12 Days
Duration
Challenging
Difficulty
May, Jun, July, Aug
Month
Cycling
Activity
Adventure
Travel Style
Tailor-Made Tours
Trip Type

Trip Highlights:

  • Exceptional Iran Mountain Biking through spectacular mountain scenery

  • 7 days mountain biking passing Central Alborz Mountains to the Caspian Sea

  • One day hiking through the forest to spring water

  • Visiting the historical villages in the northern part of the Central Alborz Mountains

  • Local home stay & socializing with locals

  • Eating organic dairy & local foods of villages

  • Hot mineral spring spa

  • Visiting Mt Damavand base camp

  • 234 km mountain biking from Tehran to the Caspian Sea

TOUR CODE 095-STN-BIK
START Tehran
FINISH Tehran
REGION(S) Mazandaran province & Caspian Sea
INCLUDED
MEALS: 10 Breakfasts, 9 Lunches, 9 Dinners
ACCOMMODATIONS: Hotel: 3 Nights, Camp: 2 Nights, Local House: 6 Nights
TRANSPORTATION: Private vehicle, Support vehicle
All transportation according to the itinerary
Accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary
Meals as indicated in the itinerary
English speaking tour guide
NOT INCLUDED Entry fee for the sites not mentioned in the itinerary
Travel insurance
International airfare
Excess baggage charges
Airport and departure taxes
Any extra hotel costs such as early check in or late checkout
Laundry
Mini bar used in the room
Meals not stipulated in the itinerary
Tips (optional)
Cost of medical immunizations
Bottled water
Phone calls
Any other service not mentioned in the itinerary

An exotic and exciting mountain biking trip covering central Alborz and terminating at the Caspian Sea. The starting point is full of scenes and completely untouched regions in the mountains only one hour from the capital city of Tehran. Passing a unique high altitude region peaks between 2000 m to 3300 m would be enough to see many attractions in the heart of the Alborz Mountains. At this height and on clear days you will see some of the most famous and important mountains in IRAN on Alborz mountain ranges like Mt Damavand (5610 m), Mt Alam Koh (4850 m), Mt Khole No (4390 m), Azad Kooh (4360 m), Mt Kolon Bastak (4160 m), and more. On the way will come across Lar National Park and protected area, rivers, traditional villages, farmlands and mountain springs. Depending on time of the year we will have the opportunity to stop and mingle with the travelling nomads, shepherds, farmers, in an area that not many local or overseas travelers get to see or experience. The terrain is different. Depending on the region and altitude we will ride on the quiet back roads, single tracks, off roads but most of your time you will spend riding on dirt tracks through the mountains and forests. In one part of the program, we will descend from an area where there is no existing road or track, we will carry our bikes for a short distance and then find tracks that have been left behind by animals or streams having to negotiate through rocks and bolder.
There are a variety of animals, wild or domestic that we will hope to see through the trip. We will be staying with the locals where you will experience the local cuisine and friendly hospitality. The biking will finish in popular city by the Caspian Sea, where you will get the chance to cool down with a swim in the Caspian Sea. On our way to Tehran from the sea we will have a mineral hot spring spa. In Tehran we have one day city tour before departure back to home.

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Day 1: Arrival in Tehran

Arrival in Tehran and check in to the hotel in Tehran. Overnight stay at your hotel.
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Day 2: Tehran-brief session-Drive to Central Alborz:

Free time before noon and after a brief session with your MTB guide, we will drive to the northern part of Tehran in the heart of Alborz Mountains which is the starting point of biking. Overnight stay at local house. (B, L, D)
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Day 3: Biking towards the Caspian Sea

From here we have 8 day adventure journey which is including one week mountain biking and one day rest with an option of hiking in the foothills of the central Alborz Mountain. Approximately we will cover 250 km mountain biking. We will cross through the mountains, national park and forest from southern part of central Alborz towards the Caspian Sea. We will visit many villages, mountain landscape, historical place and wildlife on the way. In some part of the journey we will have an amazing view of Mt Damavand, the roof at Iran and Middle East, and also many mountains over 4000 meters in Alborz mountains. Crossing the rivers, downhill from 3300 m to 2000m m, passing through amazing forest on the Caspian Sea makes full adrenaline adventure biking for us. At the end, we will stay a night closed to the coast. (B, L, D)
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Day 4: Biking towards the Caspian Sea

From here we have 8 day adventure journey which is including one week mountain biking and one day rest with an option of hiking in the foothills of the central Alborz Mountain. Approximately we will cover 250 km mountain biking. We will cross through the mountains, national park and forest from southern part of central Alborz towards the Caspian Sea. We will visit many villages, mountain landscape, historical place and wildlife on the way. In some part of the journey we will have an amazing view of Mt Damavand, the roof at Iran and Middle East, and also many mountains over 4000 meters in Alborz mountains. Crossing the rivers, downhill from 3300 m to 2000m m, passing through amazing forest on the Caspian Sea makes full adrenaline adventure biking for us. At the end, we will stay a night closed to the coast. (B, L, D)
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Day 5: Biking towards the Caspian Sea

From here we have 8 day adventure journey which is including one week mountain biking and one day rest with an option of hiking in the foothills of the central Alborz Mountain. Approximately we will cover 250 km mountain biking. We will cross through the mountains, national park and forest from southern part of central Alborz towards the Caspian Sea. We will visit many villages, mountain landscape, historical place and wildlife on the way. In some part of the journey we will have an amazing view of Mt Damavand, the roof at Iran and Middle East, and also many mountains over 4000 meters in Alborz mountains. Crossing the rivers, downhill from 3300 m to 2000m m, passing through amazing forest on the Caspian Sea makes full adrenaline adventure biking for us. At the end, we will stay a night closed to the coast. (B, L, D)
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Day 6: Biking towards the Caspian Sea

From here we have 8 day adventure journey which is including one week mountain biking and one day rest with an option of hiking in the foothills of the central Alborz Mountain. Approximately we will cover 250 km mountain biking. We will cross through the mountains, national park and forest from southern part of central Alborz towards the Caspian Sea. We will visit many villages, mountain landscape, historical place and wildlife on the way. In some part of the journey we will have an amazing view of Mt Damavand, the roof at Iran and Middle East, and also many mountains over 4000 meters in Alborz mountains. Crossing the rivers, downhill from 3300 m to 2000m m, passing through amazing forest on the Caspian Sea makes full adrenaline adventure biking for us. At the end, we will stay a night closed to the coast. (B, L, D)
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Day 7: Biking towards the Caspian Sea

From here we have 8 day adventure journey which is including one week mountain biking and one day rest with an option of hiking in the foothills of the central Alborz Mountain. Approximately we will cover 250 km mountain biking. We will cross through the mountains, national park and forest from southern part of central Alborz towards the Caspian Sea. We will visit many villages, mountain landscape, historical place and wildlife on the way. In some part of the journey we will have an amazing view of Mt Damavand, the roof at Iran and Middle East, and also many mountains over 4000 meters in Alborz mountains. Crossing the rivers, downhill from 3300 m to 2000m m, passing through amazing forest on the Caspian Sea makes full adrenaline adventure biking for us. At the end, we will stay a night closed to the coast. (B, L, D)
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Day 8: Biking towards the Caspian Sea

From here we have 8 day adventure journey which is including one week mountain biking and one day rest with an option of hiking in the foothills of the central Alborz Mountain. Approximately we will cover 250 km mountain biking. We will cross through the mountains, national park and forest from southern part of central Alborz towards the Caspian Sea. We will visit many villages, mountain landscape, historical place and wildlife on the way. In some part of the journey we will have an amazing view of Mt Damavand, the roof at Iran and Middle East, and also many mountains over 4000 meters in Alborz mountains. Crossing the rivers, downhill from 3300 m to 2000m m, passing through amazing forest on the Caspian Sea makes full adrenaline adventure biking for us. At the end, we will stay a night closed to the coast. (B, L, D)
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Day 9: Biking towards the Caspian Sea

From here we have 8 day adventure journey which is including one week mountain biking and one day rest with an option of hiking in the foothills of the central Alborz Mountain. Approximately we will cover 250 km mountain biking. We will cross through the mountains, national park and forest from southern part of central Alborz towards the Caspian Sea. We will visit many villages, mountain landscape, historical place and wildlife on the way. In some part of the journey we will have an amazing view of Mt Damavand, the roof at Iran and Middle East, and also many mountains over 4000 meters in Alborz mountains. Crossing the rivers, downhill from 3300 m to 2000m m, passing through amazing forest on the Caspian Sea makes full adrenaline adventure biking for us. At the end, we will stay a night closed to the coast. (B, L, D)
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Day 10: Biking towards the Caspian Sea

From here we have 8 day adventure journey which is including one week mountain biking and one day rest with an option of hiking in the foothills of the central Alborz Mountain. Approximately we will cover 250 km mountain biking. We will cross through the mountains, national park and forest from southern part of central Alborz towards the Caspian Sea. We will visit many villages, mountain landscape, historical place and wildlife on the way. In some part of the journey we will have an amazing view of Mt Damavand, the roof at Iran and Middle East, and also many mountains over 4000 meters in Alborz mountains. Crossing the rivers, downhill from 3300 m to 2000m m, passing through amazing forest on the Caspian Sea makes full adrenaline adventure biking for us. At the end, we will stay a night closed to the coast. (B, L, D)
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Day 11: Larijan hot spring and Damavand Mountain-Drive to Tehran

Check out from the hotel and driving through Haraaz road to Tehran. En route we will have stops on Larijan hot spring and Mt Damavand. In the evening we will arrive Tehran and overnight stay in hotel. (B)
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Day 12: Tehran city tour- Departure

Having a short visit of Tehran and transfer to the IKA airport. (B, D)

Mountain Bike From Tehran to the Caspian Sea

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