Size : min 4 people | Type : 6 - Days Riding
Location : Central Mongolia | Total Duration : 10 Days | Price : N/A
TThis 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.
ACCOMMODATION WILL BE WILD CAMPING IN TENTS WITH NO LUXURIOUS FACILITIES
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The track is now a rough road passing through much more open hilly 'Landscapes'. Overnight camping nearby Khotont village. Overnight camping.
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..
Return by jeep to Ulaanbaatar. Overnight hotel.
Price depends on how many people are in the group. Mountain bike hire available per day: USD $25
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 bicycles? 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.
Khangai mountain bike trail description and details. Read the following information about this trip:
Khangai mountain bike tour price includes. The following items are included in the price of the tour:
Khangai mountain bike tour price does not include. The following items will be in addition to the price of the tour:
Highlights of this Mountain Bike tour. The places you will see along the way: