ABOUT THE TOUR
The first stage of the ride covers 34 km from Terelj village to the VIP TREK tent camp site next to the Dund Bayan river in the area of the Princess Temple /Gunjiin Sum/. The cycling route follows the Tuul river in the Eastern direction for about 15 km with an easy to ride flat terrain (provided no head wind). At the place named Sain Ovoo the route takes a left turn to the North.
During the next 20 kms mountain biking the cycling path crosses twice the small river named Baruun Bayan river. The elevation of 100 m over 20 km is marginal and goes unnoticed in the very enjoyable valley.
The lunch will be served at the camp and following a lunch break we start the optional second biking session of the day. The afternoon cycling path will bring the mountain bikers from the camp to the Princess Temple and back. The loop of 27 km is of a more challenging nature than the morning ride passing through a magnificent forested area with interesting rock formations.
The ride is characterised by solid “ups” and “downs” that may test the stamina of all respective mountain bikers. Following this visit of the PrincessTemple needless to stress that the cold beer, the diner and the rest at the tent camp site will be well deserved! The second mountain biking day begins with a nice breakfast in order to build up the necessary energy for the cycling day. The ride starts at 09.30H. The route follows the Dund Bayan river to the North where we will have a first snack stop on the top of the hill in the area of Zuugiin Rashaan. From there the Mountain biking path engages Southward in an amazing downhill of about 20 km through grassland till the Tuul river. The last leg of the mountain biking tour follows the Tuul river till the Terelj village, the finish of the weekend ride with a total distance of 120 km (Please note that each participants can choose his own riding distance, since there is always an option to cover part of the cycling tour by van)
Support Vehicles: The cycling tour is fully supported. This means that at all times a Russian made van follows the cyclists during the ride. The driver of the “back up” vehicle has via “walkie talkie” radio communication with the guide/mechanic that is cycling together with the mountain bikers.
At all times the vehicle can be called in to resolve mechanical problems or simply when it is the time for a snack stop that is planned during the tour at intervals of about 10 km or for whatever other reason at the request of cyclers. Next to this “back up” vehicle there is a logistics vehicle for the transport of all camping and kitchen equipment as well as food. The logistics vehicle usually travels directly to the camping site in order to get everything ready by the arrival of the cyclists. Guide and mechanics support: The guides are trained mechanics.
Besides their prime role of guiding the tours they are also in charge of general support. The number of guides depends on the size of the cycling group. However, usually we have one guide in the front and one guide at the very end of the cycling group with a third guide in the middle of the cyclers moving up and down the peloton. All guides and cars are all interconnected via radio.
Catering and drinks are an important item of the weekend tour. About every 10 km a snack stop is organised to redistribute water to the cyclers and to propose fruit and sugar snacks to boost the energy level. The average intake of water per day per cycler is between 1,5 litres up to 3 litres. Fruit consists of fresh oranges, apples and dried raisins. Sugar snacks are twix and mars mini bars. The dinner and breakfast are very important meals with plenty of quality food to replenish the energy level. The lunches proposed in the midst of cycling efforts are usually somewhat lighter and adapted to the physical effort. CAMPING
Our tents are European made inflatable tents of the top brand “Karsten”. It has a ground surface of 11m² and accommodates 4 comfortable folding beds. The camp is further equipped with a large dining tent with a kitchen section as well as a separated dining space. In order to offer the maximum comfort for the guests the dining section has standard tables and foldable seats.
An 80 litres capacity refrigerator working on 12 volt electricity secures the freshness of the food products and some drinks. Shower facilities: The selected campsites are always next to water sources, river or small streams or lakes, to secure the sufficient volume of water for our shower facility. Our ecotemp shower equipment works on butane gas and provides water via a 12 volt water pump. Generator and batteries: For the purpose of recharging the GPS devices, camera's and ipads the cars are equipped with additional 12 volt batteries and the adequate USB plugs and adaptors. A generator is available as back up system in case of need.
The support staff for such weekend cycling trip consists of minimum 5 people. Two drivers, one cook and two guides/mechanics. Whereas the Cook is usually primarily focused on catering issues, the drivers and guides/mechanics are multi task staff also in charge of building and dismantling the camp. Price included: Transport from city tand back All camping equipment including hot shower facilities All meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner
All snack stops with snacks, fruit, water and fruit juice Support vehicles Guides and cook
We have four different level of tours based on your experience and mood.
LEISURE RIDERS TOUR: for participants who are relatively fit and comfortable with hills that are less than half a mile in length. These riders also do not mind hopping in the support van when they have ridden enough. A ride of 15 miles is within their comfort zone with possible distances of up to 35 miles on a long day.
RECREATIONAL RIDERS TOURS: For participants who enjoy active lifestyle with an occasional physical challenge. They enjoy rolling terrain with some bigger hills that are challenging. A ride of 30 miles is within their comfort zone with possible distances of up to 50 miles on a long day.
ACTIVE RIDERS TOUR: For participants with a good fitness level enjoying all terrain with hills and some moderate mountain passes. They enjoy some speed on moderate descents. A ride of 45 miles is within their comfort zone with possible distances of up to 70 miles on a long day.
AVID RIDERS TOURS: For participants with a very good fitness level and stamina enjoying all terrain with hills and big mountain passes with steep technical descents. The bike is central in their life. Distances of 60 miles is well within their comfort zone with up to 100 miles on a long day.
1-3 pp: 320 dollars p.p
4-6 pp: 290 dollars p.p
7-10 pp: 260 dollars p.p
10-16pp: 230 dollars p.p
Transport from city tand back
All camping equipment including hot shower facilities
All meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner
All snack stops with snacks, fruit, water and fruit juice
Guides and cook
Trek bike and helmet included ( model show in the pictures )
*If you have your own bike or you dont need tend, or you have other necessity please contact us for a quote.
ITALIAN AND GERMAN GUIDE UPON REQUEST
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.