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Mountain Bike Tours in Jyrgalan

Tours for half- and one-day mountain biking trips.

Jyrgalan is quickly gaining renown as a premier mountain biking destination in Central Asia. Bike lovers from all over the world gather in Jyrgalan to explore mountains, forests, rivers, waterfalls, and historical stones. If you’re an experienced bike rider, or if you want to experience for the first time what it's like to explore the mountains by bikes, we invite you to choose one of our carefully selected range of bike tours and mountain biking routes.

All bike tours include a knowledgeable local guide, new mountain bikes for rent, safety equipment as helmets, elbow and knee pads, a picnic lunch. In other words, our bike tours provide you with all you need to feel comfortable and to be safe!

You will find below our four half- and one-day bike tour options around Jyrgalan Valley. All routes begin in Jyrgalan village and most return back to the same starting point, with the exception of the Temirlan Stones Biking Tour. To arrange any of these horse bike tours, get in touch with Destination Jyrgalan or ask for assistance at your guesthouse.

You can find a full catalog of mountain biking trails around Kyrgyzstan here.

Prices for Mountain Bike Tours

Price per Person 1 person2 persons3 persons4 persons
Full day mountain biking3,650 KGS / $542,400 KGS / $351,985 KGS / $301,775 KGS / $26
Half day mountain biking2,050 KGS / $301,400 KGS / $201,200 KGS / $181,100 KGS / $16

Note: The prices above are for groups up to four people. If you have a group of five or more people, please get in touch with Destination Jyrgalan for prices and more details.

All Mountain Biking Tours Include:


  • Local guide  (Russian, some English)
  • Mountain bike rental
  • Helmet, knee & elbow pads
  • Picnic lunch

Half- and One-Day Mountain Bike Tours in Jyrgalan Valley

Tulpar Tash

Highlights:

  • Tulpar Tash: This local natural landmark sits at the base of the Chunkur Tor mountain range a 2,450 m. Tulpar Tash allows for fantastic photo opportunities, and take time for panoramic views over Jyrgalan Valley and the village itself. Legend holds that Manas’ horse climbed up this rock and leapt from the top. Locals believe that the "footprints" on top of the rock prove such legend.

Season:

June - September

Distance:

7.3 km

Duration:

1/2 day

Elevation:

2,258 - 2,445 m

Starting/Ending Point:

Jyrgalan Village 

Difficulty:

Easy

Kok-Bel Waterfall Loop

Highlights:

  • Kok-Bel Waterfall: The waterfall has a height of 2,600m, and feeds directly into the Kok-Bel River. This river is vital as a watering source for various herds in and around the Jyrgalan valley so you'll often see many animals around it.
  • Old coal mines: Get a glimpse of the Soviet-era coal mines that once supported Jyrgalan village in the past.
  • Panorama views of Jyrgalan: While en route to the waterfall, you'll enjoy spectacular views over the village of Jyrgalan and the valley as a whole.

Season:

June - September

Distance:

13 km

Duration:

1/2 day

Elevation:

2,251-2,351 m

Starting/Ending Point:

Jyrgalan Village 

Difficulty:

Easy

Birch Grove Loop

Highlights:

  • Tulpar Tash: Situated at the base of Chunkur Tor mountain range (2450 m), legend holds that Manas' horse climbed and leapt off this rock as he headed into war, and even today faint footprints can be seen. Local villagers and guides also have identified other objects within the rock (i.e., wolf face, smiling man, etc.) and will share local legends.
  • Kyzyl-Jar Canyons: A series of three breathtaking canyons amongst mountain range with semi-wild packs of horses. Find the occasional local herder spending summer months on the jailoo (high pasture).
  • Birch Grove: A beautiful forest of birch trees dating back to Soviet days serves for a perfect and relaxing biking experience. Enjoy forest sights and sounds, all amidst the mountains of the Jyrgalan Valley.

Season:

June - September

Distance:

16 km

Duration:

1 day

Elevation:

2,100-2,440 m

Starting/Ending Point:

Jyrgalan Village 

Difficulty:

Medium

Temirlan Stones

Highlights:

  • Kok-Bel Pass: Kok Bel pass (2,660m) rises between the Jyrgalan and Tiup rivers. Beautiful views to Tiup river and Chymyndy say Gorge and Karkyra Valley amaze with descent to Temirlan Stones (200 meters).
  • Tiup River: Flowing parallel to Jyrgalan river until its descent thru Chymyndy Say Gorge to Lake Ysyk Kol, riders are treated to gorgeous sights and sounds.
  • Temirlan Stones: Intrigue surrounds this man-made rock formation unique to the region. Legend has that the rocks serve as markers of lives lost during battle by a local army under general Temirlan.

Note: Transport or pick-up is needed on this mountain bike tour as the trail is 30km one way. Please make arrangements for this with Destination Jyrgalan or your mountain biking guide.

Season:

June - September

Distance:

30 km (one-way)

Duration:

1 day

Elevation:

2,248-2,660 m + downhill to 2,000 m

Starting/Ending Point:

Jyrgalan Village / Temirlan Stones (transport needed)

Difficulty:

Difficult

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