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Expedition Cyclist tours:

Pamir Highway

THE FABULOUSLY BEAUTIFUL BASICS

There we are, on the floor of the guest room of the only house somewhere between Jelandy and Alichur. Who had hoped this when we left for Kirgiz Osh, from Tajik Dushanbe? In any case, it fits perfectly now! The short week from Khorog to Murgab, the heart of the Pamir Highway, is so different from everything in other Tropical Cyclist tours. For more than 300 kilometers there is really nothing that appeals to modern life, in fact there is no village in sight. At an altitude of more than 3,500 meters, that is not surprising.

Ladakh

THE BREATHTAKING TOPS OF SMALL TIBET

For almost twenty years we didn't think it was possible, a bike ride just as beautiful as the one on the Karakoram Highway or the Pamir Highway. And suddenly it happened: Inner Ladakh, the breathtaking peaks of Little Tibet, in the Indian Himalayas!
Do they scare or challenge you? Three mountain passes of 5,300 (+) meters, the Wari La, the Khardung La and the Chang La. They are very different in nature, but all their climbs and descents have one thing in common: they are breathtakingly beautiful. Nature in its purest form, subjecting your entire body to it.

Mongolia

MAGIC SPACE AND FREEDOM

Mongolia takes a very special place at Tropical Cyclist: every so many years the magic of the infinite, nomadic space draws us passionately!
Every time we are surprised how each cycling kilometer shows how varied a country, fifty times larger than the Netherlands and only inhabited by fewer than three million inhabitants, can be. Steppes, desert, hills, green wooded mountains and valleys, they provide a continuous variety in panoramas, flora and fauna.