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Mongolia remains a mysterious presence in the heart of Central Asia, a traditional country where visitors are still an unusual sight. Nomads wander the grasslands, setting up their white gers (tents) where the pasture is lush for their horses. On our bikes, we follow good trails across wide, open steppe, into expansive mountain scenery and through larch and pine forests. Camping wild under the wide skies adds an adventurous edge to what is certainly one of our most intrepid cycle tours.

Quick Facts

  • Cycling
  • Off-Road Cyling
  • Festival Holidays

Whats Included

All accommodation, All listed activities, All transport, Tour leader (on guided trips), Some meals (details available on request)

What to expect

* 9 nights wild camping, 2 nights hotels, 2 nights traditional Mongolian gers, 1 night sleeper train * 11 days cycling (including 2 half-days) with 100% vehicle support * Group normally 4 to 14, plus leader, Mid age 16yrs  

Cycle through the Mongolian wilderness, past nomadic ger camps, across steppes and forests.

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Days : 15

Price : From AED 11,325*
*Per person twin sharing and excluding flights

Trip Style : Camping

Trip Type : Individuals

Physical Grading : 3

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Title : Big skies and teeming herds
Summary : A great trip in stunning landscape. A good mix of easy riding with time to enjoy the views and more challenging ups and downs. It is quite something to see herds of horses running beside you while you ride, to watch eagles soaring above you as you camp by a pristine stream. If you are happy on a bike and in a tent I can think of no better way to see Mongolia than this.
Rating : 5

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Question : What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
Answer : Hard to pick just one, but all these are great memories: watching the sunset over lake from our camp site, running herds, herdsmen on horseback, the "performance of contortion by springy girls" in Ulan Baatar.
Question : What did you think of your group leader?
Answer : Our trip leader was young but very good, with excellent communication skills, thoughtful and engaging. This was his first trip as leader, though he had assisted on many more. The rest of the support team were clearly experienced and very good at keeping the trip on track, both on the road and at the overnight stops.
Question : Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
Answer : Compared with our only previous Exodus cycling trip (Myanmar in 2014, level 3) this trip had much more cycling and less sightseeing. When we booked it was level 3 but has since been re-graded from level 3 to 4. We found the trip notes were pretty accurate, but beware the short days - less distance but plenty of height gain. The trails were generally pretty good, but variable surface conditions (slippery mud, sand, rocky descents) added an extra element of challenge in places, and a strong headwind made for slow progress at times. Expect wet feet - there are lots of river crossings. The general description of "undulating with a few short steep climbs" is fair, but before the short steep climbs there is often a long not-so-gentle climb. The tents and bikes were very good, both in terms of specification and condition. We were happy to see that, having read about issues with bikes and tents in a review of an earlier trip. The support team checked all our group's bikes over regularly, most if not every evening. The sleeping mats provided were OK but not fantastic. If you have a good one that you trust, then bring it.
Question : Is there anything else you would like to add?
Answer : Bugs were not a major problem in the evenings but bug spray is essential, and we found a solar charger handy for keeping our cameras, etc. in service.

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Start Date - End DateAvailabilityPrice
*Per person twin sharing and excluding flights
2018-08-05 - 2018-08-198 AED 11,325
2018-09-02 - 2018-09-164 AED 11,325
2019-06-09 - 2019-06-238 AED 11,840
2019-06-27 - 2019-07-138 AED 12,870
2019-08-04 - 2019-08-182 AED 11,840
2019-09-01 - 2019-09-158 AED 11,840