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Cycling in Mongolia

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starts on 23 Nov 2018
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Cycling in Mongolia - Exodus Travels
Cycling in Mongolia - Exodus Travels
Excellent
17 reviews
Starts
Ulaanbaatar
+5 Destinations
Northern Mongolia
Ends
Ulaanbaatar
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Highlights

  • Dance by the famous Tumen Ekh Troupe
  • Bike through the green valley of Mt. Khairkhan
  • Visit the sand dunes at Mongol Els
  • Hike craters of extinct volcanoes
Age range
16 to 80 year olds
Accommodation
Camping
Max Group Size
14
Transportation
Bicycle
Travel style
Bicycle, Adventure
Start and end in Ulaanbaatar! With the bicycle tour Cycling in Mongolia, you have a 15 day tour package taking you through Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia and 5 other destinations in Mongolia. Cycling in Mongolia is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

17 Reviews

  • Cycling in Mongolia reviewer 1
    Written on October 10, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    A brilliant trip involving reasonably challenging cycling through what must be some of the most beautiful and untouched country in the world - truly the way it was in the days of Genghis Khan (if a little safer!).What was the most inspirational moment of... Read more

  • Cycling in Mongolia reviewer 2
    Written on September 23, 2013
    4.0 - Good

    Beautiful countryside, fantastic cycling and wild horses galore!What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?there is nothing quite like waking up to the sound of wild horses galloping past your tent.  A sound I hope I never forget.  Second only... Read more

  • Cycling in Mongolia reviewer 3
    Written on August 9, 2013
    3.0 - Average

    Wide open spaces in an isolated country What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?The "undulating" countryside made for some exhilarating downhills!  Hearty food in often beautiful countryside, friendly people and a great group! The... Read more

  • Cycling in Mongolia reviewer 4
    Written on August 4, 2013
    3.0 - Average

    Mongolia is a very impressive place. Ulaan Baatar is a boom town, construction everywhere and lots of bustle. The countryside was vast and empty. I loved the way there were hardly any fences, few trees, the views went for miles and miles. Very much 'big sky... Read more

  • Cycling in Mongolia reviewer 5
    Written on January 2, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    Mongolia - land of wide open spaces and fabulous hats!A land of great natural beauty with an amazing history.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Cycling alongside herds of galloping horses. Suddenly the herd leader would lengthen its stride... Read more

  • Cycling in Mongolia reviewer 6
    Written on October 1, 2012
    5.0 - Excellent

    Not the hardest, not the most technical and not offering the most to see, but this is the best Exodus cycling trip yet for me - purely because of the sheer FUN in cycling in such a remote terrain in wide wild landscapes shared with large herds of wild... Read more

  • Cycling in Mongolia reviewer 7
    Written on August 13, 2012
    5.0 - Excellent

    This was a wonderful experience, full of wide open spaces, lots of sky and great company. The support team were attentive to our every need and the feeling of rushing through the seemingly endless landscape on the bike lingers beyond the trip.What was the... Read more

  • Cycling in Mongolia reviewer 8
    Written on October 13, 2011
    5.0 - Excellent

    It was a real adventure holiday and did what the brochure said and more. Terrific fun , scenery was amazing and organisation excellent.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?BIking along with horses galloping along side me. Waking to ice on the... Read more

  • Cycling in Mongolia reviewer 9
    Written on October 13, 2011
    5.0 - Excellent

    It was a real adventure holiday and did what the brochure said and more. Terrific fun , scenery was amazing and organisation excellent.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?BIking along with horses galloping along side me. Waking to ice on the... Read more

  • Cycling in Mongolia reviewer 10
    Written on September 30, 2011
    5.0 - Excellent

    A unique holiday in a unique country. Cycling gives the opportunity to really immerse in the landscape and interact with local herders.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?One day we followed a river valley and herd after herd of horses would... Read more

Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Start Ulaan Baatar.
  2. Day 2: Morning sightseeing followed by a traditional Mongolian show; overnight train to Erdenet.
  3. Day 3: Ride to Tal Tolgoi Well via the small township of Bugat; camp.
  4. Day 4: Cross Tuluugiin Pass; camp.
  5. Day 5: Arhangai steppe ride through undulating country to open green valley below Mt. Khairkhan (1862m); camp.
  6. Day 6: Short climb to cross Kholboogin Pass (1649m) before descending to Khairkhan Lake camp.
  7. Day 7: Cycle up Khunjiin River Valley to camp beneath Mt. Chingeltei.
  8. Day 8: Short climb past the headwaters of the Khunjiin; descend into Tamir River Valley; camp near Great Rock of Ikh Tamir.
  9. Day 9: Half-day ride to Tsetserleg; capital of Arhangai, afternoon free.
  10. Day 10: Morning ride in foothills of the Khangai Mountains.
  11. Day 11: Cycle across undulating steppe to Mt. Ondor Khairkhan (2312m).
  12. Day 12: Ride the Khangai Mountain Range on good jeep tracks; descend to Orkhon River Valley.
  13. Day 13: Ride to Karakorum and Erdene Zuu Monastery; overnight in traditional ger camp.
  14. Day 14: Drive to Ulaan Baatar, visit sand dunes at Mongol Els; free afternoon.
  15. Day 15: End Ulaan Baatar.

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Vaccinations

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Typhoid
Recommended for Mongolia. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Hepatitis A
Recommended for Mongolia. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Tuberculosis
Recommended for Mongolia. Ideally 3 months before travel.
Hepatitis B
Recommended for Mongolia. Ideally 2 months before travel.
Rabies
Recommended for Mongolia. Ideally 1 month before travel.
Tick-borne encephalitis
Recommended for Mongolia. Ideally 6 months before travel.

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Location
Start and end in Ulaanbaatar.
Hold my space
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Deposit
TourRadar only requires a deposit of 20% to confirm this Exodus Travels booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 20 January 2019 the full payment of $3,106 is necessary.
Cancellation policy
No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $3106 for Cycling in Mongolia, but the deposit of 20% is non-refundable.
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Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 968 km.
  • Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia)
  • 244 km
  • Erdenet (Mongolia)
  • 30 km
  • Bugat (Mongolia)
  • 137 km
  • Khairkhan (Mongolia)
  • 131 km
  • Tsetserleg (Mongolia)
  • 108 km
  • Karakorum (Mongolia)
  • 318 km
  • Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia)

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