Trip Highlights

Two days mountain biking in the west face of massive Damavand mountain
Passing Lar National Park with bicycle
Visiting nomads and shepherd areas on the trail
Crossing the vast valley of Lar protected area
Adventure biking with crossing rivers on the singletrack roads
Untouched landscapes, rivers, sounds and colours of nature in a non-touristic area
Spectacular view of central Alborz mountains, ideal for photography

 

  • Duration: 3 Days / 2 Nights
  • Trip Code: 094-STN-TRK
  • Difficulty: challenging
  • Activities: Cycling,
  • Regions: Lar Dam, Mazandaran Province, Iran
  • Start From: Tehran Province, Iran
  • End: Tehran Province, Iran
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  • Service Level: Standard
  • Group Size: ( 4 - 12 )
  • Tour Type: Group Tour
  • Price: € 277
  • Single Supplement: N/A

This is amazing opportunities for all travellers to have an exciting adventure mountain biking in one of the closest national Park in the Capital’s countryside. We will send you to the heart of the Alborz Mountains in the park, which is surrounded with many mountains and for two days. We have a challenging biking from Northern Tehran towards the Damavad mountain through Lar national park. We will finish our mountain biking trip in Polor which is in south of massive mount Damavand.  From there we will collect the bikes and we will back to Tehran from Haraz main road to the capital takes two hours. We will be Tehran by the evening on the day 3. We will have approximately 100  km cycling this tour and we will cross a couple of mountains, canyon and rivers to reach polor which is the foothill of Damavand mountain. The valley is a vast area and on early in the season in May will cover different type of flowers. We have to cross the Lar rivers for a couple of times and that would be a good to be prepared with extra cloths and sandal. Also, there is an amazing canyon on our way to the camp area and we have to carry the bike for an hour through a magnificent river of Lar. We will have camping in the National Park and we will supply all of the camping stuff and gears and sleeping arrangement as well. 
For getting the permit to a National Park for foreigner its take time and extra paperwork and advance booking are mandatory.
 

Services Included

Meals

2 B

2 L

 2 D

Accommodation

1 night local village, 1 night camping in the park (protected area)

Transport

All transportation, transferring the bikes, backpack handling during the trek (up to 15 Kg)

Other Services

English spoken mountain biking guide, Hard tail Mountain bike

Backpack handling by 4WD cars (limited by 15kg per person)

Provided Gear: Eating utensils, tents and camping equipment, sleeping bags, mattress, pillows, duffel bag  for non-trek items left at our office in Tehran

Excluded

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

 

Day 1: Transfer to central Alborz

Day 2: Garmabdar to Khatoon Bargah pass

Day 3: Lar protected area to Polor- Transfer to Tehran

Lar National Park is a protected area on the foot of massive Mt Damavand (5610 m) with many impressive summits of Central Alborz mountain range over 4000m. Officially it is in two provinces of Tehran and Mazandaran. Lar is one of the preserved areas of Iran with watery and mountainous ecosystem only 70 km from north east of the capital.
The National Park of Lar is as big as 30000 hectares and doesn't have any residential area in or around it. During the summer when the national park opens for local tribes you see semi nomadic shepherds from the desert areas further south take their herds to graze in the summer months.  You may also see some Persian tribes making KOOCH (move to high altitude and cooler places in the hot season) in the park territory.
Because of different ecosystems and ecology, different species live in this park such as birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and aquatics (brown bear, viper, partridge, gamma and red-spotted trout). This area is also used for beekeeping considering the various plants it has.
The park opens from May to Mid- August and then is closed for the entire year. The best time to visit is beginning of May to the end of June when the area’s grassland is covered with wild flowers. All domestic visitors need a permit to visit the park. Foreign visitors also need entrance permit and some extra paperwork. In order for us to obtain a written permit for foreigners from the Environment Department in Tehran we will need some time as it is bureaucratic and time consuming.
 

This tour requires a special permit from department of environment for entering to Lar National Park. The process for applying the permission takes about 14 working days.

Aug 3, 2019- Aug 5, 2019

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Price: 277

Single Supplement: N/A

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