Bulgan Mountain Bike Tour

1 - 9 June 2017 only USD $1895

This exciting trail in the northern provinces of Bulgan and Selenge, passes through varied and beautiful landscapes with wide fertile valleys, forests of silver birch and poplar, rivers and mountain passes. There are a few villages along the way, but most of the population are nomadic and live in the traditional round white gers. Depending on how much rain has fallen, wild flowers may be abundant, and there is a good chance of seeing eagles, cranes, vultures, partridge, falcons and other interesting birds along the way.

ERDENET CITY

Erdenet is one of only three cities in Mongolia. It has grown up around the copper mining industry and is relatively wealthy. There is evidence that Mongolians were making copper pots in Erdenet 200 years ago.

TRAIN

One branch of the Trans Mongolian railway line from Ulaanbaatar terminates at Erdenet, so a convenient way to get to the start point of the tour.The overnight train has sleeping compartments; the journey takes about 14 hours.

SELENGE RIVER

The Selenge river has the largest number of tributaries including the Orkhon, the Tuul, Ider, Delger-Moron and Chuluut rivers which flow from the Khangai mountains and from Khovsgol. Its waters eventually flow out to the Arctic Ocean.

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  • Mongolian Campsite
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FLORA & FAUNA

Sometimes, depending on the amount of rainfall, wild flowers in Mongolia's mountain regions are abundant and spectacular. Unusual birds and animals may also be spotted in these sparsely populated areas.

AMARBAYASGALANT

This is one of the three largest Buddhist monasteries in Mongolia and sits at the foot of Mount buren-Khan. It was built in 1727 to house the remains of Zanabazar, Mongolia's first religious leader. The temples were built in Chinese style with support from the Manchu Emperor in Beijing. The plan is symmetrical and the main buildings succeed each other along a north-south axis. Despite its importance, Amarbayasgalant "Monastery of Tranquil Felicity" is very remote and it is a wonderful finish to a thrilling mountain bike trail.

The trail is classed as moderate, requiring some technical skill to manage the steep rocky passes. Riding through the forests and over mountains on rough tracks sometimes blocked by fallen trees will be quite challenging. The daily riding distance is between 40km and 70km, depending on the terrain, and the total trail is nearly 300 km.

Bulgan Mountain Biking Tour Map

Train from Ulaanbaatar to Erdenet then cycle through the mountains to Amarbayasgalant. Return by jeep to Ulaanbaatar.

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Day by Day Itinerary

THIS ITINERARY IS SUITABLE FOR CYCLISTS WITH A REASONABLE LEVEL OF FITNESS AND OFF-ROAD EXPERIENCE


THIS TOUR ITINERARY HAS BEEN RESEARCHED & WRITTEN BY ©OTMT SOLELY FOR THE USE OF CLIENTS OF ©OTMT. IT'S USED BY ANY OTHER COMPANY IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED.

Tour Information:

   This tour is classed as 98% off-road and is fully supported tour
   Accommodation on tour is wild camping in tents
   Non riders are welcome to join the tour and can travel in one of the support vehicles
   Available to hire: Specialized 'Rockhopper' or Schwinn 'Mesa'
   This tour will run with a minimum of 4 people
   We accept other major currencies

   All Meals (except UB)
   2 Nights Hotel (shared twin room)
   Hire Of Tents (two people sharing)
   Train Ticket
   Support Vehicle
   All Transportation (except Airport Transfer)
   Bottled Mineral Water

   International flight
   Visa cost
   Airport transfers
   Alcohol and Soft Drinks

   Erdenet City
   Selenge River
   Flora and Fauna of Bulgan Province
   Agriculture of Mongolia's Northern People
   Overnight Train Journey in Mongolia



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Off The Map Tours started in 1998 doing mountain bike tours, so we've been doing this kind of trip the longest. We've arranged some fantastic trips in remote and beautiful parts of Mongolia and have organised some large group cycling challenge events to raise money for charity. Cycling is the best way to view Mongolia and Mongolian people are really delighted that tourists would come and enjoy their country under their own steam.


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2017 Summer Group Tours

We organize several fixed date group trips to Mongolia including mountain biking, motorcycling, horse riding, trekking and cultural trips. You are welcome to join as an individual or if there are several friends together. This is a good way to travel in Mongolia if you want the companionship of others and to meet some interesting people.

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