Adventure mountain biking on the highest Asia volcano mountain
Passing Lar National Park with bicycle
Visiting nomads and shepherd areas on the trail
Camping in heights of the national park
Crossing the vast valley of Lar protected area
Adventure cycling through canyons, rivers and single track roads
Untouched landscapes, rivers, sounds and colors of nature in a non-touristic area
Spectacular view of central Alborz mountains, ideal for photography
Ascent Mt Damavand with bicycle
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This is one of the most challenging Adventure Iran mountain biking tours. Participants MUST be very fit and have had a lot of mountain biking experience. The tour entails crossing rivers and canyons, unstable weather of Mount Damavand, long-day cycling, high altitudes and cold temperatures at the summit. These factors make the trip strenuous and challenging and you must be prepared both physically and mentally. The trip consists of two stages.
Stage 1 difficulty level is “challenging” based on our rating system. During this stage, which takes two days, we will cycle for 100km through the Lar National Park crossing mountains, passes, canyons and rivers.
Stage 2 difficulty level is “strenuous” based on our rating system and we will use an MTB to ascend Mount Damavand. With acclimatization this stage will take 4 days. We will transfer you and your bicycle to the 2nd camp and you will start ascending the summit therefrom. Most of our experienced cyclists carry their own bicycles but we can arrange for mules to carry yours from the 2nd to the 3rd camp, from where you would need to carry your own bicycle up to the peak as mules cannot go any higher. The most scenic part of the trip is the Lar National Park – one of the most beautiful protected areas of Iran, famous for its variety in flora and fauna, beautiful lake and many rivers. The journey starts and ends in Tehran.
As visitors to the Lar National Park require a permit, advanced booking is mandatory to ensure that all paperwork and arrangements are completed in time for the trip.