Bicycle tour with an escort car
Distance – 560 km
Tour route: Ashgabt – Bokurdak – Yerbent- Darvaza Gas crater – Yerbent- Bokurdak – Chalysh- Nisa- Horse farm – Ruhy Mosque – Ashgabat
Duration: 9 day/s 8 nights
Quality of persons: 20 persons maximum
Hotel type: 3-4 *
Placemen: single, twin
Visit the most interesting and mysterious places of Turkmenistan in a fascinating 10 days tour.
✧ You will see the modern Ashgabat city with its impressive white marbled buildings entered into the Guinness Book of World Records; visit the World Heritage Sites – Parthian ortresses of Nisa. Then the route will acquaint the tourists with real life of Turkmen villages – Bokurdak & Yerbent. (National Turkmen cuisine – plov, shorba in a fire, chorek, baked in tamdyr (oven from arable (clay and straw) and visit the big fire Gas Crater in the heart of Garagum desert. Visiting of the “Ruhy mosque” – the biggest mosque in Central Asia. In addition, you will visiting the Horse-farmfor exploring the pride of the Turkmen people – Akhal-Teke horses. Traditional tea break, short Akhal- Teke horse show program and can see the racks of horses.
Meet group of tourist at international airport. (Night flights by- Turkish avia, Lufthansa and from
Moscow city, from Dubai)
After lunch, Individual Bike, accessories choice for exact tourist’s size at bike shop. Then, biking
around city. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
In the morning breakfast in the hotel. Arrival at the starting point of the bike tour. Bike tour starting and arrival at Bokurdak village. People here live in houses made of unfired brick or in yurts, and you’ll have a chance to visit a local family house and experience the traditional ways of life of the Turkic people.
Activities include embroidery, pichme (traditional bakery), baking bread and cooking ishlekli (meat pies). You can also try camel milk, or a cup of tea. Dinner. Overnight at tent.
In the morning breakfast. Biking you will see on the way Karakum Desert flora and fauna. You’ll also visit Yerbent village, a nomadic style village where people continue their half-nomadic traditions by setting up yurts in front of their simple houses. Dinner. Overnight in tent or yurta.
Sun: Yerbent village – Darvaza Gas crater – 90 km
Breakfast. Biking to Darvaza Gas Crater. You will on the way stop take some pictures Karakum Desert. Arrival Gas Crater. Dinner. Overnight in tent.
In the morning breakfast. Biking to Yerbent village. Arrival Yerbent village. Dinner Turkmen traditional meals. Overnight in yurt.
Tue: Yerbent village – Bokurdak village – 60 km
Breakfast in Yurt. Biking to Bokurdak village. Arrival Bokurdak village. Dinner in Guest House.
Overnight at Guest House.
Breakfast. After breakfast biking to Ashgabat city. Hotel Accommodation. Relax. Dinner. Overnight atthe hotel.
In the morning breakfast in hotel restaurant. After breakfast, drive to “Nisa”, under UNESCO site heritage. Nisa was once the Capital of the Parthian Empire, explore the remnants of one of the most important cities and the capital of the Parthian Empire, a major power between the III millennium BC – III millennium AD. Lunch time. After lunch, we will drive to the horse-farm for exploring the pride of the Turkmen people – Akhal-Teke horses. In addition, Traditional Tea party, short Akhal-Teke horse show program and can see the racks of horses. Then drive to “Gypjak” Mosque and Turkmenistan’s first Presidents mausoleum. Farewell dinner. Overnight at the hotel.
Early morning transfer to Ashgabat International airport according flight schedule. Flight home.