Trip Highlights

  • Multi activity desert adventure tour
  • 3 Days Biking in Iran central desert
  • passing through many villages and oases with MTB and connecting with the locals
  • An epic passage through Iran's Central Desert following part of the historical "silk road"
  • Exploring elegant historic villages such as Kharanagh, Anarak and Mesr
  • Passing many oases on the trek like Farahzad, Aroosan and Koreh gaz,
  • One day Yazd sightseeing tour
  • One day Tehran city tour
  • Isfahan city tour and exploring the spots of Kashan historical
  • Duration: 9 Days / 8 Nights
  • Trip Code: 083-STN-BIK
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Activities: Cycling,
  • Regions: Farahzad, Isfahan Province, Iran
  • Start From: Tehran Province, Iran
  • End: Tehran Province, Iran
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  • Service Level: Standard
  • Group Size: ( 6 - 15 )
  • Tour Type: Group Tour
  • Price: € 699
  • Single Supplement: N/A

A memorable journey through central Iran. This tour is a combination of sightseeing in main spots in large cities and visiting/trekking in the oases of Iran central desert. The planned itinerary will start and end in Tehran IKIA airport but if you prefer you can finish in Yazd historic city. You will visit main touristic cities of Tehran, Yazd and Esfahan along with some ancient towns and villages such as Qehi, Na’in, Anarak, Garmeh, Mesr, Farahzad and Kharanagh. In this program you will enjoy two days of desert adventures through Iran central desert between Esfahan to Yazd.

The total route travelled on the ground in 9 days will add up to 1500 Km but the distance would be divided in such a way not to be boring.

The designed itinerary will enable you to visit most possible attractions in 9 days. The difficulty range of the trip is moderate and all of people with general fitness can join the tour.

You will stay two nights in a hotel in Tehran which will give you short time to explore the main spots of the capital. Then you will be transferred to an amazing renovated caravanserai in east Esfahan where the real journey will begin following a day of sightseeing in Esfahan. In this program you will visit Farahzad, Mesr, Aroosan and Garmeh oases and historic towns of Na’in and Anarak. An astonishing two and half days of trekking in the desert towards the camping site is also included. If you are an early bird and wake up on time in the morning you will have the chance to trek to an amazing viewpoint to watch the life giving sun rising. After the desert trip and continue the journey to Yazd historical city and visiting the most popular site. In Yazd you will have a city tour for the whole day. This tour will finish with a day of Yazd city tour. From there you can continue your journey with our 2 days extension Shiraz and Persepolis tour.

Services Included

Meal Abbreviations (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)



3 L

2 D


2 nights in Tehran, 2 nights in Esfahan (Kuhpa Caravanserai), 2 nights in the desert (camp / traditional guest house), 2 nights in Yazd (Traditional hotel)


Private vehicle depending on the group size, Approximately 1500 km driving with Private, support of 4x4 vehicle for handling bikes plus backpack handling

Other Services

English speaking MTB guide during the desert , Daily refreshments, local English speaking guide for the city tour of Tehran, Kashan, Esfahan and Yazd, Provided gear for camping in the desert: (Eating utensils, tents and camping equipment, sleeping bags, mattress, pillows)
Provided gear: eating utensils, tents and camping equipment, sleeping bags, mattress, pillows, duffel bag  for non-trek items left at our office

Not Included

Items of personal nature, travel insurance

Day 1: Arrival in Tehran & check in
Depending on arrival time, you will check in to a hotel in Tehran. Overnight stay at your hotel.
Day 2: Free time in Tehran – Departure would be late in the evening by night bus to Na’in
According to our experience, most travelers arrive late night with different airlines. You can relax in your hotel after your flight or if you have arrived earlier you have the option of leaving your luggage in our city center office and explore the capital city by yourself.
Day 3: Drive to Esfahan – Exploring Kashan
You will drive to the historic city of Kashan. Your one day exploring starts from this old town towards the isfahan.
Day 4: Esfahan city tour
We plan to set off by 8 O’clock. Here we will start biking towards the east. We will start on fairly flat ground to get used to the conditions.
Day 5: Biking to an oasis village
Today’s journey is quite different than the previous one. We will see more desert flora in the form of small trees and bushes on mountain slopes.
Day 6: Biking- tough day
6.00 A.M wake up for breakfast and start biking towards another hidden oasis still alive. Today we will see a different type of flat desert with a different formation “white & milky salt lake”.
Day 7: Drive to Yazd – visiting Meybod, Chak Chak & Kharanagh
our vehicle will drive us to Yazd. We will have lunch on the road and will drive to Kharanagh historic village, Chak Chak fire temple (the world’s Zoroastrian halidom) and the old city of Meybod.
Day 8: Yazd city tour
You will have a full day sightseeing tour in Yazd visiting its touristic attractions such as Zoroastrian site of Dakhmeh (Old cemetery & tower of silence) and the Fire Temple.
Day 9: finish the tour
Arrival in Tehran, transfer to the IKA airport and fly back home.

Dasht-e Kavir, the Central Desert of Iran

Iran Central Desert, Kavir Markazie Iran,  Dasht-e Kavir, also known the Great Salt Desert, is a large desert lying in the middle of the Iranian plateau, about 300 kilometers east-southeast of capitol of Tehran. The desert is about 800 kilometers long and 320 kilometers wide, and composed of mud and salt marshes (kavirs). Tens of millions of years ago, this region was occupied by a salt-rich ocean that surrounds a small piece of continent in what is now central Iran. As the ocean dried up, it left behind a layer of salt as much as 6 to 7 kilometers thick.

Over time, the layer of salt was buried under a thick layer of mud. But salt has a fairly low density — lower than the layer of mud and rocks underneath which the salt layer lay. So it started pushing up through the overlying sediment and eventually, over millions of years, the salt broke through and formed domes. The salt domes of Dasht-e Kavir are probably some of the best examples of this geological phenomenon.

Geologists have identified about 50 large salt domes in this region. Some of the domes have been eroded away by wind and rain exposing its cross-section.

Although it looks like a hard surface, the salt crust is only a few inches thick, below which lies soft grease-like mud the Iranians called “Charbeh” that is extremely difficult to get out of if one were to get stuck. Because of this travelling in Dasht-e Kavir is extremely dangerous. The soil is sterile and not suitable for cultivation. The desert is almost uninhabited and only partly explored. Human settling is restricted to scattered oases, where wind-blocking housing constructions are raised to deal with the harsh weather conditions. Some live in the hills and the surrounding mountains. Wild sheep, camels, goats and Persian leopards also live in the mountainous areas.



Nov 3, 2019- Nov 12, 2019


Price: 699

Single Supplement: N/A

May 6, 2020- May 15, 2020


Price: 899

Single Supplement: N/A

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