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Our guides Victor & Matt made the trip – we were novice long distance walkers & inexperienced campers but their patience and understanding was greatly appreciated and has encouraged us to look forward to future treks. Thanks so much for making our 29th Wedding Anniversary so memorable.

We have relived our Tassie walk many times over – in fact each time we‘re back in the bush memories flood back from our trip Thanks once again to the staff for a fabulous adventure.

Jenny Hall – Australia – March 2010 | Australia
 
 

Riding on a High: 5 Epic Cycles

12/08/2016

Riding on a High: 5 Epic Cycle Adventures

If you’re still feeling the Tour de France effect, aching for those hours of intense and exhilarating action on the bike, look no further! From heli-biking in Kazakhstan to free-wheeling on the world’s highest motorable road in the Himalaya, we’ve put together our most challenging and epic cycle adventures! 

1. Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan by Bike 

Are you looking for an exhilarating mountain biking adventure with a twist? On this trip you will enjoy two days of heli-biking as you cycle across the grasslands of Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, once part of the Silk Road, dotted with nomads and yurts. The helicopter will drop you off at altitudes of 3,500m for an unforgettable yet daunting descent (1,300m!) on switchback trails and forest dirt roads back to your base at the remote Karkara Valley, complete with a traditional sauna and a bar.

Grasslands of Kazakhstan

The 15 day trip departs in July and August - Book Now >>


2. Nepal - Mustang Mountain Bike with Huw Kingston

Join adventurer Huw Kingston on an epic mountain bike expedition into the Kingdom of Mustang in Nepal. Follow 4WD and off-road tracks that once served a thriving trade route between Nepal and Tibet. Cycle through striking terrain, a semi-arid desert with deep ravines and rock shelves, flanked by snowy peaks. Pass impressive chortens and simple monasteries which preserve some of the last vestiges of traditional Tibetan Buddhist culture. This itinerary is somewhat exploratory...get geared up for an unforgettable adventure!

Upper Mustang_Richard IAnson

Image: Richard I'Anson

The 17-day adventure departs 18 March 2017 - Book Now >> 


3. Morocco - Cycle the High Atlas

Morocco’s blend of culture, natural beauty and infrastructure make it an ideal place to explore by bike and the opportunities are both physically exhilarating and culturally infused. From Marrakesh head to North Africa’s highest mountain range to tackle its rugged, flat-topped peaks (still used by nomadic Berbers), ascend winding roads that twist through palm trees and fresh water ravines before crossing a narrow gorge to the idyllic Paradise Valley.

Atlas Mountains

 

4. Indian Himalaya: Cycle Leh to Manali  

A Trans-Himalayan expedition that traverses the backbone of West Himalaya. Across a vast wilderness on the borderlands of Tibet, you will cycle high passes that link Ladakh to the Kullu Valley and go freewheeling from the Kardung La (5,602m), the world’s highest motorable road, as you make your way to the hill station of Manali. A challenging expedition, this trip is designed to appeal to highly motivated cyclists keen to get their first experience in the Himalaya.

Leh to Manali

 
 

5. Peru - Cycle the Andes 

The stunning snow-capped peaks of the Andes mountain range provide a dramatic backdrop for this thrilling cycling adventure. Starting in Cusco, the trip offers plenty of downhill cycling opportunities, both on-road and off-road, through classical Andean scenery. The journey culminates at the world famous wonder of Machu Picchu, where you also have the option of revisiting the site the next morning for a once-in-a-lifetime sunrise!
 
Cycle Andes
 
 
 

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