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Cycle, trek and horse ride Mongolia with SpiceRoads Cycle Tours
SpiceRoads is reaching higher altitudes with the launch of a multi-activity tour across the magnificent rugged plains of Mongolia.
By: SpiceRoads Cycle Tours
The special multi-activity exploration will cover 218 kilometres across a variety of terrain with breathtaking scenery.
This tour has been designed for those thirsting for a real challenge. Highlights of the tour include cycling on dirt trails used by wild animals and local herdsmen, hiking through dense pine forest to conquer the majestic 2656 metre high Altan Olgi Mountain and horse riding through gorges alongside gushing rivers.
Other highlights include stargazing in a tented camp by crystal clear lakes, learning some of the Mongolian traditions that have been passed down for centuries, such as sampling horse milk and cheese, and staying a night in a “ger”, a traditional felt-covered tent.
Due to the remoteness of the activities and minimal contact to civilization, except for the odd friendly nomad tending his flock, the scenery is the main attraction. Mongolia is home to vast grasslands, towering mountain ranges, magnificent dense cedar forests, fast flowing streams, meadows filled with glorious wild flowers and an abundance of wildlife including bears, wolves and deer.
As most of the trip takes place off-road, a moderate level of physical fitness with confidence tackling rough terrain is recommended. Prior horse riding experience is not a prerequisite but a willingness to have a go is! Mongolian horse riding technique is unique and an experienced local guide will give detailed instructions. There will also always be a support vehicle on hand.
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