day and include the Shar Hutul Pass, the scenic Tamir River Valley and the superb views from the Khul Sayangiin Pass. Close to Bulgan we visit a nomadic family at their Ger to learn more about their way of life and at Tsenkher soothe our muscles at their hot springs. Our cycling journey ends in the impressive Orkhon Valley where Chinggis Khan based his Mongol capital before we head back to Ulaan Bataar via the impressive Erdenne Zhu monastery.
This is a fully-supported ride camping under the stars when not in Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia’s capital. All cooking is catered for by our local team and served in the great outdoors. We cycle through a diversity of landscapes, including lush green grasslands and pine forests via a series of rock strewn dirt roads, rocky river crossings, compacted earth and it includes some steep climbs.
Along the way we will see a diverse array of wildlife: many birds of prey, cattle, yaks, gophers, and the pride of many Mongolians, the horse. The sheer adventure aspect of this biking tour makes this a trip that is sure to delight the Skedaddler who is in search of somewhere very unique.
The trip involves some steeper cheekier climbs which can be walked or done in the support vehicle should you choose and some rocky downhills. There are also a couple of days featuring some extended loose rocky sections along river beds but overall it is about 70-80% on hard-pack jeep trails with some river crossings so be prepared for wet feet on certain days.

 


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Holiday Summary

Duration:
16 days
Prices From:
£2,295
Estimated flight price
£1,000
Estimated visa cost:
£40

Optional

Bike Hire
£200.00
Single Room:
£350.00
Single Room:
£350.00
Insurance - WW ex N America 17 Day:
£100.00
Insurance - WW ex N America 17 Day:
£100.00

Holiday Details

Place to place

3 nights hotels

10 nights camping

1 night Ger camp

13 Breakfasts, 12 Lunches, 11 Evening Meals

10 days biking

2 days in Ulaan Bataar

2 transfer days

Guided and vehicle support

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