This biking tour starts above Iskanderkul Lake in a small village surrounded by vast peaks. Over the next several days and 80 miles of riding, it travels through the rugged Yagnob Valley. Early descents give way to long, steady road climbs past villages, rivers, and towering mountains in this stark and beautiful landscape.
The final leg follows miles of doubletrack to the top of a high ridge before a fast and steep descent rushes down to the village of Rufigar.
Need to Know
The gear and camping logistics of this multi-day point-to-point ride can be difficult to arrange in these beautiful but remote mountains. Paramount Journey offers an inclusive guided tour, so you can focus on enjoying the riding and the views.
Otherwise, if you're attempting this on your own, be sure to hire a car and driver to meet you at the end and to shuttle riders to the start.
Tower peaks, powerful rivers, and small villages make Tajikistan a beautiful and exciting place to visit. This multi-day trip starts with a day of descending and then steadily climbs to a steep ending for one final ripping descent. As you enjoy the area, make sure to meet the local people and learn about their culture. You'll also probably want to go for a refreshing swim at Iskanderkul Lake.