21 Days
Duration
Moderate
Activity Level
Apr, Oct
Month
Adventure
Travel Style

Trip Highlights:

  • Discover Iran’s best attractions by Mountain Bike

  • Experience the different climates of Iran

  • The variety of coastal, mountains and desert roads

  • Visiting the most famous Iranian UNESCO world heritage, cultural/historical sites

  • Crossing the Dena Biosphere reserve park (UNESCO biosphere reserve)

  • The historical exotic village of Abyaneh and meet the local people

  • Crossing the Dasht-e Kavir desert and unforgettable night Maranjab Caravanserai

  • Crossing Kavir National Park in Dasht-e Kavir desert

  • Cycling through Hyrcanian forests in the south of the Caspian Sea (UNESCO Natural site)

TOUR CODE 104-STN-BIK
START Tehran
FINISH Tehran
REGION(S) Hormozgan, Bushehr, Shiraz, Yazd, Esfahan, Semnan, Mazandaran, Tehran provinces
INCLUDED
MEALS: 20 Breakfasts, 17 Lunches, 13 Dinners
ACCOMMODATIONS: Hotel: 14 Nights, Guesthouse: 1 Night, Local House: 2 Nights, Caravanserai: 2 Nights
TRANSPORTATION: Night Train, 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

Iran is a large and extensive country with a lot of mountains, vast deserts, and lush forest.  To have an idea how big size is that, from Babolsar (in the Caspian Sea coast) to Bandarabas (coast of the Persian Gulf) it’s around 1500 km which is equal from Paris to Budapest and also from the north west of Iran (Bazargan) to the south east of the country (Chabahar) it’s around 2650 km which is close to the distance between Paris to Istanbul. It means the distance is equal with the whole Europe from west to east. So with that example, you can easily understand cycling the whole of Iran with a short trip is impossible. If you want to combine cycling activity to explore the main highlights of Iran in a couple of weeks, you have to have transfer in some part and cycling in the most beautiful parts of the land. On this travel route, alongside of the world heritage sites and cycling, we tried to add plenty of hidden attractions of Iran on our cycling route as much as we can. You will be more in touch with local on this route.

Adventure Iran launches a 700 km cycling tour from the South to the North of Iran. The terrain is a mixture of coast, hills, mountains, deserts and forest roads. Our route crosses national parks, protected areas, villages and some of Iran’s world famous cities like Shiraz, Esfahan, Yazd, Kashan and Tehran. The level of difficulty can vary from moderate mountain biking to challenging routes in steep mountain areas. The road surfaces are a combination of dirt roads, a few single-track roads and paved road in non-tourist areas.
The climate will change from the south of Iran on the Persian Gulf to the north and the Caspian Sea. Depending on the time of year, we can have a difference of around 20°C to 30°C between the hottest and coldest places. Where we can swim in Persian Gulf coast in March, April, October and November, we will have snow-capped mountains on our way to the north. One of the main highlights of this route is a variety of food in each region. The route passes through 8 of Iran’s biggest provinces, so there will be the spicy seafood of the Persian Gulf and vegetarian food of the Caspian Sea making for a unique experience. You will fly into Tehran and take a night train to Bandar Abbas where you will start cycling. From Bandar Abbas you will have three weeks journey with 13 days of cycling north to the Caspian Sea. We have chosen a variety of terrain which is a combination of Persian Gulf costal roads, paved back roads between small towns, tarmac roads between villages, dirt road in the deserts, short single tracks in the villages, dirt roads in the forests, showing many of Iran’s hidden spots. In the main cities you will visit UNESCO sites as well as other highlights of the towns and also experience the local food in typical Iranian restaurants. The journey is led by a professional crew and supported by a vehicle. An English speaking MTB (Mountain Bike) guide will be with the group from the beginning to the end. In the main cities for the cultural visits, an English speaking local guide will join us to give a more detailed explanation of the local ancient country. With the support vehicle, anyone who would like to skip a part of the cycling can travel in the vehicle. You can bring your own bicycle or rent your MTB from us. Some areas on our cycling route are protected regions managed by the Iranian Department of Environment, and we cross Hyrcanian forest which is the UNESCO natural heritage site. We need to apply in advance to get permits to enter to the parks for each cyclist. If you would like to reduce the length of the journey and just choose some part of this trip, please get in touch.

“This is trip is Exclusive to Adventure Iran . If you are interested in reserving a spot or would like more information please contact us.”

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