"Hit the wilds of Mongolia for some epic mountain biking in stunning Terelj National Park. This is the ideal bite-sized experience to get a taste of what Mongolia's pristine mountain steppe has to offer, getting you up close with local nomadic life with some exciting biking and extraordinary scenery."
Today we’ll start out early to beat the traffic with a pick up from your hotel. It’s a couple of hours drive to the Chinggis Khan statue where we’ll set up the bikes next to this imposing 40m high stainless steel statue. From here it’s smooth dirt tracks to warm up the legs before we tackle two short steep passes. The following downhill takes into the park and we cross the Tul river Valley before making our way to Princess Palace Ger camp.
Day 2: Cycle to Princess palace and to Terelj
We’ll take a 30km round trip to the Princess Palace. The cycling is epic at times with several stream crossing s and plenty of mud. Our destination, the Buddhist Princess Palace, is famed for the Manchurian princess Gunj who was married to a Mongolian Khan as an intended spy for the Manchu’s. The story goes that she came to favour her adopted people and was eventually assassinated by her own people in the mid 1700′s. Not much remains but ruins and it is sacred to Bhuddists still. The ride there and back is a fantastic, challenging one. Once we return to the ger camp we’ll set of along wide open valleys to the town of Terelj by the Tul River. We’ll stay in ger accommodation this evening.
Day 3: Cycle from Terlj to Galchuurt
From Terelj we head up our first steep pass into forest. From here it’s an extremely steep downhill, followed by an extremely long gentle downhill gradient on fast and fun jeep track. The scenery is picturesque with not a tourist to be seen. We’ll wind our way through this wide open valley before tackling a last steep and rocky pass beofre a speedy downhill run to Galchurt, on the outskirts of UB. After packing up the bikes, and maybe a quick swim, we’ll head back to the hotel and the end of the tour.
Can we change the itinerary or customise the tour?
Not for publicly listed dates, but if you have your own group or date in mind, Yes. If you want to make a private booking we can help design a tour that suits you. You may have ideas based on any of our tours or something in mind that you can't find on our website. Just get in contact with us and let us know what you have in mind and we'll try our best to make it happen!
Do you cater for vegetarians?
Yes we do! If you have any dietery requirements just let us know when you book in the space provided (Additional Requests). For any severe alergies or other conditions it is best that you let us know in advance so that we can prepare and/ or advise you on what we can provide or what you might need to bring so that are well catered for.
What about Covid 19?
Covid restrictions have passed for most countries and it is now possible to obtain tourist visas for China. For China you may need to provide a personal Covid test within taken 24 hours before your departure, these are only checked randomly, and can also be taken on arrival.
During all our tours we take care to avoid any transferring of any viruses, such as Covid, through providing hand sanitisers and minimising exposure. As with any illness, all care will be made for the participants well being during the tour and we will help with any arrangements that need to be made if the participant needs to leave the tour (this will be at the cost of the participant). Costs for unused segments of tours cannot be refunded, for any reason, as all tour costs are paid in advance.
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