Kyrgyzstan is a paradise for bike tourers. Although most people haven't heard of this Central Asian country, we met more fellow cyclists here than anywhere else we have been. Challenging climbs and rough terrain are rewarded with pristine views along with warm hospitality.
There are a thousand reasons to cycle in this country but here are my top 5:
1. Camping Kyrgyzstan is a camper's dream. So much of this country is uncultivated, rolling, green hills perfect for pitching
Kyrgyzstan (click here for an interactive map of our route) What to start with writing about this country hhmmm.....?
Should it be the dire roads, ignorant drivers, bugs, tough tough tough kilometers? No! Whilst at the time these things, when mixed with tiredness, were aggrevating, they are now far outweighed by the beauty of the country and its people (when not in the drivers seat of a Minibus or Germany saloon car.) Kyrgyzstan Part 1 video This country shot up to within
Link to interactive route map for Uzbekistan here. Exactly a week after arriving back to our home in Tashkent, we rolled out of the front gate, never to return. We had rested fairly well, making sure that everything was in order to go off and wander the world for a few years. Receiving the call to confirm that our Chinese Visas were ready was such a relief. Getting our passports back with them inside was as exciting moment. We now had everything we needed to begin the advent