Cycling from Alamut Valley towards the Caspian Sea

Cycling from Alamut Valley towards the Caspian Sea

This fantastic and fabulous tour is a combination of two different activities, the main part of this tour is mountain biking for nature lovers and second part would be an exploring tour to main attractions of northern Iran, The Valley of Assassins, Alamut old castle & the Caspian Sea. The biking route is between central Alborz mountains to the Caspian Sea. This is a memorable trip not only for biking, because you can visit incredible landscape, and the variety of terrains. This trip has two main goals, the first one is mountain biking, The second goal is for those who love photography because during cycling time they observe beautiful landscape and they can take pictures. Biking will start from around 1200m altitude from the sea level and we will bike up some hills and mountains on the way. The highest point of the trip would around 2700m and when the tour finishes we will be at sea level in the Caspian sea.

Trip Highlights

 

  • Exceptional biking route through spectacular mountain scenery
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    Visiting fabled ruins of Alamut historic castle

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    3 days combo cycling and mountain biking in the Alborz Mountain ranges from Alamut to the Caspian Sea

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    Meeting local people and tasting Gilaki foods (persian cuisine)

 

Itinerary

 

Day 1:Tehran to Alamut Valley

Depart at 6.00 A.M and drive towards the city of Ghazvin. It is about 300 km. Half of the road is highway and the other half is curvy mountainous. We will stop every now and then to have a quick shot of photographs. Visiting Alamut castle and Andej canyon. Overnight stay at local house. (B, L, D)

Day 2:Mountain Biking

After checking bikes we will start biking at 7.00 A.M. Picking an old historic trail through the mountains would take us to a historic village where we will have lunch. Continue biking to the next village. Depending on the group fitness we will bike between 30- 50 km on the road.  Overnight local home stay. (Average 40 km biking), (B, L, D)

Day 3:Mountain Biking

After breakfast we will bike our way through some spectacular scenery towards the next village. On the road to this village we will pass a beautiful and breathtaking canyon and a grand waterfall. It is truly an exceptional day of the trip. (Average 45 km biking), (B, L, D)

Day 4: biking to the Caspian Sea, back to Tehran

After breakfast, we will continue biking to the Caspian Sea. Our vehicle pick up us in the coast. From there we will back to Tehran. (Average 45 km biking), (B, L)