Almaty Food and wine bicycle tour ENJOY THE SAI lands

The SAI (Sakas) tribes - by the end of the 7th century B.C. the Asii and other tribes (the Gasiani, the Tochari, the Sacarauli) had already lived in the valleys of the Rivers Ili and Chu. The SAI tribes as seen in HANSHU, ch. 96A, must have been the Sakas of the Behistun inscription of Darius I (521-486 B.C.) of Achaemenian Persia. They were called "Issedones" in the "Arimaspea", a long epic written by a Greek poet, Aristeas of Proconnesus, to describe what he had seen and heard during his journey to Central Asia.
One of the most remarkable archaeological sites of Saka is Golden Men in Issyk Kurgan.
Issyk is a town in Almaty Region, famous by saka burial mound discovered in 1970.

Our company provide unique bicycle tour in Issyk valley!

9:00 Our minivan will pick you up in Almaty, on the way to Issyk town our guide will tell the history of Kazakh lands and its inhabitans.

10:00 We'll have breakfast in nice family farm,and after  we continiue our trip to Golden man museum by bicycle.

10:40 We'll explore burial spots (kurgans) of saki culture, museum with amazing exhibits, see archaeological reserch, and enjoy 10-km easy and comfortable cross-country bicycle trip!

13:00 Turning back to farm. Delicious meal, craft wine and food tasting with famous kazakh hospitality in family farm!

16:00 absolutely satisfied, heading back to Almaty

 *group must contain at least 6 people

Number of days: 1
Covered regions:
Almaty
Astana
Akmola
Aktobe
Atyrau
East Kazakhstan
Karagandy
Kostanay
Kyzylorda
Mangystau
North Kazakhstan
Pavlodar
South Kazakhstan
West Kazakhstan
Zhambyl
Included services:
Guide
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation (Hotel/Guesthouse)
Accommodation (Homestay)
Entrance tickets (e.g. museums, parks etc.)
Beverages (non-alcoholic)
Car (with driver)
Fuel, Petrol
Bus/Train tickets
Domestic flight tickets
What to bring: sunscreen, hat, shirt with long sleeves, shoes suitable for cycling
Transport: Minivan
Tour season:
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
Tour categories:
Private tours
Cultural tours
Adventure tours
Offroad tours
Sightseeing tours
Winter tours
Special Event tours
Wildlife tours
Highlight tours
Photo tours
Hiking tours
Horseback riding tours
Circle tours
Short tours
Budget tours
Languages:
English
German
French
Spanish
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Russian
Other
Payment Method

For a confirmed booking, a deposit of (10%) is required. Deposit is paid by credit card (secure payment via Stripe, no credit card fees). The remaining balance can be paid in cash upon start of the trip - unless Host & Traveler agree on different payment methods.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations can be made free of charge up to 30 days prior to the beginning of the booked service. The deposit (10%) is only refundable if the booking is canceled at least 30 days in advance.