Trip Highlights

Explore the main highlights of Iran by bicycle

9 days cycling from Tehran capital to Persepolis, the ancient capital of Persia

Sightseeing in Tehran, Kashan, Esfahan, Yazd and Shiraz

The historical exotic village of Abyaneh and meet the local people

Experience staying a night at the amazing Kuhpa Caravanserai

Walking in UNESSCO World heritage city of Yazd

Riding on bicycles through many abandoned villages

  • Duration: 14 Days / 13 Nights
  • Trip Code: 100-STN-BIK
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Activities: Cultural-Historical, Cycling,
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  • Service Level: Standard
  • Group Size: ( 4 - 15 )
  • Tour Type: Group Tour
  • Price: € 1953
  • Single Supplement: N/A

This package tour designed for adventurous riders who would like to visit Iran for the first time and wanted to mix it with cycling activity together. The tour will start from Tehran visiting a few of the major sights of the capital. Our cycling adventure journey will take us to Shiraz through the central of Iran and the “Dahst-e Kavir. This planed itinerary covers approximately 500 km of adventure cycling from north of Iran all the way towards south. On this path we will cross all of the main touristic cities of Iran and we will stay one night in each one of them to visit the main highlights of those cities with one day sightseeing tour. Also we will pass through historical villages like Abyaneh and Qehi as well as Iranian desert of Dasht-e Kavir. There will be a total of 9 days of cycling between the capital to Shiraz and we will have 6 NON-cycling days. The biking route in this itinerary is on a paved road. The journey is led by professional crews and supported by vehicle. An English speaking MTB guide will be with the group from the beginning to the end. In the main cities for cultural exploring an English speaking guide will join us to have more knowledge of this ancient country.

Services Included

Meals

15 B

15 L

 8 D

Accommodation

1 night hotel in Tehran, 1 night hotel in Qom, 1 night in Kashan historical traditional house, 1 night in Abouzidabad historical caravanserai, 1 night local house in Abyaneh village, 1 night hotel in Esfahan, 1 night Kuhpa historical Caravanserai, 1 night local house in Varzaneh desert, 1 night traditional guest house in Yazd, 1 night local house in Taft town, 1 night local house in Abarkuh, 1 night guest house in Eghlid, 1 night traditional guest house in Saadat Shahr, 1 night hotel in Shiraz

Transport

Bicycle, Support vehicle (according to the group size, Minibus, Minivan van and/or car)

Other Services

English speaking Biking guide, daily refreshments, local English speaking cultural guide for the cities.

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: Arrival Tehran- Meeting - Meet the group at hotel in Tehran. Welcome dinner and brief session. Overnight stay at a hotel (-,-,D)

Day 2: Tehran - Drive to Qom- Short sightseeing of the capital and late afternoon drive to Qom city. Overnight stay at a hotel. (B, L, D)

Day 3: Kashan: (1st day cycling) – Start cycling from Qom to Kashan. Visiting historical houses and walking in the old part of the town. Overnight stay at a traditional house. (B)

Day 4- Abouzeidabad and Matin Abad: (2nd day cycling) – Visiting traditional bath and Fin garden (UNESSCO site) and head to Dashte- Kavir with bicycle. Passing Abouzidabad desert village and visit the caravanserai. Continue cycling towards Matin Abad. Overnigh stay at Matin Abad in an Eco camp. (B, L, D)

Day 5- Abyaneh: (3rd day cycling) – Early morning walk in the desert and continue cycling toward the historical village of Abyaneh. Meet the local residents with special dress and explore the village. Overnight stay at a local house. (B, L, D)

Day 6- Isfahan: (4th day cycling) - Start cycling early morning to Isfahan. Passing Natanz on the road.  Mid-way drive to Isfahan. Sightseeing and walking in the downtown. Overnight stay at a hotel. (B, L, D)

Day 7- Isfahan city tour- Kuhpayeh: Non-cycling day. Full day visiting the main highlights of Isfahan. In the evening one hour drive to Kuhpayeh town. Overnight stay at historical Kuhpa caravanserai. (B, L, D)

Day 8- Qehi and Varzaneh desert: (5th day cycling) - Cycling towards the desert of Varzaneh. En route a stop on spectacular historical village of Qehi and visiting the old houses, mosque and underground reservoir water. Continue Bicycling to Varzaneh town. Overnight stay at a traditional guest house. (B, L, D)

Day 9: Yazd: (6th day cycling) – Short sightseeing in the desert and start cycling towards Yazd city. En route visit Meybod historical town. Drive to Yazd. Overnight stay at a traditional hotel. (B, L, D)

Day 10: Yazd city tour-Taft- Non-cycling day- Full day historical tour sightseeing in Yazd. Late afternoon drive to Taft town. Overnight stay at a local house. (B, L, D)

Day 11: Abarkuh:(7th day cycling) – Full day cycling through the mountain road. Crossing a couple of interesting villages and spectacular landscape. Overnight stay at a local house. (B)

Day 12: Eghlid:(8th day cycling) – Continue cycling toward Nomadic areas of Zagrus mountains, visiting the tomb of Cyrus the Great. Full day cycling through the mountain road. Overnight stay at a local house. (B, L, D)

Day 13: Pasargad:(9th day cycling) – Walking around Eqlid village and continue cycling from Eqlid toward Pasargadae, visiting the tomb of Cyrus the Great. Full day cycling through the mountain road. Overnight stay at a traditional guest house. (B, L, D)

Day 14: Persepolis & Shiraz: (Non-cycling day) – Drive to Persepolis, explore the Persian Empire runs. Afternoon drive to Shiraz. Walking in the town and visiting the tomb of Hafez. Overnight stay at a local house. (B, L, D)

Day 15: Shiraz - Departure

A half day Shiraz city tour – check out the hotel and according to your flight timetable, return home.

Nov 3, 2019- Nov 16, 2019

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Price: 1953

Single Supplement: 85

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May 6, 2020- May 19, 2020

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Price: 2217

Single Supplement: 119

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Nov 3, 2019 Nov 16, 2019 1953 85 Available Book
May 6, 2020 May 19, 2020 2217 119 Available Book
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