Terelj Cycling Day Trip
Price From:100 $
Group Size:1-6 persons
Difficulty Rating:Moderate to demanding
Need to fill a gap in your travel plans? Looking for challenge and fun? On the Terelj national park cycling day tour, you will experience a variety of beautiful landscapes and get a glimpse of the traditional life of Mongolia’s nomads. Although moderate in the level of difficulty the tour requires some stamina as the riding distance is challenging.
- Enjoy the picturesque wilderness of Terelj national park
- Visit the largest in the world statue of Chinggis Khaan
- Well-researched and tested biking route
- Advanced quality mountain bikes
The bike tour starts just outside the city, yet it immediately plunges you into a pretty scenery of high mountains covered in pine and larch. A long a gradual ascent brings you to the short but steep climb to two consecutive passes at 1850m. The following fast descent brings us to a lush riverside full of dacha style holiday camps. We cross the river and cycle into a wild area that marks the southern edge of the Siberian mountain forest eco-system. Only a few nomadic yurts can be seen as we make our way up the valley. This wild part of the country is home to bear, wolf, lynx and boar who roam the depths of the park but as well herbivores such as elk, roe deer and red deer not to mention the many fur animals typical to boreal forest. You will still need to preserve energy for the afternoon to climb to the highest point of the ride at 1900 meters. Breathtaking views of distant mountains of Siberia open from the top of the pass. A long and exciting downhill is followed by fast riding on easy terrain across a wide-open valley dotted with mushroom like homes of nomadic herders and thousands of livestock. Upon finishing the ride, we load bikes and drive back to Ulaanbaatar.
- 80km, +1000m