7 Day Cycling Tour of Northern Iran

0 (No Review)
From: €0.0
0
(0 review)
Check
Duration

7 Days / 6 Nights

Tour Type

Private Tour

Group Size

Min:1 - Max:5 Pax

Languages

English

Start in

Tehran

End in

Tehran

Availability

April-October

About this tour

Embark on an unforgettable Iran cycling tour through the breathtaking Talesh region, a haven for nature lovers and adventure seekers. Nestled in the lush mountains bordering the Caspian Sea, Talesh offers a unique blend of natural wonders and cultural gems.

Our adventure begins at the captivating Neor Lake, a jewel nestled 2,700 meters above sea level. Immerse yourself in the serene beauty of this high-altitude lake, teeming with rainbow trout and a vibrant bird sanctuary. Breathe in the crisp mountain air and witness the ever-changing weather patterns, from sunshine to rain and even fog, all in a single day!

Next, we embark on a scenic cycling tour of Iran from Neor Lake to the charming village of Subatan. This route winds through picturesque landscapes, offering breathtaking views of the lake, lush forests, and finally culminating in the heart of a traditional village.

Prepare to be mesmerized by Masouleh, a village unlike any other. Here, houses cascade down the mountainside, their unique architecture creating a maze of interconnected courtyards and rooftops that double as pedestrian walkways. Explore this car-free wonderland, where the “yard of the above building is the roof of the below building,” and marvel at the ingenious use of yellow clay for enhanced visibility in the mountain fog.

This Talesh adventure promises a perfect blend of nature, culture, and local charm. Join us and discover the hidden treasures of this captivating region!

5/5 (1 Review)

Highlights

  • Find serenity at Neor Lake, a beautiful lake nestled amidst the majestic Alborz Mountains.
  • Embark on a challenging yet rewarding biking journey from Neor Lake to Subatan Village, enjoying breathtaking scenery.
  • Savor delicious local cuisine prepared with fresh ingredients in the charming Subatan Village.
  • Depending on the season, enjoy a refreshing swim and the beauty of a Caspian Sea sunset.
  • Explore the architectural wonder of Masule village, with its unique houses cascading down the mountainside.
  • Enjoy a 45-kilometer downhill biking adventure from Masule to Fuman city.
  • Delve into Iran's rich history at the National Museum of Iran in Tehran.
  • Witness the architectural legacy of the Qajar and Pahlavi dynasties at the Golestan Palace.
  • Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere and experience the extensive offerings of the Tehran Grand Bazaar.

Included/Excluded

  • 6 nights in top-rated 4*hotel/ traditional house or camp
  • All transportations in private vehicle
  • All airport transfers
  • Professional English-speaking nature tour guide
  • Daily refreshment (2 bottles of water/ fruits/ snacks)
  • Visa authorization code fee
  • Meals
  • Travel insurance
  • SIM card
  • International Flights
  • Visa Stamp Fee
  • Personal Expenses
  • Entrance Fees

Itinerary

Upon your arrival at IKA airport, our guide will warmly welcome you and you will be transferred to your hotel. On this day, you will have the opportunity to check your belongings and rest, and if you wish, visit the sights of the beautiful city of Tehran. (This program is designed with the assumption that your flight will arrive on the morning of the first day.)

O/N Tehran

Your journey commences with a direct transfer to Neor Lake, traversing the breathtaking Caspian Sea shore road. Neor Lake is nestled at the border of the majestic Alborz Mountains, approximately 48 km southeast of Ardabil city, at an elevation of 2,700 meters above sea level. Spanning over 220 hectares, the lake consists of smaller and larger basins, which merge during the rainy season to form a single expansive lake. With a maximum depth of 5.5 meters and an average depth of three meters, Neor Lake is a serene oasis amidst the rugged terrain.

Upon arrival, we establish our first camp near the tranquil shores of the lake, allowing you to rest and rejuvenate in preparation for the adventures that await tomorrow.
O/N Caspian Sea

After enjoying the tranquility of Neor Lake, our adventure continues with an exhilarating biking journey towards Subatan Village. Setting off on dusty roads, we gradually ascend uphill, eventually reaching a saddle before embarking on a thrilling downhill ride towards Subatan, spanning approximately 6 hours.

As we pedal through the rugged terrain, we're greeted by stunning landscapes and picturesque scenery that characterize this region. The lush green pastures, crisp mountain air, and pristine spring waters create an enchanting backdrop for our biking excursion.

Subatan Village itself is a sight to behold, with its charming architecture nestled amidst the natural beauty of the surrounding landscape. Here, we have the opportunity to savor local delicacies prepared with ingredients sourced from the bountiful land.

Immersing ourselves in the beauty of Subatan, we relish in the tranquility of this idyllic village, cherishing the unforgettable moments created along the way.

 O/N Subatan Village    

Experience the thrill of a full day biking adventure on a dusty road that meanders through verdant green hills adorned, providing a breathtaking spectacle, especially during the spring and summer seasons. As you pedal your way along this picturesque route, you'll encounter charming villages, including Lorahoni, where you can take a break to savor the fresh air and soak in the stunning landscapes.

The journey takes you through a scenic route, mostly downhill, which adds to the exhilaration and joy of the ride. The destination of this biking expedition is the ancient village of Aghevlar, nestled within a lush jungle, offering a unique and tranquil retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Upon reaching Aghevlar Village, you'll be greeted by the ancient charm and allure of a bygone era. The village is a living testament to the region's history, with its traditional buildings and time-honored customs providing a fascinating glimpse into the past.

This full day biking adventure offers a unique blend of physical challenge, cultural exploration, and natural beauty, making it an ideal choice for travelers seeking a distinctive and memorable experience in Iran.

O/N  Aghevlar Village

Experience the thrill of a full-day cycling adventure as you descend from the enchanting Aghevlar Village, nestled in the heart of a lush jungle, all the way down to the picturesque shores of the Caspian Sea.

Along the way, you'll pass through, Talesh city, where you can immerse yourself in the local culture, engage with the warm and welcoming villagers, and indulge in authentic regional cuisine, further enhancing your immersion into the heart of Iran's rural life.

Upon reaching the shores of the Caspian Sea, you'll be greeted by the vast expanse of the world's largest lake, its azure waters shimmering in the sunlight and beckoning you to bask in its beauty. Depending on the season, you may take the opportunity to enjoy a refreshing swim in the Caspian Sea and unwind by the shore, basking in the warmth of the sun as it sets over the water.

O/N Caspian Sea

Embark on an awe-inspiring journey from the shores of the Caspian Sea to the ancient Masule village, a marvel of architecture nestled in the heart of the Alborz Mountains.

Masule village is renowned for its unique architectural style, with buildings seamlessly integrated into the mountainside and connected to one another through courtyards and rooftops. This ingenious design transforms the village's pedestrian areas into a labyrinth of charming alleyways, offering a captivating glimpse into Iran's rich cultural heritage.

After enjoying a traditional lunch in Masule, you'll embark on a thrilling 45-kilometer downhill biking adventure, winding your way through the verdant hills and valleys of the Alborz Mountains. This exhilarating journey culminates in Fuman city, a bustling urban center known for its vibrant markets and rich history.

From Fuman, you'll continue your journey back to Tehran, where you'll spend the night in a comfortable hotel. This full-day excursion showcases the diverse landscapes, rich cultural history, and warm hospitality that make Iran an unforgettable destination.

O/N Tehran

On the last day of your stay in Iran, you will have time to immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of Tehran. You can spend your free time by visiting the National Museum of Iran, Golestan Palace and the busy Grand Bazaar of Tehran.

In the afternoon, transfer to IKA airport for your flight back home. Along the way, take in the sights and sounds of Tehran's bustling streets and neighborhoods, each with its own unique charm and character.

Frequently asked questions

You have 2 options to book the tour: click on the book Now button and reserve your tour or send us an inquiry and we get back to you for more information. Also, if you have any questions before making your decision, contact us on WhatsApp: +98 902 017 2888, Online Chat or Email ([email protected])

Except for the visa-free countries (the Republic of Azerbaijan, Bolivia, Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Georgia, Armenia, Venezuela, Egypt, Malaysia and China.) other nationalities need to apply for Iran visa before their trip to Iran. If you are buying a tour package from us, do not worry about it at all. We take care of your visa and it's included in your tour package.

The process is like: you send us your documents, we apply for your visa and you collect it upon arrival at the airport or any other collecting point you choose (it can be Iran embassy or consulate anywhere in the world). For more information about Iran visa visit our blog article for Iran Visa Ultimate Guide.

It’s not compulsory, but since you need to have access to the Internet, having a SIM card will be necessary. This tour includes Special Iran Travel Deal which has a SIM card for travelers.

Yes, having travel insurance is required at passport control when you are entering Iran. This tour includes Special Iran Travel Deal which has travel insurance for travelers. For more information please read about Iran Travel Insurance.

Where to change somehow depends on the amount of money you’d like to exchange. If it’s a small amount you can change at the airport or your hotel after getting to Iran. But for larger amounts, we suggest exchanging at an exchange store in the city, while you are visiting the downtown with your guide. Your guide will also assist you in choosing the best place for doing the exchange.

Yes, To Iran Tour offers airport transfers. The distance from IKA to Tehran downtown is about 50 km and having an airport transfer will be a great solution when you just arrive in Tehran. This tour includes Special Iran Travel Deal which has airport transfers for travelers.

International credit or debit cards are not accepted in Iran, so you must bring cash and conduct frequent exchanges. However, there is a solution to this problem: the “Iran tourist Card”. You can use this prepaid debit card for tourists instead of cash. Upon request, please let our support team know so that they can prepare it for you.

According to To Iran Tour’s terms and conditions, cancellations must be made by the customer in writing to To Iran Tour before the tour departure is confirmed. Applied cancellation fees are mentioned in the cancellation box of each tour. It differs between packages and day tours as in high and low season. You can contact To Iran Tour on WhatsApp: +98 902 017 2888 or by email at [email protected] for more information.

All non-Iranian nationals older than 12 years, must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and present a valid vaccine certificate on arrival. The vaccination certificate must be in English, showing full vaccination of 2 doses. However, there are no obligations regarding the date of the vaccination. Or they should present a negative PCR test.

Based on the group size or the road quality and the tour type, minibuses, vans or VIP buses will be used for the tour which are all private vehicles. All the vehicles are AC equipped and have the standard of EURO5 or EURO4.

Hotels are usually 4* or Traditional resorts with the same quality. Private or single rooms are not available in some traditional local houses. The basic price includes shared beds in double and twin rooms in hotels. Single rooms cost an extra fee.

Considering the locality and having an authentic experience, some traditional hotels or ecolodges do not have beds. But they all have sleeping equipment with comfortable mattresses and blankets.

Important Notes

Use private Minibus / Van / car depending on your group size

Meals are not included in the package, but if you are a vegetarian or allergic to any food, let us know in advance to take the necessary measures in our arrangements with your guide.

High season (Mar-May & Sep-Oct):

You receive a full refund of the tour price if You cancel at least 45 days before the start date of your tour.
45-30 days prior to arrival: 5%
29-15 days prior to arrival: 15%
14-7 days prior to arrival: 25%
6-3 days prior to arrival: 50%
less than 72 hours prior to arrival: No show

Low season (Nov-Feb & Jun-Aug):

You receive a full refund of the tour price if You cancel at least 30 days before the start date of your tour.
29-15 days prior to arrival: 5%
14-7 days prior to arrival: 15%
6-3 days prior to arrival: 25%
less than 72 hours prior to arrival: 75%

The basic price includes shared beds in double and twin rooms in hotels. Obviously, single rooms cost an extra fee.

The priority in sightseeing may change. It is due to the time of your arrival, your guide’s discretion, and official and unofficial holidays of some museums. Also, some activities in the itinerary may change depending on the weather conditions.

Tour's Road Map

Reviews

0/5
Not Rated
(0 review)
Excellent
0
Very Good
0
Average
0
Poor
0
Terrible
0
0 review on this Tour - Showing 1 to 0

Write a review

From: €0.0
0 (No Review)

Why book with us?

  •  Best Price Guaranteed

    Best Price Guaranteed

  •  Trip Customizable

    Trip Customizable

  • Safe Payment

    Safe Payment

Owner

To Iran Tour

Member Since 2018

Explore other options