Biker Backroads

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  • Tour Duration 10 days
  • Узбекистан
  • Min number of people 7
  • Max number of people 14
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If miles of hidden switchback roads, crossing mountain passes, and rolling by abundant wild nature are at the top of your bucket list, then you need to plan your next two-wheeled adventure in the insanely beautiful regions of Uzbekistan. Whether it’s the shore of Aydarkul lake, the wide open wilderness of Dzhizak, Nurata, or the majestic peaks of Fozilmon; these incredible locations will leave you with a sense of wonder and awe that few words, if any, will ever be able to describe once you are back home.

This comprehensive tour through Uzbekistan will give you a great insight into the lands that once belonged to the Great Silk Road. After setting off from the capital city, Tashkent, we will ride the winding road up to 1300 km, while visiting 10 locations, including 6 main cities.

While visiting small villages we will explore the local lifestyles,  nature wonders and finally stunning historical treasures of the country.

Locations you will visit

  • Tashkent
  • Dzhizak
  • Forish District
  • Asraf Village/Hyat Village
  • Aydarkul Lake
  • Fozilmon Lake
  • Nurata
  • Sarmishay
  • Bukhara
  • Samarkand

Included

  • Accommodation: 3 and 4* star hotels, twin
  • Night stay in a yurt camp (4 ppl/py) in Aydarkul
  • Night stay at a guest house (2-4 pp/pr) in Forish
  • Night stay in a cottage/yurt (4 ppl/pr) in Sarimshay
  • Night stay in camptent (2-4 ppl/pt) in Fozilmon
  • Escorting car during the motorbiking with technical-mechanical specialist
  • Accompanying English speaking guide
  • Motorcycle rent (Lifan 200 B3 Enduro)
  • CTP Insurance (compulsory insurance of civil liability of vehicle owners)
  • Entrance fees, excursion programs
  • Fuel

Not included

  • International flight tickets (optional)
  • Alcohol and soft drinks
  • Photo and video charges
  • Insurances (other than indicated in the included)
  • Personal expenses
  • Special requests on food and meals
  • Leisure activities outside tour package

Your Itinerary — in brief:

Day 1: Arrival in Tashkent – city tour
Day 2: Tashkent – Dzhizak – Forish District – 290km
Day 3: Forish District – Asraf Village/Hayat Village – Aydarkul Lake – 100km
Day 4: Aydarkul Lake — Fozilmon Lake – 70km
Day 5: Fozilmon Lake – Nurata – Sarmishay – 150km
Day 6: Sarmishay – Bukhara – 200km
Day 7: Bukhara – city tour
Day 8: Bukhara – Samarkand – 265km
Day 9: Samarkand – Tashkent – 300km
Day 10: Tashkent — departure city

Total motorbiking distance:  1305km*

*Walking level score = Biking distance (km)

 

Day 1Tashkent – city tour

Arrival in Uzbekistan. Pick up from the airport by the local partner.

Early morning arrival and hotel check-in. Breakfast at the hotel. Free time to rest after a long flight.

Noon, city tour part I: Hast Imam complex, Chorsu Bazaar.  Time for lunch at a national restaurant.

City tour part II: Museum of Applied Arts, Independence Square, Tamerlan Square. Dinner at the national restaurant. Night stay in Tashkent.

Day 2Tashkent – Dzhizak – Forish District – 290km

Today we will start our biking experience! The destinations: Dzhizak and Forish. The first destination is located between severe mountains of Nurata and the seemingly endless “Hungry” steppe. In Dzhizak town we will stop for lunch. The second location of the visit will be in Forish. This district belongs to Djizakh Region. Here we will spend a night at the guest house, where a host family will cook dinner for us. It is a great opportunity to communicate with locals and feel the sedate rhythm of their lifestyle. Night stay in Forish.

Day 3Forish District – Asraf Village/Hyat Village – Aydarkul Lake, 100 Km

Breakfast in the guest house. Today’s destinations: Asraf Village/Hyat Village – Aydarkul Lake.  We will make a stop in a mountain village to experience the way of how people in Uzbekistan spend their time on leisure. The Uzbek people appreciate being with their relatively big size of families in nature. Typically, they build a special platform in the backyard of their houses, where many people gather to enjoy tea time under fruit trees, where we will join them to share the relaxation. After lunchtime, we will continue the trip and drive to Aydarkul lake. This big water source is located in the middle of Kyzyl Kum desert. It is a famous place for fishing. In springtime, thousands of colourful wildflowers bloom in the area, creating stunning views. We will accommodate in nomadic yurts. In the evening there will be set a bonfire for cosy chit-chat time.  A local akin (a poet-improviser) will entertain you by singing and telling Eastern legends. Night Stay in the yurt camp.

Day 4Aydarkul Lake – Fozilmon Lake, 70 Km

Rise and shine! Have you ever met Bactrian camels?  You are welcome to take a camel ride alongside the lake. The distance between the yurts and Aydarkul lake is approximately 8 km. There will be a picniс at the shore of the lake. Then we will drive to Fozilmon. The destination point is a tiny lake, based in the mountain area, where you can swim and feel the mother nature. We will stop on the plateau with a height of 1650 meters above sea level. The view from there is amazing: you will feel the wildlife in the rolling hills and slopes in a daytime and see the whole universe in the sky in a night time. The camping tents will be set in a gorge. Night stay near Fozilmon.

Day 5Fozilmon Lake – Nurata – Sarmishsay, 150 Km

Once we enjoyed nice our breakfast in nature, we will start our next journey to Nurata. This small town represents the administrative centre of Navoi region. The name of the place means “light ray” and is famous for its water spring. The legend states that many thousands of years ago a meteorite fell from heaven to earth, and a source of healing water appeared at the site of its fall. However, historians associate the formation of the city with the fortress of Nur, which was built by Alexander the Great in the 4th century BC. The fortress played the role of a border structure between wild steppes and agricultural regions. The ruins of the fortification have survived to this date and are one of the beauties of Nurata. There will be offered a city tour in this location. Time for lunch at the local brasserie. After lunchtime, we will drive to Sarmishsay to watch 25-30 thousand years old petroglyphs. Accommodation in a yurt camp or cottage. Dinner and night stay in Sarmishsay.

Day 6Sarmishsay – Bukhara 200 Km

It’s time to visit Bukhara, one of the star cities of Uzbekistan. This is a historical centre of ancient relics. The centre of Bukhara, designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1993, retains much of its former aspect, with its mosques, madrasas (Muslim theological schools), flat-roofed houses of sun-dried bricks, and local bazaars. Lunch will be at the national restaurant. Upon arrival in the city, there will be free time to refresh and relax in a comfortable hotel room. There is a well-known Bukharian hamman near to the hotel. You are welcome to enjoy their SPA session. Night stay in Bukhara.

Day 7Bukhara

Bukhara is one of the leading cities of Uzbekistan, which makes a significant contribution to the social, political, economic and spiritual life of the country, being an important centre of tourism, science, crafts, spirituality and tourism of the country. Outstanding city tour offered and includes 7 wonderful locations of Bukhara: Ismail Samani Mausoleum, Chashma Ayub Well, Bolo Hauz Mosque, Citadel Ark, Poi Kalon Ensemble, Trading domes, Lyabi Khauz Complex. Between location visits, lunch is at the national restaurant. Dinner at the national restaurant. Night stay in Bukhara.

Day 8Bukhara - Samarkand 265 Km

Another great city is on the way! We will arrive in Samarkand, the capital city of Tamerlan government. Along with Bukhara, Samarkand is one of the oldest inhabited cities in Central Asia, prospering from its location on the trade route between China and the Mediterranean (Silk Road). Lunch at the local restaurant. Samarkand city tour: Guri Emir Mausoleum -Tamerlane’s Tomb (XIV-XV cc.), Ulugbek Observatory (XV c.), St. Daniel’s Mausoleum, Architectural Complex Shakh-i-Zinda (XI-XV cc.), Bibi Khanum Mosque (XIV-XV cc.), Afrosiab Museum.  Dinner at the national restaurant. Night stay in Samarkand.

 

Day 9Samarkand – Tashkent 300 Km

The last ride of the program is the trip back to the capital city, Tashkent. It’s time to celebrate the accomplished moto tour. Let’s rock the farewell dinner!

Breakfast at the hotel and check-out. A road trip to Tashkent. Hotel check-in and lunch at the national restaurant. Free time for rest. Farewell dinner at the national restaurant. Night stay in Tashkent.

Day 10Tashkent - departure city

Breakfast at the hotel and check-out.  Transfer to the airport by the local partner. Departure.

Uzbekistan, officially the Republic of Uzbekistan (Uzbek: Oʻzbekiston Respublikasi, Ўзбекистон Республикаси), is a doubly landlocked country in Central Asia. It is a unitary, constitutional, presidential republic, comprising twelve provinces, one autonomous republic and a capital city. Uzbekistan is bordered by five countries, Kazakhstan to the north; Tajikistan to the southeast; Kyrgyzstan to the northeast; Afghanistan to the south; and Turkmenistan to the southwest. Once part of the Turkic Khaganate and later Timurid Empires, the region that today includes the Republic of Uzbekistan was conquered in the early 16th century by Eastern Turkic-speaking nomads. The area was gradually incorporated into the Russian Empire during the 19th century, and in 1924 what is now Uzbekistan became a bordered constituent republic of the Soviet Union, known as the Uzbek Soviet Socialist Republic (Uzbek SSR). Following the breakup of the Soviet Union, it declared independence as the Republic of Uzbekistan on 31 August 1991 (officially celebrated the following day). Uzbekistan is officially a democratic, secular, unitary, constitutional republic with a diverse cultural heritage. The country's official language is Uzbek, a Turkic language written in the Latin alphabet and spoken natively by approximately 85% of the population; however, Russian remains in widespread use. Uzbeks constitute 81% of the population, followed by Russians (5.4%), Tajiks (4.0%), Kazakhs (3.0%), and others (6.5%). A majority of Uzbeks are non-denominational Muslims.
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