Bulgan Mountainbike Trail & Cultural Experience

A 9 day trip to Mongolia 

One of the highlights of this 300 km trail in the mountains and valleys of northern Mongolia, is the great Amarbayasgalant Buddhist monastery which we suddenly come upon after days of cycling in the wilderness. Other highlights will include having the opportunity to see and meet some of Mongolia's nomadic people, living a lifestyle which has changed little in centuries. The virgin silver birch forests, big Selenge river, exciting riding, wild camping and interesting flora and fauna all contribute to making this tour a great adventure.

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General Information

Detailed Itinerary

Places Visited 

Ulaanbaatar city, Bulgan province, Selenge province, Amarbayasgalant monastery

Departure Dates 

Flexible and customizable for private departures.

Detailed Itinerary 

Day 1

Arrive Ulaanbaatar. Transfer to hotel. Evening board the overnight train to Erdenet (sleeping compartments).

Day 2

Arrive Erdenet and meet the tour crew. Assemble bikes and start riding, first through the modest city centre, then into the open hills beyond. Overnight camping. Approximate riding distance: 48 km

Day 3

Ride beside the winding river, lined with willow trees and poplar. The valley opens out into cultivated fields near the Selenge river. Overnight camping. Approximate riding distance: 50 km

Day 4

Ride through Inget Toloi village and up into virgin silver birch forest, home of wolves and wild boar. Cross two passes then descend to the Selenge river to camp. Approximate riding distance: 42 km

Day 5

Ride through Khyalgant village , then head east into the hills. Cross another wooded pass on a rough rocky track, then descend to a fertile valley to camp. Approximate riding distance 51 km

Day 6

Follow the track over the mountains, passing through valleys inhabited by many nomadic families. Overnight camping near Amarbayasgalant monastery. Approximate riding distance: 71 km

Day 7

Morning visit the fascinating Buddhist monastery located in this remote valley. Afternoon ride along the track towards the main road, crossing two low passes. Overight camp nearby some big rocks. Approximate riding distance: 38 km

Day 8

Return to Ulaanbaatar by jeep, arriving early afternoon. Overnight hotel.

Day 9

Transfer to airport for departure.