Flights to Mongolia from around the world

Airlines flying to Ulaanbaatar are MIAT, Aeroflot, Air China, Korean Air and Turkish Airlines.

China

Extension Tour in China

If you want extend your trip to Mongolia with a visit to China, we can arrange that for you. We work closely with our agent in Beijing who are one of the largest State tourism providers in China and always provide efficient and reasonably priced services. We can arrange airport and railway station transfers, hotels, sightseeing tours, domestic flights and train tickets. You can make the connecting journey between Ulaanbaatar and Beijing by train or plane - many people take the train in one direction and fly the other.

Beijing City Tour

Iconic sights in Beijing include Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven and the Summer Palace.

Great Wall

Places close to Beijing where you can walk on the Great Wall of China include Badaling and Mutyianyu which are in the mountains not far from the city.

Terracotta Warriors

Take a 1 hour flight or a 12 hour train journey to Xian, 1000 kilometers south west of Beijing, to see the terracotta warriors .

Tiananmen Square

Tiananmen Square is a large city square in the center of Beijing, China, named after the Tiananmen gate located to its North, separating it from the Forbidden City. Tiananmen Square is the fourth largest city square in the world. The Tiananmen Gate to the Forbidden City was built in 1415 during the Ming Dynasty. Towards the demise of the Ming Dynasty, heavy fighting between Li Zicheng and the early Qing emperors damaged (or perhaps destroyed) the gate. The Tiananmen square was designed and built in 1651, and has since enlarged four times its original size in the 1950s.


Beijing City Tour

The city tour can be done on a group coach tour basis or as a small private group with your own guide and driver. Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City are in the centre of Beijing and a one-day sightseeing tour can be combined with a visit to the Temple of Heaven in the south of the city, or the Summer Palace to the north.


Beijing was capital of the Mongol Empire

In 1279 Kublai Khan moved his capital from Kharkhorin in Central Mongolia, to Beijing and it became the centre of the largest empire the world has ever known. It remained the capital of China throughout the dynasties of the Yuan (Mongol), Ming (Han Chinese) , Qing (Manchu) and up to present day People's Republic of China.

Great Wall of China

The Great Wall of China is a series of fortifications made of stone, brick, tamped earth, wood, and other materials, generally built along an east-to-west line across the historical northern borders of China in part to protect the Chinese Empire or its prototypical states against intrusions by various nomadic groups or military incursions by various warlike peoples or forces. Other purposes of the Great Wall have included border controls, allowing the imposition of duties on goods transported along the Silk Road, regulation or encouragement of trade and the control of immigration and emigration. Furthermore, the defensive characteristics of the Great Wall were enhanced by the construction of watch towers, troop barracks, garrison stations, signaling capabilities through the means of smoke or fire, and the fact that the path of the Great Wall also served as a transportation corridor.

Great Wall Of China Tour

  • When was the Great Wall built ?

    Several walls were being built as early as the 7th century BC. These were later joined together and made bigger and stronger and are now collectively referred to as the Great Wall. Especially famous is the wall built between 220–206 BC by the first Emperor of China. The majority of the existing wall is from the Ming Dynasty. (1368 - 1644).

  • How long is the Great Wall ?

    This question is difficult to answer as many dynasties have participated in building the Wall, and many sections are located in remote mountains, grassland or deserts. After a long investigation it was announced that the length of the wall of Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) is 8,851 kilometers (5,500 miles).

  • Which is the best bit of the Wall to visit ?

    The Mutianyu section of the Great Wall winds along craggy mountain tops and looks most spectacular. One can get up to the wall either by climbing up through the forest on paths and steps, or using a cable car. You can come down on the sled run, which is of course great fun.



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Terracotta Army

The Terracotta Army or the "Terracotta Warriors and Horses" is a collection of terracotta sculptures depicting the armies of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China. It is a form of funerary art buried with the emperor in 210–209 BCE and whose purpose was to protect the emperor in his afterlife. Estimates from 2007 were that the three pits containing the Terracotta Army held more than 8,000 soldiers, 130 chariots with 520 horses and 150 cavalry horses, the majority of which remained buried in the pits nearby Qin Shi Huang's mausoleum. Other terracotta non-military figures were found in other pits, including officials, acrobats, strongmen and musicians.


Terracotta Warriors Tour

In 1974 a village worker digging a well near to the city of Xian came upon a life-size terracotta soldier. He informed the local authorities who sent a team of archeologists to investigate. They soon found that this was not just one figure, but a whole army of terracotta warriors; one of the greatest archeological discoveries in the world. The purpose of the army was to protect the First Emperor of China, whose tomb remains unexcavated nearby. The city of Xian is situated approximately 1000 kilometers south west of Beijing and there are several flights each day between the two cities, so it is not difficult to arrange a special visit to see the quite incredible museum of the terracotta warriors.



Why not come on the Trans Siberian Railway ?

Instead of flying to Mongolia, you can arrive in Ulaanbaatar by train from Moscow or from Beijing.

Russia

Extend Your Tour To Russia

If you want extend your Mongolian vacation by adding a tour to Russia, we can help. We work with our experienced partners in Moscow and Irkutsk who will arrange transport for you, sightseeing tours and hotel reservations. Most people like to see Moscow and Lake Baikal (not far from Irkutsk), but there are several other important cities along the route of the Trans Siberian railway.

Moscow Tour

See the most beautiful historic sites such as Red Square, St. Basil’s Cathedral, The Lenin Mausoleum, the Kremlin and the University as well as the serene Moskva River and sights from Sparrow Hills.

Lake Baikal Tour

There is probably no more beautiful place in all Russia than Lake Baikal, the "Pearl of Siberia" - crystal clear, set round with mountains and lined with little settlements of wood cabins.

Trans Siberian Train

Train travel is the only practical method of traversing a country that spans nine time zones and two continents. It is a unique way to view the grandeur of Russia and experience real Russia and its people first hand.

Saint Basil's Cathedral

It was built from 1555–61 on orders from Ivan the Terrible and commemorates the capture of Kazan and Astrakhan. A world famous landmark, it has been the hub of the city's growth since the 14th century and was the city's tallest building until the completion of the Ivan the Great Bell Tower in 1600. The original building, known as Trinity Church and later Trinity Cathedral, contained eight side churches arranged around the ninth, central church of Intercession; the tenth church was erected in 1588 over the grave of venerated local saint Vasily (Basil).


Moscow Tour

Visit the beautiful sites of Moscow with a fully guided tour of the city. You’ll see the most famous sites as well as the most historic foundations. Make your way around Red Square with scenes of glorious architecture with St. Basil’s Cathedral, the Lenin Mausoleum and State Historical Museum. Then continue along the peaceful Moskva River embankment as you take in the breath-taking views of the Kremlin before you reach the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, New Maiden’s Convent and Moscow State University.


The tour doesn’t stop there...

You get taken to Sparrow Hills’ observation spot to see Moscow at its finest with a spectacular panoramic view. Travel on through the Memorial Complex at Poklonnaya Hill and Victory Park, Triumphal Arch, Kutuzov Avenue, New Arbat, Boulevard Ring, Pushkin Square, Tverskaya Street before finishing this grand tour at Manezhnaya Square. Full of sights and culture, this tour is the perfect way to see all the wonders of the city of Moscow.

If you would rather have a different tour we can arrange that. For example, the famous Moscow Metro, the Kremlin and its cathedrals, or an out of town excursion to Kolomensco which features vintage wooden structures built by some of the famous Tsars as well as the Church of Ascension, one of the most famous and unique churches in the country.

Lake Baikal

Lake Baikal (Mongolian: Байгал нуур, Baygal nuur, meaning "nature lake";) is a rift lake in the south of the Russian region of Siberia, between the Irkutsk Oblast to the northwest and the Buryat Republic to the southeast. Lake Baikal is the freshwater lake with greatest volume in the world, containing roughly 20% of the world's unfrozen surface fresh water, and at 1,642 m (5,387 ft), the deepest. It is also among the clearest of all lakes, and thought to be the world's oldest lake at 25 million years. It is the seventh-largest lake in the world by surface area.

Lake Baikal Excursion

  • Lake Bailkal

    Baikal, the deepest lake in the world (1637 meters), is also the oldest lake, formed more than 30 million years ago. Lake contains about 23.000 cubic km of water, roughly 20% of the world's freshwater supplies. Out of 3.500 different species of flora and fauna of Baikal 85 % are founded nowhere else.

  • Listvjanka Village

    The small village of Listvyanka is located on the shore of Lake Baikal, 70 km from Irkutsk. This old-style Siberian village is situated at the source of the Angara River is famous for its trade history. From the 18th century a ferry took merchants across the lake on their way to Mongolia, China and the Far East.

  • Wooden Chalet Beside Lake Baikal

    You can stay in a cosy wooden chalet in the settlement Listvjanka, near the shore of Lake Baikal. Constructed in the traditional Russian wooden logs style, it is situated in the middle of the valley surrounded by houses of local people.



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Trans Siberian Train

The Trans-Siberian Railway is a network of railways connecting Moscow with the Russian Far East and the Sea of Japan. With a length of 9,289 km (5,772 mi), it is the longest railway line in the world. There are connecting branch lines into Mongolia, China and North Korea. It has connected Moscow with Vladivostok since 1916, and is still being expanded.

Train to Ulaanbaatar

The Trans-Mongolian is an off shoot of the main Trans-Siberian railway that winds its way between Moscow and Beijing, via Ulaanbaatar in Mongolia travelling for 7622km. Construction of the line started in 1940 with a short section between Ulan-Ude and the Mongolian border, before reaching Ulaanbaatar in 1949 and then Beijing in 1956; with regular services beginning in the same year. Passing through much of Siberia on its way to Mongolia, and then China, the Trans-Mongolian makes stops in cities such as Yekaterinburg, Novosibirsk, Irkutsk and Ulan-Bator, while also passing by, or through, the wonderful scenery of the Ural Mountains, the Mongolian Steppes and the Gobi desert.




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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.