3 Days
Duration
Challenging
Difficulty
May, Jun, July, Aug
Month
Cycling
Activity
Adventure
Travel Style
Tailor-Made Tours
Trip Type

Trip Highlights:

  • Two days mountain biking in the west face of massive Damavand Mountain

  • Passing Lar National Park with bicycle

  • Visiting nomads and shepherd areas on the trail

  • Camping in heights of Mountains inside of the park

  • Crossing the vast valley of Lar protected area

  • Adventure biking with crossing rivers on the single track roads

  • Untouched landscapes, rivers, sounds and colors of nature in a non-touristic area

  • Spectacular view of central Alborz mountains, ideal for photography

TOUR CODE 094-STN-TRK
START Tehran
FINISH Tehran
REGION(S) Tehran, Mazandaran
INCLUDED
MEALS: 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
ACCOMMODATIONS: Camp: 1 Night, Local House: 1 Night
TRANSPORTATION: Private vehicle
All transportation according to the itinerary
Accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary
Meals as indicated in the itinerary
English speaking tour guide
Backpack handling by Mules/Horses (limited to 15kg per person)
NOT INCLUDED Entry fee for the sites not mentioned in the itinerary
Travel insurance
International airfare
Excess baggage charges
Airport and departure taxes
Any extra hotel costs such as early check in or late checkout
Laundry
Mini bar used in the room
Meals not stipulated in the itinerary
Tips (optional)
Cost of medical immunizations
Bottled water
Phone calls
Any other service not mentioned in the itinerary

This is amazing opportunities for all travelers to have an exciting adventure mountain biking in one of the closest national Park in the Capital’s countryside. We will send you to the heart of the Alborz Mountains in the park, which is surrounded with many mountains and for two days. We have a challenging biking from Northern Tehran towards the Damavand mountain through Lar national park. We will finish our mountain biking trip in Polor which is in south of massive mount Damavand. From there we will collect the bikes and we will back to Tehran from Haraz main road to the capital takes two hours. We will be Tehran by the evening on the day 3. We will have approximately 100 km cycling this tour and we will cross a couple of mountains, canyon and rivers to reach polor which is the foothill of Damavand Mountain. The valley is a vast area and on early in the season in May will cover different type of flowers. We have to cross the Lar rivers for a couple of times and that would be a good to be prepared with extra cloths and sandal. Also, there is an amazing canyon on our way to the camp area and we have to carry the bike for an hour through a magnificent river of Lar. We will have camping in the National Park and we will supply all of the camping stuff and gears and sleeping arrangement as well.
For getting the permit to a National Park for foreigner its take time and extra paperwork and advance booking are mandatory.

1

Day 1: Transfer to central Alborz

Depart from Tehran to Fasham road in the afternoon by a private vehicle through the mountain road. You will be picked up from your hotel at 17:00 pm. It takes only one hour to reach the village. The altitude of the village is around 1800 m from the sea level. When you arrive, first you will get relaxed in a local house and then prepare for a short walk in the village. You will enjoy the birds singing and the river. After a short walk and photography in the village, we will come back to the house preparing the dinner. Sleeping is in a shared room on the Iranian traditional style mattress at local home stay. (D)
2

Day 2: Garmabdar to the Park

6.00 A.M wake up for breakfast and getting ready to start at 8.00 A.M. Today we have around 50 km biking through mountain dirt road, single track, Canyon and rivers from Garmabdar (2500) to the pass (3050m) and finally the camp area (2800 m). We will start our biking from Garmabdar “west gate of park” through a tight valley with the name of Tangeh Younza. We will cross the pass through spectacular landscape, Abe Sefid waterfall and after passing rivers we will reach to the Lar valley (Dashte Lar). We have to cross a couple of times through the river and carry the bike in the second canyon as well. It would be 8-9 hours mountain biking and we will make a camp for the night. The guide will prepare the dinner in the camp and we enjoy the beauty of silent nice in the park. Our 4×4 car will carry all of the stuff and backpacks. Overnight at tent. (B, L, D)
3

Day 3: Lar protected area to Polor- Transfer to Tehran

After breakfast at 7:30 A.M collecting the camp and put everything in the 4×4 car and we will start biking on our way through some spectacular scenery towards the mount Damavand west face. We have to ascend around 1500 m on this day and the length of the road is around 45 km. We will have a very good view of the west side of Damavand mountains and the highest point of this day is around 3200 m. The whole route is a dirt road with a lot of adventures and the most part of the road is ascending. We have packed picnic lunch on the way and finally we reach to Polor in the afternoon. From there is two hours driving through mountain road “Haraz road” to the capital and the vehicle pick you up from polor and we will back to Tehran by evening. (B, L)

Damavand Mountain MTB Adventures

Mountain Biking through Lar protected area towards MT Damavand

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