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
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.
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.