Mountain Biking Tours FAQs
Iran is one of the most amazing destinations for MOUNTAIN BIKING in Asia and is one of the countries where you can do cycling and mountain biking year round. Depending on your interests and the level of your experience you will have a wide range of options, cycling in the desert, mountain biking in high altitude mountains, crossing national parks and protected areas, cycling through the Silk Road and staying in the amazing renovated caravanserais along visiting Iran UNESCO sites are among the many destinations that our company covers. We have created a lot of articles, videos and a stocked up Photo Gallery in our web site and we recommend that you check it for more information.
There is no definite answer for this question because there are a lot of factors involved in this answer. The short answer is that April and May are perfect for Iran first timers and those who would like to combine their cycling holiday with cultural and historical tours. Also October and May would be another choice for the above group. For those who have already visited Iran before and would like to only come to Iran for a cycling holiday the answer is that the entire year is the best season. For example, winter is one of the low seasons of Iran for mass tourism but for those who are interested in off the beaten track cycling, winter is the best season for it in Iran. Cycling through the coast of the Persian Gulf or our cycling tour in Sistan and Baluchistan are one of the most amazing cycling tours in Iran. We wrote a couple of valuable articles in our BLOG like CYCLING IN IRAN, MOUNTAIN BIKING IN IRAN, 10 BEST CYCLING ROUTES IN IRAN, BEST TIME OF CYCLING IN IRAN, NORTH TEHRAN MOUNTAIN BIKING IN CENTRAL ALBORZ MOUNTAINS, 11 BEST MOUNTAIN BIKING DESTINATIONS IN IRAN, BEST MONTH OF MOUNTAIN BIKING IN IRAN and you can contact us for more information regarding your cycling holiday in Iran.
In Iran many people do cycle touring and different types of mountain biking like cross country, all mountains, downhill and single track mountain biking. They do it mostly during Iran’s weekends, which are Thursday and Friday. Also during Iran national holiday, there are a few Iranian clubs that have fixed departure mountain biking tours in Iran.
Yes, for sure you can bring your bicycle to Iran. Many of our clients bring their own bikes for their long holiday and some of them who would like to continue their trip to another destination or come here for a cultural tour and only do a few days of cycling, usually don’t bring their own mountain bikes with them.
AdventureIran offers different types of bicycles for rent. We offer hardtail and full suspension mountain bikes. Also we have a few bicycles which are proper for desert or road cycling. For more information, please check this link: IRAN BICYCLE RENTAL
We have nearly all of the bicycle equipment and parts that you may require. Different sizes of tire, tube and body are available in our storage in Lavasan. Also we have Gel saddles along with our general mountain bike saddles, Shimano SBD Pedal, extra crank arms and crank set, different sizes of helmets, flat tire kits and pumps. If you are curious about a specific part, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Most of the bikes are new and our bicycle engineer maintains all of the bikes after each trip and the bikes are in very good condition.
All of the AdventureIran Rental bikes come with one helmet, water bottle, one tube flat rite kits with a small flat tire bicycle bag.
We also have another storage in the south of Tehran and a few of our bicycles are stored in the capital. If you require a special bike like full suspension bikes, please inform us in advance and we will arrange a transfer to Tehran.
Please send your inquiry and we will reply to you accordingly.
We offer the finest type of mountain biking tours to our clients. Our mountain biking tours are seasonal and each one of our tours goes to a special region of Iran.
Most of our mountain bike guides are Bike coaches and they are professional mountain bikers as well. Also most of them speak English very well so no worries there.
In Iran there are some Cyclers who are multilingual but unfortunately, they are not tour guides. At this moment we only have a German speaking guide among our staff. For most of our trips that we perform for travel companies, we send a cultural guide along with the tour. If you are a travel company or group, please get in touch for more details
AdventureIran has its own vehicles for transportation. We have jeeps that are designed for our mountain biking tours, with special roof carriers for bicycles. Please have a look at the photo gallery of our MOUNTAIN BIKING LOGISTICS AND OPERATION to have a better picture of how we operate the cycling tours.
Legally you can cycle in all cities of Iran, but in some of them like Tehran, Shiraz, Esfahan, and Mashhad we don’t recommend cycling on the streets as they are very crowded and dangerous, especially when you don’t have a cycling guide.
For sure women can cycle in Iran, there is no limitation for it. If you check some of our cycling tours photos in the photo gallery of the web site, you will see that actually most of our customers are women.
For men they can wear what they wear in their country. They can wear shorts as well but we recommend it to be at least above knee and not too short. For ladies, they should cover their hands and legs as well as their hair. This is especially necessary when you are in the society in towns, villages or rural areas. Please check a couple of our cycling tour videos to have a better understanding of the clothes you can wear for traveling to Iran. For more information, please have a look at the below LINK:
Depending on the region of the cycling, we use different types of accommodation for our trips. We mostly use good quality tourist hotels in main cities. If we have a traditional hotel, boutique hotel or renovated caravanserai available in those cities we try to book the best possible one for our tours. In small towns we use the best available hotel. In villages we use Persian traditional guest houses or boutique hotels.
Not only our cycling tour but also all of our tours are done with a small group of people with the Average size being between 4-8 people.
Our cycling tours can be booked like any other tour. Please check the HOW TO BOOK page to find out what is the requirement for your upcoming trip. The only difference is that if you would like to hire a bicycle along your trip, we will send a form after your booking to reserve a suitable mountain bike for your liking.
Yes, it’s possible to have a cycling tour in Iran. As the above ABC group cannot travel to Iran individually and they should book a tour accompanied by a guide and according to their travel itinerary they can travel to Iran for cycling. For more information, please check this link https://www.adventureiran.com/about-iran/iran-travel-visa/american-british-canadian/
Note: Getting a visa for American cyclists is the hardest among the mentioned three. They have some restrictions for traveling in remote areas or mountains. Their travel itinerary should consist of cycling through cities or urban destinations. If you have any questions or inquiries, please don’t hesitate to contact us.