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.

The Orkhon Valley MTB Tour

This is a suggestion for a tailor made mtb tour which we can run for groups of 4 or more people, at dates of your choice.

This 200km route starts from the village of Tsenkher in Arkhangai province of Central Mongolia and finishes at Kharkhorin which was the of the great Mongol Empire ruled by Genghis Khan. It goes through the Orkhon river valley and continues onwards through varied mountain, forest and open steppe scenery. The volcanic rocky ground near the Orkhon waterfall are most dramatic.

Ultiin Mountain Pass

Altitude 2250 meters

This is the highest point of the trail. The pass lies between two beautiful valleys which are mostly inhabited by nomadic families with their herds of yaks, horses, sheep and goats.

Orkhon Waterfall

"Ulaan Tsutgalan"

The waterfall on the Ulaan River cascades from a height of 20 meters. It was formed by a unique combination of volcanic eruptions and earthquakes about 20,000 years ago.

Erdene Zuu Monastery

First Buddhist Monastery

Erdene Zuu was founded in 1586 at Kharkhorin which was the thirteenth century capital of Mongolia in the time of Genghis Khan. The perimeter wall is composed of 108 white stupas.

Orkhon Valley Mountain Biking Tour Map

Ride in the Khangai Mountains of Central Mongolia, along the Orkhon river to Kharkhorin

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Trails and Terrain

This trail is suitable for anyone who rides regularly and is fit.

The riding is 100% off road, following rough jeep tracks most of the way, with a number of river crossings. The highest point is at 2250 meters. It is a part of Mongolia rarely seen by tourists so there are no facilities and we will camp in tents most nights, but in traditional ger camps at the start and end of the ride.

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Day By Day Itinerary

Day 12018

Day 1

Orkhon Valley In Central Mongolia (Mountain Biking)

Arrive in Ulaanbaatar and go to hotel. Afternoon at leisure to enjoy the shops and restaurants of the city, or just relax. Overnight in hotel.


Day 22018

Day 2

Orkhon Valley In Central Mongolia (Mountain Biking)

A long days drive by jeep from Ulaanbaatar through the provinces of Tuv and Arkhangai to reach the start point of the ride at Tsenkher. Overnight camping beside the 'Tsenkher' river.


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Day 3

Orkhon Valley In Central Mongolia (Mountain Biking)

Assemble the bikes and start riding along the road to Tsetserleg, the main town of Arkhangai province. Take lunch in a local restaurant then ride up into the mountains, crossing three passes, to arrive at the ger camp. There are 'Hot Mineral Springs' here and you can bathe outside in the pools.


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Day 4

Orkhon Valley In Central Mongolia (Mountain Biking)

Ride along lush green valleys grazed by yaks and sheep, home to many nomadic families who might invite you into their ger for a bowl of “airag” (fermented mare’s milk). Ride over 'Bogoch' pass to reach the Tsetserleg river by which we set up camp.


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Day 5

Orkhon Valley In Central Mongolia (Mountain Biking)

Continue riding through gorgeous scenery up to 'Ultiin Pass', and on through mountains of gold (which is mined in these mountains), to reach Khayasaan gorge. Overnight camping.


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Day 6

Orkhon Valley In Central Mongolia (Mountain Biking)

Follow the Orkhon river to the magnificent 'Orkhon Waterfall' and spend the evening enjoying this beautiful spot. Overnight camping.


Day 72018

Day 7

Orkhon Valley In Central Mongolia (Mountain Biking)

Continue along the valley, with several 'River Crossings' then northwards up into the hills of Batulzii District. Overnight camping.


Day 82018

Day 8

Orkhon Valley In Central Mongolia (Mountain Biking)

Ride along the Orkhon valley to reach Kharkhorin. This small town was once the centre of the great Mongol empire of the thirteenth century. There is a large Buddhist monastery, 'Erdene Zuu' which we can visit. Overnight ger camp.


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Day 9

Orkhon Valley In Central Mongolia (Mountain Biking)

Return by jeep to Ulaanbaatar. Overnight hotel.


Day 102018

Day 10

Orkhon Valley In Central Mongolia (Mountain Biking)

Departure.


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 and ger camps.
• Non riders are welcome to join any of our mountain bike tours.
• We accept other major currencies.


HIGHLIGHTS:

  Hot mineral springs
  Orkhon waterfall
  Erdene Zuu monastery

PRICE INCLUDES:

  Accommodation
  Meals
  Transportation

NOT INCLUDED:

  International Flight
  Visa cost
  Airport Transfers



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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.