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Bulgan Mountain Bike Trail 2015

2nd - 10th August 2015 only GBP £1295 (We accept other major currencies)

In 2015 we will be running this exciting cycle route in the provinces of Bulgan and Selenge, south of the border with Siberia. We travel by train from Ulaanbaatar to the start of the trail at the copper mining city of Erdenet. The mountains, forests, rivers and valleys we ride through are remote, inhabited only by nomadic families with their herds of animals. Towards the end of the trail, when we still feel as though we are in the middle of nowhere, we suddenly come upon the fantastic Amarbayasgalant monastery. It was built in the early 18th century during the period of Manchu domination, and is one of the largest and best Buddhist monasteries in the country.


Train to Erdenet

The overnight train from Ulaanbaatar to Erdenet is quite comfortable with sleeping compartments and plenty of space for luggage. This is a relaxing way to cover the distance to the start point of the ride and the tour crew will be waiting to meet you at Erdenet railway station.

Bulgan Province

The mountains and valleys of Bulgan province in northern Mongolia are fertile, partly forested, and home to many nomadic families with their herds of horses, sheep and goats. Cycling through this beautiful scenery is a wonderful way to escape from a busy Western lifestyle.

Selenge River

The Selenge river is the largest river in Mongolia; 992 km long, it flows northwards into Lake Baikal in Siberia. The Selenge river basin is an important region for arable agriculture and as we ride through the valleys you will notice that the semi-nomadic people have worked hard to grow crops.

Amarbayasgalant

Amarbayasgalant Monastery is located in the valley of the Even River, in Selenge Aimag, Built in the 1730s in honor of Zanabazar, the first Bogd Gegen (1635-1723), it was largely destroyed by the communists in 1937, but it has been restored beautifully.

During 5 days cycling we cover a distance of approximately 300km, mainly on rough jeep tracks (but classed as 98% off-road). There are river crossings, mountain passes and long grassy valleys, with a few technical sections. The trail is suitable for riders of some experience and is graded moderate. However, there is full vehicle support, so riders with less experience can always get a lift if necessary.

Map of Bulgan Mountain Bike Tour in Northern Mongolia

Start from Erdenet City, cycle through the mountains and valleys of Bulgan and Selenge provinces, finishing at Amarbayasgalant monastery.

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Day By Day Itinerary

02aug 2015

Day 1

BULGAN MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAIL (MOUNTAIN BIKING)

Arrive in Ulaanbaatar and go to hotel. Afternoon free time to see the city or just relax. Overnight in hotel.


03aug 2015

Day 2

BULGAN MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAIL (MOUNTAIN BIKING)

Free day in Ulaanbaatar for sightseeing. Evening board the overnight 'train' to Erdenet, with sleeping 'compartments'. Overnight on train.


04aug 2015

Day 3

BULGAN MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAIL (MOUNTAIN BIKING)

Arrive 'Erdenet' and meet the tour crew. Assemble bikes and start 'riding', first through the modest city centre, then into the open hills beyond. Overnight camping.


05aug 2015

Day 4

BULGAN MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAIL (MOUNTAIN BIKING)

Ride beside the winding river, lined with willow trees and poplar. The valley opens out into cultivated fields near the 'Selenge' river. Overnight camping.


06aug 2015

Day 5

BULGAN MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAIL (MOUNTAIN BIKING)

Ride through "Inget Tolgoi" village and up into virgin silver birch forest, home of wolves and wild boar. Cross two 'mountain passes' then descend to the Selenge river to camp.


07aug 2015

Day 6

BULGAN MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAIL (MOUNTAIN BIKING)

Ride through 'Khyalgant' village, then head east into the hills. Cross another wooded pass on a rough rocky track, then descend to a fertile valley to camp.


08aug 2015

Day 7

BULGAN MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAIL (MOUNTAIN BIKING)

Follow the track over the mountains, passing through valleys inhabited by many nomadic families. Overnight camping near 'Amarbayasgalant' monastery.


09aug 2015

Day 8

BULGAN MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAIL (MOUNTAIN BIKING)

Morning visit the fascinating 'Buddhist monastery ' located in this remote valley. Afternoon return to Ulaanbaatar by jeep. Overnight hotel.


10aug 2015

Day 9

BULGAN MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAIL (MOUNTAIN BIKING)

Depart.


PRICE:Land Only

GBP £1295

NOTE: We accept other major currencies. Mountain bike hire available per day: £15

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Tour Information:

Bulgan MTB Trail description and details

TOUR INFORMATION ABOUT THIS MOUNATIN BIKE TOUR:

  •    This tour is classed as 98% off-road and is a fully supported tour
  •    Accommodation on tour is wild camping in tents
  •    Non riders are welcome to join the tour and can travel in one of the support vehicles
  •    Available to hire: Specialized Rockhopper
  •    Available to hire: Schwinn Mesa
  •    This tour is guaranteed to run for a minimum of 4 people
  •    We accept other major currencies

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Bulgan MTB Trail price includes

THE FOLLOWING ARE INCLUDED IN THE PRICE OF THIS TOUR:

  •    All Meals (except UB)
  •    2 nights Hotel
  •    Hire Of Tents
  •    Train Ticket
  •    Support Vehicle
  •    All Transportation
  •    Bottled Mineral Water

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Bulgan MTB Trail price does not include

THE FOLLOWING ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE OF THE TOUR:

  •    International Flight
  •    Visa Cost
  •    Airport Transfers
  •    Mountain Bike Hire Cost
  •    Lunch and dinner when in Ulaanbaatar

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Highlights of the Bulgan MTB tour

THESE ARE SOME OF THE THING YOU WILL SEE AND EXPERIENCE ON THIS TOUR:

  •    Erdenet City
  •    Selenge River
  •    Flora and Fauna of Bulgan Province
  •    Agriculture of Mongolia's Northern People
  •    Overnight Train Journey in Mongolia
  •    Nomadic Life Style
  •    Amarbayasgalant monastery

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Mountain Biking Tour Video

BikeMongolia started in 1998 doing mountain bike tours, so we've been doing this kind of trip the longest. We've arranged some fantastic trips in remote and beautiful parts of Mongolia and have organised some large group cycling challenge events to raise money for charity. Cycling is the best way to view Mongolia and Mongolian people are really delighted that tourists would come and enjoy their country under their own steam.

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About Bike Mongolia

Bike Mongolia is a family run business which has been operating since 1998. We started with mountain biking tours because the founder of the company was the Olympic trainer for the Mongolian National Cycling Teamand several members of the team are former racing cyclists. In 2005 we expanded to include off-road motorcycling tours in Mongolia. We have offices in the UK and Germany staffed by locals & Mongolians who have done most of the trips themselves so they know everything about the tour logistics, routes, landscape, accommodation, etc..  We are a completely independent travel tour operator in Mongolia, not an agent or representative of any other company. In addition we have the best & most enthusiastic team who work efficiently together to create the best experience.