We have designed this trip with 2 clear focuses:
The first is a historical, cultural and architectural sojourn into Iran’s jewels of the desert: The cities of Yazd and its smaller neighbor, the town of Meybod. Yazd offers a collection of architectural gems and innovative design solutions for desert survival that illuminate for the visitor a clear picture of Persia’s considerable accomplishments in this matter.
The second segment is the core of the trip and consists of off-road pedaling through Iran’s central desert (Dashte Kavir) covering some spectacular landscapes and sceneries of desert and salt formations and covers passing across desert mountain slopes and crossing through a few very interesting small towns and oasis villages. These include places such as Garmeh, Mesr, Aroosaan, Mehrjaan, Ordeeb and Aabe-Garm. We will also cover visiting some of the remains of ancient Persia and the ancestral spiritual practices of its people which is the way of the Zoroastrian religion. This includes a fire temple and place of pilgrimage for the present adherents of the faith.
The biking route is part of the old and famous “Silk Road”. We have carefully chosen a part of this route that offers different eco-systems and changes in the landscape which simply are quite astonishing. We will come across mountain slopes and flowing rivers as well as the magical desert with its different colors and formations that together will make this journey enjoyable but more remarkably an adventure that will stay in the memory and grow as a wonderful experience along one’s life’s passage.