Numerous mountains surround the area North of Tehran City with heights over 3,000 to 4,000 meters making perfect centers for selected adventure activities such as mountain biking.
There are protected areas and national parks situated in the central part of Alborz Mountain range. Varjin, Alborz-e Markazi protected areas and Lar National Park are located northeast of Tehran and are just perfect for mountain biking. So far, the majority of Iran’s visitors haven’t received sufficient information about these regions. They travel to Iran believing they must go far afield for mountain biking, while near Tehran, in the heart of central Alborz, there are many areas for all types of mountain biking. There are various options for both moderate riders and advanced downhill bikers. There are also a number of districts for cycling in the northeast of Tehran. The biking terrains also vary depending on the region. They are a combination of asphalt, dirt, single-track, and age-old mule routes.
In spring, the villages in Central Alborz are particularly picturesque, not only are they surrounded by different species of plants and flowers, but it’s also interesting to observe the water level rising in the rivers from the melting snow. Cycling in Lavasanat countryside – Northern Tehran is one of the moderate mountain biking tours we offer in the spring as well as the Single-Track MTB in northern Tehran in the Alborz Mountains.
During the summer, when most of the regions have hot temperatures, we can recommend a few trails in high altitudes to avail of the best weather for mountain biking. As mentioned, there are some mountains above 3,000 m in northern Tehran, which are ideal for this sport. Mountain Biking alongside Shemshak ski resort, a moderate short mountain biking tour in the high altitude of central Alborz, is suitable for such bikers. Adventure MTB through Lar protected area to Damavand Mountain is a challenge for those who would like to experience river crossing, downhill and single-track mountain biking.
In the autumn, we also offer a few mountain biking tours which are perfect to select for this colourful season. Cycling in Lavasanat & Varjin protected area of Central Alborz Mountains tour is a combination of paved and dirt road that is ideal for mountain biking in this region. For more information, please check Adventure Iran’s cycling tour or contact us.