Trip Highlights

  • Multi activity desert tour
  • 3 days biking around 170 km
  • Cycle through many villages and oases
  • Explore elegant historic villages such as Kharanagh, Anarak and Mesr

 

This package is suitable for anyone wishing to have a special experience of biking in the desert. It has been designed in order to disconnect you from normal life taking you to the heart of Iran Deserts. This tour is a combination of different types of landscapes in Dasht-e Kavir. Our crew of professional desert drivers with 4x4 vehicles will support us during the biking and an expert English speaking desert tour guide would be with the group. The biking route is part of the old and famous “Silk Road”.  We have carefully chosen a part of this route that offers different eco-systems and changes in the landscape which simply are quite astonishing. We will come across mountain slopes and flowing dried rivers as well as the magical desert with its different colors and formations that together will make this journey enjoyable. The main part of the route is flat but sometimes for having the best views and visibility we will go on the sand dunes in the desert.
 

 

Services Included

Meal Abbreviations (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)

Meals

3B

4L

3 D

Accommodation

One night caravanserai, 2 nights tent camping

Transport

All transportation, Approximately 1000 km driving with Private vehicle from caravanserai to an oasis in the desert to the biking start point, backpack handling during the biking, private vehicle from the oasis to Yazd support of 4x4 vehicle for handling bikes, backpack handling during the trek (limited by 15kg per person)

Other Services

English speaking MTB guide for biking, drinking water, Mountain bike and helmet
Provided gear: eating utensils, tents and camping equipment, sleeping bags, mattress, pillows, duffel bag  for non-trek items left at our office

Not Included

Items of personal nature, travel insurance


Day 1: Joining tour in Esfahan’s Caravanserai – cycling excursion
The meeting point of our sojourn in the journey ahead will be in the amazing KuhPa caravanserai which has been renovated to match the history of the location with modern amenities. The travelers coming from different locations can check-in to the caravanserai any time after noon. For those who would like to start from Isfahan we will send a vehicle to pick them up. The departure time will be at 12:00 pm (noon) towards the Caravanserai. The accommodation of this night is included in the tour package.
For the first day plan, we considered a cycling activity to visit the villages which will start at 14:00. On this short trip, we will provide you a mountain bike, helmet and a local guide that will lead you for the excursion. You will visit the specific architectures of the historic villages as well as Castles, mosque and its underground water “Qanat“. It would be a chance to meeting the locals and get to know their customs through when we are paddling in our short excursion. You will be back to the caravanserai in the late afternoon.
Afterwards, you will meet your desert guide in the late afternoon there. You will have a brief session about the journey. Dinner of this night is not included in your tour package, but there is a restaurant in the caravanserai and serving local fresh meals. Overnight you will stay in the private room with the traditional Persian style sleeping arrangement in the caravanserai. (-,-,-)


Day 2: biking towards oases – (Biking)
On the second day, we will be driving around 300 km’s for our first biking event. From there you will be passing through villages and seeing their highlights. From there you will be getting behind bikes to see the oasis desert. You will have the chance to see the sand dunes, take photos and frolicking. You will see stunning crystallized salt formation on the flat grounds there. You will be crossing two oases on the way on the road towards the camp area. We will set up our camp in the desert and watch the sunset. Total distance covered: 50 Km (B, L, D).

Day 3: biking in heart of the desert – (Biking- tough day)
Today you will the chance to see more desert flora in the form of small trees and bushes on mountain slopes. There are also seasonal flowing rivers, occasionally quite vigorous.  We will stop by an old underground water reservoir for lunch and be in the oasis for the late afternoon. Dinner will be served under palm trees and set camp for the night. Total distance covered: 70 Km (B, L, D)

Day 4: biking from the oasis to Khur (Biking)
6.00 A.M wake up and breakfast and start biking towards Khur town. Today takes us into the heart of the desert and totally off the beaten path. The landscape is quite interesting and there is always a reason found to stop and look at an interesting view, examine more closely an obdurate plant that is alive and growing in an imponderable spot and imagine what it would be like if there was a flash flood. We have lunch there. In the noon time we have lunch there and then the vehicle will arrive to pick you up and drive you to Yazd. Depending upon the season there are a couple of attractions on the way and you may have a chance of short visiting of them. (Bayazeh Castle, Kharanagh historical village, Chak Chak fire temple “the world’s Zoroastrian halidom”) and Finally, we you will be driven to Yazd historical city. We will be there around late afternoon. Total distance covered: 50 Km.  (B, L)

Deviating from this itinerary is unpreventable sometimes due to weather conditions, seasonal changes, frequency of visits to a village or for any other factor which may influence our travel times and schedules. Furthermore, this is the tight itinerary and sometimes we must skip a place or two depending on the season.
•    During the spring time (from Mid-March to end of May) we might experience rain and wind in the desert so you should be prepared for occasional rains and winds..

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