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10 Days Off-Road Motorcycle Tour in Kyrgyzstan

  • Bishkek, Gorod Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Adventure Motorcycle Tour Kyrgyzstan

A motorcycle trip in Kyrgyzstan includes beautiful views, high mountain passes, adrenaline, yurts, hunting, and wildlife. The motorbike expedition will take place in most of the gravel sections of the mountain. On the way, you will ride through canyons, passes, and high mountain lakes. Sometimes, you will come across ancient frescoes and paintings placed on the roadside caves. The route grade is easy to heavy. This is a trip planned for motorcycles.

Highlights

  • 1370-kilometer mileage
  • Riding through the beautiful Tien Shan mountains
  • Visits the most interesting Song Kol Lake, Chatyr-Kul & Issyk-Kul
  • Experienced motorcycle tour guide
  • 9 nights' accommodation
  • Airport transfers
  • 9 riding days
  • English, Polish
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Accommodation for 9 nights will be in tents and yurts.

Overview

  • Terrain: mix of off-road and asphalt
  • Mileage: 1400 kilometers / 870 miles
  • Daily rides: 152 kilometers / 95 miles

Day 1: From Bishkek to Chunkurchak Gorge (50 kilometers / 31 miles)

The road composition is 50% off-road and 50% asphalt.

The first day of your motorcycle expedition will be to Kyrgyzstan. Arriving in Bishkek, you will get your expedition equipment back and head towards the Chunkurchak ravine. The city is situated 1800 meters between mountain hillsides and forest clearings. Afterward, you will be resting with a traditional Kyrgyz meal and acquainting participants in the expedition with a plan.

Day 2: From Chunkurchak Gorge to Suusamyr (185 kilometers / 115 miles)

The road composition is 85% off-road and 15% asphalt with maximum height 2000 meters above sea level.

After breakfast, you expedition in Kyrgyzstan will be moving towards the Suusamyr Valley, a beautiful place which is the center of the Tien-Shan mountains. The road to Suusamyr will proceed through the Too-Ashuu Pass (3000 meters) which is regarded as one of the most beautiful places in Kyrgyzstan. From this height, it is possible to see the remarkable, panoramic view on the Suusamyr Valley. You will stop to have a picnic and fresh coffee. You will be finishing the motorcycle travel after reaching the Suusamyr Valley and being quartered in a guesthouse.

Day 3: From Suusamyr to Song Kol (185 kilometers / 115 miles)

The road composition is 50% off-road and 50% asphalt with maximum height 3500 meters above sea level.

After breakfast, you will prepare for a long ride on motorbikes towards the beautiful lake at 3000 meters. Song Kol is being called the wonder of Tien-Shan mountains. The lake is surrounded by incredible mountains and pastures. Here, you can here see snow, white traditional yurts, and shepherds grazing horses and sheep. Towards the evening, your expedition will continue to the lake where you will stay overnight in a traditional yurt.

Day 4: From Song Kol to Chatyr-Kul (200 kilometers / 124 miles)

The road composition is 50% off-road and 50% asphalt with maximum height 3300 above sea level.

Out of Lake Song Kol, a 4x4 expedition and UTV will be shuffling towards Kyrgyzstan's border near China on lake Chatyr-Kul which is also called "Lake on the Roof". This is a great place for trekking. You will sleep in a tent or yurt near the lake.

Day 5: From Chatyr-Kul to Naryn (170 kilometers / 106 miles)

The road composition is 85% off-road and 15% asphalt with maximum height 3000 meters above sea level.

You will say goodbye to Chatyr-Kul and go to see and take photos of ancient frescoes and paintings in caves nearby. On the way, you will be able to admire the incredible view of the lake from the top of a mountain. You will continue the expedition by motorbikes to Naryn. You can meet nomads while traveling and maybe have the possibility to know better about their lifestyle. Dinner will be in the form of a picnic in the mountains. After reaching a Naryn hotel, you will be resting and gaining the energy for consecutive days of the travel.

Day 6: From Naryn to Tosor (220 kilometers / 137 miles)

The road composition is 85% off-road and 15% asphalt with maximum height 4020 meters above sea level.

Your motorcycle tour of Kyrgyzstan will go along the Naryn River, which is the longest river in Kyrgyzstan (535 kilometers long), to Kichi-Naryn where you will take a breath and observe the amazing nature of the region. After a few hours of driving, you will begin to emotionally drive through the Tosor Pass (4020 meters). Along the way, you will be able to observe the unique beauty of Tien-Shan central mountains. From the height of the Tosor Pass, you will enjoy panoramic views of Issyk-Kul lake wich is considered as the pearl of Central Asia. In the evening, a 4x4 expedition will arrive overnight.

Day 7: From Tosor to Orto-Tokoy Reservoir (150 kilometers / 93 miles)

The road composition is 40% off-road and 60% asphalt with maximum height 3200 meters above sea level.

This will be another day of your motorcycle trip after Kyrgyzstan. You will ride along the shores of Issyk-Kul lake towards the Orto-Tokoy Reservoir. You will spend the night in the Orto-Tokoy Reservoir in a tent or yurt.

Day 8: From Orto-Tokoy Reservoir to Tokmok (120 kilometers / 75 miles)

The road composition is 60% off-road and 40% asphalt with maximum height 3000 meters above sea level.

On this day, you will spend some time in Orto-Tokoy Reservoir admiring the mountains that surround you and the unique nature of Kyrgyzstan. Unfortunately, your motorcycle trip in Kyrgyzstan will go to the end.

Day 9: From Tokmok to Yuryevka to Bishkek (90 kilometers / 56 miles)

The road composition is 40% off-road and 60% asphalt with maximum height 3200 meters above sea level.

You will go back to civilization. This will be the last, short stretch of your motorbike expedition in Kyrgyzstan. You will give back your equipment, have farewell dinner, and pack back to Poland.

Day 10: Bishkek departure

You will be finishing your off-road trip in Kyrgyzstan. All the beautiful scenery, people encountered, experiences, and emotions will be in your memory. For sure you will be back again.

Intermediate

  • can ride for 3-4 hours
  • average riding experience
  • little assistance required
  • comfortable with extreme curves and leans
  • average experience with unsurfaced roads
  • steep ascents and descents

You will start your expedition in Bishkek through wonderful scenery. Then, you will travel around the most interesting places in Kyrgyzstan such as Suusamyr, Song Kol Lake, Chatyr-Kul, Naryn, and Issyk-Kul. The end of the expedition will be in Bishkek.

Dragons Tours will prepare delicious food. In larger cities, you will eat at local restaurants.

  • 9 nights' accommodation
  • Airport transfers
  • Enter to all historic places
  • Equipment rental
  • Presence of the guide
  • Presence of vehicle support on route
  • Replacement spare parts
  • The presence of a mechanic on the route
  • Any expense of personal nature
  • Charges for using a camera or video camera in visited places
  • Cost of flight and airport charges
  • Food
  • Fuel for the expedition
  • Travel insurance

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Bishkek - Manas International Airport (FRU). Transfer from and to the airport is included. The organizer will pick you up from the airport.

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 14 days before arrival.