Horizon Travel, 118, Mahatma Gandhi street, Bishkek, 720014, Kyrgyz Republic.
Biking over the mountains

Follow the legend of Issik Kul: Many Kyrgyz remember the legend about the girl of Issik kul and her two admires Ulan and Santash. She liked both men, but she could not make a choice… Ulan and Santash agreed to fight for her, and with huge armies they fought so strongly for this beautiful girl of the mountains that they both perished. The armies cried and their tears filled a big basin… Lake Issik Kul. Till today the many colours of the rivers which flow into the Lake symbolize the tears they all cried… and this huge dent is filled with warm thermal, salty water, if never freezes in winter and is the oasis of Kyrgyzstan. Lined with small holiday-camps on the shores and surrounded by snow-topped mountains. This second biggest mountain lake and on the earth ( situated at an altitude of 3016 m) is the “Pearl of Kyrgyzstan”.

If from one side of the Lake Santash blows a wind, definitely Ulan will answer with even stronger winds, the legend goes on…

Season: June-September, standard size of group between 4-12 persons, more is possible.

Duration: The total duration of this biking tour is 18 days, the group will be accompanied by a motor-bike, 4-WD or 6-WD, guide and cook.


Day 1: Arrival in Bishkek, sightseeing and overnight.
Day 2: By truck and local bus from Bishkek to Kuturga, the North side of the Issik Kul lake, camp near beach 1600 m.
Day 3: Cycle to San Tash, ) Tamerlan's stones), 90 km, camp.
Day 4: Cycle to Karkara canyon along Kazakh border, 60 km, camp 2800 m.
Day 5: Cycle further into the valley to Sary Jaz, 35 - 40 km, camp 3000 m.
Day 6: Cycle along the river and valley Sary Jaz  to Check point Echkili Tash. 35 km. Bordering formalities. Camp 2900.
Day 7: Cycling through the Chon Ashuu Pass (3822 m) to Turgen valley, 80 km, camp 2750 m near river.
Day 8: Cycle to Ak Suu village, camp in the forest zone, 70 km, camp.
Day 9: Radial cycle to Altin Arashan Hot spring water 3000 m, shower, lunch, landscape, back to the camp, 36 km.
Day 10: Cycle to Karakol, 15 km, replenishment food products, shower, city tour, cafe etc. Night ih the hotel "Nomad" or similar.
Day 11: Transfer by truck and local bus 90 km to Tosor village, cycling 30 - 40 km, camp before Pass.
Day 12: Over the Tosor Pass (3993) go down to Ashyluu Tebe river, Uch Emchek river, camp 2500 m near hot spring water Jylu Suu, 55 km.
Day 13: Cycling down along rivers Jylu Suu, Bolgart, Kichi Naryn, 70 - 75 km, camp near the forest zone.
Day 14: Cycling to Naryn (2100) along Kichi Naryn, 90 km. Night in mini hotel "celestial mountains".
Day 15: Cycling to Caravan Saray Tash Rabat 120 km, last 15 km gravel road, camp 3000 m.
Day 16: Cycling to Arpa valley through Burayluu Pass (3268) gorge Baybiche Too, 100 km, camp before Baetovo village.
Day 17: Cycling through Moldo Ashuu Pass (3200), to Son Kul lake (3016 m), 100 km.
Day 18: Cycling through Karakeche Pass (3384), 85 km, camp.
Day 19: Cycling along Jumgal valley, Chaek, Aral village, 80 km, camp near river Kekemeren.
Day 20: Cycling along Kekemeren river, village Kyzyl Oy, Kojomkul, Suusamyr, 75 km, camp near West Karakol.
Day 21: cycling 30 km till Too Ashuu tunnel and Pass Too Ashuu, by truck and local bus transfer to Bishkek. Hotel "Shah Palace" or similar.
Day 22: Preparation of bikes for transporting. Free time. Night in the hotel "Shah Palace" or similar.
Day 23: In the early morning Bishkek - Europe.

Possibility of change the combination of program.