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Mysterious Desert Motorcycle Tour Kazakhstan

Do you want to see and ride on a motorbike through the Martian landscape on the Earth? Then welcome to the mysterious Ustyurt enduro motorcycle tour! About 20 million years ago, it was an ocean. Now it is a mysterious desert which many years ago has become a haven for ancient Sufi ascetics. It is a completely new place on the map of unusual and mysterious places on the Earth.

Key information

  • Terrain: about 60% paved road and 40% dirt road
  • Bike: rental bike (Suzuki DR650SE)
  • Mileage: 1500 kilometers / 932 miles
  • Daily rides: 200 - 350 kilometers / 124 - 217 miles
  • Riding gear: not included: helmet, jacket and pant with knee, elbow and back protection, motorcycle boots, pair of gloves, motorbike neck warmer tube scarf windproof, motorcycle thermal underwear for hot and cold weather (bring your own)
  • Meals: all meals

Highlights

  • Starts and ends in Aktau
  • Visit the holy place Beket Ata
  • Go to Valley Stone Balls and Otpan Tau mosque
  • Visit Shopan-Ata and Shakpak Ata(X-XIII) underground mosque
  • Stop on Karagiye depression to look at one of the most low point on Earth
  • Visit the most amazing place on Caspian, the Jigalgan
  • Drive along the edge of the Ustyurt plateau
  • 6 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Intermediate

Styles


5 riding days
Group size: 6-10 participants
Airport transfer included: Aktau Airport
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Accommodation

During this tour, you will be staying in twin room accommodations in hotels for five nights and spend one night in a yurt.

Program

Day 1: Aktau

Arrive at Aktau, get transferred and checked in. Aktau is the beautiful city on Caspian Sea of west Kazakhstan. You will meet with the support team, get briefed, and check the motorbikes. Dinner in restaurant. Overnight hotel.

Day 2: Aktau - Karagiye Depression - Janauzen (240 kilometers / 149 miles)

  • Terrain: 200 kilometers (124 miles) paved road, 40 kilometers (25 miles) dirt road

You will leave Aktau and head towards the Karagiye Depression where you will stop on few viewpoints to look at one of the most low point on earth (-132 meters). Then you will go to Janauzen - oil town. Overnight at hotel.

Day 3: Janauzen - Bozzhira Canyon - Janauzen (350 kilometers / 217 miles)

  • Terrain: 200 kilometers (124 miles) paved road, 150 kilometers (93 miles) dirt road

On this day you will visit Shopan-Ata underground mosque on ancient necropolis. Then you will visit the holy place, Beket Ata, where you will have lunch (lunchboxes). Drive on you motorbike along the edge of the Ustyurt Plateau where you will enjoy fantastic scenery make a variety of unique pictures. This is Bozzhira Canyon. Hotel accommodation. Dinner in hotel.

Day 4: Janauzen - Valley Stone Balls - Sharkala Mountain - Shetpe (350 kilometers / 217 miles)

  • Terrain: 280 kilometers (174 miles) paved road, 70 kilometers (43 miles) dirt road

You will leave Aktau and go to Valley Stone Balls - no less strange place where is spherical stones are scattered throughout the valley. Then visit Otpan Tau mosque. There you will have a lunch (lunchboxes). Arrive Sharkala ysterious Mountain or the Mountain Spirits. Guesthouse or tent accommodation. Dinner is there.

Day 5: Shetpe - Shakpak Ata(X-XIII) underground mosque - Bautino (Fort Shevchenko) (230 kilometers / 143 miles)

  • Terrain: 100 kilometers (62 miles) paved road, 130 kilometers (81 miles) dirt road

You will leave Sharkala and go to Shakpak Ata(X-XIII) underground mosque - a rare phenomenon in the history of Asian Sufism. In the evening, you will arrive in the Bautino village. Hotel accommodation. Dinner in hotel.

Day 6: Bautino (Fort Shevchenko) - Jigalgan Place (Fallen Earth) - Aktau (200 kilometers / 124 miles)

  • Terrain: 100 kilometers (62 miles) paved road, 100 kilometers (62 miles) dirt road

On this day, you will go along the edge of the peninsula Mangistau where dominant will see boundless Caspian Sea and you will stand on the edge of the cliff at the very point of the peninsula. Next, you will visit most amazing place on Caspian, the Jigalgan, that in Kazakh means "Fallen Earth". You can see here an apocalyptic picture Earthed collapse.

Your great journey is about to finish; full of unforgettable feelings you are going back to the most beautiful city of Caspian Sea - Aktau. Celebrate your successful tour in local bar, where you will be given souvenirs. And after, let the party begin!

Day 7: Aktau

Departure to home.

Bike rental deposit

Silk Off Road Tours requires a refundable 500 USD bike rental deposit.

Requirements

  • Motorcycle driving license
  • Readiness to have unbelievable adventure with lots of surprises on the way
  • Physical strength and pure optimism
  • Good riding skills (especially long distance)
  • Respect laws and culture of local people

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

Location

Food

All meals, including welcome and farewell dinner, are included in this tour.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Soda

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • Motorcycle Suzuki DR650SE rental with fuel
  • 4 x 4 car support
  • Airport transfers
  • All stays and all meals
  • Drinks during the trip (Coca-Cola and water)
  • Transport insurance third party (Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan)
  • All entry fees
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • SilkOff road souvenirs

What's not included

  • Any damage of motorcycle
  • Personal insurance
  • Single room
  • Flights
  • Visas and visa support
  • Additional meal and accommodation

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Aktau Airport (SCO). Transfer from and to the airport is included in the price. Silk Off Road Tours will pick you up from the airport.

Airport: Aktau Airport Airport transfer included: Aktau Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 10% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.

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Minimum group size

This trip requires a minimum of 6 participants

Tuesday October 12, 2021
(7 days / 6 nights)

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