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Mountain biking around mount Elbrus / 15 days

On this trip we will show you Mt. Elbrus from different sides, so you will get a good impression of both the beauty and dimensions of Europe's highest peak. You should be a good biker and should be able to ride 5 to 7 hours a day. If you are looking for something new and extraordinary, than you should join us on this trip!

Period: April - October
Standard Duration: 15 days

Itinerary

Day 1 Flight to Mineralny Vody. Bus transfer to Kislovodsk, one of the oldest health resorts in Russia with mineral springs (64 km from the airport). Kislovodsk is located at the foot of the Central Caucasus at the height of app. 800 m. Hotel accommodation. Dinner.
Day 2 The first day of riding. We prepare our bikes and begin a fantastic mountain bike adventure around Elbrus. After
12 km asphalt road and 30 km mountain road riding along mountain slopes we set up the camp near a local village and enjoy our first camping. Mt. Elbrus is 100 km far but seems very close.
Day 3 52 km biking on rough mountain road along the Betchasyn Plateau. Camping in the Dzhyly-Su ravine (2400 m) near hot mineral springs at the foot of Mt. Elbrus.
Day 4 35 km biking up and down to the Shuakam Pass (2925 m). Overnight in tents.
Day 5 35 km bike tour in the Baksan Valley. Camping near the mountain town Tyrnaus.
Day 6 45 km biking on asphalt road to Terskol in the Baksan Valley. Hotel accommodation.
Day 7 Rest and preparation for crossing the Khotju-Tau Pass (3549 m). Tents, sleeping bags and all other equipment will be transported on a truck car to the Ullu-Kam Valley.
Day 8 Cable car to the "Mir" station, 3500 m. 6-7 hours ascent to the Khotju-Tou Pass (3549 m) and descent to the Ullu-Kam Valley. You need warm clothes, trekking shoes and crampons. Overnight in tents.
Day 9 Rest day.
Day 10 38 km biking to the Khurzuck village in the Ullu-Kam Valley.
Day 11 55 km biking to Karachaevsk on asphalt road. Camping.
Day 12 80 km asphalt road race to Dombay via Nationalpark, the most beautiful mountain region on the West Caucasus, 1700 m above sea level. Hotel accommodation.
Day 13 Free time for walking in the Dombay Valley, surrounded by spectacular snow-capped mountains and lush green forests. Hotel accommodation.Free time for walking in the Dombay Valley, surrounded by spectacular snow-capped mountains and lush green forests. Hotel accommodation.
Day 14 180 km bus transfer Dombay - Kislovodsk. Hotel accommodation. Farewell dinner.
Day 15 Transfer to the airport Mineralny Vody. Departure home.

Tour price Include: visa support; 6 nights in hotel **-*** , 8 nights in tents;  HB and lunch-packet during the bike tour; 4*4 car escort; bus transfers according to the program; cook assistance; lift to the "Mir" station; gas kitchen, kitchen utensils; all local and state taxes and fees; permit to the border zone; permit to the National Park.

Tour price Not include: single accommodation; drinks.

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See also
Climbing mount Elbrus
Ski & Snowboard on Elbrus
Heli-Ski on Elbrus
Trekking around mount Elbrus
Mountain biking around mount Elbrus


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