If you’re ready for a challenging ride that rewards you with unbelievable scenery, then cycling through the Tianshan of central Xinjiang is perfect for you! Aside form the beautiful culture and history that can be found in places like Ili and Kuqa, you will also be cycling through high-elevation grasslands, through towering mountain peaks, and down into one of the most beautiful valleys in all of China.
This tour starts in the capital of Urumqi but truly begins at Sayram Lake, China’s largest alpine lake. We end our time in the oasis town of Kuqa, an amazing hub of Silk Road history and home to an incredible community of Uyghur.
Trip at a Glance:
Day 1: Assemble in Urumqi
Day 2: Train and bus ride to Sayram Lake
Day 3: Cycle around Sayram Lake
Day 4: Cycle through Fruit Valley to Ili
Day 5: Cycle on toward Narat Grasslands
Day 6: Stay at Narat, cycling and traveling the area
Day 7: Cycle to Bayinbulak
Day 8: Cycle to Kuqa
Day 9: Travel around Kuqa taking in the sights.
Prices are based on a minimum group size of 6. Discount is available for groups larger than 8, so please contact us for specific pricing and details.
Currently there are no scheduled public trips for this itinerary. Altus Expeditions runs a number of private tours throughout the year and if you’d like to inquire about scheduling and pricing for your group, please contact us directly.
Xinjiang Altus International
Zhong Qiao San Xiang #136 Door A, Office 1006