Bike Mongolia presents you a circular route of 4 days' riding throughout Mongolia. You will travel more than 1000 kilometers and will visit the unusual and famous places such as granite mountain in Baga Gazriin Chuluu, the temple remains in Ongi Khid, Zorgol Khairkhan nearby the sand dunes in Ovurburd Els with a considerable distance across the wild and beautiful land without encountering people or vehicles. Get on your bike and sign up!
Bike Mongolia has chosen Continental Hotel for your accommodation in Ulaanbaatar. It is a smart 3-star hotel situated only 10 minutes' walk from Genghis Khan Square in the city center. The hotel is facilitated with a business center, gym, and restaurant.
Meanwhile, during the tour, you will stay at ger camps. A "ger" is a portable dwelling structure traditionally used by the nomads in the steppes of Central Asia. These camps are all privately owned and staffed mainly by local people. Standards and services vary a lot which is the beauty of this kind of accommodation as no 2 ger camps are the same. Each ger has 2 to 4 beds and usually guests will share with the same friends as in the hotel. The ger camps are completed with a restaurant, showers, washing and toilet facilities, and electricity powered by a generator.
You will arrive in Ulaanbaatar and go straight to your hotel. You'll meet your tour leader and the rest of your group either on the afternoon or evening to talk about your pre-tour meeting. Your meeting will be about day by day itinerary and safety issue. You will stay overnight in the hotel.
You'll make an early start to get out of Ulaanbaatar city and onto the road leading south to the Gobi. The road is blacktopped for a while, then soon becomes a rough jeep track as it crosses the green rolling hills of Tuv Province. You will ride on to Baga Gazriin Chuluu, a mountain of unusual granite rocks which are home to ibex, marmots, steppe fox, and plenty of birds of prey. You will stay overnight at ger camp.
You will ride through Mandalgov, the capital town of Dundgov Province and continue across the open rolling hills and the steppe of Middle Gobi to the rocky cliffs beside the Ongi River where your ger camp is located. You will stay at the camp for the night.
You will ride northwards along the rough gravel tracks of Dundgov and pass by Zorgol Khairkhan, an area of big granite rock formations that resemble sleeping dinosaurs silhouetted against the sky. You will stay overnight at your ger camp in Ovurburd Els.
As you return to Ulaanbaatar, the landscape becomes gradually greener and more mountainous. Even close to the city people still live the traditional lifestyle. There are more horses and fewer camels than you will encounter in the Gobi. You'll be expected to arrive in Ulaanbaatar in the early afternoon. Your last night of the tour will be spent at a hotel.
This will be your departure day.
It is important for you to be aware that motorbike hire is not included in the tour price. The cost to rent a KTM 450EXC motorcycle is 130 USD per day. This can be paid in cash on arrival.
When you arrive in Mongolia and are allocated your motorbike, you will have to pay a "motorbike security deposit". This is 700 USD or the equivalent amount in another major currency. The motorbike security deposit is fully refundable at the end of the tour when you return the motorbike undamaged (Bike Mongolia won't charge for normal wear and tear).
Some days are long and require stamina, but towards the end of the tour, the distance between ger camps is less and riding days are shorter.
During this tour, you will visit and go through many famous and unique road tracks, places, and sites in Mongolia. It's a landlocked country in the eastern Central Asia, bordered by Russia to the north and China to the south, east, and west. Here are the highlights of your tour:
Middle Gobi, known locally as "Dundgov" is one of the 21 provinces of Mongolia. It has a population density of 0.5 per square kilometer and is located north of the Gobi Desert. The landscape is of semi-arid steppe and low hills. The main industries are animal husbandry and livestock products such as wool and cashmere.
This area is an unusual granite rock formations located in Middle Gobi province. The highest mountain in the group is 1751 meters and there are several rocky passes which require some technical skill by the motorcycle riders and vehicle drivers alike.
Ongii Hiid, a once large Buddhist Monastery destroyed in the 1930s, lies in the hills on the edge of a bend in the Ongii River. It is a quiet and spiritual place, one can imagine the original busy monastery on one side of the river and the non-religious community on the other side.
Mongolia is unique, the steppes are interspersed with belts of sand dunes and desert vegetation. Ovurburd Els is such a place and nomadic families here often have camels as well as horses, sheep, goats, and cows.
You will be served daily meals. Bike Mongolia can also cater for vegetarian food and most kinds of special diet. Please inform the staff in advance for this service.
You can take the Trans-Siberian Railway from Moscow to Ulaanbaatar at an additional cost. The ride will take 5 days arriving from the east or the west. Moreover, you can also take the Trans-Mongolian Train from Beijing to Ulaanbaatar at an additional cost. This trip will take about 35 hours.
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