"When I talk about our adventure biking trips, few stories get the sheer jaw drop reaction that this one does,” says SpiceRoads managing director Daniel Moylan.
This is one big adventure. Departing just once a year (July in 2018), SpiceRoads’ tour of Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan is for hard-core mountain bikers.
The tour traverses the Tien Shan mountains, including the marble pyramid of Khan Tengri (6995m) and Pobedy Peak (7439m), and it’s here that the tour reaches peak excitement — two days heli-biking.
Strap your bike to the side of a helicopter and fly to 3500m. It’s then a daunting descent on single track and dirt roads back to camp.
“Perhaps it is the remote steppe, the looming vision that is the mystical 7000m marble pyramid of Khan Tengri or just the idea of strapping your favourite bike to the side of a chopper and taking off,” Mr Moylan says of people's reaction to the trip.
SpiceRoads has the first pioneering riders committed to the tour, and needs to bring the group to six to go ahead.
Riders will cover 549km over 13 days, covering an average 46km and climbing 988m a day.
- The tour costs from $US2950 ($3784) per person twin share, with $US200 single supplement and $US260 bike hire.
- Visit spiceroads.com for more information.
You may also like
Podcast: The Pod Well Travelled Episode 4
Australia's bush fire crisis and the Federal government's $76 million tourism recovery package throw into relief the relationship between caring for our unique flora and fauna and maintaining an industry central to helping sustain and promote them. In our latest podcast, Will Yeoman talks to Travel Editor Stephen Scourfield about Australia's "brand" in a competitive international tourism market. They also discuss overrated holiday destinations, travelling vicariously through telling stories, the rise of the holiday selfie and more...
Podcast: Talking Travel 2020: what's coming up
In their first Talking Travel podcast for 2020, Travel Editor Stephen Scourfield and his team look ahead to a New Year packed with stories, tours, events, workshops and more
Podcast: The Pod Well Travelled Episode 1: Stephen Scourfield & 2019 in review
STEPHEN SCOURFIELD says travelling in 2019 was more fun than he could possibly have imagined