[ ZONE 1 – First Time Outbackers and Family Friendly ]
Finally!!! Mongolia mountain biking trips from GER to GER across Mongolia’s pristine National Parks (budget trip!) – for the first time, after years of consideration, we are offering this wonderful soft-adventure activity. GER to GER mountain biking routes are 100% pasture and off road tracks through Mountain river valleys, lush forests, and more! GER to GER is offering you an rare opportunity to combine mountain biking across vast geographical terrains and nomadic home stays. This particular mountain bike route takes you through the Gorkhi Terelj National Park – it has been perfectly designed for those that do not have all the time in the world but still wish for a remarkable, cost and time effective, mountain biking adventure! With less overland travel you will be spending more qualitative time with nomadic families (and even overnight in their extra ger!) and riding towards the ever-impressive Chingis Statue via Terelj National Park.
Day One – Mountain biking to Terelj National Park across a small mountain range (B, L, D – Overnight in nomadic family’s extra Ger): In the morning, our driver will take you to the Gachuurt village – from here you’ll begin the 40-45 kilometer mountain bike journey into the mountains as we make our way towards Terelj National Park; along the way, you’ll be crossing a couple small rivers and a picnic lunch will be served. Upon arrival at Mr. Chuluunhuu’s family, the family will begin preparing a delightful nomadic dinner and traditional milk tea.
Day Two – Mountain biking to the Legendary Gunj “Princess” Temple (B, L, D – Overnight in nomadic family’s extra Ger): After breakfast, you will being the 23 kilometers mountain biking adventure towards Mrs. Amarjargal’s family where you will have a hot nomadic lunch and traditional milk tea. Afterwards, you will continue mountain biking for 30 kilometers towards the Buddhist Temple ruins known as “Gunj Temple”. History states that when Tusheet Khan of the Khalkha was living nearby, his grandson Dondovdorj won the title of “Ephu” and as a result Enkhamgalan, Khan of Manchu, was honorifically bestowed his 6th princess to Dondovdorj to which she later became queen. Enkhamgalan Khan was also awarded the title of ‘Diligence and Kindness’ to his princess and presented her with a ‘Golden Leaf Award’ made of five kilograms of gold. When the princess passed away in 1740, Ephu Dondovdorj erected a marble monument and burial temple in her honor. Historically, the Manchu Khan intended his princess to become a spy for the Manchu Empire and when she changed her loyalties to the Mongol Empire, the Manchu Khan sent assassins to successfully end her life. In the evening time you will return to the family and have an enjoyable hot nomadic dinner with traditional milk tea with the family.
Day Three – Mountain biking to Chingis Khan’s Statue (B, L, D – Overnight at Ger Camp): In the early morning you will have an opportunity to milk a cow with his wife before having your nomadic breakfast. After breakfast, you will begin the 9 kilometer mountain bike ride towards Mr. Bold’s family where you will have your afternoon lunch with the family. In the afternoon you will continue your mountain bike journey for 20 kilometers towards Chingis Statue and upon arrival at camp, you will have your dinner and stay overnight in a Ger.
Day Four – Mountain biking to XIII Century Complex and return to Ulaanbaatar (B, L): After breakfast, it’s a short walk to the Chingis Statue Complex – here you can take great shots and enjoy the location. Afterwards you’ll start the 42 kilometer mountain bike journey towards the XIII Century Theme Park which consists of six camps plus the King’s palace. This theme park is custom designed to showcase the historical uniquenesses of Chingis Khan’s era – Mongolia’s army system, religion, culture, art, etc. This afternoon you will have lunch at the park before returning back to Ulaanbaatar.