An epic adventure exploring the mountains and steppes of Mongolia, once home to Genghis Khan
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.
The local people are warm and welcoming and we share their experience of life under a felt or canvas roof.
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.
We end our riding at Mongolia's ancient capital Karakorum, once the centre of a vast empire. Its ruins and monasteries tell us about the fascinating history of this country and its glorious past.
What makes this trip responsible?
During this tour we spend 9 nights wild camping, whereby we operate a ‘leave no trace’ policy and any litter produced is taken away with us and disposed of properly in the nearest town/city. We also visit and stay in many local ger camps and try to have as much interaction with the locals as possible. The money goes directly to the community and it is not uncommon for them to ride alongside us on their horses as we cycle. When not camping we use all locally owned and run accommodation on this trip. This contributes directly to the local communities as local staff are employed and locally produced and sourced goods are bought for the accommodation benefiting the wider community.
Cyclists and wild horses