See a Wild and Remote Mongolia

The landscape in this part of Mongolia is beautiful and varied. It is green and fertile, home to nomadic families with herds of horses, yaks, sheep and goats.

The Best Way To See Mongolia Is On Two Wheels

Our guided tours take you to some of the remotest parts of Mongolia, to experience the ancient traditions of the Mongolian nomads.

A Unique Cycling Experience

Our mountain biking trails offer unrivalled off-road experiences for all standards of cyclists, an unforgettable experience.

Don't Underestimate Experience

Ride in the Northern mountains, a part of Mongolia rarely travelled by foreign tourists. The rivers, gorges, mountain passes and views are amazing.

A Magnificent Biking Adventure

Our knowledge of the trails is what sets us apart from the rest. All routes have been designed and tested by us.

Size : min 4 people | Type : 8 - Days Riding
Location : North Mongolia | Total Duration : 12 Days | Price : NA

Riding beside the Khoridol Saridag mountains in the north of the country, this tour passes through some of the most spectacular scenery that Mongolia has to offer. After a one and a half hour flight to Moron, capital of Khovsgol province, the circular route begins northwards through the Darkhad Depression. Views of the high peaks are fabulous and there are unusual historical and geographical features in the area as well as some minority ethnic groups. Follow river valleys and cross over a high pass to arrive at the beautiful Khovsgol Lake, a fresh water inland sea.

  • Flight to Moron, the capital town of the northern province of Khovsgol
  • Lake Khovsgol lie the Khoridol Saridag mountain range
  • Jankhai pass, marvelous view of beautiful Lake Khovsgol
  • Deer Stone best examples of Central Asian nomadic sculpture


This is quite a tough itinerary, suitable for riders with some experience. It is classed as 98% off road, with some sections on rough jeep tracks and others on horse trails. The highest point is Jankhai Pass at 1700 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. This tour is for cyclists who have some off-road experience and stamina.

DAY BY DAY ITINERARY

ACCOMMODATION WILL BE WILD CAMPING IN TENTS WITH NO LUXURIOUS FACILITIES


  • DAY 1

    Arrive in   'Ulaanbaatar' and go to hotel. Evening meet the tour leader and rest of group for Technical Briefing. The meeting talks about day by day itinerary and safety issues. Overnight in hotel.

  • DAY 2

    Fly to Moron in Khovsgol province. Meet support crew, assemble bikes and start riding. See ancient   'Deer stone' sculptures These grave markers are one of the best examples of Central Asian nomadic sculpture and probably date from the Bronze Age, around 1000 BC. Overnight camping.

  • DAY 3

    Continue riding towards Arbulag. The scenery is beautiful and remote. Nomadic herders continue living the traditional lifestyle, moving frequently with their herds of animals. Cycling is a very good way to be able to observe their way of life close up. Overnight camping.

  • DAY 4

    Pass through Arbulag and ride on towards   'Bayanzurkh'. The mountainous scenery is amazing and the riding quite challenging sometimes. The rivers in this area are great for fishing and huge taimen fish live in the rocky waters. We ride along a path known as "the road of Genghis Khaan's chariots" which is associated with the Mongol Imperial conquests. Overnight camping.

  • DAY 5

    Arrive Bayanzurkh near to a dramatic river canyon. Some of the local people are Darkhad, an ethnic minority group who engage in fishing, gathering and breeding   'Reindeer'. The name "Darkhat" was given to the local population in the 17th Century by the Bogd Gegeen, the religious leader of Mongolian. Overnight camping.

  • DAY 6

    Ride eastwards along the Beltas river valley. The area is very remote and hardly travelled by tourists. The road may be marshy depending on how much rainfall there has been, so it can be difficult. Overnight camping.

  • DAY 7

    Wonderful riding over a long pass and continue eastwards towards   'Lake Khovsgol' which is the largest freshwater lake in Mongolia. It is known as the "Blue Pearl" because of its crystal clear water. The waters flow out of the lake into the "Egiin Gol" river and finally reach Lake Baikal in Siberia, which is actually only 250km away. Overnight camping.

  • DAY 8

    Continue riding into the National Park to reach Khatgal, the small port on the tip of Lake Khovsgol. The village itself has grown over the years and is no longer so shabby, though it is still disappointing that one can't get a good view of the lake without going round the corner to the shore. Overnight guest house.

  • DAY 9

    Ride into the Khoridol Saridag mountains which stretch the full length of the lake. The rocky track and dry river bed crossings are tough, but rewarded by the first fantastic view of Lake Khovsgol from the top of a mountain pass. continue riding along the lake shore to reach the traditional ger camp at   'Jankhai'. Overnight enjoy the relative luxury of beds, hot showers and a restaurant meal overlooking the lake.

  • DAY 10

    Enjoy the morning relaxing by the lakeside. Afternoon take the drive back to Moron town, a 5-6 hour journey, to complete the circular route. Overnight local hotel.

  • DAY 11

    Transfer to the airport outside   'Moron' and fly back to Ulaanbaatar (Note: it is not yet know what time of day the flight will be). Evening enjoy the shops, restaurants and sights of Ulaanbaatar city. Overnight hotel.

  • DAY 12

    Depart.

  • PRICE IS AVAILABLE ON REQUEST

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


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Comparing Different tour companies ?

If you are comparing different tour companies and trying to decide which is the best, you must ask the following questions: Who owns and maintains the mountain bikes ? Will an experienced mechanic travel with the group ? What kind of spare parts and equipment do they have ? Have they done the route before as a mountain bike tour ? What kind of support vehicles will go with the group ? When you have asked all these questions, you will be in a good position to compare the prices of different companies.

Lake Khovsgol Mountain Bike Tour Map

Gobi Desert Motorbike Tour Map Circular route starting from Ulaanbaatar and fly to Moron in Khovsgol Province then cycle a big loop to finish at Lake Khovsgol. Mongolia is a great place for a mountain biking tour, but it is only suitable for confident riders with off-road experience. The routes are too remote and the terrain too rough. Sometimes we will stay in traditional ger camps, but in parts of the country there are no facilities for tourists so we camp in the wilderness.

Tour Information:

Khovsgol Lake mountain bike trail description and details. Read the following information about this trip:

  •   This tour is classed as 98% off-road and is fully supported tour
  •   Accommodation tents, guest house, ger camp, hotel
  •   This tour will run with a minimum of 4 people
  •   Available to hire bikes: Specialized Rockhopper & Schwinn Mesa
  •   Non riders are welcome to join any of our mountain bike tours
  •   100% fully guided montain bike tour
  •   Ger camp and Guest House Share based
  •   Hotel in UB based on sharing "TWIN" room

Khovsgol Lake mountain bike tour price includes. The following items are included in the price of the tour:

  •   All Meals (except Ulaanbaatar and Moron town)
  •   2 Nights Hotel "Continental" sharing twin room
  •   Domestic flights from UB - Moron, Moron - UB
  •   Entrance Fees
  •   Mountain Bike Tour Support Vehicle
  •   All Transportation (except International Airport Transfer)
  •   Bottled Mineral Water
  •   English Speaking Guide

Khovsgol Lake mountain bike tour price does not include. The following items will be in addition to the price of the tour:

  •   International Flight
  •   Visa Cost
  •   International Airport Transfers
  •   Meals when in Ulaanbaatar and Moron town
  •   Mountain Bike Hire (USD $25 per day)
  •   Travel Insurance
  •   Alcohol and Soft Drinks
  •   Travel Insurance

Highlights of this Mountain Bike tour. The places you will see along the way:

  •   Ancient "Deer stones"
  •   Khoridol Saridag Mountains
  •   Lake Khovsgol
  •   Jankhai Pass
  •   Flights to UB- Moron-UB
  •   Bayanzurkh River bed
  •   Moron Town
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