Trip Highlights

Three days adventure in northern Tehran
Active Journey in of Lavasanat near the Capital
Pass an amazing canyon in the central Alborz Mountains
Mountain biking in a non-touristic area
Visit a few villages in the region
Fresh mountain weather in Tehran countryside
Stay two nights in a local house
Beautiful landscapes, mountain scenery
 

  • Duration: 3 Days / 2 Nights
  • Trip Code: 131-STN-MLT
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Activities: Trekking, Cycling,
  • Service Level: Standard
  • Group Size: ( 2 - 8 )
  • Tour Type: Private Tour
  • Price: ‎€297
  • Single Supplement: N/A

As Caravan Kooch Company (Adventure Iran office) is located in Lavasan town, in the capital’s countryside, we have created a wide range of hiking, mountain biking and 4x4 off road tours in this region for different difficulty levels. This itinerary is a three day active tour with two nights stay in a local house in a village. This flexible package has been designed for travelers with different interests and fitness level so can be tailor made according to your preferences (if you wish to change any part of the itinerary to make it more difficult/easier or add more hiking/biking days please get in touch via email). Depending on the season you travel and your fitness level we can offer the best possible journey. We have been active in this area for some time now and have been performing some hiking and cycling tours from moderate to strenuous difficulty levels which are published on our website. In this tour bicycle is included and you can choose your desired bike from our storage. There are different types of hardtail mountain bikes with different sizes available. The default package is created for moderate grade of activity including two days of mountain biking on dirt road and asphalt road and one day hiking to a summit at 3000 meters altitude. This tour starts and finishes from Tehran. You will be picked up from your hotel in the early morning on the first day and will be dropped off in the evening of third day.

 

 

Services Included

Meals

3B

3 L

2 D

Accommodation

Local house                                                                       

Transport

Private vehicle

Other Services

Local guide, drinking water, Mountain Bike

Excluded

Meals not mentioned in the itinerary, Tips (optional), Bottled water, phone calls, Any other service not mentioned in the itinerary

Day 1: Drive to Alborz –Mountain biking through a canyon

Depart from Tehran by private vehicle to the northeast of the capital towards Lavasan town. We will pick you up 6:00 am and we arrive at 7:00 am to Adventure Iran office in Lavasan and after a breakfast, you will meet your mountain biking guide. You can chat about the trip and see the route on the map and ask your questions. Then you will go to our bike storage to choose your desire mountain bike and find your sized helmet and other equipment. We have different size of hardtail mountain bikes. We will start mountain biking at 8 am. We have to cycle on the paved road up a village in the mountain to reach the beginning of the canyon. We will start from 1700 m height and pedal up to 2400 m. The first 15 km is an asphalt road and we will get around 700 m height. On the way, we have a couple of stops on the road to rest and see the beauties of the nature on the road. The road has a good view of mountain scenery and there is a great place for photography and see the entire areat.  Also, we have one stop in an interesting cave museum on our way to the canyon. After all ascending part, we start our adventure mountain biking from a village around 2300 m height which is the entrance to a huge canyon through a single track road. We are mostly cycling alongside of the river and in some parts, we have to carry our bikes as there is no track on the road. In mid-way, there is a beautiful waterfall to stop and have packed lunch there.  Also, we have to cross a few times the rivers and getting wet which is the excited part of our adventure. There is 10 km downhill biking through the canyon and we will decent around 500 m. The river ends to a village where we will stay the night there. We are staying in the local house and after taking a shower and rest, will have dinner in the house. (B, L, D)

Day 2: Long trekking in Central Alborz protected area

We will rise up early morning at dusk. For this day a longer and tougher route has been chosen. We will go on the ridges to have a better view of the area. After drinking a fresh coffee, we prepare our day pack and start trekking from the village. You will carry your packed lunch and breakfast and we will kick the road towards the top. There are a few mountains around the area which we will consider one of them for moderate trekking to reach the summit. The mountains are close to each other and if the weather is clear you can see Damavand Mountain. The altitude of the summit is between 2950-3000 m, this means that we will hike up around 1200m from the starting point. Most of the route is on mountain ridges and we will traverse through many mountains. We will stop on the way for breakfast and will resume trekking till noon time to achieve the top. After taking a rest and having lunch at the top we will start descending to return to the village.We will arrive in the late afternoon. After taking shower and rest, in the evening we have dinner in the house. Overnight stay in the house. (B, L, D)

Day 3: Transfer to another region- single-track mountain biking

We will rise up at 6:00 a.m. and after breakfast we will leave the village to another area. We will transfer you and all bikes to starting point of our and from there we will drop you off for another mountain biking day.  We will cross a couple of interesting villages on the way to reach the highest point of the road and from here, we will enter a single track route over the hill in the mountains. We will pass a couple of hills with a lot of adventures and have a spectacular view of a lot of villages in central Alborz. Also, there is a great view of a few mountains from 3000 m up to 4000 m in our route and in early spring and autumn, you will see snow on the peaks and enjoy watching the beautiful scenery in the nature. The end of this single track reaches to a small forest and this is a dirt road . we will back to the office via a paved road to finish our two days adventure biking as a loop. Late afternoon, we will transfer you back to Tehran. (B, L)

Lavasan

North of Tehran, surrounded by many mountains over 3000 to 4000 meters is a hub for many activities as well as mountain biking. There are some protected areas and national parks situated in the central part of Alborz Mountain range. Most travellers visiting Iran would go far away for mountain biking however It is ignored that only 50 km from downtown Tehran there is a choice of mountain biking in Mt Parsoon in Lavasanat district which is one of Tehran's countryside. The biking terrain is a mixed of dirt roads with some parts on age-old mule routes. In spring, villages in central Alborz are covered by many different plants and flowers and more water flows in the rivers. During the night, the temperature is a little chilly but day temperature is pleasant. In summer, when Tehran is really hot, the temperature of the villages is enjoyable because of the mountains around which makes it perfect for mountain biking activity. In autumn, there is a great opportunity to see colorful nature of Central Alborz and breathing fresh air outside the capital.

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