Mountain Biking the Gobi

Price from
US$ 2,600
Duration
10 Days / 9 Nights
Distance
413 km
Tour Code
MNG-ZGD
Next departure
18-Aug-2019
Number of Cycling Days7
Average Distance Per Day: 59
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150 Km
Average Climbing Per Day: 275
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2,250 m
Total Cycling Distance413 kilometres
Bike HireMountain Bike: US$ 115
Single SupplementUS$ 120

About this Cycle Tour

The Gobi. Even for as wild and remote a destination as Mongolia, the southern desert remains an isolated and mysterious place. In 7 riding days, ride 410 kilometers through this desert full of strange wonders: sand dunes that sing, cliffs aflame, and camels with two humps instead of one. Camp under impossibly starry skies, the clear desert weather and hundreds of miles of uninhabited wilderness are the perfect conditions to gaze upon the milky way and countless constellations. This is truly wild and unforgettable mountain biking adventure, in one of the most undiscovered and remote places on earth!

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Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in Ulaanbaatar. Enjoy some sightseeing in the capital of the land of Ghenghis Khan, before a trip briefing over a welcoming Mongolian feast.

Day 2

Early morning flight to Dalanzadgad in the Gobi. A short transfer to the nearby Yol Valley, brings us to a magnificent canyon. After making any adjustments to the bikes, take an exploratory shakedown ride through the canyon, and ride to the tented camp sight in the evening.

Day 3

Terrain becomes more difficult on a ride through the Shawart Valley and the surrounding Gurvan Saikhan mountain range. The ride is fun and technical, on a rocky and undulating ridgeline path.

Day 4

Explore the vast Gegeet Valley, a summer grazing site used by nomads for herds of sheep, goat, and horses.

Day 5

A true desert experience- ride to the Khongoryn Els sand dunes! The route takes us through the last stretch of green Gegeet valley and to the edge of the dunes, flanked by rugged mountains in the distance.

Day 6

Leave the dunes behind and head northwest for arid desert plain. A long and gradual climb brings us to the top of a hill with sweeping views of the surrounding area, followed by a smooth descent. Explore a ravine in the afternoon.

Day 7

One of the highlights of the trip, ride to Bayan Zag- the Flaming Cliffs. These magnificent sandstone structures are networked by undulating trails that are a blast to ride.

Day 8

Set out from the cliffs into the vast expanse of the Gobi. An uphill journey, but gradual and not overly technical, leads us to a fantastic traditional Mongolia Ger Camp, where we'll stay the night.

Day 9

Morning flight from Dalanzadgad and a free afternoon to rest or enjoy Ulaanbaatar.

Day 10

Transfer to the airport for departure flight or onward travels.

Elevation Profiles

Day 2 - Gobi Desert and Dungenee Canyon Ride 41km. +31m / -739m.
Day 2 - Gobi Desert and Dungenee Canyon Ride 41km. +31m / -739m.

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