MONGOLIA

5 MILLION STAR EXPERIENCE

9-18 August 2024

TRIP OVERVIEW

Mongolia, a paradise for adventure. A vast, pure and sparsely populated place that invites us to explore, to delve into its territories and its culture.

The cradle of one of the key peoples in the history of mankind, Mongolia is a country that treasures a wilderness that has changed little in recent centuries.

After each cold year, in summer, the snow melts and the paths reappear, or are redrawn by horses, 4×4 vehicles and? with the passage of our bicycles. Bridle paths, wide tracks and small trails wind through the steppe, through endless valleys, over high rocky peaks and over sandy dunes.

We invite you to get to know some of these places and to live the experience of cycling together through the heart of Mongolia.

During six stages and over 700 kilometres, we will explore an incredible land. We will sleep in the mythical Mongolian tents, enjoying comfortable beds, hot showers and beautiful dinners. We will take care of your luggage and everything else. All you will have to do is enjoy yourself while cycling.

Refund and cancellation

Where, for whatever reason, one person is obliged to withdraw, the person must give written notice to Project Adventure Cycling.

Refund will be calculated with this penalty:

– Within 45 days from date of departure the penalty fare is 30% of the total cost of the trip.
– Within 30 days from departure the penalty fare is 40% of the total cost of the trip.
– Within 21 days from departure the penalty fare is 50% of the total cost of the trip.
– Within 14 days from departure the penalty fare is 75 % of the total cost of the trip.
– After this date no refund will be given.

There will be no refunds for those who do not show up at the start of the trip or withdraw during the course of the tour.
There will be no refunds for those who are unable to start or complete the tour due to a lack or inaccuracy of personal travel documents (i.e Visa or Passport).

The traveller understands that some destinations pose more of a risk than other destinations due to weather conditions, socio-political situations and the geography of the region. The traveller acknowledges that factors such as, but not limited to, weather conditions, landslides, floods, flight cancellations or delays, strikes, labour issues, power failures, restrictive governmental laws or regulations, riots, insurrection, war or other (hereinafter called “Force Majeure Event”) are not the fault of Project Adventure Cycling and may hinder, delay or even prevent the Traveller’s ability to make or complete the trip. The traveller acknowledges that the Project Adventure Cycling shall not be liable to the traveller for any delay or cancellation of the trip due to a Force Majeure Event. The traveler is neither entitled to a refund nor any other payment for damages from the Project Adventure Cycling in the event that the trip is cancelled or delayed due to a Force Majeure Event. Please note that we are never responsible for any airfare ticket expenses.

The price includes

– Bike guides depending on the number of participants
– 3 nights in 4* Bayangol hotel (BB, twin/double)
– 6 nights in tourist ger camps on four share basis plus dinner and breakfasts
– Snacks, water during the stages
– Welcome and farewell dinner in Ulaanbaatar
– Airport transfers
– Russian vans as support vehicles
– National park fees
– Travel insurance coverage
– Official cycling jersey

The price does not include

– Lunches are not included
– Soft drinks and alcohol
– Gratuities
– Airfare and baggage fees, bike equipment
– Excursions, extra activities
– Additional costs in case of logistical changes (extra transfers etc.)
– Anything not included in “The price includes” section

  • Dates
    9-18 August 2024
  • Duration
    10 days
  • Stages
    6
  • Length
    715 km
  • Elevation
    6720 m
  • Difficulty
    Medium-High
  • Price
    3225 €

THE TRACK

THE STAGES

Stage 01 — 80 km | 1360 m

The adventure begins in style, with an epic first stage in which we will cover 80 kilometres and 1400 meters of accumulated altitude gain. We set off from Ulaanbaatar with a transfer, and after 35 km we will take the track that will take us away from the city entering the overwhelming Mongolian wilderness via a series of dirt tracks. As we leave the familiar civilisation behind and enter the nature, we start to get used to these immense landscapes.
Our sight covers more and more distance.
Tonight we will sleep in our first Ger Camp under an incredible blanket of stars.
Dinner and breakfast included.

 

Stage 02 — 117 km | 990 m

If yesterday’s stage was a transition between urban and rural and a first contact with Mongolia, today’s stage immerses us fully in the immensity of the Mongolian landscape, leading us to explore these vast and beautiful spaces.

The second stage is a loop of 117 kilometres and 990 metres of accumulated elevation gain in which we will ride through a protected natural area, our first small peaks and a huge valley before returning to the ger camp, which will be waiting for us with all the comforts to rest from today’s adventure.

Dinner and breakfast included.

Stage 03 — 109 km | 920 m

On the third stage we will continue our journey into the interior of the country. For 109 kilometres we will cycle along the undulating roads that separate us from the second (and spectacular and remote) of our ger camps.

In the first half of the route we gain altitude until we reach 1555 metres above sea level. From this point, we will begin a long descent of about 40 kilometres, which will take us down to the Tyyn river valley.

Dinner and breakfast included.

Stage 04 — 130 km | 1020 m

The fourth stage is a beautiful loop that takes us to explore two spectacular rocky massifs where majestic eagles and wild horses will be watching us curiously as we pass.

Dinner and breakfast included.

Stage 05 — 143 km | 1340 m

In the fifth stage, the landscape changes, as does the type of terrain: we start to find sandbanks and lake areas.

We will cycle through the endless Mongolian landscape, crossing valleys and gradually gaining altitude.

Near the end of the stage, we reach Lake Tara and enter a curious and humid valley that leads us to the third Ger Camp of the trip, the one in front of the “Little Gobi”.

Dinner and breakfast included.

Stage 06 — 97,7 km | 780 m

The last stage is one of the ones we like the most on this trip. It is a sort of final party, where we ride through a sort of compilation of all the landscapes we have been cycling through during these days, including a few more surprises… We’ll start by passing over the river, crossing the road and entering a labyrinth of sandy paths that will lead us into the mountains. We’ll climb up a beautiful rocky valley and then plunge downhill on trails until we emerge in a huge cultivated valley.

Our last night of the trip will be properly enjoyed at the ger camp.

Dinner and breakfast included.

YOUR GUIDE

Ignacio Pellejero

Ignacio Pellejero

Travel Logistic Coordinator & Guide

With a divided heart, Argentinian parents, born in Venezuela and raised in Spain, Nacho has had a nomadic and adventurous soul since he was a child. In 2017, together with his best friend, they decided to travel the Americas with their bicycles with the @260litros project until the pandemic put on "stand by" the dream of getting from Patagonia to Alaska. Today, after living in South America for five years, he returns home (Spain) to join the PA-Cyling family and continue the dream of cycling around the world, but this time, giving others the chance to join him and experience, even if only for a few days, how wonderful it is to travel and get to know different places and cultures on a bicycle.

Willy Mulonia

Willy Mulonia

Founder & President

Willy Mulonia, expert lonely traveler and cyclist for more than 30 years. He made several solo expeditions, but the most important is without a doubt the 28,640 bike trip from Ushuaia (Patagonia) to Prudhoe Bay (Alaska). He raced in the Crocodile Trophy (Australia) in ’98 and the famous Iditarod Trail Invitational (ITI) in Alaska in 1999, 2000, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2022 & 2023 as well as many other mountain bike stage races all over the world. In 2003 he founded the bike travel agency Progetto Avventura, now renamed Project Adventure Cycling. In 2010, with the help of all the team of PA-Cycling he created the Mongolia Bike Challenge, one of the most important MTB stage race in the world. Today you can find him guiding most the tour offered by Project Adventure Cycling.

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