Alborz biking tour


Overview

Category
Participants4-12
Duration10 Days
Activitiesmountain biking, walking, camping, sightseeing
Priceplease contact us
Services
Available on May Jun Jul


People and their lifestyle are depended on water and mountains are the source. Alborz Mountains hosted people for thousands of years on northern valleys with Caspian sea moisture and also southern valleys with endless sunlight. crossing dry slopes and farm, thirsted for a drop to a sort of rain-forested vegetation, and ride alongside Caspian shores to reach volcanic areas of Mt. Sabalan, would be a brief for this plan.


Itinerary

Arrive to country and getting familiar to atmosphere and culture and sightseeing in Tehran. There is a chance to check our biking sets and equipment.
Short Riding will start next to Sefidrud dam which demands driving 3-4h. Then we will ride despite river stream and passing rice 7 wheat farms.
Thanks to our vehicles we ascend hard parts and enjoy cool air of forested road over Alborz. Tea farms are known in this area. Overnight in a special village with step houses which placed on steep slopes and each one serving its neighbor as yard with roofs.
Anzali Lagoon and singing bird of it calling us for a morning ride with boats over it. continue riding on road and following shores, lead us to Gisum forest and finally Caspian sea. Later we drive to Ardebil.
Ardebil has one of world heritage historical monuments that worth a visit. “Sheikh Safi” mausoleum. Later we drive toward Meshkin-Shahr and continue to one of valleys of Mt. Sabalan which has famous volcanic spas.
we start with a long but easy ride to a prehistoric burial site. Our path passing known gardens of apple and plum. afternoon we drive to Tabriz
Azerian poeple are iranian but language and culture are totally different compare to other main cities of country. Sightseeing in Tabriz and its special Bazaar will be your plan in last ours of tour. getting ready for flight back home.

Alborz mountain range, is a sedimentary range of rocks for more than 600km which wided some parts to 130km could raised for more than 4000m. Its rocks may formed between 400-20 m years ago and define high barrier for Caspian sea clouds. So its green on the north and dry in the south. Valleys are reach and generated with water and peaks have snow over year.


Technical detail

Sefidrud
Masule
Anzali
Gisum
Sabalan
Meshkin
Sefidrud
Day From To Distance(km) Ascend(m) Descend(m) Difficulty Level
3 Gilvan Ab bar 30 500 250 2
4 Shal Masule 40 750 1050 3
5 Rudkhan Lagoon 50 10 300 3
6 Anzali Gisum 45 60 60 3
7 Lahrud Sabalan 20 1500 10 4
8 Meshkin Shahreyeri 50 300 1300 3
Masule
Day From To Distance(km) Ascend(m) Descend(m) Difficulty Level
3 Gilvan Ab bar 30 500 250 2
4 Shal Masule 40 750 1050 3
5 Rudkhan Lagoon 50 10 300 3
6 Anzali Gisum 45 60 60 3
7 Lahrud Sabalan 20 1500 10 4
8 Meshkin Shahreyeri 50 300 1300 3

 

Anzali
Day From To Distance(km) Ascend(m) Descend(m) Difficulty Level
3 Gilvan Ab bar 30 500 250 2
4 Shal Masule 40 750 1050 3
5 Rudkhan Lagoon 50 10 300 3
6 Anzali Gisum 45 60 60 3
7 Lahrud Sabalan 20 1500 10 4
8 Meshkin Shahreyeri 50 300 1300 3

 

Gisum
Day From To Distance(km) Ascend(m) Descend(m) Difficulty Level
3 Gilvan Ab bar 30 500 250 2
4 Shal Masule 40 750 1050 3
5 Rudkhan Lagoon 50 10 300 3
6 Anzali Gisum 45 60 60 3
7 Lahrud Sabalan 20 1500 10 4
8 Meshkin Shahreyeri 50 300 1300 3

 

Sabalan
Day From To Distance(km) Ascend(m) Descend(m) Difficulty Level
3 Gilvan Ab bar 30 500 250 2
4 Shal Masule 40 750 1050 3
5 Rudkhan Lagoon 50 10 300 3
6 Anzali Gisum 45 60 60 3
7 Lahrud Sabalan 20 1500 10 4
8 Meshkin Shahreyeri 50 300 1300 3
Meshkin
Day From To Distance(km) Ascend(m) Descend(m) Difficulty Level
3 Gilvan Ab bar 30 500 250 2
4 Shal Masule 40 750 1050 3
5 Rudkhan Lagoon 50 10 300 3
6 Anzali Gisum 45 60 60 3
7 Lahrud Sabalan 20 1500 10 4
8 Meshkin Shahreyeri 50 300 1300 3

 


Gisum forest placed very closed to Caspian sea shores and is very massive.

Sefidrud is biggest river in over Alborz and long as 700 kilometers. fountained in another mountain range of Iran”Zagros”

Sheikh Safi maseuleum is burial Shrine for Esmaeilid great master and mentor in 16th and also for many other respected spirits, religious, military, social, …

A Medival fortress, untouchable and hided in massive vegetated maountains of Fuman. Qale-Rudkhan is
restored and waiting for visitors

Tehran is Capital; politically, economically, socially. largest, most crowded and equipped city of iran.

Caspian Sea is the biggest lake over globe. 26 meter below free ocean and home to famous caviar sturgeons.


Useful infos

Accommodation
Transportation
Guide
Camp
suppurting
Accommodation

Accommodation in different cities are defined due primary basic agreements of this tour and  might goes to 5 star or local houses. Stars and branding of hotels in Iran may not match some of detailed standards but includes all of basic comfort necessities. According to location all may not be possible, but simple 3 star hotel with shower and fresh bed sheets are always possible. Overnight in camp tents are all supported by us with suitable tent and mattress.

Transportation

Roads are most developed transportation substructure in Iran and easily reliable for planning a tour. Also drive and driving services are available every where. Its always better to hire locals special when we get far from big cities. Quality of service may not be guaranteed but they wont let you down.

for longer routs bus transportation will be reasonable, because its the main system. If you are not sensitive to accurate minutes in public buses, then you would enjoy comfort of seats and sometimes magnificent sideview in long drives.

Private van or buses are wonderful for groups. With a simple organizing they can go everywhere anytime.

Train trips are accessible but rails are not conducted to every corner and and station sometimes are far from city. Even in this situation its recommended for some routs.

Flights are daily available from Tehran to big cities. To fly between other cities it may not be possible every day or every time. 

Guide

Training and classification of guiding service is young here, as its industry, Tourism.

But guides are always respected & recommended several times, they may not be trained but they have big heart. In cities or mountain they have great experience in technical subjects and also long history to travel with foreigners.

In recent years, there is a big wave of graduated guides that had join to business and grow it to a different stages. accuracy and standards are easy to feel with them.

Camp

In exploring wonders of nature and approaching far destination, it is inevitable to set a camp in different locations, based on local information. Water sources or rain and flood streams or ... are important to locate camp site. We support all equipment such as suitable tent and mattresses beside all necessary info and connections, and also we can provide a quiet service like kitchen and dinning tent with variable menu.

suppurting

We do always try to plan and predict every aspect of  tour and also ready to add or call other supporting options to handle any surprising condition. 

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