Why not experience true adventure on a Persian cycling holiday? You cannot beat an unusual holiday destination for exploration by bicycle. Iran is an emerging destination and is a perfect place for intrepid adventurers.
With a history that spans thousands of years, Iran boasts fascinating historical sites as well as varied landscapes that provide a wondrous setting for cycling through a country which in the past restricted travellers. It is great to see that SpiceRoads is the first international cycle tour company to offer a program in Iran.
The Jewels of Persia by Bicycle is a 15 days, moderately challenging cycling tour that takes travellers along a stunning route through Central Iran.
- Beginning the journey in Shiraz
- Wandering the still-standing ruins of Persepolis
- Camping underneath the desert sky for 2-nights
- Gazing in awe at Persian mosques
- Spend 2-nights in traditional cavansaries - historical traveller inns along the Silk Road
This 15-days tour begins in Shiraz and ends in Tehran.
What level of cycling experience is the tour designed for?
Reassuringly, the tour is designed for active riders looking for a few challenging rides. The route is comprised of 9 full days and one half day of cycling for 650 total kilometres. Any portion can be skipped by taking a break in the support vehicle, which follows the tour group and is always close at hand.
2017 departure dates:
April, May and September/October
Tour participants can expect to pay a total cost of approximately £2746 and an extra £141 for bicycle hire.
This price includes all accommodation and meals, support vehicle, a SpiceRoads cycling jersey/water bottle, and visa authorization. Note: the above price excludes domestic flights/visa fees.
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