Tour Description

Eye rewarding scenery packed with wild flowers among natural carpet of greens, wild berries in the Taiga edge of the Siberia and Khangai mountain range. Beautiful valleys of the longest Orkhon and largest Selenge rivers, both flows into the lake Baikal as its main water supply. Bread basket regions in Mongolia, few of challenging mountain passes, not many up and downhill’s but generally plain surface of earth road, along birch, pine trees, cross a number of streams and farming villages among the trees. At all times biking is done on distinct car tracks with smooth packed surface interrupted by a couple of short rocky sections. Also Amarbayasgalant monastery, Mongolia / Russia border point is highlights of this trip.

Price includes

  • 2 overnights at  hotel in UB (twin/breakfast)
  • 1 overnights at the cozy local hotel in Sukhbaatar (twin/ breakfast) 
  • 2 overnight at the Ger camp near Amarbayasgalant monastery (twin/breakfast)
  • 5 tented nights
  • 1 night at the 1st class of train to Erdenet
  • All indicated meals+bottled drinking water
  • Snacks and soft drink on cycling days
  • 4*4 Russian van with roof racks for bikes + gasoline
  • Arrival and departure airport transfers
  • English speaking cycling guide
  • Cook+ assistant (from 6 pax)
  • National park fees
  • Mountain bikes: Giant XTC 860: 27.5 inch hard tail, Deore components
  • Local train ticket UB-Erdenet

Price excludes

  • Optional activities
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals not indicated
  • Drinks & alcohol
  • Sleeping bag and Mats
  • Gratuities

Tour dates:

Day 1 - Arrival

Mongolia Expeditions will welcome you at the airport upon your arrival in Ulaanbaatar and drive you to the hotel in the center of town. Tour briefing will be provided at the welcome dinner in the evening. (Hotel, -,-D)

Day 2 - Ulaanbaatar - Erdenet

Day at leisure in Ulaanbaatar on your own disposal. After check out from the hotel we will enjoy our dinner before our transfer to the railway station for our train that departs to Erdenet town in the evening at 20:10. (Train, B,L,D)

Day 3 - Bike to Khujirt river

Our trip support crew will meet you upon morning arrival in Erdenet city around 7am. Erdenet is the third largest city in Mongolia, established on the resources of the large Copper and Molybdenum mining industry. We will drive to the trip starting point just outside of the town and have breakfast there before we start today's bike ride. We will bike on smooth soil with trees alongside for 50 km to the north to Khujirt river and cross 3 river streams today. We will cycle by ancient tombs that belong to the Bronze Ages. Ascent/Descent 310m/824m, Total 50 кm. (Tent, B,L,D)

Day 4 - Bike to Khyalganat village

After breakfast we will cycle along wheat field, beautiful area in bread basket Northern region of Mongolia. After cycling through Inget village we will reach Selenge river, which is the largest river (992 km of which 593km runs in Mongolia) in Mongolia. Selenge river flows into the Lake Baikal and is the main water resource to Lake Baikal in Russia. We will bike on earth soft soil trails along birch and pine trees that will take us to Khyalganat village at bank of Selenge river, among the forest. Ascent/Descent 541m/561m, Total km 68 кm. (Tent, B,L,D)

Day 5 - Bike to Sangiin mountain

Today's bike ride starts with a gradual uphill ride with challenging acsent to Sangiin mountain pass at 1400 m ASL at the border between Bulgan and Selenge provinces. Pleasant long downhill ride is a reward at the end of ride of this day. Ascent/Descent 682m/566m, Total km 45 кm. (Tent, B,L,D)

Day 6 - Bike to Amarbaysgalant monastery

After breakfast we will ride to the Amarbayasgalant Monastery. After passing green valley you will face moderate up hill and visit Ovoo (Shaman pile of rock) on a peak of a pass. Ovoo is placed by Nomads, whose ancestor's believe in the power of Sky and Nature and trust each object in nature has its own spirit. Stay overnight at Ger camp next to the Monastery. Ascent/Descent 659m/662m, Total 41 кm. (Ger camp, B,L,D)

Day 7 - Amarbayasgalant Monastery

Today we will bike to visit Amarbayasgalant Monastery. This monastery was built in 18th century for the first Buddhist Saint of Zanabazar in Mongolia, who is not only Buddhist leader but greatest sculptor, intellectual enlightener and politician. His creation of White and Green Taras and more are presented at the Zanabazar Art Museum in the center of UB. Valley of Holy Mt.Burenkhan shelters the Amarbayasgalant Monastery - "Monastery of Tranquil Felicity". It is one of the most beautiful, significant and old of the few monasteries which survived from destruction during the Stalinist purges of anti religion campaign in 1937's. The nature around Amarbayasgalant Monastery is pleasantly peaceful to enjoy half day biking, hiking or just to mediating. Stay overnight at the same Ger camp. Ascent/Descent 659m/662m, Total 27 кm. (Ger camp, B,L,D)

Day 8 - Bike to Usan Seer

We will continue biking down along the bank of little river Yeven and upstream of Orkhon river to our campsite at Usan Seer. Orkhon river starts from Mt. Suvarga Khairhan in Khangai mountain range and flows 1124kms to watershed in Selenge river. Ascent/Descent 676m/921m, Total km 66 кm. (Tent, B,L,D)

Day 9 - Bike Orkhon river

Today we will bike up along Orkhon river, ascent a pass towards to holy Mt. Dulaankhan worshipped by locals. We will ride by a small pond that is home to many birds in migration. Ascent/Descent 844m/927m, Total 69 кm. (Tent, B,L,D)

Day 10 - Bike to Sukhbaatar town

We will bike to Sukhbaatar town on this last biking day, named after national revolutionary hero in 1920's. We will ride on sandy trails in the birch forest to Shaamar village, which is famous for its organic vegetables and organic honey at Bee hivery. We continue to cycle on tarmac road to the appealing Sukhbaatar town to our finish line. After check in at hotel, we will drive 15kms to the "Saikhan Pass", where we will be awarded with panoramic and spectacular scenery of Orkhon and Selenge river valleys, view of Mongolia & Russia border and legendary trans Siberian railroad. Ascent/Descent 415m/427m, Total 44 кm. (Local Hotel, B,L,D)

Day 11 - Drive to Ulaanbaatar

We drive to Ulaanbaatar via the second largest city of Darkhan, the key supplier to construction and urbanisation of UB during socialist command economy period in Mongolia. En route to UB, Car 350 km (Hotel, B,L,D)

Day 12 - Departure

Transfer to airport for your departure home.(B)

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