People Cycling Rides

Mongolia - Land of the Khans 2025.

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Ride Info
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Ride Leader
Thomas Ryan
Tour Dates
Start Location
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia (UBN)
End Location
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia (UBN)
Cost (est.)
$3950 (USD + $150.00 ride fee)
$1185 (USD
Payment Due
Tour Company
Avg. Distance
31 mi / 50 km
Avg. Elevation
1312 ft / 400 m
Ride Description


Mongolia remains among the very few truly authentic places left on the planet. This makes cycling Mongolia a ‘final frontier’ must-do, bucket-list destination for any seasoned touring cyclist. Come join us in July 2025 as we tackle the Mongolian Steppe under brilliant blue skies where wild stallions outnumber the population. Nestled between the two giants of China and Russia, Mongolia remains very much the same as it has always been.  A vast open land from the rocky deserts of the Gobi in the south to the grassland central plains and the Khan Khentii Mountainous region bordering the Siberian taiga to the North. 

Our 12 day adventure has been curated from the experience of several previous trips (the 2018 BAC trip was their highest rated ever) to cover a fascinating cross section of Mongolian nature, life and culture.  We travel by bike, on foot and on horseback.  (Due to logistics, the best bikes for the terrain are included in the cost.)  Starting in Ulaanbaatar, covering the main religious sites before taking to our bikes at the iconic 40 meter statue of the Khan himself. Over 5 days we will pedal through a wide section of the Mongolian Steppe.  On foot we climb to the peak of Altan Ulgii, where from the summit we can view the vast Taiga beyond.  Trekking deeper into horse country, we end our adventure with 2 days on traditional Mongolian horses, to experience the true freedom o… (Join People Cycling to read more)

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