Extending your adventure in Mongolia

Why not spend a few days in Beijing or at Lake Baikal in Siberia since you are visiting Mongolia ?

Gobi Desert & Khangai Mountain Bike Tour

Recommended tailor-made cycling tour which we can run for groups of 4 or more people, at dates of your choice.

This 400 km mountain bike vacation passes through remote and beautiful scenery and provides an opportunity to see the real Mongolia: vast and varied landscapes, nomadic families, and historical sites. Starting with an internal flight to Bayankhongor on the northern edge of the Gobi Desert, you will cycle up into the Khangai Mountains, second highest range in Mongolia, on to Tsetserleg town, capital of Arkhangai province, and finish at Kharkhorin the site of Genghis Khan's capital in the thirteenth century.

Gobi Desert

Bayankhongor

The province of Bayankhongor is located on the northern side of the Gobi Desert and on the edge of the Khangai mountains.

Khul Sayangiin Davaa

Bayankhongor / Arkhangai

This is the highest point of the route, Khul Sayan pass lies at 2750 meters above sea level at the border of Bayankhongor province and Arkhangai province.

Kharkhorin

Ovorkhangai

Erdene Zuu Buddhist monastery in the small town of Kharkhorin was built on the place which had been the capital of Genghis Khan's Mongol Empire.

Gobi Desert & Khangai Mountain Trail Map

Fly south to the Gobi Desert and start riding from Bayankhongor, over the Khangai Mountains to Kharkhorin

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Trails and Terrain

This tour is for cyclists who have some off-road experience and stamina

The mountain bike riding is 100% off road, following rough jeep tracks for most of the way. The highest point is Khul Sayangiin Davaa at 2750 meters, and there are several technical downhill stretches. Daily cycling distance varies up to a maximum of 85km. Outside Ulaanbaatar all nights will be spent camping in Western-style tents.

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Day By Day Itinerary

Day 12017

Day 1

GOBI DESERT & KHANGAIN 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.


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Day 2

GOBI DESERT & KHANGAIN MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAIL (MOUNTAIN BIKING)

Fly to 'Bayankhongor' province. Arrive and assemble bikes. Start riding into the mountains. Overnight camp beside a small river. See ancient 'Deer stone' Overnight camping.


Day 32017

Day 3

GOBI DESERT & KHANGAIN MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAIL (MOUNTAIN BIKING)

Ride along the valley to 'Shargaljuut'. In the hills surrounding this small village are hundreds of hot and cold mineral springs. A health resort for local people has been established. Afternoon continue riding over the mountains to set up camp in the next valley. Overnight camping.


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Day 4

GOBI DESERT & KHANGAIN MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAIL (MOUNTAIN BIKING)

There are a couple of long slow uphill stretches followed by glorious downhill's! These valleys are inhabited only by nomadic families with their herds of sheep and yaks. They make passers-by very welcome, and you are sure to be invited into a 'ger' for a bowl of "airag" (fermented mare's milk) and piece of cheese. Overnight camping.


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Day 5

GOBI DESERT & KHANGAIN MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAIL (MOUNTAIN BIKING)

Ride up to the highest point 'Khul Sayan' Davaa, through increasingly remote and wild countryside. Towards the end of the day the track gets rougher and there are several rivers to cross. Overnight camping.


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Day 6

GOBI DESERT & KHANGAIN MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAIL (MOUNTAIN BIKING)

At first the track continues along a 'rocky river bed'. Then the scenery starts to change, becoming greener with a few trees. There are magnificent views of the route that can be admired from each pass. Overnight camping.


Day 72017

Day 7

GOBI DESERT & KHANGAIN MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAIL (MOUNTAIN BIKING)

Ride over one small pass to reach the first sign of civilisation since Shargaljuut. This is the "sum" (village) of 'Bulgan'. Ride through Tsetserleg town, the capital of Arkhangai province, to reach the camping spot beside the Tamir river. Overnight camping.


Day 82017

Day 8

GOBI DESERT & KHANGAIN MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAIL (MOUNTAIN BIKING)

The track is now a rough road passing through much more open hilly 'landscapes'. Overnight camping nearby Khotont village. Overnight camping.


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Day 9

GOBI DESERT & KHANGAIN MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAIL (MOUNTAIN BIKING)

Ride to Kharkhorin town in the Orkhon valley. At one time this was the centre of the great Mongol Empire. In the 16th century 'Erdene Zuu' Buddhist monastery was founded here and there will be an opportunity to visit the monastery which currently houses about 40 'monks'. Overnight camping beside the Orkhon river.


Day 102017

Day 10

GOBI DESERT & KHANGAIN MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAIL (MOUNTAIN BIKING)

Return by jeep to Ulaanbaatar. Overnight hotel.


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Day 11

GOBI DESERT & KHANGAIN MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAIL (MOUNTAIN BIKING)

Depart.


PRICE:Land Only

Price is available on request

NOTE: Price depends on how many people are in the group. Mountain bike hire available per day: USD $25

THIS TOUR ITINERARY HAS BEEN RESEARCHED & WRITTEN BY ©BIKEMONGOLIA SOLELY FOR THE USE OF CLIENTS OF ©BIKEMONGOLIA. IT'S USED BY ANY OTHER COMPANY IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED.

Tour Information:

• 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 any of our mountain bike tours.
• We accept other major currencies.


HIGHLIGHTS:

  Flight to the "Gobi Desert"
  Remote "Khangai" Mountains
  "Erdene Zuu" monastery

PRICE INCLUDES:

  Domestic flight
  Meals and accommodation
  Transportation

NOT INCLUDED:

  International Flight
  Visa cost
  Airport Transfers



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Bayanzurkh District
13th Microdistrict
Ulaanbaatar
Mongolia

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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 Team and 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.