Trip Highlights

  • 7 Days biking in Iran Central Desert (350 km)
  • Biking through many villages and oases
  • Associating with locals
  • Biking on parts of the historic silk road
  • Exploring historic villages such as Garmeh, Iraaj and Bayazeh
  • Visit main highlights of two ancient cities, Esfahan and Yazd
  • Visit two UNESCO world heritage sites of Esfahan, Masjed-e Jame (Friday mosque) and Meidan Emam
  • Duration: 13 Days / 12 Nights
  • Trip Code: 091-STN-BIK
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Activities: Cultural-Historical, Desert Adventures, Multi Activity, Cycling,
  • Regions: Farahzad, Isfahan Province, Iran
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  • Service Level: Standard
  • Group Size: ( 6 - 15 )
  • Tour Type: Group Departure
  • Price:
  • Single Supplement: N/A

This package covers 350 km biking in central Iran mostly in desert areas plus visiting two main touristic cities of Esfahan and Yazd. There are two world heritage sites in Esfahan and lots of interesting attractions in Yazd. The biking route is part of ancient Silk Road disconnecting you from daily life by taking you to the remote areas. We will come across various mountain slopes, dried-up rivers as well as the magical desert with its different colors and formations. The biking route in this itinerary is a mixture of paved and dirt roads. The journey is led by professional crews and supported by vehicles. An English speaking MTB guide will be with the group during biking activity in the field. The tour will start from Esfahan with a short sightseeing of the city. A biking loop will take us to Yazd, after visiting this ancient city we will cycle back to Esfahan to complete the circle. There will be 7 days of biking between two cities. The main part of the route is flat but sometimes for having the best view and visibility we will go up the sand dunes in the desert. There is the possibility of seeing wild life such as camels, rabbits, foxes and so on.

 

Services Included

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

Meals

12 B

11 L

 8 D

Accommodation

3 nights in Esfahan (Kuhpa Caravanserai), 2 nights in desert (traditional guest house), 2 nights traditional hotel, 2 nights local homestay/camping in the desert, 2 nights in Yazd (traditional hotel)

Transport

Private vehicle depending on the group size,  support vehicle for handling bikes and backpacks

Other Services

English speaking MTB guide in desert, daily refreshments, local English speaking guide for city tours in Esfahan and Yazd.

Provided gear for camping in the desert: Eating utensils, tents and camping equipment, sleeping bags, mattress and pillows

Not Included

Items of personal nature, travel insurance, entrance fee for sites

Day 1: Arrival to Esfahan International Airport (INF): Transfer to Kuhpayeh town, check into the caravanserai. (-,-,-)

Day 2: Village exploring: visiting its attractions such as the castle, historic houses, mosque and underground water “Qanat“. (B, L, D)

Day 3: Esfahan city tour: Drive to Esfahan for a full day city tour. Back to Kuhpayeh. Overnight stay in the caravanserai. (B)

Day 4-10: Biking through the central desert (one week): From Kuhpayeh we will drive to central desert and from there we will have 7 days biking in Dashte-Kavir. We will cover approximately 350 kilometras on MTB bikes, a combination of dirt and asphalt roads. We will cross small towns, villages and hidden oases. We will see the sand dunes, small mountains, palm trees, spring waters, salt lake, underground water reservoir, dry-salty river, semi wild camels and if lucky other animals. Cycling will finish around Yazd. (B, L, D)

Day 11: Yazd city tour: Full day sightseeing tour in Yazd visiting its touristic attractions. Onight stay in a traditional hotel. (B)

Day 12: Drive to Esfahan: On the way will visit Meybod and Naiin historic towns. Overnight stay in caravanserai. (B)

Day 13: Departure

 

Apr 10, 2018- Apr 22, 2018

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Price: 3728

Single Supplement: 135

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Nov 13, 2018- Nov 25, 2018

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Price: 3728

Single Supplement: 135

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